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Texas Sees 13% Drop in Abortions With Controversial Pro-Life Law

Texas has experienced a 13 percent decline in its abortion rate since lawmakers pased a bill that requires abortion providers to meet basic health and safety standards at their facilities. The new law has led some clinic owners to close instead of paying for the mandatory upgrades. According to a recently published study by the…

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Cross Burned in Front of TN Church

A burned cross was found Tuesday morning at a Baptist church in Tennessee. A church member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church reported the fire and police were called to the scene at the mostly black church. Sgt. Charles Gill, of the Clarksville Police Department, said the incident was a hate crime. There are…

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New Film Tells the Story of Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys’

“The ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan are a generation that was displaced. They lost their homes and families in the war between Sudan’s Arab Islamic government against the Christians, animists, and black Africans in the South. More than 2 million people have died as the war has dragged on for 17 years.” Now their story is…

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This Is What Could Happen When Christians Finally Stand Up

From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?” He then resumes shooting, all the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians who scatter for cover behind the word of…

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Propaganda: Youth Attracted to Authentic Christian Leaders

Rapper and spoken word artist Propaganda says current church leaders demonstrate their authenticity in ways that preachers of previous generations never did, and are beginning to attract a wave of young unbelievers in the process. “I think it has a lot to do with authenticity because what we’re finding now is that there are dudes…

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Living the Golden Rule

The political atmosphere at this moment in history in the United States, and around the world, is a tumultuous one. As tensions mount in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, foreign policy within American politics is being more hotly debated than it has in the last few years. We’re at a place in the American…

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Tony Dungy’s ‘Gay Player’ Comments Put Him in Hot Water

NFL television analyst and former coach Tony Dungy backed off on Tuesday from comments he “wouldn’t want to deal with” the diversions arising from drafting the league’s first openly gay player, saying he was referring to media attention surrounding such a move. Dungy, who was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts when they won the…

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Tullian Tchividjian: Politics and Evangelicalism don’t mix

Florida megachurch pastor Tullian Tchividjian has said that the increasing association between evangelical Christianity and the religious right has had a negative effect. In an interview published Friday, Tchividjian warned against bonding political views with religion. “I think the impression that most non-evangelicals have is that [evangelicalism is] a political movement — it’s a culturally…

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How Christianity Shapes Louisville’s Coffee Culture

This story comes from Matthew Huested, the co-founder of Sunergos. He tells the story when someone says a church, not Huested, owns Sunergos, or when they say his employees are all Baptists bent on converting customers. It’s a persistent rumor, largely unique to this city. It might be inspired by the prayer meetings customers frequently…

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Hinduism is Arizona’s second-largest religion

The converted church sits in a quiet Tempe neighborhood just off U.S. 60. The outside looks much like any church, but inside is an enormous statue of Vishnu and the lesser gods and goddesses of the Hindu faith. Four Hindu priests live in or near the the Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra temple and provide religious…

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Biblical prophet Jonah’s grave dug up by ISIS members

In a disturbing wave of violence in Mosul this month, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist group destroyed churches, monasteries, and statues, and disturbed the grave of the biblical prophet Jonah. A video posted on YouTube July 9 shows a tomb being destroyed with a sledgehammer, and Nineveh officials said the grave…

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