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Obama’s Ominous Warning to Israel if It Doesn’t Reach a Peace Deal

President Barack Obama continues to push Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to agree to a peace deal over land disputes in Palestine, the Blaze reports.

Ukraine Mobilizes Troops After Russia’s ‘Declaration of War’

Kiev mobilized troops and called up military reservists Sunday as tensions at the border of Ukraine and Russia escalated.

Best Actor Thanks God for Oscar Award

Matthew McConaughey was one of the few who thanked God when he won his Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club.�

Five Observations on "Refusing to Serve"

A national conversation has been ignited on the relationship between religious freedom and non-discrimination, and the dividing lines are not neat and clean. I believe there are five very important observations to make on the matter.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 03, 2014 |
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Guest Post: Oscar Season Reminds Us That Entertainment Shapes Us

It was the late Ingmar Bergman, arguably one of the world’s most accomplished Hollywood directors in history, who once suggested that “No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” He was right.

Ukraine Accuses Russia of Invasion, Occupation

Russian troops are now in control of two airports in the Ukraine, according to reports. The Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has called the siege “a military invasion and occupation.”

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • February 28, 2014 |
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What's Hot? 02/28/14

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

Christians Bring Hope to AIDS Ground Zero

Small Tshepisong community (South Africa) suffers from poverty, poor housing, and many cases of HIV/AIDS, reports Mission News Network.

VIDEO: The Best Social Media Product of the Year?

Coca-Cola is rolling out a new product sure to help those of us who might be dedicated enthusiasts of social media.

Arizona Gov. Vetoes Controversial "Religious Beliefs" Bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses to legally refuse service based on religious beliefs.

Marijuana Legalization May Lead to More Teen Users

A new study finds that about 10 percent of high school students who would otherwise be at a low risk for smoking pot say they would use marijuana if it was legal.

Bombs Explode in Zanzibar as Religious Tensions Flare

With the increasing attacks, church leaders say they believe the assailants want to frighten non-Muslims to leave.

  • Fredrick Nzwili |
  • February 27, 2014 |
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Benedict Rejects Resignation Rumors as “Simply Absurd”

As the anniversary of his surprising resignation approaches, Pope Benedict XVI has rejected as “simply absurd” the speculation that he was forced to step down, and he said he still wears the distinctive white papal cassock for “purely practical reasons.”

Americans Turn Sharply Favorable On Gay Issues

A new survey finds a significant shift toward tolerance of same-sex issues across every religious, political and age group and every region of the country.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • February 27, 2014 |
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19 Religious Words Banned

According to the Brunei Times, Asian Shari'ah nation Brunei has banned non-Muslims from using 19 religious words associated with Islam.

Imprisoned Missionary in North Korea Confesses “Crime”

Kim Jong-uk, a Baptist missionary to North Korea, apologized to reporters at a government-sponsored news conference for his “anti-state crime.”

Talking to the "Nones"

There is little doubt that the religious story of our day is the rise of the “nones,” the religiously unaffiliated, in the United States.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 27, 2014 |
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“Son of God” Jesus Epic Opens Tomorrow

This past weekend at the National Religious Broadcasters event in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting with a wide array of Christian leaders, executives and creatives, all looking to help spread the Good News.

Frequent Cell Phone Use Linked to Troubles in College Students

A new study finds that college students with high frequency cell phone use tended to have lower GPA, higher anxiety, and lower satisfaction with life (happiness) relative to their peers who used the cell phone less often.

Seven Egyptians Killed in Libya

Seven Egyptians were shot in the head in Libya, a security official said.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • February 26, 2014 |
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