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Midday Roundup: Pakistan upholds death penalty for Christian mom

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Wrongful death sentence. An appeals court in Pakistan last week upheld the death sentence for a Christian mother accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad.

Militants in Syria free kidnapped Franciscan priest

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | A Syrian priest has been released by his abductors and is “optimistic” even though he is not allowed to leave the country until he has met with an Islamic…

War against ISIS finally gets a name

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After weeks of air attacks by U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the high profile fight against Islamic State militants finally has a name: Operation Inherent…

Dollars and Sense: Don’t panic just yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Off the kiddie coaster. Last week we talked about the stock market’s roller coaster behavior, but we’ve been on a kiddie coaster compared to the week gone…

Globe Trot: Kim Jong-Un comes out of hiding

By Jamie Dean
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International | HONG KONG: Pro-democracy demonstrations entered a third week in Hong Kong, and the weekend brought clashes between the student-led protesters and police.

Deadspin’s spin exposed

By Marvin Olasky
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Media | Deadspin, a sports website owned by Gawker Media, is “liberal, sarcastic, and humorous,” according to Wikipedia—and that combination was one more nail…

Point-counterpoint: Father Abraham’s children

By Andrée Seu Peterson & John Piper
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Religion | Should evangelicals support the state of Israel because it has a divine right to the land? Andrée Seu Peterson and John Piper have different perspectives

How a founder of country rock found Christ

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay now pastors a church in Broomfield, Colo.

Singer-songwriter Steffany Gretzinger proclaims God’s steady love

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Steffany Gretzinger is a heartfelt singer-songwriter who combines the jazz crooning of Madeleine Peyroux and Norah Jones with a few diving swoops, a la Joni…

Marriage laws overturned in Wyoming, Arizona

By The Editors
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Marriage | UPDATE (5:30 p.m. EDT): Wyoming must comply with a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that allows the issuance of marriage licenses to…

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

By Amy Henry
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Education | In the past couple of decades, memorization, aka “rote learning,” has become as unpopular an educational method as the use of the paddle. Rote learning…

Houston strikes sermons from subpoena

By Andrew Branch
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Religious Liberty | But other demands remain in place, making the revision meaningless, pastors’ lawyers say

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