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Doug Sauder to Take Place of Bob Coy as Calvary Chapel Lead Pastor

Last month, Bob Coy resigned from his post as Calvary Chapel lead pastor when he admitted his “moral failure.” The church has now announced Pastor Doug Saunder will take on the position.

Bullied Teens Far More Likely to Bring Weapon to School

Bullied teens are up to 31 times more likely to bring a weapon to school compared to non-bullied students, according to new research.

Saeed Abedini Remains in Prison for Second Consecutive Birthday

May 7 marked Saeed Abedini’s second consecutive birthday in an Iranian prison.

Syria Gains International Attention for Violation of Religious Freedom

Syria has gained the attention of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) as the nation continues to violate citizens’ religious rights in drastic ways.

Study Shows Kids Experience Fewer Traumatic Events When Raised by Parents

According to a new study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, children raised outside of the nuclear family unit (with a biological mother and father) have a greater likelihood of experiencing trauma.

Sexting: The New 'Courtship'

I know our culture is rapidly coarsening. I know that what was once repugnant to our collective moral conscience is now celebrated. But affirming young teens in pornifying themselves?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 08, 2014 |
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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.

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