April 20th, 2014

Pot-Lovers Party in Denver: Numerous Festivals Celebrate Marijuana Consumption

Pot-Lovers Party in Denver: Numerous Festivals Celebrate Marijuana Consumption

With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, party-goers dance to live music and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver on Saturday. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press / April 19, 2014)

With the Colorado state capitol building visible in the background, party-goers dance to live music and smoke pot on the first of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver on Saturday. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January. (Brennan Linsley / Associated Press / April 19, 2014)

Like St. Patrick’s Day in Boston…

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April 20th, 2014

Kiev Fears Russia Will Use Deadly Shootout as Excuse to Invade

Kiev Fears Russia Will Use Deadly Shootout as Excuse to Invade

(Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty)

(Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty)

A pre-dawn firefight has left at least one, and possibly as many as four pro-Russian activists dead. Kiev fears this could be the pretext Putin has been looking for to roll his tanks across the border. (more…)

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April 20th, 2014

LISTEN: Easter According to the Apostles’ Creed (Part 8) (Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message with Daniel Whyte III)

LISTEN: Easter According to the Apostles’ Creed (Part 8) (Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III

Daniel Whyte III

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #164

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

During this series, as we have been working our way through the Apostles’ Creed, we have read 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 because it is a succinct statement about the…

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April 20th, 2014

Churches Pulling Out All the Stops to Attract Easter Worshippers

Churches Pulling Out All the Stops to Attract Easter Worshippers

STAR-TELEGRAM DAVID KENT Fellowship Church in Grapevine used Chalk Jesus to promote Easter weekend.

STAR-TELEGRAM DAVID KENT
Fellowship Church in Grapevine used Chalk Jesus to promote Easter weekend.

The commercialization of Easter has turned the holiday into an annual spring festival, marked with gobs of candy, new clothes and flowers galore.

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April 20th, 2014

Many Black Baptist Churches In America Are Beginning to Look to Young People for Leadership

Many Black Baptist Churches In America Are Beginning to Look to Young People for Leadership

Ashton Bell, a minister who got his start at the King of Kings Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, is one of the youngest ministers in Des Moines at just 18 years old. (Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register )

Ashton Bell, a minister who got his start at the King of Kings Missionary Baptist Church in Des Moines, is one of the youngest ministers in Des Moines at just 18 years old.
(Photo: Bryon Houlgrave/The Register )

The moment Ashton Bell told his congregation that he wanted to preach, he might as well have scored a touchdown in one of his Roosevelt High School football games. (more…)

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April 20th, 2014

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of a Triple Murder, Dies at 76

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of a Triple Murder, Dies at 76

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, Boxer Wrongly Convicted of a Triple Murder, Dies at 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. (more…)

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