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February (Web-only) 2013

Persecution in China Is Very Real
Persecution in China Is Very Real
You can argue that Christians are more free than they were 30 years ago. But persecution is rising and the central government does plan to eradicate house churches.
Koop Calls on Church to Address AIDS, Sex Education
Koop Calls on Church to Address AIDS, Sex Education
The former Surgeon General also spoke about abortion, contraception, and the health care crisis.
China Isn't Trying to Wipe Out Christianity
China Isn't Trying to Wipe Out Christianity
A new report on persecution belies important changes in the country's religious freedom.
From Survivor and Touched by an Angel to the Bible
From Survivor and Touched by an Angel to the Bible
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey talk about their new "epic series" that puts the Bible on the screen.
Tebow's Big Fumble
Tebow's Big Fumble
Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.
Chances Improving for Ex-Episcopalians in Property Fights
Chances Improving for Ex-Episcopalians in Property Fights
Court cases in Texas and South Carolina could reshape other disputes—and denominations.
It's Not Enough to Find "The One"
It's Not Enough to Find "The One"
Why having the right convictions about marriage might be more important the choosing the right person.
How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches
How China Plans to Wipe Out House Churches
Report: Govt.-sponsored persecution rose 42 percent in 2012.
McCracken, Sandra
Desire Like Dynamite
Sandra McCracken's new album explores deeper dimensions of sound, and grace.
God Shows Up at Downton Abbey
God Shows Up at Downton Abbey
He's no longer just haunting the place. Inside the spirituality of season 3.
On the Road Home with Mumford & Sons
On the Road Home with Mumford & Sons
After winning Album of the Year, the band returns to Barclays Center.
Why Evangelical Leaders Love Pope Benedict XVI (And His Resignation)
Why Evangelical Leaders Love Pope Benedict XVI (And His Resignation)
Theologians and pastors felt kinship in his passion for theology and his stances on social issues.
Newtown Interfaith "Debacle" Prompts More Apologies
Newtown Interfaith "Debacle" Prompts More Apologies
Missouri Synod president Matthew C. Harrison: "I increased the pain of a hurting community."
Obama Pleads for a More Prayerful Washington
Obama Pleads for a More Prayerful Washington
At National Prayer Breakfast, President urges Democrats and Republicans to be less partisan, more prayer-minded. Top faith aide, Josh Dubois, steps down.
David Platt Wants You to Get Serious
David Platt Wants You to Get Serious About Following Christ
You've given up on the American Dream, and you're ready to embrace authentic faith in Jesus. The author of Radical tells you what comes next.
Even Boy Scouts' Postponing Decision Is Controversial
Even Boy Scouts' Postponing Decision Is Controversial
Religious sponsors are a major reason the group made no decision on gay members and leaders.
Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Praying at Newtown Vigil
Lutheran Pastor Apologizes for Praying at Newtown Vigil
Denomination prohibits ministers from participating in interfaith services.
Did We Love 'God Made a Farmer' Too Much?
Did We Love 'God Made a Farmer' Too Much?
Someday maybe we'll find the road between demeaning rural life and romanticizing the difficult reality of today's American farm.
Mea Maxima Culpa
Mea Maxima Culpa
This HBO documentary tells a story of terrible abuse, but has its own grievous faults.
Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Stripped of Duties as Abuse Coverup Revealed
Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Stripped of Duties as Abuse Coverup Revealed
Action taken against Roger Mahony is nearly unprecedented.
Is Religious Freedom the New Battleground for 'Personhood'?
Move Over, Abortion? Religious Freedom Is the New Battleground for 'Personhood'
The government protects citizens' religious rights, but what about a corporation's?
Are Men Emotional Prudes?
Are Men Emotional Prudes?
Real intimacy comes from listening and being vulnerable, not having sex.
St. Nick, Patron of Pawn Shops
St. Nick, Patron of Pawn Shops
The little-known history of Christianity’s icon of generosity.