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Look at What God Has Done!

It’s always exciting to review events of the past year.

Iran: Pastor Nadarkhani Jailed Again

It was a bad Christmas for Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who has been returned to jail on an earlier charge.

Gunmen Kill at Least 12 Christians at Separate Church Services in Northern Nigeria

At least 12 Christians, including a pastor and a deacon, were killed by unknown gunmen in separate attacks in northern Nigeria on Christmas Eve.

Paul Harvey Reporting 'Live' From the North Pole

Fifty years ago tonight ABC Radio aired a delightful "live" broadcast of legendary newscaster Paul Harvey reporting from the North Pole.

Seven Things Every Parent Flying with Children this Christmas 2012 Should Know

Do you have real young children? A cross-country flight with a 2-year-old can be a wearisome and stressful adventure.

Poll: More Than One-Third of Americans See Signs of End Times in Extreme Weather

More than a third of Americans -- 36 percent -- believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are the "end times" described in the New Testament.

Iranian Pastor Shares Joy Despite Imprisonment in Letter to Christians

Jailed Iranian pastor Behnam Irani, who last month was denied hospitalization despite his critical condition, wrote a letter from his prison cell before Christmas, ministering to Christians in his country and thanking God for letting him share "very little of" Jesus' suffering on the cross.

Best Toys Ever 2012

In a complex, "always on" world, perhaps what we need to remember is that we need to intentionally unplug every now and then.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 24, 2012 |
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The Ultimate Christmas Verse

As I prayed about the ongoing heartache surrounding the school shooting in Connecticut, I thought about the fact that many of the children who appeared in Focus on the Family’s "John 3:16" advertisement that aired earlier this year are the same age as many of the victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

What Christians Can Learn from the Failed Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayans were wrong about the calendar. But they weren’t wrong that the arc of history is headed toward something cataclysmic.

Poll: Christmas Music Enjoyed by 70 Percent of Americans

Christmas music is nearly inescapable every December -- and according to a new LifeWay Research study, most Americans enjoy it.

Pastor in Lahore, Pakistan, Threatened for Evangelizing

A pastor in Lahore, Pakistan, has been threatened for evangelizing in the Punjab province.

Clashes Continue in Egypt Over Constitution

The final vote on Egypt's new Islamist constitution is this weekend, and supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi -- a long-time member of the Muslim Brotherhood -- continue to clash in the streets.

Church Bells Ring Nationwide for Newtown Shooting Victims

Church bells tolled across the U.S. Friday morning in remembrance of the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting last Friday, and religious leaders called on people to pause and reflect on the tragedy.

2012 Year-End Youth Culture Review

HW's free 2012 Youth Culture Review is here! A free, downloadable resource with the most notable issues and research from 2012.

What's Hot? 12/21/12

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

American Pastor Imprisoned Without Notice of Charges While Visiting Family in Iran

A 32-year-old Iranian who is a U.S. citizen and a Christian convert has been imprisoned without notice of any formal charges while visiting his family in Iran, according to his wife and attorneys in the U.S.

Life Reminds Me of This Famous Painting

The churn of the culture reminds me of Rembrandt’s famous painting, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.

U.S. Teen Smoking Falls to Record Low in 2012

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, according to an annual survey of 45,000 students.

Churches Under Fire for Using Gun Classes as Outreach

A few dozen churches in the U.S. offer concealed carry certification classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. Pastors around the country see no conflict between being a Christian and possessing weapons, but in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., such sentiments are coming under sharp criticism from fellow Christians.

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