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North, South Korea Perform Live-Fire Test into Sea, Tensions Heighten

North and South Korea performed a live-fire drill on Monday, shooting hundreds of rounds of shells across the disputed sea border.

The 'Least Biblical' Film

Over the weekend, I did what many people who have been weighing in on the movie Noah had yet to even do: I saw the movie.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 31, 2014 |
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Guys… Put Down the Phone

I’m not that old, but I can remember the days when young men and women who were interested in each other interacted in ways that were pretty low-tech compared to today’s standards. If a guy liked a girl but wasn’t able speak with her in person he picked up the phone and called her. If he couldn’t do that, he wrote her a letter. Remember those?

Rebels Reassure Christians After Capturing Key Syrian Border Town

Rebel groups recently overtook the Armenian-Christian populated town of Kessab in Syria. The media covered reports of destroyed churches and killed citizens, but the devastation recorded may not have happened.

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

The Pakistani court found Sawan Masih guilty of blasphemy on Thursday and sentenced him to the death penalty.

30,000 Russian Troops Swarm Ukraine Border

More than 30,000 troops have mobilized along the Ukraine/Russia border, increasing the the immediate danger of a Russian invasion.

Hillsong Pastor Refutes Claims of Promoting 'Chrislam'

Brian Houston, pastor of the Hillsong mega-church in Sydney, Australia has come under fire for allegedly claiming Muslims and Christians worship the same God.

What's Hot? 03/28/14

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

Christian Leaders Object to Kenyan Polygamy Bill

Kenyan legislators passed a bill last week which would legalize polygamy but Christian leaders in the nation are opposing it.

Former President Carter Voices Objections to Sex-Selective Abortion

Former United States president Jimmy Carter publicly announced his personal objections to sex-selective abortion referring to the practice as the “worst human rights abuse on earth."

WATCH: Sneak Peak to “Irreplaceable” Film Features Eric Metaxas

Focus on the Family’s first feature-length film, “Irreplaceable” will debut in a one-night theatrical event in more than 700 cinemas nationwide on May 6. I want to share a clip from the movie that really sets up what the documentary is all about.

American Bible Society Set to Sell Broadway Skyscraper

The American Bible Society is set to sell its 12-story building on Broadway in New York City.

President Obama Meets Pope Francis for the First Time

United States President Barack Obama made a stop at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis.

Qatar Court Convicts American Couple of Killing Adopted Daughter, Case is Considered Fraud

Matthew and Grace Huang received a verdict of guilty today in a Qatar court for allegedly starving their daughter in order to harvest her organs.

Violent Video Games Linked to Aggressive Thinking and Behaviors

Frequent exposure to violent video games increases the likelihood that children and teens will engage in aggressive behavior themselves, new research indicates.

Asia Bibi's Conviction Appeal Hearing Delayed for Second Time

Asia Bibi, the Pakistani woman accused of speaking against the Islamic prophet Muhammed, had her hearing for appeal delayed for the second time.

Washington Landslide Death Toll Reaches 25 With 90 Still Missing

Ninety people are still missing after the devastating landslide in Washington washed away part of the town of Oso.

Appeals Court Rules Kansas Can Strip Planned Parenthood of Title X Funds

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state of Kansas has the right to strip Planned Parenthood of Title X funding.

Worldview and World Vision

As a pastor of a church, I can say without qualification that World Vision is not being the parachurch we need. It is neither creating unity nor honoring the church.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 27, 2014 |
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How Focus’ Staff Gives Back

Here’s a heartwarming story as we close in on the end of the week: there’s a Colorado young woman who’s taking care of preemies and their families in a most thoughtful way.

Example: "Gen 1:1" "John 3" "Moses" "trust"
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