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Scientists Have Successfully Altered the DNA of a Human Embryo—What’s Next?

We're not to the point of engineering "designer babies," but we are a step closer.
Worship Leader Tauren Wells

Meet the Worship Leader on Tour With Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey

“It’s an amazing opportunity God has provided for me to share some of my new music," Tauren Wells says.
Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey Named His Eldest Son for His Favorite Bible Verse

“My favorite verse of the Bible is Matthew 6:22: If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light,” the actor shared in the interview.

The Reason You’re Officiating Fewer Weddings These Days

“The U.S. marriage rate—the number of new marriages per 1,000 people—has been falling for decades.”

Archaeological Discovery Suggests Pre-Destruction Jerusalem Was More Affluent and Bigger Than Originally Thought

The Israel Antiquities Authority say the findings "depict the affluence and character of Jerusalem, capital of the Judean Kingdom, and are mesmerizing proof of the city's demise at the hands of the Babylonians.”
Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback—Unpopular Kansas Governor—Nominated for Head Position in Office of International Religious Freedom

"Religious freedom is the first freedom. The choice of what you do with your own soul."
Haddon Robinson

‘Legendary Preacher’ Haddon Robinson as Remembered by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

“We continue to thank God for Haddon's legacy and formative impact on the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the global church.”
Newspring Church Perry Noble

Newspring Church Answers the Question: Why Hasn’t Perry Noble Been Invited Back to Speak?

“We can’t speak for other churches. For us, Perry does not currently meet biblical qualifications.”
Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey Tells Former Inmates Jesus ‘walked through the gate of forgiveness’ on the...

"Serving the world with your work, that is the Eucharist, that is the Body of Christ." Jim Carrey told a group of former inmates.
China Community Atheist

Chinese Official: ‘Party members should be firm Marxist atheists’ and ‘stick to the party’s...

"Party members should be firm Marxist atheists, obey party rules and stick to the party's faith. They are not allowed to seek value and belief in religion."
Suicide Exit

Suicide Is on the Rise and in the News—Ray Comfort’s ‘Exit’ Seeks to Confront

"Someone you know may be secretly considering their final exit.”
Belong Tour

Jen Hatmaker, et al Announce Cancelation of 2017 Belong Tour

"I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry about what this means for all of you who've set aside the weekend, bought tickets, made plans for childcare or hotels and time off work," Niequist said in a Facebook post to her fans.
Adam Savage

Mythbuster’s Adam Savage: ‘The Internet Hates Women’ and Why He’s Warning His Sons About...

"I want [my son] to realize that if he’s not a part of the solution, he’s part of the problem," says Mythbuster's Adam Savage.
Perry Noble Suicide

Perry Noble on the Betrayal He Felt Over Firing and How God Saved Him...

Noble’s video holds little back, mentioning his disagreement over being fired from Newspring, his desire to be reunited with his wife, and rehab forcing him to realize the effect being molested as a 6-year-old had on his life.
The Message Eugene Peterson

Lifeway Poised to Pull “The Message” From Shelves Over Eugene Peterson’s View of Homosexuality

The Southern Baptist-affiliated company has reached out to Peterson to confirm the views he expressed in the interview, which they deem counter to a "biblical view of marriage.” If confirmed, the company plans to pull all of Peterson’s work from their inventory, including best-selling "The Message Bible."
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UPDATE Eugene Peterson: Homosexuals Can ‘Have as Good a Spiritual Life as I Do’

"I wouldn’t have said this 20 years ago, but now I know a lot of people who are gay and lesbian and they seem to have as good a spiritual life as I do.”
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Church of England Welcomes and Affirms Transgender Lifestyle: Some Bishops Say It’s ‘Not a...

"As the world listens to us today, the world needs to hear us say that LGBTI orientation and identity is not a crime, not a sickness and not a sin,” the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend Paul Bayes stated.
Bible Answer Man

Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy

"People are posting this notion that somehow or other I've walked away from the faith and am no longer a Christian," Hanegraaff says of the evangelical fall out he's experiencing.
Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby Fined $3 Million for Acquiring Artifacts Smuggled From Iraq

"The Company was new to the world of acquiring these items, and did not fully appreciate the complexities of the acquisitions process. This resulted in some regrettable mistakes.”
Francis Chan Facebook

Francis Chan to Facebook Employees: Why I Asked God to Make Me Rich and...

“You’re at a disadvantage,” Francis Chan tells the group of Facebook employees. "There is a status working here. You’re cooler than your friends.”

Latest News

Kent Brantly to Return to Africa Amid New Ebola Outbreak

Dr. Kent Brantly was treating patients in 2014 in Liberia when he contracted ebola. After a harrowing journey to healing, Brantly and his family are heading back to Africa as a new outbreak threatens the continent.

New Podcasts

Craig Gross Has High Praise for the Spiritual Use of Cannabis

“I think Christians sit on the sidelines of a lot of conversations," says Craig Gross. Craig's latest venture is a Christian cannabis website, and this week on our podcast, he talks about his personal journey with using marijuana and why it's important for Christians not to be afraid of this topic.