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Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire Holds as Rosh Hashanah Begins

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, began on Wednesday (Sept. 24) at sundown; as Jews observe the religious holiday, the ceasefire that was established between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 25, 2014 |
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Toddler Drowns in Church Baptistry

An Alabama toddler drowned in a church's baptismal tank on Monday.

Religion, Politics...and a Christian Mind

Just hearing the two words, “religion” and “politics,” and the blood pressure rises, doesn’t it? All the more reason to be surprised by a recent Pew Research Center study finding that an increasing number of people actually wish there was more religion in politics. Research points to a “growing appetite” for such things as church-endorsed candidates and other church-state intersections.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 25, 2014 |
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Whatever Became of Church? (Part Three)

Beyond being one, holy, catholic and apostolic, local churches were entities that had definition and form, structure and purpose. They were not simply doing "community" in the broadest of senses, much less simply pursuing ministry.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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Episcopal Church’s Katharine Jefferts Schori Will Not Seek Re-Election

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the first woman elected to head a national branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, announced that she will not seek a second nine-year term in office.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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Ben Carson Says He Will Likely Campaign for Presidency in 2016

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson said in a recent interview that he will likely campaign for presidency in the 2016 election.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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Girls Do Better Than Boys in All School Subjects

Combing through nearly a century of research, a recent study has determined that girls perform better than boys in all school subjects. But a lingering question remains. Why?

Judge Rules Ten Commandments Display at Oklahoma State Capitol Building Can Stay

An Oklahoma judge ruled that a Ten Commandments display at the state’s capitol building is constitutional and can stay at the public location.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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CDC Warns Ebola Outbreak Could Reach 1.4 Million People by January if Not Contained

The Ebola outbreak could infect between 550,000 and 1.4 million people by January if it is not contained, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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China: 100 Christians Arrested in House Church Raid

Over 100 people were arrested on Sunday (Sept. 21) in a house church raid in China’s Guangdong Province.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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Students Gather Around the World for Annual See You at the Pole Prayers

Students gathered at school flagpoles around the world this morning to pray for their schools, governments, and leaders as part of the annual See You at the Pole event.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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Dinesh D'Souza Avoids Prison Sentence

Dinesh D’Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker convicted of using straw donors to fund Wendy Long’s political campaign, has avoided a prison sentence.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 24, 2014 |
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Survey: Public is Split on Business Owners Being Required to Provide Services to Gay Couples

A new Pew Research poll reveals Americans are split on business owners being required to provide services to homosexual couples.

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s a Bad Thing

More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • September 23, 2014 |
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Tim Keller’s Redeemer Church and Reformed Theological Seminary to Launch NYC Campus

Redeemer Presbyterian Church, led by author and speaker Tim Keller, has partnered with a Mississippi-based school to form a seminary campus in New York City in 2015.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • September 23, 2014 |
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University of Tennessee Refuses to Ban Pre-Game Prayers

The University of Tennessee will continue its longstanding tradition of praying before football games, despite pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to stop the practice.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 23, 2014 |
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Israel Shoots Down Syrian Plane that Violated Airspace

Israel reportedly shot down a Syrian warplane after it flew into the Golan Heights airspace.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 23, 2014 |
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Bullying by Siblings Increases Risk for Depression

A new study finds kids who are regularly bullied by siblings in early adolescence increases the likelihood of depression and self-harm in young adulthood.

American Airstrikes Target Members of Al Qaeda Affiliate Khorasan Group Plotting Against US

American airstrikes have killed several members of the Khorasan Group, an al Qaeda affiliate that officials say is a more direct threat to the United States than ISIS.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 23, 2014 |
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US Launches Airstrikes in Syria as ISIS Posts New Video Featuring Hostage John Cantlie

The United States and other global coalition nations executed a series of 14 airstrikes in Syria on Monday night.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 23, 2014 |
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