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Northern Iraq No Longer Safe for Christians

An increase in violence against Christians in northern Iraq has increased the flow of Christians leaving the country.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • October 22, 2013 |
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N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Won't Appeal Gay Marriage Rulings

Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that he was dropping the fight against same-sex marriage in New Jersey by withdrawing his his appeal of a major case that was being heard by the state Supreme Court.

Guest Post: Mom and Dad Together, as It Should Be

Today I’m sharing a piece by Alliance Defense Fund’s senior opinion editor and writer, AWR Hawkins. As you may know, ADF is on the forefront of the effort to preserve the timeless, universal, and unique institution of marriage. In this piece, Hawkins makes the case for the lifelong union of a husband and wife.

Empathy Skills Develop During Teen Years

New research shows that in adolescence, critical social skills that are needed to feel concern for other people and understand how they think are undergoing major changes.

Five Missional Misfires

Every church would say they are in it for the mission. Which is why misfiring on that mission is something to be avoided at all costs. Yet it happens all the time.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 21, 2013 |
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Egypt: Vandals Attack Christian Sites Outside Cairo

While media attention has focused on Cairo, other Egyptian cities are also in tumult.

  • Nikolas Grosfield |
  • October 21, 2013 |
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School District Forced to Remove Painting of Jesus Must Pay Court Costs

An Ohio school district that once allowed the display of a portrait of Jesus in a middle school has agreed to pay $95,000 in legal fees to groups that sued to have the painting removed.

Study: Growing Up in Gay Families Hamstrings Kids in School

A new Canadian study challenges the mainstream insistence that children living with same-sex couples are "no different" than children living with married, heterosexual couples.

VIDEO: A Stirring Life Lesson

We have no idea the impact our random acts of kindness might have on the people receiving the good deed – that’s the lesson found in a beautiful Thai commercial that recently took the Internet by storm.

84 Percent of U.S. Christians Believe God Gives Second Chances

Regret weighs down many Americans. According to a new study from LifeWay Research, almost half feel the weight of a bad choice from their past, even though a vast majority believe God gives second chances.

What's Hot? 10/18/13

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

Officials in Nigeria Portray Slaughter of Christian Family as Result of 'Cattle Theft'

Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians in three villages in Plateau state last week in what authorities called a cattle-rustling attempt, but a visit to the home where eight members of one family were killed revealed the presence of no cows.

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 18, 2013 |
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Christian Conservatives Divided Over Common Core Education Standards

As schools in 45 states and four U.S. territories implement the standards this fall, some Christians see the heavy hand of government in the state-led goal posts for K-12 students in English and mathematics.

  • Katherine Burgess |
  • October 18, 2013 |
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Will Someone Adopt this Boy?

He’s 15 years old. Only a child when you think of it, but too old to be adopted in the eyes of so many.

Syrian Christian Mother: Should I Leave or Stay in the Country?

"People wonder why I am still staying in this country," says Hanna, a Christian woman living in Damascus. "I ask myself the same question time after time."

Facebook Changes: Allows Teens to Post Publicly

Facebook has announced it is loosening its privacy policies for teenagers, allowing minors to share information publicly on the social network.

Christmas Victory for Wisconsin High School Choir

A Wisconsin high school choir will be able to continue with a Christmas tradition.

The Lost Art of Discipline

A recent business article caught my attention, lamenting the lack of discipline people have toward their work. And this can be just as true of the spiritual life.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 17, 2013 |
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Obama Signs Bill to Avert Default, Open Government

President Barack Obama signed a measure into law reopening the federal government and averting a potential default.

Woman Sues InterVarsity Over Firing After Her Divorce

A Michigan woman has filed a wrongful-termination lawsuit against InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, saying she was fired because of her divorce even as two male colleagues kept their jobs as they went through divorce and remarriage.

  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey |
  • October 17, 2013 |
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