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Pakistan: Police, Islamic Extremists Hunt for Christian Accused of 'Blasphemy'

Police and a banned Islamic extremist group in Lahore, Pakistan are searching for a young Christian accused of blasphemy – with the extremist group calling for his death – after he sought to correct misconceptions about Christianity in a Muslim book.

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 25, 2013 |
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Report: Church Giving Reaches Depression-Era Record Lows

Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty Tomb, a Christian research group.

  • Katherine Burgess |
  • October 25, 2013 |
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Jerry Jenkins’ Secret to Good Parenting

Chances are you’ve probably read a book by Christian author Jerry Jenkins. He’s written more than 180 books, 16 of which have landed on the New York Times bestseller list. His books include the Left Behind series, which has sold more than 63 million copies. His writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Parade and Guideposts. In addition, Jenkins owns a filmmaking company, the Christian Writers Guild and he owns a publishing company.

Kenya: Murdered Pastor Was Still Holding Bible in His Hand

A pastor in Mombasa, Kenya, who was shot to death while praying at his church this weekend was still holding his Bible in his hand when church members found him.

Survey Finds Parents in Denial About Teens Distracted Driving

From texting and checking social media to changing music and talking with friends, teens admit to driving distracted at a much higher rate than their parents realize, a recent nationwide survey shows.

Christian Leader Dies After Attack on Tanzanian Church

A mob attacked worshippers at an overnight service at the Gilgal Christian Worship Center in Pansiansi, Mwanza City, northern Tanzania, around 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Is Google God?

There can be little doubt that what began as a graduate project of two 20-something Stanford students is now shaping the world. But how?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • October 24, 2013 |
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Archbishop of Canterbury Baptizes Britain's Future King, Prince George

The 3-month-old royal baby was christened Wednesday, ritually welcomed into the Church of England as Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, in a private ceremony for close family and friends in the historic chapel of a London royal palace.

Guest Post: Gosnell and the Danger of False Thinking

Kneeland C. Brown, Ed.D. In my role as the executive director of the Focus Leadership Institute, I try to impart practical life principles to college students. These young men and women enroll because they want to learn how to best serve their families, churches and the culture.

Syrian Rebels Damage, Desecrate Churches

Syrian rebels are trying to capture an ancient Christian town north of Damascus.

Regular Exercise Boosts Teens' Grades

Regular exercise boosted teens’ exam results in a U.K. study, findings that suggest getting the recommended hour of daily physical activity might increase grades by one level.

Two Pastors Killed in Kenya's Coastal Area

Christians at Vikwantani Redeemed Gospel Church in Mombasa, Kenya arrived for worship Sunday morning only to learn that their pastor had been shot to death in their building the night before.

  • Morning Star News |
  • October 23, 2013 |
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These 4 Things Will Help Keep Intimacy Alive During the Toddler Years

If you’re the parent of a toddler, you might feel like you’re too tired and busy to even think about sex with your spouse – and for good reason. Your sleep schedule is off. Work levels around the house are at an all-time high. If all that isn’t enough, there’s still a rambunctious toddler – or toddlers - that needs to be cared for, played with, loved on, and disciplined.

One Third of Syrian Christians Have Gone, Says Cleric

Almost a third of Syria's Christians have left since the start of the civil war.

  • World Watch Monitor |
  • October 23, 2013 |
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Egypt: Four Killed in Attack on Wedding in Giza

Four people, including an 8-year-old girl, died after masked gunmen opened fire on a wedding in Giza on the evening of October 20.

Hobby Lobby Petitions High Court on HHS Mandate

A battle against the Affordable Care Act's contraception coverage mandate could be fought in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Christians Under Fire in Somalia

A suicide bomb attack in a restaurant in the central Somali town of Beledweyne killed at least 15 and injured an unknown number of people on Saturday. In Somalia, Christians remain marginalized, threatened and criminalized.

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.

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