An Iranian court rejected an appeal from Saeed Abedini, the American pastor held in Iran for his Christian faith, and refused to reduce the eight-year prison term his supporters believe is tantamount to a death sentence, according to his family and lawyers.
A recent study found that 20 percent of non-Christians in North America really do not "personally know" any Christians. Christianity Today points out, "that number includes atheists and agnostics, many of whom are former Christians themselves and more likely to have close Christian contacts. Without that group, 60 percent of the non-Christian population has no relationships with Christians."
The kind of music teens listen to while behind the wheel affects how they drive, according to a new study.
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible only allows marriage between one man and one woman.
According to recent studies, almost half of all American college students will abandon their Christian faith during their undergraduate years. Far too many students enter college without a firm worldview in place, much less awareness of the basics of Christian apologetics.
Will some religious hospitals in Washington be required to provide contraceptive and abortion services? That's the question lingering in the air in the Evergreen State, where Attorney General Robert Ferguson on Aug. 21 issued a legal opinion saying every publicly funded hospital district must provide contraceptives, abortions or "substantially equivalent benefits, services or information" to women.
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in August that a Christian photographer discriminated against a homosexual couple when she refused to take photos of their "commitment" ceremony.
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Federal health regulators are investigating why so many doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to Medicaid-eligible children. The number of poor kids on the powerful medication tripled between 1999 and 2008, and the program now spends more money on antipsychotics than any other drugs.
International Christian Concern has learned that deadly assaults on Christians at the hands of radical Islamists have continued across Egypt more than nine days after Muslim Brotherhood protests were dispersed last week.
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Hundreds of Coptic Christian and Egyptian Americans rallied outside the White House Thursday to express their support for the Egyptian army in its effort to protect people in Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood.
A recent study found that children ask about 300 questions a day. Often they’re easy ones. But as our children grow and mature, the questions often get tougher.
Seventy-three churches and monasteries, as well as 22 adjunct church service buildings (including orphanages, schools and Bible bookshops), were either partially or totally burned down or damaged.
Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a "healthy glow."
An analysis of California’s teen-age graduated driver licensing law (GDL) implemented 15 years ago shows that it has been effective in reducing fatal and injury collisions for novice drivers.
We often talk about the “elephant in the room,” the big issue or obvious topic that screams out to be addressed (and often isn’t). Perhaps we should start with the elephant in our mind.
Another Christian wedding industry business is facing potential legal action over its owners' belief that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
A Missouri couple filed suit against the Obamacare contraceptive mandate on Aug. 14, claiming the requirement to pay for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs through their health insurance plan violates their religious beliefs.
The terrible violence besieging Egypt and the attacks on the nation’s Christian minority are heartbreaking. And in fact, for many of us here at Focus, we’ve been receiving daily updates about the bloody unrest from our friend, Sami Yacoub, who is the regional director of Focus on the Family Middle East, which is actually headquartered in Cairo.