You might have seen some of the media coverage of so-called “atheist churches.” The concept started with two British comedians, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans. Jones told the AP, “If you think about church, there's very little that's bad. It's singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?"
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More high school students are sending and receiving sext messages or photos, and that makes them more likely to engage in other types of sexual activity as well. Now researchers say the same trends are trickling down to younger students in middle school, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics.
The Church of England has been accused of “dumbing down” the baptism service following the introduction of an alternative liturgy in which excludes “sins” or “the devil.”
Last month, Libya’s national assembly voted in favor of making Koranic Law, or Shariah, the basis of all legislative decisions. The vote has left Coptic Christians fearful of increased oppression.
In response to the record-shattering number of gay weddings, the state of Utah has filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court.
It’s pretty easy to avoid dealing with conflict nowadays. Do your former college roommate’s views on parenting irritate you? Hide her posts from your Facebook news feed. Annoyed by the neighbor’s political signs on the front lawn? Sadly, it doesn’t take much effort to avoid interacting with neighbors these days.
Believers in creationism are more likely to take in information through intuition, according to a new study.
Teen drivers are very cautious behind the wheel when they first start driving, but as time passes they begin to engage in potentially risky behaviors such as talking on cellphones, eating and talking to other passengers.
In recent opinion columns, Planned Parenthood board member Valerie Tarico wrote that abortion is a “sacred gift” and celebrated her belief that Christianity is “in decline."
Why are we focusing on Christian Millennials who leave the church in order to learn how to reach non-Christian Millennials who are not in the church?
Do you know someone who’d jump at the chance at having access to Adventures in Odyssey’s entire library of 700-plus episodes? Are you one of the many college students and adults who secretly listen to AIO on your mp3 player? Are you a parent of little ones looking for fun ways to invest in their spiritual growth? If you can identify with any of the above questions, Focus’ new Odyssey Adventure Club is for you.
Iran, a country notorious for its persecution of religious minorities, has recently taken another step in its campaign against Christians.
The battle over land still wages in Palestine and Israel, with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas each firmly set on advancing their own interests
Talks between South Sudan's government and rebels set to begin soon as U.S. draws more embassy staff out of the country.
A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.
On any given Sunday there’s a significant number of folks who pull out their cell phones when the pastor asks them to turn to the morning’s passage. They’re not being rude – they’re just accessing the Bible via their smartphones.
A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics has revealed that many doctors spend very little time discussing sex with their teenage patients – if they do at all.
Young teens who binge eat and those who are fearful of weight gain may be more likely to become overweight later in adolescence, according to a new study.
Porn aggregator PornHub finds that in 2013, 52% of its adult content was viewed through a smartphone, representing a 47% increase over 2012.
What would a set of New Year’s resolutions look like for you and your church, your role as a leader, or simply as someone who wants to live a life of strategic Kingdom investment?