China Shuts Down Christian School, Accuses Teachers of 'Brainwashing' Children With Religion

A persecution watchdog group says officials in China have shut down a church-run academy in the central Henan province where they accused the teachers of "brainwashing" students with Christianity.

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Joel Osteen Opens Lakewood Church to Jewish Congregation After Hurricane Damages Synagogue

Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church, one of the largest nondenominational churches in America, has offered the use of its church building to a Conservative Jewish congregation whose synagogue was severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey and is in need of a place to worship during the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days.

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Hindu Radicals Savagely Beat Indian Pastor; He Vows to Continue Serving Jesus Despite Persecution

A radical Hindu mob beat a Christian pastor and his friend on their way to prayer in an Indian village. The pastor has nevertheless vowed to remain strong in his commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

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The Unseen Culprits Behind Human Trafficking

We consider modern-day slavery a "good" vs. "bad" problem that can be solved with more police raids and criminal prosecutions. Yet, when we look at the underlying issues, it's rarely that straightforward. There are forms of cultural slavery, so ingrained in a society, they're considered normal and acceptable.

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Should Church Worship Spaces Be Used for Yoga?

There are Evangelicals and Catholics who critique yoga as wrong for Christians because its mantras originate in eastern religion. Setting aside that concern, should worship space be open to recreation and "profane" (i.e., secular) activities like yoga?

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Why Didn't God Heal Nabeel Qureshi?

While it seems insensitive to ask this while we grieve, people are wondering why didn't God heal Nabeel. After all, he was a brilliant and charismatic young man taken away from his wife Michelle and daughter Ayah, and the rest of us, far too early. Nabeel had so much more to give to his family and the Kingdom of God that his death seems completely senseless.

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Global Warmists Need to Lose the Arrogance

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence suggested hurricanes were "signs of Mother Nature's rage and wrath" for not believing in manmade climate change and electing Donald Trump. Natural disasters aren't leftwing attack dogs who target those who dare question the cogency of man-caused and man-controlled climate change.

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The Overcommitted Church

Many churches have become too busy for their own good. They have so many activities, programs, events, and services that they are wearing out their congregations.

What Should Christians Think About DACA?

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The 800,000 "Dreamers," brought to America as children, or born here, are illegal aliens because of someone else's decision. Christians should feel compassion for them. But DACA is unconstitutional.

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The Simple Truth That Can End Abortion

A radio host in Detroit told me he was shocked one day when a caller referred to his child as a "carbon unit." Yes, a carbon unit. That's how a dad talked about his own kid. But this is not much different than referring to a baby in the womb as a "mass of cells."

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Recruiting Students Isn't Brain Surgery

As I look around and see Christian schools with enrollment declines of 10 and 20 percent, or recruiting students overseas and gouging their tuition, or the ultimate failure closing their doors, I am saddened! At a time when a Christian education is most important, administrations and boards are dropping the ball. What's the problem?

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'Telemed' Abortions Pose Health Risks

The number of abortion facilities in the United States has been declining, and many midwestern and southern states have few abortion clinics left. In response, supporters of legal abortion have advanced some medically risky proposals to expand abortion access.