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FIRST-PERSON: How gambling preys on the longings of the heart

It is estimated that Americans lost $161 billion to all forms of gambling in 2018, with $306 million of that going to online gambling. While this amount is for all types of gambling, the fastest growing kind of gambling is online.

FIRST-PERSON: Church must respond to marijuana’s destructive march

The public's compassion regarding medical marijuana is being used as a strategy by the drug's supporters to legalize its recreational use, columnist Barrett Duke contends.

LOTTERIES: Monopoly Millionaires’ Club

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have devised a new scheme for fleecing their residents -- it's called Monopoly Millionaires' Club.

Marijuana’s potency & what churches can do

WASHINGTON (BP) -- President Obama's recent comments about marijuana are very troubling. Having smoked marijuana myself for many years as a teenager and young adult, I can say that the president's claim that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol is an inadequate comparison.

FIRST-PERSON: Post-Gosnell, we need more accountability on abortion clinics

Columnist Barrett Duke says Americans shouldn't be surprised that a doctor who would kill a baby inside the womb would have no problem killing it outside the womb, too.

MOTHER’S DAY: Honoring God’s indispensable gift

"God couldn't be everywhere, so He made mothers." While not theologically accurate, this old Jewish saying describes beautifully the significant role mothers have in our lives. Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission's Barrett Duke marvels at God's indispensable gift.

FIRST-PERSON: Glorifying God at work — no matter the job

Columnist Barrett Duke explains how Christians can glorify and rejoice in God at work.

FIRST-PERSON: America the resolute

Columnist Barrett Duke says Americans have witnessed too much violence recently, yet they remain resolute in their commitment to each other.

FIRST-PERSON: A homeschool legal case that deserves the nation’s attention

Columnist Barrett Duke urges people to help a persecuted German homeschooling family stay in the United States by praying for them, contacting congressmen and senators on their behalf and signing a petition.

FIRST-PERSON: Why we should rein in payday lenders

Columnist Barrett Duke says Christians should care about unethical practices of payday lenders.