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North Korea Missionary Arrest: Wife of John Short Awaits News of his Fate

Australian Missionary John Short, 75, is being detained in North Korea under suspicion of leaving religious pamphlets in a Buddhist temple during a tour, reports The Guardian.

Man Behind “Tips for Jesus” Says Movement Not about Jesus

The man behind “tips for Jesus” has finally broken his silence and claims the movement is meant to be “agnostic,” not Christian.

Three Books

Someone asked me an interesting question recently that I’d never been asked before: “What books do you keep closest to you when you write?”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 20, 2014 |
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What the Historically Low Abortion Numbers Mean

You may have heard the news: abortion rates are at the lowest they’ve been since Roe v. Wade legalized the act in all 50 states 41 years ago. Two separate sources confirm this statement: the most recent report by Planned Parenthood’s research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, and the government’s Center for Disease Control 2010 report.

Test Could Predict Which Teen Boys Get Depression

A saliva test for teenage boys with mild symptoms of depression could help identify those who will later develop major depression, a new study says.

Day of Mourning Declared in Ukraine as Violence Worsens

Wednesday marked a day of national mourning in the Ukraine after 25 people were killed in a bloody clash between protestors and the government.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • February 19, 2014 |
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The (Active) Christian Mind

Does Christian faith compromise, or enhance one's intellect?

A Place and a Name

Does a generation of aborted children deserve a "Yad vaShem"?

Will Evangelicals Watch the Noah Film?

Translating books into movies has always been a tricky process. How do you adapt one of the oldest and most revered Bible stories known to man?

Faith Healers Face Prison for Son’s Death

A Pennsylvania couple who believe in faith-healing face 20 years or more in prison in the death of a second child, who died without seeing a doctor.

Disney’s Two Mommies and Teaching Kids About Marriage

The Disney Channel recently introduced a subplot involving a lesbian couple to its popular children’s show, “Good Luck Charlie.” The storyline involved Charlie’s parents trying to remember the name of their daughter’s friend’s mom. The father remembered the mom’s name as Cheryl, and the mother remembered the name as Susan. Turns out they were both right, because the little girl coming over to play had two mommies.

Bullying May Have Lasting Effect on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped.

Mission Lessons

There is something I just don't "get" - people trying to woo the already churched to another church as if that's the mission.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 18, 2014 |
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Rick Warren and Others Rent Theaters for Premiere of ‘Son of God’

Christian leaders, including megachurch pastor Rick Warren, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters across 10 cities for the premiere of “Son of God,” on Feb. 27.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • February 18, 2014 |
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Iran’s Nuclear Program: Barely Touched Since November Accord

This week, the U.N. Security Council meets in Vienna to resume talks with Iranian officials regarding the country's nuclear program.

Will Child Euthanasia Ever Be Legalized in the U.S.?

You may have already heard the heartbreaking news: Belgium’s parliament voted in favor of a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit. Experts expect King Philippe to sign the bill into law. The move comes only 12 years after Belgium legalized euthanasia for adults. It was a fast tumble down the slippery slope.

Tanning Laws Linked to Less Tanning in Teen Girls

Girls in states with age limits and other restrictions have lower indoor tanning rates.

VIDEO: Skiing with My Boys

In Friday’s post, I mentioned the need to keep the fun in our marriages. Even as we juggle the many challenging aspects of married life, it’s good to find things to laugh about. Not only is laughter good for the soul (Proverbs 17:22), but I also think it’s God’s perfect medicine.

The High Costs of Living Together

It is a tragic outcome of our meet-up, hook-up, shack-up culture that a woman who "doesn't" is at a competitive disadvantage with women who "do." Indeed, the prospect of being edged out of the romance market has quelled the qualms of many a woman who, in a prior time, could have successfully held out for a ceremony, a ring, or, at least, a verbal commitment.

What's Hot? 02/14/14

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

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