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Churches Boot Boy Scouts for Lifting Ban on Openly Homosexual Members

Following the Boy Scouts' recent vote to lift its ban on openly homosexual members, a number of churches across America have announced they will be cutting ties with the organization.

Delaware Abortion Doctor Charged With Unsafe Practices

A Delaware abortion doctor faces charges of unsafe and unsanitary practices.

ELCA Lutherans Elect First Openly Gay Bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America elected its first openly gay bishop to a six-year term on Friday at its annual assembly in southern California.

Why is Christianity Losing in America?

This is the question with which all serious Christians must wrestle. To think that Christianity is thriving in America simply ignores the obvious and overwhelming facts of our times.

Texas Cheerleaders' Free Speech Battle Heads Into Overtime

Just when a group of Texas high school cheerleaders thought their fight for free speech was over, their school district has decided to go on offense.

The 25-ish Ten

Relevant magazine recently sent out an email blast touting an article with an intriguing title: “10 Books Everyone Should Read by 25-ish.” I was less than impressed with their selections.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • June 03, 2013 |
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IRS Also Targeted Religious, Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage Groups

The IRS targeted more than Tea Party groups for special investigations. The agency also went after religious, pro-life and pro-marriage groups, holding up tax-exempt status for months and even seeking details about group prayers.

What “Happily Ever After” Really Looks Like

Romantic movie or story plots are often predictable. Boy meets girl. Boy woos girl, and then something happens – a fight, a misunderstanding or a disaster – that tears the would-be couple apart. Ultimately, though, the boy and girl make it back together, and “they lived happily ever after.”

Don Draper Meets Abraham Kuyper

As a theologian, a church leader, a newspaperman, and an elected official who had served in Parliament and as Prime Minister, Kuyper had a wide-angled lens on cultural forces.

Survey: People Turn to God After Disaster

When natural disasters occur, most Americans take increased interest in God and donate to relief agencies. One-third of Americans also believe prayer can avert natural disasters.

What's Hot? 5/31/13

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

France Celebrates First Same-Sex Marriage

France broadcast its first gay marriage live on public television just 11 days after President Francois Hollande signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Southern Baptist Richard Land Passes Baton to Russell Moore

In a generational changing of the guard, Southern Baptists are gaining a new advocate for their values in Washington and around the country as Russell Moore, a media-savvy theologian, takes the helm of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

- Are Your Kids Overscheduled? -

In an age of helicopter parenting and moms and dads who often invest significant time and resources in their child’s formal education, it’s easy to forget that helping teach our children how to play and rest is also very important.

Forced Marriages Increasing in Nigeria

A Nigerian pastor who was arrested for harboring girls fleeing forced Islamization and forced marriage has been released on bail.

25 Tea Party Groups Sue Obama Administration, IRS

A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of 25 tea party groups against the Internal Revenue Service and Obama administration officials.

For Christians in Egypt, Work Hard to Find

It's harder than ever to find a job in Egypt, where the unemployment rate has risen to a record 13 percent.

Red Cross Offices Attacked in Afghanistan for First Time

Three suicide bombers attacked the offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Jalalabad on Wednesday, killing one security guard and wounding another, though all seven Western employees were safely evacuated.

Tween Girls Susceptible to Mobile Advertising

New research shows that female tweens are highly susceptible to mobile advertising.

Teen Birth Rate Hit Another Record Low in 2011

The teen birthrate in 2011 set another new record low, according to the latest federal data. The numbers reflect a continued trend downward for teens having babies.

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