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Winter Olympics Begin, Christians Rally

Bob Provost, President of the Slavic Gospel Association, is asking believers to pray for the Olympics

Olympic Commercial Shows a Parenting Truth

Have you caught Olympic fever yet? Here at Focus we have. Our staff is celebrating “Olympic Fridays” by wearing the red, white and blue.

Study: Teen Media Use, No Sleep, and Little Exercise Increases Risk of Mental Illness

According to a new study, cell phone use, sleep deprivation, and a lack of exercise, together, can point to mental illness in teens.

Student Responds to Removal of Christian Poster

A teacher at Rusk Independent School District in Rusk, Texas, was recently asked to remove a poster featuring a Bible verse. One student, Cameron Franks, has responded by selling Christian t-shirts in support of the teacher.

Obama Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast Amid Controversy

President Barack Obama spoke about his faith at the 62nd annual National Prayer Breakfast. But his appearance there was not welcomed by all.

Emotional Survival

The hits and hurts that can come your way working in ministry are occupational hazards that can tear away at your soul, sap your enthusiasm, your creativity, and your missional stamina.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 06, 2014 |
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5 SCOTUS Cases to Watch

History tells us U.S. Supreme Court decisions often have a far-reaching impact on issues we care about – things like life, marriage and religious liberties.

Study: Facebook is Read More Than the Bible

Facebook celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday. Today, ministers, Christian leaders and others are using the social media site to reach their audiences.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • February 05, 2014 |
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VOM Designates Israel a “Hostile” Nation for Christian Believers

This month’s newsletter from Voice of the Martyrs highlights persecution that Christians face in the Holy Land.

Heavy Teen Marijuana Use May Lead to Abnormal Brain

According to a recent research study, pot may be poorly affecting the memory and reasoning capability of teens using the drug heavily.

Judge Vows Quick Ruling on Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

The voter-approved gay marriage ban in Virginia may be overturned soon, according to CBN.

Ken Ham, Bill Nye Debate Science and the Bible

The debate between Ken Ham, president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, and TV personality Bill Nye attracted international attention. The two men answered the question “Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s scientific era?”

Is It Wrong to Meet with Your Ideological Opposite?

I shared my experience meeting with a well-known homosexual activist. I remember feeling the Lord’s prompting to reach out to this man – and pushing off that meeting for months.

5 Social Media Apps Parents Should Know About

Five new social media apps are growing in popularity and it is important for parents to know about because many come with maturity warnings and are rife with problems.

Abortion Rate Hits Lowest Level Since 1973

The abortion rate in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level since the procedure became legal in 1973.

What Are the Most Religious States?

Similar to last year, the country’s most religious states were primarily in the South.

‘Duck Dynasty’ Publishes Church Curriculum Based on Show Themes

The Robertsons of A&E’s 'Duck Dynasty' are wading into churches with their new curriculum, 'Faith Commander: Living Five Values From the Parables of Jesus.'

High School Football Coach Ordered To Stop Prayers

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has reportedly asked a North Carolina football coach to cease praying with his players.

What to Do If Your 20-Something is Living in Your Basement

It’s a tough economy. Jobs are scarce. Many of today’s college grads are entering the “real world” with considerable student loan debt. For many parents, what this means is that their adult children will “boomerang” or move back home with them after college. Can you relate?

Baptist Global Response Focuses on Long-Term Aid in Philippines

Southern Baptists working to help areas in the Philippines slammed by Typhoon Haiyan are asking for prayer as they help.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • February 03, 2014 |
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