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David Barton: Christian Professors Were Trained By Pagan Professors Who Hate God

Why don't Christian college professors cite David Barton favorably? Here is his answer...

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • July 31, 2013 |
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How Should Parents Define Happiness?

Scientists love to study how happy parents are (or aren’t). Year after year, news outlets report on the topic, touting studies that they say either find how unhappy parents are, or how much satisfaction and “positive emotion” children bring to their parents’ lives.

Thoughts on Pastor Rick Warren's Return to the Pulpit

By now you’ve heard that pastor and bestselling author Rick Warren returned to the pulpit this past Sunday for the first time since his son’s suicide in April.

Injuries From Teen Fighting Reduces IQ

A new Florida State University study has found that adolescent boys who are hurt in just two physical fights suffer a loss in IQ that is roughly equivalent to missing an entire year of school. Girls experience a similar loss of IQ after only a single fighting-related injury.

The Decisive Nature of Children's Ministry

No matter how good you design a church service to be, if the children's ministry is bad, people won't come back - unless they're folks without kids.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 29, 2013 |
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How Can Hospitality Help Share the Gospel?

What struck me about this exchange was how this woman perceived hospitality. It mattered to her. Intuitively, she understood why it mattered that we extend warmth and care to others. Hospitality – or the lack of it – says something about us, and how we see the value of others.

Nigerian Christians Urge State Department to Label Boko Haram as Terrorist Group

Organizations representing Nigerian Christians called on the United States to officially recognize Boko Haram as a terrorist group at a press conference on Thursday in the nation's capital.

What's Hot? 7/26/13

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

Franklin Graham: Why is Obama Silent While Iran Tortures American Pastor?

One of the nation's most prominent evangelical leaders wants to know why President Obama has remained silent as Iran tortures an American pastor held captive in one of the Islamic republic's most notorious prisons.

What Made Actor Dustin Hoffman Cry?

A video of Dustin Hoffman has gone viral. In it, the acclaimed actor shares the real reason why he agreed to star in the 1982 hit, “Tootsie,” a film about a man who dressed up as a woman to get more work.

North Carolina Lawmakers Pass New Abortion Restrictions

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have passed new restrictions on the state's abortion clinics. The law's passage comes as new polls show that most Americans favor restricting abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, rather than the 24-week mark established under current law.

Divided Egypt Putting Christians in the Crosshairs

Protests and rallies are taking place in Egypt almost daily now, weeks after President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office.

39 Eritrean Christian Students Imprisoned for Their Faith

A group of 39 students have been excluded from a graduation ceremony and instead been placed under harsh military punishment at a military training center as a result of their Christian beliefs.

Marijuana Use in Adolescence May Cause Permanent Brain Impairment

Regular marijuana use in adolescence, but not adulthood, may permanently impair brain function and cognition, according to new research.

The Church of All Religions

Few currents have shaped the mindset of our modern world more than pluralization.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 25, 2013 |
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House Rejects Call to Allow Nonreligious Military Chaplains

House lawmakers late Tuesday approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military chaplains.

After Your Royal Baby Comes Home

Here at Focus, we like to talk about “thriving families,” and yes, God wants your family to thrive. However, please understand that going through tough days doesn’t mean you’re not thriving. It just means you’re living through the messy beauty that is marriage and parenthood. It’s a process that’s meant to take you to God in prayer.

Iranian Christians Continue to Face Arrest, Imprisonment

The steady flow of Iranian Christians facing arrest and imprisonment on spurious charges continues.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • July 25, 2013 |
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Pastor Saeed Marks 300 Days in Iranian Prison

Thursday marked the 300th day that American pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith.

Outspoken Atheist Seeks Position as U.S. Navy Chaplain

An outspoken atheist is generating controversy in his pursuit of a position as an official United States Navy chaplain.

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