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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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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.

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