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Average U.S. Family to Spend Over $1000 on 2013 Prom

According to a new study conducted by Visa, the average family is planning to spend $1,139 for prom in 2013, an increase of 5 percent from last year.

Islamic Council Proposes Death Penalty for Apostates in Morocco

The Supreme Ulema Council in Morocco, a body of Islamic scholars headed by King Mohammed VI, published a fatwa this week declaring that Muslims who renounce their faith "should be condemned to death."

The Secular Boom

Something very specific took place during the decade of the 90s, that we are only now truly learning about.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 25, 2013 |
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Would You Save a Murderer?

I was struck by that exact imagery recently in the hours following the manhunt of the young man accused of the Boston Marathon bombing. One of the news outlets reported that, after his capture, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken to a local hospital to be treated for wounds he sustained in one of several shootouts he had with police. It was the same hospital where scores of people who had been injured by his bombs had been taken for medical treatment and recovery.

Abducted Christian Leaders Still Missing in Syria

Two leaders of the Christian community in Aleppo, Syria, who were kidnapped by gunmen on Monday are still missing despite conflicting reports.

Islamist Extremists Want to Drive All Christians Out of Violence-Plagued Iraq

Islamist extremists want Iraq to be a "Muslim only" country, and as a result, Christians in Iraq remain continuous targets of violent attacks.

Snapchat: 150 Million Images Sent Each Day

Apparently, people love Snapchat, the messaging service with pics that disappear moments after you’ve receive them. According to co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, people are sending about 150 million photos a day.

Arguments Heard in German Homeschool Family's Deportation Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a case, Romeike v. Holder, that could grant or revoke asylum for the German homeschooling family.

Boy Scouts Proposal Displeases Religious Leaders on Both Sides

Conservative and liberal religious leaders may not agree on much, but both are expressing displeasure with the Boy Scouts' proposal to accept gay members but reject gay leaders.

The Solution to the Gun Debate

Statistics show that young men who are deprived of an active father figure are far more likely to commit violent crimes than those who have the steadying and loving influence of a dad in the home.

American Pastor Faces Worsening Conditions in Iranian Prison

Almost 570,000 people have signed a petition callign for international pressure on Iran to release American pastor Saeed Abedini amid continuing reports that he is being beaten and mistreated in prison.

France Legalizes Gay Marriage After Months of Debate

France legalized gay marriage on Tuesday after months of debate that divided the country and sparked massive protests.

Evangelicals Give More to Charity, Study Finds

Evangelical Christians tend to give more to charity than their peers, according to a new study by the Barna Group.

MDs Warn Teens: Don't Take the Cinnamon Challenge

Published online in the journal Pediatrics, doctors advise teens not to take the "cinnamon challenge," a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos, but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to the U.S. poison centers.

Study: Teen Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Up 33 Percent Since 2008

The 24th Annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) finds that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription (Rx) drug at least once in their lifetime – a 33 percent increase over the past five years.

Christian Widow in Somalia Killed Four Months After Husband Slain

Islamist militants in Somalia have killed the widow of a Christian who was slain for his faith in December, leaving the couple's five children orphaned.

The Secret to Easier Family Meals

Do you ever get into a “chicken rut?”

Boston Bombings Suspect Will Face Criminal Charges, Not Be Designated Enemy Combatant

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged, the Justice Department announced Monday.

Syrian Pastor: Situation for Christians Worsening

More than 1.3 million Syrians have fled the war-torn country, according to the latest figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Pregnant Mother in Tanzania Forced Out of Home for Putting Faith in Christ

By the time Lukia Khalid, mother of three and nearly seven months pregnant, was baptized on March 30, her Muslim husband had already forced her out of their home in western Tanzania for becoming a Christian.

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