For its annual report of violators, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom counts 15 nations where abuse of religious liberty is "systemic, egregious and ongoing."
- May 01, 2013 |
Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer, a wonderful and sacred time-honored American tradition. The effort is headed by the NDP Task Force, led by our friend and Focus emeritus board member Shirley Dobson. I’ll be recognizing the day in California with some colleagues and other ministry partners, but our team will be gathering on campus to spend some concentrated time in prayer.
- May 01, 2013 |
ESPN analyst and sportswriter Chris Broussard is under fire after calling homosexuality a sin during a televised discussion Monday.
if you want your church to be more friendly, maybe it's time for you to go out of your way to create meaningful friendships.
North Korean officials announced Saturday that detained American citizen Kenneth Bae will be tried before the country's Supreme Court on charges of plotting to overthrow the government.
Half of Americans don't know Planned Parenthood does abortions -- let alone that it is the biggest abortion business in the United States, according to a new survey.
A page in my journal...contemplating the experience of seeking God's presence
Buying home can be challenging and scary. Here are a few things you may not know about the process.
Simply put, we may not want to admit there's right and wrong, but deep down, we know it's true. That's the truth that gnaws at us as we learn about 20 murdered children or a suddenly departed 8-year-old who dreamed of peace or infants apparently brutally killed moments after they were born alive.
As the murder trial for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell moved into closing arguments on Monday, both sides of the nation's abortion debate continued to weigh in.
It's easy to think poverty is just a fact of life - or even God's will. Do we have any choice in the matter?
Family members in Iran have confirmed that American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been imprisoned since last fall, has been placed in solitary confinement with new reports indicating that in addition to the severe, untreated internal bleeding he is experiencing from months of bleeding and torture, he is now facing issues with his kidneys.
Nearly a quarter of teens — 23% — admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs used illegally at some point, a new survey finds.
Feeling anxious and weary? God may be calling you to a new journey of faith.
President Obama addressed the nation's largest abortion provider Friday, criticizing pro-life laws on the state level and saving that those who wish to restrict or ban abortion are trying to turn back "progress."
The U.S. State Department's "virtual embassy" to Iran, which highlights that country's human rights abuses, has a site listing those jailed for dissent or religious beliefs -- but it doesn't include imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been tortured because of his Christian faith.
While pastors are charged to teach and lead, that is not where discipleship and challenge is meant solely to reside. The nature of healthy, biblical community – as painted in the New Testament – comes through the "one-anothers."
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President Barack Obama praised the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for saving lives and helping women and families in a 12-minute speech on Friday -- enough time for 7.6 abortions to take place at Planned Parenthood clinics, based on the abortion data in their latest annual report.
- April 26, 2013 |
A group of national pro-life leaders plan to hold a prayer vigil outside the Philadelphia courthouse where abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is being tried for murder as closing arguments in the case begin Monday.
- April 26, 2013 |