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Winter Olympics an Opportunity to Share the Gospel

The Winter Olympic Games are starting on Feb. 7, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, and the International Mission Board is working to equip Christians to share the Gospel during this time.

What's Hot? 01/24/14

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

Central African Republic’s Top Clerics Call For Peacekeepers

The Central African Republic’s top Muslim and Christian clerics called Thursday for a United Nations peacekeeping force to end their country’s brutal conflict.

  • Elizabeth Bryant |
  • January 24, 2014 |
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Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Violating Election Law

Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza has been indicted by a federal grand jury for violating campaign finance laws in contributions to a Senate candidate.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • January 24, 2014 |
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Internet Cracks Grandmother's 18-Year-Old Prayer Code in Minutes

As she was dying of a brain tumor in 1996, Dorothy Holm puzzled her grandchildren by writing out strings of seemingly random uppercase letters on index cards.

VIDEO: Pro-Life Movie “Gimme Shelter” Opens Today

I want to tell you about a new movie - and a modern-day hero. Kathy DiFiore is the head of a network of shelters for pregnant teens in New Jersey. Kathy has spent the past 35 years “in the trenches.” Her five shelters are run 100 percent on donations, and have saved more than 20,000 babies.

Early Puberty Linked to Higher Substance Use Throughout Adolescence

A new University of Texas at Austin study reveals that teens for whom puberty begins early and who have rapid pubertal development are at greater risk for experimenting with cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana.

Pope: Internet is a “Gift From God”

Pope Francis described the internet as a “gift from God, but warned that the obsessive desire to stay connected can actually isolate people from one another.

New Initiative Hopes Prayer for Elected Leaders will Revive America

Former Republican House majority leader Tom DeLay is helping to kick-start a new project for the National Prayer Center called The Josiah Project.

Switching Off Your Child

Rumor has it that parents can make rules. That they can make a difference. In fact, that’s their job. But that’s not the way we think.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • January 23, 2014 |
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Glorifying God Through the Obstacles in Marriage

All marriages will face challenges. It’s not a matter of if you and your spouse will encounter hardship – it’s a matter of what type of situation you’ll have to walk through.

Study: Conservative Protestants’ divorce rates spread to their red state neighbors

Conservative Protestants in red states aren’t the only ones seeing high divorce rates — so are their neighbors, according to a new study.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • January 22, 2014 |
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Poor Sleep Linked to Teen Mental Health Problems

Getting too little sleep might be a sign of - or even a contributor to - emotional problems, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among teens, according to a large study from Europe.

Many Christians Leaving Pakistan

Some Pakistani Christians are considering leaving their homeland to live in another country with less persecution.

Syria: Tensions High at Geneva II

As Geneva II commences, leaders from all over the world are discussing the Geneva communique, a document laying out potential plans for political transition in Syria.

Instagram Fastest-Growing App Among Top 10 in 2013

Facebook was the No. 1 app overall in 2013, but its photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram was the fastest-growing app among the top 10.

VIDEO: Looking Back on 41 Years Since Roe v. Wade

Today, pro-life advocates will be participating in the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Their participation – despite the snow and cold temperatures – solemnly testifies to the beauty of preborn life, the worth of each and every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy, and the need for us, as a country, to embrace a culture of life.

For Egypt’s Christians, Hopes Rise with Referendum

Egypt’s voters have approved a new constitution, and Coptic Christians are optimistic that their rights will be adequately protected.

Teen Girls Twice as Likely to Suffer Depression than Boys

According to a new study, girls are nearly twice as likely than boys to experience bouts of depression and anxiety in their teenage years.

Later School Starting Time Improves Sleep in Teens

Later school start times is linked to improved sleep and mood in teens, according to new research.

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