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Concern for Christians in Northwest China Rises After Police Crackdown

Christians in northwestern China have been facing an unusally high number of police raids in recent weeks, even when gathering carefully in small numbers.

What's Hot? 8/16/13

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

Churches Raided in China as Shouwang Leaders Remain Under House Arrest

Local police broke up the worship service of a house church and arrested its pastor in China's Xinjiang region for the second time earlier this month as pastors at Beijing Shouwang Church remained under house arrest.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 16, 2013 |
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Lutherans Take Surprise Step in Electing Female Presiding Bishop

What started as just another church assembly turned into a historic one for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as members elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton the denomination's first female presiding bishop.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • August 16, 2013 |
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VIDEO: Watch the Duck Dynasty Wedding

The 12 million viewers who tuned into this week’s Duck Dynasty season premiere, got more than laughs – they got a lesson in true love and commitment.

Judge Acquits Preachers Arrested for Reading Bible Outside DMV

A judge on Tuesday acquitted two men charged with unlawful protest for reading the Bible outside a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Hemet, Calif.

Indonesia: Evangelists Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Two Christian brothers were sentenced to three years in prison on Aug. 2, 2013, after being convicted of "evangelizing Muslims."

'Egypt is Bleeding': Christian Leader Pleads for Prayers

The following analysis about the horrific violence across Egypt was written by a Christian leader in Egypt. He is unnamed due to security concerns.

The Real Loss of Childhood

Two articles recently caught my attention. Both charted different, seemingly benign, ways that the nature of childhood is changing.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • August 15, 2013 |
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Christians Targeted in Pro-Morsi Violence in Egypt

In the violence that exploded across Egypt on August 14, supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi attacked scores of church buildings and Christian-owned homes and businesses in response to national security forces breaking up two protest camps in downtown Cairo.

  • Morning Star News |
  • August 15, 2013 |
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VIDEO: This May Change How You Talk to Your Kids

Positive affirmation is generally considered a good thing, but would it surprise you if I told you that letting your child know that he or she is smart may be detrimental to their future success? According to recent studies, it’s true.

Imprisoned Pastor's Torture-Related Internal Injuries Growing Worse

The Iranian family of American pastor Saeed Abedini was once again able to visit him in Evin Prison in Iran. Unfortunately, Pastor Saeed's internal injuries are causing him increased pain.

Teens Quit Pot If Their Friends Are Smoke-Free

Whether teen marijuana users end up quitting the drug depends largely on who their friends are, a new study suggests.

California Transgender Students to Pick Restrooms

Transgender students at California K-12 public schools now can choose which gender's restrooms and locker rooms they want to use.

Obama Administration, in Court Brief, Supports Prayer at Public Meetings

The Obama administration has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of prayer at public meetings.

ACLU Says Magistrate Can't Order 'Messiah' Name Change

A Tennessee judge should not have barred a couple from naming their child "Messiah," said the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Cops Surprise Accused Criminal… with Grace

When was the last time God prompted you to go out of your way to help someone? That’s what happened to Ryan Willard and Duane Fields, two West Virginia law enforcement officers whose response to a typical shoplifting call will inspire you.

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings

Teens who have half-siblings -- brothers or sisters with a different father -- are more likely to use drugs and have sex by age 15 than teens with only full siblings, according to a new study.

Risk of Adult Anxiety Seen in Children's Stomachaches

Children with chronic stomach pains are at high risk for anxiety disorders in adolescence and young adulthood, a new study has found, suggesting that parents may wish to have their children evaluated at some point for anxiety.

Tweets between the Sheets

Smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Increasingly they’re our constant source of news and entertainment. Sometimes it seems like these devices are surgically attached to our hands – but this reliance on smart technology is also demanding us to make decisions about what we prioritize and how we will steward our time.

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