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Robin Williams: Could His Faith Have Prevented His Suicide?

The death of comedian Robin Williams has reignited something of a nationwide conversation about suicide and mental health. After all, most know someone whose life has been touched or severely impacted by depression. My own wife, Jean, recently lost a brother to suicide and Jean herself has shared that she struggled with bouts of depression earlier in our marriage.

Group Launches $1 Million Campaign to Aid Iraqi and Syrian Christians

Aid to the Church in Need-USA (ACNUSA) has launched a one-million-dollar campaign to provide humanitarian aid to the Christian community in Iraq and Syria that has been terrorized by Islamic State militants.

New Violence Erupts in South Sudan after Weeks of Quiet

Renewed fighting broke out in South Sudan on Friday (Aug. 15) after weeks of quiet in the civil-war torn country.

Yazidi Leaders Say Mt. Sinjar Crisis is Not Over

Despite claims from U.S. forces that a rescue effort to Mount Sinjar may not be needed, Yazidi leaders are reporting that tens of thousands of Yazidis are still trapped on the mountain.

Ebola Patient Dr. Brantly Soon to Be Released from Hospital as Writebol Continues to Improve

Two American missionaries who had been working in Liberia and became stricken with Ebola are reportedly improving.

Common Core Curriculum Sparks Homeschooling Surge in North Carolina

North Carolina has seen a substantial increase in the number of parents that are choosing to homeschool their children; many parents say that the national Common Core curriculum is the cause of the surge.

Violence Against Pakistani Christians on the Rise

Christians in Pakistan are facing more religiously-motivated violence and persecution than previous years.

What's Hot? 08/15/14

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

Boko Haram Abducts Dozens of Boys from Nigerian Village

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped dozens of boys and man from a village in Nigeria.

Loving a Prodigal Child

I recently came across an excellent article from Abraham Piper, the son of author and pastor John Piper. For parents who are currently struggling with a child (of any age) who has either strayed from their Christian faith or never professed Jesus as Lord of their life, this will serve as practical guidance to help you manage what is a very difficult reality.

5 Things to Know about Pope Francis’ Visit to South Korea

When Pope Francis’ plane touches down in Seoul on Thursday (Aug. 14), it will mark his third trip abroad, after visits to Brazil and the Middle East.

  • Josephine McKenna |
  • August 14, 2014 |
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China Plans to Introduce Nationalized Christian Theology

China has announced its plans to nationalize Christian theology, a move that is has many Christians concerned for the future.

Pentagon Backs Down on Plan to Rescue Iraqi Yazidis

The Pentagon Press Secretary has said that the United States will probably not go through with its plan to rescue the Iraqi Yazidi people who have fled the Islamic State and are trapped atop Mt. Sinjar.

Islamic State Militants Threaten Pastor Saeed Abedini's Life

Saeed Abedini’s wife, Naghmeh, told ACLJ that IS prisoners have threatened to kill Abedini because of his Christian faith.

Part Time Teen Job Means Better Earnings Later In Life

Working a part-time job while in high school translates into better wages later in life, according to a new study by the Employment Policies Institute.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Christian Town Killing at Least 100

Militant group Boko Haram attacked a predominantly Christian town in northern Nigeria on Aug. 6. The attack reportedly killed at least 100 people; many more were forced to flee to survive.

Islamic State Recruits Youth, Threatens America in Video

Islamic State (IS) militants are reportedly targeting boys as young as 16 to join its ranks as fighters.

Israel and Gaza Extending Ceasefire after Brief Rocket Fire Exchange

Israel and Gaza’s 72-hour ceasefire expired, but the Israel Defense Forces and Hamas seem to be extending the truce longer.

Biting into Reality

One of the most important disciplines as a leader is to look the facts in the eye. To own the reality of your situation. Even when it bites.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 14, 2014 |
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One Way to Prepare Your Teen for College

Do you have a teen in high school who’s just beginning to think about and make plans for the future? There are a lot of factors to consider. Their talents, interests, and God’s direction all play a part. Do they have goals or sense of purpose? Will they strike out into the workforce or go to college?

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