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Cultural Giants

Bishop Eric A. Lambert, Jr.

What does it take to overcome the giants in the land in a post-Christian culture? The same thing it’s always taken—a love for God that first transforms our thinking, then our behavior, in counter-cultural ways.

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What To Do When Your State Is Blue

Matt Kaufman

In Left-dominated states, family policy councils are finding ways to make an impact.

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Making a Commitment to Vote

As a U.S. citizen, you are both a decision-maker for our government and a steward of our nation’s values and heritage. Voting is both a right and a responsibility to execute the duties of your office. The U.S. Constitution puts the obligation squarely on our collective shoulders: “We the People” choose our leaders and, by extension, the policies that govern our land.

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Changing the Conversation

Crystal Kupper

The head of the nations best-known professional association for abstinence education reveals the organizations new name, look and focus while remaining true to its core values of helping young people make holistic, healthy decisions for their sexual futures.

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When Liberties Collide

Benjamin Hawkins

Amid threats from gay activists, a new Mississippi law sets a strong precedent for the proactive defense of religious freedom.

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Franklin Graham speaking at a Decision America Tour rally.

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In the Valley of Decision

Crystal Kupper

Evangelist Franklin Graham is headed to every state capital in 2016 to encourage Christians to vote, pray for the United States and live out their faith in every facet of life - including politics.

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Equipping U: The Brain-Altering Power of Digital Pornography

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

There was a time when the extent of a young person's experience with pornography was limited to a few stolen glances at magazines like Playboy or Hustler. But the stakes have been raised exponentially over the last several years through computers, smart-phones and tablets.

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Life At Court

Tim Goeglein

There are high stakes at the nation's highest court this year.

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Scott Gamon

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‘Jesus Loves Thugs’

Matt Kaufman

Today, Scott Gammon is the guy who drives to the bus station in Jacksonville to pick up ex- convicts for Prisoners of Christ.

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Setting the Captives Free

Matt Kaufman

Two Florida ministries have fought to overcome the streets–and an atheist group's lawsuit–to give ex-convicts a chance at a new life.

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Scott McMahon with two children.

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The Tragic Case of Scott McMahon

Karla Dial

For the last five years, McMahon has been held in Muntinlupa City Jail in Manila. He hasn't been convicted of any crimes; in fact, he hasn't even been tried yet.

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Eric Volz

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Slaying the Giants

Karla Dial

Americans around the world are more at risk than ever of being wrongfully imprisoned by foreign governments. When that happens, their best bet for regaining freedom is Eric Volz's group, the David House Agency.

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

Karla Dial

There's something very significant about bringing freedom to oppressed people, in the various forms that particular aspect of social justice takes.

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Equipping U: Teaching Students to Speak Truth in Love

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its sweeping redefinition of marriage last year, many on the Left behaved as if the issue was permanently settled. Rather than settling anything, the Court's decision increased sexual activism all the more—and these topics are hitting close to home for thousands of families with kids in schools.

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Dr. Kermit Gosnell

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Gosnell Speaks

Karla Dial

In the award-winning documentary 3801 Lancaster: American Tragedy, filmmakers take viewers behind the scenes at the infamous Philadelphia abortion facility where live babies were murdered and women died. And they score prison interviews with the man himself — Kermit Gosnell.

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The Porn Phenomenon

Citizen Magazine Staff

This month, the Barna Group is releasing a major study on pornography. What researchers found—in the culture at large and in the church—may shock you.

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US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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What Happens Now?

Bruce Hausknecht

One of the U.S. Supreme Court's most reliable conservative voices has passed away. What happens for the rest of this term, and what does it mean for this year's presidential election?

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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The Life and Legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia

Tim Goeglein

The sudden death of the sitting justice leaves a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. But more than that, it leaves a hole in our collective moral fabric.

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A man being led away by police.

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From the Courtroom to the Silver Screen

Matt Kaufman

The movie God's Not Dead—the story of a Christian college student dealing with an aggressively atheistic professor—surprised entertainment-industry observers in 2014, earning more than $60 million at the box office. On April 2, God's Not Dead 2 will hit theaters. And this one takes the story into the courtroom.

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Alan Sears standing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Building.

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Keep the Door Open for the Gospel

Matt Kaufman

That's the mission Alan Sears was given more than 20 years ago. And as head of the Alliance Defending Freedom, he's been doing it every day since.

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Fly United

Karla Dial

A quick scan of the daily news headlines is all it takes to tell you how broken our culture is. We’ve become a society that calls good evil and evil good, as Isaiah 5:20 warns so clearly not to do.

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Equipping U: Religious Freedom in the Workplace

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

What types of religious freedom protections does every US citizen enjoy in the workplace?

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A Studied Controversy

E.J. Austin

Legislation banning sexual orientation change efforts is all the rage. Will a new study getting underway help family advocates prevail in the debate?

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Clinically Reborn

Crystal Kupper

When Hope Pregnancy Centers purchased and renovated a building last year, they weren’t just expanding their office space and client offerings in Bryan, Texas–they were making history.

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