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Voting for the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion ends Sunday at midnight Eastern

For the past month our readers have cast thousands of votes for the ministry they believe to be the most deserving of the 2012 Hope Award for Effective Compassion and its $25,000 top prize. If you haven’t cast your vote, be sure to do so this weekend—voting ends at midnight Eastern Sunday. (Only one vote […]

Review: Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

The book’s title, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free , is somewhat misleading, for the author, Tullian Tchividjian, is an enemy of all analyses that want to talk about what suffering does. As far as his new book (published by David C. Cook and set to be released on Monday) is concerned, suffering, by […]

Election Polling: Why So Much Variation in the Polls? (Pt. 1)

The previous seven polls for the presidential race at ranges from a seven percentage point advantage for Obama (National Journal) to a one percentage point advantage for Obama (Associated Press). With a little more than a month to go until the election, Keeter does not believe this amount of variation is unusual.

A Controversial Offering

The Middle Is the Hard Part!

Do You Need to Forgive Someone? Do It Now!

I’ll never forget sitting in the Denver Coliseum as a fifteen year old in high school clinching my jaw and my fists. I didn’t want to let go of my anger toward my biological father. The preacher seemed like he was talking directly to me and I was resisting his point with all of my […]

Catfish in your Tank?

I heard a story about some fish suppliers who were having problems shipping codfish from the East Coast. By the time the fish reached the West Coast, they were spoiled. They froze them, but by the time the fish arrived, they were mushy. So the seafood company decided to send them alive. . .but the […]

US, Israel United Against Iran’s Nuclear Plan

The White House indicated Friday that tensions between the U.S. and Israel over how to prevent Iran from pursuing its nuclear program were easing, saying President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are united on the issue.

Tenn. Christian College Sorry for Suppressing News of Sex Charges

The president of a Christian college in East Tennessee has apologized for trying to restrict a student newspaper from publishing a story about a professor arrested on charges of attempted child molestation.

Interview: What Motivates Christian Right Opponents?

Among the books written about the culture war, many have sought to explain the motivations of one side, the Christian Right, but few have studied, exclusively and in depth, the other side, the cultural progressives. George Yancey, professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, and David A. Williamson, associate professor of sociology at […]

Texas AG Backs School Cheerleaders’ Right to Use Bible Banners

Cheerleaders of an East Texas high school, who were banned from making banners with Bible verses for the football team to run through before games, have received the backing of Attorney General Greg Abott a week after a judge temporarily lifted the censorship.

VOM-USA Prayer Update for September 28, 2012

Happy Friday to all of you!  As usual, I have this weeks very important prayer requests to share with you.  Please take a moment to download them and share them with your praying friends.  Click here for the printer friendly version. Sierra Leone—More Muslims Converting to Christianity Source: VOM Contacts Psalm 22:22–24 In the past […]

Rimsha Case Takes a Surprising Turn

Pakistan (MNN) ― Pakistani police asked for a time extension twice, but they still couldn't find anything to condemn 14-year-old Rimsha Masih. A judge sent her case to a juvenile court after police failed to prove the girl desecrated the Quran, as a neighbor alleged last month. Police arrested the Pakistani teenager on August 16 […]

The Importance of Prayer for the Persecuted

The last few weeks we've been alerting you to our upcoming International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church and today I'm happy to share that our friends at One News Now, have highlighted an interview with VOM's, very own, Todd Nettleton.  Click here for the full article. "[We remember] those who go to church […]

Haredi sect pledges no gender separation Jerusalem neighborhood on Succot

A haredi Orthodox sect has pledged not to impose gender segregation in the streets of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim.

Case closed in Michigan State attack

The family of Michigan State student Zachary Tennen, who said he was the victim of a hate crime following an off-campus party, has asked prosecutors to close the case.

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, ex-New York Times publisher, dies

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who was publisher of the newspaper for 34 years beginning in 1963, has died.

Two Israelis among dead in workplace shooting in Minneapolis

Two Israelis who have lived in the United States for the last 30 years were killed in a shooting attack in Minneapolis.

Key figure behind anti-Muslim movie arrested for probation violations

An Egyptian Christian man who police say is one of the key figures behind the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” was arrested.

Granger blocks $450 million in U.S. aid to Egypt

The chairwoman of the congressional subcommittee administering foreign aid blocked the Obama administration’s plans to infuse Egypt with $450 million in emergency aid.

Olive oil fraud discovered at two factories in northern Israel

Modi'in to block non-residents from park

U.S. authorities: Man behind anti-Muslim film had many aliases

Rare paintings by Hermann Hesse discovered at National Library

Jewish leader in Berlin tells Haaretz: Anti-Semitism is mounting among Germans

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