What struck me about this exchange was how this woman perceived hospitality. It mattered to her. Intuitively, she understood why it mattered that we extend warmth and care to others. Hospitality – or the lack of it – says something about us, and how we see the value of others.
- July 29, 2013 |
Organizations representing Nigerian Christians called on the United States to officially recognize Boko Haram as a terrorist group at a press conference on Thursday in the nation's capital.
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One of the nation's most prominent evangelical leaders wants to know why President Obama has remained silent as Iran tortures an American pastor held captive in one of the Islamic republic's most notorious prisons.
Republican lawmakers in North Carolina have passed new restrictions on the state's abortion clinics. The law's passage comes as new polls show that most Americans favor restricting abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy, rather than the 24-week mark established under current law.
A video of Dustin Hoffman has gone viral. In it, the acclaimed actor shares the real reason why he agreed to star in the 1982 hit, “Tootsie,” a film about a man who dressed up as a woman to get more work.
Protests and rallies are taking place in Egypt almost daily now, weeks after President Mohammed Morsi was removed from office.
A group of 39 students have been excluded from a graduation ceremony and instead been placed under harsh military punishment at a military training center as a result of their Christian beliefs.
Regular marijuana use in adolescence, but not adulthood, may permanently impair brain function and cognition, according to new research.
Few currents have shaped the mindset of our modern world more than pluralization.
House lawmakers late Tuesday approved an amendment to a Pentagon spending bill to prevent the appointment of nonreligious military chaplains.
The steady flow of Iranian Christians facing arrest and imprisonment on spurious charges continues.
Here at Focus, we like to talk about “thriving families,” and yes, God wants your family to thrive. However, please understand that going through tough days doesn’t mean you’re not thriving. It just means you’re living through the messy beauty that is marriage and parenthood. It’s a process that’s meant to take you to God in prayer.
Thursday marked the 300th day that American pastor Saeed Abedini has been imprisoned in Iran for his faith.
An outspoken atheist is generating controversy in his pursuit of a position as an official United States Navy chaplain.
There’s a situation in counseling I come across all too often: a couple will typically tell me first about how stressful their lives are. But usually, if we talk long enough about their fracturing marriage, there is a sense that something else is afoot.
More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the "silence" and "inattention" of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse in their churches.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a rather provocative column on marriage and advice-giving, linking the practice to lower marital satisfaction rates.
Hobby Lobby has solidified its victory against the HHS contraceptive mandate, as a lower court agreed with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals July 19 and temporarily banned the enforcement of the mandate on the evangelical-owned craft chain.
- July 23, 2013 |