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Southern Baptists Report Dismal Numbers of Baptized Millennials

This year there were only about 310,300 Southern Baptist baptisms. Findings also discovered that 80 percent of churches reported only one or zero baptisms among ages 18 to 29.

Christian Militants Drive Out Muslims in Central African Republic 'Ethnic Cleansing'

Militants in Central African Republic (CAR) have broken out in violence, as Christian militants attempt to drive out Muslims.

Christians in Canada Seeking Licensure Face Challenges

Trinity Western University (TWU) announced in 2013 that the Federation of Law Societies of Canada had approved its proposal for a School of Law. However, the Christian university could face religious freedom challenges.

Study Claims Women More Likely to Lead Secular Non-Profits than Evangelical

Sociologists Amy Reynolds and Janel Curry have released the results of a study on women in charity leadership roles. The findings suggest that women leaders are more prominent in secular non-profits than evangelical ones.

Meriam Ibrahim Remains Firm in Faith, Husband Says

Daniel Wani, the husband of condemned Sudanese Christian Meriam Ibrahim, said that his wife is clinging to her faith in prison.

What's Hot? 5/30/14

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

Dinesh D'Souza Admits Mistakes in Judgment, Looks to Future Filmmaking

Dinesh D’Souza, the filmmaker and author recently convicted of campaign finance fraud, has admitted that he has made political mistakes; he now looks to future filmmaking endeavors and redeeming his name.

House Passes Bill to Make Cemetery Desecration a Religious Freedom Crime

To protect Jewish and other cemeteries worldwide, the U.S. House on Wednesday (May 28) passed a bill that makes desecrating graves a violation of religious rights.

Orrin Hatch Says Gay Marriage as 'Law of the Land' is Inevitable

Sen. Orrin Hatch says legal gay marriage is almost certain to become a reality throughout the United States.

  • Dan Harrie, Lindsay Whitehurst |
  • May 30, 2014 |
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Should 2-Year-Olds Be Given Medication for ADHD?

It’s an unsettling trend that’s quickly gaining speed: toddlers are increasingly being prescribed drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Desperation Haunts Syrian Civil War's Widows

Millions of refugees are living amid death and desperation on the edges of Syria’s unending civil war.

Most American Teens Are Physically Unfit

According to a new report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than half of adolescents aged 12 to 15 are considered physically unfit.

Teen Girls Face Greater Risk From Smoking Than Boys

A new study has found the risk of heart disease is greater among teen girls who smoke compared to teen boys who smoke.

Ukrainian Insurgents Shoot Down Helicopter Killing 14

Fourteen people have died in a Ukrainian attack; Pro-Russian insurgents shot down a Ukrainian military helicopter in the newest outbreak of violence in the country.

Virginia Megachurch Terminates Another Pastor

Virginia megachurch Richmond Outreach Center has fired its pastor of seven weeks. Pastor Joe Donahue had taken over for the church founder Geronimo Aguilar after the former pastor was arrested for sexual abuse charges.

Christians in Eritrea Face Prison and Persecution

Even after 21 years of independence, Christians in the small nation of Eritrea face tremendous suffering and persecution.

Pakistan Prime Minister Orders Action for Stoning Pregnant Woman

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called the stoning of a pregnant woman for marrying a man of her own choosing “totally unacceptable.”

Nigeria's President Orders Offensive on Boko Haram in Effort to Free Girls

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan announced that he is going on the offensive against the Boko Haram in an effort to return over 200 kidnapped girls to their families.

There are No True Agnostics

While claiming to order their lives according to fact , not faith...what the agnostic doesn't realize, however, or willfully ignores, is that he is just as much a person of faith as those he tries to distance himself from. It begins with what he really knows...

The Most Important Sub-Ministry In Your Church

In a recent interview surrounding my new book, The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated (Baker), I made the statement that the most important sub-ministry of any church is its children’s ministry. Period.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 29, 2014 |
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