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Islamic State Threatens US: 'We are in Your State, We are in Your Cities'

Islamic State militants have taken to social media to threaten the United States with the group’s power.

Extended Ceasefire Broken after Gaza and Israel Exchange Rocket Fire

An extended ceasefire was broken on Tuesday (Aug. 19) when Gaza struck Israel with rocket fire; Israel reciprocated the attack, launching its own rockets into the Gaza Strip.

Family-Owned Pharmacy Leans on Hobby Lobby Ruling for Support

Attorneys in Washington state filed a brief in federal appeals court last week arguing their clients shouldn’t have to choose between their livelihoods and their consciences.

Mars Hill Church Cancels Resurgence Conference

Seattle’s Mars Hill Church has canceled its annual Resurgence Conference, one of the megachurch’s flagship events, originally scheduled for Oct. 28-29.

  • Warren Cole Smith |
  • August 18, 2014 |
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The Bibles are Back: Navy Lodges Scuttle Removal Plan

In June, the U.S. Navy ordered housekeepers at thousands of Navy-owned guest lodges to remove the Bibles from their rooms. After a public outcry, the Bibles are going back in the Navy’s nightstand drawers.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • August 18, 2014 |
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SIM Missionary David Writebol Completes Medical Monitoring Period

SIM missionary David Writebol has completed his 21-day medical monitoring period and has been reunited with his wife, Nancy, who continues to receive Ebola treatment at Emory University Hospital.

  • Christian News Service |
  • August 18, 2014 |
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Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Reclaim Mosul Dam

Combined Iraqi and Kurdish forces claim they have taken back control of the dam in Mosul which provides power for much of Iraq.

Fewer Children Being Born Outside Of Marriage

The number of children born outside of marriage in the United States has declined in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hillsong Says Secret of Church's Success is Lifting Up the Name of Jesus

Autumn Hardman, a music ministry leader for Hillsong Church's Australian campuses, says that the secret to the church’s success is glorifying Jesus’ name.

Judge Orders Martin Haskell's Abortion Clinic to Shut Down

A judge in Ohio ruled last week that a late-term abortion practitioner must shut down his abortion facility.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted on Abuse of Power

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted last week on two counts of abuse of power. Perry has said he is innocent and plans to fight the charges.

Travelodge of England Removes Bibles from Hotel Rooms

Travelodge of England has become the first hotel chain to remove Bibles from its guest rooms.

Israel and Hamas Show No Sign of Talks Breakthrough as Ceasefire Nears End

As the ceasefire nears its expiration time of 5:00 p.m. EDT, world leaders are concerned that Israel and Gaza have not indicated any sign of a peace agreement.

Leadership and Social Media

There is a lot of advice out there for the use of social media that usually falls into two categories. But if you are part of a church’s leadership team, whether staff or volunteer, there’s more to add to the mix that isn’t being talked about very much.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 18, 2014 |
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Robin Williams: Could His Faith Have Prevented His Suicide?

The death of comedian Robin Williams has reignited something of a nationwide conversation about suicide and mental health. After all, most know someone whose life has been touched or severely impacted by depression. My own wife, Jean, recently lost a brother to suicide and Jean herself has shared that she struggled with bouts of depression earlier in our marriage.

Group Launches $1 Million Campaign to Aid Iraqi and Syrian Christians

Aid to the Church in Need-USA (ACNUSA) has launched a one-million-dollar campaign to provide humanitarian aid to the Christian community in Iraq and Syria that has been terrorized by Islamic State militants.

New Violence Erupts in South Sudan after Weeks of Quiet

Renewed fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday (Aug. 15) after weeks of quiet in the civil-war torn country.

Yazidi Leaders Say Mt. Sinjar Crisis is Not Over

Despite claims from U.S. forces that a rescue effort to Mount Sinjar may not be needed, Yazidi leaders are reporting that tens of thousands of Yazidis are still trapped on the mountain.

Ebola Patient Dr. Brantly Soon to Be Released from Hospital as Writebol Continues to Improve

Two American missionaries who had been working in Liberia and became stricken with Ebola are reportedly improving.

Common Core Curriculum Sparks Homeschooling Surge in North Carolina

North Carolina has seen a substantial increase in the number of parents that are choosing to homeschool their children; many parents say that the national Common Core curriculum is the cause of the surge.

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