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Boy Scouts Delay Decision on Admitting Gays

A decision on whether the Boy Scouts of America will end its ban on gay members and leaders will not be voted on until the organization's annual meeting in May, the national executive board said Wednesday.

American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran Fears Supporters Have Abandoned Him

The American pastor sentenced to eight years in Iran's Evin Prison is unaware of growing international support for him and instead fears he's been abandoned, according to relatives who met with him this week.

Let Elderly 'Hurry Up and Die,' Japanese Official Says

The elderly should be able to "hurry up and die" to help the government, a senior Japanese official said.

California's Marriage Defenders Coming Up Short

Ahead of the Supreme Court case over California's Proposition 8, a ruling that could change the nation's laws about same-sex marriage, traditional marriage proponents are facing financial struggles.

Space Babies and "The Talk"

Continuing on yesterday’s theme of Super Bowl commercials, I wanted to highlight the larger issue brought up by Kia’s "Space Babies" ad.

University of Michigan Denies Removing InterVarsity Chapter From Campus

The University of Michigan has denied that it removed a chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship from campus because the group's bylaws required its leaders to be Christians.

Another Religious Business Owner Wins Injunction Against HHS Mandate

On Jan. 30, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an injunction against the federal government's health insurance contraceptive mandate to Grote Industries, a Catholic-owned business, reversing a lower court's ruling that earlier dismissed the business' lawsuit.

  • WORLD News Service |
  • February 05, 2013 |
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Pro Athletes Influence Society More Than Pastors, Say Two-Thirds of Americans

A new survey by the Barna Group released just before the Super Bowl suggests that Americans believe professional athletes influence society more than pastors "by more than a three-to-one margin."

Study: Teens and Energy Drinks Are a Bad Combo

A study published in the journal Pediatrics in Review says that the $5 billion energy drink industry markets directly to adolescents and that high caffeine consumption is associated with a variety of teen health issues — like insomnia, anxiety, elevated blood pressure, and digestive problems.

Oregon Baker Under Investigation for Denying Wedding Cake to Lesbians

An Oregon baker is under investigation by the state for notifying a lesbian woman that he did not make cakes for same-sex ceremonies.

Obama: Boy Scouts Should Lift Gay Ban

President Barack Obama said in a pre-Super Bowl interview that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts of America, .

The Seismic Shift in Outreach

There has been a seismic shift in outreach that few church leaders are understanding, much less pursuing.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 04, 2013 |
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Anti-Christian Hostility Heats Up Amid Unrest in Egypt

Among files on arrested converts from Islam, kidnapped Christian girls and beaten monks piling up on the desk of a noted lawyer in Egypt, on top is the case of two boys about to be tried for allegedly showing contempt of Islam.

  • Morning Star News |
  • February 04, 2013 |
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Super Bowl Ads a Contrast of Culture

For good or bad, advertisements are a reflection and extension of the culture. So, what did the commercials during last night’s Super Bowl communicate?

These Parents are Guaranteed to Win the Super Bowl

This Sunday's Super Bowl between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers is being dubbed the "Harbaugh Bowl" -- or even better, the "Super Baugh."

HHS Announces Changes to Contraceptive Mandate, But Proposal Met With Skepticism

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday proposed accommodations for religious groups concerning the controversial contraceptive mandate, but many religious and conservative organizations say the proposal does not go far enough.

U.S. Senate Shoots Down Bid to Halt Sales of F-16s, Tanks to Egypt

The U.S. Senate on Thursday defeated an amendment that aimed to prevent the Obama administration from transferring F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to Egypt.

Attack on U.S. Embassy in Turkey Leaves Two Dead

A blast outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killed at least two people, the U.S. State Department confirmed Friday.

What's Hot? 2/1/13

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

Are You a Happy Warrior?

I’ve always liked the poem by William Wordsworth titled “Character of the Happy Warrior.” Though not so intended, it is an appropriate charge to Christians who seek God’s strength in their efforts to engage the culture winsomely.

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