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British Female Islamic State Member Calls for Beheading of Christians

A British female Islamic State (IS) member has taken to Twitter to call for the beheading of Christians.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 02, 2014 |
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Your Pastor and Public Messes

Let’s be clear: as pastors, we’re not supposed to be leading in a way that creates a public mess. The Bible lays out certain qualifications for church leaders, most notably that they have demonstrated capable leadership of their own family.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 01, 2014 |
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Doctors Urge Later School Starts for Teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics says there’s strong scientific evidence to support later school start times for middle and high schoolers.

Abilene Christian University President Allowed to Keep Position after Divorce

The trustees at Abilene Christian University (ACU) have determined that Phil Schubert will retain his position as president even in the face of divorce proceedings for “irreconcilable differences.”

Political Correctness about Muslims May Have Led UK Officials to Ignore Reports of Sex Abuse

Muslims have reacted with horror to a report revealing that 1,400 children were subjected to rapes, abductions and beatings by gangs of men, mostly of Pakistani origin, in the English town of Rotherham.

Catholic Church Must Welcome ‘Unconventional Couples,’ Says Top Italian Bishop

The Catholic Church should make “unconventional couples” feel at home, the leader of the Italian Bishops Conference and an ally of Pope Francis said this week.

  • Josephine McKenna |
  • August 29, 2014 |
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Judge Finalizes Order Finding Polygamy Law Unconstitutional; Victory for ‘Sister Wives’

A federal judge on Wednesday (Aug. 28) finalized the order striking part of Utah’s bigamy law and gave one more victory to the family from the TLC television show “Sister Wives.”

Christian Leaders Call for End to US Strikes in Iraq, Focus on Peaceful Resolution

More than 50 mainly Catholic and Protestant leaders are telling President Obama to halt American airstrikes and pursue solely peaceful means to resolve the conflict.

Pastors’ Letter on Mark Driscoll: Step Down from All Aspects of Ministry and Leadership

A letter from nine Mars Hill Church pastors offers the most trenchant criticism yet of controversial megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • August 29, 2014 |
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Judge Rules Polygamy Ban Violates Religious Freedom

A judge has ruled that part of the law banning polygamy violates religious freedom.

Movement to Boycott Israel Gains Momentum in Europe

Parts of Europe are boycotting Israeli products in response to the Israel-Gaza war.

Minnesota Town Sued after Refusing Muslim Worship Center

St. Anthony Village, a small town in Minnesota, is being sued by the U.S. government for refusing to allow a Muslim group the right to build a worship center.

Boko Haram Beheads Six-Year-Old Boy for Christian Faith

Boko Haram militants have reportedly beheaded a six-year-old boy because he was a Christian.

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Court Overturns Hate Crime Convictions in Amish Beard Cutting Case

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has overturned the former hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish men who cut the hair and beards of other Amish community members in 2011.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Facing Lawsuit for Appointing Pedophile as Youth Leader

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is facing a $13.5 million lawsuit for allegedly appointing a known pedophile to a youth group leader position in 1972.

California Catholic Colleges Forced to Provide Abortion Coverage

Some California Catholics now face a dilemma between standing strong on their faith and having health insurance that goes against their religious beliefs.

Texas School District Covers Dedication Plaques Referencing God with Duct Tape

Two public elementary schools in Texas have covered dedication plaques that referenced God with duct tape after receiving a complaint for the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Screen Time Makes Tweens Clueless on Reading Social Cues

A new study finds that tweens who spend unlimited time interacting with electronic devices found it more difficult to understand emotions and verbal cues than peers who had no screen time and were only exposed to face to face interactions with others.

Boko Haram Declares Nigeria an Islamic State

Boko Haram militants claim that they are turning Nigerian into an Islamic caliphate. The Muslim extremist organization is in control of three known towns, and continues to gain power and influence in the region.

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