In my post last week “How Shoeboxes Help Spread the Gospel,” I talked about how Operation Christmas Child provides children around the world with what might be their only opportunity to receive the Gospel message. I also shared pictures taken by a Focus staffer of the boys and girls in Senegal, Africa, as they received boxes.
- November 08, 2013 |
Children ages 8 to 18 spent an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day consuming media for fun, including TV, music, video games and other content. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for a comprehensive “family media use plan.”
A new study suggests that mothers' friendships with other adults can impact their adolescent children's relationships with their own friends, particularly the negative aspects of these relationships such as conflict and antagonism.
Happy 95th birthday, Rev. Dr. Billy Graham! He’s been called “America’s Pastor” for a good reason: for almost 70 years, Dr. Graham has worked in ministry, preaching, evangelizing, counseling U.S presidents and meeting with world leaders. Millions have come to know Jesus as Savior through his sharing of the Gospel.
New study says as families become more complicated, more grandparents are providing care for their grandchildren.
- November 06, 2013 |
A few weeks ago, I blogged about the misperception that millennials are losing their faith. In that post, I mentioned two facts that will springboard us to today’s topic of faith retention.
- November 06, 2013 |
A New Jersey couple is suing Gov. Chris Christie for signing a bill that bans gay conversion therapy.
The age at which puberty starts in some girls has continued to drop, finds the latest study to suggest obesity may be a key trigger.
An Iranian Christian sentenced to 10 years in prison has been released after three months.
A few years ago, our public relations team welcomed a spirited young woman as a summer intern. Whitney Williams immediately threw herself into her role, learning to coordinate interviews and write news releases. She even met her husband, Mix, while serving at Focus.
Saeed Abedini, an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for his faith, is facing life-threatening conditions after a recent prison transfer.
Facebook stock loses steam after the company admitted young teens are losing interest in the site.
More women are using donated eggs for in vitro fertilization and more healthy babies are being born through the process. While this is good news, the process also creates more embryos than can be implanted, leaving hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos in fertility clinics.
In a country where less than half a percent of the population are Christians, devotion to Christianity remains dangerous — and in cases of male converts from Islam, punishable by death.
One of the biggest questions I get from pastors is what we did in the early years that now, looking back with hindsight, we feel made the most difference. It’s a good question.
One of the first things Eric Foley, the co-founder of Seoul USA, learned about the North Korean underground church is that it is not a group to be pitied.
November is National Adoption Month, so I want to do something special in this space to observe the occasion. Throughout the month, I’ll be highlighting adoption stories – the experiences of real-life families who have taken that leap of faith of welcoming someone new as their own.
A Christian woman perished from pneumonia in an Eritrean prison after facing harsh conditions and denial of medical treatment -- all because she would not renounce her faith.
Smartphone saturation among teens and young adults in the US is nearly complete.