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The Hero You've Never Heard Of

Over the course of the last ten years, in the shadow of the White House, Richard Retta has quietly saved over 350 lives.

More Fines, Destruction of Bibles in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan's authorities continue to punish peaceful religious believers with fines, physical abuse and court-ordered destruction of religious literature.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 08, 2011 |
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What 9/11 Did to Religion

CNN’s John Blake reached out to religious leaders and scholars to pose a simple question: How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 08, 2011 |
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March Break is Prime Time for Teen Conception

A new study suggests that the conception rate in March among adolescents in that region is higher than other months and could be linked to the annual break students get from their studies.

Absent Fathers Affect Boys' Development, Behaviors

Boys who grow up without a dad around are more likely to reach puberty later, but father their own children earlier, according to a new study.

Iranian Authorities Free Christian after Year in Prison

Iranian authorities on Aug. 29 released a Christian after 359 days of detainment on charges of spreading Christianity among Farsi-speaking Iranians and having ties with foreign Christian organizations.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 08, 2011 |
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Dungeons and Dragons and Debating Calvinism

Remember those Dungeons and Dragons people back in junior high school? Well, they grew up, got saved, and are now debating Calvinism, on both sides.

Texting Lingo Every Parent Needs to Know

Assuming your son or daughter has a cell phone, do they text?

Poll: Evangelical Millennials Support Homosexual Issues

A survey released in August by the Public Religion Research Institute indicates people between the ages of 18 and 29 have more liberal views on same-sex issues than their parents and grandparents.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 08, 2011 |
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Apps, Social Networks Pose New Threat to Kids

There is a rising threat to kids who habituate the Internet: the likelihood that a popular mobile app or social-networking service will invade their privacy.

Christians Live in Cloud of Fear on Zanzibar

On Tanzania’s semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar, Christians live in a climate of fear.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 07, 2011 |
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Welcome, Dr. Greg Smalley!

I’m delighted to announce that Dr. Greg Smalley has joined the team here at Focus on the Family.

Clergy Plan Ground Zero Public Prayer Service for September 10

One group that feels it is imperative to have a public prayer witness at Ground Zero and has initiated a public prayer service.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 07, 2011 |
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Famine Spreads to Another Region of Somalia

The United Nations has issued another warning about the famine across the Horn of Africa saying it's only set to worsen, Mission Network News reports.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 07, 2011 |
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Dominionism? What Dominionism?

Christian right pundits mock reports of dominionism among evangelicals. Not sure why, they have been around all along the way.

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • September 07, 2011 |
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Close Bond With Mom Helps Keep Teen Boys Safe

A boy's relationship with his mother changes as he grows up and the way it changes can affect his behavior when he's a teen, a new study says.

Did You Hear What Walmart is Selling?

According to the National Retail Federation, parents will spend close to $23 billion dollars on back-to-school purchases this year.

The Church in a Post-Christian Culture

In times past, the church occupied a central and influential place in society. But what does the new, post-Christian cultural condition mean for the church and its mission?

  • Michael Craven |
  • September 06, 2011 |
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Gambia Tough on Religious Extremism

The president of the Republic of Gambia has once again warned that his country is a "no go area" for extremists who use Islam to engage in violent activities.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2011 |
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Pakistan: Police Admit Taliban Murdered Minister Shahbaz Bhatti

Shahbaz Bhatti, the first-ever Christian to serve in the Pakistan cabinet, was killed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

  • Religion Today |
  • September 05, 2011 |
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