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Evangelical Leaders Back Universal Background Checks for Gun Buyers

Two of the nation's leading evangelicals are throwing their weight behind President Barack Obama's push for universal background checks for all gun buyers, a measure that faces stiff opposition in both the House and Senate.

Atheist Group Sues U.S. Government Demanding 'In God We Trust' Be Removed From Currency

A prominent atheist activist group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to have the historic phrase "In God We Trust" removed from the nation's currency.

VIDEO: Jesus Comes to the History Channel

“Jesus is coming!” This weekend, on television, that is.

Wife of American Pastor Jailed in Iran Pleads for Help From U.S.

The wife of an American Christian pastor imprisoned in Iran told lawmakers Friday in emotional testimony on Capitol Hill that she's "disappointed" with the State Department's lackluster involvement in the case -- as her lawyers accused the government of going completely "AWOL" in the face of Saeed Abedini's plight.

Amid Reforms in Burma, Killing of Christian Civilians Continues

Days before Burmese president Thein Sein was reportedly nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize last week, a report revealed his government troops had killed and raped dozens of civilians and burned hundreds of churches and homes.

What's Hot? 3/15/13

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

Libyan Militias Torch Benghazi Church

In the latest instance of Christian persecution in Libya, Islamists torched a church attended by Egyptian Christians in Benghazi on Friday.

50th Suit Filed Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate

The CEO of an electric company in Florida has filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services over the "preventive services" mandate, making it the 50th such lawsuit filed against HHS.

Pastor Saeed Abedini Petition Nearing 500,000 Signatures Before Congressional Hearing

A petition for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, the American citizen currently serving eight years in prison in Iran, has reached nearly half a million signatures a day before an important congressional hearing concerning his case.

Reflecting Back on College

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of engaging with a group of college students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. As I shared in my previous blog post, our time together led to spirited, honest dialogue that I was told later inspired some students to have meaningful conversations about Jesus and Christianity.

Torture Likely Led to Death of Egyptian Christian in Libya, Sources Say

Repeated electrical shock torture of an Egyptian Christian accused of "proselytizing" in Libya likely exacerbated his heart ailment, leading to his death in custody.

First 'Fetal Pain' Abortion Ban Struck Down by Court

A U.S. district judge has overturned Idaho's so-called "fetal pain" law, a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- the point at which a fetus reportedly begins to feel pain.

Christians in Libya Face Increase in Persecution; One Believer Dies in Prison

An Open Doors field worker for Libya has expressed his deep concerns about the deteriorating situation for Christians in Libya.

Spring Break from Disney

Former Disney star Ashley Benson is busy promoting a racy R-rated film, "Spring Breakers," which features (among other things) a threesome scene. And if that's not bad enough, it's being promoted via a cover story in Seventeen Magazine, a magazine which has openly shared that they target girls as young as 12.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • March 14, 2013 |
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Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio Becomes Pope Francis

Cardinals elected Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I on Wednesday to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

'The Bible' Sees Big Numbers for History Channel Again

The second week of History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries may not have delivered the ratings of the previous week's record-breaking premiere, but the two-hour telecast still saw big numbers.

Is the U.S. Doing Enough to Help Get this Pastor Out of Jail?

Pastor Saeed Abedini is a United States citizen currently serving an 8-year prison sentence in Iran. Reports indicate that he’s been repeatedly tortured and is at great risk of being killed. His crime? Telling people about Jesus during annual trips to the country.

Should a Christian Dentist Fire His Too-Hot Hygienist?

Jesus said “If your eye offends you, gouge it out.” He didn’t say “If you find your neighbor’s eyes are too sexy, gouge them out.” It isn’t a just society when women are hired only if they meet certain standards of “sexiness.”

Americans Say Homosexuality a Civil Rights Issue

As public policy continues to change on the issue, a new LifeWay Research poll shows 58 percent of American adults believe homosexuality is a human rights issue and 64 percent say it is inevitable same-sex marriage will become legal throughout the United States.

First Round of Conclave Voting Ends With No Winner

Black smoke from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel signaled that the first day of the conclave ended without the election of a new pope.

  • Alessandro Speciale |
  • March 13, 2013 |
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