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Help Your Child Thrive in the Middle School Years

By the time kids enter middle school, their march toward independence is well under way. But let’s face it – it can be a confusing time for parents. When a child spreads his wings, it can feel like he’s turning his back on you instead. But that’s not really the case. Your middle schooler needs you as much as he always has.

Appeals Court Saves Last Mississippi Abortion Center from Closure

A federal appeals court panel ruled in July that a Mississippi law that would close the state’s only abortion facility is unconstitutional.

Iraqi-American Christians Fear for Lives of Family and Friends in Home Country

Americans of Iraqi descent are speaking out about the crisis in Iraq, as friends and family members remaining in the nation are at risk of persecution.

Pope Sends Envoy to Iraq to Deliver Message of Support and Aid Embattled Christians

Pope Francis is dispatching Cardinal Fernando Filoni as his personal envoy to northern Iraq, where Islamist militias have sent thousands of Christians and other religious minorities fleeing for their lives.

  • Josephine McKenna |
  • August 11, 2014 |
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‘Friendly Atheist’ Cancels Book Comparing God to Abusive Boyfriend

One day after launching a Kickstarter campaign to create a book called “God is an Abusive Boyfriend (and you should break up),” a popular atheist blogger has shelved the project “after receiving a lot of negative feedback.”

Ebola Patient Dr. Kent Brantly Thanking God for Mercy as Condition Continues to Improve

Dr. Kent Brantly, the Samaritan’s Purse physician that contracted Ebola while serving in Liberia, is reportedly improving and has issued a statement thanking God for his mercy.

United States Sending Weapons to Kurdish Forces in Iraq

The United States is now providing Kurdish forces with weapons in an effort to combat Islamic State (IS) militants.

Pot Studies Suggest Regular Use Is Bad For Teen Brains

Teenagers and young adults who frequently use marijuana may be hurting their brainpower, according to studies about pot and adolescence presented at the American Psychological Association's annual convention.

Islamic State Takes Hundreds of Young Yazidi Women Captive

In the latest act of religious persecution, Islamic State militants have kidnapped hundreds of young Yazidi women, likely to be kept as sex slaves or to be sold for profit.

72-Hour Ceasefire Holds as Israel and Hamas Undergo Negotiations

Israel and Gaza are once again under a 72-hour ceasefire, as world leaders push for the opposing sides to negotiate a permanent peace agreement and end the month-long conflict.

Baptist Church Cancels Gungor Concert for Couple's Refusal to Take Bible Literally

Christian couple Michael and Lisa Gungor of the band Gungor have responded after reports said the band did not believe parts of the Bible.

Russia Preparing to Launch Invasion Despite Ukrainian Efforts to Reclaim Donetsk

There could be a “high probability” that Russia will launch an invasion of the Ukraine, NATO said Monday.

Paving Paradise

A church, one that really was God’s, dripping with grace toward His sin-soaked children, wouldn’t be just a parking lot.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 11, 2014 |
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Steven Curtis Chapman’s “Glorious Unfolding”

As we’ve been sharing with you for the past week, our friend Steven Curtis Chapman has released a powerful new song – “Glorious Unfolding”! If you haven’t heard it yet (or seen the accompanying video), I’d encourage you to take a moment right now to enjoy it. I believe you’ll be moved as you pause and consider the larger story God is telling through your life.

The Multiverse: a theory of desperation

The notion that nothing became everything, instantly, is magic, not science; that it happened (or is happening) ad infinitum is more befitting sci-fi than sci-fact.

Children of Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini Plead to Obama for Father's Release

The children of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has been in an Iranian prison for two years are pleading with President Obama to help secure the release their father.

North Carolina Diner Drops Praying in Public Discount after FFRF Threatened Lawsuit

The North Carolina diner that gave customers who prayed before meals a discount will no longer be offering the promotion.

South Sudan UN Refugee Camp Conditions "An Affront to Human Dignity"

Aid group Doctors Without Borders has reported that refugees at a U.N. camp in South Sudan are living in treacherous conditions.

SIM Missionary David Writebol: God has Provided Peace in Spite of Wife's Ebola

In a telephone call with Bruce Johnson, SIM USA president, David Writebol said God has provided peace during his wife's battle to overcome the Ebola virus.

  • Christian News Service |
  • August 08, 2014 |
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Acts 29 Removes Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from Membership

Acts 29, an organization of churches dedicated to planting churches, formally announced its decision to remove controversial pastor Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from its network.

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