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Is Great Britain experiencing revival?

@hillsonglondon Tonight we celebrated so many people who were baptised at our @hillsongcentrallondon campus. God is good!"I am optimistic that we will see this nation come back to God." So states Britain's Pastor Agu Irukwu of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. His group was founded in Nigeria but now has 600 congregations across the U.K.

Nearly 800 British churches have closed in the last six years, but Pentecostal or charismatic churches are taking their place. For instance, Hillsong Church London holds four services every Sunday, attended by 8,000 people. More than 5,000 churches have been started in Great Britain since 1980. God is moving in a country desperate for spiritual awakening.

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FDA makes medical abortion easier

Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive prescription pain drugs. On Thursday, March 24, 2016, the FDA published draft guidelines outlining testing standards for harder-to-abuse generic painkillers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)The Food and Drug Administration has made it easier for women to use a medication that causes abortion. Mifeprex, formerly known as RU-486, induces miscarriage. The FDA's ruling lowers the dosage and thus the cost of the medicine, reduces medical supervision, and increases the number of days a woman can use the drug to ten weeks after beginning her last menstrual cycle.

This decision is expected to expand the use of this abortion-causing drug. How should pro-life supporters respond?

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ISIS group has killed more than 650 in Europe

Soldiers stand front of the Signoria and Uffizi Museum square as they check the area in Florence, 25 March 2016. Security measures were tightened around the Florence monuments and touristic areas after the attacks in Brussels. Security services across Europe are on high alert following two explosions in the departure hall of Zaventem Airport and later one at Maelbeek Metro station in Brussels, Belgium, 22 March 2016. Many people have died and more have been injured in the terror attacks, which Islamic State (IS) has since claimed responsibility for. ANSA/MAURIZIO DEGL INNOCENTI (ANSA via AP)ISIS "built the machinery of terror under Europe's gaze," according to The New York Times. This groundbreaking article reports that a unit within ISIS was dedicated to terrorizing Europe at least two years before the Paris attacks that left 130 dead last November. The Times estimates that this group has now killed at least 650 people.

How did authorities miss them? Local officials often did not communicate with each other when they discovered specific plots. And they dismissed ties to ISIS even when evidence was clear. Only now are we discovering the group's existence. No one knows what will come next.

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What does 'Batman v Superman' say about us?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Credit: DC Entertainment)I saw Batman v Superman over the weekend and agree with The Atlantic that we are witnessing the "Twilight of the Superheroes." The movie's characters, plot, and lighting are dark and foreboding. The superheroes are not heroes in the eyes of those they are trying to save. According to reviewer Carmen Petaccio, "the increasing darkness of Superman, Batman, and their brethren are indicators of the American public's anxiety."

Successful moviemakers know the importance of connecting with the cultural ethos. So consider today's news: A boy who spoke out against violence in Chicago was hit by a stray bullet and remains in critical condition. An intruder was shot yesterday at the Capitol. The death toll from the Easter attack on Pakistani Christians stands at seventy-two.

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Disney to boycott Georgia over gay marriage bill

Disneyland (Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Walt Disney Company is threatening to stop filming in Georgia if the state's governor signs a bill that would protect a pastor's right not to perform gay marriage ceremonies. The bill would also "protect property owners which are religious organizations against infringement of religious freedom."

Disney owns Marvel, which has shot major films at Pinewood Studios outside Atlanta. Such a boycott would be a significant loss for the state. The NFL is also threatening to bypass Atlanta as a Super Bowl destination if the religious freedom bill is passed. What does this news mean for those of us who support biblical marriage?

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