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Researcher Says Divorce Rate Among Christians Lower Than Previously Thought

Researcher Shaunti Feldhahn discovered the divorce rate of Christians who attend church regularly is lower than the secular world. It’s “maybe 15 percent, maybe 20 percent for all marriages,” said Feldhahn.

What Seattle Pacific University Students Taught Me

Earlier this month, a young male started shooting a gun at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian school. Before he stopped to reload his weapon, he had killed one and injured three others. A 22-year old student, Jon Meis, put himself in harm’s way to stop the gunman from inflicting further harm.

Presbyterians Narrowly Vote to Divest from Three Companies Involved in Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted Friday (June 20) to divest church funds from three American companies it cited for profiting from the oppression of Palestinians within Israel’s occupied territories.

Awaiting Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling, Public Favors Contraception Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs. Obamacare.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • June 24, 2014 |
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Bill Maher: Obama's an Atheist

Enough religious posturing, says one of TV’s more cynical gadflies, Bill Maher – let’s just accept that President Barack Obama doesn't believe in any God.

Watchdog Group Calls Internal Gothard Investigation a "Severe Disappointment"

Recovering Grace, the group that brought the allegations against Bill Gothard to light, expressed concern with the internal investigation's findings that minimized the "exploitation of innocent young women."

'Preachers of LA' Returns for Season 2 Amongst Controversy

Controversial show “Preachers of L.A.” will soon return for its second season, though many Christians are concerned that the reality TV program is making a mockery of religion.

Study: Helicopter Parenting Stunts Child Development

A new study found that children who spend more time in less structured activities are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults.

Syrian Children Used as Suicide Bombers

Humanitarian group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported that Syrian children are being used by the military in horrifying ways.

Atheists Argue Ground Zero Cross is Offensive

An Atheist group has challenged the existence of the “Ground Zero cross” at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

ISIS Forces Tax on Mosul Christians

ISIS is demanding Christians in Mosul to pay a poll tax. The tax of $250 does not apply to Muslim citizens.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kidnaps 60 Women and Girls, 31 Boys

Boko Haram is behind another abduction in Northeast Nigeria. The militant group kidnapped 60 women and girls, and 31 boys from villages in the area.

Meriam Ibrahim Re-Arrested at Sudan Airport

One day after Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim was released from prison, she has been re-arrested by authorities.

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality and Eating Shrimp?

Same-sex marriage is in the news. That’s partly the result of various national-level religious liberty debates stemming from Christian photographers, florists and bakers conscientiously declining to participate in homosexual marriage ceremonies – and the lawsuits that they’ve had to face.

Crisis in Iraq: What's Next?

Turmoil in Iraq is ongoing, as ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) continues to take over Iraqi cities.

Prominent Egyptian Christian Receives Five-Year Prison Sentence

A prominent Egyptian Christian has received a five-year prison sentence for documenting religious persecution against the church.

Pope Francis Excommunicates Italian Mafia Members from Catholic Church

Pope Francis announced Saturday that Italian Mafia members are excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

Missouri Church Holds Gun Raffle to Attract Men to Parish

Ignite Church of Joplin Missouri has adopted a new strategy to attract men to the parish; the church recently held a gun raffle as a form of outreach to get men in the door.

National Cathedral Welcomes First Openly Transgender Priest to Pulpit

Washington D.C.’s National Cathedral welcomed Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge to preach on Sunday; it was the first time that the historic church permitted an openly transgender priest to speak at the pulpit.

Christian Radio Host Accused of Child Sex Crimes

A Christian radio host has been arrested on account of child sex charges. John Balyo of Michigan, the morning host of WCSG Radio, has been accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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