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Ukrainians Turn to Prayer as Tension Rises

With tensions rising between Ukraine and Russia, citizens are turning to prayer for solace.

Prime Minister Netanyahu Orders End of High-Level Meetings with Palenstinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested Wednesday his ministers to end high-level meetings with their Palestinian counterparts.

Stress Hormone May Drive Risk Taking by Teen Motorists

Teens whose brain chemistry is less affected by stressful situations could be at increased risk for car crashes, a small Canadian study suggests.

Pakistani Christian Couple to Appeal Death Sentence for Blasphemy

An illiterate Christian couple who have been sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan will appeal the ruling.

Former Mars Hill Pastors Introduce Confessions Website

Four former Mars Hill Church leaders have introduced a website intended to repent for the sins they committed while leading the church alongside Pastor Mark Driscoll.

Student Goes on Stabbing Rampage in PA High School

A high school student is in custody for a mass stabbing in a Murrysville, Pa. high school Wednesday morning that injured at least 20 people.

Bible Clubs Growing in Public Schools

In the small town of New Bethlehem, PA, over half the student body of Redbank Valley High School meet once a week for Bible club.

Can Our Film “Irreplaceable” Rise Above Censorship Efforts?

It started in December, when Focus on the Family first began running “Irreplaceable” trailers in cinemas across the nation. The trailer – which you can watch on YouTube – was benign, a collection of clips with a voiceover of host Tim Sisarich asking what happened to the belief in traditional family. What happened to the view that a man and woman should marry, raise children and remain committed for a lifetime?

Gang Members Demanding 'Protection Tax' Stab and Kill Honduran Pastor

A Honduran pastor was attacked by two gang members Thursday. The attackers had previously demanded that a “protection tax” to keep church-goers safe from their violence.

Supreme Court Opts Not to Hear Gay Wedding Photography Case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a New Mexico photographer’s case where studio owners refused to provide services for a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony.

Parents Are More Aggravated By Their Kids Than In Previous Generations

A new Child Trends research brief says kids aggravate their parents more than they did 15 years ago, creating stress that could lead to less effective parenting.

Congressman Asks God for Forgiveness after Video Exposes Extramarital Kiss

Republican Congressman Vance McAllister asked God and his wife for forgiveness Monday after a surveillance video showing the congressman in a passionate moment with another woman has gone public.

Community Members Drive Westboro Baptist Church Protesters out of Moore, OK

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church staged a protest in Moore, Oklahoma on Sunday, but were driven out of the area by community counter-protesters after only 8 minutes.

Chinese Christians Form Human Shield to Protect Church

Thousands of Chinese Christians have camped in and around Sanjiang Christian Church in eastern China to prevent it from being demolished under a provincial campaign to curb the spread of Christianity.

Dave Ramsey Likens Focus Movie/Curriculum to “Investment in Your Family”

It’s hard to believe we’re less than a month away from debuting “Irreplaceable,” Focus on the Family’s first-ever movie. We’re working hard to be ready for the big one-day event that will take place on May 6 in more than 700 cinemas nationwide – we’re making final edits to the film and spreading the word via media interviews.

Mars Hill Church Implements New Document Destruction Policy

Seattle-based Mars Hill Church has announced a new policy of destroying staff e-mails after 90 days. Many believe the new policy is an effort to destroy incriminating documents.

Elderly Woman Granted Assisted Suicide after Becoming Disillusioned with Life

An elderly British woman was approved for a physician assisted suicide in Switzerland, though she was not terminally ill or disabled.

Pakistani Man Appeals Death Sentence on Blasphemy Charge

A Pakistani Christian man, sentenced to death for blasphemy, is making an appeal to the Lahore High Court.

Rwandan Genocide Remembered after 20 Years

April 7 marks the 20th anniversary of the horrifying Rwandan genocide that killed 800,000 Rwandan civilians.

Obesity Linked to Lower Academic Attainment in Teen Girls

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown.

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