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I Dare You!

I recently came across a small book from another era. It was written by the late William Danforth, the founder of the Nestle Purina Company.

Rick Perry's Faith Becomes Subject of Scrutiny

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry talked about his Christian faith in a speech at Liberty University, a move that has brought him under scrutiny.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2011 |
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What's Hot? 9/16/11

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

State Department Chides Eight Countries on Religious Freedom

The State Department designated eight nations as the most serious violators of religious freedom, naming the same countries as the Bush administration: Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 16, 2011 |
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We're Not in Kansas Anymore

The reports, studies and news stories seemed to pour out this past week on the diminishing role orthodox Christian faith has in America.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 15, 2011 |
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Teen Depression Linked to Time Online, Video Gaming

A new University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences study links depression in teenagers to the amount of time they spend on the Internet and playing video games.

Are Cartoons Bad For Children?

There’s a new study out that suggests when compared to gentle and slower animated fare, “fast-paced” cartoons negatively (and immediately) impact a child’s ability to think creatively and regulate their behavior. Are you surprised?

The Gospel and Cruciform Fidelity

Recently, broadcaster Pat Robertson said a man should divorce his wife with Alzheimer’s in order to marry another woman. This is more than cruelty. This is a repudiation of the gospel.

Court Orders Teacher to Remove Christian Banners

A federal appeals court rejected the claim of a San Diego-area high school math teacher that his 1st Amendment rights were violated when the school's principal ordered him to take down classroom banners that referred to God.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 15, 2011 |
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Not My Kid: Parents Severely Underestimate Teens' Drug and Alcohol Use

A new study finds that most parents are concerned about substance use by teenagers and believe that more than half of 10th-graders drink alcohol (just not their own 10th-grader).

Obama Warns of Growing Religious Intolerance in Post-Revolt Mideast

While the overthrow of longtime authoritarian rulers has given millions hope for freedom, they have also opened up religious and ethnic minorities to new threats.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2011 |
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Your "Federal Family"

President Ronald Reagan used to joke that the nine most terrifying words in the English language were, “I'm from the government and I'm here to help.”

Heavy Rains, Flooding Leave 226 Dead in Pakistan

In all, 5.3 million people have been affected, and 1.19 million homes have been damaged. The flooding has inundated more than 4.5 million acres and damaged an estimated 80% of crops.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 14, 2011 |
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Moody radio affiliate drops David Barton's Wallbuilders Live Over Defense of Glenn Beck

Do religious labels matter? One East Texas radio station dropped Wallbuilder's David Barton over failure to distinguish between Christian and Mormon theology

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • September 14, 2011 |
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Teens Who Date More Likely to Become Depressed

In a new study of more than 8,000 American adolescents, researchers have found that dating increases the incidences of depression.

'Sleep Debt' Tied to Attention Trouble in Teens

High school students who catch up on sleep over the weekend do worse on attention tests in school than kids who don't get extra shuteye, according to a new study.

Is Hollywood Listening?

A few weeks ago I shared with you my enthusiasm for a new movie based on a terrific book by author David L. Cook, Seven Days in Utopia.

Get Well Soon, Dr. Dobson!

Please join me and the entire Focus on the Family team in praying for Dr. James Dobson.

James Dobson Falls From Horse; Suffers Broken Bones

Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson suffered several broken bones after a horseback riding accident this past weekend while on vacation in Montana with his wife, son and friends.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 13, 2011 |
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Obama, Giuliani Read Bible; Bush Mentions God at 9/11 Service

President Obama and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani read from the Bible on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City Sunday morning.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 13, 2011 |
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