ISIS Terror Attacks Make Security Key Issue in France's Presidential Election

This week's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées is likely to make security a key issue in the presidential election, the first round of which will be held Sunday, days after a written note defending the Islamic State was found lying next to the body of the gunman who shot dead a policeman. Voters had thus far been concerned mostly about the lack of economic growth in the country.

Russia Bans 'Extremist' Jehovah's Witnesses, Will Confiscate Religious Sect's Property

Russia's Supreme Court decided Thursday to ban Jehovah's Witnesses as an "extremist" organization and strip them of all property a month after the Russian Justice Ministry filed a formal petition with the court to outlaw the religious sect.

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State Dept. Workers Called Religious Freedom Specialists 'Whack Jobs,' Former Official Says

The issue of religious freedom and even persecuted Christians in the Middle East are held in low regard by employees at the U.S. State Department thanks to a culture of institutional bias that plagues the department, a former agency employee has said.

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When Should I SPEND Money?

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I've been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money?

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5 Lies About Waiting for God

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A job, a true love, a baby, a cure ... Most of us are waiting on something from God. And Satan loves to torment us and tell us lies during those seasons of waiting. Here are some of the lies Satan will tell you about waiting and how to combat them.

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What If You Could Outrun Death?

What if you could outrun death? Would you try to do it? What got me thinking about this hypothetical concept was an article this week in the New York Times entitled, "An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life." Well, it's certainly an intriguing thought.

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NYT Posts Op-Ed of Convicted Terrorist, Murderer; Fails to Mention

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A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York Times op-ed that omitted his crimes and terrorist organization membership and sparked scathing rebuke from the international community, the newspaper added a brief editor's note acknowledging the murder and terror-related convictions that led to his imprisonment.

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Fake News: Are Evangelicals the Problem?

It's refreshing to find secular sources finally concerned about truth, now that Donald Trump is president. But blaming evangelicals, who've been fighting the "truth is relative" concept in America for over 100 years, is misplaced.

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How to Kill Youth Group Drama

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Many youth leaders are struggling with "youth group drama." A hyper-sensitive clique of girls is mad at a insensitive clique of sarcastic boys (or vice-verse or mix-n-match.) Sides are taken. Words are spoken. Words are hurled. Feelings are hurt.

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Why You Should Think About Death

Some may consider it a morbid thing to think regularly about death. However, the Scriptures constantly direct our minds to the reality of our mortality. Why?