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Experts Call Viral Trend Harmful to Relationships

Pranks aren’t new, and neither is emotional manipulation or social media. But one disturbing new trend turns them into a noxious combination.

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Accountability and Sexual Misconduct in the Church

A team of journalists at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram spent nearly nine months investigating a pattern of sexual abuse in a loose network of independent ...


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Police Chief Aghast at Son's Involvement in Hate Crime

A small town police chief spoke at a public forum about preventing hate violence. Hours later, he discovered that his son is a suspect in a hate crime. ...


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Are Christian Men More Abusive?

In an article for Christianity Today, sociologist and researcher Brad Wilcox has investigated the claim that evangelical Protestantism is bad for marriage ...


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Businessman Rescues Thousands of Children in Columbia

In Unbelievable?, Justin Brierley shares that in the 1970s, Jaime Jaramillo, a wealthy businessman, was walking along the streets of Bogotá in ...


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Photos of Children That Have Changed History

In the fall of 2016, a single picture of a drowned Syrian boy fleeing the war-torn region took over the headlines, and even impacted the decision of key ...


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A Positive Take on 'Hate Mail'

Novelist William Giraldi, a contributing editor to The New Republic, recently wrote an essay on the modern phenomenon of online hate mail, most often ...


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Rick Warren Shows God's Value to 5,000 Inmates

Rick Warren recalled a time when he was speaking at a prison to an audience of approximately 5,000 inmates:

Nobody was paying attention except a couple ...

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God Uses Woman's Painful Past to Minister to Homeless Women

In an issue of Today's Christian, Carol Heath shared her moving testimony:

I hated everything about my life.
After twenty-three years in a loveless ...

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What Causes Crime?

To solve the problem of crime, we first have to address the root cause: human sin.

Though many sociologists of the 19th and early 20th centuries attributed ...


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