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U.N. Estimates 60,000 Killed in Syria

As the civil war in Syria nears its two-year anniversary, the United Nations estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed, with monthly casualty figures steadily increasing.

Every Mom Needs to Watch This Video

If you’re a mom who has grown weary or you’re just in need of a dose of loving encouragement today, I have something for you.

Why the Worst Thing That Happens to You Could Wind Up Being the Best Thing

In 1939, J.R.R. Tolkien prepared an essay to be delivered as a lecture at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. It was titled "On Fairy-Stories," and in the piece he explained and defended the use of fantasy as a literary form.

Sandy Hook Students Resume Classes for First Time Since Shooting

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary School return to class today for the first time since a gunman's massacre killed 20 of their classmates and six adults.

When to Make a Change

I wonder if we know when to make a change. Yes, we know what we want to change, and when we have windows of opportunity, but that is different than knowing when it is time to change no matter what the cost.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 03, 2013 |
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Nigeria Leader: Islamists Won't Stop Christians From Worshiping

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan told Christians gathered at a church in Nigeria's capital on Sunday that "the church is one of the main targets" of terrorist attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram, but "if the idea of Boko Haram is to stop Nigerians from worshiping God, they will not succeed."

Maryland Ushers in New Year With Same-Sex Ceremonies

As the clock hit midnight on the East Coast and many celebrated the new year, homosexuals observed the occasion by hosting same-sex ceremonies in Baltimore's City Hall.

Second Concussions Can Be Devastating

A new case study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics finds that a rare "second-impact syndrome" (or SIS) can occur when an athlete suffers a jolt to the head too soon after an earlier concussion -- even if a CT scan taken after the first concussion comes back clean.

Increasing Number of Teens in U.S. Disregard Pot Dangers

A new study concludes teens’ perception of the dangers of marijuana is at its lowest level in more than 20 years.

Iran: 50 Christians Temporarily Arrested in Christmas Raid

Iranian government forces began a coordinated and pre-planned raid during a meeting of Iranian Christians celebrating Christmas last week, during which many were arrested and detained, including an Armenian pastor.

Syria Rebels Behead Christian, Feed Him to Dogs as Fears Grow Over Islamist Atrocities

Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.

15 Christians Have Throats Slit by Boko Haram Extremists in Northern Nigeria

At least 15 Christians were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria on Dec. 28 when the militants snuck into Musari, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Maiduguri, early in the morning and slit the throats of the Christians in their own homes.

Resolved

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Many of the changes we want to make are often practical -- from losing a few pounds to keeping our cars and closets better organized. Some of our resolutions might delve a bit deeper.

Sudan Arrests Coptic Priests for Baptizing Convert

As part of heightened persecution of Christians since South Sudan seceded from Sudan last year, Sudanese authorities have arrested two priests of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Sudan and accused them of baptizing a convert from Islam.

  • Morning Star News |
  • January 01, 2013 |
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Fiscal Cliff Stalemate: It's Dangerous to Discourage Generosity

Would you give as much as you're currently giving to your church or charities of choice whether or not you were entitled to deduct the amount of the contributions from your taxable income?

Plight of Syrian Christians Intensifies

The condition of the church in Syria is becoming more and more desperate as Christians, their property and their churches continue to be the targets of violent attacks.

The World in 2030

It’s that time of year again; time to look back at the year that was, and look forward to the year ahead.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 31, 2012 |
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Fathers Vanish in U.S. as Single Motherhood Continues to Rise

In every U.S. state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade.

My Radical Pastor Friend

The Reverend Graham J. Baird is the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs.

Maryland Business Owner Ends Wedding Services Over Same-Sex Marriage

A well-known Maryland tour company famous for its old-fashioned trolley rides will no longer be offering its wedding services starting in January because its owner opposes same-sex marriage and fears he might face discrimination claims for turning away gay couples.

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