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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.

High Antidepressant Dose Linked to Suicidal Behaviors in Teens

A new study finds the risk for deliberate self harm doubles when depressed young people start treatment with higher than usual doses of antidepressant medications.

OK Wildfire Causes Property Damage, Death

One person died and six homes were destroyed as a wildfire ramshacked about five square miles of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Asia Bibi's Appeal Trial Set for Fourth Time

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for allegedly speaking against the prophet Muhammad, has been given a fourth date to appear in court appealing her charges.

Death Penalty

I’ve never taught about capital punishment. I’ve never written about capital punishment. But this issue has been in the news as of late which prompted me to write this blog.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 05, 2014 |
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WATCH: Two Powerful Minutes of Must-See Video

Tomorrow Focus on the Family’s first movie, “Irreplaceable,” will debut in more than 700 cinemas across the country. Seats are filling up fast (with some theaters already sold out) – despite attempts to censor our documentary.

The Evolution of Anti-Trafficking Campaigns in the Church

Exploitation of humans has existed since biblical times. The Bible is filled with stories of individuals taking control of others. Rooted in that idea of control is human trafficking.

School Districts Alter Pledge of Allegiance

A high school in Wisconsin is under fire for removing “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance.

James Dobson Will Not Yield to Abortion Pill Mandate

Dr. James Dobson said Thursday that he would not “yield to (Obama’s) wicked regulations” regarding the Obamacare abortion pill mandate.

Extremists Crucify Syrians as Method of Execution

Extremists in Syria executed seven men by means of crucifixion this week. Followers of Jihadism killed the men while holding the town of Raqqa.

South Sudan President Agrees to Peace Talks

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has agreed to meet with rival former vice president Riek Machar in an effort to cease violence that has continued for six months.

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