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Date Set for Egypt's New Constitution, Religious Minorities Fear Sharia Will Be Source of Legislation

Egypt's prime minister announced Saturday that the country's new constitution would be drafted by the end of September, and there is grave concern that Islamic sharia law will become the sole source of the legislation, meaning a significant decline in religious freedom for Christians and other minorities.

Pot-Smoking Teens Risk Lasting Mental Deficits

The persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team.

Ukraine: Prominent Evangelical Pastor Faces Arrest

The pastor of what is believed to be the largest evangelical church in eastern Europe is facing possible arrest in Ukraine.

Communion on the Moon

The passing of Neil Armstrong this past Saturday stirs up a wave of nostalgia for me. At the time he became the first man to walk on the moon, I was 7 and had just two great loves of my life: football and astronomy.

Bill Nye the Science Guy Slams Creationism

Famed TV scientist Bill Nye, a mechanical engineer best known for his program "Bill Nye the Science Guy," slammed creationism in a new online video posted last Thursday titled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children."

Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum with Mixed Explanations as to Why

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren called off plans for a presidential forum that he said was scheduled to include both major party candidates, but there are conflicting accounts as to why the event was canceled.

Yale Study: Marijuana May Really Be a Gateway Drug

In a new Yale study, researchers found that alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana were associated with an increased likelihood of prescription drug abuse in men 18 to 25.

Teen Survey Reveals Drug-Infected Schools

In a new teen survey, 9 out of 10 high school students say that some classmates drug, drink and smoke at school.

If You Think You Don't Have Time to Read

Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat.

'The American Bible Challenge' Debuts as GSN's Most-Viewed Program of All Time

Thursday night's premiere of the Game Show Network's new series "The American Bible Challenge," hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, was a mega-hit -- debuting as the No. 1 program ever on GSN.

Church Metrics

I am about to go where angels fear to tread. Yep, church numbers.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 27, 2012 |
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Texas Fraud Suit Against Planned Parenthood Moves Forward

The American Center for Law and Justice is proceeding with a lawsuit saying Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas defrauded taxpayers, after a federal judge dismissed the abortion seller's plea to dismiss the case in early August.

Survey Shows Economy Continuing to Impact Churches

According to a survey by LifeWay Research, pastors say the economy continues to have a negative impact on their churches despite stabilized giving.

India: Family Attacked for Playing Christian Music

A pastor and his family were attacked recently in Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, after showing kindness to a stranger.

Laos: Detained Christians Released After Six Weeks in Prison Without Charge

Four Christians arrested in Luang Namtha province in Laos in June after being caught explaining the Bible to a local man have now been released.

Mars Hill Church Names Rob Bell's Successor

Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Mich., has appointed a new teaching pastor, months after founding pastor and well-known author Rob Bell departed for California.

What's So Wrong About a Church Feeding a Football Team?

A high school football coach in Georgia is under investigation today for allowing his football team to receive meals from local church groups.

U.S. Embassies Around the World Close for Muslim Eid al-Fitr Holiday

A number of U.S. embassies around the world -- including in countries without Muslim majorities, like the Philippines and Nigeria -- closed for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday this week.

What's Hot? 8/24/12

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

11-Year-Old Pakistani Christian Girl Remains Jailed

Controversy continues to swirl around Pakistan's blasphemy law after the arrest of a young Christian girl for allegedly defiling words from the Quran.

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