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'Tebow Bills' Abound

Several states have introduced legislation to allow homeschoolers to play sports at their local public schools, as Tim Tebow did in Florida.

A Gift of Thanks For You

The public’s reaction to the John 3:16 ad which ran during the NFL divisional playoff game between Tim Tebow’s Denver Broncos and the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots has given me and the team here at Focus on the Family a much needed lift.

'Courageous' Hits No. 1 in Nationwide DVD Sales

The church-made film "Courageous" surprised critics once again by becoming the No. 1-selling DVD nationwide for the week ending Jan. 22.

Egypt: 3,000 Muslims Attack Christian Homes and Shops

A mob of more than 3,000 Muslims looted and torched Christian-owned homes and shops after a false rumor spread about a Coptic man.

'Father' and 'Son' Ousted From Trinity in New Bible Translations

Three major Christian organizations are removing the words "Father" and "Son" from new Arabic Bible versions because the terms are "offensive to Muslims."

Court Says Student's Faith May Have Led to Expulsion

A federal appeals court ruled that a counseling student who declined to advise a gay client might have been expelled from her university because of her faith.

If You Had One Day to Live Over

Is the source of your own happiness -- joy?

Learning from CarMax

A reluctant, even hostile customer became a raging fan – and all it took was a different process. Same transaction, same product, same goal, but a radically different experience.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 30, 2012 |
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2012 to Be a 'Nightmare' for China's Underground Churches?

2011 saw the greatest number of human-rights violations in China in two decades, but some watchdog groups say 2012 might be even worse.

N.Y. Senate Committee Passes Bill to Override Ban of Church Services in Schools

The Education Committee passed a bill as the first step toward overriding a city policy banning churches from holding weekend worship services in rented public schools.

Teacher Ordered to Remove Christian Banners Appeals to Supreme Court

A San Diego-area high school math teacher ordered to take down classroom banners that referred to God has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Legacy of Wilberforce, Part 2

In the United States, the end of slavery came after a hundred years of abolitionism culminated in a war that claimed over 600,000 lives, while Great Britain achieved the same result in half the time and without a bloody conflict. What made the difference?

Iraq Falling Back Into 'Authoritarianism'

"Despite U.S. government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy, the reality is that it left behind a budding police state."

Are You One of the "Crazies"?

After a relatively quiet few months on the same-sex marriage front, activists in both Washington state and New Jersey have expressed a strong desire to push for legalization via their respective legislatures.

Half a Million People Call for Release of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi

People around the world have signed a petition asking the Pakistani government to release Asia Bibi, a Christian wife and mother falsely accused of blasphemy.

What's Hot? 1/27/12

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

Former Obama Faith Adviser: 'I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying'

Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008, said this week that the demise of religious society in America was a good thing.

Teen Passengers Are Driving Distractions

New studies describe which teens are likely to drive with multiple friends, and how these passengers may affect teen drivers right before a crash.

Airline Stops Giving Prayer Cards With Meals

Alaska Airlines will soon stop its 30-year tradition of giving prayer cards with verses from Psalms to passengers with their flight meals.

Muslim Father Arrested After Sons Convert to Christianity

Somali Islamists arrested a Muslim father Jan. 14 after two of his teenage sons converted to Christianity late last year.

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