Discussion Starter: Governor to Pardon Son’s Drug Charge
19 November 2014
In The News Little Rock, Ark.—Among the 25 people Arizona governor Mike Beebe plans to pardon soon is his own son. More than a decade ago, Kyle Beebe, 34, was convicted of marijuana possession with intent to deliver. He was fined and served three years..
FREEBIE: 2-Week Jesus Revealed Bible Study Series
14 November 2014
“What would you do if Sharknado really happened and you had to evacuate and only take three things with you??” This is the premise for one of two bible studies in this freebie: Jesus Revealed in Scripture and Jesus Revealed in the Created World. Use..
Discussion Starter: #AlexFromTarget Gains Viral Fame
07 November 2014
In The News Texas—A 16-year-old Target employee gained sudden Internet fame this week when a photo of him working went viral. After a Twitter user named Abbie posted the picture, #AlexFromTarget became a global trending topic. A social media company called Breakr later claimed credit..
Discussion Starter: “Fear-bola” Panic Exemplifies Our Frightened Age
22 October 2014
In The News Dallas—After the Ebola virus entered the United States, killing one man and infecting two nurses who treated him, paranoia spread, leading to closures and quarantines. Although Ebola has infected more than 9,000 people in West Africa, killing about half of them, U.S...
Discussion Starter: Cancer Patient Plans Her Own Death
15 October 2014
In The News Portland, Ore.—Faced with aggressive, terminal brain cancer and given less than six months to live, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard plans to take prescribed medication on November 1 to end her life. Maynard’s video about her decision has gone viral, sparking a national discussion..