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Christian couples are unanimous that children are to be raised in the “fear and wisdom of the Lord.” But principles for how best to do that has divided evangelicals, who lack a central authority on spanking, attachment parenting, and entertainment choices, to name but a few hot-button issues. In the post–James Dobson era, when writer-gurus, religious and otherwise, offer quick-fix guidelines on raising kids amid technology saturation and divided families, Christians are learning to extend grace to fellow believers who parent differently.

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  • Cargill fires about 180 Somali workers after prayer dispute
    The Somali workers didn’t report for work after long-standing tensions over prayer breaks at the plant culminated in an incident Dec. 18 in which some workers were denied such breaks by supervisors, said Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which has interceded on behalf of the Colorado workers.
  • Crimean tension stirs call for prayer, Bibles
    In the middle of what some are calling the biggest crisis between Moscow and the West since the Cold War, Ukrainian Christians are not panicking, but are on the offensive by praying. (Baptist Press)

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