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VIDEO: Troubled Boy Has a Dad-Sized Hole in His Heart

This 40-second clip demonstrates the need for engaged dads more than a thousand research papers ever could.

Families Hope For Release of Americans Detained in North Korea

Two families in the U.S. are hoping that two detained Americans in North Korea are released soon— especially with the Christmas season underway.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • December 02, 2013 |
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Spending This Christmas or Spending It Well: Resisting Consumerism

The Christmas season is once again upon us and with it overwhelming encouragement from Madison Avenue to spend what we have not earned to buy what we cannot afford. The thrust of this consumerist message is that the holiday is best enjoyed or most fully realized through the acquisition of “things.”

TD Jakes’ Potter’s House Offers Free HIV Testing

In observance of World Aids Day, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ The Potter’s House megachurch provided free HIV testing to hundreds of people in Dallas.

A Very "Selfie" World

By now you may have heard that Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year is “selfie.” It’s good word for our day, as without a doubt, it has become a very “selfie” world.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • December 02, 2013 |
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One-Hundred Year-Old Wisdom About Living a Joyful Life

Just a few miles to the west of the Focus campus stands one of the premier ministries in all of Christendom. There, in the shadow of the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods park is headquartered the Navigators, an international, interdenominational organization committed “to know Christ and Make Him Known.”

The Waitress and the Hoax

You may have heard the story of the homosexual New Jersey waitress who claimed some customers left her a hateful note instead of a tip. It turns out her story appears to have been a hoax.

Thankful for the Fleas (2013)

The barracks where Corrie ten Boom and her sister Betsy were kept in the Nazi concentration camp Ravensbruck were terribly overcrowded and flea-infested.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 28, 2013 |
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November, Football and Parenting

I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Today I want to share with you my November newsletter. Thank you for your support—it’s one of the things I’m grateful for today!

Supreme Court Hears Hobby Lobby Case in Contraception Challenge to Healthcare Law

On Tuesday The U.S. Supreme Court added a new legal challenge to the health care law, agreeing to consider whether corporation owners who oppose abortion will be required to provide free coverage of government-approved forms of contraception – whether or not it conflicts with their religious beliefs.

Pope Calls for Sweeping Changes in Catholic Church

Pope Francis called for “an ambitious project” and sweeping changes for the Catholic Church in his pronouncement Tuesday.

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • November 27, 2013 |
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Airport Chaplains Minister to Busy Travelers

Airports are known for crowds and security, but there's a surprising source of faith tucked away in the concourses.

An Orphan is Home for the Holidays

Amanda was almost 18 and about to “age out” of the foster care system. But while our nation’s laws consider someone who’s 18 to be an adult, you and I know there’s still a lot of growing up left to do at that age. Even young adults need a mom and a dad.

Giving Thanks to God: Losing a National Tradition

As we, once again, approach this national day of “thanksgiving” I thought it necessary to reflect upon our nation’s long history of acknowledging and giving thanks to the Almighty God.

Iran Deal Leaves out Imprisoned Pastor Saeed

Supporters hail the recent Iran deal as a diplomatic success story but critics – including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – are calling the deal a “mistake.”

Oregon Initative Would Allow Businesses to Refuse Services for Same-Sex Weddings

Critics of gay marriage in Oregon have filed a proposed ballot measure that would allow businesses to refuse to serve gay weddings or similar ceremonies if it violated their religious beliefs

Newton Massacre Motive Still Unclear

Almost a full year after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school, the motive behind the shooting remains unclear.

Who Can You Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner?

She first saw the elderly gentleman at a cemetery on Thanksgiving morning. She watched him cry at a grave, holding a bouquet of flowers. After observing him for a bit, Hortencia Pérez left the friend she was accompanying and made her way over to the man. Although she wasn’t entirely comfortable speaking in English, she chose compassion over fear.

ALERT: The Walking Dead Are Among Us!

It should strike us as more than coincidental that the rise in rampage killings began when the vapors of nihilism wafted out of coffee houses and college lecture halls to cover the cultural landscape, from sea to shining sea.

Critics Divided Over Max Lucado's Christmas Candle

Critics are divided over Max Lucado’s new book-turned-movie, “The Christmas Candle.”

  • Amanda Casanova |
  • November 25, 2013 |
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