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Ted Cruz Booed off the Stage When He Touts Israel-Christian Solidarity

After he said “Christians have no greater ally than Israel,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was heckled off the stage at a Wednesday night (Sept. 10) gala to raise awareness of beleaguered Mideast Christians.

Bhutan Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Ministry Funds

A Bhutanese pastor has been sentenced to 11 months in prison for receiving donations for his ministry.

Modern-Day Prodigal Son Film Coming to Theaters

A modern-day telling of the prodigal son parable will be depicted in an upcoming film. “Wayward: The Prodigal Son” will hit select theaters on November 7.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 11, 2014 |
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Trail Life USA Draws 14,000 Members in Wake of Scout Boys Split over Gay Youth

Trail Life USA, the Christian alternative to Boy Scouts of America, launched in January; the organization has now attracted over 14,000 members in 47 states.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 11, 2014 |
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Saudi Arabia: 27 Arrested on Suspicion of Practicing Christianity in Home Church

A home in Saudi Arabia was raided by authorities last Friday; authorities arrested 27 people in the house, accusing them of practicing Christianity.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 11, 2014 |
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Teens Who Smoke Marijuana Daily Face Increased Risks

Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily face increased risks of not graduating from high school or college, and are seven times more likely to commit suicide than kids who do not smoke pot.

World Trade Site Mostly Rebuilt as Americans Commemorate 9/11

Families of Americans who lost lives in the 9/11 attacks gathered at the World Trade site for the annual memorial ceremony today.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 11, 2014 |
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President Obama Addresses Nation, Lawmakers Respond with Reservations about ISIS Destruction Plan

President Obama addressed the nation in a speech on Wednesday (Sept. 10), detailing a four-part plan of action that he intends to take against the Islamic State.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 11, 2014 |
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The Class of 2018

Every fall, since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a list of “cultural touchstones and experiences that have shaped the worldview of students” entering colleges and universities in the fall.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 11, 2014 |
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American Pro-Life Organization to Open Clinic in Northern Ireland

The pro-life non-profit organization Stanton Healthcare will be opening a clinic in Belfast that specializes in “unexpected pregnancy care.”

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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Big Churches, Big Bucks: Southern Senior Pastors Take Top Salaries

Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds.

  • Adelle M. Banks |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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Only One in Three Millennials Have A Credit Card

Almost two-thirds (63%) of millennial consumers ages 18 to 29 say they do not have a credit card, according to a study released by Bankrate.com. Their preferred method for making purchases is via debit card.

Millions of Middle Eastern Students Losing Education Opportunities in Aftermath of Israel-Gaza War

Millions of students in the Middle East are losing education opportunities because families fled the region and many schools have yet to reopen.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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Pakistan: Christian and Hindu Detained for "Defiling Koran"

Pakistani police have arrested two men— one a Christian convert and the other a Hindu man— for allegedly burning a Koran.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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Thousand Flee Floods that Have Left Over 600 Dead in Pakistan and India

Thousands have left their homes in Pakistan this week after flooding has threatened nearby cities.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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Christian Student Organization that was Derecognized from Two Dozen Campuses Will "Reinvent" Ministry

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a campus ministry organization, has officially been “derecognized” by California State University’s 23 schools for requiring its leaders to affirm core Christian beliefs.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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President Obama to Address Nation with Plan for Defeating Islamic State

President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight, laying out a plan to defeat Islamic State terrorists that have persecuted religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, and threatened the security of the United States.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 10, 2014 |
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Prayer Services Held Across the Nation as 9/11 Anniversary Approaches

Americans are remembering the 9/11 terrorist attacks as the 13th anniversary of the horrific event approaches.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 09, 2014 |
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Evangelist Filmmaker's Upcoming Homosexuality Film Sparks Outrage

“Audacity,” a scripted film which will address the issue of homosexuality, has already sparked criticism before the film has even been released.

  • Carrie Dedrick |
  • September 09, 2014 |
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Study Finds College Students Addicted to Cell Phones

A new study out of Baylor University has found that using cell phones is a more time consuming for college students than any other activity, including sleeping.

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