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Burned Church Latest in String of Tanzanian Attacks

Arsonists burned a Tanzania church Feb. 19 in the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, two days after gunmen killed a Catholic priest there.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • February 26, 2013 |
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Virginia Passes Ban on Campus 'All-Comers' Policies

The Virginia state legislature passed a measure giving college student groups the right to grant membership only to those who share their beliefs and mission.

C. Everett Koop, Surgeon General Who Taught Evangelicals to Hate Abortion, Dies at 96

C. Everett Koop, the Christian physician and former U.S. Surgeon General who brought abortion to the forefront of evangelical social action, died Feb. 25 at age 96.

What to Pray For — If You Want to Be Successful

I think one person got it right when he said: “Success will take you further than character can keep you.”

Christian Bookstores Raided, Church Buildings Demolished in Sudan

Having deported scores of foreign Christians and demolished several church buildings in the past few months, Sudan continued ridding the country of Christianity this week by raiding Christian bookshops in Khartoum and arresting Christians.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 26, 2013 |
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More Arrests in Libya After Detention of Foreign Christians

Arrests continue of Christians accused of proselytizing in Libya, with a total of seven now known to be in custody including one reported to have been tortured.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 25, 2013 |
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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."

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