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New Jersey School District Bans Religious Songs at Winter Concerts

Students won't be allowed to sing religious holiday songs at winter concerts in a south-central New Jersey school district.

Kazakh Police Intimidate and Harass Parishioners of Imprisoned Pastor

Police in Astana, Kazakhstan, have been aggressively intimidating and harassing members of the beleaguered Grace Protestant Church.

  • International Christian Concern |
  • October 31, 2013 |
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Iranians Jailed for House Church Attendance

Four Iranian Christians jailed for attending a "house church" have lost their judicial appeals.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • October 31, 2013 |
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About Today (Halloween)

I still hold to the child-like fun Halloween night can hold, but I no longer view the day itself as innocent as I did years ago. But it’s not because of the occult. It's the sex.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 31, 2013 |
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Sudan Accused of Helping Muslim Businessman Seize Property From Church

After months of bulldozing or taking over church buildings on the pretext that they belong to South Sudanese who are no longer citizens of the country, authorities are aiding a Muslim businessman's effort to take over church property in Khartoum North.

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 31, 2013 |
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What Haunts Me this Halloween

Halloween is a volatile topic with many Christians, and for good reason. Its origins are pagan and disturbing. And yet, it seems to be growing in popularity on all fronts. From plastic front-lawn tombstones to inflatable monsters (and all the candy), Americans are expected to spend nearly $7 billion this year on the holiday.

Doctors Recommend Families Adopt a Media Use Plan

In a newly revised policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents make a media use plan for their families that takes into account not only the quantity but the quality and location of media used.

Doctors Urge Increased Access to Condoms for Teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging pediatricians to promote and provide condoms for their adolescent patients.

How Shoeboxes Help Spread the Gospel

It’s hard to believe the holiday season is right around the corner. In an effort to combat the overly materialistic hue Christmas has taken on, some commentators will bemoan the tradition of gift-giving. I won’t be one of them.

Hurricane Sandy Victims Commemorate One-Year Anniversary

A year ago, Superstorm Sandy crashed the northeastern shores of the U.S. The storm made landfall Tuesday, Oct. 29, killing at least 181 people and causing property damages estimated at $65 billion.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Increase in the North

Heavily armed militants, suspected members of Boko Haram, attacked Damaturu, the capital of Nigeria's Yobe state, last Thursday.

Could You Do Without This for 24 Hours?

Have you ever noticed how culture glorifies multi-tasking and busyness? Lately, it seems we’re trying to accomplish more than ever in shorter and shorter periods of time. We buy faster and more efficient technology and install apps on our phones in the hopes of getting ahead.

Air Force Academy Drops 'So Help Me God' From Honor Oath

Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required to include the words "so help me God" when taking their annual Honor Oath.

  • Kimberly Winston |
  • October 29, 2013 |
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Young Adults Who Abandon Faith May Have 'Lukewarm' Upbringing

The idea that young adults are abandoning their faith in droves may be widely accepted but isn't fully accurate.

38 Percent of Children Under the Age of 2 Use Mobile Media

Nearly two in five children have used a tablet or smartphone before they could speak in full sentences, according to a new report.

Eritrean Government Imprisons 150 Christians for Praying Together

Eritrean security forces raided a prayer meeting and arrested 150 Christians found praying together in Maitemenai, a suburb to the north of Asmara.

Bucket List

What would a bucket list entail for someone who is already a follower of Christ (becoming one would be, of course, the only bucket list item that would matter)?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 28, 2013 |
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Almost a Year After Massacre, Newtown Begins Razing Sandy Hook School

Demolition of one section of Sandy Hook Elementary began on Thursday and continued on Friday.

Traumatized Survivors of Wedding Attack in Egypt Look to God

The attack has had a significant effect on Christians in the area, with many feeling like they are "under siege."

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 28, 2013 |
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D.C. Clergy Join Push to Change Redskins Name

The Oneida Indian Nation's campaign against the Washington pro football club's team name picked up new supporters this week when more than two dozen clergy in the Washington region committed to taking the fight to their pulpits.

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