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The Recipe for American Renewal

America needs a special kind of citizenry; a mature, well-informed electorate of persons able to reason clearly and rule themselves prudently.

Boko Haram Calls on Nigeria's President to Convert to Islam

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday dismissed as "blackmail" a call by the suspected leader of the Islamist group Boko Haram for him to resign and convert to Islam.

Teens Who Expect to Die Young Take More Risks

A new study finds that for American teens, the expectation of death before the age of 35 predicted increase risk behaviors.

Oxford University Amends Dress Code for Transgender Students

England's Oxford University has decided to change its strict academic dress code to accommodate transgender students -- meaning that males will be allowed to attend classes wearing skirts and women can wear a suit and tie.

What One Mom Has Learned From the Olympics

The London Games continue to serve up hours and hours of spirited fun for millions around the world. For parents, the Olympics also provide all kinds of "teachable moments" for our kids, from talking about the dedication required in training to how to handle disappointment when a medal is just beyond reach.

Church Hopping

A working definition: church hopping is going from one church to another without committing to any one church for any significant period of time (which makes it different than legitimate church "shopping").

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 06, 2012 |
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Syrian Prime Minister Reportedly Defects

Syrian prime minister Riyad Farid Hijab reportedly defected Monday, delivering a new blow to the embattled government of president Bashar Assad.

Uzbekistan: Christian Charged for Teaching Religion

A Christian from Fergana, Uzbekistan, faces up to three years in prison on a charge of illegally teaching religion.

Saudi Arabia Deports 35 Ethiopian Christians for Practicing Their Faith

On August 1, Saudi Arabia deported the last of 35 Ethiopian Christians arrested and detained for holding an all-night prayer vigil at a private home on December 15, 2011.

Egypt: Christian Homes, Businesses Destroyed in Sectarian Violence

Christian homes and businesses were looted August 1 in violence that broke out following the death of a Muslim man in the Egyptian village of Dahshur.

Chick-fil-A Confirms 'Record-Setting Day' on Appreciation Day

Chick-fil-A announced Thursday that supporters who flocked to the restaurant for "Appreciation Day" on August 1 propelled the company to a "record-setting day."

Tell Me About Your Time at Chick-fil-A Yesterday

Because they’re a privately owned corporation, Chick-fil-A isn’t expected to release sales figures from yesterday’s events, but from what I’ve seen and heard, it was a record-setting day for the organization. Don’t you like it when good folks do well?

Government Attacking Religious Freedom in 'Nearly Half the World's Countries'

Attacks on Christians are rising in Arab Spring countries, anti-Semitism is growing around the globe, and people worldwide are paying with their lives for their religious beliefs, according to the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report, released this week at the State Department.

What's Hot? 8/3/12

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

Netanyahu: Time Running Out to Stop Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told U.S. defense secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday that time was running out for the international community to halt Iran's nuclear program by peaceful means.

Official Beats Christian Pastor in Buddhist Bhutan

A government official on Tuesday beat and threatened to kill a Christian pastor in the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, located between India and China.

What You Might Not Know About Olympian Missy Franklin

Missy Franklin has good timing -- no pun intended.

Chick-fil-A Supporters Line Up for Appreciation Day

People across the country flocked to Chick-fil-A Wednesday in support of remarks by the restaurant's CEO backing traditional marriage.

Always On, Never With

There are several fallouts from a culture that is “always on.” For one thing, it's made us impatient.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 02, 2012 |
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India: Christians Tormented with Music, Then Attacked

For months, a group of Hindu extremists in southern India had been blasting high-volume movie music at the prayer meetings of a local Christian ministry -- but in early July, the harassment crossed the line to assault.

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