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North Carolina governor denounces outcry over transgender bill

Gov. Pat McCrory stands up to attacks from both inside and outside the state

People flee South Sudan amid food shortage, ongoing conflict

The ongoing conflict in South Sudan and the resulting food insecurity is forcing people to flee for Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. South Sudan’s crisis continues despite an ongoing peace agreement between the warring factions. This instability has resulted in some 38,000 people leaving for parts of Sudan since the end of […]

Globe Trot: French journalist jailed over war crimes book

THE HAGUE: A French journalist is being held like a war criminal, in solitary confinement with lights on 24 hours a day, over her 2007 book revealing a war crimes tribunal withheld documents on the Srebrenica massacre. The tribunal last week found Serbian military leader Radovan Karadžić guilty of genocide in the 1995 massacre and […]

Midday Roundup: GOP rivals backpedal on support for eventual nominee

Bad blood? All three men vying for the Republican presidential nomination said last night they weren’t sure they could support the party’s candidate in the November general election. Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich had previously said they would toe the party line. Trump made the strongest declaration when asked whether […]

Sudan finally signs deal to end use of child soldiers

The Sudanese government on Monday signed an action plan with the UN to end the use of child soldiers in the country. But advocates question the official commitment to the agreement, noting the government’s participation comes after years of denying its use of child soldiers, even as some rebel groups in the country already signed […]

Our times leave us hard-pressed but not crushed

I was disheartened—and confused—after I learned that Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican and professing Christian, vetoed a bill that would have protected pastors, religious organizations, and business owners who don’t want to celebrate what the God who saved us calls an abomination, as is our constitutional right. Did he cave to corporate threats, or […]

Bangladeshi court rejects bid to remove Islam as state religion

Bangladesh’s top court this week finally rejected an almost three-decade-old bid to remove Islam as its state religion. The trio of high court judges said the original 1988 appeal of the law was illegitimate, since it was never registered with national authorities. The decision came as no surprise but sparked pushback nonetheless. “Bangladesh was founded […]

Should More US Churches Host Mandarin-Language Services?

China has overtaken Mexico as the No. 1 sender of legal immigrants to America. Fred Biby thought his congregation was missing an opportunity. Dozens of Chinese immigrants were sending their children to Bridges Community Church’s preschool. But the Fremont, California, church wasn’t engaging the adults. So the associate pastor teamed up with the preschool to […]

Malaysia Rules Muslim Man Can Convert to Christianity

Judge’s landmark decision offers hope to Malay Christians amid Bible seizures and ‘Allah’ bans. In a landmark ruling last week, a Malaysian court upheld the rights of a Christian to convert from Islam. The judgment establishes a precedent in a country where religious conversions, particularly from Islam to Christianity, have been steeped in controversy. The […]

More Americans Agree Christians Face Intolerance But Complain Too Much About It

Survey suggests tone matters when advocating for religious liberty. A growing number of Americans believe religious liberty is on the decline and that Christians face growing intolerance in the United States. They also say American Christians complain too much. In agreement: two out of five evangelicals, both when measured by beliefs and by self-identity. Those […]

My Son’s Autism Changed Everything—Even Our Church

I came to see special needs families as an unreached people group. Editor’s note: National Autism Awareness Month is coming up in April. More than 3.5 million Americans live with autism spectrum disorder, whose symptoms vary widely from case to case. In light of the growing prevalence of autism, parents and church leaders are speaking […]

The Future of Music in the Church

Music changes in every generation and we should appreciate it. It may be a generalization to say the church today has three generational expressions, but I think we can work with it. You can walk into most churches and recognize quickly what generation it falls into. Most of today’s churches fall into one of these […]

The PlayStation “4.5” May Be The Real Thing After All

Everything that has come out about a mid-generation console by Sony seem to be based on mere rumors. A report in Eurogamer however claims that it has independently confirmed that the device is in fact the real thing, with prototypes said to be in development at Sony. The report also claims that their sources have […]

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors live stream, start time: Watch NBA online

In a battle between the league’s best team and one of the hungriest squads in the league, the Golden State Warriors travel to the Vivint Smart Home Arena to face the Utah Jazz in the National Basketball Association.

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans live stream, start time: Watch NBA online

Western Conference rivals meet as the New Orleans Pelicans travel to face the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.

Colton Dixon to Perform on American Idol Stage for Grand Finale

Colton Dixon and other top alumni return to the “American Idol” stage for the last time.

Descendant of Muhammad: Jesus Brought Me Back to Life After Being Stabbed Nearly to Death (Pt.1)

A Pakistani descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad who was nearly stabbed to death by radical Muslims and brought back to life by the power of Jesus Christ, has released a new book detailing the life-threatening extremism he escaped and living a life on the run.

Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Giant

Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would have defunded the nation’s largest abortion business.

Billy Graham: Christians Should Openly Tell God Their Feelings and Trust in His Plan

Christians should be open with God about their feelings and ultimately trust in His plan for them, the Rev. Billy Graham advises in response to those who feel God isn’t solving their problems.

Transformers 5 News: Why Robert Kirkman and Michael Bay are Leaving the Franchise

It was reported that Michael Bay, director, and Robert Kirkman, writer, for Paramount’s latest installment of the “Transformers” franchise, “Transformers five,” were exiting the production. Bay decided though that he will continue to helm the upcoming film while Robert Kirkman will no longer be part of the latest on the franchise.

Jesus Image Seen in Famous Arizona Fountain on Easter Sunday

Social media users are expressing their amazement at a photo of a large fountain in Fountain Hills, Arizona, they say resembled Jesus on Easter Sunday.

PCUSA Leader Calls on NC to Repeal Law Banning Transgender Bathroom Ordinances

The head of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has called on North Carolina to repeal its law barring transgender bathroom ordinances.

Kazakhstan: Dramatic Sentence Change

Six weeks after a judge sentenced Christian convert Yklas Kabduakasov to seven years of house arrest for his Christian activities, the sentence was changed, and Yklas was rearrested and sent to a labor camp. A former Muslim, Yklas was first arrested in August 2015 and spent 12 weeks in prison before the court sentenced him […]

VOM Book Nominated for 2016 Audies

When the Audio Publishers Association announced the nominees for 2016 Audio Book Awards (“Audies”), The Pastor’s Wife by Sabina Wurmbrand was one of the nominees. Sabina (1913-2000) was the wife of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand and the co-founder of The Voice of the Martyrs. The audio version of The Pastor’s Wife was narrated by Sadie Alexandru and […]

ICC FEATURE: Kenyan Christians Feel Betrayed After Court Rules to Release Persecution Attack Suspects

Kenyan Christians are demanding justice after a Mombasa court acquitted two suspects who had been charged in the 2014 Mpeketoni massacre that killed 60 people in eastern Kenya, and two men linked to the murder of twelve Christians in Hindi, Kenya, just weeks later. Dyna Salim Suleiman and Mahadi Swaleh Mahadi are free after High […]

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