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Jim Wallis Now Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Long-time evangelical left leader Jim Wallis, founder and CEO of Sojourners, has changed his position on government recognition of same-sex marriage.

Egyptian Christians Flee Under Increased Scrutiny, Persecution

Tens of thousands of Christians have left post-revolution Egypt due to concerns over rising Muslim conservatism and a general instability they say is emboldening attacks against them.

Study: More Sleep Could Reduce Adolescent Obesity

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that increasing the hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity.

Biggest Reason for Declining Church Attendance: Children's Sports?

Sunday morning used to be a time reserved by many Christians for attending worship services, but new research indicates the extent to which American churches today are competing against other activities -- the biggest competition being children's sports.

Fewer U.S. Teens Dying in Teen-Driver Crashes

Risky rider behavior and passenger fatalities have lessened, but texting and speeding remain deadly habits, a new report says.

One in Five Teen Births Are Repeats

More than 18 percent of all babies born to teenagers in the U.S. are baby No. 2 or 3, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Syria: 'Bloody March' Marks Record High Death Toll

Last month marked the deadliest month in Syria since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime began two years ago.

Six Things You Should Know About Edith Schaeffer

Edith Schaeffer, the wife of the late Christian apologis Francis Schaeffer, died a little over a week ago. She was 98.

Nigerian Pastor, Family Narrowly Escape Village's Easter Carnage

The Rev. John Dakwat and his wife were at work in a back corner of their church building when they heard gunshots. Dakwat, who identified the assailants as Muslim, ethnic Fulani herdsmen, managed to hide behind the church building with his wife. From there they were able to escape, he believes, because God kept the gunmen from seeing them.

Christian Killed in Attack on Coptic Mourners in Egypt

Coptic Christians attending a funeral service in Cairo for four Copts killed two days earlier in an anti-Christian rampage were in turn attacked themselves by at least 200 Muslim rioters.

Book endorsed by David Barton claims founding of America was prophesied in Genesis

Were English settlers descendants of the lost tribe of Ephraim? A 2012 book endorsed by David Barton says yes.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • April 08, 2013 |
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Heresy Creep

There is a growing phenomenon in many churches – particularly large, fast-growing evangelical churches - that can only be called “heresy creep.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 08, 2013 |
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Rick Warren's Son Takes Own Life After Lifelong Battle With Mental Illness

The 27-year-old son of Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren has taken his own life after a lifelong struggle with mental illness.

Arizona Town Approves Same-Sex Civil Unions

In a small, former mining town turned artist colony, the city council approved on Apr. 2 an ordinance recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples. The measure — adopted with a vote of 5-2 following an emotional three-hour hearing — makes Bisbee the first Arizona city to validate civil unions.

More Americans Living Together, Having Kids

Americans are increasingly living together before marriage, and more women who cohabit are having children than in years past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

What's Hot? 4/5/13

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

The Secret Parents Don't Want their Kids to Know

Here’s the secret: moms and dads aren’t perfect.

Egyptian Christians Face Increased Kidnappings

Kidnappers are targeting Christians in Egypt's southern Minya province, and church leaders say the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood is partly to blame.

Judge Orders FDA to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

A federal judge has ruled that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger.

Pope Francis a Huge Hit With U.S. Catholics — For Now

He has been Pope Francis for less than a month, but the former archbishop of Buenos Aires is a hit with American Catholics -- at least for now.

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