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Boy Praises His Way Out of Kidnapping

A 9-year-old Atlanta boy had a unique response to being kidnapped from his own driveway last month: he sang praises to God. Willie Myrick, now 10, repeatedly sang Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise” during the three-hour ordeal. Eventually, his abductor – who had been cursing and telling the boy to shut up – pulled the car over and kicked him out.

Texas A&M Studies Religion through Meme Culture

Research is being conducted at Texas A&M on the social media trend of religious memes.

County Zoning Law Could Ban Home Bible Study Says Virginia Man

Fairfax County, Virginia has proposed a new zoning law that one man believes will outlaw the Bible studies held in his home.

Hillsong Takes Over Times Square with Jesus Message

Last month, instead of news reports, ads or market results, the digital screens in New York City’s Times Square were taken over by the words “Jesus” and “No Other Name.”

Frequent Nightmares May Indicate Bullying in Adolescents

A recent study shows that many children who are bullied may express some of their anxiety through frequent nightmares.

Humanitarian Aid Groups Continue to Provide Relief to Philippines

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan struck humanitarian aid organizations continue to help the people of the Philippines rebuild.

Hawaii Will Not Defend Former Marriage Law

Hawaii has announced that it will no longer defend a lawsuit from 2011 regarding the former law in the state that defined marriage as between a man and woman.

Obama Responds to Kidnapped Nigerian Girls, Sends Team to Search

President Barack Obama publicly addressed the dire situation of almost 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the first time on Tuesday.

Nationwide Encore of “Irreplaceable” May 15!

Last night’s premiere of Focus’ first movie, “Irreplaceable,” was a success in every way possible thanks to God’s grace and your support. In fact, due to the overwhelming response and the fact that many were turned away last night, we have decided to schedule a national encore performance for Thursday, May 15.

Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Drop to New Lows

Teen pregnancy rates continue to fall, dropping 15 percent in two years, from 2008 to 2010, and down 51 percent from their 1990 peak, according to a new report.

Ministry Ousted by Evangelical Alliance UK

The London-based ministry Oasis Trust has been ejected as a member in good standing from the United Kingdom’s largest evangelical oversight organization.

Baptist Disaster Volunteers Respond to Tornado Victims

Hundreds of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers have flocked to southeastern states to respond to the needs of tornado victims.

FL Teacher Orders Student to Call Parents for Reading Bible

A Florida teachers is facing a lawsuit after forcing a 12-year-old student to call his parents for reading his Bible during free reading time.

Supreme Court Votes in Favor of Prayer at Public Meetings

A 5-4 Supreme Court vote on Monday (May 5) decided that prayer would be allowed at public meetings.

Israeli Archaeologist Claims King David’s Citadel has been Found

An Israeli archaeologist believes he has found the Citadel which was captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem.

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  • May 06, 2014 |
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Tonight’s the Night to Stand for Family

Here at Focus, we’re all looking forward to tonight’s “Irreplaceable” movie premiere. It’s been months of praying, planning, filming, editing and promotional work. By God’s grace, the final result is a film we are proud of – and humbled by.

Research Raises New Doubts about Gospel of Jesus' Wife

Christian Askeland, a professor at Protestant University Wuppertal in Germany, believes that the tiny scrap of papyrus resembles another fragment known as the Gospel of John too closely to be real.

Ethiopian Government Says Troops have Regained Control of S. Sudan Town

Government troops in Ethiopia captured back control of a town from rebels, a South Sudanese military spokesman said Monday.

Boko Haram Leader Says Abducted Nigerian Girls Will Be Sold

At least 100 Nigerian schoolgirls at the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok were kidnapped by the Islamist group Boko Haram April 14. A Boko Haram leader said in a video he plans to sell the girls.

First Openly Gay Bishop Announces Divorce from 25-Year Partner

Gene Robinson announced over the weekend that he and his partner Mark will be filing for divorce. Robinson was the first openly homosexual priest to become a bishop in the Anglican church.

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