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A Ban on New Church Construction Angers Sudanese Christians

Christians in Sudan frequently face arrests, impromptu questioning and expulsion. But this month, conditions worsened after the government announced a ban on the construction of new churches.

Pro-Life Leaders Skeptical of Proposed Obamacare Compromise

Skepticism has greeted the White House’s announcement that it is changing Obamacare rules requiring religious groups to give employees free birth control.

Displaced Palestinian Civilians Find Shelter in Christian Church

About 1,000 displaced Muslim Palestinians have packed inside a Christian church in Gaza, in hopes that it will not be targeted with Israeli rocket fire.

Nick Jonas Losing Christian Image as 'Racy' Music Video Set to Release

Nick Jonas, the youngest sibling of former pop band The Jonas Brothers, is set to release a new solo music video and sources say it might destroy his Christian image.

Warring Factions in Central African Republic Sign Ceasefire

A yearlong battle between Muslims and Christians has ended with a ceasefire agreement in Central African Republic (CAR).

ISIS Militants Demand All Mosul Women Up to Age 49 Undergo FGM

The militant group Islamic State has ordered all women and girls in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said Thursday.

'Tips for Jesus' Donor Leaves $10,000 Gratuity in New Orleans

An unidentified Instagram user known as “Tips for Jesus” has gathered a social media following as he or she leaves large tips on restaurant bills and posts pictures of the receipt.

11 Parents of Nigerian Kidnapped Schoolgirls Dead

During an attack of Kautakari village earlier this month, 51 people were killed; locals have now confirmed that seven of those killed were parents of the girls who were kidnapped from a Chibok school on April 14.

What's Hot? 07/25/14

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

John Kerry Presents New Hamas Ceasefire Proposal as Fighting Threatens West Bank

The violence in Gaza and Israel has continued for 18 days and again, the conflicting regions have been presented with a ceasefire proposal.

Answering Single Adults Questions

We talk a lot in the church about God’s design for marriage. And rightly so. But what often gets overlooked is His purpose and work in the life of singles.

Believers Worldwide Support Persecuted Iraqi Christians with Social Media Campaign

This week, Christians around the world have changed their social media profile images to the Arabic symbol for N to support believers facing increasing persecution in Iraq. One Mosul believer expressed her gratitude for this show of solidarity.

Teen Drinking Linked to Tougher Transition to Adulthood

Teenagers who abuse alcohol are more likely to make a rocky transition into early adulthood, according to a large study of twins.

More Than 50 Priests Defrocked in the UK Due to Sexual Abuse

The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) has released a study that concludes 52 priests have been defrocked in England and Wales since 2001 on allegations of sexual abuse.

Obama Administration Forced to Craft New Birth Control Option for Religious Nonprofits

Government officials are working on a plan that will allow religious nonprofits to opt out of paying for contraceptives and abortifacients in their healthcare plans.

Prayer Vigils Mark 100 Days Since Nigerian Schoolgirls' Abduction

Prayer vigils and rallies are taking place worldwide today to mark 100 days since roughly 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria were abducted by Boko Haram.

Meriam Ibrahim and Family Escape to Italy, Greeted by the Pope

Dr. Meriam Ibrahim, the 27-year-old Sudanese pediatrician sentenced to death for refusing to renounce Christianity, has slipped out of Sudan on an Italian diplomatic aircraft.

British Schools Face Islamic Indoctrination

A former antiterrorism chief in the United Kingdom has released a report warning of a deliberate effort to indoctrinate British schools with an Islamic worldview.

Good Loving Gone Bad (The New Cultural Apologetic)

There is a new cultural apologetic that is fast becoming the go-to argument to ensure affirmation and approval of previously immoral activities. And it is an argument taken straight from the Bible: Love.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 24, 2014 |
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Interview: Dr. Ben Carson

Here’s just a friendly reminder for you to tune in to today’s Focus on the Family radio broadcast to hear Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Ben Carson.

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