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Vietnam's New Religion Decree Termed a Step Backward

Protestant Christians and leaders of other faiths in Vietnam are criticizing a new decree on religion that went into effect this year as a significant step backward, with one Christian activist saying it could put an end to the house-church movement.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 27, 2013 |
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Abortion and the Gospel

Too often, pastors and church leaders assume that, when talking about abortion, their invisible debating partner is the “pro-choice” television commentator or politician. Not so.

Creflo Dollar Free After Anger Management Training

Georgia megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar avoided a court appearance on charges that he assaulted his 15-year-old daughter last June.

S.C. Episcopal Diocese Claims a Victory in Secession Struggle

The breakaway Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina has won the latest round in its fight to secede from the national church.

Stanford Law Opens Country's First Religious Liberty Legal Clinic

As religious freedom litigation has ballooned in the United States, especially over the last year, Stanford Law School has opened the nation's first legal clinic devoted exclusively to religious freedom cases.

Adolescent Social Isolation Leads to Quicker Addiction

Researchers have found a link between adolescent social isolation and increased vulnerability to addiction to both alcohol and amphetamines.

What's Hot? 1/25/13

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

One of the Most Influential People You've Never Heard Of

At some point in our lives, most of us have wanted to achieve greatness and make a difference in the world. We dream about it as kids, and it’s a popular theme at almost every high school and college graduation.

Pastor Saeed Removed From Iran's Evin Prison, Whereabouts Unknown

Alarming news about the trial of American pastor Saeed Abedini in Iran has emerged, with his family sharing that he has been removed from Evin Prison without Iranian authorities disclosing his whereabouts.

Mouse Study Links Teen Stress to Adult Mental Illness

New laboratory research on rodents suggests an elevated stress hormone in adolescence may be linked to severe mental illness in adulthood.

53 Percent of Americans Say Abortion 'Not That Important' Compared to Other Issues

How important is the abortion issue to Americans? Fifty-three percent of the public says abortion is "not that important" compared with other issues, while 45 percent says abortion is either "one among many important issues" (27 percent) or "a critical issue facing the country" (18 percent).

U.S. Passes 55 Million Abortion Mark

At some point in the past year, the United States experienced its 55 millionth legal abortion -- a number far more than the combined U.S. death toll of every American war since the nation's founding.

Boko Haram Attacks and Kills Five in Nigeria

After remaining silent for several weeks, the Islamist group Boko Haram killed five people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

These are the Heroes of Today

My colleagues and I were talking about heroes yesterday afternoon, about the positive impact a courageous and principled figure can make in the life of another person, especially a child.

Does It Matter Which Bible We Use?

The Old Testament was written in the language of its writers, which was Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in the language of its writers -- or at least the dominant language of commerce and culture -- which was Greek. The Bibles we read are translations of those languages into the English language. So does it matter which Bible we use?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 24, 2013 |
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15-Year-Old Christian Girl in Pakistan Allegedly Forced to Convert, Marry

A powerful Pakistani official's aide who is allegedly running a prostitution ring in Karachi has taken a Christian girl from her home and forced her to convert to Islam and marry him, according to the girl's family.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 24, 2013 |
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U.S. Pastor Shut Out of Iranian Trial, Unable to Address Charges

An American Christian pastor being tried in Iran for his religious beliefs was shut out of his own trial Tuesday -- the only day for him to present a defense

Egyptian Christian Leader Calls for Prayer in Wake of Revolution Anniversary

This Friday marks two years since the first fire of the January 25 Egyptian revolution against the Mubarak regime was lit by Egyptian young people.

Andy Stanley Calls Obama 'Pastor in Chief' in Pre-Inauguration Sermon

Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Andy Stanley, who gave the sermon at the pre-inaugural church service, suggested during his remarks that President Obama should be called "pastor in chief" for his leadership following the Newtown shooting.

Americans Expect to Give Less in 2013

In an ominous sign for charities, Americans say they will pull back on their giving in the coming year.

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