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APEX, N.C. (RNS) — On a Tuesday evening under the roof of a public picnic shelter, a group of women ages 20 to 55 groaned through a series of high-intensity exercises in the 88-degree heat and humidity.

Although this saga is not a teaching parable, it does confront us as Christians in a challenging world to live a different lifestyle, shaped by God's grace instead of the quiet indifference of our culture.

(RNS) — The parent company of the two largest Bible publishers in the United States has warned the Trump administration that proposed tariffs on China would amount to a “Bible tax.”

A few years ago, I shared with my young son that I had found a tick in my underwear in the middle of the night. I was totally freaked out. His face looked shocked and he was silent for several moments. Then he gave me perspective.

Jesus continually faced opposition from those who insisted their version of God and his purpose was correct and any disagreement was wrong. So, what criteria shapes your idea of truth in the spiritual realm?

JERUSALEM (RNS) — Refuit Golan had visited the Old City of Jerusalem before, but it wasn't until she toured the ancient site while listening to a voice-guided tour for the visually impaired that she fully began to appreciate its history and significance.

Adults who maintain an active social life with their family, friends, and social organizations maintain higher mental functions and are more satisfied with life than those who “cocoon socially” in their retirement years. As we age, here are three social things we need to do to improve our mental functions.

It is not easy to actually live by the words and example of Jesus. Our calling is not to resolve every problem, but to live as a Christian.

Since the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College opened with Billy Graham's blessing in 1980, more than 19,000 scholars, journalists and other researchers from around the world have done work there. With materials being transported to Charlotte, scholars have warned that this move may be part of a bid by Franklin Graham to control his father’s legacy.

Coaches and athletes that have participated in Fellowship of Christian Athlete camps and other events are given opportunities to pursue their passion for sports while clearly seeing and hearing Christ’s own passion for them.