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Professors Influence Students' Choice of Major

Undergraduates are significantly more likely to major in a field if they have an inspiring and caring faculty member in their introduction to the field. And they are equally likely to write off a field based on a single negative experience with a professor.

New Jersey Governor Signs Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation on Monday prohibiting gay "conversion therapy" for children.

Pakistan: Imam Acquitted of Desecrating Koran, Framing Christian Girl for 'Blasphemy'

A court in Islamabad on Saturday dismissed charges against a Muslim cleric arrested on suspicion of framing a Christian girl for blasphemy.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 19, 2013 |
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Are the Religious Less Intelligent?

A new study claims that religious people are less intelligent than atheists. Even the legendarily left-leaning Huffington Post called it "provocative."

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 19, 2013 |
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Same-Sex Marriage Causes Pro-Life Rift in Ohio

The nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life group, the National Right to Life Committee, has broken ties with a Cleveland affiliate over its stand against same-sex marriage.

Is Intentional Childlessness Biblical?

Time magazine’s provocative cover story last week, “The Childfree Life,” explores why some couples are choosing to deliberately not have children and taps into a larger, worldwide trend towards smaller families.

Pro-Life Confliction

If you wonder why the pro-life movement has had such marginal success over the last 40 years...

3,400 Christians Rescued From Persecution in Sudan

An organization called Barnabas Fund was able to transfer 3,400 Christians out of hostile Muslim Sudan to relatively safe South Sudan.

Concern for Christians in Northwest China Rises After Police Crackdown

Christians in northwestern China have been facing an unusally high number of police raids in recent weeks, even when gathering carefully in small numbers.

What's Hot? 8/16/13

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

Churches Raided in China as Shouwang Leaders Remain Under House Arrest

Local police broke up the worship service of a house church and arrested its pastor in China's Xinjiang region for the second time earlier this month as pastors at Beijing Shouwang Church remained under house arrest.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 16, 2013 |
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Lutherans Take Surprise Step in Electing Female Presiding Bishop

What started as just another church assembly turned into a historic one for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as members elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton the denomination's first female presiding bishop.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • August 16, 2013 |
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VIDEO: Watch the Duck Dynasty Wedding

The 12 million viewers who tuned into this week’s Duck Dynasty season premiere, got more than laughs – they got a lesson in true love and commitment.

Judge Acquits Preachers Arrested for Reading Bible Outside DMV

A judge on Tuesday acquitted two men charged with unlawful protest for reading the Bible outside a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hemet, Calif.

Indonesia: Evangelists Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Two Christian brothers were sentenced to three years in prison on Aug. 2, 2013, after being convicted of "evangelizing Muslims."

'Egypt is Bleeding': Christian Leader Pleads for Prayers

The following analysis about the horrific violence across Egypt was written by a Christian leader in Egypt. He is unnamed due to security concerns.

The Real Loss of Childhood

Two articles recently caught my attention. Both charted different, seemingly benign, ways that the nature of childhood is changing.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 15, 2013 |
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VIDEO: This May Change How You Talk to Your Kids

Positive affirmation is generally considered a good thing, but would it surprise you if I told you that letting your child know that he or she is smart may be detrimental to their future success? According to recent studies, it’s true.

Christians Targeted in Pro-Morsi Violence in Egypt

In the violence that exploded across Egypt on August 14, supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi attacked scores of church buildings and Christian-owned homes and businesses in response to national security forces breaking up two protest camps in downtown Cairo.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 15, 2013 |
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Imprisoned Pastor's Torture-Related Internal Injuries Growing Worse

The Iranian family of American pastor Saeed Abedini was once again able to visit him in Evin Prison in Iran. Unfortunately, Pastor Saeed's internal injuries are causing him increased pain.

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