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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.

Majority of Americans Think Religious Freedom is Fast Declining in U.S.

Slightly more than half of American adults, particularly Protestants and evangelicals, feel religious freedoms have grown worse in the last decade in the United States and foresee further restrictions in the years to come, according to a new study by the Barna Group and the Clapham Group.

Vatican Welcomes Obama Gun Control Proposal

The Vatican praised President Barack Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, calling them a "step in a right direction."

Belgian Twin Brothers Assisted in Suicide

Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were put to death by their doctor on Dec. 14, though the hospital that performed the euthanasia waited a month to announce the action.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Several years ago, the earliest recorded sermon of Dr. King was discovered. At the time he delivered it, Feb. 28, 1954, he was still a seminary student. The site was the Second Baptist Church of Detroit. He titled it "Rediscovering Lost Values."

Russia Sends Mixed Signals on Adoption Ban

In the wake of Russia’s new law banning U.S. adoptions, parents who have poured years of time and thousands of dollars into the adoption process now wait with bated breath to learn whether they can bring their children home.

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