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Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten fights domestic violence

Jason Witten remembers the pain. The Dallas Cowboys tight end remembers the screaming, the confusion and all the other terrible consequences of domestic violence. He doesn’t want others to experience what he did growing up. So he’s doing something about it. While many NFL players occasionally throw a requisite bone to charities to satisfy their […]

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Congress & forced abortions in China

Congress has rejected attempts to retain a pro-life policy that bars federal funding for organizations that support coercive abortion programs overseas. The Senate defeated an amendment March 5 that would have restored the policy, known as the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, to the $410 billion omnibus spending bill under consideration. The House of Representatives also rejected an […]

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Experts give churches safety pointers after pastor’s murder

In light of the shooting that killed Illinois pastor Fred Winters March 8, some might ask, “What’s a church to do?” Winters, pastor of First Baptist Church in Maryville, Ill., was preaching when a man walked down the aisle, pulled out a gun and fatally shot Winters in the chest. Two security officers at Southern […]

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Reaching out to Immokalee

The workers wore T-shirts reading: “1st Annual Immokalee Family Outreach,” with the words of John 3:16 written in English, Creole and Spanish. Saturday, Feb. 21 was a long day for everyone, but in the end 500 people were fed, 92 accepted the Lord, hundreds were prayed over and lasting relationships were formed. This is what […]

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The Embassy reaches out to youth at Restoration Church

A monstrous base blared in the foreground, electronic instruments simulated a loose melody and rapid-fire lyrics and street talk boomed from the stage in Naples recently. But all this noise was not streaming from a nightclub; it came from a church. And the rap, rhythm and rhymes were all centered on one thing – glorifying […]

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The National Day of Prayer is available on webcast

Times have changed. Everywhere we look is a reflection of how things have “evolved” in the last few years. Skyscrapers are higher. Scientific studies are continuously emerging. Educational and political policies are shifting. Developmental plans are surging. Technology has had a major impact on modern living. It is also an epitome of the adage, “the […]

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Churches respond to mental illness

Living with depression – or any other form of mental illness – is like viewing life “through a glass darkly,” according to Jessy Grondin, a student in Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School. “It distorts how you see things,” she says. Like one in four Americans, Grondin wrestles with mental illness, having struggled with severe bouts of […]

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Opinion: Stem cell policy is wrong

President Obama kept at least two campaign promises March 9 when he signed a bill authorizing the expenditure of tax-dollars for embryo-destructive stem cell research.  Many have been surprised that it has taken so long for him to follow through on the first promise, the federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Throughout the campaign […]

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Parents let neighbors take kids to church

Most American parents would let their children attend church with trusted neighbors, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The study explored “how many parents were open to their children attending if they didn’t have to be the ones to take them to church,” Scott McConnell, associate director of LifeWay Research, said in LifeWay Research […]

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Opinion: The Dogma of Mad Science

Dr. Frankenstein would have felt “empowered” on Monday, March 9, 2009. That’s the day the Obama Administration not only reversed the Bush Administration’s restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, but announced that it was freeing science from outside interference, such as people’s moral qualms. Can’t you just picture the fictional monster creator jumping for joy? […]

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