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Obamacare's Bump: More Christians Now Sharing Health Care Costs

Christian alternatives to traditional insurance see surge in enrollments.
Obamacare's Bump: More Christians Now Sharing Health Care Costs
Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries

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In the months leading up to the March 31 deadline, tens of thousands of Christians opted for faith-based insurance alternatives, where believers contribute a monthly share toward paying for each others' health care costs.

Month-over-month enrollments doubled and ...

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Evangelicals Back Peace Pact with Islamic Rebels in Philippines

President Aquino, Moro leader Ebrahim end decades of bloody conflict.
Evangelicals Back Peace Pact with Islamic Rebels in Philippines
Malacanang Photo Bureau

Evangelical, Roman Catholic, and Islamic leaders in the Philippines are hailing today's signing of historic peace accords to end decades of conflict between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Among the dignitaries at the event was Bishop Efraim ...

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Why Hobby Lobby Is This Year's Supreme Court Case To Watch

(UPDATED) Tuesday's Green family appeal has religious liberty, corporate law, and Obamacare contraception all at stake.
Why Hobby Lobby Is This Year's Supreme Court Case To Watch
Alliance Defending Freedom and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

When Hobby Lobby makes its case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, conservative Christians won't be the only ones paying attention.

After a year and a half of opposing the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate, the evangelical-owned craft store chain ...

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Evangelicals Defend 'Christ at the Checkpoint' from Israeli Critics

(UPDATED) Leaders reject allegations by Ministry of Foreign Affairs official that Bethlehem conference is anti-Israel or anti-Semitic.
Evangelicals Defend 'Christ at the Checkpoint' from Israeli Critics
Andrew Larsen/Flickr

Update (March 12): Evangelical leaders of this week's Christ at the Checkpoint (CATC) conference defended their four-day event against a chorus of critics who allege the gathering has an anti-Israel political agenda.

About 700 people are in Bethlehem to take part in ...

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Mars Hill Defends How Mark Driscoll's 'Real Marriage' Became a Bestseller

'Unwise' but not 'uncommon or illegal,' $200,000 campaign helped marriage book briefly top New York Times list.
Mars Hill Defends How Mark Driscoll's 'Real Marriage' Became a Bestseller
Mars Hill

Recent reports telling how Mark Driscoll's book reached the top of a bestseller list have left Mars Hill Church calling the campaign "unwise," but not "uncommon or illegal."

Driscoll has recently faced scrutiny for citation errors in a study guide. ...

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Pastors Hope All-Night Prayer Vigil Prevents Russia from Invading Ukraine

(UPDATED) Church leaders grateful for global prayer response as "tension has been tremendous.' Russian evangelical says, 'Churches must stop armed conflict.'
Pastors Hope All-Night Prayer Vigil Prevents Russia from Invading Ukraine
masochismtango/Flickr

Update (March 4): Under threat of an invasion from Russia, Ukrainian church leaders say their call for an all-night prayer vigil received a global response overnight. "The situation here is stabilizing slowly," said Vitaly Sorokun, pastor of New Hope Church in Kharkov, ...

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Dozens of Children Abused at Evangelical Commune, Adult Survivors Allege

Jesus People USA, Evangelical Covenant Church named in lawsuit. New film details claims of chronic abuse.
Dozens of Children Abused at Evangelical Commune, Adult Survivors Allege
No Place to Call Home

Dozens of individuals raised in Chicago's Jesus People USA Christian community (JPUSA) are alleging that commune members sexually abused them as children, while leaders covered up the abuse for years.

The allegations are contained in a 90-minute documentary film, released ...

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Israel Separates Christian and Muslim Arabs (Legally) for the First Time

(UPDATED) But Israeli Baptist leader says most Arab Christians will refuse unprecedented offer of special minority representation.
Israel Separates Christian and Muslim Arabs (Legally) for the First Time
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Update (Feb. 27): Arab Christians will largely disregard the unprecedented special minority representation granted them by Israel's legislature, predicts the chairman of the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel.

"I believe most Arabs will refuse this decision," ...

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Ukraine Names Baptist Pastor as Acting President

After 88 die in protests, Ukrainian evangelicals call nation "to learn to love yesterday's enemies."
Ukraine Names Baptist Pastor as Acting President
Russian Ministries

Oleksandr Turchynov, a well-known Baptist pastor and top opposition politician in Ukraine, took office on Sunday, Feb. 23, as acting president after the Parliament voted to oust President Yanukovych.

The collapse of the Yanukovych regime follows three months of growing ...

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Parents Sentenced to Prison for Belief in Healing Power of Prayer

Couple who broke probation with death of second son given one of harshest punishments for faith healing.
Parents Sentenced to Prison for Belief in Healing Power of Prayer
Wikimedia

Two Pentecostal parents from Philadelphia watched two of their sons die from treatable diseases because they believe in faith healing. Now the couple has been sentenced to between three and seven years in prison.

Herbert and Catherine Schaible—already on a 10-year ...

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Dinesh D'Souza Indicted for Illegal Campaign Donations

(UPDATED) Former King's College president may have illegally contributed to Senate campaign. Free Dinesh movement launched.
Dinesh D'Souza Indicted for Illegal Campaign Donations
Dineshdsouza.com

Best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and former Christian college president Dinesh D'Souza was indicted today (Thursday, Jan. 23) by federal officials for alleged criminal violation of campaign finance laws.

Reuters reports:

According to an indictment made ...

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Despite Frigid Weather, March for Life Marches On with New Adoption Focus

For its 41st year, pro-life rally implements significant changes. Meanwhile, groups release recaps of how abortion changed in 2013.
Despite Frigid Weather, March for Life Marches On with New Adoption Focus
Courtesy of March for Life/EWTN

Despite snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures, thousands of people are still protesting abortions during today's 41st March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., from the National Mall to the Supreme Court. (See a 360-degree live feed here.)

CNN thoroughly examines ...

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Will Utah Eventually End America's Same-Sex Marriage Debate?

The final ruling on Kitchen v. Herbert could accomplish what DOMA and Prop. 8 cases failed to do.
Will Utah Eventually End America's Same-Sex Marriage Debate?
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Yesterday's emergency ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court not only ended a record run of nearly 1,000 marriages in Utah. The apparently unanimous decision to temporarily restore Utah's state law banning same-sex marriages suggests this case could be the legal battle ...

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The Top 20 Most-Read Christianity Today Articles of 2013

Kirsten Powers's conversion, Andy Stanley on President Obama, child sponsorships, the war over Christian beards, and more.
The Top 20 Most-Read Christianity Today Articles of 2013

Did you catch all of the most-read CT articles from 2013? Here's a look back at what readers kept clicking:

20) New Life After the Fall of Ted HaggardHow the megachurch healed—by remembering what it means to be the local church. 19) Q&A: Billy Graham's ...

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The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2013

Did you catch all of CT's most popular religion news items this year?
The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2013

What do Bono, Jon Acuff, and the "wrath of God" have in common? All were subjects of the most-read Gleanings posts of 2013.

Here are the top 20 stories that kept readers clicking:

20) 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Suspension over Remarks on Gays Sends Fans ...

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