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Majority of Kids Are Sexting

A new study finds that more than half of minors reported sending or receiving sexually explicit messages via text.

Jonathan Merritt: Hobby Lobby is Not a Christian Company

Religion News Service columnist Jonathan Merritt is making a splash amongst conservative Christians with his claim that Hobby Lobby is not a Christian company.

As I Lay Dying's Tim Lambesis Says Nine Out of 10 Christian Bands Only Claim to Be Christian

Musician Tim Lambesis now says that he is actually an Atheist, and many so-called “Christian” bands are not what they claim to be either.

Is Pope Francis Sick, Or Just Taking a Summer Break?

Pope Francis’ abrupt decision to cancel his popular morning Mass and general audiences for the month of July has provoked fresh speculation about the health of the 77-year-old pontiff.

Spanish Model Gives Up Career to Be a Nun

Spanish model and actress Olalla Oliveros has given up her career in the entertainment industry to answer a call to join the ministry.

Alan Bennett Claims Private Education Is Not Christian

One of England's leading dramatists, Alan Bennett used a sermon to blast private education during a speech to Cambridge University.

Church Investment Coach Faces Fraud Charges

A church investment coach has been accused of fraud amounting $5 million.

The Greek, the Latin and the Hebrew

At the risk of gross over-simplification, there are three primary ways of looking at reality, at least among those of us who reside in the West. Each is deeply important to grasp.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 19, 2014 |
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Focus Adoption Conference Recognized as a “National Best Practice”

Since 2008, 2,774 families have initiated the process of adoption from foster care as a result of the collaborative efforts of our Wait No More program. It’s been amazing for us to see that many of these families are choosing to adopt hard-to-place kids like older children, sibling groups or those with special needs.

Kenya’s Religious Leaders Demand Government Response to Deadly Terror Attack

Christian and Muslim leaders united Tuesday (June 17) to demand government action after a deadly terror attack in Kenya’s coastal region.

San Francisco Archbishop Defends Decision to Join D.C. Rally Against Gay Marriage

The Catholic bishops’ point man on opposing same-sex marriage defended his decision to take part in the March for Marriage, saying support for traditional man-woman marriage is not “anti-LGBT…anti-anyone or anti-anything.”

Charitable Giving to Religious Groups is Down as Philanthropy Improves from the Great Recession

Americans are slowly pulling themselves out of a charitable slump — except when it comes to religious groups.

David Cameron Says Christianity Should Inspire Politicians

Prime Minister David Cameron is standing by his claim from a few months ago that England is a Christian nation.

Prisoner's Last Words before Lethal Injection: 'I'm Going Home to Be with Jesus'

The first executions since the Oklahoma botched lethal injection in April were performed late last night.

Bible Translation Work Continues Amongst Boko Haram Threats in Nigeria

Ongoing attacks by militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria have prompted Bible translators in the region to be more dedicated to their work.

Alabama Court Rules Anti-Sodomy Law Unconstitutional

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals ruled last week that a state law banning consensual sodomy is unconstitutional.

Extreme Parenting Styles Linked to Substance Use in Teens

A new study finds that both indulgent and authoritarian parenting styles increases the likelihood of teens using drugs and alcohol.

Member of 'Duck Dynasty' Family Runs for Congress

Phil Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, announced his campaign bid Monday for Louisiana’s 5th District seat in the House of Representatives.

United Church of Christ Calls for Members to Boycott Washington Redskins

The United Church of Christ (UCC) has asked its members in the mid-Atlantic region to boycott the Washington Redskins until the NFL team agrees to change its name.

Religious Activities on Résumé Cut Hiring Potential, Research Shows

New research from the Religious Affiliation and Hiring Discrimination claims that listing faith-based activities on a résumé with lower an applicant’s chance of getting a job.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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