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Results for Focus on the Family

Churches Shun Mental Illness; Offer Little Help to Sufferers, Families
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness to their congregations and only one quarter of congregations have a plan in place to assist members who have a mental health crisis, a new LifeWay Research ...

May God Have Mercy on Fred Phelps
Originally Posted: 03/20/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

A “fringe hatemonger” — that’s what I called Fred Phelps in a letter to the editor of The Washington Times in 1999. A “fringe hatemonger” — that’s what I called Fred Phelps in a l ...

Conservatives Promote House Bill to Protect Opponents of Gay Marriage
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt. ...

Bono: David Sang the Blues and Jesus Did Some Punk Rock
Originally Posted: 06/24/2013 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

U2 frontman Bono exchanged Bible references and bantered about music, theology, and evangelicals’ role in AIDS activism in a recent radio interview with Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. ...

Crossing the Belief Divide
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter ReFocus: Living a Life that Reflects God's Heart. Zondervan. / Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the R ...

Debate Reignites Over Religion at Air Force Academy
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 8:16am | Type: Blog

The long-smoldering debate at the U.S. Air Force Academy over the role of religion in cadets' lives has reignited, just as a new class arrives on campus for basic training. T ...

Immigration: Unity, Morality and Common Sense
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Tuesday was a big day. Nearly 150 evangelical leaders signed onto an “Evangelical Statement of Immigration Reform.” Instead of ideology, we came together because of morality and common sense. And that’s what l ...

Evangelical Leaders Announce Immigration Table Launch
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 9:37am | Type: Blog

Church leaders today gathered in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of the Evangelical Immigration Table – a broad coalition of organizations, churches and pastors from across the political and religious ...

LIVE STREAM: Evangelical Leaders Unite on Principles for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders from across the political and religious spectrum meet today to call for immigration reform based on a set of five principles:  Respects  the God-given dignity of every person Protects  the unity of the immediate family ...

Young Evangelicals Must Champion Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/immigration/">compassionate immigration reform</a& ...

'Stand up for Christmas'?!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Here's a post from one of my favorite blogs titled, <em><a href="http://dritta.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/stand-up-for-christmas/" target="_blank">'Stand Up for Christma ...

Back to the Future with Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Yesterday, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3283">Jim posted his response</a> to <a href="http://www.citizenlink.org/">Focus on the Family....Act ...

James Dobson's 'Letter From 2012 in Obama's America'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

James Dobson, you owe America an apology. James Dobson, you owe America an apology. The fictional letter released through your Focus on the Family Action organization, titled &q ...

Does Humility Risk More Than Arrogance? (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part 3, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from parts one and two. <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">Click here to read the full response as one post.</A& ...

Arab Christians Worship Allah Too (A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family - Part Two, by Brian McLaren)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>[Continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/a-dialogue-too-friendly-for-fo.html">yesterday's part one</a>] On January 3, 2008, <A href="h ...

A Dialogue Too Friendly for Focus on the Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On January 3, Focus on the Family's CitizenLink sent an email by associate editor Stephen Adams called, <A href="http://www.citizenlink.org/CLtopstories/A000006202.cfm">"Evan ...