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The Top Five Books

If I simply wanted to ignite a passion in someone for a subject what would the top five be for various areas if all I wanted to do was turn them on, through reading, to that area?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 01, 2014 |
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Does Casual Sex Empower Women?

Last month, a Duke University freshman made headlines because she chose to pay for her college education by appearing in adult movies. This young woman defended her decision to become a porn star via an article where she wrote, “I have never felt more empowered or happy… I am in control of my sexuality.” According to this student, it is “how the world should be.”

Study Finds Decline in Poverty but Most Don't Believe It

A recent poll found that over the past three decades, extreme poverty around the world has decreased by more than half. But a majority of Americans believe it’s not possible to end poverty over the next 25 years.

British Humanist Association Distributes Atheists Handbook to High School Students

The British Humanist Association has sent copies of “The Young Atheist’s Handbook” to every secondary school in England and Wales.

KS School District Changes Free Speech Policy after Student Lawsuit

A Kansas school district will now revise its policy on free speech after a middle school student brought on a lawsuit.

One More Time, Evangelicals Head to Hill on Immigration Reform

Trying yet again with new voices, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday (April 29) to push for immigration reform.

Survey: Most Americans Say Fighting Global Poverty is Futile

Despite progress in defeating extreme global poverty, most Americans see no end in sight, according to a survey sponsored by Compassion International.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • April 30, 2014 |
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Fox to Create Show on Jesus' Childhood

The so-called ‘year of the Bible’ will continue as Fox has announced that it will produce a television show based on the young life of Jesus.

Church of Christ Sues in Pursuit of Same-Sex Marriage

The Church of Christ says that North Carolina's current ban on same-sex marriage is in violation of their First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

Civil Rights Group Says Kidnapped Girls Forced to Marry Boko Haram Members

According to a civil rights group, the 200 Nigerian schoolgirls that were kidnapped are now being forced to marry members of the Boko Haram.

The Underreported Cause of Poverty

Income inequality. It’s a hot topic, with everyone from academics, pundits and politicians discussing it. What's behind it?

Baptists Talk Sex and Culture at Summit

The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) today wrapped up its Leadership Summit about human sexuality.

  • Lynde Langdon, Nick Eicher |
  • April 29, 2014 |
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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to Direct 'Ben Hur,' Paramount Learned from Mistakes of 'Noah'

Christian husband and wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have signed with Paramount to direct the remake of “Ben Hur.”

Violence Continues in Ukraine as U.S. Issues New Sanctions on Russian Allies

The United States has issued a new round of sanctions. The new sanctions were put on Russian allies and intend to ban visas and freeze assets of Igor Sechin, the executive chairman of Rosneft oil company.

Adolescent Drinking Linked to Risky Behavior in Adult Rats

A new study conducted in rats offers clues about how teen drinking alters brain chemistry, suggesting early alcohol use has long-term effects on decision-making.

FedEx Employee Injures 6, Kills Self in GA Warehouse Shooting

A FedEx employee opened fire in a Kennesaw, Georgia warehouse early Tuesday morning. Six employees were injured in the attack, one critically.

Severe Weather Continues to Pound Southeast, Leaving 28 Dead

Severe weather continues to pound the southeast with storms and tornadoes. The storms have now crossed 10 state lines and killed 28 people.

Chinese Government Demolishes Church

Pictures are emerging on Twitter of bulldozers tearing down a Chinese mega church following weeks of protests and demonstrations by members of the congregation.

WATCH: “Huckabee” Show Interview on “Irreplaceable”

Last Friday I told you a bit about my trip to New York City. Among other things during my visit, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Gov. Mike Huckabee to talk with him about Focus on the Family’s first movie, “Irreplaceable,” which will debut in cinemas around the nation in a one-night event on May 6.

Pot and Booze Combo More Dangerous for Teen Drivers Than Alcohol Alone

Teenagers who mix alcohol and marijuana are more likely to be dangerous on the road than teens who use one or the other drug, a new study suggests.

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