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Adventures in Odyssey Fans Will Want to Read This

Do you know someone who’d jump at the chance at having access to Adventures in Odyssey’s entire library of 700-plus episodes? Are you one of the many college students and adults who secretly listen to AIO on your mp3 player? Are you a parent of little ones looking for fun ways to invest in their spiritual growth? If you can identify with any of the above questions, Focus’ new Odyssey Adventure Club is for you.

Iran Steps Up Its Campaign Against Christians

Iran, a country notorious for its persecution of religious minorities, has recently taken another step in its campaign against Christians.

Netanyahu Gloomy as Kerry Returns for Peace Talks

The battle over land still wages in Palestine and Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas each firmly set on advancing their own interests

  • Compiled & Edited by ReligionToday Editorial Staff |
  • January 03, 2014 |
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More U.S. Staff to Leave South Sudan as Violence Continues

Talks between South Sudan's government and rebels set to begin soon as U.S. draws more embassy staff out of the country.

What's Hot? 1/3/14

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

The App You Would Like Your Child to Have

On any given Sunday there’s a significant number of folks who pull out their cell phones when the pastor asks them to turn to the morning’s passage. They’re not being rude – they’re just accessing the Bible via their smartphones.

Doctors Spend Little Time Talking About Sex with Teen Patients

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics has revealed that many doctors spend very little time discussing sex with their teenage patients – if they do at all.

Teen Eating Disorders May Impact Weight Later

Young teens who binge eat and those who are fearful of weight gain may be more likely to become overweight later in adolescence, according to a new study.

Majority of Porn in U.S. is Viewed on Smartphones

Porn aggregator PornHub finds that in 2013, 52% of its adult content was viewed through a smartphone, representing a 47% increase over 2012.

New Year's Resolutions for You and Your Church (2014)

What would a set of New Year’s resolutions look like for you and your church, your role as a leader, or simply as someone who wants to live a life of strategic Kingdom investment?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 02, 2014 |
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Alabama, George W. Bush and a Note

Alabama faces off against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl tonight, a marquee match-up, to be sure, but not quite what the defending national champion Crimson Tide squad anticipated back in early December when they lost a heartbreaker to rival Auburn.

All Things Are Made New

There’s something about a new year that provides a promise of hope and excitement at what will happen next.

Protecting Your Family from the Digital Invasion

I recently asked my blog readers if they could do without a handheld device like a smartphone or tablet for 24 hours. It’s a reasonable question to ask since mobile users check their smartphones an average of 150 times a day.

Former CCM Singer Katy Perry: ‘I Don’t Believe in Heaven or Hell’

After years of concerts featuring songs about sexual misadventures, the average listener has probably forgotten that Katy Perry began her career as a Christian artist.

Extremists Kill 12 in Nigerian Christian Villages

According to the Associated Press at ABC News, Muslim extremists killed 12 civilians this weekend in Nigeria.

  • Compiled & Edited by ReligionToday Editorial Staff |
  • December 30, 2013 |
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Prominent Ex-gay Group Has Ties To Unification Church

After renouncing Unification Church ties in 2007, an IHF trainer again involved with the UC

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • December 30, 2013 |
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Another Publisher Investigates Books By Mark Driscoll

In the aftermath of the Mark Driscoll plagiarism allegations, another Christian publisher launches a review of books

  • Dr. Warren Throckmorton |
  • December 30, 2013 |
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The Year (Really) in Review

This is the time to recap the year that was. But how do you really get a twelve-month snapshot of a culture’s zeitgeist? I would argue for two words: “Google searches.”

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 30, 2013 |
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VIDEO: 7 Ways God was Faithful in 2013

There’s no doubt that God helped Focus on the Family accomplish its mission of helping families thrive this year. There are so many tangible ways He’s guided and blessed our efforts during 2013 that I can’t list them all. I do want to share a few of them with you, however.

Low Turnout at Churches in Northern Nigeria Due to Persecution

  • International Christian Concern |
  • December 27, 2013 |
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