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Iran Convicts Six Christian Converts

Six Iranian converts to Christianity were convicted of crimes related to their membership in a house church.

House Approves Bill Banning Most Abortions After 20 Weeks

The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion.

Military to Begin Women Combat Training by 2015

The U.S. military is making plans to integrate women into combat roles, including special operations.

Feds Release First Guidelines for Confronting a Church Shooter

For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman.

Please Watch this Video

I wish you could have been sitting with our team the other day when we gathered to watch a short video. It’s about a young couple and their unborn child, and the story is told from the perspective of the father. We’ve titled it “A Letter from Dad.” Since you couldn’t be there the other day, I hope you’ll take a moment to watch it now.

Marriage Rate Dives to New Lows, But More Weddings Predicted

U.S. marriage rates are at historic lows but may soon rebound a bit, demographers predict.

Bullying By Siblings Just As Damaging

Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized kids and teens.

Syria: Conditions for Christians in Aleppo Continue to Deteriorate

After the opposition fighters in Syria in the beginning of June lost their stronghold in the city of Al Qusayr, many in Aleppo fear that this biggest city of Syria will be the next battlefield.

Pew Report: U.S. Media Heavily Support Gay Marriage View

A new report by the Pew Research Center found that U.S. media largely focused on publishing stories with more supportive views of same-sex marriage than the opposing position between the period of March 18 to May 12.

Marriage Keeps Kids Out of Poverty

Regardless of race, single-parent families are far more likely to live in poverty, with four of every 10 single-mother families in poverty, and only one of 12 two-parent homes in poverty.

Upsurge in Attacks Signals Growing Islamist Threat in Niger

Four attacks within the last three weeks in Niger have raised the specter of a growing Islamist threat in the country.

Five Questions and Answers About the Same-Sex Marriage Issue

The Supreme Court is expected to rule on two key marriage cases before the end of June. And as the nation awaits the decisions to the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, good people are asking thoughtful questions on why marriage matters.

Philippines: Christians Forced to Flee Homes

One hundred sixty Christians were recently forced to flee their village after it was attacked by Muslim extremists.

Eighty-Three Percent of Teens Have Unsupervised Access to Prescription Medications

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that 83.4 percent of teens had unsupervised access to their prescription medications at home.

Christians in Iran Don't Expect Positive Changes After Rouhani Election

Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election over the weekend. President Rouhani often is portrayed as being a "moderate" Iranian cleric, but because of his loyalty to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian Christians don't expect positive changes.

U.N. Seeks Host Countries for Syrian Refugees

The United Nations is asking the United States and Europe to take in thousands of Syrian refugees.

Why is Christianity Losing in America? Part 2: Becoming Citizens of the Kingdom

It is the present form of Christianity—uniquely influenced by American culture—that is failing precisely because it has been enculturated with ideas foreign to the kingdom of God and the good news of the kingdom. In essence, the American church has succumbed to the lure of personal peace and affluence—elements of the American dream.

Why is Christianity Losing in America? Part 3: Living through the Cross

If Jesus commands us to “seek first the kingdom” then it is imperative that we know more precisely what this means. If the kingdom is as the Bible describes, the rule and reign of God come to earth through Jesus the King over all other kings then this reality carries enormous implications for how we are to live and act as faithful followers of Christ.

What Every Christian Should Know... How to Do

Just as there are certain things we should know, as in facts or figures or cultural literacy, there are certain things we should also know how to do.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 17, 2013 |
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Update: Philadelphia Plans to Cremate and Bury Gosnell Bodies

Despite repeated requests from religious leaders and anti-abortion activists, city officials in Philadelphia plan to cremate and bury the 47 bodies from abortion provider Kermit Gosnell's case.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • June 17, 2013 |
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