Archive for December, 2008

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Dallas County’s First African-American District Attorney, Craig Watkins, Named Texan of the Year

December 26, 2008

craig-watkins-588.jpgJan.1, 2007, the day Craig Watkins was sworn in as Dallas’ first African-American district attorney, marked a seismic shift in local politics. Perhaps even more significant than the election of Ron Kirk, our first black mayor, Mr. Watkins’ first two years in office illustrate a commitment to just and effective enforcement of the law; citizens expect as much and rightly so.

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What Foreshadowed Our Economic Crisis

December 26, 2008

Roger Babson, famed statistician, said, “Every economic depression is foreshadowed by a religious decline.” 

Great is the need for an authoritative voice to point the way out of our moral and spiritual confusion in America–a voice totally dedicated to God and his imperishable Word.
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Why Obama May Be Good News for Christian Higher Education

December 26, 2008

barack-obama92.jpgLeaders in Christian higher education could be in for an easier time under Barack Obama’s administration than they had under George Bush. Under Bush’s administration, the federal government became increasingly involved in accreditation for higher education, said Paul Corts, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Corts and others in Christian higher education are hopeful that the Obama administration will back off from further involvement.

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Long Island Obama School Nixed By Parents

December 26, 2008

barack-obama-594.jpgThe New York Post reports that the Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School will not be changing its name to honor President-elect Barack Obama.

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New York Man Accused of Fleecing Fellow Churchgoers

December 26, 2008

bryant-rodriguez.jpgWhat the authorities say happened to members of El Camino Church, a gray brick building wedged into a corner of Washington Heights, will not make financial history. No charities will have to close, no endowments will be eviscerated. Millions were not lost, let alone billions.

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Obamas Miss Out On Religious Services in Hawaii

December 26, 2008

obama-family.3.jpgBarack Obama has long stressed the importance of religion in his life. But as his fellow Christians around the world attended Christmas services on Wednesday and Thursday, the president-elect and his family remained sequestered at their vacation compound on the windward coast of Oahu.

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The World Celebrates Christmas

December 26, 2008

bethl-prayer.jpgThousands of pilgrims overcame checkpoints and tight security to celebrate Christmas with a mass last night in the birthplace of Christ, Bethlehem.

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