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United Methodist Church May Split Over Homosexuality Differences

A divide may be imminent for the United Methodist Church, as the denomination cannot reconcile differences over homosexuality.

Mega-Church Pastor Issues “Statement” on Child Abuse Case

After a two-year silence, author and mega-church pastor C.J. Mahaney has finally commented publicly on child abuse charges against a youth minister formerly on his staff.

Elliot Rodger’s Manifesto Warns of Killing Rampage

Santa Barbara City College student Elliot Rodger went on a killing rampage murdering six people and injured 13 more Friday, May 23. Authorities say the 22-year-old son of a Hollywood director also killed himself.

California Bill Modernizes Birth Certificates for Gay Parents

A California bill that allows gay parents to identify as “parent” instead of “mother” or “father” on birth certificates was passed by the state assembly.

Jennifer Knapp Makes a Case for Being Gay and Christian in Upcoming Book

Four years ago, when musician Jennifer Knapp declared to the world that she was a lesbian, some of the conservative Christians who had purchased 1 million of her albums expressed outrage and disappointment.

Strange Bedfellows: Liberty University Alliance with Controversial Benny Hinn and Mormon Glenn Beck Raises Questions

Liberty University in April stirred controversy with seemingly endorsed appearances by Mormon talk show host Glenn Beck and the world’s most famous “faith healer” Benny Hinn.

Nigerian Government Knows Location of Kidnapped Girls

The Nigerian military has located the almost 300 girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok over a month ago, but officials say it is too dangerous to rescue them now.

High School Students With Higher GPAs Earn More As Adults

A new study has revealed that students who do better academically in high school will go on to earn more money later in life.

Asia Bibi's Death Sentence Appeal Postponed Fifth Time

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has had her death sentence appeal postponed by authorities for a fifth time.

Condemned Sudanese Woman Gives Birth in Prison

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman condemned to die for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, has given birth to her daughter in prison.

Pope Francis to Meet with Sexual Abuse Victims

Pope Francis spoke out against sexual abuse by Catholic clergy Monday, calling for “zero tolerance” and saying he plans to meet with victims in early June.

Pope’s Visit to Holy Land Spurs Various Reactions

Saturday, May 24 marked the beginning of a busy three-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, for Pope Francis.

Santa Barbara Killings Remind Us of Violent Video Games’ Role in Culture

Video games are in the news more and more – and usually, it’s not for good reasons. Gaming is sometimes blamed in the growing trend where young men are finding it increasingly difficult to achieve major life milestones like moving out of their parents’ house, going to college, getting married and starting a family. Some of these men are stuck in a prolonged adolescence; one stat says 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games than 12-to- 17-year-old boys.

The "Best" Religious Joke Ever

There is a winner for the best “religious” joke of all time. Yes, it’s funny. But like many jokes, only because it’s painfully close to the truth.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 26, 2014 |
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Tears at Midnight 2014

Some time ago I found myself in Washington D.C. attending a series of meetings. After spending the entire day and evening inside several buildings, I was eager for some fresh air. What followed would be a night I’d never forget.

Military Gains Control of Thailand in Coup

Thailand’s military has officially overthrown the government, the 19th coup in the nation in 82 years.

What's Hot? 05/23/14

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

Serbia Sees Worst Floods in 120 Years

Serbia is seeing its worst flooding in modern times. The nation has not had such devastating effects from flood waters in 120 years.

Twitter Blocking Feeds Pakistan Deems Blasphemous

Pakistani bureaucrat Abdul Batin has requested that Twitter block tweets and feeds that are deemed “blasphemous.” Twitter has heeded Batin’s request.

Kentucky Judge Upholds Tax Breaks for Clergy

A Kentucky judge has struck down an atheist challenge to tax benefits for clergy and churches.

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