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Blasphemy Blocks Re-Election of Indonesia's Only Christian Governor

But after losing Jakarta race, Ahok finds some favor in court.
Blasphemy Blocks Re-Election of Indonesia's Only Christian Governor
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The blasphemy charges that cost Indonesia’s top Christian politician his re-election race won’t send him to jail.

Just a day after Basuki Purnama—popularly known as Ahok—conceded the runoff for governor of Jakarta, prosecutors recommended a light sentence ...

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Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses as Extremists

High court ruling puts pacifist faith in same category as terrorists.
Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses as Extremists
Image: World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses

It’s official. Jehovah’s Witnesses can no longer practice their faith freely in Russia, where the Supreme Court on Thursday declared the pacifist religious organization an “extremist group” and banned all of its activity.

The judge ordered all 395 local ...

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Here’s the Million-Dollar Answer to How Persecuted Christians Persevere

Under Caesar’s Sword researchers release final analysis of 25 countries.
Here’s the Million-Dollar Answer to How Persecuted Christians Persevere
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When faced with persecution, Christians worldwide employ more strategies than just fight or flight.

Today at a DC symposium, 17 researchers released the final version of a $1.1 million study exploring how Christians respond to persecution in 25 of the hardest places for them ...

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ISIS Attacks Major Christian Monastery in Egypt

Security stops Sinai assault on St. Catherine and its biblical library, but symbolism matters more.

Two weeks after killing 47 Egyptians in twin church bombings on Palm Sunday, the Islamic State claimed a fresh attack on the ancient monastery of St. Catherine on the southern Sinai peninsula.

One policeman was killed and four injured during an exchange of gunfire at a checkpoint ...

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Neil Gorsuch’s First Religious Liberty Case Is a Playground Fight

Evangelicals eye how new Supreme Court justice will impact this term’s only remaining church-state case.
Neil Gorsuch’s First Religious Liberty Case Is a Playground Fight
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The US Supreme Court waited for Neil Gorsuch before hearing its biggest church-state case of the year.

Now, for the sake of Christian schools across the country, American evangelicals are hoping the new justice will continue his pattern of siding with religious groups’ ...

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Baptist Baylor Picks First Female President

Business dean Linda Livingstone takes over in wake of the Texas university’s rape scandal.
Baptist Baylor Picks First Female President
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America’s largest Baptist university will be led by a Baptist again.

Linda Livingstone succeeds Baylor University’s first non-Baptist president, Kenneth Starr, who was fired last year over the Texas institution’s bungled response to ongoing reports of rape on ...

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The Hottest Thing at Church Is Not Your Pastor or Worship Leader

According to Gallup, it’s the sermon.

Despite a new wave of contemporary church buzzwords like relational, relevant, and intentional, people who show up on Sundays are looking for the same thing that has long anchored most services: preaching centered on the Bible.

“Sermons that teach about Scripture” ...

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Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood

New legislation reverses Obama's 'parting gift' to the pro-choice movement.
Trump Signs Law to Let States Defund Planned Parenthood
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President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday that once again enables states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

Trump’s action overturned a rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ...

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Adultery in 2017: Christians Rank What Counts as Cheating

Survey finds evangelicals are more accepting of politicians' unfaithfulness, but disapprove of flirty texting.

Alabama governor Robert Bentley went far beyond what most Americans—including his evangelical supporters—consider cheating, according to a new survey.

Bentley resigned Monday amid an investigation into administration-wide efforts to cover up his ongoing affair with ...

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‘Bible Answer Man’ Converts to Orthodoxy

CRI’s Hank Hanegraaff joined the Greek Orthodox Church on Palm Sunday.
‘Bible Answer Man’ Converts to Orthodoxy
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Last Sunday, 67-year-old Hank Hanegraaff and his wife entered into Orthodox Christianity at St. Niktarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The former Protestant is well known among evangelicals as the Bible Answer Man. Since 1989, Hanegraaff has been answering ...

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Gordon College’s Entire Faculty Senate Resigns

Professors challenge administration’s promotion process.

All seven professors on a Gordon College committee in charge of recommending faculty promotions and tenure resigned last week, believing the evangelical school’s administration had started to ignore their suggestions.

The chair of the faculty senate, Ivy George, announced ...

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ISIS Church Bombings Kill Dozens at Palm Sunday Services in Egypt

(UPDATED) Christian leader: ‘During this week of Jesus’ suffering, we will pray to God to give us protection and healing.’
ISIS Church Bombings Kill Dozens at Palm Sunday Services in Egypt
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Attacks at two Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt’s Nile Delta killed more than 40 people and injured more than 100 others during Palm Sunday services—including the one where Pope Tawadros II was worshiping.

ISIS claimed responsibility. In February, the Egypt chapter ...

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Just Give Me Jesus: A Closer Look at Christians Who Don't Go to Church

Barna examines the ranks of 'spiritual but not religious' Americans.

When you ask someone about their faith, expect to hear a qualifier.

Of course, there’s “spiritual but not religious,” a category that 11 percent of Americans now fall into, according to Barna Group research. (The figure could be at least double that if applied ...

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Counting the Cost: DR Congo Demonstrates Difficulty of Measuring Martyrdom

(UPDATED) How to classify Christian deaths in DRC is crux of persecution debate.
Counting the Cost: DR Congo Demonstrates Difficulty of Measuring Martyrdom
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Why do calculations of Christians killed for their faith worldwide each year range from 1,000 to 100,000? The reason largely comes down to one country: the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Researchers disagree on what to do with the approximately 4 million people who died ...

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Texas Church Mourns 13 Seniors Killed in Choir Bus Crash

Pastor: ‘When we’re absent from the body, we’re present with the Lord.’
Texas Church Mourns 13 Seniors Killed in Choir Bus Crash
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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (BP) -- "Death could not hold Him," proclaims the website of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas. The bright Easter message of Jesus' resurrection sits just above the tragic announcement of 13 members who died Wednesday (March 29) ...

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