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Baltimore Bridge Collapses after Ship Collision: 'First and Foremost, Pray,' Mayor Says
Baltimore Bridge Collapses after Ship Collision: 'First and Foremost, Pray,' Mayor Says

5 Reasons Biblical Marriage Is Relevant for Current Generations
5 Reasons Biblical Marriage Is Relevant for Current Generations

John MacArthur: Christians Have a Biblical Obligation to Protect the Jewish People
John MacArthur: Christians Have a Biblical Obligation to Protect the Jewish People

All Truth Is Now Opinion
All Truth Is Now Opinion

A Revival of Christian Imagination Is Desperately Needed Today
A Revival of Christian Imagination Is Desperately Needed Today

Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Leads Prayer On-Air
Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Leads Prayer On-Air

Archeologists Uncover Ancient Gold Ring Portraying the Face of Christ
Archeologists Uncover Ancient Gold Ring Portraying the Face of Christ

Shocking Number of Gen Z Americans Identify as LGBTQ+
Shocking Number of Gen Z Americans Identify as LGBTQ+

How Should Believers Navigate Prenuptial Agreements?
How Should Believers Navigate Prenuptial Agreements?

Christians Increasingly Approve of Non-Traditional Marriages
Christians Increasingly Approve of Non-Traditional Marriages

Lessons of Freedom, Choice and Growth Inspired by March Madness
Lessons of Freedom, Choice and Growth Inspired by March Madness

Helping Children Solve Problems Should Point Them to Their Savior.
Helping Children Solve Problems Should Point Them to Their Savior.

5 Important Things Christians Should Understand about Solar Eclipses
5 Important Things Christians Should Understand about Solar Eclipses

How Should Christians View the ‘Tradwife’ Trend?
How Should Christians View the ‘Tradwife’ Trend?

'Woke' People More Prone to Unhappiness, Anxiety, and Depression, Study Finds
'Woke' People More Prone to Unhappiness, Anxiety, and Depression, Study Finds

If We Fear Putin, We Should Fear Far More the One to Whom He Will Answer
If We Fear Putin, We Should Fear Far More the One to Whom He Will Answer

10 Classic Authors Who Had Strong Christian Faith
10 Classic Authors Who Had Strong Christian Faith

Christian Singer Nominated for Major Country Music Award
Christian Singer Nominated for Major Country Music Award

American Bible Society to Close $60 Million 'Faith and Liberty' Museum in Philadelphia
American Bible Society to Close $60 Million 'Faith and Liberty' Museum in Philadelphia

Pope Francis opens up about personal life, health in new memoir
Pope Francis opens up about personal life, health in new memoir

7 Powerful Traits of a Truly Biblical Church
7 Powerful Traits of a Truly Biblical Church

Doctors Thought He'd Never Survive, but Faithful Parents Refuse to Give Up on Baby with No Nose
Doctors Thought He'd Never Survive, but Faithful Parents Refuse to Give Up on Baby with No Nose

What Is the Biblical Significance of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse? 8 Christian Leaders Explain
What Is the Biblical Significance of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse? 8 Christian Leaders Explain

The Story of St. Patrick
The Story of St. Patrick

Hope: The Christian Alternative to Doom-and-Gloom Environmentalism
Hope: The Christian Alternative to Doom-and-Gloom Environmentalism

5 Biblical Reasons Gaza Is Important
5 Biblical Reasons Gaza Is Important

Archaeology Offers 'Tsunami of Evidence' of the Bible
Archaeology Offers 'Tsunami of Evidence' of the Bible

Indian State Aims to Criminalize 'Praying for the Sick'
Indian State Aims to Criminalize 'Praying for the Sick'

Fewer Pastors Now Wanting to Step Down from Ministry, Survey Finds
Fewer Pastors Now Wanting to Step Down from Ministry, Survey Finds

7 Signs You and Your Spouse Need Marriage Counseling
7 Signs You and Your Spouse Need Marriage Counseling

7 Signs You and Your Spouse Need Marriage Counseling

7 Signs You and Your Spouse Need Marriage Counseling

Some shout from the rooftops that they are in marriage counseling and, because of their good experience, encourage all married couples to follow suit. Others take a more private approach and prefer to keep their season of counseling to themselves. Wherever you fall on that spectrum, please be assured that seeking and receiving biblical marriage counseling is nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.

In heaven, we will perfectly live out our role as the bride of Christ. But sadly, on earth, our marriages are tainted by sin and are undoubtedly imperfect. Seeking help to make your marriage as strong and God-honoring as possible is a sign of strength, not weakness.

No two marriages look the same, even within the church. Therefore, the signs pointing to a need for marriage counseling might...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 4:07pm
 
Fewer Pastors Now Wanting to Step Down from Ministry, Survey Finds

Fewer Pastors Now Wanting to Step Down from Ministry, Survey Finds


According to a new Barna study, fewer pastors are less dissatisfied with their job or doubt in their calling even though younger leaders are still faced with challenges.

The report, The State of Pastors, Volume 2 collected data from 523 online interviews with Protestant senior pastors in the U.S. from Aug. 28- Sept. 18, 2023. Although pastors considered quitting their jobs in the past, they are now feeling much better.

For instance, prior Barna data found that 35 percent of pastors were “more confident” in their calling in 2022 while 51 percent felt “more confident” in their calling in 2023. Moreover, 39 percent were “just as confident” while the percentage of pastors who were “less confident in their calling” dropped from 14 percent in 2022 to 9 percent in...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 4:11pm
 
Indian State Aims to Criminalize 'Praying for the Sick'

Indian State Aims to Criminalize 'Praying for the Sick'

State lawmakers in Assam, India are desiring to penalize Christians who pray or do any “non-scientific” practices to comfort people who are sick.

According to Christianity Today, the northeastern state of Assam introduced the bill, titled the Assam Healing (Prevention of Evil) Practices Bill, 2024 last month, which Christian leaders argued unfairly targets local believers who pray for the sick.

“No person shall take any part in healing practices and magical healing propagation for treatment of any diseases, any disorder or any condition relating to the health of a person (relating to human body) directly or indirectly giving a false impression of treatment to cure diseases, pain or trouble to the human health,” the proposed ban, which passed the state assembly on Feb. 26,...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 4:14pm
 
Archaeology Offers 'Tsunami of Evidence' of the Bible

Archaeology Offers 'Tsunami of Evidence' of the Bible

Shasta Bible College Professor Tom Meyer, also known as the "Bible Memory Man" recently wrote a book explaining how archaeological finds further validate the Bible.

As reported by Faithwire, Meyer recently published Archaeology and the Bible: 50 Fascinating Finds That Bring the Bible to Life.

“We don’t need archaeology to prove the Bible's true,” Meyer recently told CBN News. “The Bible stands on its own. It’s totally authoritative in all manners.”

He explained that Christains are often challenged with evangelism and sharing their faith, especially when talking with people who claim that the Bible lacks authority. “You know how it is if you’re sharing your faith, or you’re evangelizing,” Meyer said. “If you tell someone, 'You...more



 

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Fri, March 15, 2024 4:29pm
 
5 Biblical Reasons Gaza Is Important

5 Biblical Reasons Gaza Is Important

Headlines bombard us with news about the devastation in Gaza—the staggering death toll, the increasing war and bloodshed, the innocent lives lost. People on both sides cry for an end to the violence and the pain.

As Christians, we hear the news, and our hearts fill with compassion and anguish. Why is this happening? Why are people so eager to fight—and die—over this one small section of land?

Gaza, also called the Gaza Strip, is a thin piece of land of about 140 square miles located between Israel and Egypt. Roughly 2.3 million Palestinians live there, and it is a Palestinian territory. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, with Egypt on its southwest and Israel on its east and north.

However, there is longtime animosity between Israel and Palestine. In...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 11:19am
 
Hope: The Christian Alternative to Doom-and-Gloom Environmentalism

Hope: The Christian Alternative to Doom-and-Gloom Environmentalism

Seven years ago, the news was grim. National Geographic headlined that “Half of the Great Barrier Reef Is Dead” due to climate change. The Guardian solemnly pronounced, “Great Barrier Reef at ‘Terminal Stage.’” The Washington Post agreed: “The Great Barrier Reef Is Dying.”

By now, given the alarm in those headlines, Australia’s most famous natural treasure is surely lost, isn’t it? Well, no. According to an Australian Institute of Marine Science report from last summer, “the Reef has rebounded.” After successive years of cooler temperatures brought by La Niña, “hard corals have recovered significant ground,” the report said, reaching “record high levels in 2022 across two-thirds of the reef.” Despite the many funerals held by media...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 11:31am
 
The Story of St. Patrick

The Story of St. Patrick

Of the thousands of green-clad parade-goers, marchers, and partiers today, few know about Patrick, the man for whom today’s holiday is named. Fewer still know of the man beyond the legend, who supposedly drove the snakes out of Ireland and certainly possessed an indomitable faith in Jesus Christ.

In 2006, Chuck Colson told St. Patrick’s story in a Breakpoint commentary. Here is Chuck Colson:

Patrick was born in Roman Britain to a middle-class family in about 390 A.D. When Patrick was a teenager, marauding Irish raiders attacked his home. Patrick was captured, taken to Ireland, and sold to an Irish king, who put him to work as a shepherd.

In his excellent book How the Irish Saved Civilization, Thomas Cahill describes the life Patrick lived. Cahill writes, “The work of such slave-shepherds was bitterly...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 11:58am
 
What Is the Biblical Significance of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse? 8 Christian Leaders Explain

What Is the Biblical Significance of the Upcoming Solar Eclipse? 8 Christian Leaders Explain

On August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. Hundreds of viewing parties for this amazing and rare astronomical phenomenon have been scheduled from coast to coast, but many Christian leaders believe this event is more than an incredible scientific occurrence. Many believe it is a prophetic sign that we are living in the end times and that Christ's return is imminent. Many of these leaders point to Scripture passages, particularly in Revelation, which talk about the end of the age and the signs to look out for. Here is what 10 Christian leaders had to say about this total solar eclipse. What do you think? Is this event truly a sign of the end times? Are you planning on viewing it?

1. Mark Blitz

“From a biblical point of view, a...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 12:20pm
 
Doctors Thought He'd Never Survive, but Faithful Parents Refuse to Give Up on Baby with No Nose

Doctors Thought He'd Never Survive, but Faithful Parents Refuse to Give Up on Baby with No Nose


Harrison "Gray" Canales has been defying medical odds for 22 years, and with a brand new nose, he's planning a bright future. One, no doubt, filled with major accomplishments!

Gray Canales is one of two sons of John and Mary Jo Canales of Flower Mound, Texas.

Unexpected News From the Ultrasound

John and Mary Jo learned they were expecting their first child in 2001, and everything seemed to be going fine until the day of the sonogram at 20 weeks. Mary Jo told People, "The tech kept taking longer and longer, and then went to get the doctor. At that point we knew something was going on." Still, they were not prepared for the news that the doctor delivered.

Doctors told the couple that the images did not...more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 12:37pm
 
7 Powerful Traits of a Truly Biblical Church

7 Powerful Traits of a Truly Biblical Church

What do you picture when you think of church?

Do you think of the rows of wooden pews or the intricate stained-glass windows in the sanctuary? Stacks of Bibles and hymnals? What about a stage or pulpit? Maybe you think of a large auditorium setting if you attend a mega church.

All these details tell us what we see when we look at a building, but they tell us nothing about what a church should biblically look like. Scripture does not give directions about the format of seating or the use of a stage. We find no mention of a required carpet color or use of stained-glass windows. During the early days of the church, there were no chapels or cathedrals with steeples. That is because the Church is not a building.

Believers make up the body of Christ, the Church (1 Corinthians 12:27)....more



 

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Mon, March 18, 2024 12:56pm
 
Pope Francis opens up about personal life, health in new memoir

Pope Francis opens up about personal life, health in new memoir

Pope Francis is known for his words spoken from the pulpit, where he makes urgent calls for peace and advocates for migrants and to protect the environment, but a new memoir is revealing another side of the pontiff.

The new book, "Life: My Story Through History" chronicles the 87-year-old's life through major historic events, such as his joy at the end of World War II and cheering the fall of the Berlin Wall. But he also delves into the more intimate, like when he was briefly "dazzled" by a woman so much that it became "difficult to pray."

Co-author Fabio Marchese Ragona got a close look at the personal side of Pope Francis through hours of interviews and...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 12:58pm
 
American Bible Society to Close $60 Million 'Faith and Liberty' Museum in Philadelphia

American Bible Society to Close $60 Million 'Faith and Liberty' Museum in Philadelphia

A $60 million “faith and liberty” museum that was launched by the American Bible Society in Philadelphia during the pandemic is closing.

The 25,000-square-foot Faith and Liberty Discovery Center, which opened to fanfare in 2021 as a museum to explore the role of the Bible and faith in America’s history, announced in an email to staff March 13 it was closing. The museum won awards and received rave reviews but did not get the foot traffic supporters had hoped. In 2021, the American Bible Society said the museum could receive 225,000 visitors each year to explore the “profound influence of the Bible on our nation.”

It was built in a high-profile location within view of Independence Hall, the nation’s...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 1:17pm
 
Christian Singer Nominated for Major Country Music Award

Christian Singer Anne Wilson Nominated for Major Country Music Award

Rising Christian artist Anne Wilson is now a nominee for a major country music award.

The two-time Dove Award winner and My Jesus singer was nominated last week for a CMT Music Award in the Breakthrough Female Video of the Year category for her song Rain In The Rearview. Others nominated in that category: Ashley Cooke (Your Place), Brittney Spencer (Bigger than the Song) and Tigirlily Gold (Shoot Tequila). The CMT Music Awards are operated by Country Music Television.

Earlier this year, CMT named her to its 2024 class of the CMT Next Women of Country. Fourteen female artists made the cut.

Her Instagram page showed her manager, Matthew West, breaking the news to her of the nomination. The CMT Music Awards are voted on by...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 1:23pm
 
10 Classic Authors Who Had Strong Christian Faith

10 Classic Authors Who Had Strong Christian Faith

Christian faith was integral to so many classic authors' writings. Deep and abiding faith can be seen in writers of both poetry and prose, and this list includes just a few of them. We hope it will inspire you to appreciate the writings of these authors to an even greater extend or maybe to pick up their works for the very first time!

Although some may think that it is difficult to connect with authors and writings from previous centuries, perhaps the connection of shared faith may serve to bridge that gap and help you see these writers in new ways. The famous Christian father Augustine said that "All truth is God's truth," and while the works of these authors are fiction, it holds true that we can glean insights into God's character, faith, and human nature by reading their portrayal of these things. We...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 1:45pm
 
If We Fear Putin, We Should Fear Far More the One to Whom He Will Answer

If We Fear Putin, We Should Fear Far More the One to Whom He Will Answer

Do you sometimes wonder if your life can make a real difference in a world like ours? If so, meet Kevin Briggs, a former California highway patrol officer who now serves in a different capacity: stopping people from dying by suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge.

When he finds someone preparing to jump from the bridge to their death, Briggs usually starts a conversation with them by asking how they are doing and then asking about their plans for the following day. If they don’t have such plans, he tries to make plans with them, inviting them to come back to the bridge if their plan does not work out at the end of the day. With this approach, he has kept more than two hundred people from taking their lives.

As one example, he spent sixty minutes with a man named Kevin...more



 

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Tue, March 19, 2024 2:19pm
 
'Woke' People More Prone to Unhappiness, Anxiety, and Depression, Study Finds

'Woke' People More Prone to Unhappiness, Anxiety, and Depression, Study Finds

A recent study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology last week found that "woke" people were less satisfied with their lives and were more prone to unhappiness, anxiety, and depression. The initial study included 851 adult participants, with a majority of them associated with the University of Turk, while the second included 5,030 Finnish citizens.

As reported by the New York Post, the study determined the "critical social justice attitude scale" through seven progressive truisms.

"If white people have, on average, a higher level of income than black people, it is because of racism."

"University reading lists should include fewer white or European authors."

"Microaggressions should be challenged often and...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 1:05pm
 
How Should Christians View the ‘Tradwife’ Trend?

How Should Christians View the ‘Tradwife’ Trend?

The trendy “tradwife” movement. What’s this all about, really? The term trad wife, which denotes the view of a traditional wife with traditional values, was originally displayed about six years ago when several millennial and zoomer housewives took to social media and showcased their idealistic, domesticated lifestyles.

These young ladies began to glamorize the iconic All-American 1950s woman as they posted pictures donning the classic fit and flare dress with attached apron and pump high highs. Whether they are placing meals on the table for their family with a glistening smile, vacuuming their immaculate homes, or greeting their husbands at the end of the day with a passionate kiss, the message is to showcase traditional gender roles and the culture of that nostalgic time era. In the...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 1:23pm
 
5 Important Things Christians Should Understand about Solar Eclipses

5 Important Things Christians Should Understand about Solar Eclipses

The solar eclipse that will appear in the sky over North America on April 8, 2024, is a special celestial event that many people are anticipating with excitement. As we look up to enjoy the 2024 eclipse, we can look forward to seeing an awe-inspiring display. A dramatic event like an eclipse reflects God’s glorious creative power. The Bible declares in Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” So, let’s get ready to celebrate God’s wonder on display during the upcoming solar eclipse! We can prepare for the eclipse well by learning what happens during a solar eclipse, understanding its historical and biblical significance, uncovering the spiritual meaning of an eclipse, and more. Here’s what to know about the...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 1:33pm
 
Helping Children Solve Problems Should Point Them to Their Savior.

Helping Children Solve Problems Should Point Them to Their Savior.

As the old saying goes, “To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Among the hammers, today is psychotherapy, and too many wielding it is convinced that every human problem is a nail. However, the unprecedented rise of mental health problems in Generation Z suggests that the overuse of this tool has done as much harm as good.

In a bold new book, Abigail Shrier confronts the idea of psychology as an all-consuming ideology. In Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up, Shrier argues that much of what is now taken for granted about psychological and emotional “trauma” is wrong and has left millions of young adults more “traumatized” than if they’d had no therapy at all.

This thesis aligns with that of her previous book, Irreversible Damage, which...more



 

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Wed, March 20, 2024 2:03pm
 
Lessons of Freedom, Choice and Growth Inspired by March Madness

Lessons of Freedom, Choice and Growth Inspired by March Madness

The 2024 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments kick off today, so if your office seems a bit more sparsely populated or email responses come slower than usual, now you know why. And the lengths to which some will go in order to watch the tournament’s opening days of chaos speak volumes to the place it has within our cultural psyche:

A reported 37 percent of Americans are willing to call in sick or skip work to watch March Madness.

One in five have canceled dates or birthday parties in order to catch the games.

Those not willing to skip work will watch an average of six hours of tournament play while on the clock (and that was the estimate before working from
home became more common).

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Thu, March 21, 2024 4:42pm
 
Christians Increasingly Approve of Non-Traditional Marriages



According to recent Gallup polls, 71% of Americans think same-sex “marriage” should be legal, and 64% believe gay or lesbian relationships are morally acceptable. These numbers are double from a generation ago. Among those who attend church weekly, 41% support same-sex “marriage,” while 67% of those who attend church less frequently do.

How is it that so many, including so many in the Church, now embrace a view of marriage that was unthinkable just a few decades ago?

Long before the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that legalized same-sex unions as “marriages,” the meaning of marriage was already fraying. This was due to a host of cultural factors, but perhaps none more important than birth control. The invention and widespread acceptance of “the pill” in the 20th century finally severed what was long...more



 

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Thu, March 21, 2024 4:49pm
 
How Should Believers Navigate Prenuptial Agreements?

How Should Believers Navigate Prenuptial Agreements?

Getting engaged is a pivotal moment in a couple’s lives and comes with much excitement and anticipation. However, this glorious moment can be shattered when one says, “’ I’ll say, ‘I do,’ ‘til prenup do us part?” It doesn’t really have a nice ring to it. So, what is a prenup, and how should we go about this highly controversial topic as believers?

The history of the prenuptial agreement (prenup) dates back to ancient Egyptian times and was often used as a means to care for a widowed woman. According to Brodie Friedman, marital and family law attorneys, these contracts were written up to protect the wealth and property that came from both the bride and groom’s family. Due to prearranged marriages then, a bride was given away with a dowry, and a groom was to pay her family...more



 

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Fri, March 22, 2024 3:41pm
 
Shocking Number of Gen Z Americans Identify as LGBTQ+

Shocking Number of Gen Z Americans Identify as LGBTQ+

According to the latest poll from Gallup, more than one in five Gen Z adults in the US—people born between 1997 and 2012—now identify as LGBTQ+.

But while that number may seem high, it’s right in line with the changes in sexuality from generation to generation. The study found that people in each generation are roughly twice as likely as the one preceding it to identify as LGBTQ+. If the trend continues, then nearly half of those who come after Gen Z will share a non-heterosexual identity.

What is more interesting than the overall statistics, however, is the breakdown of how they got there.

You see, the most common LGBTQ+ status among Gen Z, millennials, and Gen X is bisexual rather than homosexual. That’s a marked change from older generations, where the two identities are...more



 

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Fri, March 22, 2024 3:45pm
 
Christian Teacher Fired for Refusing to Affirm 8-Year-Old's Gender Transition Fights Back

Christian Teacher Fired for Refusing to Affirm 8-Year-Old's Gender Transition Fights Back

A teacher in the United Kingdom who was fired for not affirming the gender transition of an 8-year-old is fighting back in court.

The controversy began in 2021 when an elementary school teacher known in court documents as “Hannah” was told that an 8-year-old was joining her class and that the child must be addressed by a new name and pronouns and be allowed to use restrooms and changing rooms of the opposite biological sex.

Hannah told administrators she could not affirm the child’s new identity because, she said, doing so would harm not only the child but the other children in the class. She noted that many trans-identifying children later de-transition. Affirming the children’s transgender identity, she further said, would violate...more



 

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Fri, March 22, 2024 3:51pm
 
Archeologists Uncover Ancient Gold Ring Portraying the Face of Christ

Archeologists Uncover Ancient Gold Ring Portraying the Face of Christ

Archeologists recently discovered an ancient gold ring inscribed with the face of Jesus Christ in “almost new condition” among 30,000 other medieval archaeological objects in southeast Sweden. As reported by The Christian Post, the discoveries were made at the coastal city of Kalmar during an excavation plan including 50 medieval plots, about ten streets, and parts of the old city wall in Gamla Stan.

"In total, over 30,000 objects have been found. …It is very unusual for such large contiguous areas to be investigated in the middle of a city and the result is beyond all expectation," an announcement made by The Archaeologists, an entity that operates under the umbrella of the National Historical Museums, reads.

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Fri, March 22, 2024 3:53pm
 
Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Leads Prayer On-Air

Fox News Host Pete Hegseth Leads Prayer On-Air

Fox News host Pete Hegseth asked “Fox & Friends” viewers and his co-hosts on Sunday to bow their heads in prayer for a Bible-app sponsored segment.

“We have more ‘Fox and Friends’ coming up, but you know what, this is a transition for transitions if you’ve ever had one,” he said, laughing.

Weekend co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy then interjected, saying, “So ‘Fox and Friends.’”

“This is very ‘Fox and Friends,’” Hegseth concurred, “so ready your heart.”

“It’s the 5th Sunday of Lent, and our prayer series continues with the reading of prayer from the Hallow app,” Hegseth continued. “We all need it, let’s do it this morning, close your eyes — if you would, bow your head.”

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Fri, March 22, 2024 3:55pm
 
A Revival of Christian Imagination Is Desperately Needed Today

A Revival of Christian Imagination Is Desperately Needed Today

William Blake once said, “A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.” In a?New York Times article, David Brooks quoted Blake as he described the importance of the human imagination. Advances in neuroscience, he argued, highlight the way our imaginations (including our moral imaginations) shape to our perceptions of reality, both as individuals and as a society.

For example, our imagination affects our ability to empathize with others. When we can imagine the lived experience of others, we tend to be more compassionate, gracious, and open to wonder. Brooks lamented that our society is terrible at cultivating a healthy imagination which, he said, is “the faculty that we may need the most.”

The social problem here isn’t a wholesale rejection of the imagination. In fact, we talk about...more



 

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Mon, March 25, 2024 12:22pm
 
All Truth Is Now Opinion

All Truth Is Now Opinion

Princess Kate Middleton’s video announcement that she is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer shocked the world. Global leaders immediately joined the royal family in expressing their support for her. A spokesman later said that she and her husband, Prince William, are “extremely moved by the public’s warmth and support” following her announcement.

But as Helen Lewis noted in the Atlantic, the princess was “bullied into this statement, because the alternative—a wildfire of gossip and conspiracy theories—was worse.” Lewis pointed to the “massive online guessing game” about the reasons Kate was less visible following her abdominal surgery in January. Some even mocked the royal family and questioned Kate’s marriage.

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Mon, March 25, 2024 12:51pm
 
John MacArthur: Christians Have a Biblical Obligation to Protect the Jewish People

John MacArthur: Christians Have a Biblical Obligation to Protect the Jewish People

Author and pastor John MacArthur says Christians in the U.S. and the world have a biblical obligation to protect the Jewish people and that God warned the nations they will be cursed if they don't.

The host of the popular radio ministry Grace to You commented at his church, Grace Community Church in California, during a recent Q&A when he was asked if Christians are "obliged to stand with the nation of Israel."

"I think we are obliged to stand as protectors of the Jews. That's Genesis 12. You bless the seed of Abraham, you're blessed. You curse them, you're cursed," MacArthur responded. "God puts the whole world on notice: These are my chosen people. I have a plan for them. Yes, they have followed idols. Yes, they have been punished and judged. Yes, they rejected their...more



 

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Tue, March 26, 2024 11:22am
 
5 Reasons Biblical Marriage Is Relevant for Current Generations

5 Reasons Biblical Marriage Is Relevant for Current Generations

Marriage is declining in America. According to a 2019 study by the Pew Research Center, the percentage of Americans who have cohabited was larger than that of those who have been married. This is not surprising, considering that “most Americans find it acceptable for unmarried couples to live together, even for those who don’t plan to get married.”

Since Western societies are becoming more secularized, we should expect the rejection of religiously grounded practices like marriage. People have tried to redefine marriage, wanting to abandon the biblical practice and definition of it. For example, in 2015, the American Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision. This expanded “marriage” to include same-sex couples, granting them legal rights and...more



 

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Wed, March 27, 2024 12:27pm
 
Baltimore Bridge Collapses after Ship Collision: 'First and Foremost, Pray,' Mayor Says

Baltimore Bridge Collapses after Ship Collision: 'First and Foremost, Pray,' Mayor Says

A major bridge in Baltimore, Md., collapsed early Tuesday morning after it was hit by a container ship, sending cars into the Patapsco River and sparking a search-and-rescue mission in a horrific scene that had the eyes of the nation fixed on the unfolding tragedy.

The Key Bridge was part of I-695 and was completed in 1977 and named for Francis Scott Key, who wrote the Star Spangled Banner near the same spot in the river. The bridge was 1.6 miles long.

Early Tuesday, six construction workers who were repairing potholes on the bridge at the time of the collapse were still missing. Two workers had been rescued, The Baltimore Sun reported.

Emergency crews were searching for survivors.

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Wed, March 27, 2024 12:36pm
 
Major US Retailers to Shut Doors on Easter, Allowing Staff the Day Off

Major US Retailers to Shut Doors on Easter, Allowing Staff the Day Off

Several major U.S. store chains plan to give employees the day off this Sunday as part of the Easter holiday on March 31.

TJX, which operates retail chains TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and HomeSense, announced that it will close its stores for Easter.

"We consider ourselves an Associate-friendly company and we are pleased to give Associates the time to enjoy Easter with family and friends," a TJX spokesperson told media outlets in a statement.

As reported by The Christian Post, there are more than 1,300 TJ Maxx stores and 1,200 Marshalls stores across the U.S., and they will all close Easter Sunday and reopen on Monday, April 1.

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Wed, March 27, 2024 12:48pm
 

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