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Report: 54 Percent of Americans Would Vote for Well-Qualified Atheist

In 2011, for the first time since the question was first asked in 1958, a majority of Americans (54 percent) told Gallup they would vote for a generally well-qualified atheist for president.

Majority of Tweens Have Cell Phones

A new survey indicates that a majority of tweens (ages 8-12) have cell phones, and many parents are concerned about the cost.

U.S. Olympic Marathoner: God is My Coach

29-year-old Ryan Hall, the fastest American distance runner competing in the London Olympics, says he owes it all to his coach who has been with him every step of the way -- God.

Confessions of a College Intern

I’m spoiled in the sense that I have nurturing, caring, loving parents.

Hypocrites

"The church is full of hypocrites." It’s almost become the great cultural dismissal. It has become the "one-liner" that can effectively quell any consideration of Jesus, much less the implications of faith in Him.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 19, 2012 |
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Effort Fails at Reversing California Gay History Law

California's first-in-the-nation gay history law will remain the law for public schools after a signature drive aimed at overturning it fell short for the second time in a year.

Wheaton College Joins Suit Against Obamacare Over Abortion Drugs

Illinois-based Wheaton College announced July 18 it had joined the Catholic University of America in suing the Obama administration over the so-called contraception mandate.

Israel Blames Iran for Deadly Explosion on Bus of Israeli Tourists

Israel pointed the finger at Iran Wednesday after a deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists outside Bulgaria's Burgas Airport that killed at least three people.

Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gay Leaders

After a two-year review by an 11-member special committee, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed a policy Tuesday banning gay leaders and scouts.

Exposure to Sexual Content in Movies Predicts Sexual Behavior in Adolescence

A new study links exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age to adolescents' sexual behavior.

Parents Paying Less of Students' College Tuition, Fees

College students are increasingly paying for their own higher education, according to a new study from college financing company Sallie Mae.

What Do You Think of This Photo?

This past weekend, Tim Goeglein, one of my colleagues at Focus, visited New York City’s Ground Zero Memorial.

Indian Christians Forced Into Hindu Worship, Driven From Homes

Hindu extremists forced 15 Christians to participate in Hindu worship rituals, then beat them up and rousted them from their village.

Gaza Christians Protest Forced Conversions to Islam

In an unusual public demonstration, men and women gathered in front of the Church of Saint Porphyrius Monday to protest the abduction and forced conversion of members of their congregation.

Girls as Young as 6 Want to be 'Sexy'

Girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in the Midwest.

2012 Christy Awards Given Out in Orlando

The 13th annual Christy Awards, which honor each year excellent Christian fiction, were given out the evening of July 16 at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Should Officials Have Accepted This Answer?

United States Olympian Ryan Hall will be one of three runners representing America during the upcoming men’s marathon in London.

Oregon to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

An Oregon initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana has qualified for the November ballot, placing the state alongside Colorado and Washington in voting on the issue this year.

Gallup Reports New Low in Religious Confidence

Americans' confidence in organized religion, slowly but steadily declining since the 1970s, slipped to a new low in the latest survey by the Gallup Organization.

Syrian Christians Evacuated From Bombed-Out City of Homs

Residents trapped in Christian neighborhoods in Syria's bombed-out city of Homs were evacuated last week after an agreement between army and rebel forces.

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