Category: Faith & Culture

J. Pepper Bryars: Will Boys Life magazine soon become Boys & Girls Life?

[caption id="attachment_50156" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Steven Depolo/Flickr)[/caption]   I was straightening the house recently and picked up my oldest son’s favorite magazine off the living room floor. Memories of my own boyhood subscription brought a smile, but then I wondered, “Am I holding one of the last copies of Boys Life?”…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Why Alabamians won’t believe the Washington Post’s story about Roy Moore (even if it’s true)

    My first thought after reading the Washington Post’s story alleging that Roy Moore preyed upon teenaged girls was ... this sounds believable. Why would a woman, multiple women, in fact, fabricate such a story? The thought of electing such a man to the U.S. Senate from Alabama made…

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Friday Night Lights: Alabama high school stands up to anti-Christian bullies

[caption id="attachment_49219" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Students praying at Hewitt-Trussville Stadium, Nov. 3 (Trussville Tribune/YouTube)[/caption] Last month an organization of anti-Christian extremists began pushing around a small town Alabama high school, threatening lawsuits if administrators didn’t stop the community from praying at the stadium before football games. Last Friday night that community…

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Alabamian, WWI veteran and Medal of Honor recipient remembered in Birmingham

It’s been exactly 100-years since Alabama-native Osmond Kelly Ingram was killed during a German U-boat attack in the North Atlantic on October 15, 1917, becoming our nation’s first enlisted serviceman to die in World War I. And today Alabama paused to remember her native son’s service, to honor his sacrifice,…

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Gun control won’t stop what’s to blame for the Las Vegas massacre

[caption id="attachment_47808" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Luca Signorelli, Sermon and Deeds of the Antichrist, 1499-1502, fresco, Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto[/caption] Everybody’s pointing fingers. Many blame guns. Others blame mental illness. Some blame the glorified violence in our videogames, film, and television. And a few blame everyone and everything but the…

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Three Lessons Republicans Must Learn From That Messy Alabama Primary

Some say Judge Roy Moore’s victory over Senator Luther Strange last Tuesday was a loss for the president: “Alabama defeat leaves Trump weakened, isolated amid mounting challenges,” read a headline in the Washington Post. Others say it was a defeat for the Senate majority leader: “Judge Roy Moore wins Alabama…

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