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Indonesia: Pastor and Assistants Arrested for Baptisms

Indonesian pastor Onekesyi Zega and three of his assistants were arrested recently by a district police officer after being accused of baptizing Muslims.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 06, 2013 |
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Despite Persecution, Women of Bangladesh Continue to Grow in Faith

Christian women in Bangladesh are persecuted not only for their gender, but all the more for turning their backs on Islam.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 06, 2013 |
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What's Hot? 9/6/13

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

Three Things Parents of Adult Children in the Home Should Consider

Boomerang kids are part of a rapidly growing trend.

Christians in Central African Republic Vulnerable as Chaos Continues

More than four months after Islamist rebels seized control of the Christian-majority Central African Republic, Christians remain vulnerable to atrocities and the threat of imposition of Islamic law.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 06, 2013 |
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It Starts and Stops with Me

Here in Colorado, we’re looking forward to the promise of fall – yet I’m still thinking back on our family’s vacation this past summer to South Dakota. Our trips to the Black Hills have become an annual tradition.

Internet Bible Reading Surges; 4 in 10 Now Read God's Word Digitally

While an amazing 88 percent of American homes own a Bible, more and more are switching to the Internet, cell phones and iPads to read God's word, according to a sweeping new survey of Bible use.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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Teen Behavior Influenced by Images of Friends Drinking, Smoking Online

A study from the University of Southern California (USC) claims teens are so impressionable that they can be influenced by what they see their friends doing online.

Massachusetts Supreme Court Weighs Challenge to Pledge of Allegiance

Justices of Massachusetts' highest court examined the nature of the Pledge of Allegiance Wednesday as they heard a challenge from atheists who want the pledge banned in schools statewide.

  • G. Jeffrey MacDonald |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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German Homeschool Family Raided by Police, Children Seized

On August 29, 2013, in what has been called a "brutal and vicious act," a team of 20 social workers, police officers and special agents stormed a homeschooling family's residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family's children, ages 7 to 14.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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Most Egyptians Reject Muslim Brotherhood

The majority of Egyptians do not want the Muslim Brotherhood involved in their society or in politics, according to a new poll from Baseera, the Egyptian Center of Public Opinion Research.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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Renaming a Church

I’ve noticed a growing trend, at least in my own city, of churches renaming themselves in an apparent effort to invigorate a plateaued or even declining situation.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 05, 2013 |
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“We Serve a Remarkable God”

I want to share a personal email I received last week from Tim Goeglein, our vice president of external relations.

Atheist Couple Suing to Remove 'Under God' From Pledge of Allegiance in Massachusetts

A lawsuit to strike the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance goes before the Massachusetts Supreme Court this week.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 04, 2013 |
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Teen Employment Hits Record Lows

For the fourth consecutive summer, teen employment has stayed anchored around record lows.

Parenting: Yelling at Teens Can Backfire

Study finds that harsh verbal discipline increases the risk teens will misbehave and exhibit symptoms of depression.

Central African Republic: Bible Translation Teams Face Trouble After Coup

In March 2013, the government of the Central African Republic was overthrown in a coup d'état in the country's capital, Bangui. Since that time, the country has experienced significant unrest and turmoil, which has affected the lives of many innocent people and also the work of Bible translation.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 04, 2013 |
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1 Million Syrian Refugee Children Gripped by Bloodshed, Upheaval

Every day the numbers rise as Syria's crisis rages out of control and spills across borders into neighboring countries. There are now more than 2 million refugees, 5 million internally displaced persons and 100,000 dead.

  • Charles Braddix |
  • September 04, 2013 |
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What Martin Luther King Can Teach Us About Preaching

In the Bible gospel preaching never left off with condemnation. That the gospel is really good news for us.

Five Christians Killed in Roadside Ambush Near Jos, Nigeria

As Emmanuel Sunday rode his motorbike near Jos last Thursday evening, gunmen stopped him and asked him his religion. The 19-year-old technical school student saw a group of people the gunmen had ordered out of a mini-bus; the Christians had been told to lie on the ground.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 03, 2013 |
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