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Episcopal, Presbyterian Churches to Debate Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Ordination

The Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will both be debating gay marriage issues in the coming week, and any decisions made may have far-reaching consequences.

Trying to Determine When a Date is a Date

When it comes to two single people of the opposite sex sharing a meal or a movie together, when does it become a “date” – as opposed to just two people of the opposite sex sharing a meal or a movie together?

Colorado Wildfire of 'Epic Proportions' Displaces 32,000

Firefighters are battling inferno-like conditions to try to tame an explosive wildfire that has already displaced 32,000 residents from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colo., including more than 2,000 who live at the Air Force Academy.

Boko Haram Reign of Terror Impacts Churches in Nigeria

The terror campaign on Christian churches in northern Nigeria by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram continues to impact Sunday worship services.

Presbyterian Church in America Takes Firmer Stand On Translating 'Son of God' for Muslims

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) has officially rebuked Wycliffe Bible Translators' approach to translating the phrase "Son of God" for Muslims and recommended that PCA churches withdraw financial support from such Bible translations if they remain uncorrected.

How Teens View Their Digital Lives [Infographic]

Common Sense Media's infographic on how teens view their digital lives.

Man Allowed to Pass Out Bibles at Gay Pride Festival

A last-minute court decision has allowed a Wisconsin man to set up a booth outside a gay pride celebration in Minneapolis to hand out Bibles.

China's One-Child Policy Bankrupting Families

A Chinese mother faces outrageous fines for violating the country's one-child policy, which advocacy groups say highlights China's ruthless tactics to maintain population control by pressuring women to abort their unborn children or bankrupt their families.

War Brings Additional Trials for Syrian Believers

Christians in Syria who share their faith have always faced danger, but the escalating civil war is making evangelistic efforts even more difficult.

The Real War on Women

If you ingest a steady dose of daily news, it would be easy to grow weary of the din of the average day, the discordant sounds of a culture awash in controversy. An issue may startle and grab you, but just as soon as you begin to digest it, another wild and upsetting story comes along, like the rolling tide of a stormy sea.

Abortion Clinics Offering Sunday Discounts, Countering Church Protests

Abortion clinics across the nation have increasingly been offering discounts for their services on Sundays, partly to counter afternoon church protests by pro-life Christians.

Teens Running Circles Around Parents on Social Media

As always, parents try to keep an eye on teens to prevent them from doing stupid, self-destructive things, and teens always succeed in evading them. This time it's happening with social media.

Conservative Group ForAmerica Flubs Jefferson Quote

Remember when the atheist group posted the fake Jefferson quote? Now the socially conservative ForAmerica has followed suit.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • June 25, 2012 |
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Appeals Judge in Azerbaijan to Decide Fate of Church

A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and "liquidated" the church.

What Coke and Christianity Have in Common

I was struck by this full-page ad that ran in this past Sunday’s New York Times. The advertisement was placed in response to the current debate about banning oversized soft drinks in New York City.

Spiritual Narcissism

If there is a theme to our day, it’s that “it’s all about me.” The technical term is narcissism.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 25, 2012 |
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Islamists Thrilled as Egypt Elects Muslim Brotherhood President

The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, won Egypt's first presidential election with 51.7 percent of the vote, and the result has immediately sparked concerns for Christians and religious minorities.

India: Hindu Extremists Severely Beat Christians With Flashlights

Forty armed Hindu radicals in India barged into the home of a convert from Hinduism to Christianity on June 9 to forcibly re-convert him.

Research Shows Growing Republican, Democratic 'God Gap'

A new report by the Pew Research Center shows more evidence of a growing religious divide between Republicans and Democrats.

Jail Sentence Stands for Host of Home Bible Studies in Arizona

A federal district court in Arizona ruled that a Phoenix homeowner who held weekly Bible studies in his backyard must serve jail time for failing to comply with building, zoning, fire and safety codes applicable to churches.

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