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Howard Hendricks Dies at Age 88

Legendary Dallas Theological Seminary professor Howard Hendricks died Feb. 20 at age 88.

Ten Quotes that Can Change Your Life

It may not have garnered the hype or the headlines of last night’s Academy Awards, but the death last week of Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, the longtime professor of Dallas Theological Seminary, marked the promotion of one of God’s great saints to Glory.

Rural Teens at High Risk for Pregnancy

A new analysis of data shows that the teen birth rate in rural counties is nearly one-third higher than the rest of the nation.

Tanzanian Attacks Leave Christians Wary Over Future

Three incidents of violence against ministers in Tanzania have left believers in the eastern African nation concerned over the future of religious freedom.

How Institutionalism Breeds Division

Christians have throughout the centuries—and most especially following the Protestant Reformation—arrived at very different understandings about a multitude of issues related to the teaching and practice of the Christian faith. Unfortunately, we tend to form enclaves around these doctrinal understandings, which are eventually institutionalized.

The Shepherd-Rancher Divide

Every church longs to grow. That’s the way it should be. "The Great Commission" was not "The Small Suggestion." So what is keeping many of these churches from reaching their full potential?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 25, 2013 |
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German Homeschool Family Gets Day in U.S. Court

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear the case of a Christian family from Germany seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Whitney Williams |
  • February 25, 2013 |
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Barna: Evangelical Movie-Going Habits Surprisingly High

Evangelicals saw more movies in 2012 than almost every other demographic.

Benedict XVI's Poll Numbers Can't Match John Paul II's

Pope Benedict XVI never inspired the deep love and admiration enjoyed by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II, but Americans -- and American Catholics even more so -- still look favorably upon the soon-to-be-former head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Why the Afterlife Bores Us

I have long suspected that many Christians dread not just death but heaven. We won’t admit that, of course.

GOP Lawmakers Join Hobby Lobby's Contraception Fight

Nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers have joined the legal fight against the Obamacare contraception mandate by formally backing arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby.

How Dredging Up the Past Can Help Your Marriage

Unresolved conflict is like a never-ending storm between a husband and wife, depositing a sludge of bitterness in their hearts. Before long, instead of deep, fulfilling connection, the relationship becomes shallow and stagnates.

Brown University to Cover Students' Sex Changes

Starting in August, Brown University's student health insurance plan will cover sex change operations for students who want to change genders.

Tim Tebow Cancels Appearance at Jeffress' First Baptist Church

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow announced on Thursday that he had canceled his scheduled appearance to speak at First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, led by Pastor Robert Jeffress, whom some in the media are decrying as "anti-gay."

What's Hot? 2/22/13

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

8th-Grader Told to Cover Abstinence-Promoting T-Shirt

A Florida eighth-grader says she was told by school staff to change her abstinence-promoting T-shirt because it was "inappropriate."

Armenia Struggles to Absorb Christian Refugees From Syria

Armenian authorities are trying to find ways to speed the exit from Syria and make the adjustment to life there easier.

  • Diana Markosian |
  • February 21, 2013 |
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Christians in Syria Targeted for Kidnapping

In a poor gypsy neighborhood of Istanbul, a Syrian Orthodox refugee from Syria says he worked as a dentist in Aleppo as long as he could after fighting broke out in 2011; he finally fled when lack of food, electricity, water, and constant fear of sniper-fire and kidnapping of Christians made life too dangerous.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 21, 2013 |
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Obama Administration May Ask Supreme Court to Overturn Prop 8

The Obama administration is considering asking the Supreme Court to overturn California's Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that defined marriage in the state as only between a man and a woman.

More Than a Quarter of Teens in Relationships Report 'Digital Abuse'

Teens in relationships may be susceptible to being digitally abused by their boyfriends or girlfriends, according to a new study.

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