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Iranian Pastor Assaulted by Authorities, Returned to Prison

Pastor Behnam Irani was assaulted by Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (VEVAK) officers on June 7 and taken to an unknown location. The pastor has now been returned to prison.

Meriam Ibrahim Reported Safe at U.S. Embassy in Sudan

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian formerly imprisoned on apostasy charges, is now safely at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum under the protection of officials.

World Vision Asking Board to Sign Biblical Marriage Affirmation

Non-profit organization World Vision has asked its board members to sign a statement affirming that marriage is between one man and one woman.

What's Hot? 06/27/14

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

Why Are You Thankful for Your Pastor?

The broadcast team and I are working on a program to honor our pastors, and we’d like your help.

Detained on Charges of Forgery, Meriam Ibrahim is Not Yet Free

A Sudanese Christian doctor freed from death row on charges of apostasy Monday (June 23) is not yet free after authorities detained her at a Khartoum airport.

Italian Priest Charged with Soliciting Sexual Favors from Desperate Refugees

The Catholic Church in Italy is facing an embarrassing scandal after the arrest of a priest accused of demanding sexual favors from immigrants seeking political asylum in Sicily.

Seven Christian Colleges Run into Accreditation Issues

Seven Christian colleges were among 13 institutions losing their accreditation, receiving sanctions or warnings or losing their membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Judge Overturns Indiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban

U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Wednesday that Indiana’s law banning homosexual marriage is unconstitutional.

After Embezzlement Scandal Church Welcomes Sex Offender as Pastor

New Gospel Outreach Church is now involved with another scandal; this time, the pastor of three years has gone to jail for rape and sodomy charges.

Millennials Avoiding Voice Mail

Millennials are reluctant to leave or check voice mails.

Supreme Court Rules Pro-Life Advocates Have Free Speech at Abortion Clinics

A unanimous Supreme Court vote today ruled that pro-life advocates have the right to speak against abortion directly in front of abortion clinics.

World Cup Star Clint Dempsey Credits Christ for Success

United States soccer player Clint Dempsey has represented his country well in the World Cup so far, but he gives all of the credit to Christ.

Boko Haram Kills 21 in World Cup Viewing Attack

The latest attack orchestrated by Boko Haram militants targeted Nigerian World Cup fans on June 25.

Has Meriam Ibrahim been Freed for Good This Time?

Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim has been released from authorities for a second time.

The World Without Us

The book with this title, by Alan Weisman, prompts a powerful and provocative question for those of us who follow Christ: If all Christian influence were withdrawn from the world tomorrow, how long would it be before the world felt the effects?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 26, 2014 |
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Guest Post: Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties.

Last week I introduced a series by Bruce Hausknecht, Focus’ judicial analyst, on two cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. These cases can potentially have far-reaching implication on the state of religious liberties in our country, which is why it’s important that Christians understand what’s going on – and what’s at stake.

Moravian Church’s Northern Province Approves Ordination of Homosexuals

During its recent 2014 synod, the Moravian Church's Northern Province approved a proposal to allow homosexuals to be ordained and created a religious ceremony for same-sex couples.

Skin Cancer Risks Higher for Teens Who Tan

Teens who tan in salons are more likely to develop skin cancer, according to a new study.

Archdiocese of Seattle Must Pay $12.1 million to Settle Sex Abuse Claims

The Archdiocese of Seattle will pay $12.1 million to settle 30 sexual abuses claims.

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