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Two of my neighbors are drug dealers. My family lives right next to the elementary school in a middle-class part of Bradenton, Fla. Addiction is not limited by socioeconomic boundaries. The rich tend to hide it better, and the poor... Continue...

I walked in the door to a foyer teeming with children. My husband and I entered the sanctuary and sat down in the back, where I began counting the number of pregnant women in the pews around us. We had... Continue...

I was addicted to drugs at 18 years old. I started developing an addiction at 14 and had a daily habit by 15. When I was 18, I began working for a guy at a mall kiosk who was a Christian.... Continue...

For centuries, physicians have adhered to the sentiment as described by the Hippocratic Oath. One of the clauses included in the historic commitment is this: “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will... Continue...

Earlier this week the State Department joined with government officials, religious leaders and human rights advocates for the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The three-day event was convened to discuss challenges and identify concrete means to “push back against... Continue...

An American pastor jailed in Turkey for more than 20 months on terrorism-related charges has been transferred from prison to house arrest. A leader of the Turkish Protestant Church told World Watch Monitor that Brunson’s wife is on her way... Continue...

It was 2001, and our friends and family probably thought we were crazy. We were newlyweds, only 16 months into our marriage, and we bought a house—with my parents. We installed a kitchen downstairs and were fully autonomous, but I... Continue...

Every new communication technology is disruptive, often in history-altering ways. Nearly 600 years ago, Gutenberg’s printing press ushered in a revolution in education, politics, and religion, including fanning the flames of the Protestant Reformation. Just 11 years ago, Steve Jobs’... Continue...

Our oldest son came to our family through adoption and, as a gift we don’t take for granted, enjoys a strong and affectionate relationship with his birth mother. To the best of his 7-year-old capacity, he understands that she made... Continue...

My grandmother on my mother’s side was born on Zakynthos, a small Greek island in the Ionian Sea. I was raised Greek Orthodox and will always remember her telling me the story of the patron Saint of the island, Saint... Continue...