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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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In South Sudan, Increasing Instability Forces Aid Workers to Flee

A bitter conflict continues to rage in South Sudan, with escalating numbers of people internally displaced and fleeing the country.

Sleepless Teens Worry About School

A new study shows teens who can't fall asleep at night are mainly worrying about the fallout of sleeping in and missing out on school.

Amazon Publishing Introduces Christian Imprint

Online superstore Amazon will sell Christian books under a new imprint, Waterfall Press.

25 Truths

After the umpteenth email, tweet or call saying, “Could you say a few words about why they are myths” following my “25 Myths” blog, I gave in. Fortunately, most wanted just a few lines that could be used in general conversation, not an entire apologetic.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 03, 2014 |
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The Super Bowl’s Top 5 Most Family-Friendly Ads

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, the team here at Focus thought it would be fun to create a countdown of the night’s most family-friendly ads. After all, we love to celebrate all things that elevate family – even commercials!

Violence and Torture More Prevalent with Unrest in Ukraine

An opposition activist in Ukraine is being treated at a hospital after being found near the Ukrainian capital with injuries he says he received while being tortured.

What's Hot? 01/31/14

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

'Obamacare' Birth Control Mandate Does Not Promote Women's Health, Conservative Women's Group Argues

Christian-run businesses Hobby Lobby and Conestoga continue their suit against the Obamacare mandate to provide contraception.

One of the Most Controversial Super Bowl Ads of All Time?

Amid all the hoopla surrounding this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I can’t help but think back to the 2010 game. That’s the year Focus on the Family debuted its now-famous ad featuring Pam and Tim Tebow. It still gives me a chuckle to think how some groups branded our innocuous commercial “inappropriate,” “offensive” and “hate masquerading as love” – all without ever seeing it!

Higher Odds of Teen Obesity for Overweight Five-Year-Olds

Five-year-olds who carry around extra weight may face four times the risk of being obese at 14, compared to their normal-weight peers, a new study found.

Near St. Peter’s, An Ancient Burial Site Opens to the Public

In the first century B.C., a grassy hillside just north of what is now St. Peter’s Square was used as a burial place for local Romans.

Thousands of Syrians are Coming to Christ

According to the Christian Telegraph, thousands of Muslim Syrians are coming to Christ through the ministry and relief aid of Christian Aid Mission.

The “Largest Church in the World” Sits Mostly Empty

The world's largest church attracts few worshipers, leaving some commentators to wonder if the building is “colossal” waste of money in an impoverished nation.

Top Brass Say They’re Not Aware of Bias Against Military Chaplains

Lawmakers peppered Pentagon officials on Wednesday (Jan. 29) about claims that military chaplains have faced discrimination for their beliefs.

25 Myths

When you have pledged your life to Christ’s save-the-world work, it’s the myths about Christianity that can drive you crazy.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 30, 2014 |
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How Your Teen is Like Spanish-Speaking Buzz Lightyear

If you’re a parent, you’re probably familiar with the Toy Story movie franchise. The films highlight the secret lives of toys. Here’s a scene from Toy Story 3 featuring a Spanish-speaking Buzz Lightyear.

Study Finds 1 in 25 U.S. Teenagers Have Attempted Suicide

About one in 25 U.S. teens has attempted suicide, and one in eight has thought about it, according to a national study based on interviews with thousands of teenagers.

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