I close my book Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels with a story (not sure if this really happened or is simply parabolic) from Civil War days before America’s slaves were freed, about a northerner who went to a slave auction and purchased a young slave girl. As they walked away from the auction, the man turned to the girl and told her, “You’re free.”
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A woman who was seized by authorities for violating China's one-child policy died during a forced abortion in her sixth month of pregnancy.
A friend said he'd have to drop out of seminary because he couldn't handle the reading load. That's when another friend came through with some fantastic advice...
Because its easier or perhaps out of fear, we often avoid messy situations, to the detriment of our kids.
Teens are soaking gummy bears in vodka for several days and eating it to get a buzz.
Teen boys who watch a lot of TV and also have a close relationship with their mother are more susceptible to harmful stereotypical views of women and sex, but for girls, a strong attachment to mom acts as a buffer against television's negative effect on sexual views.
Married couples who strongly value material things tend to have less marital stability and satisfaction than those who don't, a new study shows.
The median worship attendance at a typical congregation has declined – again – from 130 to 108.
According to the U.S. State Department, there is not a single public Christian church left in Afghanistan.
By now you have heard that 26 Christians were killed in Egypt last weekend. It's not the first time Christians have been targeted...
Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir announced that Sudan plans to adopt an entirely Islamic constitution and strengthen Islamic law.
Now at Chicago's Elmhurst College, gay students are eligible for a diversity scholarship totaling up to one-third the cost of tuition.
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How do you have staying power when ministry gets tough?
President Obama is sending 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help regional forces hunt down leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army.
It’s tough enough when you need a miracle in the first place, but what do you do when you need a bigger miracle?
Is violence restricted to physical harm? Or can it also refer to efforts to put someone in jail?
Heavy monsoon rains and widespread flooding have killed 283 people in Thailand and more than 200 in Cambodia, and millions more have been affected.
Reports released yesterday indicate that Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been issued a retrial in Iran.