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"The church is full of hypocrites." It’s almost become the great cultural dismissal. It has become the "one-liner" that can effectively quell any consideration of Jesus, much less the implications of faith in Him.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • July 19, 2012 |
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Effort Fails at Reversing California Gay History Law

California's first-in-the-nation gay history law will remain the law for public schools after a signature drive aimed at overturning it fell short for the second time in a year.

Wheaton College Joins Suit Against Obamacare Over Abortion Drugs

Illinois-based Wheaton College announced July 18 it had joined the Catholic University of America in suing the Obama administration over the so-called contraception mandate.

Israel Blames Iran for Deadly Explosion on Bus of Israeli Tourists

Israel pointed the finger at Iran Wednesday after a deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists outside Bulgaria's Burgas Airport that killed at least three people.

Boy Scouts Reaffirm Ban on Gay Leaders

After a two-year review by an 11-member special committee, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed a policy Tuesday banning gay leaders and scouts.

Exposure to Sexual Content in Movies Predicts Sexual Behavior in Adolescence

A new study links exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age to adolescents' sexual behavior.

Parents Paying Less of Students' College Tuition, Fees

College students are increasingly paying for their own higher education, according to a new study from college financing company Sallie Mae.

What Do You Think of This Photo?

This past weekend, Tim Goeglein, one of my colleagues at Focus, visited New York City’s Ground Zero Memorial.

Indian Christians Forced Into Hindu Worship, Driven From Homes

Hindu extremists forced 15 Christians to participate in Hindu worship rituals, then beat them up and rousted them from their village.

Gaza Christians Protest Forced Conversions to Islam

In an unusual public demonstration, men and women gathered in front of the Church of Saint Porphyrius Monday to protest the abduction and forced conversion of members of their congregation.

Girls as Young as 6 Want to be 'Sexy'

Girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in the Midwest.

2012 Christy Awards Given Out in Orlando

The 13th annual Christy Awards, which honor each year excellent Christian fiction, were given out the evening of July 16 at the Rosen Center Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

Should Officials Have Accepted This Answer?

United States Olympian Ryan Hall will be one of three runners representing America during the upcoming men’s marathon in London.

Oregon to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

An Oregon initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana has qualified for the November ballot, placing the state alongside Colorado and Washington in voting on the issue this year.

Gallup Reports New Low in Religious Confidence

Americans' confidence in organized religion, slowly but steadily declining since the 1970s, slipped to a new low in the latest survey by the Gallup Organization.

Syrian Christians Evacuated From Bombed-Out City of Homs

Residents trapped in Christian neighborhoods in Syria's bombed-out city of Homs were evacuated last week after an agreement between army and rebel forces.

Penn State Sin Makes Every Man a Suspect

ust when you didn’t think Penn State’s sexual abuse scandal could get any worse, last week’s independent investigation revealed that it’s done just that.

Teens Who Play on Multiple Sport Teams Less Likely to Become Obese

Teens who play on more than one sports team during the year are far less likely to become overweight or obese, a new study suggests.

UK Hotel Replaces Gideon Bibles with Pornographic Novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

The bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey by British author E.L. James may be outpacing the Bible in popularity, as one British hotel manager has decided to replace Gideon Bibles traditionally stocked in guest rooms for copies of the book.

European Parliament Resolution Strongly Condemns Forced Abortion in China

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution strongly condemning forced abortions and sterilizations under China's one-child policy, including the forced abortion at seven months of Feng Jianmei last month in China's Shaanxi Province.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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