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Iranian Christians Flock to Germany for Sanctuary from Persecution

More Iranian Christians are emigrating to Germany than ever before to escape religious persecution in their home country.

UN Urged to Tell Catholic Church it Has No Right to Oppose Abortion

An organization in favor of legalized abortion is asking the United Nations Committee Against Torture to tell the Catholic Church that the church cannot stand against abortion.

First Gay NFL Draft Pick Draws Mixed Reaction

Weeks of speculation ended Saturday when the National Football League drafted Michael Sam as the first openly gay football player.

Supreme Court Upheld Prayer at Meetings, Now Courts Take on Crosses Dispute

After last week’s 5-4 decision upholding Christian prayer at government meetings, courts are taking on cases that challenge crosses displayed in public places.

Energy Drinks Linked to Unhealthy Teen Behaviors

For adolescents, sports and energy drink consumption is related to unhealthy behaviors, including smoking and video game use, according to a new study.

Israel Prime Minister Promises to Help Search for Kidnapped Girls

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has promised Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to aid in the search for the missing schoolgirls.

China, Middle Eastern Nations Ban 'Noah'

The recent historical epic Noah disappointed many Christian viewers across the nation for not following the biblical account of the flood narrative, but now the film has encountered rough seas in China.

Boko Haram Releases Video of Kidnapped Schoolgirls, Looking to Bargain for Their Release

A 17-minute long video released by the Boko Haram features leader Abubakar Shekau proposing a deal: the return of the kidnapped girls for the release of imprisoned militants.

Why You May Not Be Growing As a Church

Churches are living things. Living things grow. If you’re not growing, something is wrong.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 12, 2014 |
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There’s Something About Mom

Many of us celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday. Social media platforms were filled with smiling pictures as some of us remembered our moms who have since passed away. Other snapshots were of today’s young moms, surrounded by babies and toddlers and all the hope and promise they bring. Mothers of grown children as well as grandmothers and birthmothers were also celebrated.

Bob Jones University Elects New President

Stephen D. Pettit, Sr. will serve as the fifth President of BJU.

Research Claims Hispanics Leaving Catholicism for Protestantism

A survey claims that Hispanics in the United States are turning away from their Catholic roots.

Vandals Deface Jerusalem Church before Pope Visits

Jerusalem authorities report a church in the Holy Land has been vandalized only weeks before Pope Francis visits the area.

Envoy Says Israel and Palestine Wouldn't Compromise in Peace Talks

U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk reports that in the attempted peace talks between Israel and Palestine, neither nation seemed to want peace enough to compromise.

Vatican Calls for Release of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

The Vatican issued an urgent appeal Thursday (May 8) for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

In a Nutshell: What is Boko Haram?

Boko Haram is among the most vicious terrorist groups operating in North Africa, home to some of the worst Islamist extremists in the world.

What's Hot? 05/09/14

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

Indonesian Woman Gang-Raped, Faces Caning for Adultery

Islamic religious police in Indonesia plan to publicly flog a 25-year-old widow and a married man for adultery after vigilantes gang-raped her as punishment for having extramarital sex, according to media reports.

S. Sudan Government and Rebels Abuse Human Rights

The U.N. said Thursday that the South Sudan government and rebels have both abused human rights.

Thank you, MVP Moms

No one can make a grown man cry with humble appreciation like a mom. Take Kevin Durant, the 25-year-old winner of the 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player award. During his emotional speech that took place just in time for Mother’s Day, Durant reflected back on the uphill road his single mother, Wanda Pratt, walked with her two young sons.

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