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..
Discussion Starter: Columbine Killer’s Mom Speaks Out
19 February 2016
In the News Littleton, Colo.—The mother of a Columbine gunman regrets missing warning signs of her son’s distress, saying she had no idea what he and his friend were planning. Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, spoke out for the first time since the 1999..
Discussion Starter: Young People Drawn to Bernie Sanders
12 February 2016
In the News Concord, N.H.—As primary season heats up, enthusiastic young voters are supporting the race’s oldest candidate: 74-year-old Senator Bernie Sanders. The democratic socialist defeated fellow candidate Hillary Clinton in this week’s New Hampshire primary. Many young people say Sanders seems genuine and has..