Citizen Magazine

Newly budding leaves at the end of a branch.

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New Designs

Karla Dial

God is always doing creative things in new ways, and He’s full of surprises.

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A Burgeoning Crisis

Connie Marshner

Genocide in the Middle East is destroying Christianity where it all began.

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A perscription bottle tipped over with some pills spilled out.

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Killing Isn’t Caring

William Toffler

Bills calling for the legalization of physician-assisted suicide are about to multiply nationwide, bearing labels such as "compassionate care." But a doctor from Oregon has a very different perspective on what that phrase means.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Facts and the Truth

Karla Dial

For the last few months, headlines about the Syrian refugee crisis have been dominating international news. Approximately nine million Syrians have fled their homes since 2011 as a result of President Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime.

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Houston, We Have a Problem

Matt Kaufman

The mayor went to great lengths to stop a referendum on a bathroom bill—even issuing subpoenas for pastors’ sermons. But this November, the vote will happen anyway.

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Lessons in Statesmanship

Tom Minnery

Tom Minnery—the founding editor of Citizen—recently sat down with one of his personal heroes, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, to discuss how Christians can make a real difference in government.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Fellowship of the King

Karla Dial

There are lessons in The Lord of the Rings for us as Christians who seek to change the culture and redeem it from the evil rising around us.

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Of Football, Faith and Film

Eric Velazquez

Could America’s still-simmering racial tension be extinguished by faith? The directors of a new film, Woodlawn, are praying it will.

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Servant Leader

Matt Kaufman

Tom Minnery stayed steadfast, humble and faithful through decades of pro-family work. And though he’s retiring, he’s not done yet.

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Caught on Tape

Explosive undercover videos capture Planned Parenthood apparently negotiating the sale of aborted infants’ body parts. As a result, half a dozen states have defunded the abortion seller so far. What will it take for the federal government to do the same?

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The Next IRS Target?

First it was conservative groups; now it may be churches. But religious-liberty defenders are ready to fight back.

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A mom looking at her son

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Reversal of Fortunes

Since the FDA approved RU-486 in 2000, chemical abortions have increased nationwide. Yet one team of medical providers is fighting that trend with a reversal process for women who change their minds—and babies are the big winners.

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Is Biblical Christianity on the Decline?

Glenn Stanton

The Pew Research Center asked that question recently—and its report offers some surprisingly good news.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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Perspective

Karla Dial

In the movie, Tomorrowland, a burned-out and bitter Frank looks at Casey and asks Athena, "Why now? Why her?" And Athena answers, "Because she hasn't given up."

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An Ounce of Prevention

Childhood sexual abuse is often silent and hidden. But one victim is changing the culture of youth-serving organizations in response to a heavenly call.

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

Matt Kaufman

Mention the initials "KGB" to a Green Bay Packers fan and they'll immediately know who you mean: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the defensive standout who set the Packers' team record of 74.5 career sacks over nine seasons before retiring in 2008. But his gridiron achievements are just part of his story—and not the most interesting part.

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A group of men watching a piece of legislation being signed.

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Battles in the Badger State

Matt Kaufman

Protecting workers' rights of conscience is just the latest campaign for Focus on the Family's public-policy partner in Wisconsin.

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Canceled

Matt Kaufman

In Oregon, a sex-ed conference that exposed kids to explicit content has been called off—thanks to some watchful parents and an investigative reporter.

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A bride and groom with a preacher, surrounded by legal text about marriage.

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What’s Coming Down the Aisle?

Citizen Magazine Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to make an historic decision regarding same-sex marriage and states’ rights. The words the justices pen could potentially bind up some of our fundamental freedoms.

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Walt Tutka

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Fired Up Over the Bible

Crystal Kupper

When students ask teachers about religion, can public schools fire their employees for answering truthfully and gifting a personal Bible? One man found out the hard way—but when he fought back, he won.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Walking Dead

Karla Dial

"Every man dies. But not every man truly lives."
—Mel Gibson as William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

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Bazzel Baz

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The Rescuers

Karla Dial

If you have a problem, and if no one else can help … maybe you can hire the ARC team.

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Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Maggie Karner

Brittany Maynard’s viral video drew huge responses from people urging her to choose life—including some from other women with her disease. One came from Maggie Karner, director of life and health services for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, who posted a YouTube video directed at Maynard on Oct. 29.

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Can You ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ And Defend Marriage?

Culture watchers have long warned that when same-sex marriage is embraced, religious freedom will be sacrificed. In this new environment, how do we effectively go about loving our neighbors as ourselves?

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