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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.

Bullied Bus Monitor Depicts Clash of Two Worlds

A heart-wrenching 10-minute video of a 68-year-old bus monitor in upstate New York, Karen Klein, being bullied by middle school students has gone viral and is being played and replayed on cable news today.

Police Chaplains Told to Stop Mentioning Jesus

Volunteer chaplains in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will no longer be allowed to invoke the name of Jesus in prayers at public events held on government property.

What's Hot? 6/22/12

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

Egypt Postpones Announcing Election Results

Egyptian authorities postponed announcing results of the presidential election Thursday, citing complaints of voter fraud by both candidates.

Gen Z Learns From Parents' Money Mistakes

Generation Z -- the newest demographic to move into adolescence -- are learning about money by watching their parents struggle in a difficult economy.

Southern Baptists Agree Same-Sex Marriage Not a Civil Rights Issue

Messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution denouncing "the effort to legalize 'same-sex marriage' as a civil rights issue since homosexuality does not qualify as a class meriting special protections, like race and gender."

Who's Your Favorite TV Dad?

Although they’re fictitious characters, a good many people have been “raised” by fathers on TV, for good or bad.

Evangelical Leaders Divided on Obama's New Immigration Policy

President Obama's executive order allowing up to 800,000 illegal immigrants to apply for work authorization has divided evangelical leaders who just days earlier called for legislatively enacted immigration reforms.

The Converted Mind

A mind for God is terribly important if one is to have a life given to God. As the Apostle Paul wrote, the very basis of our spiritual transformation as Christ followers is through the renewing of our minds.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 21, 2012 |
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Senate Considers Resolution Condemning Iran for Imprisoning Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani

The U.S. Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations unanimously approved on June 19 a resolution calling for the exoneration and immediate release of imprisoned Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani.

Teen Cosmetic Surgery on the Rise

Today, more teens are having cosmetic surgery than ever before.

Nativity Scenes Banned at Santa Monica Park After Atheist Dispute

The city council of Santa Monica, Calif., has voted to half unattended private displays in a public park after a fight last year between atheists and Christians who had set up Nativity scenes for decades.

Convert From Islam in Sudan Loses Wife, Children

Mohammed Khidir Khalil is fighting to recover his family after his in-laws compelled his wife to claim she was Muslim and divorce him. A Sudanese court granted her custody of their two sons and forbade him to see them.

Marco Rubio's Great Lesson

Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s memoir, An American Son, was released this week. Born to Cuban refugees, his story is an inspiring and candid one.

NYC Churches Fight On to Hold Services in Public Schools

Churches in New York City brought their case to court Friday, fighting for the right to use public schools for Sunday services.

35 Steps to a Better Life

What I’m going to share with you today is a version of a popular email forward. The author is unknown. But because the advice is so simple and foundational, it’s probably worth reviewing again.

Rev. Fred Luter Elected First African-American Southern Baptist President

Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention June 19, the first African-American to hold the post.

U.S. Tells Egypt's Military to Hand Over Power to Elected Muslim Brotherhood President

The Obama administration warned Egypt's military leaders to hand over power to Mohammed Morsi -- the Muslim Brotherhood candidate who claimed victory in the presidential election -- or risk losing billions of dollars in U.S. aid.

Muslims File Suit Over NYPD Surveillance

Eight Muslims, including several college students, are suing the New York Police Department over a surveillance program that targeted Muslims throughout the Northeast.

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