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Pope Francis Concerned Christian Persecution is at All-Time High

Pope Francis expressed his concern for the extremely high rate of Christian persecution in an interview with “La Vanguardia” magazine, calling it “stronger than in the first centuries of the Church.”

Somali Extremists Kill 48 in Small Kenyan Town

Somali extremists attacked the coastal town of Mpekitoni, Kenya Sunday. Armed with automatic weapons, the gunman killed 48 people in a raid that lasted five hours.

Texas Megachurch Initiates Tithing Challenge with 100 Percent Blessing Guarantee

A megachurch in Texas has launched a tithing initiative that will refund 100 percent of offerings it receives in a 90 day period if God does not follow his promise of blessing those who give.

Stories of Things Unseen

From the infinitesimal to the infinite, the design and structure of nature point inexorably to the wonders of things unseen.

Idea and Ideal

I know that many, if not most, Christians have become disillusioned with the church. But it is an institution, and needs to be.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 16, 2014 |
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Did a Teacher Make a Difference in Your Life?

The title of “teacher” is a great one. It conveys passing along wisdom, knowledge and nurturing. Most of us, looking back, can identify at least one teacher who poured into us. It might have been the elementary school teacher who comforted us, or the high school teacher who encouraged us to believe that God made us capable of achieving our dreams. Whatever it was, their care made a big difference in our lives.

Union: Fire Federal Employees for Displaying 'Duck Dynasty' Decals on Personal Vehicles

Two senior management officials at Eglin Air Force base are being threatened with termination for displaying Duck Dynasty decals on their personal vehicles.

Seattle Church Converting Strip Club into Christian Community Center

A strip club known for its shady past of prostitution is undergoing a transformation into a Christian community center, thanks to Bethany Community Church in Seattle.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Texas Gov. Rick Perry compared homosexuality to alcoholism during a discussion with Commonwealth Club of California members in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Tanks Roll into Ukraine, Russia Blames "Volunteer" Fighters

Russia has denied sending tanks across the Ukraine border, instead blaming “volunteer” separatists for the incident.

Honored by Queen Elizabeth, Suicide Prevention Team Teeters on a Financial Cliff

Christian volunteers are struggling to save lives at one of the most notorious suicide spots in England -- towering 500 foot chalk cliffs locally known as Beachy Head.

Militants Seize Control of Mosul and Other Parts of Iraq

As violence has escalated in Iraq, President Barack Obama contends the situation demands increased efforts from the U.S. as well support from other nations.

Sao Paulo Becomes Mob Scene as Police Fire Tear Gas at World Cup Protesters

Sao Paulo became a scene of pandemonium on Thursday, as a group of protesters stormed toward the Arena Corinthians stadium demanding more money for low-income housing, hospitals, and education.

What's Hot? 06/13/14

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

Former Nigerian President Says Some Abducted Schoolgirls May Never Return

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has publicly stated his lack of faith in the Nigerian government to free the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April.

Would You Choose a Pet Over a Child?

They call them “fur babies,” and many couples in the U.S. are opting for them. One headline aptly described it this way: “Americans are having dogs instead of babies.”

Union Seminary Pulls Investments from the ‘Sin’ of Fossil Fuels

New York City’s venerable Union Theological Seminary plans to pull all investments in fossil fuels from its $108.4 million endowment, casting it as part of a bid to atone for the “sin” of contributing to climate change.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • June 12, 2014 |
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Southern Baptists Oppose Gender Reassignment

Pushing back against a cultural tide of growing acceptance of transgender people, Southern Baptists adopted a statement affirming the creation of “two distinct and complementary sexes.”

Church of England Schools May Cut Back on Religious Students

Church of England schools in England may soon see the attendance of fewer Christian students, as new admission guidelines seek to cater to the “local community,” including those of no religion.

Smoking Marijuana as a Teenager Lowers IQ for Life

Researchers find that smoking marijuana as a teenager lowers IQ into adulthood and can have a lifelong impact.

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