Finding reliable statistics about the production and consumption of pornography is difficult to do. A cursory glance around the World Wide Web yields different results. Just how many billions of dollars does the adult film industry make? To be sure, there are the “accepted” statistics that get passed around from Web page to Web page, but are they trustworthy?
Are you a parent with questions and concerns about Internet safety? Parents in the US have a toll-free number to call with questions about topics about the virtual world, such as social networking, chat, IM, blogging, cellphone texting, etc. This is a bilingual hotline—English and Spanish—and is sponsored by the Qwest Foundation and operated by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). This free service started in February 2007 as a Web site where parents, guardians, children, teens, educators, and law enforcement could type questions into a form and hear back from NCMEC experts within one business day … Continue reading →
Congrats to Casting Crowns and Mark Hall for their many nominations and the trophies they took home last night at the 39th annual Dove Awards. Hall was the night’s leading nominee with six. And here’s a list of the awards they won last night: SONG OF THE YEAR – “East to West” (Mark Hall & Bernie Herms, songwriters) POP/CONTEMPORARY RECORDED SONG – “East To West” (Casting Crowns) GROUP OF THE YEAR – Casting Crowns POP/CONTEMPORARY ALBUM – The Altar and the Door (Casting Crowns) Hall’s participation on the multi-artist worship project “Glory Revealed” brought him individual honors for SPECIAL EVENT … Continue reading →