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Iran begins trial for U.S. pastor held since September

On Monday, American Saeed Abedini appeared in an Iranian court. The Christian pastor gave the judge a written statement and was questioned by prosecutors and his defense lawyer, whom he only met Monday. But apparently that is not the end of the legal proceedings, according to his wife and lawyers who are assisting her with […]

Same-sex weddings to begin at Washington DC National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral — the seat of the Episcopal Church, one of the world’s largest cathedrals and the host of the official prayer service for the presidential inauguration later this month — has decided to start hosting same-sex-weddings. In some ways, the announcement that is expected Wednesday morning is unsurprising for a denomination and a diocese that […]

While Number of Christians May Be Declining in Britain It Is Increasing in India

New figures from the 2011 Census show that the number of people who identify as Christians in England and Wales has fallen by 4 million over the last 10 years. The data shows that numbers fell from 37.3 million in 2001 to 33 million last year. The statistics came as the outgoing archbishop of Canterbury, […]

Muslim Broadcaster Buys American TV Station: What Now?

Pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera has announced plans to establish a new U.S. cable news channel through the purchase of Current TV. The Qatar-backed network will replace Current TV in the more than 40 million homes it’s currently in with its own news network, tentatively titled Al Jazeera America. The impact of the Muslim media outlet may […]

Billy Graham’s Prayer for the New Year

Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and expectations for the year that is ahead of us—but You alone know what it holds for us, and only […]

5 Reasons God Allows Tragedies Like the Sandy Hook Massacre To Occur

As a Christian, it can be difficult to reconcile all the evil that happens in the world with an all knowing, all powerful loving God who could stop it if He wants, but chooses not to do so. If our hearts break for the innocent children who were senselessly murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary, how […]

Franklin Graham Says ‘Sin-Sickened’ America Must Repent

Franklin Graham says America is living in “dark days” morally and spiritually as more same-sex couples get married, marijuana cigarettes are lit up in public places, and television is awash in blatant immorality. The “sin-sickened” state of America will have far greater consequences than a “fiscal cliff,” the evangelist warned. “For the past few weeks, […]

If you hear God speak audibly, you (usually) aren’t crazy

In the Bible, God spoke directly to Abraham. He spoke directly to Moses. He spoke directly to Job. But to your neighbor down the street? Most people reading the ancient scriptures understand these accounts of hearing God’s voice as miracles that really did happen but no longer take place today, or maybe as folkloric flourishes […]

It’s time for evangelicals to speak up about guns

 The Bible doesn’t clearly express an opinion on the possession of guns, but many evangelicals defend the unlimited distribution of firearms with the same fervor that they defend biblical orthodoxy. According to a recent Public Religion Research Institute survey, 8% of white evangelical Protestants favor tighter gun laws. But in the wake of yet another deadly […]

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