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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.

The Missing Piece in the Gun Debate

Make no mistake: Morality is -- or should be -- at the heart of the current debate. But when a culture advocates for moral neutrality, is it any wonder that bad things happen, however unintended?

Muslims Demolish Church-Owned Building in Egypt

Hundreds of Muslims came out of mosques earlier this week armed with hammers, and destroyed a social services building belonging to the Coptic Church while chanting Islamic slogans.

What's Hot? 1/18/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Two North Korean Christians Killed for Their Faith

Open Doors has confirmed the death of two Christians in North Korea. One Christian was recently shot while he was on his way back to Bible training in China, and the other died in one of North Korea's notorious labor camps.

U.S. Officials Pressure Iran to Free American Pastor

American leaders are pressuring Iran to free Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, who faces trial Monday.

A Short Video About Life, Love and the Gospel

Have you seen this new video from Cru?

Exercise Has Positive Effect on Teens' Self-Esteem, Mental Health

A study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that exercise has positive effects that go far beyond physical changes in teens, as it does with people of all ages.

Police Break Up Plot to Assassinate Turkish Pastor

Police in Turkey say they thwarted an assassination plot against a Christian pastor Tuesday when they arrested 14 suspects, two of whom had been part of his congregation for more than a year.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • January 18, 2013 |
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Even Amicable Divorces Result in Less Religious Kids

Kids raised in happy, intact marriages are twice as likely to worship later in life than children whose parents divorce amicably.

Egyptian Court Sentences Christian Family to 15 Years for Converting From Islam

The 15-year prison sentence given to a woman and her seven children by an Egyptian court for converting to Christianity is a sign of things to come, according to alarmed human rights advocates who say Egypt's Islamist government spells trouble for Christians.

Five Best Movies for Kids

I’d like to share their list of the top five cinematic productions for the youngsters in your family.

What Chris Rock Can Teach Us About Marriage

Most Christians don’t look to Chris Rock for advice. But on one point, he has something we should hear.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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