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Boston-area Arabic Christians reaching out

When Shady Bishay, a sales executive for a Boston high-tech firm and a native of Egypt, tells American friends he belongs to Arabic Evangelical Baptist Church in West Roxbury, Mass., the information often doesn’t compute. “The first thing is that they are shocked that I’m a Christian,” said Bishay, who lives in Foxborough with his […]

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Zondervan invites 31,173 Americans to handwrite NIV Bible

More than 31,000 Americans will have a hand in publishing a new NIV Bible – America’s NIV – the first NIV Bible ever written “one-verse, one-person” at a time.                 Zondervan, the world’s leading Bible publisher, embarked Sept. 30 on a 90-city, 44-state cross-country tour – called Bible […]

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U.S. aid blocked to abortion provider

The Bush administration has cut off federal aid to a leading international provider of abortions because of the organization’s alleged support of China’s coercive population control program. The U.S. Agency for International Development, in informing Marie Stopes International (MSI) of its decision, said aid to the London-based MSI would violate the 1985 Kemp-Kasten Amendment. That […]

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How did we get in this mess?

I’ve been thinking about this credit crisis for the past few months, and I have concluded the root of our problem is dishonesty. Solomon wrote about this subject in Proverbs 30:7–9: O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty […]

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Food fit for angels

With today’s economy, getting the most for your money is more important than ever. For Lori Lauria, a single mom living in Southwest Florida with her 4-year-old son, the high prices at the grocery store were especially tough. But ever since Lauria heard about Angel Food Ministries, things have been a little easier.     […]

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Opinion: Your vote is not the answer

Sometimes we’re fed this lie: “The best way for a Christian to effect change is to vote.” Every four years around this time, we’re made to believe that our primary duty as Christians is to go out and vote. Millions of dollars and thousands of hours are dedicated in this national, organized effort to mobilize […]

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Congress moves to inform mothers, protect unborn

A bill to protect the lives of unborn children diagnosed with disabilities has passed both chambers of Congress and was signed into law by President Bush on Oct. 8, 2008. The Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act, sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R.-Kan., and Sen. Ted Kennedy, D.-Mass., would provide balanced information and support […]

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Arkansas passes ban on unmarried adoptions

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Voters in Arkansas approved a measure preventing adoptive or foster care children from being placed in homes with couples who live together out of wedlock, whether those adults are heterosexual or homosexual. Nearly 57 percent of voters supported the ban. The Arkansas Family Council Action Committee gathered about 90,000 signatures to put Proposed […]

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From cross to crescent

It’s a sight that would change most Americans’ romanticized image of Paris. Just a 15-minute metro ride from the trendy shops and quaint cafes of the Champs-Elysees, a virtual sea of North and West African Muslims spills out the gates of a neighborhood mosque. Like waves breaking on a beach, their bodies bend in unison […]

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