Discussion Starter: Leaked Video Causes Locker Room Rift
04 April 2016
In the News Los Angeles—After a videotape of a private conversation went public, Los Angeles Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell now faces an uphill battle to regain his teammates’ trust. The 20-year-old rookie secretly recorded teammate Nick Young talking about cheating on his fiancée, rapper..
Discussion Starter: Actor’s Faith Renewed by “Miracles” Movie
21 March 2016
In the News Hollywood—Making the movie Miracles From Heaven reinvigorated Jennifer Garner’s faith, according to the actor. Although she grew up attending worship regularly, Garner hadn’t engaged her own children in church life. “I had become complacent in raising my children,” almost as if they’d..
Discussion Starter: Megachurch Pastor Criticizes Small Churches
11 March 2016
In the News Alpharetta, Ga.—In a recent sermon, the senior pastor at one of America’s largest churches called parents who attend small churches “so stinkin’ selfish.” Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church, soon apologized, but his comments generated anger and debate. Stanley said..
Discussion Starter: Decency Becomes Factor in Presidential Race
08 March 2016
In the News Salt Lake City—Decency has become a hot topic in the 2016 presidential race—especially in conversations about Republican businessman Donald Trump. Fellow candidate Marco Rubio called Trump “the most vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency.” Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee,..
Discussion Starter: Apple Refuses to Help Unlock Terrorist’s iPhone
01 March 2016
In the News Cupertino, Calif.—Apple CEO Tim Cook is standing firm against the government’s order to unlock an iPhone, calling it the “software equivalent of cancer.” At the Justice Department’s request, a federal judge told Apple to create software that might access the phone of..