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Tensions Rise as Ukrainian Elite Troops Defer to Russian

Elite military units are deferring to the pro-Russian side in Ukraine causing more tension in the area.

South Korean Ferry Sinks, Leaves 4 Dead and 294 Missing

Four people are confirmed dead and nearly 300 remain missing after a ferry sank off the coast of South Korea.

Cult in Mexico Accused of Illegally Adopting and Brainwashing Children

The Mexican cult Iglesia Christiana Restaurada (Restored Christian Church) is accused of kidnapping and brainwashing 15 children.

This is Not Why Jesus Died

The New York Times ran an interesting opinion piece this weekend: “Raising a Moral Child.”

75-Year-Old Priest Murdered in Syria

A 75-year-old priest was murdered in Syria Monday. Masked assassins shot Dutch Jesuit Father Frans van der Lugt in the head as he entered his garden in Homs.

For Many Teens Formal Sex Education Is Too Late

According to a new study among teen girls who were sexually experienced, 83% told interviewers that they didn’t get formal sex education until after they’d lost their virginity.

Baptist Church Leaders Spark Revitalization Movement in Response to Decline

South Baptist church leaders are coming together to organize a revitalization movement in response to the large numbers of Baptist congregations that are closing their doors.

Russian Military Jet Taunts US Navy Destroyer

A Russian jet repeatedly flew over a United States Navy warship at extremely low altitudes on Monday, in a seemingly provoking gesture.

Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages

A U.S. District Judge ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside of state limits, despite a 2004 citizen vote defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

Renowned Mathematician Releases New Book: “Why Science Does Not Disprove God”

In his newly released book, Dr. Amir Aczel argues that science does not disprove the existence of God and that atheists’ anti-God arguments are fundamentally flawed.

WATCH: Elderly Couple Demonstrates Marital Joy

A couple of months ago I blogged about marriage and joy. In that post, I encouraged Christian couples to live out a marriage that exemplified the goodness of God’s design by enjoying each other and having fun together.

Cameroon Pentecostal Churches Face Government Scrutiny

In 2013 the Republic of Cameroon's President Paul Biya ordered the closure of nearly 100 Christian churches throughout the African nation. Churches that oppose the government continue to face closure.

Central African Republic Clergy Urge Deployment of UN Peacekeepers

Religious leaders are urging reinforcements for an existing peace mission, even as the United Nations prepares to roll out a bigger one in September.

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for Sex Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church “will not take one step backward” in efforts to address the crisis.

Study Claims Most Millennials 'Talk to God' but Do Not Identify as 'Religious'

A new study says that more than half of 18 to 34-year-olds “look to religion,” and about 60 percent say they “talk to God.”

2014 Prom Spending Down But Still Costly

Visa's annual prom survey shows that the cost families expect to pay this year is down from 2013. But the costs are still shockingly high, averaging just under $1,000.

Israeli Authorities Call Kerry's Nuclear Threshold Suggestions Unacceptable

John Kerry alluded that Israel should negotiate a deal with Iran which would keep Iran from seeking nuclear weapons for six to 12 months; Israeli authorities are calling this suggestion “unacceptable.”

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi's Court Appeal Rescheduled for Third Time

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has now had her court appeal postponed for the third time.

Nigerian Bus Station Bombing Kills at Least 71, 124 Injured

A bomb exploded and killed at least 71 people near the capital city of Nigeria Monday morning. 124 more were injured.

Willful Defiance

A recent story in the news brings into question the school system's ability to exercise authority when they are unable to deliver appropriate consequences for willful defiance.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 14, 2014 |
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