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Pastor Saeed's Wife Pleads With Human Rights Council

The wife of American Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, jailed and tortured in Iran for his faith, pled her case before the U.N. Human Rights Council Monday.

Christians in Sri Lanka Face Sharp Increase of Persecution

From January 2013 to date, Sri Lanka saw 30 incidents of persecution against Christian churches.

Evangelicals Launch $250,000 Immigration Campaign

Evangelical organizations have launched a media blitz to push members of Congress to pass an immigration bill that would allow the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship, strengthen border security and revamp the legal immigration system. The ad buy will feature radio ads and billboards in 13 states featuring pastors urging people to support the ongoing efforts in Congress.

Illinois House Adjourns Without Gay Marriage Vote

The Illinois House of Representatives adjourned for the session on Friday without voting on gay marriage, an acknowledgement that it lacked the votes to pass in what was a defeat for gay marriage groups after a string of victories.

Could You Live in This House?

Could you live in a small space? (And by “small,” I mean less than 100 square feet.)

Cancer Diagnosis Gives Second Life to Carman's Music Career

When Christian music veteran Carman found out on Valentine's Day that he had terminal cancer, he thought God just might be calling him home because he had nothing more to give.

Bachmann Calls It Quits in Congress

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a former presidential candidate and favorite of Tea Party Republicans, announced last week she will not run for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Churches Boot Boy Scouts for Lifting Ban on Openly Homosexual Members

Following the Boy Scouts' recent vote to lift its ban on openly homosexual members, a number of churches across America have announced they will be cutting ties with the organization.

Delaware Abortion Doctor Charged With Unsafe Practices

A Delaware abortion doctor faces charges of unsafe and unsanitary practices.

ELCA Lutherans Elect First Openly Gay Bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected its first openly gay bishop to a six-year term on Friday at its annual assembly in southern California.

Why is Christianity Losing in America?

This is the question with which all serious Christians must wrestle. To think that Christianity is thriving in America simply ignores the obvious and overwhelming facts of our times.

Texas Cheerleaders' Free Speech Battle Heads Into Overtime

Just when a group of Texas high school cheerleaders thought their fight for free speech was over, their school district has decided to go on offense.

The 25-ish Ten

Relevant magazine recently sent out an email blast touting an article with an intriguing title: “10 Books Everyone Should Read by 25-ish.” I was less than impressed with their selections.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 03, 2013 |
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IRS Also Targeted Religious, Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage Groups

The IRS targeted more than Tea Party groups for special investigations. The agency also went after religious, pro-life and pro-marriage groups, holding up tax-exempt status for months and even seeking details about group prayers.

What “Happily Ever After” Really Looks Like

Romantic movie or story plots are often predictable. Boy meets girl. Boy woos girl, and then something happens – a fight, a misunderstanding or a disaster – that tears the would-be couple apart. Ultimately, though, the boy and girl make it back together, and “they lived happily ever after.”

Don Draper Meets Abraham Kuyper

As a theologian, a church leader, a newspaperman, and an elected official who had served in Parliament and as Prime Minister, Kuyper had a wide-angled lens on cultural forces.

Survey: People Turn to God After Disaster

When natural disasters occur, most Americans take increased interest in God and donate to relief agencies. One-third of Americans also believe prayer can avert natural disasters.

What's Hot? 5/31/13

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

France Celebrates First Same-Sex Marriage

France broadcast its first gay marriage live on public television just 11 days after President Francois Hollande signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Southern Baptist Richard Land Passes Baton to Russell Moore

In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in Washington and around the country as Russell Moore, a media-savvy theologian, takes the helm of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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