Sex Ads Website Backpage Shut Down by U.S. Authorities

Sex Ads Website Backpage Shut Down by U.S. Authorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. law enforcement agencies have seized the sex marketplace website Backpage.com as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a posting on the Backpage website on Friday. Groups and political leaders working to end forced prostitution and child exploitation celebrated the shutdown of Backpage, a massive […]

Nike Partners With Mindfulness, Meditation App Headspace, Introducing New Age Practices to Runners

Nike Partners With Mindfulness, Meditation App Headspace, Introducing New Age Practices to Runners

The footwear and apparel corporation Nike has partnered with the mindfulness and meditation app Headspace, introducing the practices to runners worldwide with the goal of boosting athletic focus and performance. However, the president of an organization that focuses on concerns in the sports world from a Christian perspective says that the development is troublesome and presents a […]

Former Google Engineer Creating ‘Way of the Future Church’ to ‘Worship’ Artificial Intelligence

Former Google Engineer Creating ‘Way of the Future Church’ to ‘Worship’ Artificial Intelligence

(Wired) — Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars—and triggering a notorious lawsuit—could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that. Artificial intelligence […]

Act of Censorship? Wikipedia Page for Scientist Who Supports Intelligent Design Deleted

Act of Censorship? Wikipedia Page for Scientist Who Supports Intelligent Design Deleted

Proponents of Intelligent Design are crying foul after the Wikipedia page for a respected scientist who believes that God created the universe with a purpose was recently deleted. Günter Bechly is a paleo-entomologist in Germany whose areas of expertise include fossil history and insect origins. A Roman Catholic, Bechly says he grew up in a secular home but […]

Former Facebook President Sean Parker: ‘God Only Knows What It’s Doing to Our Children’s Brains’

Former Facebook President Sean Parker: ‘God Only Knows What It’s Doing to Our Children’s Brains’

(The Telegraph) — Facebook has been criticized by one of its founding members for “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology” and putting children’s mental health at risk. Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg’s company in its first months, said the company’s founders intentionally built the site to consume as much […]

Grieving Parents Say ‘Blue Whale’ Social Media Challenge Led 15-Year-Old Son to Commit Suicide

Grieving Parents Say ‘Blue Whale’ Social Media Challenge Led 15-Year-Old Son to Commit Suicide

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Funeral services were held on Thursday for a Texas teenager who, according to his parents, committed suicide after a social media challenge dared him to kill himself and broadcast his death on social media. The parents of 15-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez said they found their son on Saturday morning, July 8th, after […]

Lesbian Woman Creates ‘LGBT Bible App’ to Promote ‘Inclusivity’ Within the Church

Lesbian Woman Creates ‘LGBT Bible App’ to Promote ‘Inclusivity’ Within the Church

PHILADELPHIA – A lesbian woman who is frustrated by the lack of homosexual-friendly material available in Christian bookstores has created what she describes as “the first LGBT Bible app,” featuring resources that celebrate homosexuality and do not condemn same-sex sexual behavior as being sinful. “This app is for people who identify as ‘spiritual but not […]

Ministry Working on Digital Network to ‘Deliver God’s Word to Every Person on Earth’

Ministry Working on Digital Network to ‘Deliver God’s Word to Every Person on Earth’

(Mission Network News) — These certainly are exciting times for the Great Commission. Developments like the Global Bible Network are making our job as believers easier than ever before. Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH) VP Troy Carl says they are working on a digital network that uses mobile devices, satellites, and language-recognition to deliver God’s […]

Google Bans All Pornographic Advertisements, Applications

Google Bans All Pornographic Advertisements, Applications

WASHINGTON (BP) — Google is cracking down on sexually graphic content with two recent policy changes, one implemented in March and one that started in June. The new rules take steps to eliminate explicit material in Google’s advertisements and apps. Google will no longer accept advertisements through Google AdWords that promote graphic depictions of sexual […]

Voicemail Innovations Provide New Ways to Connect Pastors to Congregations

Voicemail Innovations Provide New Ways to Connect Pastors to Congregations

An increasing number of churches nationwide are seeking to utilize new technological advances, such as innovations in voicemail, to increase the connectivity between pastors and their congregations. While many churches have been utilizing standard answering machines to collect messages for years, some are riding the new wave of virtual voicemail to be more personable and available […]