New technology allows for implanting a chip under the skin as a way to broadcast digital art viewable on smartphones.
A special envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of jailed American Christian Kenneth Bae.
After decades of scientific debate and research about the problem, doctors still disagree about whether abortion contributes to breast cancer. Even many pro-life doctors hesitate to draw firm conclusions.
A Christian man from the Algerian city of Biskra was arrested on Friday by the National Gendarmerie at a checkpoint near Biskra.
Suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers this week in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.
A Muslim mob with knives and iron rods injured several members of an Anglican church in Nasarawa state on Aug. 17 over a dispute about less than 1 cent in change, area Christians said.
A new study suggests that a pupil's cognitive performance may be improved if they walk to school rather than be driven in, and girls are more likely to benefit from this than boys.
New Jersey's newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors violates a licensed therapist's obligation to "respect the rights of clients to make decisions," according to a federal lawsuit filed by a Christian counselors group and professionals who use the practice.
Americans consider abortion a moral issue whether they approve or disapprove of the lethal procedure's legality.
Fred Stobaugh is 96 years old, and he misses the woman he spent 75 years of his life with: his wife Lorraine. So when he read in the paper that Green Shoe Studio held an online songwriting contest just six weeks after Lorraine’s death, Fred (who’s not a musician) submitted via postal mail the handwritten lyrics to a love song he wrote as a tribute to his late wife – “Oh Sweet Lorraine.”
An Iranian court rejected an appeal from Saeed Abedini, the American pastor held in Iran for his Christian faith, and refused to reduce the eight-year prison term his supporters believe is tantamount to a death sentence, according to his family and lawyers.
A recent study found that 20 percent of non-Christians in North America really do not "personally know" any Christians. Christianity Today points out, "that number includes atheists and agnostics, many of whom are former Christians themselves and more likely to have close Christian contacts. Without that group, 60 percent of the non-Christian population has no relationships with Christians."
The kind of music teens listen to while behind the wheel affects how they drive, according to a new study.
Worried they could be sued by gay couples, some churches are changing their bylaws to reflect their view that the Bible only allows marriage between one man and one woman.
According to recent studies, almost half of all American college students will abandon their Christian faith during their undergraduate years. Far too many students enter college without a firm worldview in place, much less awareness of the basics of Christian apologetics.
Will some religious hospitals in Washington be required to provide contraceptive and abortion services? That's the question lingering in the air in the Evergreen State, where Attorney General Robert Ferguson on Aug. 21 issued a legal opinion saying every publicly funded hospital district must provide contraceptives, abortions or "substantially equivalent benefits, services or information" to women.
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in August that a Christian photographer discriminated against a homosexual couple when she refused to take photos of their "commitment" ceremony.
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Federal health regulators are investigating why so many doctors are prescribing antipsychotic drugs to Medicaid-eligible children. The number of poor kids on the powerful medication tripled between 1999 and 2008, and the program now spends more money on antipsychotics than any other drugs.
- August 23, 2013 |
International Christian Concern has learned that deadly assaults on Christians at the hands of radical Islamists have continued across Egypt more than nine days after Muslim Brotherhood protests were dispersed last week.
- August 23, 2013 |