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Son of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar Faces Jail Time for Impersonating Father's Critic

The son of a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar will serve jail time for impersonating his father’s critics online.

Archbishop Justin Welby, Faith Leaders Voice Assisted Dying Bill Opposition

A group of over twenty British church leaders have joined together in opposition of Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill; Archbishop Justin Welby is included among those speaking out against the controversial legislation.

Five Kidnap Victims, Including Two Nuns, Released by ISIS Unharmed

Five people, including two nuns, who were kidnapped by ISIS have been released unharmed; the militants did not demand ransom money for their return.

Supreme Court Rulings Update

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on June 30th, which upheld the protection of religious liberties. At issue was one facet of the Affordable Care Act which would have forced many business owners to violate their religious principles by requiring them to fund possible abortion-causing drugs in their company health plans.

Accrediting Agency to Review Gordon College

the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ Commission on Institutions of Higher Education will review whether Gordon College is violating standards of the accrediting agency.

Christian Charities Step Up to Serve Border Crisis Refugees

While the government decides what to do about the border crisis, thousands of children are being detained. Christian charities and churches have now stepped in to tend to the needs of those unaccompanied children.

Parents Spending More On Kids This Summer

A new survey finds parents have increased per child spending on summer vacation, up 12% from 2013 and up 59% from 2012.

Alabama Megachurch Opens Bowling Alley and Climbing Wall

A megachurch in Alabama added an entertainment complex to its building, including a 12-lane bowling alley, climbing wall, basketball court, fitness center, and arcade.

Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills at Least 38

A car bomb killed at least 38 people in Afghanistan on Tuesday reports CNN; 30 more sustained injuries.

Israel Resumes Bombing Campaign after Hamas Rejects Ceasefire Proposal

Violence in Israel and Gaza paused briefly yesterday when Israel agreed to Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire. After Hamas rejected the ceasefire proposal, Israel’s bombing campaign continues today.

Key to Your Success

A lot of people assume it’s their circumstances that determine their attitude. But that’s really not the case. It’s actually quite the opposite.

Sunni Jihadi Group Seizes Syria City

A Sunni extremist group has taken over opposition-held areas of a city, Syrian activists say.

Vote Allows Female Bishops in Church of England

For the first time in history, women will be allowed to serve as bishops in the Church of England. The decision by the General Synod overturns generations of traditional rules discriminating against female clergy members.

Colorado Traditional Marriage Law Overturned Pending Appeal

A state judge in Denver overturned Colorado’s traditional marriage law in early July, but he put same-sex marriages on hold pending an appeal.

Doug Phillips Leaves Church without Following Procedures He Emphasized in Ministry

In a statement regarding former Vision Forum Ministries president Doug Phillips, the leaders of Boerne Christian Assembly announced Phillips had joined another church without receiving a letter of transfer from BCA.

Democrats Unveil Legislation to Overturn Hobby Lobby Ruling

Barely a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the federal government cannot force corporations to pay for employees’ abortifacient drugs, Senate Democrats announced legislation to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision.

Gay Marriage Passes First Appeals Court Test

A federal appeals court declared Utah’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional in the first appellate ruling on state marriage laws as the issue makes its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Student Who Married Same-Sex Partner Expelled from Southwestern Christian University

A lesbian student who married her partner was expelled from an Oklahoma university one semester shy of her sports management degree.

ISIS Militants Claim to Have Destroyed Jonah's Tomb

The Old Testament prophet Jonah went safely to his eternal reward long ago, but Muslim extremists say they’ve destroyed his tomb in the Iraqi province of Ninevah.

California Legislation Allows Same-Sex Couples to Be Pronounced “Spouse and Spouse”

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation in California last week that allows same-sex couples to be pronounced “spouse and spouse.”

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