When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thirds saying they are extremely proud to be an American.
- June 28, 2013 |
On today’s Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast, you’ll hear as Dr. Al Mohler, Focus Board member and president of Southern Seminary and George Mason University law professor Helen Alvare and I discuss the rulings expected impact to families and the Church.
- June 28, 2013 |
If you did little more than read headlines, this week welcomed same-sex marriage into the mainstream of our culture.
Syrian Christians are asking why the United States supports extremists who want to turn Syria into an Islamic state.
Local authorities have taken the citizenship and farmland of six Christian families in Laos, promising to reinstate them only when the 16 people give up their Christian faith.
Researchers find risk of concussion is 3 to 5 times higher for teen drinkers and pot smokers.
A new study finds teens whose parents nagged about weight gain tended to have more unhealthy eating behaviors.
Same-sex marriage is headed for your community. This is no time for fear or outrage or politicizing. It’s a time for forgiven sinners, like us, to do what the people of Christ have always done. It’s time for us to point beyond our family values and our culture wars to the cross of Christ.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday essentially legalized gay marriage in California after ruling that defenders of Proposition 8, the voter-approved amendment defining marriage as being between a man and woman, had no legal standing to defend it. Backers of Prop 8 say the court has set a dangerous precedent that in effect neutralizes the will of the people who vote.
Christians are the distinct minority in Algeria, representing less than 1 percent of Algeria's 38 million inhabitants, and often face restrictions when seeking to build new churches.
Millions of teens and twenty-somethings are standing firm for marriage. Among them are the brightest young men and women we welcome each year to our Focus Leadership Institute, where they learn about Christian worldview and God’s design for marriage and family.
The National Cathedral is ringing its church bells, along with some other Washington churches, to celebrate the Supreme Court's decisions on gay marriage.
Ethiopian officials arbitrarily detained and arrested a Christian evangelist under charges of terrorism and treason in response to his Christian faith and activities.
President Barack Obama hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, declaring the court "has righted a wrong, and our country is better off for it."
Instagram has vaulted up the App Store ranking of free iPhone apps since launching a video-recording feature, jumping from No. 22 to No. 8. At the same time, Twitter’s Vine has slipped from No. 3 to No. 7 among free apps, leaving the rival apps nearly neck and neck in the race for downloads.
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have discovered that by age 8, 37 percent of kids had sipped alcohol.
The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that same-sex spouses legally married in a state may receive federal benefits. The court also dismissed an appeal regarding California's Proposition 8, ruling that private parties did not have "standing" to defend the voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from marrying.
U2 frontman Bono exchanged Bible references and bantered about music, theology and evangelicals' role in AIDS activism in a recent radio interview with Focus on the Family president Jim Daly.
Today's two rulings do not touch the 38 states across our nation that enshrine natural marriage as law. And the two rulings don't diminish the job of the Church to proclaim God's truth to a culture that desperately needs it.