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Christians Don't Feel Safe in Egypt, Fleeing to U.S. and Europe to Seek Asylum

Many Coptic Christians are fleeing to the United States and Europe because they no longer feel safe in Egypt.

When I'm At My Best

Like many followers of Christ, I am often overwhelmed at the sin in my life and how little of Christ is actually formed in me.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 25, 2013 |
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Florida Professor in 'Jesus Stomping' Case Reinstated

Florida Atlantic University has reinstated an instructor who had students stomp on a piece of paper with the name "Jesus" written on it.

Rick Santorum: Faith-Based Movies Will 'Rival Hollywood'

Christian conservatives should acknowledge that modern popular culture is here to stay, says former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, and should use that platform to produce Christian-themed films that will also have quality and popular appeal. It's a strategy he says he intends to pursue in his new role as CEO of a ground-breaking faith-based film studio.

Why Orthodox Christians Should Appreciate an Unorthodox Bono

As Bono spoke, the phrase from the Bible that ran through my mind was from the Epistle of James: “faith without works is dead” (2:26). In other words, don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. It’s a basic tenet of Christian orthopraxy: following God and living by faith takes practice. And loving God and obeying His Word is nothing if not practical.

Supreme Court Grants Case on Abortion Center Buffer Zones

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case in its next term on the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law that designates a 35-foot-radius "buffer zone" around abortion centers.

Colorado Transgender First-Grader Allowed to Use Girls' Bathroom

Colorado officials have ruled that a 6-year-old boy can use the girls' bathroom at his school.

Sleep Deprived Teens Make Poor Dietary Choices

Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a new study.

Tanzania: Two Pastors Attacked by Muslim Extremists

A pastor in northeastern Tanzania was attacked by a large group of radical Muslims with machetes two nights after a pastor in the same region also came under attack.

China Still Persecuting Christians, Just Better at Hiding It

Christians still face arrest and imprisonment in large numbers despite the overall impression that China has curtailed repression of religious minorities in recent years.

Bono in the Spotlight

By now you may have heard that Bono will be our special guest on tomorrow’s broadcast. Yes, that Bono – the rock star and human rights activist who is also a committed Christian. In fact, it’s his faith that motivates him to help those in extreme poverty and living with HIV/AIDS.

Pastor Saeed Abedini in Good Spirits as Threats Increase

The family of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini visited him in Iran's Evin Prison this week and said he was in good spirits.

What's Hot? 6/21/13

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

Two Christians Slain by Islamists in Nigeria

Ethnic Fulani Muslims killed a Christian in Nigeria's Plateau state, less than a week after the Islamic extremist Boko Haram sect killed a pastor in Nigeria's Borno state.

Russia, China Among Worst Countries for Human Trafficking

China and Russia failed to meet minimum standards for fighting human trafficking, according to the U.S. State Department, which dropped the countries to the lowest possible ranking in its 2013 report.

Somalia: Islamic Extremists Publicly Kill Young Christian Man

Islamic extremists from the rebel group al Shabaab in Somalia earlier this month publicly shot a young man to death after identifying him as a Christian.

On the Closure of Exodus International

Over the years Focus has enjoyed working with Exodus’ leadership, including its current president, Alan Chambers. The dedicated team at Exodus has been used by the Lord to educate, inspire and encourage countless people.

Britain's Girl Guides Drop Oath to God

For more than 100 years, Britain's Girl Guides -- the equivalent of American Girl Scouts -- took an oath to "love God and serve the King/Queen." But on Wednesday the movement announced it would scrap its oath to God in an attempt to broaden its appeal and attract children from secular, nonbelieving families.

Egyptian Christian Leader Calls for Prayer Before Protests, Rallies

An Egyptian Christian leader has issued an urgent call for worldwide prayers concerning potential explosive rallies both for and against the presidency of Mohammed Morsi.

HPV Infections in Teen Girls Down by 56 Percent Since 2006

According to a new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HPV (human papillomavirus) infections in female teenagers (ages 14-19) have decreased by 56 percent since 2006 -- the year HPV vaccine began to be administered.

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