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Poll: Only 52 Percent of Americans Give Clergy High Marks for Honesty, Ethics

Who do Americans regard as the most honest and ethical people in their lives? According to a new Gallup poll, most people would not say a pastor or clergyman.

Violence Against Christians Moves Nigeria to No. 7 on List of Terror-Affected Nations

Boko Haram's violent jihad against Christians in Nigeria pushed the country into seventh place in annual rankings of countries impacted by terrorism, fueling more calls for the State Department to reconsider its decision not to designate the Islamist group as a "foreign terrorist organization."

What's Hot? 12/07/12

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

Equal Rights for Christians in Bhutan Stalled

While Bhutan's government has quietly enacted an "anti-conversion" law that Christians fear will be used against them, a proposal to grant Christians the right to construct church buildings and form organizations remains stalled.

  • Morning Star News |
  • December 07, 2012 |
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Israel Still Excluded From Obama Administration's Touted Counter-Terror Forum

Six months after the Obama administration said it was "committed" to involving Israel in its flagship international counter-terrorism initiative, there has evidently been little progress, and the State Department indicated Wednesday it was still trying.

Ten Resolutions for Mental Health

Pastor and author John Piper recently shared notes he took during a 1976 lecture by Clyde Kilby, one of his professors in English literature at Wheaton College.

Pakistani Christians Hold Prayer Rally for Wounded Missionary

Hundreds of Pakistani Christians rallied in the city of Lahore to pray for a wounded Christian missionary.

Fiscal Cliff Imperils Adoption Tax Credit

With Congress embroiled in debate over the so-called "fiscal cliff," many in the adoption community are concerned that the adoption tax credit set to expire at the end of the year could be forgotten.

Belgium: Two Newly Elected Muslim Politicians in Brussels Vow to Implement Sharia

Two Muslim politicians who won October municipal elections in Belgium's capital, Brussels, have vowed to implement sharia, or Islamic law, in Belgium.

The Mayan Apocalypse

The Mayan apocalypse -- predicted for December 21 -- is looming large. How are we to think Christianly about this?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 06, 2012 |
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Court Upholds Indiana's Ban on Secular Wedding Officiants

A federal court in Indiana has rejected atheists' requests to preside at wedding ceremonies, saying only clergy or public officials are licensed to solemnize marriages.

Are We Obsessed With Our Pets?

Is it possible to love your dog or cat too much?

Nigerian-Americans Organize to Support Violence-Plagued Christians in Northern Nigeria

In the United States, Nigerian Christians have decided to come alongside their brethren in Nigeria, fighting back with the creation of the Christian Association of Nigerian Americans (CANAN) -- an organization committed to raising awareness about what its members call "pre-genocide" conditions in their homeland.

Chen Guangcheng: Forced Abortion in China 'Still Extensively Exists'

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, whose dramatic escape from house arrest and flight to New York captured the attention of the world in May, has issued a powerful video calling on the Chinese Communist Party to account for crimes committed against the Chinese people.

Social Media Goes to the Bathroom

If you have found yourself using Facebook and Twitter in the bathroom, you are not alone.

Philippines Typhoon Death Toll Still Rising

The death toll is continuing to rise from a powerful typhoon that flooded much of the southern Philippines.

Church Cancels 'Charlie Brown' Over Atheist Outrage

A Little Rock church has canceled a matinee performance of "Merry Christmas Charlie Brown" for local school children after critics complained the show was too religious and therefore violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.

Fiscal Cliff? How About the Moral Cliff?

Ironically, one of the reasons we’re on the verge of this fiscal cliff in the first place is that too many have believed for too long that moral problems can be solved or managed through fiscal policy.

Algerian Faces Five Years in Prison for Sharing Christian Faith

Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian’s appeal of his original sentence. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and fined, even though prosecutors had brought no evidence or witnesses before the court.

  • Open Doors News |
  • December 05, 2012 |
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Santa Monica's 60-Year-Old Nativity Scenes Move to Private Property

Despite having to relocate to private property after losing a legal battle, the 60-year-old Santa Monica tradition of displaying a nativity scene during the Christmas season will continue.

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