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Castro death unlikely to halt revival or spur increased liberty, observers predict

Castro death unlikely to halt revival or spur increased liberty, observers predict

Cubans and Christians familiar with the church in Cuba remember Fidel Castro, who died Nov. 25 at age 90, as both an unwitting catalyst of revival and an opponent of religious liberty.

       
Archaeologists pinpoint site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists pinpoint site where Romans breached Jerusalem walls

Archaeologists discover the site where the Roman army breached the outer walls of ancient Jerusalem before capturing the city and destroying the Second Jewish Temple nearly 2,000 years ago.

       
West ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities, activists say

West ignoring genocide of Middle East religious minorities, activists say

Nearly six months after Secretary of State John Kerry declared the murder of Christians in the Middle East “genocide,” Westerners are doing little to stop the killings, activists for the victims’ plight said.

       
God and games the Cunningham family business

God and games the Cunningham family business

Former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham is not only Olympian Vashti Cunningham’s father, but also her coach—and her pastor.

       
Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives all glory to God

Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel gives glory to God

When Simone Manuel became the first African-American to win an individual medal in swimming, earning gold in the women’s 100-meter freestyle, she was quick to credit God for that accomplishment.

       
U.S. Olympic volleyball player seeks God amid trials

Olympic volleyball player seeks God amid trials

Micah Christenson spent the past year playing professional volleyball in Italy. He thought it would be fun, until he got there.

       
Three-fourths of world population lacks religious liberty

Three-fourths of world population lacks religious liberty, ambassador says

The U.S. State Department warned that religion-based terrorists as well as some governments across the globe are threatening the liberties of religious minorities.

       
France and Germany search for solutions to Islamist challenge

France and Germany search for solutions to Islamist challenge

Violent Islamist attacks in France and Germany have piled pressure on the two governments to search for new ways to confront the grim challenge they now face—radicalized Muslim youth.

       
Olympian Michael Phelps’ rehab ‘Purpose-Driven’

Olympian Michael Phelps’ rehab ‘Purpose-Driven’

Baptist mega-church pastor Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life significantly influenced Olympian Michael Phelps during rehab after his second arrest on a drunken driving charge.

       
Steele Johnson and David Boudia have faith in their diving

Steele Johnson and David Boudia have faith in their diving

Steele Johnson and David Boudia earned a silver medal in Rio. But the synchronized divers insist they find their identity in Christ, not on an Olympic podium.

       
Evangelical archer Mackenzie Brown takes aim at first Olympics

Evangelical archer Mackenzie Brown takes aim at first Olympics

East Texan Mackenzie Brown may be the only woman on Team USA’s archery squad, but she is just one of the guys in another way. Like her coach and many of her fellow bowmen, Brown, 21, is an evangelical Christian.

       
Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Olympic gold medalist finds source of happiness in God’s gifts

Caeleb Dressel made a big splash in his Olympic debut Aug. 7, winning a gold medal as part of the U.S. men’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay team. Take a close look at him during some of his competitions, and you may notice a Scripture reference written across his face.

       
Gymnast Jake Dalton focuses on faith over fear

Gymnast Jake Dalton focuses on faith over fear

Olympic gymnast Jake Dalton bears a tatoo that reminds him of his source of strength. It quotes Philippians 4:13—"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

       
Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Churches resist restraints on evangelism in Russia

Several U.S.-based religious denominations remain defiant in the face of new laws that would ban them from proselytizing in Russia.

       
A cough saved her life; U.S. Christians can rescue other Ebola orphans

A cough saved her life; Christians can rescue other Ebola orphans

Aminata, an orphaned survivor of the Ebola pandemic that ravaged West Africa two years ago, would have been buried alive if she had not coughed. Today, U.S. Christians can rescue Ebola orphans such as Aminata from the crushing ravages of poverty. 

       
 
 
 
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