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Teens Likely to Get Opioid Rx for Headaches

Nearly half of teens who visit a doctor complaining of headache pain walk away with a prescription for a narcotic painkiller, researchers found.

Poll: 58% of Americans Believe Abortion Should be Illegal in Most or All Circumstances

A recent CNN poll shows that 38% of Americans believe that abortion should be illegal in most circumstances but legal in a few circumstances, and 20% saying that abortion should always be illegal, combining to a total of 58% of Americans who believe that abortion should be illegal in either many or all circumstances.

Kim Jong-un Orders 33 Christians to be Executed

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered 33 Christians to be executed for contact with a missionary.

Cardinal Nolan Says ‘Bravo’ About NFL Hopefuls Gay Confession

If drafted, Michael Sam would be the first openly gay football player in the NFL.

Kidnappers Free 13 Nuns in Syria

Thirteen nuns and three workers were released after their November capture from a Greek Orthodox monastery in Syria.

The Five "C's" for Picking Staff and Volunteer Leaders

I am often invited to facilitate private leadership gatherings that are designed as mentoring sessions. Time and again, the biggest issue facing those in ministry has to do with staff and volunteers.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 10, 2014 |
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Compromise Not Always the Best Answer to Marriage Disagreements

Many people think that learning to compromise is one of the keys to a successful marriage. Would it surprise you to learn that Focus marriage experts Dr. Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley disagree?

Court Hears Atheists’ Challenge to Ground Zero Cross

Atheists are challenging plans to include a 17-foot, cross-shaped beam that became a famous symbol of Ground Zero after 9/11 in a display at the national memorial museum that is scheduled to open this spring.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely to Try Tobacco Too

While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case.

What's Hot? 03/07/14

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

EEOC Details Employer Rules as Religious Worker Complaints Rise

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new, detailed guidelines for employers Thursday as the number of complaints and million-dollar settlements for cases of religious workplace discrimination neared record levels in 2013.

  • Cathy Lynn Grossman |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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Missionary Still Locked Up in North Korea, but US Isn't Giving Up

Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae has been detained by the North Korean government for more than a year, reports Charisma News.

Conservative Leader Bill Gothard Resigns Following Abuse Allegations

Bill Gothard, an Illinois-based advocate for home schooling and conservative dress who warned against rock music and debt, has resigned from the ministry he founded after allegations of sexually harassing women who worked at his ministry and failing to report child abuse cases.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • March 07, 2014 |
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Did You See What this 8-Year-Old Boy Did?

If you were 8 years old and found a $20 bill in a parking lot of Cracker Barrel, what would you do with it?

Theodosius the Game-Changer

The decision made by Theodosius to proclaim Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire – and the way it accelerated and took root in the early Middle Ages – is a story seldom told in light of the caricatures that abound.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 06, 2014 |
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Over Half of Millennials Have Shared a ‘Selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of Millennials have posted a “selfie” on a social media site.

Driscoll’s Church Hired List-Rigging Firm

Mars Hill Church contracted Result Source Inc. to manipulate bestseller rankings for Mark Driscoll’s book, "Real Marriage." Critics see this as deceptive and an improper use of ministry funds.

Trafficking Abuse of Myanmar Rohingya Spreads to Malaysia

Malaysia’s status as anti-human-trafficking is in danger as the trafficking of Rohingya Muslims into Malaysia increases, reports Reuters on Salem Radio News.

Ukraine Crisis: Christians Fight for Peace with Prayer and the Gospel

As the situation in the Ukraine shifts from one moment to the next, Christians in the country continue to pray and work for peace. Prominent church leaders and missionaries report that even amid the tensions, many people are turning to Christ.

Music to My Ears in Nashville

Just two weeks ago I found myself in Nashville, TN attending the National Religious Broadcaster's Convention. It's always a good time to reconnect with some old friends and meet new ones as we strategize ways to more effectively and efficiently spread the Good News of the Gospel.

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