Israel's dilemma: Accept Iran nuke deal or Saudi permission to bomb Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be resigned to accept a deal that would leave Iran with some uranium enrichment capability -- a compromise lost in "fine print" earlier this month when he addressed the U.S. Congress. This news comes a month after an Israeli TV station reported Saudi Arabia would let Israeli fighter jets have safe passage through its airspace in order to attack Iran's nuclear program if needed.

Photo: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony at President Reuven Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem March 25, 2015. Netanyahu, grappling with fierce White House disapproval, won consent from Israel's president on Wednesday to try to form a new coalition government.

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School named after war hero forces child to shave off military-style haircut

Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that's exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother. Adam got his haircut on March 8. On March 9, his mother got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Starnes: University bans Christian fraternity

The Chi Alpha fraternity has been kicked off campus. They were not punished for wild parties or crooning racially offensive songs. They were not caught taking liberties with young ladies. Nothing scandalous. Nothing like that. No, no, no. They were kicked off the Cal State University Stanislaus campus because of Jesus.

Oklahoma Baptists rapidly respond to Tulsa tornadoes

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (BGCO) teams yesterday began assessing storms even before the "extremely dangerous" tornadoes ripped through Moore, Tulsa, and other Oklahoma cities last night. One person is reported dead and several were injured after a twister swept through eastern part of the state and destroyed several mobile homes west of Tulsa, authorities said.

Transcript reveals strange mood in Germanwings cockpit

The chief prosecutor in Marseille, France, who is directing the investigation into the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, gave a haunting description from a transcript of the cockpit recording about the last 30 minutes of the fatal flight.

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz a German citizen, religion unknown, no known terrorist ties

The French prosecutor in charge of the Germanwings Flight 9525 crash investigation identified the co-pilot as the perpetrator of the tragedy and revealed some background information in an attempt to try to satisfy questions about the crew member's motive. Marseille Chief Prosecutor Brice Robin said Andreas Lubitz, 28, deliberately crashed the aircraft, setting the autopilot desired altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, explaining why the aircraft followed a stable albeit rapid descent from cruise altitude until it hit a mountain in the Alps and ripped to pieces.

Saddleback's Rick Warren to critics: 'I told you so'

Rick Warren last Sunday preached a message he's been waiting to preach for 35 years. Just four words. "I told you so." The 61-year-old pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California -- one of America's largest churches -- gathered 20,000 at Anaheim's Angel Stadium March 22 for a 35th anniversary celebration. Preaching from the pitcher's mound, the hugely popular author of the bestselling The Purpose Driven Life has shepherded the megachurch from a seven-person Bible study in 1980 to a ministry which now involves 27,000 attending 14 campuses on five continents.

Bergdahl to be charged with treason

U.S. Army officials announced today that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who in 2009 abandoned his combat unit at an outpost in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, and who was exchanged in 2014 for the release of five Taliban fighters, has been charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Florida's adoption & foster care system in danger, thousands of children vulnerable

Adoption and foster care in Florida are on the verge of collapse if efforts by some lawmakers to provide "conscience protections" to faith-based and private agencies fail. "There is no more dancing around the issue," Bill Bunkley, head of Florida's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission told Christian Examiner. "Faith-based organizations are critical to thousands of children."

Navy bans chaplain from sailor's funeral

It really takes a special kind of lowlife to stop a chaplain from ministering to the family and colleagues of a dead sailor. But that's exactly what happened last week at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C., according to attorneys representing Chaplain Wes Modder.

German airliner fell 4,000 feet per minute before crashing in Alps

Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona, Spain, to Duesseldorf, Germany, crashed in a remote area of the French Alps, with the airline reporting 144 passengers and six crew members aboard. Initial reports indicate the plane dropped from an altitude of about 38,000 feet to an elevation of slightly more than 6,000 feet in the mountains in a period of about 8 minutes—a descent rate of 4,000 feet per minute, with no sign of abatement before the aircraft hit the earth.

Aerospace project looks to stars to distribute Bible

Satellite delivery of the Bible spoken in at least 880 languages is on the horizon. Faith Comes By Hearing announced late last week an Aerospace Advisory Council has been formed to direct the future of global digital Bible distribution.

Franklin Graham says President Obama is a threat to America

In a Facebook post that was just released, Franklin Graham says liberals are imperiling the United States and this danger emanates from the White House and the Justice Department. "One of the greatest threats to America is the progressives," he said, "led by President Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder who are trying to impose a new morality—which is really no morality at all—jamming it down the throats of the American people."


Starbucks is frothing a racial latte

In a lighthearted attempt to discuss a serious topic, FOX news commentator Todd Starnes in his American Dispatch stirs it up with a video commentary about Starbucks new policy of ordering baristas to engage customers in discussion about racism.

Kichiku on the Tigris: How Christians justify deadly force against ISIS

A Christian apologist and former military officer describes the historic challenges in facing Islamic Jihadists and compares them to World War II Japanese kamikaze pilots whose unbridled hate for Americans was also demonstrated in Hitler's inhumanity towards Jews. Given ISIS "mad dog behavior" in hunting down and killing even those of their own religion, Dr. Mark Coppenger suggests the same as was done on Iwo Jima and the beaches of Normandy. "Bring the enemy to ground," he says.


What is the evidence of Christ's resurrection?

The last seven days of Christ's life on earth compose a significant portion of the New Testament of the Bible. Almost a third of the chapters of the four Gospels present daily details about His arrival in Jerusalem, torture, crucifixion and resurrection and offer encouragement about His promised return. The pages present testimony of witnesses not only about His existence but also His nature as both man and God. Indeed, John declares that what he recorded was sufficient to "believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, you may have life in His name." However, that does not mean the Bible lacks external verification. In fact, archaeologists continue to make discoveries that confirm the trustworthiness of the Word.

The dirty little secret behind gay marriage

Recent research suggests the biggest influence on the growing acceptance and support for same-sex marriage may be the exploding consumption of pornography that expanded exponentially with the proliferation of Internet use, and that it was especially impacting on the attitudes of millennials who have grown up with the rise of electronic access to explicit sexual content.




Young adult ethics driven by music & home, not sports

In the largest study of its kind in the United Kingdom, researchers found that students who said they practiced their faith were found to be better prepared to respond to moral dilemma scenarios than peers who said they had a religious affiliation but were not active in it and those who were atheists or agnostics. Surprisingly, despite the notion that sports builds character, students in band scored higher in character development than athletes.