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A Unique Way to Encourage Your Children

If you listened to today’s broadcast on the importance of parents encouraging their kids, you may have heard me mention that I keep journals for my boys, Trent and Troy. Since it’s a bit of a passing comment within the broadcast, I want to expand on that remark here in my blog and share with you what my journaling looks like and what motivated me to start.

Same-Sex Benefits Extended to All States

The Obama administration said this week that same-sex couples "legally married" in one of the few states that offer such marriages now enjoy the same federal rights as other married couples when it comes to pensions, 401(k)s, health plans and other employee benefits.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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Colorado Businessman Wins Latest Victory Against Contraceptive Mandate

A U.S. District Court issued a preliminary injunction in early September to a Colorado businessman challenging Obamacare's contraceptive mandate in court.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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Family Research Council Shooter Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

The man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council last year has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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Henry Blackaby Goes Missing, Family Issues Urgent Prayer Request

Henry Blackaby, author of Experiencing God and many other books, is missing.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 20, 2013 |
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What's Hot? 9/20/13

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

VIDEO: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

We get their calls and emails all the time: people who are going through the unthinkable and reach out to us hoping for hope. It’s never easy to understand why these men and women – often through no fault of their own – are hurting so badly. And, indeed, it’s an age-old question: Why do bad things happen to good people?

Snapchat Tries to Shed Naughty Reputation

Snapchat is attempting to change its reputation from an app for sexting teens to a wholesome service that's fun for the whole family.

Chinese Woman Reveals Forced Abortion at Full Term

A Chinese woman has come forward to say she was forcibly aborted at nine months into her pregnancy in 2011.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 19, 2013 |
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Abortion Clinics Closing at Record Rate

Abortion centers throughout the United States are shutting down at an unprecedented rate. The total so far this year is 44, according to a pro-life organization that tracks clinic operations.

Five Marks of Complacency

It’s clear to me that one of the most prevalent afflictions might be termed a church’s “culture of complacency.” Complacency has to do with self-satisfaction, a sense of contentment regarding the state of things.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • September 19, 2013 |
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Despised and Disgraced: Persecution Uniquely Faced by Christian Women in Pakistan

Christian women in Pakistan are among the country's poorest and most hated citizens because they are both the "wrong" religion and the "wrong" gender.

6 Ways to Know Your Adult Child is Maturing Well

We receive hundreds of thousands of inquiries every year from people seeking relationship and family advice – and among the top topics are moms and dads asking about their adult children.

Damascus Pastor: 40 Percent of Congregation Has Fled the Country

A pastor from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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As Denominations Decline, Numbers of Unpaid Ministers Rise

Though small evangelical congregations have long relied on unpaid pastors, mainline churches haven't. They've generally paid full-time or nearly full-time salaries. That's changing, however, as churches face declining numbers and look to new ministry models to make ends meet.

  • G. Jeffrey MacDonald |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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The 3 Things Comedian Jim Gaffigan Can Teach Us About Engaging the Culture

“Hot Pocket.” To many folks, those two words bring to mind a stand-up comedian more than a frozen food. If that isn’t the case with you, allow me to introduce Jim Gaffigan, a funny man who can serve as an example of wise cultural engagement.

Suspected Islamic Extremists Throw Acid on Priest in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Asserting that Tanzania's Zanzibar Island is not a place for Christians, suspected Muslim extremists threw acid on a 60-year-old Catholic priest on Sept. 13, sources said.

  • Morning Star News |
  • September 18, 2013 |
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One in Five High School Seniors Binge Drinks

Researchers say binge drinking has declined while "extreme" binge drinking (having 10 or more drinks in a row) levels remain steady.

U.S. Teens Begin to Slim Down

Study finds adolescents are eating healthier, exercising more.

Egyptian Christians Killed for Not Paying 'Jizya' Tax

Muslims in southern Egypt killed two Christian men for failing to pay them protection money.

  • Religion Today |
  • September 17, 2013 |
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