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Pastor Saeed Removed From Iran's Evin Prison, Whereabouts Unknown

Alarming news about the trial of American pastor Saeed Abedini in Iran has emerged, with his family sharing that he has been removed from Evin Prison without Iranian authorities disclosing his whereabouts.

Mouse Study Links Teen Stress to Adult Mental Illness

New laboratory research on rodents suggests an elevated stress hormone in adolescence may be linked to severe mental illness in adulthood.

53 Percent of Americans Say Abortion 'Not That Important' Compared to Other Issues

How important is the abortion issue to Americans? Fifty-three percent of the public says abortion is "not that important" compared with other issues, while 45 percent says abortion is either "one among many important issues" (27 percent) or "a critical issue facing the country" (18 percent).

U.S. Passes 55 Million Abortion Mark

At some point in the past year, the United States experienced its 55 millionth legal abortion -- a number far more than the combined U.S. death toll of every American war since the nation's founding.

Boko Haram Attacks and Kills Five in Nigeria

After remaining silent for several weeks, the Islamist group Boko Haram killed five people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri.

These are the Heroes of Today

My colleagues and I were talking about heroes yesterday afternoon, about the positive impact a courageous and principled figure can make in the life of another person, especially a child.

Does It Matter Which Bible We Use?

The Old Testament was written in the language of its writers, which was Hebrew, and the New Testament was written in the language of its writers -- or at least the dominant language of commerce and culture -- which was Greek. The Bibles we read are translations of those languages into the English language. So does it matter which Bible we use?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 24, 2013 |
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15-Year-Old Christian Girl in Pakistan Allegedly Forced to Convert, Marry

A powerful Pakistani official's aide who is allegedly running a prostitution ring in Karachi has taken a Christian girl from her home and forced her to convert to Islam and marry him, according to the girl's family.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 24, 2013 |
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U.S. Pastor Shut Out of Iranian Trial, Unable to Address Charges

An American Christian pastor being tried in Iran for his religious beliefs was shut out of his own trial Tuesday -- the only day for him to present a defense

Egyptian Christian Leader Calls for Prayer in Wake of Revolution Anniversary

This Friday marks two years since the first fire of the January 25 Egyptian revolution against the Mubarak regime was lit by Egyptian young people.

Andy Stanley Calls Obama 'Pastor in Chief' in Pre-Inauguration Sermon

Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Andy Stanley, who gave the sermon at the pre-inaugural church service, suggested during his remarks that President Obama should be called "pastor in chief" for his leadership following the Newtown shooting.

Americans Expect to Give Less in 2013

In an ominous sign for charities, Americans say they will pull back on their giving in the coming year.

Thousands in Ireland Hold Vigil for 'Pro-Life Promise'

As many as 30,000 people attended a pro-life vigil in Dublin's Merrion Square on Saturday evening to oppose any changes to abortion legislation in Ireland.

Canada's First Christian Law School Opposed Over Gay Lifestyle Ban

For more than a year, Trinity Western University has been attempting to start Canada's first Christian law school, a proposal that the Canadian Council of Law Deans finds "very troubling."

Millennials: Social Media Access is the New Currency at Work

Cisco interviewed college students and young professionals to see exactly what social media, mobile devices and the Internet mean to them and found a dramatic shift in workplace priorities. In short, social media access on the job is as important as salary for millennials.

Iranian Media's Claim American Pastor to be Freed on Bail Denounced as 'Lie,' Attorney Says

The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran on charges of evangelizing denounced as "a lie" a report that her husband had been granted bail.

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'Being' Discipled

It’s a common phrase in Christian circles. We talk of "discipling" someone, "being" discipled, or going where there is a strong emphasis on discipleship. What’s wrong with this picture?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 22, 2013 |
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70 Percent of Americans Believe Roe v. Wade Should Stand

Seven in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand, according to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, as the landmark Supreme Court abortion-rights ruling turns 40 on Tuesday.

Today's Young Adults Will Never Pay Off Credit Card Debt

A growing body of evidence suggests that today’s young adults are drowning in credit-card debt — and that many of them will take this debt to their graves.

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