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Early Puberty May Not Be the Root Cause of Adolescent Turmoil

Scientists have held that adolescents who start puberty before their peers are likely to experience difficulty in getting along with other children and adults. But new research suggests early puberty may not be the root cause.

American Arrested in London for Calling Homosexuality a Sin

An American evangelist said he was arrested and interrogated about his Christian faith after he was caught on a London sidewalk preaching that homosexuality is a sin.

Christians in Egypt Fearful After Five Copts Killed

Following the shooting death of a priest in Northern Sinai, Christians in Upper Egypt and elsewhere are living in fear after four Coptic Christians were killed near Luxor in the wake of the deposing of Mohamed Morsi as president.

- What Kind of Person Are You? -

At the very core of Christianity is an understanding of our own inadequacy. I do not possess any strength or power - or even purpose - outside of Jesus Christ. I am entirely dependent upon Him to lift me up when I fall down, which I do on a daily basis.

San Francisco Plane Crash Victims Were En Route to Christian School in LA

Two 16-year-old Chinese girls who died in the Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday were among 35 Chinese students on their way to attend a three-week summer camp at a Christian school in Los Angeles.

Suspected Boko Haram Extremists Kill 30 Students in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram members on Saturday attacked a school in Mamudo, Yobe, one of the three states where the Nigerian government imposed a state of emergency in May.

African Religious Leaders Reject Obama's Call to Decriminalize Homosexuality

Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama's call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it's the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent.

Only Half of U.S. Youth Meet Physical Activity Standards

Only about half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1 in 3 eat fruits and vegetables daily, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

Summer Reading 2013

A long tradition at ChurchandCulture.org is the summer reading blog – meaning the once-a-year list of ten books that might be worth your while to peruse during some (hopefully) extra reading time over your summer vacation.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 08, 2013 |
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Egyptian Christians 'Played a Significant Role in Raising' Largest Revolution in History

Christian communities played a large role and face significant risk in what the BBC called "the largest political event in the history of the world."

Was George Carlin Right?

The late comedian George Carlin once said, “Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.”

Morsi Supporters Attack Christian Targets in Egypt After Removal of President

In scattered locations across Egypt, mobs of hard-line Muslims enraged over the deposing of the country's Islamist president last week attacked Christian homes, business and church buildings.

Half of Adults Say Religious 'Nones' are Bad for America

As more Americans identify as religiously unaffiliated, almost half of all adults say the so-called rise of the "nones" is a bad thing for society.

Ohio Terminates Planned Parenthood Funding With Pro-Life Budget

At first glance, it's a budget bill: Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a two-year, $62 billion state budget on June 30 that reduces state income tax by $2.6 billion. But the new budget also eliminates funding from Planned Parenthood, blocks public hospitals from arranging transfer agreements with abortion clinics and requires abortion providers to provide ultrasounds on women seeking abortions.

What's Hot? 7/5/13

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

Abortion Supporters Chant 'Hail Satan' in Texas Capitol as Pro-Lifers Sing 'Amazing Grace'

For several hours between Tuesday and Wednesday, the phrase "Hail Satan" trended on Twitter as word spread that abortion supporters had chanted it at pro-life Christians singing "Amazing Grace" amid mounting tensions over the pending passage of strict abortion laws in the Texas Capitol.

Trent’s First Fish

Have you ever noticed that when kids are young and growing fast, something from only four years back seems like an eternity ago? In that spirit, I’d like to share a great memory with you - "way back" from 2009. I hope it brings a smile to your face. Have a great weekend!

Teen Drivers Nearly Double Car Insurance Premiums

Adding a teenage driver to the family car insurance policy can double annual premiums, according to a new study—a costly fact of life that reflects the higher risk for younger drivers.

Impulsive Adolescents More Likely to Drink Heavily

New research finds that young people who show impulsive tendencies are more prone to drinking heavily at an early age.

Polygamists Celebrate Supreme Court Marriage Decisions

Homosexuals aren't the only ones celebrating the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Polygamists are celebrating too.

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