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Christian boy who suffered burns to 65% of his body in anti-Christian attack has slim chance of survival
Christian boy who suffered burns to 65% of his body in anti-Christian attack has slim chance of survival

Billboard Comparing Trump to Jesus Christ Is Removed after Backlash
Billboard Comparing Trump to Jesus Christ Is Removed after Backlash

Kodak Black, Rapper Pardoned By Trump, Accepts Christ as His Savior
Kodak Black, Rapper Pardoned By Trump, Accepts Christ as His Savior

Singer John Cooper Was Promised Fame if He Stopped 'Talking about Jesus'
Singer John Cooper Was Promised Fame if He Stopped 'Talking about Jesus'

Christians in Afghanistan facing 'new phase' of crisis, have lost contact with US ministries
Christians in Afghanistan facing 'new phase' of crisis, have lost contact with US ministries

Twitter Permanently Bans Greg Locke, Pro-Trump, Anti-Vax Pastor
Twitter Permanently Bans Greg Locke, Pro-Trump, Anti-Vax Pastor

South Korean Pastor David Yonggi Cho, Founder of World's Largest Megachurch, Passes Away at 85
South Korean Pastor David Yonggi Cho, Founder of World's Largest Megachurch, Passes Away at 85

Spanish Catholic Bishop Resigns His Post After Falling In Love With A Satanic Erotica Writer
Spanish Catholic Bishop Resigns His Post After Falling In Love With A Satanic Erotica Writer

Pakistan: Muslim gunmen open fire on church, Christians’ homes
Pakistan: Muslim gunmen open fire on church, Christians’ homes

Nigerian pastor ‘macheted to death,’ body found by search party
Nigerian pastor ‘macheted to death,’ body found by search party

Hindu mob brutally attacks pastor summoned to police station over claims of 'false' conversions
Hindu mob brutally attacks pastor summoned to police station over claims of 'false' conversions

Congregants accuse elders of forcing out pastor who they say wanted to stay in pulpit ‘until his last breath’
Congregants accuse elders of forcing out pastor who they say wanted to stay in pulpit ‘until his last breath’

Chaplain who ministered to hundreds of families at ground zero reflects on God's faithfulness
Chaplain who ministered to hundreds of families at ground zero reflects on God's faithfulness

'God Took Care of Them': 5 'Heroes' Pull Elderly Couple from Burning Car in California
'God Took Care of Them': 5 'Heroes' Pull Elderly Couple from Burning Car in California

YouVersion partners with translation groups in campaign to translate Bible globally by 2033
YouVersion partners with translation groups in campaign to translate Bible globally by 2033

International Mission Board to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Missionaries in Order to 'Advance the Gospel'
International Mission Board to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Missionaries in Order to 'Advance the Gospel'

Bible teacher shares how he 'chose Jesus over homosexuality' after contracting HIV
Bible teacher shares how he 'chose Jesus over homosexuality' after contracting HIV

Evangelicals More Likely than Non-Evangelicals to Trust Their Neighbors, Lifeway Poll Finds
Evangelicals More Likely than Non-Evangelicals to Trust Their Neighbors, Lifeway Poll Finds

Church in Wales to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages, won’t conduct gay weddings
Church in Wales to allow pastors to bless same-sex marriages, won’t conduct gay weddings

Texas Man Gets Execution Delay Over Pastor’s Touch Request
Texas Man Gets Execution Delay Over Pastor’s Touch Request

'Without God, We Have Nothing': Trump, Religious Advisors Launch New Faith Advisory Board
'Without God, We Have Nothing': Trump, Religious Advisors Launch New Faith Advisory Board

Max Lucado diagnosed with ascending aortic aneurysm; requests prayers amid 'serious' condition
Max Lucado diagnosed with ascending aortic aneurysm; requests prayers amid 'serious' condition

Pelosi's archbishop defends Texas pro-life law: 'You cannot be a good Catholic' and support abortion
Pelosi's archbishop defends Texas pro-life law: 'You cannot be a good Catholic' and support abortion

Dozens of churches damaged by Hurricane Ida: 'From desperate to recovering'
Dozens of churches damaged by Hurricane Ida: 'From desperate to recovering'

China orders Christians to pray for dead communist soldiers or face consequences
China orders Christians to pray for dead communist soldiers or face consequences

Escaping Subjectivity: Scripture as our Source of Truth
Escaping Subjectivity: Scripture as our Source of Truth

Church Wins $800,000 Settlement with City, State in Major Religious Liberty Case
Church Wins $800,000 Settlement with City, State in Major Religious Liberty Case

Parents sue California to stop chants to Aztec gods in ethnic studies curriculum
Parents sue California to stop chants to Aztec gods in ethnic studies curriculum

An open letter to women who say ‘my body, my choice’
An open letter to women who say ‘my body, my choice’

Christians in North Korea face torture, execution by firing squad: USCIRF report
Christians in North Korea face torture, execution by firing squad: USCIRF report

Ex-chair of Christian Science church sentenced to 11 years for stealing $11M from congregation
Ex-chair of Christian Science church sentenced to 11 years for stealing $11M from congregation

Pope Francis Is Preparing a Radical Reform of the Church's Power Structures
Pope Francis Is Preparing a Radical Reform of the Church's Power Structures

25 Texas 'Churches' Fight Heartbeat Ban, Label Abortion a 'Moral and Social Good'
25 Texas 'Churches' Fight Heartbeat Ban, Label Abortion a 'Moral and Social Good'

Amid Resignation Rumors, Pope Francis Says, ‘It Didn’t Even Cross My Mind’
Amid Resignation Rumors, Pope Francis Says, ‘It Didn’t Even Cross My Mind’

Raised by 3 gay parents, man vowed to never become a Christian — but his quest to disprove the Bible changed everything
Raised by 3 gay parents, man vowed to never become a Christian — but his quest to disprove the Bible changed everything

Over 2,500 church leaders urge Australia’s PM not to mandate vaccine passports
Over 2,500 church leaders urge Australia’s PM not to mandate vaccine passports

Muslim Cleric Arrested, Charged With Blasphemy, Hate Speech for Reportedly Insulting Christianity
Muslim Cleric Arrested, Charged With Blasphemy, Hate Speech for Reportedly Insulting Christianity

Christian Schools Fared Better Than Public Schools during COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Finds
Christian Schools Fared Better Than Public Schools during COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Finds

Va. Supreme Court upholds reinstatement of Christian teacher who opposed trans pronoun policy
Va. Supreme Court upholds reinstatement of Christian teacher who opposed trans pronoun policy

Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Stefen Wisniewski Retires from NFL to Become Pastor
Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Stefen Wisniewski Retires from NFL to Become Pastor

Pastor Who Nearly Died from COVID Urges Christians to Get Vaccinated: 'Learn from My Story'
Pastor Who Nearly Died from COVID Urges Christians to Get Vaccinated: 'Learn from My Story'

Church surprises families with $100 each to use or ‘pay it forward’
Church surprises families with $100 each to use or ‘pay it forward’

16-year-old boy suffers burns over 60% of his body in suspected anti-Christian attack
16-year-old boy suffers burns over 60% of his body in suspected anti-Christian attack

Afghanistan catastrophe came from ignoring the wisdom of Solomon about war
Afghanistan catastrophe came from ignoring the wisdom of Solomon about war

How to prevent divorce before it happens
How to prevent divorce before it happens

Harvard University Elects Atheist as New Chief Chaplain
Harvard University Elects Atheist as New Chief Chaplain

Muslim Relatives Set Lethal Trap for Convert to Christianity
Muslim Relatives Set Lethal Trap for Convert to Christianity

Suicide of pastor’s wife illuminates silent, deadly ‘public health crisis’ among mothers
Suicide of pastor’s wife illuminates silent, deadly ‘public health crisis’ among mothers

China: Police arrest 10 kids, 18 adults in raid on worship gathering
China: Police arrest 10 kids, 18 adults in raid on worship gathering

Former Texas pastor sentenced to 30 years after using hidden cameras to secretly film child porn at church
Former Texas pastor sentenced to 30 years after using hidden cameras to secretly film child porn at church

Why a Virginia middle school is removing urinals from the boys’ bathrooms
Why a Virginia middle school is removing urinals from the boys’ bathrooms

Calif. church offers religious exemption letters for people opposed to COVID vaccine
Calif. church offers religious exemption letters for people opposed to COVID vaccine

Biden admin. may partially repeal rule protecting Christian student groups at universities
Biden admin. may partially repeal rule protecting Christian student groups at universities

Bible Prophecy Teacher Dr. Jimmy DeYoung Sr. Dies from COVID-19
Bible Prophecy Teacher Dr. Jimmy DeYoung Sr. Dies from COVID-19

Megachurch Pastor Steps Down Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Megachurch Pastor Steps Down Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Chinese authorities paying citizens to spy on neighbors, report ‘illegal’ Christian activities
Chinese authorities paying citizens to spy on neighbors, report ‘illegal’ Christian activities

Father murders son for refusing to forsake his faith in Jesus
Father murders son for refusing to forsake his faith in Jesus

Taliban going door-to-door searching for Christians, inspecting phones for Bible apps
Taliban going door-to-door searching for Christians, inspecting phones for Bible apps

Former Satanist says he converted to Christianity after having out-of-body experience in Hell
Former Satanist says he converted to Christianity after having out-of-body experience in Hell

Christian MP urges Boris Johnson to rescue over 200 missionaries from Afghanistan
Christian MP urges Boris Johnson to rescue over 200 missionaries from Afghanistan

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine-Era Coin Depicting Jesus’ Crucifixion
Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine-Era Coin Depicting Jesus’ Crucifixion

Sudan Detains Bible Shipment, Christian Leaders Say
Sudan Detains Bible Shipment, Christian Leaders Say

U.S. Has Moral Obligation to Protect and Resettle Afghan Allies, Evangelical Leaders Say
U.S. Has Moral Obligation to Protect and Resettle Afghan Allies, Evangelical Leaders Say

Canadian Orthodox church burned in arson wave raises $700K to rebuild
Canadian Orthodox church burned in arson wave raises $700K to rebuild

Christian Bible camp destroyed by California’s Dixie Fire: 'Heartbroken'
Christian Bible camp destroyed by California’s Dixie Fire: 'Heartbroken'

'Pray for the Christians in Afghanistan': Taliban Takeover Puts Church in Peril
'Pray for the Christians in Afghanistan': Taliban Takeover Puts Church in Peril

Pakistani Christian couple released from death row granted asylum in Europe
Pakistani Christian couple released from death row granted asylum in Europe

Christian teacher who quit over 'equity' policies attributes courage to 'walk with the Lord'
Christian teacher who quit over 'equity' policies attributes courage to 'walk with the Lord'

Christian preacher to file lawsuit against police after false claims of ‘hate speech’ thrown out
Christian preacher to file lawsuit against police after false claims of ‘hate speech’ thrown out

'Stop Talking about Jesus,' Actress Letitia Wright Recalls Being Told While in Hollywood
'Stop Talking about Jesus,' Actress Letitia Wright Recalls Being Told While in Hollywood

Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower
Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower

Death toll from Haiti earthquake rises to over 300, thousands injured; Christian aid groups provide relief
Death toll from Haiti earthquake rises to over 300, thousands injured; Christian aid groups provide relief

Former Mormon missionary finds Jesus after attempting to convert Baptist pastor
Former Mormon missionary finds Jesus after attempting to convert Baptist pastor

Pastor’s son allegedly shot dead by civilian joint task force for attempting to stop church demolition
Pastor’s son allegedly shot dead by civilian joint task force for attempting to stop church demolition

Church's Pro-Vaccine Sign Is Vandalized, Covered with Reference to Mark of the Beast
Church's Pro-Vaccine Sign Is Vandalized, Covered with Reference to Mark of the Beast

Catholic high school can fire staff in same-sex marriages, court rules
Catholic high school can fire staff in same-sex marriages, court rules

Facebook Introduces 'I Prayed' Button for Faith Community
Facebook Introduces 'I Prayed' Button for Faith Community

Christian Doctors Beat Biden in Court: Won't Be Forced to Perform Abortions, Transgender Surgery
Christian Doctors Beat Biden in Court: Won't Be Forced to Perform Abortions, Transgender Surgery

Church vaccinate hundreds after 6 members died from COVID-19
Church vaccinate hundreds after 6 members died from COVID-19

Antifa Attack Christians, Children at Prayer Event
Antifa Attack Christians, Children at Prayer Event

Hindu leader issues call for anti-Christian violence: ‘Let us drag people from the church’
Hindu leader issues call for anti-Christian violence: ‘Let us drag people from the church’

Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of Biblical Earthquake Mentioned in Amos, Zechariah
Israeli Archaeologists Uncover Evidence of Biblical Earthquake Mentioned in Amos, Zechariah

'Let us worship': Church sue Ugandan gov’t over ‘draconian’ COVID-19 worship ban
'Let us worship': Church sue Ugandan gov’t over ‘draconian’ COVID-19 worship ban

Pastor Donates His Kidney to a Congregant in Need
Pastor Donates His Kidney to a Congregant in Need

American Wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock Thanks God after Winning Gold in Tokyo
American Wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock Thanks God after Winning Gold in Tokyo

Boy Lit on Fire by His Father Gets Adopted by Officer Who Arrived at Crime Scene
Boy Lit on Fire by His Father Gets Adopted by Officer Who Arrived at Crime Scene

Jihadists Kill Nigerian Pastor, Burn Woman's Home After Murdering Son
Jihadists Kill Nigerian Pastor, Burn Woman's Home After Murdering Son

Candace Cameron Bure Apologizes for ‘Seductive’ Tik Tok Video
Candace Cameron Bure Apologizes for ‘Seductive’ Tik Tok Video

Chinese communist officials forcibly remove crosses from Christian fishermen’s boats
Chinese communist officials forcibly remove crosses from Christian fishermen’s boats

Iowa Couple Married 73 Years Pass Away Hours Apart
Iowa Couple Married 73 Years Pass Away Hours Apart

Converse Unveils Designer Shoes with Satanic Symbol Replacing Brand's Star Logo
Converse Unveils Designer Shoes with Satanic Symbol Replacing Brand's Star Logo

Banned for Biblical Beliefs: Christian Farmers in Court After Being Punished for Views on Marriage
Banned for Biblical Beliefs: Christian Farmers in Court After Being Punished for Views on Marriage

Alaska strip club transformed into Baptist church: 'There can be a refuge'
Alaska strip club transformed into Baptist church: 'There can be a refuge'

Historic Vatican Trial May Change Catholic Church's Finances Forever
Historic Vatican Trial May Change Catholic Church's Finances Forever

Billy Graham's grandson shares Gospel with hospital staff while battling COVID in ICU
Billy Graham's grandson shares Gospel with hospital staff while battling COVID in ICU

Piano Player Gets $60,000 Tip Thanks to Generosity of Christian Author and Others
Piano Player Gets $60,000 Tip Thanks to Generosity of Christian Author and Others

Christian web designer opposed to creating same-sex wedding websites loses at 10th Circuit
Christian web designer opposed to creating same-sex wedding websites loses at 10th Circuit

Japanese Christian Groups Call for 1 Million Hours of Prayer during Tokyo Olympics
Japanese Christian Groups Call for 1 Million Hours of Prayer during Tokyo Olympics

Israeli archaeologists find 3,100-year-old inscription linked to book of Judges
Israeli archaeologists find 3,100-year-old inscription linked to book of Judges

Chinese authorities raid Zoom church service, order pastor to stop preaching
Chinese authorities raid Zoom church service, order pastor to stop preaching

Actress Patricia Heaton celebrates being free from alcohol for 3 years
Actress Patricia Heaton celebrates being free from alcohol for 3 years

Christians in Pakistan Suffer Court Setback in Child Marriages/Conversions
Christians in Pakistan Suffer Court Setback in Child Marriages/Conversions

Over 18,000 sign petition urging Pope Francis to reverse restrictions on traditional Latin mass
Over 18,000 sign petition urging Pope Francis to reverse restrictions on traditional Latin mass

General Secretary to US Bishops Resigns amid Misconduct Allegations
General Secretary to US Bishops Resigns amid Misconduct Allegations

'I'm Extremely Blessed': Giannis Antetokounmpo, Guided by Faith, Wins 1st NBA Title
'I'm Extremely Blessed': Giannis Antetokounmpo, Guided by Faith, Wins 1st NBA Title

2 Georgia churches leave United Methodist Church over LGBT stance, announce merger
2 Georgia churches leave United Methodist Church over LGBT stance, announce merger

Pro-Choice New Mexico Senator Says He Was Denied Communion Because of His 'Political Office'
Pro-Choice New Mexico Senator Says He Was Denied Communion Because of His 'Political Office'

Christianity in Saudi Arabia
Christianity in Saudi Arabia

Pakistani woman reveals how God showed Himself on death row, transformed an ‘ordinary Christian’
Pakistani woman reveals how God showed Himself on death row, transformed an ‘ordinary Christian’

'God is Real, He Knows Us': Actor Jon Voight Says a Divine Encounter Got His Life Back on Track
'God is Real, He Knows Us': Actor Jon Voight Says a Divine Encounter Got His Life Back on Track

Appeals Court Says Univ. of Iowa Discriminated Against Religious Groups, Violated First Amendment
Appeals Court Says Univ. of Iowa Discriminated Against Religious Groups, Violated First Amendment

Pastor's Wife Released from Jail with No Charges after Fatally Shooting Husband by Accident
Pastor's Wife Released from Jail with No Charges after Fatally Shooting Husband by Accident

Number of Canadian Christian Churches Vandalized, Set on Fire Rises as Terror Campaign Continues
Number of Canadian Christian Churches Vandalized, Set on Fire Rises as Terror Campaign Continues

Chinese Pastors Forced to Include Xi's Speech in Sermons to Celebrate CCP'S Centennial
Chinese Pastors Forced to Include Xi's Speech in Sermons to Celebrate CCP'S Centennial

Christianity in the United Arab Emirates
Christianity in the United Arab Emirates

Faith groups launch curriculum to help churches combat ‘idolatrous’ Christian nationalism
Faith groups launch curriculum to help churches combat ‘idolatrous’ Christian nationalism

School Can Require Christian Teacher to Use Transgender Pronouns and Names, Judge Rules
School Can Require Christian Teacher to Use Transgender Pronouns and Names, Judge Rules

Billy Graham's family home up for sale to help pay for granddaughter’s medical treatments
Billy Graham's family home up for sale to help pay for granddaughter’s medical treatments

Pope Francis leaves hospital 10 days after intestinal surgery
Pope Francis leaves hospital 10 days after intestinal surgery

Professor resigns from Harvard University over 'spiritual rot,' blasts 'superficial diversity'
Professor resigns from Harvard University over 'spiritual rot,' blasts 'superficial diversity'

The Church of England will formally apologize for the banishment of Jews from medieval Britain
The Church of England will formally apologize for the banishment of Jews from medieval Britain

Mother Sues London School for Requiring Son to Participate in Pride Parade
Mother Sues London School for Requiring Son to Participate in Pride Parade

Boris Johnson: ‘Christianity is a superb ethical system ... I would count myself a very bad Christian’
Boris Johnson: ‘Christianity is a superb ethical system ... I would count myself a very bad Christian’

Rise of the 'nones,' decline of 'white Christian America' slows in US, new survey shows
Rise of the 'nones,' decline of 'white Christian America' slows in US, new survey shows

Catholic parish can fire gay music director under ministerial exception, appeals court rules
Catholic parish can fire gay music director under ministerial exception, appeals court rules

Nigeria: Christian schools ordered to close amid spate of kidnappings
Nigeria: Christian schools ordered to close amid spate of kidnappings

'I Was Able to See Demons': Forced into Satanism as a Little Girl, Tormented Woman Finally Finds Peace in Christ
'I Was Able to See Demons': Forced into Satanism as a Little Girl, Tormented Woman Finally Finds Peace in Christ

Church of England bishops criticized for living ‘lavish lifestyles’ as churches struggle to survive
Church of England bishops criticized for living ‘lavish lifestyles’ as churches struggle to survive

Pope Francis Makes First Appearance Since Intestinal Surgery
Pope Francis Makes First Appearance Since Intestinal Surgery

21 Attorneys General Warn: Biden Administration Ignoring Religious Liberty in LGBT Push
21 Attorneys General Warn: Biden Administration Ignoring Religious Liberty in LGBT Push

Religious freedom commission demands Biden hold India accountable for priest’s death
Religious freedom commission demands Biden hold India accountable for priest’s death

'God Bless Abortions': Christ of the Ozarks statue vandalized by activists
'God Bless Abortions': Christ of the Ozarks statue vandalized by activists

Myanmar Christians face increased persecution under military rule since coup, experts say
Myanmar Christians face increased persecution under military rule since coup, experts say

Parents sue Catholic school to nullify $1.35M donation pledge over ‘woke’ culture
Parents sue Catholic school to nullify $1.35M donation pledge over ‘woke’ culture

Prison Fellowship partners with Moody Bible Institute to give daily devotionals to 100K inmates
Prison Fellowship partners with Moody Bible Institute to give daily devotionals to 100K inmates

'Taking America Back for God': Evangelist Nick Vujicic Co-Founds ProLife Bank to Fight Back against Abortion
'Taking America Back for God': Evangelist Nick Vujicic Co-Founds ProLife Bank to Fight Back against Abortion

Haiti’s Pres. Jovenel Moïse assassinated months after bishops urged him to step down
Haiti’s Pres. Jovenel Moïse assassinated months after bishops urged him to step down

'Begging God to Show Us Mercy': Parents of 121 Kidnapped Nigerian Children Pray For Their Return
'Begging God to Show Us Mercy': Parents of 121 Kidnapped Nigerian Children Pray For Their Return

Megachurch pastor heartbroken as 125 test positive for Delta variant of COVID-19 after camp
Megachurch pastor heartbroken as 125 test positive for Delta variant of COVID-19 after camp

Pope Francis in Hospital for Scheduled Intestinal Surgery
Pope Francis in Hospital for Scheduled Intestinal Surgery

Iranian authorities deny early release for Christian convert imprisoned for reading the Bible
Iranian authorities deny early release for Christian convert imprisoned for reading the Bible

Presbyterian Church in America takes first vote on banning ordination of openly gay men
Presbyterian Church in America takes first vote on banning ordination of openly gay men

India: Christians celebrate first Indian Christian Day, feast of St. Thomas
India: Christians celebrate first Indian Christian Day, feast of St. Thomas

Bishop of Liverpool: Church of England Should Bless Same-Sex Unions by Adopting a 'Gender-Neutral Marriage Canon'
Bishop of Liverpool: Church of England Should Bless Same-Sex Unions by Adopting a 'Gender-Neutral Marriage Canon'

LinkedIn deletes account of mRNA vaccines inventor for warning about risks of COVID-19 shots
LinkedIn deletes account of mRNA vaccines inventor for warning about risks of COVID-19 shots

Supreme Court rejects appeal by Christian grandma florist fined for refusing same-sex wedding
Supreme Court rejects appeal by Christian grandma florist fined for refusing same-sex wedding

Muslim father beats, poisons daughter for putting faith in Christ after ‘miraculous healing’
Muslim father beats, poisons daughter for putting faith in Christ after ‘miraculous healing’

Supreme Court Says State Can't Force Christian Groups, Charities to Disclose Donor Names
Supreme Court Says State Can't Force Christian Groups, Charities to Disclose Donor Names

Evangelical Covenant Church Joins List of Protestant Denominations Rebuking Doctrine of Discovery
Evangelical Covenant Church Joins List of Protestant Denominations Rebuking Doctrine of Discovery

UK-based Methodist Church votes to approve gay marriage, recognize cohabitating couples
UK-based Methodist Church votes to approve gay marriage, recognize cohabitating couples

Pakistani court upholds life sentence of Christian man accused of blasphemous text messages
Pakistani court upholds life sentence of Christian man accused of blasphemous text messages

Catholic Bishops Won't Bar Pro-Choice Politicians from Communion following Document Vote
Catholic Bishops Won't Bar Pro-Choice Politicians from Communion following Document Vote

Pastor Calls Biden 'Demon-Possessed,' Claims There Are Child-Trafficking Tunnels in D.C.
Pastor Calls Biden 'Demon-Possessed,' Claims There Are Child-Trafficking Tunnels in D.C.

IRS Ruling Threatens Tax Status of 'Thousands of Christian Churches,' Members of Congress Warn
IRS Ruling Threatens Tax Status of 'Thousands of Christian Churches,' Members of Congress Warn

British street preacher awarded $4.5K over wrongful arrest
British street preacher awarded $4.5K over wrongful arrest

Mali: Gunmen release Christian leader, 4 others abducted en route to priest's funeral
Mali: Gunmen release Christian leader, 4 others abducted en route to priest's funeral

'I Don't Want Jesus Riding on My Car': Mississippi Atheists Sue State Over 'In God We Trust' License Plates
'I Don't Want Jesus Riding on My Car': Mississippi Atheists Sue State Over 'In God We Trust' License Plates

Christian Families Driven into Jungles of Odisha State, India
Christian Families Driven into Jungles of Odisha State, India

Justin Trudeau demands apology from Pope Francis after 751 more graves of indigenous children found
Justin Trudeau demands apology from Pope Francis after 751 more graves of indigenous children found

Does Jesus welcome sin into the church? by Pastor Tom Brock
Does Jesus welcome sin into the church? by Pastor Tom Brock

Mike Pompeo reflects on efforts to further religious liberty, vows to stay in 'important fight' for 'soul' of US
Mike Pompeo reflects on efforts to further religious liberty, vows to stay in 'important fight' for 'soul' of US

Army won't punish chaplain threatened with reprimand for Facebook post on transgender military ban
Army won't punish chaplain threatened with reprimand for Facebook post on transgender military ban

Pastor dies from COVID-19 at 39 after doctor allegedly said 'he’s going to be fine'
Pastor dies from COVID-19 at 39 after doctor allegedly said 'he’s going to be fine'

82% of Americans say religious freedom is key to ‘healthy American society’: poll
82% of Americans say religious freedom is key to ‘healthy American society’: poll

Lutheran World Federation elects first female general secretary
Lutheran World Federation elects first female general secretary

11 children injured in church bus crash, 2 critical as church asks for privacy
11 children injured in church bus crash, 2 critical as church asks for privacy

Vatican makes 'unprecedented' diplomatic move against Italy's proposed LGBT law
Vatican makes 'unprecedented' diplomatic move against Italy's proposed LGBT law

China’s state-sanctioned churches to celebrate Communist Party’s centennial
China’s state-sanctioned churches to celebrate Communist Party’s centennial

Nigerian pastor freed from 8-month abduction, surprised with newborn son on Father's Day weekend
Nigerian pastor freed from 8-month abduction, surprised with newborn son on Father's Day weekend

Ted Cruz says the 'Church is asleep,' must 'wake up' to defeat 'woke assault': ‘Revival is coming'
Ted Cruz says the 'Church is asleep,' must 'wake up' to defeat 'woke assault': ‘Revival is coming'

Democrat warns Catholic Church it may be stripped of tax-exempt status if politicians denied communion
Democrat warns Catholic Church it may be stripped of tax-exempt status if politicians denied communion

8 churches damaged in last month amid Myanmar conflict; priest abducted as army raids parish
8 churches damaged in last month amid Myanmar conflict; priest abducted as army raids parish

Christian artist shares journey from the occult to ministry: 'Love invaded the darkness'
Christian artist shares journey from the occult to ministry: 'Love invaded the darkness'

Christian pastor killed over outreach to Muslims: ‘Today Allah has judged you’
Christian pastor killed over outreach to Muslims: ‘Today Allah has judged you’

Christians happier in marriage and men more satisfied, but Gen X is in trouble: study
Christians happier in marriage and men more satisfied, but Gen X is in trouble: study

Pro-life Catholics rally nationwide urging Church leaders to deny communion to pro-abortion politicians
Pro-life Catholics rally nationwide urging Church leaders to deny communion to pro-abortion politicians

SBC encourages churches to 'permanently disqualify' pastors who commit sex abuse
SBC encourages churches to 'permanently disqualify' pastors who commit sex abuse

Evangelicals Take Brunt of COVID-19 Collateral Damage in Vietnam
Evangelicals Take Brunt of COVID-19 Collateral Damage in Vietnam

Supreme Court Rules 9-0 for Catholic Social Services, Can't Be Forced to Violate Their Faith
Supreme Court Rules 9-0 for Catholic Social Services, Can't Be Forced to Violate Their Faith

Man contemplating self-harm changes mind after good Samaritan tells him ‘God loves you’
Man contemplating self-harm changes mind after good Samaritan tells him ‘God loves you’

IRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status to Christian Non-Profit Saying 'Bible Teachings' Are Affiliated with Republican Beliefs
IRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status to Christian Non-Profit Saying 'Bible Teachings' Are Affiliated with Republican Beliefs

How evangelical teachings ruin sex and marriage for many women
How evangelical teachings ruin sex and marriage for many women

Judge rules against Christian baker Jack Phillips in transgender 'birthday' cake case
Judge rules against Christian baker Jack Phillips in transgender 'birthday' cake case

Baptist church ordains first known transgender pastor in denomination’s history
Baptist church ordains first known transgender pastor in denomination’s history

‘Sex-positive’ 'Bachelorette' star brought to tears by Christian contestant who reveals he is a virgin
‘Sex-positive’ 'Bachelorette' star brought to tears by Christian contestant who reveals he is a virgin

PASTOR RELEASED: Boko Haram Extremists Release Nigerian Pastor Held Captive for 8 Months
PASTOR RELEASED: Boko Haram Extremists Release Nigerian Pastor Held Captive for 8 Months

U.S. Catholic Bishops to Discuss if Biden Should Be Denied Communion over Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBTQ Stances
U.S. Catholic Bishops to Discuss if Biden Should Be Denied Communion over Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBTQ Stances

Tim Keller shares 'extremely encouraging' cancer update following May surgery
Tim Keller shares 'extremely encouraging' cancer update following May surgery

Man Is Swallowed by Whale and Survives in Bible-Like Story: 'I Was Completely Inside'
Man Is Swallowed by Whale and Survives in Bible-Like Story: 'I Was Completely Inside'

Before suicide, ex-youth pastor Steve Austin came out as queer, revealed family struggles
Before suicide, ex-youth pastor Steve Austin came out as queer, revealed family struggles

Boris Johnson quotes the Bible when asked if he believes in God
Boris Johnson quotes the Bible when asked if he believes in God

Hundreds gather to proclaim name of Jesus at Sean Feucht ‘Let Us Worship’ summer tour
Hundreds gather to proclaim name of Jesus at Sean Feucht ‘Let Us Worship’ summer tour

The Best Way To Talk About Jesus With Others is to Listen to Them
The Best Way To Talk About Jesus With Others is to Listen to Them

Christian families forced to flee homes into forest after women attacked by Hindu villagers
Christian families forced to flee homes into forest after women attacked by Hindu villagers

City pays over $35K to Christian ministry for canceling event over speaker’s biblically-based views
City pays over $35K to Christian ministry for canceling event over speaker’s biblically-based views

Texas hospital will remove pastor's banner, defends chaplain program after atheist group complains
Texas hospital will remove pastor's banner, defends chaplain program after atheist group complains

Archeologists Unearth Arrowhead from Biblical Battle in Goliath's Hometown
Archeologists Unearth Arrowhead from Biblical Battle in Goliath's Hometown

Christian alternative to Boy Scouts sees growth amid pandemic, 70% more new members in 2021
Christian alternative to Boy Scouts sees growth amid pandemic, 70% more new members in 2021

Biden DOJ Splits with LGBT Groups, Defends Religious Exemption for Christian Schools
Biden DOJ Splits with LGBT Groups, Defends Religious Exemption for Christian Schools

Premier of Canadian Province Arresting Pastors Breaks Dozens of COVID Orders in One Night
Premier of Canadian Province Arresting Pastors Breaks Dozens of COVID Orders in One Night

Kenyan Woman 'Marries' the Holy Spirit in Anglican Ceremony
Kenyan Woman 'Marries' the Holy Spirit in Anglican Ceremony

Pastor accused of touching at least 21 girls sues megachurch for defamation in $3.1M lawsuit
Pastor accused of touching at least 21 girls sues megachurch for defamation in $3.1M lawsuit

Dog Alerts Owner, Helps Save NY Church Building from Devastating Fire
Dog Alerts Owner, Helps Save NY Church Building from Devastating Fire

Facebook shuts down Evangelical Zionist prayer page amid alleged anti-Semitic cyberattack
Facebook shuts down Evangelical Zionist prayer page amid alleged anti-Semitic cyberattack

Pastor of Church Ordered to Close in Algeria Sentenced to Prison
Pastor of Church Ordered to Close in Algeria Sentenced to Prison

Judge orders Christian teacher who opposes trans pronouns be reinstated by school district
Judge orders Christian teacher who opposes trans pronouns be reinstated by school district

Illinois School Reverses Course after Banning 2nd Grade Girl from Reading Her Bible during Recess
Illinois School Reverses Course after Banning 2nd Grade Girl from Reading Her Bible during Recess

Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren announces search for his successor: 'Timing is everything'
Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren announces search for his successor: 'Timing is everything'

Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua dies at 57
Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua dies at 57

Egyptian authorities seize centuries-old monastery over unpaid taxes
Egyptian authorities seize centuries-old monastery over unpaid taxes

Leah Sharibu: Say her name - Michael Brown
Leah Sharibu: Say her name - Michael Brown

Pakistani court acquits Christian couple on death row for 7 years of blasphemy charges
Pakistani court acquits Christian couple on death row for 7 years of blasphemy charges

California Gets Another Multi-Million Dollar Smackdown for Discriminating Against Churches
California Gets Another Multi-Million Dollar Smackdown for Discriminating Against Churches

Christian Teacher Sues School that Suspended Him for Opposing LGBT Policy
Christian Teacher Sues School that Suspended Him for Opposing LGBT Policy

Graduate Wins After Another Michigan School Tries to Censor Religious Remarks
Graduate Wins After Another Michigan School Tries to Censor Religious Remarks

Hundreds gather at Tulsa church’s prayer wall for 100th anniversary of race massacre
Hundreds gather at Tulsa church’s prayer wall for 100th anniversary of race massacre

Boris Johnson’s Catholic church wedding draws ire of gay marriage advocate Fr. James Martin
Boris Johnson’s Catholic church wedding draws ire of gay marriage advocate Fr. James Martin

America's Battle for Liberty Began in Prayer, by Men Who Didn't Believe They Could Pray Together
America's Battle for Liberty Began in Prayer, by Men Who Didn't Believe They Could Pray Together

Finland’s prosecution of Christian MP over biblical views is ‘act of oppression,’ legal scholars warn
Finland’s prosecution of Christian MP over biblical views is ‘act of oppression,’ legal scholars warn

Christian doctor working on COVID program faces criminal charges in India for saying 'Jesus heals'
Christian doctor working on COVID program faces criminal charges in India for saying 'Jesus heals'

Bibles That Went to War: How God's Word Has Sustained American Troops on the Front Lines
Bibles That Went to War: How God's Word Has Sustained American Troops on the Front Lines

Teacher placed on leave after refusing to kowtow to trans ideology
Teacher placed on leave after refusing to kowtow to trans ideology

Police hunt for men who killed pastor days after his ordination
Police hunt for men who killed pastor days after his ordination

Couple Credits Their Christian Faith for Successful 70-Year Marriage
Couple Credits Their Christian Faith for Successful 70-Year Marriage

Clergy of Church of Sweden, Europe’s largest Lutheran denomination, declare it’s trans-inclusive
Clergy of Church of Sweden, Europe’s largest Lutheran denomination, declare it’s trans-inclusive

QAnon Is a False Teaching in the Church that Must Be Opposed, Pastor Says
QAnon Is a False Teaching in the Church that Must Be Opposed, Pastor Says

China: Pastor of heavily-persecuted church hospitalized after attack by communist authorities
China: Pastor of heavily-persecuted church hospitalized after attack by communist authorities

Leftist ideology permeating Church 'extremely dangerous' to Body of Christ, pastor warns
Leftist ideology permeating Church 'extremely dangerous' to Body of Christ, pastor warns

Over 60 bishops call for delay on debate over communion for pro-choice politicians
Over 60 bishops call for delay on debate over communion for pro-choice politicians

US evangelical leader sanctioned by China for religious freedom advocacy
US evangelical leader sanctioned by China for religious freedom advocacy

High school backs down after opposing Christian language in student's graduation speech
High school backs down after opposing Christian language in student's graduation speech

UK Baptist group warns against occultism amid rise in grief-stricken seeking to contact the dead
UK Baptist group warns against occultism amid rise in grief-stricken seeking to contact the dead

Pastor Contracts COVID-19 after Assault in Eastern India
Pastor Contracts COVID-19 after Assault in Eastern India

Parents raise concerns over 'woke' ideology infiltrating Catholic schools despite 'conflict' with Church teachings
Parents raise concerns over 'woke' ideology infiltrating Catholic schools despite 'conflict' with Church teachings

Zondervan, Facing Pushback, Says it Won't Publish 'God Bless the USA' Bible
Zondervan, Facing Pushback, Says it Won't Publish 'God Bless the USA' Bible

Methodists protest UMC bishop for terminating 3 theologically conservative Korean pastors
Methodists protest UMC bishop for terminating 3 theologically conservative Korean pastors

Is it Safe to Sing at Church Yet? Depends on Who You Ask
Is it Safe to Sing at Church Yet? Depends on Who You Ask

As a Palestinian Christian raised in an Israel-loving church, how I see this latest conflict - Marwan Aboul-Zelof
As a Palestinian Christian raised in an Israel-loving church, how I see this latest conflict - Marwan Aboul-Zelof

Christian Rocker on Deconstruction Movement: Too Many Churches Not Preaching the 'True Gospel'
Christian Rocker on Deconstruction Movement: Too Many Churches Not Preaching the 'True Gospel'

Pope Francis launches 7-year action plan to foster ‘green' spirituality, economics, education
Pope Francis launches 7-year action plan to foster ‘green' spirituality, economics, education

Chicago drops charges against churches that held services with over 10 people amid COVID lockdowns
Chicago drops charges against churches that held services with over 10 people amid COVID lockdowns

Women controlling husbands with sex, other means is destructive, Transformed Wife warns
Women controlling husbands with sex, other means is destructive, Transformed Wife warns

4 killed by shelling of Catholic church in Myanmar as violence continues after coup
4 killed by shelling of Catholic church in Myanmar as violence continues after coup

'Super Blood Moon' to Appear Wednesday, Followed by a 'Ring of Fire' - Here's What the Bible Says About Celestial Phenomena
'Super Blood Moon' to Appear Wednesday, Followed by a 'Ring of Fire' - Here's What the Bible Says About Celestial Phenomena

Young Mother, 19-Year-Old Christian Killed in Central Nigeria
Young Mother, 19-Year-Old Christian Killed in Central Nigeria

Two More Christians Killed in Jos, Priest Slain in Northwest Nigeria
Two More Christians Killed in Jos, Priest Slain in Northwest Nigeria

Chaplain-led courtroom prayers ruled unconstitutional by federal judge
Chaplain-led courtroom prayers ruled unconstitutional by federal judge

Christian College Vows to Challenge Biden Order Opening Dorms, Showers to Opposite Sex
Christian College Vows to Challenge Biden Order Opening Dorms, Showers to Opposite Sex

Judge Orders California to Pay Church $1.3 Million for Restricting Worship Services
Judge Orders California to Pay Church $1.3 Million for Restricting Worship Services

India: Radical Hindu mob wielding swords kills father of Christian pastor in attack on family
India: Radical Hindu mob wielding swords kills father of Christian pastor in attack on family

How significant is Pentecost for Christians?
How significant is Pentecost for Christians?

German court upholds ban on prayer vigils near Planned Parenthood-affiliated abortion organization
German court upholds ban on prayer vigils near Planned Parenthood-affiliated abortion organization

Judge Says Biden Admin. Can Force Christian Colleges to Change LGBT Policies
Judge Says Biden Admin. Can Force Christian Colleges to Change LGBT Policies

Church must focus on discipleship as God continues to 'expose unrelenting scandals'
Church must focus on discipleship as God continues to 'expose unrelenting scandals'

100 Years Later, Black Church Leaders Seek Reparations for Tulsa Massacre
100 Years Later, Black Church Leaders Seek Reparations for Tulsa Massacre

Miracle! 18-Yr-Old Finally Recovering After Brain Blood Clot From J&J Vaccine
Miracle! 18-Yr-Old Finally Recovering After Brain Blood Clot From J&J Vaccine

American Christians help fund thousands of bomb shelters to protect Israelis from Hamas attacks
American Christians help fund thousands of bomb shelters to protect Israelis from Hamas attacks

Law student faces disciplinary action after saying women have vaginas, men are stronger
Law student faces disciplinary action after saying women have vaginas, men are stronger

Army urged to protect religious freedom of chaplain punished for supporting transgender military ban
Army urged to protect religious freedom of chaplain punished for supporting transgender military ban

Church of Sweden Goes for Woke, Announces It's a 'Trans' Church
Church of Sweden Goes for Woke, Announces It's a 'Trans' Church

Biblically responsible investing is not what you think it is
Biblically responsible investing is not what you think it is

Church suspends indoor services after staffers test positive for COVID-19
Church suspends indoor services after staffers test positive for COVID-19

Pastor Arrested for Holding Worship Service against COVID-19 Restrictions Shares Gospel with Police
Pastor Arrested for Holding Worship Service against COVID-19 Restrictions Shares Gospel with Police

Megachurch pastor Olu Brown announces retirement at 43
Megachurch pastor Olu Brown announces retirement at 43

Protestant Denomination Elects First Transgender Bishop, Who Celebrates 'Dismantling' Theology
Protestant Denomination Elects First Transgender Bishop, Who Celebrates 'Dismantling' Theology

Hundreds attend prayer vigil after Jesus statue toppled, American flag burned at NYC church
Hundreds attend prayer vigil after Jesus statue toppled, American flag burned at NYC church

Just 16 Percent of Millennials Classify as Born-Again Christians, Study Shows
Just 16 Percent of Millennials Classify as Born-Again Christians, Study Shows

Evangelical churches hold global prayer for peace in response to Israel-Palestinian conflict
Evangelical churches hold global prayer for peace in response to Israel-Palestinian conflict

Senior pastor, football coach arrested for relationship with 17-y-o student
Senior pastor, football coach arrested for relationship with 17-y-o student

59 Percent of Bible Readers Still Prefer a Print Copy, But There's a Generation Gap
59 Percent of Bible Readers Still Prefer a Print Copy, But There's a Generation Gap

Christians beheaded in Indonesia terror attack
Christians beheaded in Indonesia terror attack

Vatican weighs in on US bishops’ debate over denying communion to pro-abortion politicians
Vatican weighs in on US bishops’ debate over denying communion to pro-abortion politicians

Pastor Killed after Plane Crashes Into His Home
Pastor Killed after Plane Crashes Into His Home

My baby died at 36 days – why I’m embracing his life - Joy Granados
My baby died at 36 days – why I’m embracing his life - Joy Granados

Muslim Woman Faces an Honor Killing, Then Finds Hope in Christ After an Audible Voice from Heaven: 'Jesus'
Muslim Woman Faces an Honor Killing, Then Finds Hope in Christ After an Audible Voice from Heaven: 'Jesus'

How a special needs son taught his mother how to live
How a special needs son taught his mother how to live

Christian counsellor champions ‘biblical masculinity,' laments how men are feeling ‘marginalized’
Christian counsellor champions ‘biblical masculinity,' laments how men are feeling ‘marginalized’

Some German Catholic Priests to Defy Pope Francis, Plan to Bless Gay Unions Despite Vatican Ban
Some German Catholic Priests to Defy Pope Francis, Plan to Bless Gay Unions Despite Vatican Ban

Saddleback Church Ordains Three Women as Pastors despite Denomination's Restrictions
Saddleback Church Ordains Three Women as Pastors despite Denomination's Restrictions

Canadian Police Arrest Pastor for Holding 'Illegal In-Person Gathering'
Canadian Police Arrest Pastor for Holding 'Illegal In-Person Gathering'

Keep up the good fight, mothers. The world needs you.
Keep up the good fight, mothers. The world needs you.

Another Christian Nurse in Pakistan Falsely Accused of Blasphemy
Another Christian Nurse in Pakistan Falsely Accused of Blasphemy

Christian and Missionary Alliance to Consider Calling Women Pastors
Christian and Missionary Alliance to Consider Calling Women Pastors

Pastor, wife attacked by man who allegedly bit their ears, gouged eyes
Pastor, wife attacked by man who allegedly bit their ears, gouged eyes

Biden Becomes 1st President to Omit 'God' from National Day of Prayer Proclamation
Biden Becomes 1st President to Omit 'God' from National Day of Prayer Proclamation

Church, be like Nehemiah: Pray, then act - Greg Laurie
Church, be like Nehemiah: Pray, then act - Greg Laurie

Where is the Church amidst the chaos of the ungodly - Hedieh Mirahmadi
Where is the Church amidst the chaos of the ungodly - Hedieh Mirahmadi

Evangelicals and casual sex
Evangelicals and casual sex

Pastor’s wife receives death threats after advocating for COVID vaccines
Pastor’s wife receives death threats after advocating for COVID vaccines

There is no shame in sharing your doubts - Jentezen Franklin
There is no shame in sharing your doubts - Jentezen Franklin

Pastors warn smartphone addiction 'major issue' in Church, offer solutions
Pastors warn smartphone addiction 'major issue' in Church, offer solutions

2 pastors from Beijing's Zion Church arrested 3 years after authorities forced church to close
2 pastors from Beijing's Zion Church arrested 3 years after authorities forced church to close

Diocese elects first female bishop amid $500 million legal battle over church property
Diocese elects first female bishop amid $500 million legal battle over church property

Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked in India
Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked in India

Pastor shares how openly confessing his struggle with same-sex attraction helps him in ministry
Pastor shares how openly confessing his struggle with same-sex attraction helps him in ministry

How to share God's truth in a subjective world
How to share God's truth in a subjective world

As Jewish followers of Jesus, we deplore deceptive techniques - Micheal Brown
As Jewish followers of Jesus, we deplore deceptive techniques - Micheal Brown

Supermodel Kathy Ireland reveals what drew her to Jesus, first encounter with the Bible
Supermodel Kathy Ireland reveals what drew her to Jesus, first encounter with the Bible

Texas town votes to become largest 'sanctuary city for the unborn,' ban abortion in most cases
Texas town votes to become largest 'sanctuary city for the unborn,' ban abortion in most cases

TD Jakes warns the Church has become 'deaf,' consumed with 'tribalism'
TD Jakes warns the Church has become 'deaf,' consumed with 'tribalism'

Is Christian Cohabitation the New Norm?
Is Christian Cohabitation the New Norm?

Judge Orders Doors Locked on Canadian Church Yet Pastor Remains Upbeat: 'Caesar Can Have the Brick and Mortar'
Judge Orders Doors Locked on Canadian Church Yet Pastor Remains Upbeat: 'Caesar Can Have the Brick and Mortar'

Nigerian church destroyed by herdsmen rebuilt with help of American pastor: It brings ‘healing and hope’
Nigerian church destroyed by herdsmen rebuilt with help of American pastor: It brings ‘healing and hope’

China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat as new crackdown policies go into effect
China shuts down Bible App, Christian WeChat as new crackdown policies go into effect

Church Celebrates Drag Queen Sunday: Gets Condemned as 'Open Revolt' against God
Church Celebrates Drag Queen Sunday: Gets Condemned as 'Open Revolt' against God

Chinese authorities slap Catholic with hefty fine for providing chapel for 'illegal' mass
Chinese authorities slap Catholic with hefty fine for providing chapel for 'illegal' mass

Christian photographer continues legal fight against law that may force him to work gay weddings
Christian photographer continues legal fight against law that may force him to work gay weddings

Churches, lawmakers take part in 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon
Churches, lawmakers take part in 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon

Police in Pakistan Torture Christian into False Confession of Blasphemy
Police in Pakistan Torture Christian into False Confession of Blasphemy

Why every Christian must be involved in missionary work - Oscar Amaechina
Why every Christian must be involved in missionary work - Oscar Amaechina

Christian MP faces 6 years in prison for tweeting Bible verses on marriage, sexuality
Christian MP faces 6 years in prison for tweeting Bible verses on marriage, sexuality

Baptist pastor arrested for allegedly copying video showing girl being raped by adult male
Baptist pastor arrested for allegedly copying video showing girl being raped by adult male

Catholic Bishops May Demand Biden, Other Pro-Abortion Politicians Quit Taking Communion
Catholic Bishops May Demand Biden, Other Pro-Abortion Politicians Quit Taking Communion

Church is 'vital' to combating mental health crisis
Church is 'vital' to combating mental health crisis

Elderly Preacher Roughed Up, Arrested for Preaching Biblical Marriage on UK Street
Elderly Preacher Roughed Up, Arrested for Preaching Biblical Marriage on UK Street

From prisoner to pastor: How churches can support second chances - Jon Kelly
From prisoner to pastor: How churches can support second chances - Jon Kelly

Gunmen raid Baptist church service in Nigeria, abduct 4 worshipers; 1 killed
Gunmen raid Baptist church service in Nigeria, abduct 4 worshipers; 1 killed

'Magic Is Not Christian': Gen Z, Millennials Seek Spiritual Guidance in Tarot Cards - What Does the Bible Say?
'Magic Is Not Christian': Gen Z, Millennials Seek Spiritual Guidance in Tarot Cards - What Does the Bible Say?

Family Accused of Being 'Covert' Christian Missionaries in Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jewish Community
Family Accused of Being 'Covert' Christian Missionaries in Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jewish Community

America’s Achilles’ heel: Powerless sermons and prayerless churches - Shane Idleman
America’s Achilles’ heel: Powerless sermons and prayerless churches - Shane Idleman

What we learned when Joy Behar called ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner ‘he’ - Micheal Brown
What we learned when Joy Behar called ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner ‘he’ - Micheal Brown

Megachurch pastor who confessed to sin of pride resigns
Megachurch pastor who confessed to sin of pride resigns

Top Muslim political leader arrested for allegedly aiding 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings
Top Muslim political leader arrested for allegedly aiding 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings

Church reveals fired worship director solicited nude photos from teenager
Church reveals fired worship director solicited nude photos from teenager

Church Forced to Cancel Event with Conservative Activist Charlie Kirk after Receiving Threats of Violence
Church Forced to Cancel Event with Conservative Activist Charlie Kirk after Receiving Threats of Violence

India suffers 'meltdown' as COVID deaths surge; Christian group calls for prayer
India suffers 'meltdown' as COVID deaths surge; Christian group calls for prayer

WWE Wrestler 'The Undertaker' Talks About His Spiritual Journey and 'Living Life for God'
WWE Wrestler 'The Undertaker' Talks About His Spiritual Journey and 'Living Life for God'

Churches Are Essential and 'Necessary for the Health' of the Public, New Law Says
Churches Are Essential and 'Necessary for the Health' of the Public, New Law Says

What you can do to help a stressed out generation - Jason Jimenez
What you can do to help a stressed out generation - Jason Jimenez

Christian University Faculty Revolt After Board Affirms Biblical Sexuality
Christian University Faculty Revolt After Board Affirms Biblical Sexuality

Strangers Help Homeless Man Get Back On His Feet
Strangers Help Homeless Man Get Back On His Feet

Conservatives plan for a new church after United Methodism splits over homosexuality debate
Conservatives plan for a new church after United Methodism splits over homosexuality debate

Overcoming an anxious mind - Skip Heitzig
Overcoming an anxious mind - Skip Heitzig

Biden admin. appeals ruling protecting religious hospitals from transgender surgery mandate
Biden admin. appeals ruling protecting religious hospitals from transgender surgery mandate

Christian university faculty issues vote of no confidence after board upholds biblical hiring policy
Christian university faculty issues vote of no confidence after board upholds biblical hiring policy

Georgia Church Elders Under Fire for Expelling Divorced Woman Who Came Out as Lesbian
Georgia Church Elders Under Fire for Expelling Divorced Woman Who Came Out as Lesbian

Christian leaders form new site to 'stop corporate tyranny'
Christian leaders form new site to 'stop corporate tyranny'

Christian Businessman Is Executed by ISIS in Egypt
Christian Businessman Is Executed by ISIS in Egypt

China's closure of Catholic orphanages for disabled children betrays hope of Vatican Agreement: Priest
China's closure of Catholic orphanages for disabled children betrays hope of Vatican Agreement: Priest

COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not the Mark of the Beast, Greg Laurie Says: 'There Can't Be a Mark without an Antichrist'
COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not the Mark of the Beast, Greg Laurie Says: 'There Can't Be a Mark without an Antichrist'

Pastor 'deeply sorry' for sermon telling women to keep slim, be sexually available in marriage
Pastor 'deeply sorry' for sermon telling women to keep slim, be sexually available in marriage

35 Christians Arrested for Their Faith After Soldiers Raid Prayer Meetings in Eritrea
35 Christians Arrested for Their Faith After Soldiers Raid Prayer Meetings in Eritrea

Oldest American Supercentenarian Passes Into Eternity - Her Secret to Longevity? 'Living for the Lord'
Oldest American Supercentenarian Passes Into Eternity - Her Secret to Longevity? 'Living for the Lord'

Progressive Christian leaders call for abolishing Senate filibuster blocking Biden's agenda
Progressive Christian leaders call for abolishing Senate filibuster blocking Biden's agenda

5K attend first indoor services at Rock Church in over 1 year; pastor says it feels like 'Christmas'
5K attend first indoor services at Rock Church in over 1 year; pastor says it feels like 'Christmas'

Planned Parenthood condemns founder's tie to white supremacy; pro-lifers call it 'fake reckoning'
Planned Parenthood condemns founder's tie to white supremacy; pro-lifers call it 'fake reckoning'

Catholic priests group backs bill requiring Christian adoption agencies to place kids with LGBT adults
Catholic priests group backs bill requiring Christian adoption agencies to place kids with LGBT adults

Revival Breaks Out at Nashville-Area Church with 1,000 Baptisms: It's Solely a 'Movement of God'
Revival Breaks Out at Nashville-Area Church with 1,000 Baptisms: It's Solely a 'Movement of God'

Sexual abstinence and 'purity culture' are often conflated but aren't the same, Tim Keller explains
Sexual abstinence and 'purity culture' are often conflated but aren't the same, Tim Keller explains

Iran releases Christian convert imprisoned for ‘membership in evangelistic group’
Iran releases Christian convert imprisoned for ‘membership in evangelistic group’

Prince Philip’s funeral in hallowed St. George’s Chapel was thoroughly Christian
Prince Philip’s funeral in hallowed St. George’s Chapel was thoroughly Christian

Lebanon, a haven for Christianity, on the brink of collapse if world fails to act, experts warn
Lebanon, a haven for Christianity, on the brink of collapse if world fails to act, experts warn

78 Percent of Practicing Christians Say They Usually Feel Inspired after Worshipping God: Survey
78 Percent of Practicing Christians Say They Usually Feel Inspired after Worshipping God: Survey

Pastor who predicted end to Trump's presidency says God’s going to 'reimburse' black Americans
Pastor who predicted end to Trump's presidency says God’s going to 'reimburse' black Americans

Canadian Pastor Could Face 1 Year in Jail for Leading Easter Worship Service
Canadian Pastor Could Face 1 Year in Jail for Leading Easter Worship Service

California pastor slams America's 'lukewarm Church': 'Race, sexuality became idols'
California pastor slams America's 'lukewarm Church': 'Race, sexuality became idols'

Violence and the kingdom quest - Wallace B. Henley
Violence and the kingdom quest - Wallace B. Henley

Canadian Pastor Holds Service in Undisclosed Location after Officials Barricade Church
Canadian Pastor Holds Service in Undisclosed Location after Officials Barricade Church

Megachurch leader who allegedly made sex videos with minors to face trial in September
Megachurch leader who allegedly made sex videos with minors to face trial in September

Brazil Town Is Building a Massive Statue of Jesus That's Bigger Than Rio's
Brazil Town Is Building a Massive Statue of Jesus That's Bigger Than Rio's

Mother of Seven Wounded, Loses Family for Becoming Christian
Mother of Seven Wounded, Loses Family for Becoming Christian

Christian Schools Fight Back, Say LGBT Suit Would Strip Students of 'Much-Needed Financial Aid'
Christian Schools Fight Back, Say LGBT Suit Would Strip Students of 'Much-Needed Financial Aid'

Bad news in Supreme Court’s ruling on behalf of religious liberty - Michael Brown
Bad news in Supreme Court’s ruling on behalf of religious liberty - Michael Brown

Representative Dan Crenshaw Requests Prayers following Emergency Eye Surgery
Representative Dan Crenshaw Requests Prayers following Emergency Eye Surgery

'Victory': Supreme Court Blocks California Restrictions on At-Home Bible Studies
'Victory': Supreme Court Blocks California Restrictions on At-Home Bible Studies

Remembering Rapper DMX and His Pandemic Bible Study, Asking Followers to Receive Jesus
Remembering Rapper DMX and His Pandemic Bible Study, Asking Followers to Receive Jesus

5 ways to make an aging congregation younger - Thom S. Rainer
5 ways to make an aging congregation younger - Thom S. Rainer

Why can’t a parent marry their adult child? - Michael Brown
Why can’t a parent marry their adult child? - Michael Brown

Don’t define the finish line - Jimmy Page
Don’t define the finish line - Jimmy Page

Will you pay the price for a national awakening? - Shane Idleman
Will you pay the price for a national awakening? - Shane Idleman

40 Percent of Evangelicals Rarely or Never Go to Church: Study
40 Percent of Evangelicals Rarely or Never Go to Church: Study

'I Was an Ambassador for Satan': How God Used Alice Cooper to Deliver This High Priestess of White Witchcraft

8 Christians kidnapped from Nigerian church bus released: 'Glory be to Jesus'
8 Christians kidnapped from Nigerian church bus released: 'Glory be to Jesus'

2 Pakistani Christian nurses charged with blasphemy, could face life in prison
2 Pakistani Christian nurses charged with blasphemy, could face life in prison

Pastor jailed in Laos for over 1 year released, convicted of 'disrupting unity'
Pastor jailed in Laos for over 1 year released, convicted of 'disrupting unity'

China Forcing Detained Christians to Undergo 'Basement Brainwashing Sessions'
China Forcing Detained Christians to Undergo 'Basement Brainwashing Sessions'

Contributors defend devotional book asking God for help to 'hate white people'
Contributors defend devotional book asking God for help to 'hate white people'

The Sabbath – A gift from God - Jerry Newcombe
The Sabbath – A gift from God - Jerry Newcombe

Women, your silence and submission are not your virtues - Meghan Schanz
Women, your silence and submission are not your virtues - Meghan Schanz

Canadian church shut down, fenced off for not complying with COVID-19 lockdown orders
Canadian church shut down, fenced off for not complying with COVID-19 lockdown orders

Prince Philip ‘persuaded’ Queen Elizabeth to talk about her Christian faith in public broadcasts
Prince Philip ‘persuaded’ Queen Elizabeth to talk about her Christian faith in public broadcasts

Supreme Court orders California to lift restrictions on at-home worship gatherings
Supreme Court orders California to lift restrictions on at-home worship gatherings

An open letter to the depressed Christian
An open letter to the depressed Christian

Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion Should Be Excommunicated, Cardinal Says
Catholic Politicians Who Support Abortion Should Be Excommunicated, Cardinal Says

Alabama allows voters to opt out of ‘So Help Me God’ oath on voter registration form
Alabama allows voters to opt out of ‘So Help Me God’ oath on voter registration form

SBC officer criticizes pastor for praising wife’s preaching
SBC officer criticizes pastor for praising wife’s preaching

Former Desiring God writer Paul Maxwell announces he's no longer Christian
Former Desiring God writer Paul Maxwell announces he's no longer Christian

Ex porn star turned Christian says pure thought life essential to combating lust
Ex porn star turned Christian says pure thought life essential to combating lust

DMX dies from heart attack at 50; rapper remembered as a ‘warrior’
DMX dies from heart attack at 50; rapper remembered as a ‘warrior’

After guiding students through Falwell sex scandal, Liberty U campus pastor resigns
After guiding students through Falwell sex scandal, Liberty U campus pastor resigns

How a former street kid who lived a ‘miserable’ life overcame it all — and is delivering true hope to at-risk kids
How a former street kid who lived a ‘miserable’ life overcame it all — and is delivering true hope to at-risk kids

ORU coach and seminary grad Paul Mills sees the basketball court as his mission field
ORU coach and seminary grad Paul Mills sees the basketball court as his mission field

Justin Bieber Shares Gospel, Condemns Cancel Culture in New Song 'Afraid to Say'
Justin Bieber Shares Gospel, Condemns Cancel Culture in New Song 'Afraid to Say'

In ‘Billy Graham: The Man I Knew,’ Greg Laurie paints a human portrait of famed evangelist
In ‘Billy Graham: The Man I Knew,’ Greg Laurie paints a human portrait of famed evangelist

Why compromising with the Equality Act falls short - John Stonestreet and Timothy D Padgett
Why compromising with the Equality Act falls short - John Stonestreet and Timothy D Padgett

A challenge to keep on praying for non-believing loved ones - Chuck Lawless
A challenge to keep on praying for non-believing loved ones - Chuck Lawless

Christians across the Country Are Leaving the SBC for Other Denominations
Christians across the Country Are Leaving the SBC for Other Denominations

Pennsylvania 'church' founder sentenced to 12 years in prison for labor trafficking, fraud
Pennsylvania 'church' founder sentenced to 12 years in prison for labor trafficking, fraud

Canadian pastor says attacks on church services bring back memories of communism
Canadian pastor says attacks on church services bring back memories of communism

Christian wedding photographer sues New York over LGBT anti-discrimination law
Christian wedding photographer sues New York over LGBT anti-discrimination law

Psaki dodges question about Equality Act's implications for Catholics: 'Difference of opinion'

40 Percent of White Evangelical Protestants Say They Will Likely Not Get Vaccinated

UK LP leader apologizes for visiting church that adheres to Christian doctrine on sex after LGBT backlash

Trump cheered by evangelical church attendees during Easter service in Florida

Why the Church must fight anti-Semitism in all of its forms
Why the Church must fight anti-Semitism in all of its forms

What it takes to come back to God - Kelly Williams
What it takes to come back to God - Kelly Williams

God shed His grace on us, now we need His mercy - Allen Jackson
God shed His grace on us, now we need His mercy - Allen Jackson

Who will form our children’s worldview? - Wallace B. Henley

Why $15 minimum wage is bad policy, has no biblical support - Nathan Cherry

How she fought back after assault by Hillsong Church administrator
How she fought back after assault by Hillsong Church administrator

Hundreds attend prayer vigil after rapper DMX goes on life support; celebrities offer prayers
Hundreds attend prayer vigil after rapper DMX goes on life support; celebrities offer prayers

Michigan university can't punish Christian club for requiring leaders be Christian, Judge rules
Michigan university can't punish Christian club for requiring leaders be Christian, Judge rules

What does the Bible say about money, death and taxes? - Jim Denison
What does the Bible say about money, death and taxes? - Jim Denison

Franklin Graham Wins U.K. Discrimination Suit against Town That Banned Bus Ads
Franklin Graham Wins U.K. Discrimination Suit against Town That Banned Bus Ads

Prison Fellowship ranked 6th-best nonprofit to work for in US by business newspaper
Prison Fellowship ranked 6th-best nonprofit to work for in US by business newspaper

Pastor tells congregants ‘take them stupid masks off’ during Easter service
Pastor tells congregants ‘take them stupid masks off’ during Easter service

Chinese Christians tortured in 'brainwashing' camps: 'Death starts to look better'
Chinese Christians tortured in 'brainwashing' camps: 'Death starts to look better'

US Senator, Revd Warnock, deletes tweet claiming people can save themselves, Easter transcends Jesus' resurrection
US Senator, Revd Warnock, deletes tweet claiming people can save themselves, Easter transcends Jesus' resurrection

'Get Out! You Nazis!': Pastor Kicks Canadian Mask-Enforcing Officials out of His Church during Passover Service
'Get Out! You Nazis!': Pastor Kicks Canadian Mask-Enforcing Officials out of His Church during Passover Service

Ex-Atheist Breaks Down 4 Reasons Why Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Are Absolute FACT
Ex-Atheist Breaks Down 4 Reasons Why Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Are Absolute FACT

Four Theories that Try to Explain Away Christ's Resurrection – and Why They Don't Add Up

Church accuses London police of ‘brutally exceeding their powers’ after shutting down service
Church accuses London police of ‘brutally exceeding their powers’ after shutting down service

Christians in Indian village beaten, forced to reconvert to tribal religions
Christians in Indian village beaten, forced to reconvert to tribal religions

No matter how you slice it, the resurrection of Jesus is a miracle - Robin Schumacher
No matter how you slice it, the resurrection of Jesus is a miracle - Robin Schumacher

Greatest mistake of the devil: Crucifying Jesus - Oscar Amaechina
Greatest mistake of the devil: Crucifying Jesus - Oscar Amaechina

How death of 20th century rabbi helps case of resurrection of Jesus - Micheal Brown
How death of 20th century rabbi helps case of resurrection of Jesus - Micheal Brown

Remains of kidnapped evangelical missionary recovered in Mali
Remains of kidnapped evangelical missionary recovered in Mali

Priest calls cops on maskless pregnant mom holding baby at mass; police threaten arrest

Bishop Who Refused to Permit Same-Sex Marriage Blessings Leaves U.S. Episcopal Church

'I feel bad that I was born Jewish.' – Jesus

Texas college students harassed for hosting Bible verse Easter egg hunt on campus
Texas college students harassed for hosting Bible verse Easter egg hunt on campus

Evangelical CEO Dave Ramsey’s company fired employees who had premarital sex
Evangelical CEO Dave Ramsey’s company fired employees who had premarital sex

Bible Would Be Tennessee's 'Official State Book' under Resolution Passed by House
Bible Would Be Tennessee's 'Official State Book' under Resolution Passed by House

55 Percent of Republican Catholics Say Biden Should Be Denied Communion

Colorado town refuses to take down veterans' memorial after groups complain about its Christian message

Fewer than 50% of Americans have formal church membership for first time in 80 years

LGBT Students Ask Court to Overturn the Government's 'Religious Exemption' for Christian Schools

Catholic Bishop known for LGBT advocacy comes out in support of the Equality Act

Woman Sentenced to Prison for Threatening to Bomb Catholic School over Support for Same-Sex Weddings

University of Rhode Island professor under fire for criticizing trans movement
University of Rhode Island professor under fire for criticizing trans movement

Arkansas Governor Signs Law Protecting Religious Rights of Physicians, Healthcare Organizations

8 Nigerian Christians abducted from church bus: 'Best we can do is pray'

Nike files copyright lawsuit over ‘Satan shoes’ collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X

Governor Kristi Neom Blasts Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes': 'We Are in a Fight for the Soul of Our Nation'

Supreme Court to hear Kentucky abortion case as Republican attorney general looks to intervene

Court docs show slain pastor’s widow slept with alleged killer while he was on mission trip

Supreme Court rejects appeal from church threatened with closure by Chicago gov't

Court sides with Christian prof. who refused to call trans student by preferred pronoun

Palm Sunday suicide bombing injures worshipers at Indonesian cathedral

Chinese authorities seize church property days after raiding house church

Have we separated finances from faith? - Dan Celia

Palm Sunday and the Gospel? - Kelly Williams

The bigoted call to ban ORU from the NCAA - Dr. Michael Brown

Britney Spears Is Not a Thing (She's a Person)

Are you a fool according to the Bible?

Islamist Terrorists Threaten to Execute Pastor in Nigeria

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The Equality Act: What to Know and What to Do



Late last week, Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced the Equality Act, a grave threat to religious liberty and conscience rights that would, in effect, erase all legal distinctions between male and female in public life. The Equality Act would make gender identity and sexual orientation protected classes under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, forcing compliance in areas such as public accommodation and education.

Until the GOP lost majority in the Senate, there wasn’t much of a chance of the Equality Act becoming law. The outcome of the Senate runoff races in Georgia made it much more practical for President Biden to keep his promise of signing the Equality Act into law. Of course, its fate in the Democrat-controlled House was never really in...More



 

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Islamist Terrorists Threaten to Execute Pastor in Nigeria



A pastor abducted from northeastern Nigeria by Islamic extremist militants reportedly says in a video that they will kill him on Wednesday (March 3) if their ransom demands are not met.

In the video sent to Nigerian online news outlet Human Angle, pastor Bulus Yikura of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) pleads for government and Christian leaders to secure his release. Human Angle reported today that the video came from the Abubakar Shekau-led faction of Boko Haram, which in 2015 formally aligned with the Islamic State and changed its name to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

“I’m calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Borno to help me, because I have been given a one-week ultimatum today, Feb. 24,” Pastor Yikura reportedly says in the video. “If you want me alive, I beg you in your capacity as president, the governor...More



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Are you a fool according to the Bible?



As defined by the Scriptures, a fool is not someone who is uneducated or a person with a low IQ. Rather, a fool is someone who is deeply deficient spiritually and morally. As summed up in Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Are you a fool according to the Bible? Am I? Let’s look at just a few of the characteristics of the fool as laid out in Proverbs.

1) “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice” (Proverbs 12:15).

The fool is always right in his (or her eyes), never willing to take correction, never willing to listen to sound advice, never willing to acknowledge error or wrong.

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Britney Spears Is Not a Thing (She's a Person)

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the combined property dispute cases between The Episcopal Church and a breakaway Anglican diocese, the Diocese of Fort Worth and All Saints' Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth.

According to the lawsuit and its ruling, after a denominational schism in 2008 over the increased acceptance of members of the LGBTQ community in leadership positions, a majority of the Fort Worth diocesan leadership voted to break off from The Episcopal Church. This led to a slew of legal disputes over $100 million in properties owned by the diocese. After years of litigation, in 2020, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Diocese of Fort Worth leading The Episcopal Church to appeal the case to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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California lawmakers have introduced a new bill that, if passed, would fine retailers $1,000 for having separate sections for boys and girls instead of putting all of their products together, Faithwire reports.

The legislation, which was introduced by Democrat Assembly members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia last week, seeks to push for inclusivity by having all toys, clothing, and other kid-oriented products arranged in a “gender-neutral” manner.

Despite the requirement, retailers will still be able to sell their current products, but they would have to put all of the gender-based products together instead of separate sections because of sex.

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Last summer, outside a California courtroom, a group of protestors gathered, marched, chanted, took lots of selfies, and held signs that read, “Free Britney.” Footage from that day now comprises the opening scene of a newly released New York Times documentary about Britney Spears, the pop music star who rose to fame as barely a teenager in the early 2000s.

Spears is now in the middle of a legal battle over control of her financial estate. Her genuinely tragic story begins with her parents’ insistence on making Britney a star at an extremely young age. Having achieved that goal, her innocent “bubble gum pop” persona turned into something far less innocent. After spending much of her career attempting to outdo her previous sexual explicitness, Britney Spears has spiraled into ongoing and severe mental health issues, worsened by broken relationships,...More



 

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Spears is now in the middle of a legal battle over control of her financial estate. Her genuinely tragic story begins with her parents’ insistence on making Britney a star at an extremely young age. Having achieved that goal, her innocent “bubble gum pop” persona turned into something far less innocent. After spending much of her career attempting to outdo her previous sexual explicitness, Britney Spears has spiraled into ongoing and severe mental health issues, worsened by broken relationships, and constantly being stalked by paparazzi.

Objectifying others is not only a sin itself, it leads to other sins. Pride, contempt, jealousy, adultery, murder, sexual predation, even self-harming behaviors like drug abuse and sexual promiscuity are all rooted in seeing and using people, even ourselves, as objects instead of Image-bearers.


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Mon, March 01, 2021 11:04pm
 
Online retailer Amazon has removed scholar Ryan Anderson's book critiquing the transgender movement in its latest move suppressing conservative thought on LGBT issues.

Anderson, formerly a scholar at the Heritage Foundation, is the new president of the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His 2018 book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, explores the meaning of human embodiment and public policy considerations related to transgender issues.

He only found out about the removal of his book from the world’s largest retailer after he was told that people were trying to purchase it and that it disappeared.

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Mon, March 01, 2021 11:23pm
 
As Easter approaches, more than 30,000 people have signed a petition asking Cadbury Crème Eggs to remove an advertisement featuring a same-sex kiss.

The United Kingdom-based chocolatier Cadbury released an advertisement on Jan. 4 celebrating the 50th anniversary of its signature Crème Eggs, referring to the occasion as a “golden goobilee.”

The commercial, which runs for nearly a minute, demonstrates several ways to consume and prepare the chocolate eggs, highlighting “lickers,” “bakers,” “eggsperts,” “dippers” and “discreaters.”

A roughly six-second segment from the latter portion of the commercial, which targets “sharers,” has received significant blowback from social conservatives.

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Mon, March 01, 2021 11:28pm
 
The pastor of a church in Canada remains in police custody for the fourth day on Saturday after being charged with violating Alberta’s COVID-19 rules and refusing to comply with his bail conditions.

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, who remained in custody as of early Saturday, held services for three consecutive weeks after the church was ordered to close at the end of January for reportedly violating restrictions on maximum gathering capacity and not following physical distancing, according to CTV News Edmonton.

Police initially arrested Coates after he held services for a second time, on charges of allegedly violating the Public Health Act, but later released him after serving an undertaking with conditions.

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Mon, March 01, 2021 11:33pm
 
...The mark of a successful person is his or her ability to see problems as opportunities instead of obstacles. And the most important lessons take place not when you celebrate the good times but persevere during the bad ones. Indeed, that’s why the bad times make the good times so good!

If you know anything about the birth of baby giraffes, you’ll know that the first parts to emerge are its front hooves and head. Then the entire calf appears, tumbles three metres to the ground, and lands on its back. Within seconds the baby rolls over and stands, struggling to move those gangly, untried legs. Then sometimes, an amazing thing happens. The mother giraffe positions herself directly over her newborn calf, looks it over, kicks it, and sends it sprawling. If it doesn’t get up—she kicks it again! And when it grows tired of the struggle, she kicks it again to stimulate its effort to...More



 

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Tue, March 02, 2021 8:53am
 
Managing anger in your marriage



It would be nice if all conflicts were as insignificant as which way the toilet tissue is supposed to hang. But many offenses in marriage are far from trivial. Few couples escape the conflicts that result from differences in family backgrounds, personalities, or perspectives. No matter how our marriages grow in maturity, we always seem to find ways to hurt each other, either intentionally or unintentionally. And with every offense comes pain.

Hurt leaves us wide open and upsets our equilibrium. We feel as if our hearts have been torn out and our spirits brutalized. Sometimes we don’t recognize the inner pain right away; other times, we just try to hide it. We don’t tell our spouses when they have wounded us because we don’t want to appear vulnerable; we suppress the hurt and act as if nothing...More



 

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Tue, March 02, 2021 3:35pm
 
Two keys to understanding God and evil



It’s the number one intellectual reason people use to stiff-arm God. Scottish skeptic David Hume articulates the issue this way:

“Is He willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then He is impotent. Is He able, but not willing? Then He is malevolent. Is He both able and willing? Whence then is evil?”

Hume definitely isn’t alone in his reasoning. Nobody seems to have a problem with having a God who ensures only good things happen, but nearly everyone chokes on the idea that God and bad things can exist together.

The Bible, however, says otherwise in an unapologetic fashion. And it does so for good reason.

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Wed, March 03, 2021 11:17am
 
Why Doesn't Success Satisfy the Soul?



In celebration of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday some years back, ESPN senior writer Wright Thompson spent some time with M.J. Thompson gives the sense that Jordan isn't happy. “I would give up everything now to go back and play the game of basketball,” Jordan laments. When asked how he copes with the devastating fact that he will never be who he was, Jordan states, “You don't. You learn to live with it.”

FAME AND GLORY ARE FLEETING

Thompson continues, “Jordan might have stopped playing basketball, but the rage is still there. The fire remains, which is why he searches for release ... the man has left the court, but the addictions won't leave the man.”

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Student Suspended from New York-Based University for Opposing Transgenderism



A student from a university in New York has reportedly been suspended for asserting that ‘a man is a man, a woman is a woman’..

Owen Stevens of State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo was reportedly suspended from the school’s field teaching program due to his outspoken conservative views on biological sex in multiple videos on his Instagram account.

“A man is a man, a woman is a woman,” Stevens said in one video last November. “A man is not a woman, and a woman is not a man.”

“Let me be VERY clear, Facts don’t care about your feelings,” he wrote in the caption.

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Thu, March 04, 2021 12:46am
 
Venezuelan Christians forced to eat pages of the Bible, have 'crosses' etched into their bodies



At least four Christian men recently suffered serious injuries after they were stabbed, forced to eat pages of the Bible, and had “crosses” etched into their skin by eight hooded men, according to a persecution watchdog organization. The attack by men suspected to be criminals from a drug gang took place at Restoration House in the city of Libertador on Feb. 16, Open Doors reported Friday. Restoration House is a church-led drug rehabilitation center in Venezuela’s Mérida State. The charity, which works with persecuted churches in over 60 nations, explained that Christians, who deter people from criminal lifestyles, are often seen as a threat to the illegal...More



 

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Thu, March 04, 2021 12:50am
 
During last Thursday's House Debate over the Equality Act, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York asserted that “God's will is no concern of this Congress,” after a fellow Congressman opposed the measure by pointing to God and the Bible.

Rep. Greg Stuebe (R-FL), asserted during his remarks on the House floor that the Equality Act, which the House later passed, is contradictory to the Bible.

Stuebe noted that “the gender confusion that exists in our culture today is a clear rejection of God’s good design.”

“Whenever a nation’s laws no longer reflect the standards of God, that nation is in rebellion against Him and will inevitably bear the consequences,” he asserted. “And I think we are seeing the consequences of rejecting God in our country today. And this bill speaks directly against what is laid out in Scripture.”

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Thu, March 04, 2021 1:32pm
 
According to legend, British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham once saw a distinguished-looking woman in a hotel foyer. Believing he knew her but unable to remember her name, he paused to talk with her. As the two chatted, he vaguely recollected that she had a brother. Hoping for a clue, he asked how her brother was doing and whether he was still working at the same job. “Oh, he’s very well,” she said, “And still king.”

A case of mistaken identity can be embarrassing, as it was for Sir Beecham.

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Thu, March 04, 2021 1:37pm
 
A Missouri pastor who told women in his congregation to keep slim, wear makeup and be sexually available for their husbands to keep their marriages healthy is now under investigation by his denomination and is “seeking professional counseling” after backlash over his advice.

First General Baptist Church in Malden announced Tuesday that their embattled Pastor, Stewart-Allen Clark, has also “taken a leave of absence” in the wake of the controversial statements he made in a Feb. 21 sermon.

“As of March 2, 2021, Pastor Stewart-Allen Clark has taken a leave of absence and is seeking professional counseling,” a statement on the church’s website said.

First General Baptist Church is a member of the General Baptist denomination, which announced in a statement on Monday that Clarke’s message was not consistent with their values.


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Fri, March 05, 2021 1:48pm
 
In today's Our Daily Bread devotional for today, March 5, the text is Ecclesiastes 6:12;7:13–14

So, I read Ecclesiastes 6 - 7.

I found Ecclesiastes 7 so weighty and thought-provoking. Below are some shocking verses:

Ec:7:2: It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

Ec:7:3: Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

Ec:7:4: The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Ec:7:5: It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.

Ec:7:6: For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.


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Fri, March 05, 2021 1:57pm
 
According to Chinese legend, when Sai Weng lost one of his prized horses, his neighbor expressed sorrow for his loss. But Sai Weng was unconcerned. He said, “Who knows if it may be a good thing for me?” Surprisingly, the lost horse returned home with another horse. As the neighbor congratulated him, Sai Weng said, “Who knows if it may be a bad thing for me?” As it turned out, his son broke his leg when he rode on the new horse. This seemed like a misfortune, until the army arrived at the village to recruit all able-bodied men to fight in the war. Because of the son’s injury, he wasn’t recruited, which ultimately could have spared him from death.


What a story!

Romans 8:28: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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Fri, March 05, 2021 2:02pm
 
Can Obamacare Force Christian Doctors to Perform Transgender Surgery? Court Decides!



A federal appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments in a major religious liberty case that could determine whether Christian doctors and religious hospitals can be forced to perform sex-reassignment surgery and treat gender dysphoria under Obamacare.

At issue is a 2016 Obama-era interpretation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that prohibits doctors and healthcare facilities from discriminating on the basis of gender identity, which is defined as an individual’s “internal sense of gender, which may be male, female, neither, or a combination of male and female.” Under the rule, doctors and healthcare facilities are required to treat gender dysphoria and...More



 

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Fri, March 05, 2021 2:13pm
 
America's Largest Christian Adoption Agency Will Now Work with LGBTQ Parents: The Peril of Separating Values from Actions



Bethany Christian Services is the largest Christian adoption agency in the United States. This week, the organization announced that it would begin providing its services to LGBTQ parents nationwide. Their decision is in response to requirements from various states that agencies serve such couples to maintain their governmental contracts.

In 2007, the organization specified that “God’s design for the family is a covenant and lifelong marriage of one man and one woman.” However, two years ago, the Michigan chapter changed its policy to begin placing foster children with same-sex couples.

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Fri, March 05, 2021 2:49pm
 
Nigerian pastor freed by Boko Haram hours before execution: ‘I thank God’



Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria freed a Christian pastor on Wednesday evening who had been held captive since Christmas Eve, just hours before the ransom deadline expired and he was to be executed.

Security sources told the Nigerian online newspaper Premium Times that Pastor Bulus Yikura, who was abducted during an attack in the Chibok local government area of the Borno state on Dec. 24, has been released. A Premium Times reporter claimed to have seen the pastor being transported to a state security office around 6:15 p.m. local time.

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Sat, March 06, 2021 12:42am
 
Largest Muslim population nation names evangelical Christian as head of police



Indonesia has named an evangelical Christian as the new national police chief, marking the first time in nearly 50 years that a member of the religious minority has held the post in the Muslim-majority nation.

According to UCA News, Commissioner General Listyo Sigit Prabowo, 52, was sworn in on Jan. 27 as police chief, succeeding Gen. Idham Azis who retired on Feb.1. A Protestant, Listyo is the first Christian to hold the post in nearly 50 years and only the third since Indonesia declared independence in August 1945.

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Sat, March 06, 2021 10:37pm
 
18-year old Justin Duggar gets married: ‘Thankful for love of Christ that has brought our lives together’



Justin Duggar of the famous Duggar family married his longtime friend, Claire Spivey, after a three-month engagement.

Duggar took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of his first kiss with his new bride in a preview of the couple's recent wedding.

"Wedding sneak peek!!" “The Counting On star” commented on the video, which was created by videographer Gabriel Johnson.

According to People, Duggar, 18, and Spivey, 19, tied the knot on Friday, following their engagement announcement in November.

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Sat, March 06, 2021 10:58pm
 
Tennessee, Mississippi Ban Transgender Athletes from Competing in Girls' Sports



During the first week of March, two Republican-led states passed bills banning biological male, transgender athletes from competing in female sports.

On Monday, The Tennessee Senate passed SB 228, sponsored by Republican Sen. Joey Hensley, in a vote of 27-6. An accompanying bill in the State’s House, introduced by Republican Rep. Scott Cepicky, is still yet to be voted on.

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Sat, March 06, 2021 11:03pm
 
Immigrants have more stable families than native-born Americans: study

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Immigrant families tend to be more stable than families of native-born Americans, a new analysis of census data by the Institute of Family Studies shows, and it’s not because of money or education.

While higher incomes and education are known to drive family stability, the analysis presented Wednesday by Wendy Wang, the institute’s director of research, found that immigrants tend to have a more stable family life than native-born Americans because they are more likely than native-born Americans to embrace a culture...More



 

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Sat, March 06, 2021 11:24pm
 
Should You Avoid the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine?



This story brings “getting a dose of your own medicine” to a new level: months after donating $1 million to help develop the Moderna vaccine, Dolly Parton received her shot of the vaccine this week. She also recorded a version of her classic song “Jolene” before receiving her shot, singing, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate.”

In other vaccine news, the newly approved Johnson & Johnson (J&J) single-dose vaccine is “absolutely” a game-changer, according to a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. “We should all be encouraged that we now have three excellent vaccines available to administer to Americans all across this country,” he said. “I expect we’ll be moving a lot faster with J&J on...More



 

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Sat, March 06, 2021 11:32pm
 
Twitch gets blasted for celebrating 'womxn' instead of Women's History Month



Streaming platform Twitch is coming under fire for tweeting that March is “Womxn’s History Month” and spelling the word women with the letter x instead of an e to be more inclusive.

The tweet, which has since been taken down, read: "March is Womxn’s History Month, Join us in celebrating and supporting all the Womxn creating their own worlds, building their communities, and leading the way on Twitch,” according to the Daily Caller.

In an accompanying blog post, Twitch added that the streaming platform “is a place where creators can build their world and have their voice heard. And womxn are doing that live, every day.”

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Sat, March 06, 2021 11:39pm
 
Following outcry from across the ideological spectrum, Twitch apologized for the tweet on Tuesday, writing that they “want to assure you that we have, and will continue to, work with the LGBTQIA+ community. We're still learning."

"Our good intentions don't always equate to positive impact, but we're committed to growing from these experiences, doing better, and ensuring we're inclusive to all," the company said.

The use of “womxn” has appeared in influential fora in recent months, with its proponents insisting that the word fosters greater inclusion.

In September 2020, TedxLondon announced that “TedxLondonWomxn” was returning in a virtual format and invited followers to participate in a short quiz to share their thoughts and ideas to help them steer future programming.

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Sat, March 06, 2021 11:41pm
 
Court orders pastor to remain in jail until May trial for violating COVID-19 restrictions



A church pastor arrested last month and charged with violating COVID-19 rules on maximum gathering capacity will remain behind bars until the trial begins in early May, a Canadian judge has ruled.

The Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Peter Michalyshyn ruled Friday that Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church must remain in jail until his trial, scheduled to take place from May 3 to May 5, in Alberta Provincial Court in Stony Plain.

Pastor Coates was detained at the Edmonton Remand Centre on Feb. 16. He has refused to agree to bail conditions that he does not attend or conduct services at GraceLife Church unless they comply with government guidelines requiring capacity limits and social distancing.

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Sun, March 07, 2021 10:17pm
 
Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christian town overrun by ISIS: Death never has the 'last word'



Pope Francis visited the ruins of Mosul and a Christian community damaged by the Islamic State during the third day of his historic visit to Iraq Sunday. The day earlier, the pontiff visited the birthplace of Abraham, met with a prominent Shia cleric and gave a sermon in Baghdad.

“How cruel it is that this country, the cradle of civilization, should have been afflicted by so barbarous a blow, with ancient places of worship destroyed,” the 84-year-old pope said Sunday, according to Reuters, as he met with Muslim and Christian residents in a destroyed portion of Mosul Sunday.

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Sun, March 07, 2021 10:24pm
 
Fake definitions



Deep in the false and fevered swamps of fake news and fake history resides a third mendacious denizen — fake definitions. Appearing first with a hiss in the Garden of old (“Did God really say?”), fake definitions have become the mother’s milk of Leftist progressives.

Their aim is to recast generally understood words and cultural concepts — treating the common understanding as pejoratively as possible. The Left’s targets are those things not conforming to their political agenda. Therefore, efforts at fiscal responsibility are labeled “draconian” and “mean-spirited.” Those seeking to preserve historic moral imperatives and a Biblical understanding of marriage and human sexuality are “homophobic.“ Those adhering to a Biblical ethic of human life (especially toward the unborn) are “sexist” or...More



 

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Mon, March 08, 2021 9:33am
 
RZIM plans to change name, remove Ravi Zacharias' content from website

Christian apologist and author Ravi Zacharias speaks to tens of thousands of young adults in Atlanta's Philips Arena on Sunday, January 3, 2016. | Courtesy of Passion Conference/Phil Sanders

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries intends to change the name of the organization following the release of an investigative report last month indicating that the Christian apologist was accused of “sexting, unwanted touching, spiritual abuse, and rape."

In a statement Saturday, RZIM CEO and Zacharias' daughter, Sarah Davis, provided what she described as the first of periodic updates highlighting the “steps we are taking as we seek to walk a path of repentance, restitution, learning, and serving.”

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Mon, March 08, 2021 9:40am
 
Oklahoma House passes bill banning gov’t closure of churches

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The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed legislation last Wednesday that would prohibit state and local government entities from forcing churches or any other houses of worship to close even during a pandemic.

Having passed by a vote of 80-18, the Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act will now head to the state Senate.

House Bill 2648 states that “no governmental entity shall substantially burden a person’s free exercise of religion even if the burden results from a rule of general applicability.”

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Mon, March 08, 2021 10:07pm
 
Supreme Court sides with Christian student barred from preaching on Georgia college campus

Chike Uzuegbunam is a former student at Georgia Gwinnett College who in 2016 was stopped from sharing his faith on campus. | YouTube/Alliance Defending Freedom

A former student at a Georgia college prohibited from preaching on campus can seek compensation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

In an 8-1 decision in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, the high court concluded that Chike Uzuegbunam can seek nominal damages from Georgia Gwinnett College.

The opinion reversed a decision from the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals and remanded the case for additional proceedings following the Supreme Court opinion's reasoning.

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Mon, March 08, 2021 10:22pm
 
After release of 279 schoolgirls, Leah Sharibu’s parents renew pressure on Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari

A photo of Christian schoolgirl Leah Sharibu's family is held in Nigeria in a September 2018 video. | (Screenshot: YouTube/International Christian Concern)

On International Women’s Day, Leah Sharibu’s parents are renewing pressure on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to secure their daughter’s release from Islamic extremists after nearly 300 recently kidnapped schoolgirls were released last week.

Rebecca and Nathan Sharibu released an open letter to Buhari published by Nigerian media Monday morning. Their daughter has been held captive for three years after being abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from her school in northeast Nigeria in 2018.

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Mon, March 08, 2021 10:35pm
 
Senate Democrats Defeat Measure That Would Prevent Boys from Playing in Girls' Sports



Senate Democrats on Saturday defeated a measure that supporters said would have safeguarded women’s sports by prohibiting biological boys who identify as female from competing in girls’ sports.

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) offered the amendment to the Covid-19 stimulus bill and said it would have prevented schools from receiving federal funds if they allow biological males to play in girls’ or women’s sports.

In Connecticut in recent years, two biological males who identify as female won a total of 15 state championships.

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Mon, March 08, 2021 10:44pm
 
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Tue, March 09, 2021 10:26am
 
Porn filters now required on mobile devices sold in US state of Utah

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The Utah legislature passed legislation last week that would require filter mechanisms on smart devices sold in the state to prevent users from accessing pornography and other information harmful to minors, a move sexual exploitation advocates applaud.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation, a leading national activist group exposing sexual exploitation in the United States, praised the passage of Utah’s House Bill 72. The measure seeks to protect children from viewing inappropriate sexual content online.

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Tue, March 09, 2021 10:33am
 
Reddit will continue to allow porn on its platform despite making the 'Dirty Dozen List' says CEO

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Although anti-pornography advocates have accused Reddit of normalizing and sharing incest and non-consensually recorded images, the online platform’s CEO Steve Huffman says he will take the “difficult decision” of allowing pornography because “sex is universal.”

“There are difficult decisions to make in this sphere, but we think they’re worth making, as opposed to saying, you know, ‘No sex at all,’ for example,” Reddit CEO Steve Huffman said in a recent interview with...More



 

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Tue, March 09, 2021 11:51am
 
Pastor who wished to either be raptured or die in church suffers heart attack near the altar

Robert Lee Hamilton, Sr., pastor of Golden Gate Cathedral Church of God In Christ in New Albany, Miss. | Facebook/Golden Gate Cathedral Church of God in Christ

For at least the last five years, Pastor Robert Lee Hamilton Sr. of Golden Gate Cathedral Church of God In Christ in New Albany, Mississippi, has been telling his family and parishioners that he wanted to be raptured or die preaching the word in church.

On Sunday, the beloved father of six got his wish. He suffered a “massive heart attack” after preaching an “eerie” sermon on holiness and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital at 1:17 p.m., according to his son Norman Hamilton, who was...More



 

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Tue, March 09, 2021 1:12pm
 
White evangelicals in US least likely to get COVID vaccine

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White evangelicals are the least likely faith group in the United States to get vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

Additional data from a Pew survey conducted in February of 10,121 U.S. adults found that 54% of white evangelicals “definitely or probably” plan on getting vaccinated or already have received at least one vaccination shot, the lowest of any religious demographic surveyed.

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Tue, March 09, 2021 1:27pm
 
Alabama Senate Passes Bill Banning Minors from Receiving Transgender Treatments



The Alabama Senate has passed a new bill that would ban transgender treatments from being given to minors.

According to CBN News, the state Senate voted 23-4 to approve Senate Bill 10, also known as the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, last Tuesday.

The measure prohibits minors under the age of 19 from receiving puberty blockers as well as hormone therapy or transgender surgery. If passed, violators of the bill could face up to 10 years in prison.

Advocates of the bill contended that minors are unequipped to make such a life-altering decision at a young age.

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Tue, March 09, 2021 1:49pm
 
Some inconvenient truths about abortion in America

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

A recent article by Ben Zeistloft in the Daily Wire began with these deeply troubling words: “Abortion is the leading cause of death in America.” The article was titled, “5 Disturbing Findings from Planned Parenthood’s Annual Report,” but there could have been one more item added: everything listed took place under the Trump administration. That is also deeply troubling (and in saying that, I am not blaming Trump).

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Tue, March 09, 2021 2:09pm
 
Rescuing the Victims of the Sexual Revolution



Imagine a young man with every advantage. He’s well-educated, goes to church, lives in a nice neighborhood, able to secure strong employment ... but he grew up without ever having known his father. Even as he moves into adulthood, his desire to know his father, his sense of loss for what he missed, is somewhere between insistent and consuming.

There used to be a time when fatherlessness was considered a tragedy. Now, raising a child without a father or, in some cases, without a mother is a perfectly acceptable intentional choice. The only thing that matters are the adults making the decision who have desires to meet. The adults are put first; the children, all too often, come in a distant second.

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Tue, March 09, 2021 9:47pm
 
Biden's pro-life evangelical supporters say they feel ‘used and betrayed' by president on abortion

President Joe Biden walks along the Colonnade of the White House Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, en route to the Oval Office. | White House/Adam Schultz

Over a dozen leaders and scholars affiliated with the Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden initiative have expressed disappointment with the Biden administration’s support of a measure to remove a legal statute limiting taxpayer funding of abortion.

The Biden administration recently declared support for a COVID-19 relief bill that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding of abortion in most instances.

In a statement posted on the Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden website, the evangelical leaders and scholars argued that they “feel used and betrayed.” But,...More



 

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Tue, March 09, 2021 10:21pm
 
Biden Administration to Consider Adding 3rd Gender Identification Marker on Federal IDs



The White House Gender Policy Council Executive Director Jennifer Klein says the Biden administration is planning “to look into” the possibility of adding a third gender option to federal identification documents.

According to Faithwire, Klein told a reporter this week that she wasn’t sure if President Joe Biden could approve an executive order to add the third choice.

“I haven’t looked yet to see whether that requires an executive order,” she said. “I mean, I would note that we are very inclusive in our definition of ‘gender’ and we intend to address all sorts of discrimination and fight for equal rights for people, whether that’s LGBTQ+ people, women, girls, uh, men. So that’s certainly something we will look at....More



 

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Wed, March 10, 2021 12:33pm
 
US State of Texas Sued by Satanists Over Pro-Life Laws that Hinder the 'Religious Ceremony' of Abortion



A Texas woman who identifies as a member of a Satanic religion has filed suit seeking to overturn several pro-life laws she says interfere with the Satanic “religious ceremony” of abortion.

The woman, known as “Ann Doe” in the lawsuit, is a member of the Satanic Temple (TST), which has a nationwide membership of more than 270,000 and views abortion as the culmination of a religious ceremony known as the “Satanic Abortion Ritual.” The ritual is performed prior to an abortion in order to “help its membership cast off guilt, shame, and mental discomfort that the member may be experiencing in connection with their election to abort the...More



 

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Wed, March 10, 2021 1:01pm
 
New York bill underway that could force schools to teach sex education to kindergartners and gender identity to 2nd graders



A new bill introduced in the New York Senate, sponsored by a freshman Democrat, could make comprehensive sex education compulsory to children as young as five in public and charter schools and force schools to teach kids about gender identity by the end of second grade.

Sen. Samra G. Brouk introduced Senate Bill S2584A, which seeks to require comprehensive sexuality instruction for students in grades K-12. The bill would require the instruction of model curricula for comprehensive sex education that conforms to the “content and scope of national sexuality education standards.”

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Wed, March 10, 2021 1:48pm
 
Prophecies are not simply newspaper headlines in advance
By Michael Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

Now that the New York Times, Politico, and other, major secular outlets have covered the failed presidential prophecies, why don’t we make this a teachable moment and ask a basic question about prophecy? Specifically, when prophecy is predictive (and therefore foretelling rather than forthtelling), is it equivalent to headline news in advance?

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Wed, March 10, 2021 2:02pm
 
Catholic Archbishop says Johnson & Johnson vaccine with abortion ties can be taken if others unavailable

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An archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church has said that the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be taken, despite its ties to abortion, if other vaccines are unavailable.

Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa, released a statement last Thursday regarding the ethical concerns over the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, also called the Janssen vaccine.

Jackels explained that if Catholics are given the option, they should take either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, as the Janssen vaccine has stronger ties to the use of cells from an aborted baby....More



 

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Wed, March 10, 2021 2:27pm
 
United Methodist Conservatives to form new global church that will not recognize same-sex marriage



Conservative leaders within the United Methodist Church (UMC) have unveiled their plans to form a new denomination.

The Global Methodist Church will follow a biblical New Testament doctrine that does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The move could hasten the long-expected breakup of the UMC over differing approaches to LGBTQ inclusion. Church watchers were not surprised by the news of the proposed division of the nation's largest denomination. Church members have been at odds for years over the issue, with some members in the United States leading the call for full inclusion for LGBTQ people.

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Wed, March 10, 2021 9:19pm
 
Arkansas Governor Signs Near-Total Abortion Ban into Law

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday signed into law legislation banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit its landmark Roe v. Wade decision but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year.

The Republican governor had expressed reservations about the bill, which only allows the procedure to save the life of the mother and does not provide exceptions for those impregnated in an act of rape or incest. Arkansas is one of at least 14 states where legislators have proposed outright abortion...More



 

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Thu, March 11, 2021 10:11am
 
Trafficking and forced marriages of Christian women are on the rise worldwide according to reports

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Persecution of Christian women worldwide has risen dramatically in the last year as a new study by Open Doors International released ahead of International Women's Day finds forced marriages have increased by 16%, and physical violence against women has increased 31%.

Global persecution watchdog group Open Doors International released the 2021 “Same Faith, Different Persecution” report on gender-specific religious persecution(GSRP) to detail the plight of the global persecuted Church and how this especially affects women.

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Thu, March 11, 2021 10:15am
 
91 Percent of Churchgoers will return to church after the pandemic according to poll



More than 90 percent of Protestant churchgoers say they plan on attending their house of worship after the pandemic is over at least as frequently as they did pre-pandemic, according to a new Lifeway Research survey that also found that a majority of churchgoers say they grew closer to God during the past year.

The poll of 1,000 American Protestant churchgoers, released Tuesday, found that 68 percent say they’ll attend in-person with the same frequency as they did before Covid-19, while 23 percent say they’ll attend more often.

All total, 91 percent of churchgoers plan on either attending at the same rate or more often. Only 6 percent say they’ll go to church less often.

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Thu, March 11, 2021 10:28am
 
'Church People' addresses shortcomings of entertainment-driven church

Starring Stephen Baldwin and Christian comedian Thor Ramsey, with special appearances by Donald Faison, Joey Fatone, Billy Baldwin, Chynna Phillips, “Church People” will be released via a Fathom Events on March 13-15. | Church People

Christian comedian Thor Ramsey loves the Church. In fact, he's spent much of his career poking fun at the stereotypes people have about Christians and the Church while still pointing people to the truth found in the Gospel.

“You can only satirize something you love, and we love the Church,” he said in an interview with The Christian Post. “We love the Church because we love Jesus.”

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Thu, March 11, 2021 10:46am
 
My Response to the Harry and Meghan Interview: Three Biblical Principles and a Remarkable Legacy in the Making
by Jim Denison



I was not one of the twenty-eight million people who watched Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. Here’s been my problem in the days after the interview aired Sunday night: there were actually multiple interviews, or so it would seem.

One version sees Meghan as a brave woman willing to fight for her marriage, her mental health, and her children against the prejudice and opposition of some in the royal family. Another version sees her as a vindictive outsider who did not get what she wanted and is trying to “take down” the royal family.

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Thu, March 11, 2021 11:09am
 
Mark 12:18-25

18: Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
19: Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20: Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
21: And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
22: And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
23: In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24: And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
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Thu, March 11, 2021 11:33am
 
What drew me out of Islam to follow Christ
by Hedieh Mirahmadi



As a relatively new believer in Christ, who spent over two decades as a devout Muslim, I am often asked for the best way to introduce the Gospel to Muslims. There are many opinions on this topic, ranging from using apologetics to just being a "good Christian." Though most Christian's natural inclination in approaching Muslims is apologetics, it often turns into arguments about doctrine and hurling insults about Islam that alienate the listener. I believe the real power lies in the reality of the Trinity-- God the Loving Father, His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

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Thu, March 11, 2021 9:03pm
 
Pastor Claims Trump Is Still President, Says Prophets Will 'Call Him Back for 3 Terms'



One pastor recently claimed that prophets who prophesied a victory for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election have the power to call him back to the White House “for three terms.”

Pastor Robin Bullock, founder of Alabama's Youth Force Ministries Church International and host of the weekly "prophetic" YouTube program The Eleventh Hour, made the claim during his sermon at a Tuesday church service, Newsweek reports.

Leading up to the election, a number of self-professing prophets, including Bullock, prophesied a consecutive second term win for Trump. When the prophecies fell short, however, prophets, such as Jeremiah Johnson, have issued public apologies for their inaccuracy.

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Thu, March 11, 2021 10:04pm
 
Pastor's Relatives Raped after Imam's Wife Turns to Christ



A mosque leader sent men to rape three female relatives of a church pastor in western Uganda because the imam’s wife put her faith in Christ, sources said.

The imam also sent a Muslim to the church’s worship services in the Kasese area to gather information for a future attack and yesterday (March 10) sent a threatening message to the pastor, sources said.

The Feb. 16 rapes in Musasa village, Kasese District, of the pastor’s relatives, ages 19, 17 and 16, came two days after imam Caled Bwambale Hussein of Kasese municipality learned of the conversion of his wife, Mariam Mbambu, according to church members who said they learned of the imam’s orders from a Muslim sent to their worship services to help plan an attack on the church.

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Thu, March 11, 2021 10:22pm
 
Kelly Rowland says God carried her when entertainment industry nearly chewed her up

Singer Kelly Rowland arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011. | REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Rowland, best known as a member of Destiny’s Child, credits her faith in God with carrying her through the highs and lows in life.

Rowland was featured on the latest episode of “Good Words with Kirk Franklin,” where she shared her journey of growing up in Houston, Texas, as a young girl filled with dreams to her success with Destiny’s Child and now as a solo artist and mother.

“I believe in God, I believe in Jesus, I believe in faith more than I do religion,” she declared.

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Fri, March 12, 2021 11:54am
 
The COVID Baby Bust Reflects a Disturbing Cultural Reality



At the start of the pandemic, many expected the lockdowns and quarantines to lead to a “baby boom.” Well, the data is in. Instead of a “boom” it’s been a “bust.” As CBS recently reported, records from more than two dozen states show a “7% drop in births in December — nine months after the first lockdowns began.”

While 7 percent may sound like a small dip, it’s not. As the New York Times puts it: “The pandemic’s serious disruption of people’s lives is likely to cause ‘missing births’ — potentially a lot of them. Add these missing births to the country’s decade-long downward trend in annual births and we can expect consequential changes to our economy and society in the years to come.”

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Fri, March 12, 2021 12:01pm
 
Malaysia court strikes down ban on Christians using the word 'Allah' in publications

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After a decades-long legal battle, a Malaysian court has overturned a policy banning Christians from using the word "Allah” in publications in the Muslim-majority country.

On Wednesday, the Kuala Lumpur High Court deemed unconstitutional a 35-year-old government ban on the use of “Allah” and three other Arabic words by Christian publications.

An earlier court ruling had stated that Allah should be reserved exclusively for Muslims, as the word “is not an integral part of the faith in Christianity” and could cause confusion among religious groups.

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Fri, March 12, 2021 12:04pm
 
Judge Rules Texas Can Defund Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood



A judge on Wednesday sided with pro-lifers and Texas officials when she ruled the state followed the law in withdrawing Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood.

The ruling by State District Judge Lora Livingston – the second such ruling by a court in the last five months – gave the green light for Texas to defund Planned Parenthood, although the abortion giant could appeal.

Planned Parenthood had argued that Texas did not give it the necessary notice as required by law. Livingston, though, disagreed.

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French schoolgirl whose accusation led to teacher's beheading admits she lied: lawyer

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The French schoolgirl who accused her teacher of showing cartoon caricatures of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad to a class in October, which led to his murder and decapitation by an Islamic radical, has admitted she lied about the incident.

The 13-year-old girl, whose complaints about her teacher’s actions led to an online campaign against him, recently admitted she was not even in the class that day. She said she did not see the controversial cartoons of Muhammad personally, but a girl in her class showed them to her, BBC...More



 

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Fri, March 12, 2021 12:49pm
 
You Should Check on Your Pastor



We are tired. 2020 exhausted us, and many don’t see an end to the chaos in 2021.

It is well known that America is experiencing a mental health crisis. And for pastors, the mental, emotional, and spiritual challenge of shepherding a congregation during the COVID-19 pandemic can be incredibly taxing.

Pastors often overlook their own exhaustion because they’re so connected to the hurts and stressors of their community. On top of the normal preaching, counseling, and supporting roles of clergy, many have had to juggle financial worries as giving has fallen for some churches, especially smaller congregations.

Even without a pandemic or political polarization, pastors often function in leadership roles in isolation, and this wears them down. According to a Barna survey conducted last...More



 

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Republicans introduce bill to protect religious beliefs of faith-based foster care providers

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Congressional Republicans introduced legislation designed to protect faith-based foster care providers who seek to carry out their business practices in accordance with their religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality.

The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, sponsored by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., was introduced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday.

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., introduced a companion bill in the House of Representatives. The legislation comes at a time when faith-based foster care providers have faced lawsuits for refusing to place children with same-sex couples in light of their religious beliefs defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman....More



 

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Fri, March 12, 2021 1:18pm
 
The Myth of the Underdog



The overall cost – room and board – to attend Smith College, an elite women’s college in Northampton, Massachusetts, is in the neighborhood of 78-thousand dollars per year. An allegation of racism, made by an African-American student against a school janitor in 2018, has prompted a complex cultural discussion there that is full of worldview implications. It also exposes the significant limitations of critical theory and intersectionality, the dominant lenses by which our culture discerns issues of race, privilege, poverty, and discrimination.

The New York Times called the situation a collision of “race, class and power.” A black female student was eating lunch in a dorm that was supposed to be closed for the summer. When a janitor called security, the student claimed that she was questioned for...More



 

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Fri, March 12, 2021 1:31pm
 
78-year old Michigan grandmother deadlifts nearly 400 pounds with help of Holy Spirit



At 78, Michigan grandmother Nora Langdon is a powerlifting champion who can deadlift almost 400 pounds and bench presses more than 200 pounds, thanks, she says, to the power of the Holy Spirit, eating right, and training consistently.

"When I squat this is what I say, I say, 'Holy Spirit fall on me,' and I just do it and I come right on up," said Langdon, who attends the Word of Faith church in Southfield in a recent interview with Fox 2.

The spirit-filled grandmother who started powerlifting just 13 years ago holds 19 world records across two weight classes, according to Open Powerlifting and she doesn’t appear ready to stop setting records any time soon.

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Fri, March 12, 2021 9:34pm
 
N.Y. School: Don't Say 'Mom and Dad' or 'Boys and Girls': Use 'Inclusive Language'



The head of a New York City private school is defending an “Inclusive Language Guide” that discourages the use of phrases such as “mom and dad,” saying it's needed to “affirm and unite” different members of the school’s community.

At issue is a guide by Grace Church School that has received attention within New York media and faith-based media.

The guide was given to families at the beginning of the school year in order to “provide the community” with “more inclusive language that is aligned with the mission” of the school, according to the opening section of the guide.

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Fri, March 12, 2021 9:40pm
 
Church Treasurer Arrested for Spending $150,000 of Church Funds on Porn Site



A church treasurer in Pennsylvania has been arrested for spending $150,606 of church funds on pornography, The Christian Post reports.

Glenn Youthers, the treasurer for Saint Paul Lutheran Church of Latrobe for 12 years, allegedly stole the money over a period of four years, from February 2015-December 2019. His bank records allegedly show he was spending large portions of it on a website titled "Flirt for Free."

According to court documents that TribLive obtained, State Trooper Robert Politowski found that "At one point, the utilities of the church were shut off and the church almost shut down due to Yothers not paying bills."

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Fri, March 12, 2021 9:51pm
 
California ‘ethnic studies’ proposal teaches kids white Christians are evil, chant to Aztec gods

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The California Department of Education is set to vote on a new ethnic studies curriculum aimed at the “decolonization” of American society and includes lessons teaching students to chant to Aztec gods.

If approved, what is being called the "Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum" will be implemented statewide in the Golden state’s primary and secondary public schools, which serve approximately 6 million students in some 10,000 schools, according to investigative journalist Christopher Rufo who wrote about the issue in City-Journal.

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Sat, March 13, 2021 1:46pm
 
'Woke Culture' in the Church Is 'Deadly' for the Gospel, Pastor Michael Youseff Warns



One Egyptian-American pastor is speaking out against “woke culture” arguing that the ideology has permeated many evangelical churches in America today.

Dr. Michael Youssef, 72, is the pastor of the 3,000-member Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia and is also the founder of Leading the Way television ministry. In a recent interview with The Christian Post, Youssef noted how pastors are rapidly embracing “woke culture” in their churches because it’s “popular and appeals to the flesh.”

“Bowing to woke culture allows you to avoid rejection by culture and society,” he explained. “It’s a very, very popular message that is now being preached from many evangelical pulpits; traditionally Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching...More



 

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Sat, March 13, 2021 2:27pm
 
Catholic priest James Martin stands by retweet of post calling God 'Her'



A Catholic priest has responded to criticisms from Christians who rebuked him for retweeting a post referring to God as “Her” and suggesting that using female imagery as a representation of God is “theologically correct.”

Fr. James Martin, who has developed a reputation as a progressive Catholic and serves as an editor at large for the Jesuit publication America magazine, wrote an article for International Women’s Day titled, “God is not a man (or a woman).”

Martin began the piece by noting that he inadvertently caused controversy after he shared a reflection from the director of a campus ministry at a Catholic high school in Cleveland, Ohio, on social media on...More



 

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Sat, March 13, 2021 2:32pm
 
In God we trust – meaningless in today's culture?
by Dr. Jerry Newcombe

Dr. Jerry Newcombe is a key archivist of the D. James Kennedy Legacy Library, a spokesman and cohost of Kennedy Classics.

Is recognition of God in the public arena today just a meaningless construct? It reminds me of politicians swearing in on a Holy Bible, but having not the slightest clue what the Good Book actually says.

If you asked the average American today, “What is the national motto of America?” I doubt that many of them would answer correctly.

Of course, the answer is, “In God We Trust.” And it has been as such since the 1950s. This harkens back to America’s founding. Americans have been “endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” says the Declaration of Independence, our national birth certificate....More



 

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Sat, March 13, 2021 2:38pm
 
Toronto Cardinal demands churches be treated fairly after film crew gets more access to church than funeral

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The head of the Archdiocese of Toronto has demanded that Ontario province stop imposing stricter guidelines on houses of worship than secular entities.

Cardinal Thomas Collins sent out a call to action last week denouncing how the government has imposed stricter limits on houses of worship for in-person gatherings than secular businesses.

Collins gave an example of a movie production crew that was allowed to have around 50 people filming in a church basement hall while a funeral at the same facility was limited to 10 attendees.

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Sat, March 13, 2021 8:35pm
 
Amazon Tells U.S. Senators It Won’t Sell Books That Treat Transgenderism, Other LBGTQ Identities as Mental Illnesses



Amazon, Inc. said it recently removed a book about transgender issues from its platforms because the retail giant has decided it will not sell books that show transgenderism and other sexual identities as mental illnesses.

The Wall Street Journal reports the company explained its decision in a letter Thursday to Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, Mike Braun of Indiana, and Josh Hawley of Missouri. The four senators had written a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos inquiring why When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment was no longer available on Amazon nor on its Kindle and Audible platforms.

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Sat, March 13, 2021 8:59pm
 
Marking a COVID-19 'Turning Point' in History



You may not remember the name of Sandra Lindsay, but future generations will. The intensive care nurse received America’s first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine last December 14 in Queens, New York. As Smithsonian Magazine reports, this event “marked a turning point in fighting the pandemic that has killed more than 535,000 Americans. And it made history.”

Now that history will be preserved for generations to come. The first (now empty) tiny Pfizer-BioNTech vial has been acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It will be displayed along with Lindsay’s vaccination card, her scrubs, and her hospital ID.

This announcement comes as we mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic today.

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Sat, March 13, 2021 9:53pm
 
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Sun, March 14, 2021 2:58pm
 
It does not take a village to raise a child

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An old African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child. The modern-day “village” in this proverb is all of society, including schools, houses of worship, doctors, and businesses, but most of all, government programs. Some have used this idea to advocate for various laws, regulations, welfare state programs, and taxpayer support of “family planning” organizations (i.e., Planned Parenthood).

I submit that it does not take a village to raise a child. God already designed the perfect nurturing environment for a child. It’s called a family. It is pointless to talk about caring for the needs of children while we do nothing to strengthen the family. Children don’t need all this meddling by the “village.” Children need the...More



 

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Pro-life activist who survived abortion that killed her twin shares her God redeemed story

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A pro-life activist who survived an abortion that killed her twin sister shared how God has redeemed the broken parts of her story — and used for good what Satan intended for evil.

On a recent episode of the “Politely Rude With Abby Johnson” podcast, Claire Culwell shared her story with her friend, Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director-turned-pro-life-activist.

Just 13 years old and in eighth grade when she got pregnant, Culwell’s mother had a D&C surgical late-term abortion during her fifth month of pregnancy. Culwell’s mother was told her abortion was successful, but one of the twins had survived. She then sought out a second late-term abortion in Kansas, but she was unable...More



 

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Sun, March 14, 2021 3:09pm
 
For pastors struggling with a mental health issue

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In ministry, our jobs are typically designed to help others. We walk with families through grief, help the single mother, and pray for couples struggling through an affair. We are outwardly focused, pouring into others for the benefit of Christ.

But what happens when the person in need of help is in our own family? What if the person struggling is actually our own self?

Over the past couple of decades, we have seen a significant increase (approximately 35%) in death by suicide. In fact, it’s the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Add the COVID-19 pandemic, and our culture has experienced significant increases in mental health issues.

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Sun, March 14, 2021 3:17pm
 
Fitness isn't 'vanity’: Wellness instructor urges Church not to remain silent about health

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Kim Dolan Leto, the Faith Inspired Transformation workout creator, who also has a bestselling book and a show on PureFlix, lauds the Church for being vocal about many issues affecting believers' lives but laments that it's largely “silent” when it comes to health and wellness.

Leto, who devoted her life to Jesus at 27, after an abusive relationship, says the church should encourage families to focus on health along with “parenting, marriage and finances,” which are popular topics of discussion in Christian settings.

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Sun, March 14, 2021 3:32pm
 
Waiting on God? 5 reasons to hate it less
by Audrey Davidheiser

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Maybe you’re waiting for COVID to take a hint and vanish. (Who isn’t?) Perhaps you’ve clutched a verse, waiting for God to manifest His personal promise. But your bare arms still long for a spouse. Your barren womb is aching for a baby.

I feel you. My heart has been cradling a book idea that has cost hundreds of hours of writing, rewriting, conference going, and networking.

And yet —

The publishing industry, polite but persistent, insists my platform needs supersizing first.

My mind understands what they mean — you need to build a larger following who will buy your book — but my heart hears it as just wait.

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Sun, March 14, 2021 5:43pm
 
The difference between the political spirit and the Christian spirit

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

Writing for The Atlantic on March 10, Shadi Hamid opined that in America today, “As Christianity’s hold, in particular, has weakened, ideological intensity and fragmentation have risen. American faith, it turns out, is as fervent as ever; it’s just that what was once religious belief has now been channeled into political belief” (his emphasis). While this is certainly true, it is also true that religious belief has been merged with political belief. Yet, in many ways, the Christian spirit is very different than the...More



 

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Sun, March 14, 2021 6:08pm
 
‘They’re going to kill us’: Abducted Nigerian students beg for help

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Some of the 39 students, including 23 females, who gunmen abducted from a school in Nigeria’s Kaduna state last week were seen begging for help and beaten with sticks in a video that emerged on social media over the weekend.

“They are going to kill us” if a ransom is not paid, one of the students said in the video that emerged Saturday.

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Mon, March 15, 2021 2:34pm
 
Boris Johnson vows to end 'conversion therapy'; MPs attack prayer as harmful, like 'torture'

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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson described therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction as "repulsive" and vowed to end so-called conversion therapy days after Parliament members likened prayer and fasting to such past practices as electroshock therapy and "corrective rape."

Johnson apologized last Friday amid complaints from activists that his government has delayed taking action on the issue of gay conversion therapy after he declared in July 2020 that the practice was “absolutely abhorrent” and vowed to ban such therapies.

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Mon, March 15, 2021 2:39pm
 
What must you believe to be a Christian?
by Robin Schumacher

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A man was on a bridge, intending to jump and end his life. Another man saw him and cried out, "Don't do it! God loves you. Do you believe in God?" The conversation then went on like this:

First man: "Yes."

Second man: "Are you a Christian or a Jew?"

First man: "A Christian."

Second man: "Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?"

First man: "Protestant."

Second man: "Me, too! What franchise?"

First man: "Baptist."

Second man: “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?"

First man: "Northern Baptist."

Second man: “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?"

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Mon, March 15, 2021 2:49pm
 
Ripping apart the US military ethos and families
by Bill Connor



In a recent Rachel Maddow monologue on MSNBC, Maddow specifically questioned and criticized allegations that top Pentagon officers recommended reconsidering the use of National Guard troops due to the “optics”. When asked about those involved with that phone call at the Pentagon, the Washington DC Adjutant General mentioned the name of the Army’s Chief of Operations, Lt. General Charlie Flynn. Maddow went on a rant of highly charged criticism of Lt General Flynn. She connected Charlie Flynn to his brother, retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first National Security Advisor and a passionate defender of Trump. Maddow demanded to know why General Charlie Flynn was involved with the phone call after highlighting him as the brother of Mike Flynn. Rachel...More



 

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Mon, March 15, 2021 3:04pm
 
The devil’s latest tactic to keep us from the Bible
by Michael Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

In a recent article, I mentioned that in 1647, the colony of Massachusetts passed the Old Deluder Act, with “the Old Deluder” referring to the devil himself. In the past, this act declared, Satan kept people from reading the Scriptures by confining the Bible to a tongue unknown by the common people (namely, Latin). Now, the colonists said, he is keeping people from reading the Scriptures by way of ignorance of the English language.

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Mon, March 15, 2021 4:15pm
 
Vatican says Catholic Church can't bless same-sex marriage: God 'cannot bless sin’

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The Vatican released a statement Monday announcing that churches have no power to bless same-sex marriage since God “cannot bless sin,” which clarifies Pope Francis’ stance on same-sex unions.

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic churches have the power to bless same-sex unions. The question comes when “plans and proposals for blessings of unions of persons of the same sex are being advanced” in some “ecclesial...More



 

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Tue, March 16, 2021 12:36pm
 
The court of public opinion on race
by Garland Hunt

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In the latest USA Today poll, America’s support of the Black Lives Matter Movement has fallen while their faith in law enforcement has risen.

Last June, 60% of the nation described the death of George Floyd as murder – due to the knee of Milwaukee Police Officer Dereck Chauvin firmly being planted on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes until he died on the street pavement. Now, according to the recent poll, only 36% believe it was murder.

What happened to change public opinion?

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Tue, March 16, 2021 12:39pm
 
Is free speech important?
by Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

By Erwin W. Lutzer, Op-ed Contributor| Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Free speech laws in Western nations have supported Christians in spreading the Gospel throughout the world. Free speech is a special gift that is underappreciated by all of us. But historically, for most of 2,000 years, the church has had to survive without freedom of speech. Opposition to free speech began early in the history of the church. Shortly after the church was birthed, to preach in the name of Jesus was considered forbidden speech; it was hate speech that carried the penalty of imprisonment and sometimes even death.

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Tue, March 16, 2021 12:49pm
 
Cancel Culture: The Most Dangerous Virus Infecting the Church Today
by Shane Idleman



By now, most know what the cancel culture is: something you did in your past will be used to silence, stop, and “cancel” you. Whether it’s Mike Lindell, whose pillow company lost many retailers after he publicly questioned the election, or Goya Foods, who upset people when its CEO thanked President Trump, the cancel culturedoesn’t tolerate opposing views. So much for being “tolerant.”

Do you see the irony? The cancel culture protects Cuties on Netflix and loves Cardi B lyrics, but they can’t stand Bible verses, worship songs, or views that oppose them. Dr. Seuss is offensive, the film Dumbo is racist, and Speedy Gonzales offends. Granted, things from the past may need to be changed from time to time, but if you focus on...More



 

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Tue, March 16, 2021 1:00pm
 
Department of Defense sides with the Left and loses trust

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On March 8, President Joe Biden made his first visit to the Pentagon since his inauguration. Biden announced that he was nominating two women to become four-star Generals. He spoke of his priority of the Pentagon recruiting more women, and of “designing body armor that fits women properly, tailoring combat uniforms for women, creating maternity flight suits [and] updating requirements for their hairstyles”. In response, conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson criticized the priorities and asserted “pregnant women don’t win wars” among other comments. The backlash from Department of Defense officials (and some top military leaders) was overwhelming and particularly alarming compared with DOD silence over more egregious recent comments from the...More



 

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Tue, March 16, 2021 2:05pm
 
'That Is Not What God Is About': CNN Host Don Lemon Refutes Vatican's Ban on Blessing Same-Sex Unions



On Monday, CNN host Don Lemon spoke out against the Vatican’s announcement in which they noted that they do not have the power to bless same-sex marriages.

According to The Daily Wire, Lemon was a guest on ABC’s “The View” where co-host Megan McCain asked him to share his thoughts on the matter, pointing to the fact that Lemon himself is gay and engaged to another man.

“You got engaged to your fiancé, Tim, in 2019, and this morning, we learned that the Vatican has said that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since ‘God cannot bless sin,’” McCain said.

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Tue, March 16, 2021 9:47pm
 
Pastor shot dead weeks after thanking God he survived ‘what I didn’t see coming’

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Less than three weeks after celebrating his 43rd birthday and publicly thanking God for helping him survive “what I didn’t see coming,” Kevin D. Nick, a beloved Georgia pastor and founder of Higher Dimensions Fellowship Assemblies, was shot dead last Friday.

A police report cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said officers responded to a shooting near a home on Sherwood Avenue in a Decatur neighborhood just after 7:30 p.m.

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Tue, March 16, 2021 9:57pm
 
WNBA champion who says she was bullied in league for being straight shares how faith kept her


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Former WNBA star Candice Wiggins sees herself as a non-traditional Christian who has walked a rocky road.

Three years ago, Wiggins says she was forced to retire early in part because she was bullied for being straight in a league she estimates is 98% gay. After telling her truth, though, Wiggins now reveals how she leaned on her faith after being attacked with “unimaginable anger.”

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Tue, March 16, 2021 10:08pm
 
2,000-Year-Old Biblical Scroll Fragments Unearthed in Dead Sea Cave



Two dozen biblical scroll fragments from the book of Zechariah were recently unearthed in a Dead Sea Cave in Israel.

The fragments are believed to be 2,000 years old and were recovered as a part of a rescue mission to recover all the artifacts in the cave.

One of the fragments reads from Zechariah 8:16-18 stating, "These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to one another, render true and perfect justice in your gates. And do not contrive evil against one another, and do not love perjury, because all those are things that I hate – declares the Lord."

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Pro-life groups ask Supreme Court to stop federal gov't from funding abortions

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A group of pro-life organizations have filed a brief asking the United States Supreme Court to stop the government from expanding the federal funding of abortions.

The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, and the Catholic Medical Association filed a supplemental brief in support of intervention on Monday in the...More



 

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Wed, March 17, 2021 2:09pm
 
Equality Act Would Mean the 'Effective Death of Religious Liberty' In America, Mohler Warns



A well-known theologian and seminary president is urging Congress to defeat the Equality Act and warning its passage could mean “the effective death of religious liberty” in America.

The bill, H.R. 5, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – a law that was passed to confront racial discrimination – by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes for public places, education, housing and employment. It previously passed the House and is now being considered by the Senate. President Biden supports it.

Its impact on religious freedom has led many Christian leaders to oppose it. One of those is Albert Mohler, who writes in a new analysis in The Public Discourse that...More



 

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Wed, March 17, 2021 2:31pm
 
Advocates for sexual abuse survivors blast Grammys’ promotion of prostitution, porn culture

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A major television watchdog group and an anti-porn organization that advocates for sexual abuse survivors are pushing back against the Grammys for featuring sexually explicit content during prime-time viewing hours and normalizing prostitution and porn culture.

During Sunday's awards show that aired on CBS, the program featured a performance of the hit song “WAP,” which stands for wet a-- p---- by artist Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

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Wed, March 17, 2021 2:35pm
 
Satanist TikTokker thanks progressive Christians

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In a shocking new TikTok video, a man wearing sinister looking red-colored contact lenses, illuminated by an eerie red glow, who refers to himself as a member of the “Lucifer Gang”, takes a moment to thank “progressive Christians,” saying, “There is a wave of Christian people that I have met on this app, and I have found favor among them. Progressive Christians are what the world needs right now.” The TikTokker, whose page is filled with anti-Christian arguments, as well as content promoting witchcraft, ‘dark energy’, and satanic imagery, goes on to say regarding progressive Christians, “We both agree that religion needs massive amounts of change.”

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Christian mass shooter Robert Long was tired of ‘temptation’ posed by massage parlors: police

A man walks past a massage parlor where three women were shot and killed on March 17, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Suspect Robert Aaron Long, 21, was arrested after a series of shootings at three Atlanta-area spas left eight people dead on Tuesday night, including six Asian women. | Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Christian mass shooter Robert Aaron Long, 21, told police he was addicted to pornography and was trying to eliminate “temptation” when he shot up three massage parlors in the Atlanta area, killing eight people who were mostly Asian women Tuesday evening, and was planning to shoot up more parlors in Florida.

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Wed, March 17, 2021 8:25pm
 
Jesuits to raise $100 million for descendants of slaves owned by members in 1800s

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The Society of Jesus, an influential Catholic Church order commonly known as the Jesuits, are planning to raise $100 million to give to descendants of slaves once owned by their members.

The money will go to a foundation created by descendants of slaves sold in 1838 by the Jesuits to help fund Georgetown University when it was in financial trouble, The New York Times reported.

“This is an opportunity for Jesuits to begin a very serious process of truth and reconciliation,” said the Rev. Timothy Kesicki, president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, as quoted by the NY Times.

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Gospel artists support Kirk Franklin after audio of him cursing adult son is leaked

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Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin was at the center of controversy over the weekend after audio of him cursing at his adult son was leaked.

Many in the gospel music world have since rallied around him, sending messages of support following his public apology.

Franklin issued an apology on Saturday after his 32-year-old estranged son, Kerrion Franklin, leaked a portion of their recent argument over the phone where Franklin can be heard using profane language and physically threatening his son, who also cussed at his father.

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Black pastors slam Equality Act as 'a danger' to religious institutions, back 'Fairness for All'

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A group of black pastors and prominent Christian figures, including megachurch pastor A.R. Bernard and former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson, have signed onto a letter sent to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to the Equality Act.

Tuesday’s letter, sent the day before the committee held a hearing on a House-passed bill that would codify discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity into federal law, was spearheaded by the AND Campaign, a progressive civic engagement organization that highlights the voices of urban Christians.

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Wed, March 17, 2021 9:28pm
 
Canada plan to expand physician-assisted suicide to people with disabilities



Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. has denounced legislation in Canada to expand assisted suicide to include those with disabilities.

Canada legalized physician-assisted suicide — what has been termed "medical aid in dying" — in 2016. The Parliament recently advanced a measure known as Bill C-7 to expand the parameters to include individuals who have a disability but are not facing a terminal illness.

In an episode of Mohler’s podcast “The Briefing” posted online Tuesday, the Southern Baptist leader said the legislation showed the slippery slope nature of legalized physician-assisted suicide.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 1:24pm
 
Throuples? Ho hum, no big deal
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Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

Haven’t we seen this before? We sound the alarm about a dangerous cultural trend, warning about what is coming around the corner. In response, our critics tell us that we’re crazy, that no such thing will ever happen, that we’re just fearmongers and fanatics. Then, little by little, the very thing we warned about becomes reality. In response, our critics say, “So what’s the big deal? Stop being such babies. This is the real world. Get over it.” Then the cycle repeats itself again.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 1:41pm
 
Equality, equity, and the coming persecution
by F. LaGard Smith

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It’s complicated, but there are three interrelated agendas being pushed. Think of them as a stack of Russian Matryoshka dolls, the smaller ones nesting within the larger ones. The largest, most visible, and naturally winsome is the Social Justice doll, of late wearing a Black Lives Matter tee-shirt and protesting against racism while insisting that all whites are at least unconsciously racist. Apart from the extremism, manipulation, and hypocrisy, racial equality is a just cause.

The Social Justice doll provides cover for the next-smaller Gender doll, which has been cleverly designed in the exact same shape, as if gender-bender issues are as legitimate as race issues. Under the Equality Act, one mustn’t discriminate against...More



 

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Thu, March 18, 2021 1:49pm
 
When cancer hits your congregation, don’t make these 3 mistakes
by Rev. Percy McCray Jr

Percy McCray Jr, Op-ed Contributor| Thursday, March 18, 2021

A cancer diagnosis is devastating news that no one wants to receive. But at some point in our lifetimes, chances are that we — or someone we love — will(God forbid!). And when that difficult time comes, we'd like to believe our church family will rally and be just what we need, but oftentimes and unfortunately, it's not the case.

Though there are a number of mistakes we make as individuals and congregations when we hear that someone has cancer, here are three we can avoid:

1. Don’t assume the person battling cancer and their family are being comforted/supported by others.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 2:01pm
 
Netflix's 'Paradise PD' Airs Obscene Cartoon of Jesus Carrying Out Mass Shooting



In the most recent season of “Paradise P.D.,” an animated series on Netflix, there is an episode with a deeply disturbing scene depicting a cartoon Jesus pulling Himself off the cross after supernaturally replacing the nails driven into his wrists with two loaded guns.

The details of the obscene clip, which comes in the fourth episode of the latest season, were first highlighted by Newsbusters.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 2:17pm
 
Pastors Are Leaving Their Churches over Congregants’ Belief in QAnon Conspiracies

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Some pastors are choosing to leave their churches because congregants are increasingly believing conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic and other world events.

According to Business Insider, in December, pastor Vern Swieringa left his church, the Christian Reformed Church in Michigan, after serving eight years.

He said in 2018 some members of the church began sending him what he called “disturbing” QAnon videos.

When the coronavirus pandemic began, members of the church dismissed it as a hoax, which worried the 61-year-old pastor. His wife had battled pneumonia in 2019 and still had permanent...More



 

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Thu, March 18, 2021 4:29pm
 
AME pastor who admitted to having ‘some bourbon’ charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Pastor Lavan Strickland, 57, leads the New Webb Grove AME Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. | Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Lavan Strickland, a longtime counselor and leader of the New Webb Grove AME Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was arrested and charged with a DUI on Sunday after he attempted to flee the scene of a crash and admitted to having “some bourbon.”

Strickland, 57, allegedly rear-ended another vehicle at a red light, according to Scoop Nashville, then attempted to flee the scene but crashed into a utility pole, disabling his own vehicle.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 4:38pm
 
Opponents of the Equality Act Are like the KKK, Senator Says: They Used 'Religion as Their Weapon'



Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on Wednesday compared opponents of the Equality Act to members of the Ku Klux Klan, saying “we have to have limits” on what people can do in defense of religious liberty.

Durbin (Ill.) made the comments at the conclusion of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of protected classes for public places and accommodations, education, housing and employment. President Biden supports it, as does Durbin.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 5:19pm
 
4 surprisingly simple keys to effectively sharing the Gospel
by Greg Stier

Sharing the Gospel is like flying an airplane. You want to take off smoothly, have a solid flight plan, know how to deal with emergency situations and then, of course, land safely.

Key No. 1: The takeoff

One of the biggest challenges in sharing the Gospel effectively is starting the conversation to begin with. How do you begin? Do you say, “Boy, it’s hot in here. It’s hot in Hell too! Let me tell you about it!“

Please don’t!

To effectively take off you must learn how to ask good questions. Simple questions like, “How can I be praying for you?” or “Do you go to church anywhere?” can lead to great Gospel conversations.

Key No. 2: The flight plan

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Thu, March 18, 2021 5:28pm
 
Islamist Militants Reportedly Beheaded Children in Mozambique



Recently, they reportedly beheaded children in their quest to turn Mozambique into an Islamic State similar to the one seen in Iran. According to Save The Children, some of the beheaded children were as young as 11 years old. The Islamist Militants have caused 670,000 people to be displaced and more than 1300 civilians have died. Mozambique Security Forces are struggling to kick the insurgents out.

One of the mothers recounted the bloodshed to Save The Children, stating "That night our village was attacked and houses were burned. When it all started, I was at home with my four children. We tried to escape to the woods, but they took my eldest son and beheaded him. We couldn't do anything because we would be killed too."

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Thu, March 18, 2021 9:10pm
 
Canadian father jailed after publicly objecting to minor daughter taking testosterone

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A father who has long objected to his minor daughter taking testosterone as part of an experimental gender transition has been jailed in British Columbia for contempt of court.

Robert Hoogland was arrested Tuesday after a warrant was issued by a judge earlier this month for telling the public his name and showing his face, according to sources close to the situation. He will reportedly remain in police custody pending a decision on his release to be made at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the...More



 

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Thu, March 18, 2021 9:30pm
 
Appeals Court Overturns Law Requiring Parents Be Notified about Teens' Abortion



A U.S appeals court last week overturned an Indiana parental notification law in a much-watched abortion case that could land in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The law in question requires the parents of a teen girl to be notified if she is seeking a judicial bypass for an abortion. The law includes an exemption for parental notification if the judge finds that such a notification is not in the girl’s best interests.

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on March 12 upheld a district court ruling that declared the law unconstitutional, agreeing with the lower court’s decision that the notification “requirement was likely to impose an undue...More



 

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Thu, March 18, 2021 9:58pm
 
European priests plan to bless same-sex unions in defiance of Vatican decree

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Some European Catholic priests have announced their intentions to continue blessing same-sex unions despite a Vatican statement this week saying that Catholic churches can’t bless sinful relationships.

The Austrian Priests' Initiative, which has supported the practice of blessing same-sex unions, released a statement this week expressing their intention to disobey Monday’s decree from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

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Thu, March 18, 2021 10:08pm
 
African Religious Leaders Question if 'God Punished Us' with COVID-19 following Deaths of African Political Leaders



According to Christianity Today, in a statement, officials said Magufuli died of heart complications, but many suspected that the 62-year-old man had COVID-19.

“It is sad news. Our beloved president passed on at 6 p.m. this evening,” said Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who per the East African nation’s constitution will now become its first female president. “We have lost our courageous leader. All flags will be flown at half-mast for 14 days.”

His death comes less than a year after neighboring president Pierre Nkurunziza, of Burundi, died of COVID-19. Both men had been criticized for how they handled the pandemic.

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Fri, March 19, 2021 1:24pm
 
When ‘Christian’ spiritual warfare looks and sounds like witchcraft
by Oscar Amaechina

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In most African churches today, warfare prayers have assumed a dimension that does not indicate that worshipers have come in contact with Jesus Christ and His teachings. Most often, it is difficult to distinguish between the prayers of Christians and incantation of herbalists or witch doctors.

It is disheartening to hear Christians praying for their human enemies to die, for people who have offended them to run mad, and for poverty to visit the household of their perceived enemies. The most worrisome aspect of this trend is that worshipers come out before the congregation to testify how they prayed and somebody died and the entire congregation celebrates.

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Fri, March 19, 2021 1:29pm
 
Marvel to Introduce New Gay Teen Captain America in Limited Comic Book Series



Marvel Comics has revealed a new LGBTQ character will take up the Captain America role in a limited comic book series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Aaron Fischer, “the Captain America of the Railways,” will appear in the series called The United States of Captain America. The books feature Steve Rogers teaming with teen Aaron Fischer to find his stolen shield. Rogers will meet people from “all walks of life” who have become their own Captain America in their local communities.

Fischer is described as “the fearless teen who steps up to protect fellow runaways and the unhoused.”

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Fri, March 19, 2021 1:32pm
 
Robert Aaron Long struggled with sins he committed at massage parlors, former roommate says

Former Southern Baptist youth leader Robert Aaron Long, 21, shortly after his arrest for killing eight people at three massage parlors in Georgia. | Crisp County Sheriff's Office

Robert Aaron Long, the 21-year-old who's now facing multiple murder charges for killing eight people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area on Tuesday, struggled with sexual sins he committed in these establishments, a former roommate says.

“I lived with Robert Aaron Long for a few months. I can tell you right now that this is not racially motivated killing, but the product of an emotionally disturbed young man who was religious to the point of mania and who felt deep shame about why he frequented these places,” Tyler Bayless revealed in a Facebook post...More



 

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Fri, March 19, 2021 1:47pm
 
Mother of Three Beaten and Driven from Home in Eastern India for disrespecting rituals



Homeless since relatives attacked her for failing to respect their tribal rituals last month, a Christian mother of three young children in eastern India sought help from police.

The next morning, Feb. 10, an officer from Lesliganj police station in Jharkhand state’s Palamu District came to her village and accused her of disobeying the family elders and disrespecting their religious sentiments, said 26-year-old Mantu Devi, mother of children ages 7, 3 and 2 in Chapi village.

“He told me that my father-in-law should have beaten me to death,” Devi told Morning Star News. “He told me that I am putting up a drama for Jesus Christ, warning me, ‘Why will you not bow before tribal deities? We will book you under stringent...More



 

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Fri, March 19, 2021 2:01pm
 
Virtual learning poses ‘more risks’ to kids’ mental, emotional health: CDC

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Children who are learning through virtual instruction face “more risks” to their emotional and mental health than children receiving in-person instruction, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC study, released Friday, analyzed children aged 5-12, breaking them up into categories of virtual learning only, in-person only, and combined virtual and in-person learning.

The study drew from a nationwide sample of 1,290 parents of children aged 5-12 conducted Oct. 8 to Nov. 13, 2020, with 92.9% of the students enrolled in public school.

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Fri, March 19, 2021 10:41pm
 
'We're Not Leaving, No': Demons Tormented This Former Teenage Witch Until Jesus Set Her Free

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Demons were stalking her every move, cursing and spitting on her, threatening to kill her. So how did a desperate scream save her?

Jenny Weaver thought dabbling in the occult as a teenage witch would be "fun" like she saw in the movies. Instead, the torment that followed throughout her life became so unbearable that Jenny wanted to die.

For Jenny, it all started as a supernatural game.

“Things were happening. I was moving things,” says Jenny. “I would go up to a drawer to open a drawer and before my hand would even touch it, the drawer would go ‘shhew’ and open."

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Fri, March 19, 2021 10:54pm
 
'The Bible Warns the Anti-Christ Will Control the World Through the Economy': These Global Trends Threaten Our Future

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, people talked about it possibly marking the biblical end times. Get ready, because if that's true, then more hardship would lie ahead.

The COVID-19 crisis is regarded as a black swan, a once-in-a-century event affecting the entire world.

So, what might be next? A Christian financial expert says get ready for something known as gray swan events – trends we are already experiencing and they're likely to transcend the pandemic.

'High Tech Prison Walls'? As Tesla Turns to Bitcoin, Privacy Experts Warn Digital Money Paves Way for Total Gov't Control
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Fri, March 19, 2021 11:10pm
 
Massachusetts city becomes 2nd to legally recognize polyamorous relationships

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The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, which is home to Harvard University, has officially recognized polyamory, making it the second city in the state to do so.

Last week, the Cambridge City Council approved an ordinance amending the city’s existing statute so that domestic partnerships are not limited to only two people.

The city of Sommerville, Massachusetts, the community just north of Cambridge, implemented a similar change last summer.

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Fri, March 19, 2021 11:20pm
 
The Pathway to Ending the Pandemic 'Goes Through Evangelicals,' Theologian Says



A well-known theologian says the key to ending the pandemic is to change the minds of evangelicals about the Covid-19 vaccine, and he hopes to do just that.

Curtis Chang, a senior fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary and the founder of Redeeming Babel, this month launched a website, ChristiansAndTheVaccine.com, that includes short, easy-to-understand videos that answer common questions evangelicals often have about the vaccine. Among them: Should Christians take the vaccine? Is the Covid vaccine the mark of the beast? Should pro-lifers be pro-vaccine? Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe?

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Fri, March 19, 2021 11:32pm
 
9th Circuit again denies high school football coach right to pray on football field after games

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A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled against a high school football coach who was fired from his job for praying on the field after games.

For years, high school football coach Joseph Kennedy has pursued legal action against Bremerton School District in Washington state for suspending him due to his prayer practices.

Namely, this involved him praying at the 50-yard line after games, often being joined by players and sometimes giving a motivational speech.

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Sat, March 20, 2021 2:03pm
 
Columbia University Segregating Graduations Based on Ethnicity, Income, Sexual Orientation



Columbia University in New York City is slated to hold six segregated graduation ceremonies based on ethnicity, income, and sexual orientation.

All in the name of “multiculturalism,” the college decided to host separate graduations to “complement” existing school-wide ceremonies, which will take place online, according to the university’s website.

The ceremonies listed include “Latinx Graduation,” “Black Graduation,” “Asian Graduation,” “FLI Graduation” for “first-generation and/or low-income community” students, “Native Graduation” for Native-American students, and “Lavender Graduation” for those who identify with the LGBT community.

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Sun, March 21, 2021 12:50pm
 
Christian groups lament passage of bill requiring lessons on atheism, humanism in all Welsh schools

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Christian law firms have expressed concerns over the passing of a bill that would make it mandatory for all schools, including faith schools, in Wales to teach humanism on an equal footing with religions as well as broaden sex education themes and content.

The provisions of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, which is set to become law after passing all debate stages, amount to “transferring the right of parents to decide their child’s best interests about sex and religious education to the State,” writes Elizabeth Francis, a legal officer for human rights group Alliance Defending Freedom, U.K., in an op-ed for The Conservative Woman.

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Sun, March 21, 2021 8:43pm
 
Why Do Unbelievers Bother Distorting the Bible?
by Dan Andros

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“God is not about hindering people or even judging people.”

This was CNN host Don Lemon’s response on The View when asked about the Vatican declaring same-sex marriages couldn’t be blessed because it’s a sin. Clearly, there are huge theological problems with that sentiment – I’ll address those briefly since they’re rather clear.

What I’m more interested in is the desire for people to mischaracterize who God is and what the Bible really says. If Lemon is not a believer, then why does it matter to him what the Bible says? If he is a believer, why cling to a version of God clearly not present in the Bible?

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Sun, March 21, 2021 8:49pm
 
Church of England may impose black, minority ethnic quota for clergy

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The Church of England may institute a quota on black and minority ethnic clergy within its ranks as well as institute anti-racism training, according to a report leaked Saturday.

The Spectator obtained a copy of a report set to be turned into the Archbishops’ Council next week by the Church of England’s anti-racism task force, which was established after Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby apologized for the denomination’s racist past last year.

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Sun, March 21, 2021 8:55pm
 
This is child abuse, this is madness, this must stop
by Michael Brown



There are so many pressing issues in America today, from bills under discussion in Congress to the fears of Asian Americans in light of increasing hatred and violence. There are international issues demanding our attention, including the upcoming Israeli elections and the current conflict between Biden and Putin. And personally, I would rather comment on any of these subjects then the subject of this article. Yet those other issues will have to wait one more day. This week’s outrages are just too outrageous. We must speak out again.

This week, a Canadian father, Robert Hoogland, was jailed for the crime of referring to his 14-year-old daughter as his daughter. That’s right. Because this concerned father referred to his daughter as female, thereby violating...More



 

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Sun, March 21, 2021 9:06pm
 
The right choice: Choosing a college and why it matters
By John Jackson



(Note to readers: I’m writing to an 18-25 year old, but I invite parents, family and friends to “listen in.” I’m also writing to people of faith, but if you are not a person of faith, you’ll still find help here.)

I’d like to help you make a good decision about where to go to college. And, I think I can also help you with a process you can then use for other important life decisions.

Let’s start at the beginning: I see you down the road. Years from now, after you have had a wonderful college experience where you made three to five great friends that stick with you for the rest of your life and where you had one or two professors who shaped your worldview and sharpened your skillset.

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Sun, March 21, 2021 9:30pm
 
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Mon, March 22, 2021 9:26am
 
Live your courageous calling from God

Kelly Williams is co-founder and senior pastor of Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. | Courtesy of Kelly Williams

We live in very challenging times right now and the last thing any of us want to do is add more challenge to our lives, but that is just what God asked Jeremiah to do. In challenging and uncertain times, it is easy to shrink back. It is easy to give up and give in and give out. It is easy to compromise who God has created you to be, but when the going gets tough, that’s when the called have to become courageous for God and live out His calling on their lives.

That is what Jeremiah did!

We know from Jeremiah 1:2 that the words of God came to Jeremiah in the 13th year of King Josiah’s reign over Judah, which dates back to 627 B.C. This is when Jeremiah’s...More



 

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Mon, March 22, 2021 10:50am
 
Why the church should be on the frontlines of the mental health crisis
by Jack Graham

Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church and the host of PowerPoint Ministries | (Photo: Prestonwood Baptist Church)

We live in an incredibly anxious and depressed culture here in America, and the COVID-19 pandemic, civil unrest and divisive politics have further exacerbated this issue. According to a 2020 report from Mental Health America, more than 47 million adults in our nation are experiencing some form of mental illness. My home state of Texas is one of the lowest ranking in the nation for quality of mental health and treatment for mental illness in adults.

Moreover, across America, approximately 4.4 million children have been diagnosed with anxiety and another 1.9 million have been diagnosed with depression. Most...More



 

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Mon, March 22, 2021 11:19am
 
Pakistani Christian man sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam

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A Pakistani court has sentenced a Christian man to death for sending “blasphemous” text messages to Muslim clerics, according to a report.

The Lahore High Court in Punjab province has revised the 2013 sentencing of the Christian man, Sajjad Masih, from life in prison to death, according to UCA News.

Masih, a Seventh-day Adventist, was accused of sending blasphemous text messages from a mobile phone to Muslim clerics and others in Gojra. The...More



 

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Mon, March 22, 2021 2:36pm
 
Can the Catholic Church save America from the Christian Left?
by Lucas Miles



As President Biden evolves into the new mouthpiece for trans-affirming abortion-loving progressive Christianity, some Americans are looking to the Catholic Church to weigh-in on his position to help churchgoers discern which version of Christianity should be deemed the correct one. While evangelicalism has a long history of refuting pro-choice policies and shedding light on the incompatibility between same-sex unions and a Biblical worldview, recent happenings such as the January 6th attack on the Capitol and highly publicized scandals among prominent Christian pastors, such as Hillsong’s Carl Lentz and apologist Ravi Zacharias, have arguably somewhat diminished (temporarily) evangelical’s credibility in the eyes of the masses.

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Mon, March 22, 2021 2:50pm
 
The age of unbeliever rage
by Robin Schumacher



In a debate that took place years ago at Purdue University between Christian apologist Dr. William Lane Craig and atheist Dr. Alex Rosenberg on the topic “Is Faith in God Reasonable”, it took Dr. Rosenberg about ten seconds to start insulting Dr. Craig. In fact, much of his opening monologue contained belittling content that many debate reviewers found unnecessary and out of place at such an event.

By contrast, Dr. Craig used the time given for his initial statements to lay out eight reasons why faith in God was indeed reasonable, using both logical syllogisms and other evidential and historical arguments. Never once did he refer to Dr. Rosenberg in a disdainful way, but rather he quoted directly from his opponent’s book multiple times to showcase Rosenberg’s extreme...More



 

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Mon, March 22, 2021 2:58pm
 
Ecclesiastes 2:26
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.


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Tue, March 23, 2021 11:06am
 
Porn giant faces class action lawsuit for hosting child sex trafficking videos

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Another leading online pornography company is facing the possibility of a class action lawsuit alleging that it profits from child sexual abuse material and sex trafficking.

Filed in the U.S. District Court for Central California, the complaint seeking class action status was filed against XVideos and its parent company, WebGroup Czech Republic, on behalf of a victim identified only as Jane Doe.

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Tue, March 23, 2021 11:58am
 
'Jesus Is the Only Answer': A Pandemic Within a Pandemic as Domestic Violence Cases Surge

While COVID-19 cases surged across the nation, the call to stay inside awakened a monster and the number of domestic violence cases soared; a sad result as measures meant to protect society put the vulnerable in harm's way.

For example, one aid group reported to CBN News their caseload rose dramatically.

"We received about 1,000 more calls into our hotline in 2020 over 2019," said Deborah Apperson, community engagement manager at Help and Emergency Response (H.E.R.) Shelter. "There definitely is a rise in domestic violence. People are home from work. Abusers are often home from work now in the quarantine. Money is a little bit tighter, that often leads to domestic violence issues. So, all those things have added to sometimes already precarious situations that women are in."

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Tue, March 23, 2021 1:40pm
 
'Always, Always Together': After 67-Years of Global Ministry, Christian Husband and Wife Die Minutes Apart



A Florida couple, who were married for nearly 67 years, passed away from COVID-19 within minutes of each other on March 1.

Bill and Esther Ilnisky worked hand in hand as Christian ministers and missionaries in the Caribbean and the Middle East, then preached in Florida for 40 years.

The couple's only child, Sarah Milewski, said it was difficult to lose both of them on the same day but the idea of one without the other was inconceivable.

"It is so precious, so wonderful, such a heartwarming feeling to know they went together," she said, adding, "I miss them."

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Tue, March 23, 2021 1:58pm
 
Spain becomes 4th European country to legalize euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide

Doctor Stephane Mercier visits a patient at the palliative care unit of the AP-HP Paul-Brousse hospital in Villejuif near Paris. | Reuters

Spain has become the fourth country in Europe to legalize the practices of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

The Spanish legislature passed a new law last Thursday that is set to be implemented in June to permit adults with "serious, chronic illness with no chance of recovery and with unbearable suffering" to opt to end their lives with either euthanasia or doctor-assisted suicide.

Before the bill's passage, assisting someone in death was punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Tue, March 23, 2021 2:39pm
 
I Signed Abortion Ban as a 'Direct Challenge to Roe vs. Wade', Arkansas Gov. Tells CNN



Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson told CNN Sunday he signed a bill banning most abortions with the goal of seeing Roe v. Wade overturned.

The bill, the Unborn Child Protection Act (SB6), passed the state House 76-19 and the Senate 27-7 before Hutchinson signed it. It will go into effect in August, although pro-choice groups say they will challenge it in court.

It includes an exception for the life of the mother.

CNN host Dana Bash asked Hutchinson, “Did you sign this bill because you hope that it'll be a vehicle for the Supreme Court to look at overturning Roe v Wade?”

“Yes, that was the whole design of the law,” Hutchinson, a Republican, told CNN. “It is not constitutional under Supreme Court...More



 

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Tue, March 23, 2021 3:40pm
 
Former neo-Nazi shares how Christ-like love of African American parole officer changed his life

Michael Kent and Tiffany Whittier appear in a White Chair film from I Am Second. | I Am Second/Screengrab

When Michael Kent met his probation officer for the first time after leaving prison, he was confused.

With a years long association with neo-Nazi groups — he began attending rallies and events at just 15 years old — Kent’s reputation as someone who disliked the black community was well known. So when Tiffany Whittier, an African American woman, knocked on his door one night, he thought there must be a mistake.

“The first thing I said to her was, ‘Are you alone?’” Kent recalled. “She said, ‘Yes.’ I wasn’t sure what to think because anybody who knew my case file knew I was totally against anybody that...More



 

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Tue, March 23, 2021 4:53pm
 
Biden Admin. to Reverse Trump, Restore Millions in Funding to Planned Parenthood



The Biden administration announced late last week its intent to overturn a Trump-era rule that prevents certain federal funds from going to groups such as Planned Parenthood that promote or perform abortions.

At issue are funds for Title X, a federal family-planning program for low-income patients. The Trump administration’s rule prevents Title X money from going to family-planning clinics that “perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning.” It also requires recipients to financially and physically separate their abortion services from their non-abortion services.

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Tue, March 23, 2021 8:43pm
 
Appeals Court Rules University of Iowa Discriminated against Christian Student Group



The University of Iowa can be directly held responsible for ousting a Christian student group off the campus because of its faith, according to a Monday ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

According to the Des Moines Register, yesterday’s ruling comes a few years after the Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) student club took legal action against the university for infringing on their first amendment rights by deregistering the group for prohibiting a gay student member from holding a position of leadership with the club.

The University ousted BLinC, stating their qualifications for leadership positions in their group was discriminatory; however, other student organizations across campus were permitted to pen their own guidelines...More



 

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Tue, March 23, 2021 10:15pm
 
Nature's Pharmacy: How to Use God's Creation to Heal Disease

Alternative medicine is a type of treatment that continues to grow in popularity. Often it includes treatments that aren't new and some people might even call them ancient.

Since its inception, many have called modern medicine a gift from God. Sometimes, however, we look back to the treatments of our ancestors. Dr. Josh Axe, the founder of the most-visited natural health website in America, says equating healing with pharmaceuticals is a relatively new concept.

"Up until 150 years ago when somebody used the word medicine it typically didn't mean a synthetic medicine," he told CBN News, "It typically meant an herb or spice, like ginger or frankincense, and all of these things that are referenced in the Bible that's what was meant by medicine."

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Tue, March 23, 2021 10:28pm
 
Christian relationship expert admits extramarital affairs; wife says God has forgiven him



Gripping tightly to his forgiving wife’s hand on Monday, popular Christian relationship guru Derrick Jaxn, who is well known for preaching a message that black men shouldn't cheat, confessed to his millions of social media followers that he had been unfaithful to his wife multiple times.

“This chapter of our marriage was one that was preceded by a marriage that I completely failed," Jaxn (also known as Jackson) revealed in a video posted on Facebook, with his wife Da'Naia by his side.

"I would say it started around August or September of last year. But a lot has been said already about what was the cause. And some of it is true, some of it is completely false. But the truth is, and I’m saying it here now, is that Derek Jackson was...More



 

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Tue, March 23, 2021 10:42pm
 
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Wed, March 24, 2021 10:07am
 
1 Corinthians 3:13-15
13: Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14: If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15: If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 10:11am
 
Cardi B & Meghan Thee Stallion's Explicit Grammy Performance Is an Example of Our Failing Morality



John Cooper, frontman of the band Skillet, described in his podcast last week, how the explicit performance by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion on the Grammy’s affirms, even more, that our society has started to redefine “good” and “evil.”

The female performers mimicked sex acts during their dance routine for the explicit song “WAP.” According to ABC’s WFAA, “the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) confirmed it had received around 80 complaints from viewers, many of whom dubbed the performance as ‘borderline pornographic’.”

In the podcast, Cooper said the performance is an extension of our “woke” culture. The singer says our culture is redefining “good” and “evil”; a...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 1:21pm
 
Canadian father who objected to daughter taking testosterone for sex change denied release from jail

LGBT activists and their supporters rally in support of transgender people on the steps of New York City Hall, in New York City, October 24, 2018. | Getty Images/Drew Angerer

A Canadian father jailed for contempt of court after voicing objections to his teenage daughter being prescribed testosterone as part of an experimental gender transition was denied bail and isn't expected to be released until next month.

Sources close to the situation told The Christian Post that Robert Hoogland of British Columbia was denied bail during court proceedings Friday, where his attorney asked that the arrest warrant be voided and that he be released because the detention is unlawful. The warrant was issued earlier this month and Hoogland was...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 1:31pm
 
Majority of Republicans support same-sex marriage: survey

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A new survey has found that for the first time, a majority of Republicans support same-sex marriage.

As part of its annual American Values Atlas, the Public Religion Research Institute released a report Thursday finding broad support for pro-LGBT policies in the United States spanning across partisan, ethnic and religious lines. The results of the survey match findings of other studies showing rising support for such policies.

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Wed, March 24, 2021 1:38pm
 
California Bill Could Ban Christians Who Oppose Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage from Serving as Police



A new California bill that’s intended to prohibit hate group members from becoming police officers also would prevent conservative Christians and pro-lifers from serving in law enforcement, according to two watchdogs in the state.

The bill, AB 655, was introduced in February by Democratic Assemblyman Ash Kalra as the “California Law Enforcement Accountability Reform Act.” The text of the bill would require that background investigations be conducted to determine if police officer candidates have “engaged in membership in a hate group,” participated in hate group activities, or made public expressions of hate.

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Wed, March 24, 2021 3:11pm
 
Should Christian investors risk lower returns to invest biblically?
by Robert Netzly



The biblically responsible investing (BRI) movement is booming as Christian investors move billions of dollars each year to switch their portfolios into biblically responsible investments, seeking to avoid profiting from abortion drug manufacturers, adult entertainment distributors, LGBT activism, human trafficking and other immoral issues.

As the biblically responsible investing (BRI) movement continues to take Wall Street by storm, the question of performance routinely surfaces. Questions such as, “Will I have to sacrifice performance if I switch my portfolio to biblically responsible investing?” are natural, logical and very appropriate questions to ask. Perhaps it is because we are wired to assume that if we do the right thing we are...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 3:41pm
 
Baker Sued Again for Refusing to Bake Transgender Cake



Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who has previously been targeted by LGBTQ activists for refusing to bake cakes for them, is facing another lawsuit for his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition.

Phillips, who is the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, holds previous legal victories, including one from the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018. At the time, the Christian baker went on trial after he refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

At the present time, he is being sued by Autumn Scardina, a transgender attorney who wanted a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside in celebration of her transition. She had attempted to order the cake in 2017, on the same day when the Supreme Court said it would hear...More



 

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Wed, March 24, 2021 4:02pm
 
After declaring Jesus Christ the vaccine for COVID-19, John Hagee’s ministry clarifies statement

Pastor and author John Hagee preaches in June 2020. | YouTube/Hagee Ministries

Months after John Hagee, senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, declared Jesus Christ as the vaccine for COVID-19 after he was hospitalized with the virus, his ministry has clarified that he believes in prayer and medicine and is “taking the vaccine.”

"Pastor Hagee himself is taking the vaccine," Hagee Ministries spokesperson Ari Morgenstern told ABC News in a statement, adding that Hagee's comments, in which he said he had been taken out of context. "Pastor Hagee believes in both the power of prayer and modern medicine. These are not mutually exclusive."

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Wed, March 24, 2021 4:28pm
 
Church takes challenge to Gov. Mills' COVID-19 restrictions to Supreme Court



A congregation in Maine has filed a request for the United States Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit against the state's restrictions on in-person worship.

Calvary Chapel of Bangor filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court on Monday, having failed to get an injunction against Maine’s restrictions at the lower court level. If granted, the high court will hear their appeal.

The petition argued that since last year, Gov. Janet Mills has issued orders “extensively restricting when, where, and how Mainers may exercise their liberties, including gathering for religious worship, while exempting myriad businesses and nonreligious activities from similar gathering restrictions.”

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Wed, March 24, 2021 4:39pm
 
Twitter says misidentifying Muslim Boulder shooter as 'white Christian terrorist' is OK

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The man alleged to have murdered 10 people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, was an anti-Trump Muslim immigrant, but Twitter has stated that tweets calling the suspect white and possibly Christian do not violate its misinformation policy.

On Tuesday, police named Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a 21-year-old Syrian Muslim man who had made social media posts critical of former President Donald Trump, as the suspect in the mass shooting.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:11am
 
Worshippers Seriously Injured in Mob Assault on House Church



A mob armed with axes and thick wooden batons in central India disrupted a home worship service and beat and threatened Christians for leaving their ancestral tribal religion this month, sources said.

Eight Christians were injured and five of them hospitalized, including two women and a pastor who suffered head injuries and a dislocated shoulder, in the March 8 assault on a house church meeting in Surguda village, Bastar District in Chhattisgarh state, said the pastor, Samson Baghel of the Methodist Church.

Methodist Church Pastor Baghel, who lives in a nearby village, and 20 other Christians from surrounding areas had come to the home of Jaggu Kashyap for the meeting with the only three Christian families who live in Surguda village. Five of the...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:27am
 
Biden's inaugural priest and family friend investigated for questionable behavior, placed on leave

Santa Clara University President Father Kevin O'Brien speaks during an event honoring St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Society of Jesus's founder, on July 31, 2019. | YouTube/Santa Clara University

The Jesuit priest who presided over the inaugural mass for President Joe Biden is being investigated and placed on leave from the university where he serves as president.

In an announcement from the chair of the board of trustees posted on its website Thursday, Santa Clara University in California said that Father Kevin O’Brien had “exhibited behaviors in adult settings, consisting primarily of conversations, which may be inconsistent with established Jesuit protocols and boundaries.”

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:29am
 
US State Finally Lifts Restrictions on Worship Services



Churches across the state of Minnesota are celebrating after Gov. Tim Walz (D) lifted all occupancy restrictions that were implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The governor had canceled the 250-person limitation in January, then revoked the 50 percent capacity limit on March 15, according to the nonprofit religious rights law firm, Liberty Counsel.

Pastors with Cornerstone Church of Alexandria, Life Spring Church, and Calvary Chapel filed a lawsuit last August against Gov. Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison over the restrictions.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:41am
 
Pastor murdered in home hours after warning flock devil would try to kill them over witness to God’s power

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Hours after warning his flock that the devil would seek to kill and destroy them for being witnesses to God's power in the world, David Charles Evans, a beloved Oklahoma pastor, was shot dead inside his home Monday morning, where his wife was also present.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a release that just after 1 a.m., officers from the Ada Police Department responded to a 911 call in the 1400 block of Northcrest in Ada. They found the 50-year-old Evans, who leads the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, severely wounded. Paramedics would later pronounce him dead at the scene.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:44am
 
Christian's Five-Year Prison Sentence for Facebook Post Upheld in Algeria



A judge in Oran, Algeria on Monday (March 22) upheld a five-year prison sentence for a Christian convicted of reposting a cartoon of Islam’s prophet on his Facebook account three years ago, sources said.

Farid Khemisti, attorney for Hamid (surname withheld for security reasons), said the 43-year-old father of four young children appeared to have received the heavy sentence because he was a Christian. The Oran City Court of Justice also upheld his fine of 100,000 dinars (US$750).

“I really hoped for a reduction in the sentence – I expected at the worst, six months in prison,” Khemisti told Morning Star News. “That is the maximum that a fair judgment would have given, but I don’t think my client’s being a Christian made it any...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:50am
 
Oral Roberts should be banned from NCAA competition: USA Today editor

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An editor employed by USA Today has suggested that Oral Roberts University, a Christian institution that has made a Cinderella run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, should be banned from NCAA competition over its policies on sexuality.

A private Christian school based in Oklahoma founded by Charismatic televangelist Oral Roberts, ORU has an honor code that prohibits students from engaging in homosexuality or same-sex marriage.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:54am
 
Brian ‘Head’ Welch defends Christian faith, but slams 'cult-like' fanaticism

Musician Brian Welch arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. | Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has clarified comments he recently made about his faith early on in his Christian walk in which he described some of his actions as haphazard and those of a "fanatic."

The rocker and evangelist took to Instagram over the weekend with a screen shot of an article in which the headline reads: “Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch admits that he ‘went too far’ with his Christian beliefs.” A pull quote from the article is of Welch saying, “There's nothing worse than a freaking irritating religious person just shoving it down your throat.”

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Satanists Sue Arkansas, Want Pagan Idol Statue Erected Alongside Ten Commandments at Capitol



If advocates of the Satanic Temple get their way in court, then the Arkansas state capitol grounds could soon have a statue of Baphomet – an angel-winged goat – standing alongside its Ten Commandments monument.

A Ten Commandments monument was erected in 2017 on the Arkansas capitol grounds following the passage of a new law that allowed a privately funded monument to be erected. Although that monument was destroyed by a vandal within 24 hours of being installed, a new monument was erected in 2018, also using private funds.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle admit archbishop of Canterbury didn't secretly marry them

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have set the record straight on their claim that the Archbishop of Canterbury married them in secret three days before their wedding at Windsor Castle.

The Duchess of Sussex made the surprise claim in her interview with Oprah that they had called Archbishop Justin Welby and asked him to marry them in their garden because it was more intimate.

"You know, three days before our wedding, we got married. No one knows that," she said.

"The vows that we have framed in our room are just the two of us in our backyard with the archbishop of Canterbury."

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Under Biden, the plight of persecuted Christians may worsen
by Hedieh Mirahmadi



President Biden’s recently confirmed UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield is unlikely to use her diplomatic muscle to defend Christians against persecution.

If recent remarks by Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield are any indication of her position, the prospects are grim. At the U.N. General Assembly’s commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, she reprimanded China and Myanmar for committing genocide against their Muslim minorities and then turned to the issue of racism in the US. After a lengthy introduction about the “original sin” of slavery, she goes on to say, “the senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many other Black Americans sparked …. a movement that spread across the...More



 

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86 Percent of Protestant Churchgoers Are Proud of Their Church's COVID-19 Response: Survey



According to the latest survey by Lifeway Research, a majority of churchgoers are praising their churches for how they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey, which was conducted online Feb. 5-18, 2021 and included 1,000 American Protestant churchgoers, found that 86 percent are pleased with how their church handled the pandemic. Fifty-eight percent strongly agreed that they were pleased with their church’s handling of the pandemic while 9 percent disagreed.

Conversely, 12 percent of churchgoers said they are ashamed of their church’s COVID-19 response with 84 percent disagreeing, and 73 percent strongly disagreeing. Additionally, 26 percent of young adult churchgoers (ages 18 to 29) are more likely to be ashamed of their...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 3:15pm
 
The whole problem with the Christian call to take up arms against the government
by Michael Brown



It is true that our national freedom came at the cost of a bloody war, the Revolutionary War. And it is true that the liberation of American slaves was directly connected to an even bloodier war, the Civil War. But that doesn’t mean that there is legitimacy to some recent, Christian talk of another Civil War, this time involving Christians taking up arms against the government. Perish the thought. To the contrary, if we were to be honest, we have seen the enemy, and it is us.

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The psychology of ‘deconstruction’
by William B. Bowes

William B. Bowes is a Mental Health Counselor in Boston, Massachusetts. | Courtesy of William B. Bowes

One of the values that is prized in our culture, particularly among younger adults, is authenticity. There is an exaltation of (and an exultation in) the authentic. We all have seen the many “coming-out” or “transitioning” stories that describe an experience of liberation coming from an embrace of one’s “authentic self”. These sorts of stories come in various forms, but an astute observer will note that there is great cultural acclamation and praise for those who leave behind an old identity to embrace a new, alternative, “authentic” one. It is seen as the height of individualism and personal liberty to leave behind what one was taught or how one was...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 3:37pm
 
Mississippi Gov. Signs Bill Outlawing Abortion of Down Syndrome Babies



Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a new bill into law that would protect down syndrome babies from abortion.

According to Faithwire, the Down Syndrome Information Act, also known as Hudson’s Law, requires doctors to provide educational information to parents of preborn children who are newly diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

The bill passed with wide bipartisan support in both state legislative chambers.

The name behind Hudson’s law was taken from Hudson Hartman, a two-year-old Mississippian who has Down Syndrome. Last summer, Gov. Reeves signed another bill, the Life Equality Act, into law banning discrimination abortions based on race, sex, disability, or genetic makeup. At the time, Husdon and his mom both served as...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 3:49pm
 
I Was Filming a Dangerous Action Scene When I Gave My Life to Christ
How a film and television stuntman met the Lord in the air.
by Robert Wilton



Some people complain that their jobs are boring and mundane. That was never a problem for me. Beginning in my 20s, I worked for decades as a film and television stuntman, facing injury and even death for a living. On the set, I rubbed elbows with celebrities and movie stars—and sometimes made more money in one day than previous jobs had paid in a month. I was living my dream.

My philosophy in those early years was to go as hard as I could, as fast as I could, for as long as I could. Outwardly, I maintained a façade of indestructibility, suppressing any fears or anxieties with various forms of distraction and self-indulgence.

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I Grew Up a Fervent Evangelist for Islam. Now I’m Living Out the Book of Acts.
How an encounter with Christian missionaries made me into a missionary myself.
by Aaban Usman with Koal Manis

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I grew up in a Muslim family on the coast of Kenya. My father served as an Imam, and I was one of the muezzins (Muslims who call others to pray five times a day) at a local mosque.

The only school I ever attended existed to educate young men in the ways of Islam and to help them grow as Muslims. I was being trained to defend the Muslim faith and to share it with others. As a young man, I became one of the best and most well-known evangelists for Islam in my region.

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I Was a World Series Hero on the Brink of Suicide
Drugs had derailed my baseball career and driven me to despair. A chance encounter with a retired pastor changed everything.
by Bernie Carbo



It was 1975. I stood in the batter’s box, awaiting the next pitch.

But this was no ordinary baseball game. It was Game 6 of the World Series. My team, the Boston Red Sox, trailed the Cincinnati Reds by three runs in the eighth inning. And we needed to win this game to stay alive.

As I walked to the plate, I was sweating bullets. With two men on base, I could even the score with a single swing. At the very least, I had to avoid striking out. All these thoughts were running through my head with the count at 2-2 and the pitcher readying his next pitch. It was a fastball, right down the middle. I took a swing, heard the crack of the...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:28pm
 
I Went in Search of My Jewish Heritage. Along the Way, I Found the Messiah.
How a mysterious book inscribed with a mysterious phone number changed the course of my life.
by Anatoli Uschomirski with Peter K. Johnson



I first encountered hatred as a Jew in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, when I was 11 years old in 1969. Without provocation, two boys called me a dirty Jew in the hallway of my school. Sneering, they punched me in the face and body and knocked me down. I cried going home.

Incidents like these led me to begin investigating my heritage. My parents were secular Jews who never mentioned our past. They never celebrated Passover or attended synagogue. My father died when I was 10.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 9:54pm
 
I Took Drugs to a Church Conference. Then God Found Me.
My fierce resistance and indifference didn’t stop the Spirit.
by Fady Ghobrial



I was born to religious, hard-working parents in 1990 in Cairo. At 40 days old, I was baptized by triple immersion like every good Coptic Orthodox Christian.

Growing up in this kind of religious atmosphere leaves its mark on your soul forever. I can still recall the routine—but much-dreaded—confession times with the priest. Those experiences were especially deflating. Even well into my teens, I remember finishing confession, being instructed to do some penance so that God would like me again—at least that’s how it felt—and then inevitably returning to my same old sins. My attitude toward God was that he was mean, like my teachers from the Jesuit school I attended who would physically...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 10:04pm
 
The Tirade That Made Me a Christian
After an unwelcome move halfway across the world, I vented my anger to God. Then I learned to give him control.
by Vivian Mabuni



Ican still smell the incense. My dad would light three sticks of it, prop them up in a bowl of uncooked rice, kneel, and bow until his forehead met the ground. Three times he would bow—slowly, reverently—and the room would grow somber and silent. I remember watching the smoke curl in the air and disappear into the dining room lights.

Platters of our favorite Chinese delicacies filled the dining table. My mouth waters thinking about the sea cucumber, bamboo shoots, abalone, extra-large shrimp, flavorful shiitake mushrooms, and special vegetables we procured from the only Asian supermarket in our area—which was still over...More



 

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The Humbling of a Proud Hindu
How God got my attention when I thought I was too good for grace.
by Kamesh Sankaran



In the Gospel of John, Jesus speaks to the Jewish leader Nicodemus, who was curious but also confused about the notion of being born again. In the course of explaining the difference between birth through ordinary means and birth through the Holy Spirit, Jesus tells Nicodemus, “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit” (John 3:8).

These words capture something of my own experience of new birth. At the time I came to faith, I was a PhD student in aerospace engineering at Princeton—the sort of person, in other words, who ought to have known about things like...More



 

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Thu, March 25, 2021 10:37pm
 
I Was a New-Age Healer. Then I Realized I Wasn’t the One Doing the Healing.
Why a Reiki master renounced her craft to follow Jesus.
by Nicole Watt



From the time I was a child, skipping along the creek bank to my grandparents’ house, I felt I could sense (and at times see) what you could call the unseen or spirit world.

Sometimes this world was as sweet as the childlike wonder of knowing where the prize Easter egg was hidden. Other times, an ominous flash of perception would warn me that I was in a home where witchcraft was practiced. Often, these experiences were accompanied by a vision and a sensation of hot or cold in my heart, forearms, and hands.

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Thu, March 25, 2021 10:47pm
 
CBS Is a Hypocrite for Airing 'Pornified Content' while Promoting 'Me Too,' Watchdog Says



A media watchdog is calling on CBS to ensure the public it never will air “pornified content” again in light of a Grammy performance of the sexually explicit song “WAP.”

The broadcast was rated TV-14 and did not include any warning about the nature of the performance by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, which included women scantily dressed and dancing and gyrating on a large bed. One of the performers danced in a strip club-like setting, with cash floating around her.

Host Trevor Noah, before the performance, told the television audience, “If you have small children in the room, just tell them it’s a song about giving a cat a bath.”

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Fri, March 26, 2021 2:01pm
 
Christians must change their strategy to keep graphic sex materials out of schools: expert

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Christians must "change their strategy" to keep graphic sex materials out of public schools, an expert has advised, following reports that an Ohio public high school has assigned freshman students to read a slam poetry book about a girl who liberates herself by abandoning her Christian faith and engaging in sexual promiscuity.

According to The Daily Wire, Hilliard Bradley High School, located near Columbus, the state's capital, has assigned ninth-grade English students to read a poetry book titled, “The Poet X,” in which the main character, named Xiomara, rejects her faith and...More



 

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Fri, March 26, 2021 2:22pm
 
Pro-life, pro-abortion groups named in list of domestic violent extremist groups

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A report declassified last week by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security named both pro-life and pro-abortion activists on a list of domestic violent extremist groups.

The March 1 report, compiled by the Director of National Intelligence, concluded that “domestic violent extremists (DVEs) who are motivated by a range of ideologies and galvanized by recent political and societal events in the United States pose an elevated threat to the homeland in 2021.” The document included a list of “categories”...More



 

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Fri, March 26, 2021 2:36pm
 
Transgender Doctor Rachel Levine Confirmed By Senate as HHS Assistant Secretary



On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Rachel Levine as the assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, making Levine the first openly transgender federal official to be appointed by the Senate.

Levine, who had served as Pennsylvania's top official since 2017, was first nominated by President Joe Biden in January. At the time, Biden cited Levine’s experience as the reason for the nomination.

Levine “will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability,” Biden...More



 

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Fri, March 26, 2021 3:26pm
 
Derrick Jaxn’s wife attacks critics as new mistress calls his apology for affairs a sham

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The defiant wife of embattled Christian relationship guru Derrick Jaxn invoked Scripture and the “blood of Jesus” against critics of their marriage Wednesday, as a newly revealed mistress called him a “sex addict” and alleged his recent confession of being a changed man is a sham because they had sex only days ago.

“I did not come here to play games and to play dress-up. I came here in my battle suit. I came here in the battleground covered in the blood of Jesus. I received the anointing of the warrior and I spill the blood of the enemy,”...More



 

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Fri, March 26, 2021 11:47pm
 
Judge Overturns D.C. Restrictions on Churches as We Approach Easter



A federal judge on Thursday lifted the District of Columbia’s restrictions on houses of worship and ruled they likely violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

At issue were rules by the D.C. government limiting churches to 250 persons or 25 percent, whichever was less.

District Judge Trevor Neil McFadden issued an injunction against the city, ruling that its “approach to regulating houses of worship reflects a lack of adequate consideration for constitutional rights.” The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington had brought the lawsuit. The city’s other “pandemic-related limitations” remain in effect, the judge wrote.

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Fri, March 26, 2021 11:55pm
 
I Was Warned to Keep My Distance from ‘Infidels.’ Then One Prayed for My Family.
How a son of the Arabian Gulf met the Son of God in a strange new place.
by Zaine Abd Al-Qays



My story begins in the Arabian Gulf region, where my tribe raised me as a devout Muslim. When I was a child, my father would wake me up at 5 a.m. so we could attend morning prayer at the mosque. Each day, I would sit with my uncles to read and study the Qur’an. By age 10, I had memorized the majority of the book, since family members would award me $100 for each chapter I could recite.

Growing up, I performed my mandatory prayers in the mosque and even woke up each night to pray for an extra hour. I was proud to be zealous in my faith. I wanted to obtain the blessings and favor of God, as well as the esteem of my family.

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GoFundMe page raises over $45K to pay legal fees for Canadian pastor battling worship restriction charges

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A GoFundMe page recently created to help pay the legal fees for a Canadian pastor who was jailed for not adhering to ongoing worship restrictions in response to COVID-19 has received more than $45,000 in donations.

Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, who was released from jail last week after surrendering to authorities on Feb. 16, has been in court for disobeying the province’s restrictions that limit in-person worship gatherings to no more than 15% capacity.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 12:18am
 
I Assumed Science Had All the Answers. Then I Started Asking Inconvenient Questions.
My journey from atheist dogma to Christian faith was paved with intellectual and spiritual surprises.
by SY Garte



I had an unusual childhood for an American. Members of my extended family were union organizers and left-wing radicals, and my parents had even been members of the American Communist Party. My indoctrination in the dogmas of communism and atheism was deep and long lasting. At the same time, my father gave me a love of science and reason, and he taught me the importance of asking questions. These gifts, along with my training in scientific thought and research, eventually cracked open the prison cell that held my soul captive during those early...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 12:31am
 
Justin Bieber visits California State Prison with pastor to share faith message

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Justin Bieber and an unidentified pastor visited California State Prison in Lancaster, a city in the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles, to participate in a faith-based program.

Bieber, who had returned from a weekend in Turks & Caicos in the Caribbean with his wife, Hailey, was spotted visiting the California State Prison on Tuesday.

TMZ snapped shots of the pop-star arriving at the prison in his tour bus. It is unclear whether Bieber was there sharing the Gospel or singing.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 12:50am
 
My Name Was on a Federal Most-Wanted List. Now It’s Written in the Book of Life.
When the authorities caught up with my financial shenanigans, I went on the run. But Christ caught up with me.
by Richard D. Mangone with Peter K. Johnson

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On September 13, 2013, I sat alone on the bunk in my cell, eating a cold egg sandwich at the federal correctional institution in Ray Brook, New York, a medium-security prison in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid. It had been my home for 18 years.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 12:59am
 
A Sixth-Generation Mormon Meets a Born-Again Christian
He asked me how I knew my faith was true. I couldn’t give a compelling answer.
by Lisa Brockman



Tennis player and an academic high-achiever. Whatever I did, I did it with all of my heart—and being a good Mormon was no exception.

As a sixth-generation Mormon girl, I believed that the Mormon Church was the one true church of God. I believed Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. By age six, I was convinced that having a temple marriage and faithfully obeying Mormon laws would qualify me to spend eternity in the highest heaven—the Celestial Kingdom. There, I would exalt into godhood and bear spirit children. This was my greatest dream.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:17am
 
Mary 'Had a Choice' in Giving Birth to Jesus, Says Catholic Abortion Rights Group



A Catholic organization that supports abortion rights ignited a theological debate Thursday when it argued Mary “had a choice” in giving birth to Jesus and thus, all women should have that same choice, too.

Catholics for Choice, a non-profit organization that supports legalized abortion, sparked the controversy with posts on its social media pages on the same day as the Feast of the Annunciation, in which Catholics celebrate the coming of the angel Gabriel to Mary.

“Mary mother of Christ had a choice in conceiving him (sic),” a tweet from the organization read. “If Mary had a choice, you should, too!”

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:26am
 
California megachurch sacks worship director for ‘inappropriate behavior online’

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Months after their lead pastor was asked to resign for allowing his son with an attraction to minors to work with children, Menlo Church in California has fired the worship director of their Mountain View campus for “inappropriate behavior online” years ago that involved a juvenile.

John Crosby, the church’s transitional pastor, along with David Kim, elder board chair, announced in a statement on Saturday that Michael Bryce Jr., the worship director, was terminated effective on March 19 “for demonstrated poor...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:33am
 
Family advocacy group accuses South Dakota governor of caving to LGBT lobby after veto of bill to protect girls’ sports

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A family advocacy group has accused South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem of caving the LGBT lobby after she refused to sign legislation that would ban biological males who identify as female from competing in women’s sports and instead issued a “style and form” veto to the bill.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:44am
 
Tennessee Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Textbooks, Materials Containing LGBTQ+ Content from Public Schools



A Republican lawmaker in Tennessee is pushing for legislation that seeks to prohibit the use of textbooks and instructional materials containing LGBTQ+ content from public schools.

According to NBC-affiliate KSDK, Representative Bruce Griffey (R – District 75) introduced House Bill 0800 last month and will be considered by the Education Instruction Subcommittee on March 30.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 1:52am
 
Tax-Funded Abortion for 'Every Person' in America Is Goal of New Democratic Bill



A coalition of leading Democrats introduced a bill Thursday that would repeal existing law and require taxpayer-funding of abortion, making it a federal policy to “ensure access to abortion services” for every American.

The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), and in the House by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Murray is chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 2:05am
 
Oklahoma pastor’s wife, accomplice arrested for husband’s murder



Days after Oklahoma Pastor David Charles Evans was shot dead inside his home, police arrested his wife and the suspected shooter.

The late pastor’s 47-year-old wife, Kristie Dawnell Evans, reportedly told investigators that she and her husband were sexually involved with a 26-year-old man, and she asked him to murder her husband.

Responding to a 911 call, officers from the Ada Police Department found the 50-year-old pastor, who led the Harmony Free Will Baptist Church, severely wounded. Paramedics later pronounced him dead at the scene on Monday...More



 

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Sat, March 27, 2021 9:18pm
 
‘God’s been preparing us for this’: Pastor, wife awaiting birth of conjoined twins

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Just a few weeks from the expected date of delivery, an Alabama pastor and his wife, who's pregnant with conjoined twins who have separate hearts but shared liver, say “God has ... been preparing” them for this.

Dwight Castle, pastor of missions at Redeemer Community Church in Avondale, and his wife, Stephanie, who are already raising three small children — two sons, ages 6 and 3, and a 2-year-old daughter — learned that their eight-week ultrasound report showed twin baby girls connected at their chest, down to their belly buttons.

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Sat, March 27, 2021 9:36pm
 
Nebraska gov. urges parents to oppose LGBT sex ed curriculum aimed at young kids

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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has urged parents to speak out against a proposed overhaul of the state’s health education curriculum that would introduce LGBT ideology to students starting in kindergarten.

Ricketts is one of many conservatives expressing concerns about the proposed Nebraska Health Education Standards, unveiled earlier this month.

The governor highlighted his opposition to the curriculum framework in a statement:

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Sat, March 27, 2021 10:50pm
 
The Church has solutions for post-Covid education
By Angel Parrish and Dr. Adam Rondeau



Education is in crisis. Teachers, students, parents all know it; anyone with even a tenuous connection to the education system knows it. A global pandemic did not cause this crisis, but it has shown a spotlight on increasing problems and turned subtle warning signs into glaring marquees of distress. Cracks in the system that have been noticeable for decades now seem as deep chasms that perhaps cannot be bridged, let alone mended. At a time when society’s push for individual rights is at an all-time high, accommodation for individual educational needs is at an all-time low—even though the technology is available to do it. This is because the promotion of state-mandated conformity...More



 

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Sun, March 28, 2021 1:05pm
 
The bigoted call to ban ORU from the NCAA - Dr. Michael Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

The founding of higher education in America was almost entirely Christian, to the point that, even by 1881, “80 percent of the colleges in the United States were church related and private.” As one Christian author pointed out, “106 of the first 108 colleges were started on the Christian faith. By the close of 1860 there were 246 colleges in America. Seventeen of these were state institutions; almost every other one was founded by Christian denominations or by individuals who avowed a religious purpose.”

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Sun, March 28, 2021 1:22pm
 
Palm Sunday and the Gospel? - Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is co-founder and senior pastor of Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. | Courtesy of Kelly Williams

Palm Sunday is when Jesus rode into town on a donkey and they put down palm branches declaring, “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.” It was a declaration of His Kingship. They had no idea that in just a few days he would be wiped, beaten, scourged, and hung on a cross to die for the sins of them, you, and me. But on the third day He would arise from the dead to conquer death, hell, and the grave.

Jesus’ finished work reconciles us back to God. This is the Gospel. How did this all come about?

Look at what the prophet Isaiah says in Isaiah 53:6, “The Lord has laid on him, Jesus, the iniquity of us all.” How does God the Father feel about this? Isaiah 53:10 tells us,...More



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Sun, March 28, 2021 1:33pm
 
Have we separated finances from faith? - Dan Celia



Have you ever considered that we spend at least half of our waking hours working to earn a living? In fact, for many of us, that percentage is probably significantly higher. Now, it is good to be thankful that God has provided us with some wonderful opportunities to earn a living, but many of us may not always work in a job that we particularly love. Out of a desire to provide for our family and be a contributing member of society, we endure often stressful and tedious days, weeks and even months, doing whatever we have the opportunity to do. Work can be highly rewarding but is also frequently a considerable challenge. So, we see that whether we have our dream job, or are working toward that end, the paycheck we receive represents a significant percentage of our life’s effort.

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Chinese authorities seize church property days after raiding house church

A cross is seen behind a poster with the logo of Communist Party of China near a Catholic church on the outskirts of Taiyuan, North China's Shanxi province, December 24, 2016. | REUTERS/Jason Lee

Communist authorities in China removed all the belongings of a house church in China’s Chongqing municipality without showing any legal documents, days after raiding the building during a worship service, according to reports.

More than 30 officials, including local police, state security and local district administration, came with trucks and took away all the property, including chairs and books, at Mt. Olive Church in Chongqing on Wednesday, the U.S.-based advocacy organization International Christian Concern reports.

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Palm Sunday suicide bombing injures worshipers at Indonesian cathedral

Indonesian police stand guard as they seal the area after an explosion outside a church in Makassar, Indonesia on March 28, 2021. | Indra Abriyanto/AFP via Getty Images

More than a dozen people were injured when two attackers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Muslim-majority archipelago of Indonesia on Palm Sunday, the first day of the Holy Week.

The bomb exploded at the Cathedral Church in the city of Makassar in South Sulawesi province at about 10.30 a.m. on Sunday as the church was preparing for its third service, according to reports.

Police disclosed that at least 20 were wounded in the incident and that two attackers — one likely a woman — were instantly killed by the blast, according to the Associated Press.

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Mon, March 29, 2021 4:08pm
 
Court sides with Christian prof. who refused to call trans student by preferred pronoun



A three-judge federal appeals court panel has ruled in favor of an evangelical professor who was punished by Shawnee State University in Ohio for refusing to address a transgender student by the preferred pronoun.

Reversing a district court’s dismissal of his lawsuit against university officials, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the allegations made by philosophy professor Nicholas Meriwether suggest the university may have violated the professor’s First Amendment rights.

The case has been remanded back to the lower court for “further proceedings consistent with this opinion.”

The district court had dismissed Meriwether’s claims related to free speech and religious protections, ruling that his way of addressing the student was not...More



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Supreme Court rejects appeal from church threatened with closure by Chicago gov't

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Chicago church that faced the threat of summary abatement and temporary closure for holding worship services in violation of coronavirus pandemic-related gathering restrictions.

Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church in Albany Park, which objects to Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's past actions to close down churches during the COVID-19 pandemic, sued the state government to guarantee that it can’t be closed by the governor in a future lockdown.

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Mon, March 29, 2021 8:16pm
 
Court docs show slain pastor’s widow slept with alleged killer while he was on mission trip

Kristie Dawnell Evans, 47, and her late husband, Pastor David Charles Evans (L) and Kahlil Deamie Square, 26 (R). | Instagram; Cleveland County Sherriff

Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Ada, Oklahoma, grieved in fresh shock Friday as investigators alleged their late pastor, David Charles Evans, was a swinger and his widow confessed to plotting his murder with a man she spent three nights with while he was in Mexico on a mission trip.

“The circumstances that are now coming to light have taken us by surprise and we are greatly saddened. We serve a perfect Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave His life for us. These revelations do not diminish that truth and we will continue to serve Him,” a spokesperson for the church told KFOR in a statement.

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Mon, March 29, 2021 10:08pm
 
Supreme Court to hear Kentucky abortion case as Republican attorney general looks to intervene

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal in a lawsuit surrounding whether or not Kentucky’s attorney general can defend a law against dismemberment abortions that the state's Democrat Gov. refused to defend.

In an order issued Monday, the high court agreed to hear the case of Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center. However, they are limiting the scope of the arguments to whether Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron can intervene in the case.

“I promised Kentuckians that I would defend our laws all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and that’s what we’ve done,” Cameron said in a statement...More



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Tue, March 30, 2021 2:19pm
 
Governor Kristi Neom Blasts Lil Nas X's 'Satan Shoes': 'We Are in a Fight for the Soul of Our Nation'



A governor, a well-known college quarterback and even a mainstream rapper are among those criticizing Lil Nas X for his new “Satan Shoes” sneakers and an accompanying music video that shows him dancing, explicitly, with Satan.

Lil Nas X, known best for his song “Old Town Road,” announced the sneaker collaboration over the weekend with the company MSCHF, which produced black and red shoes that contain one drop of human blood. The shoes are accompanied by a pentagram and stamped with the phrase “Luke 10:18” – a reference to Satan falling from heaven. MSCHF made 666 pairs of them and sold them for $1,018 each. The company used Nike Air Max ‘97s for the shoe, although Nike has no involvement.

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Nike files copyright lawsuit over ‘Satan shoes’ collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X



Nike has filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit in response to the "Satan Shoes" collaboration between New York-based company MSCHF and rapper Lil Nas X, the artist behind the popular song "Old Town Road.”

Nike filed the complaint against MSCHF on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York after the duo announced the release of their modified Nike Air Max 97s.

The shoes are all black and decorated with a pentagram pendant. They also reference the scripture "Luke 10:18" in red, which says: “And he said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.’”

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Tue, March 30, 2021 4:46pm
 
8 Nigerian Christians abducted from church bus: 'Best we can do is pray'

Christians in Nigeria worship at a church in this undated file photo. | Open Doors

At least eight Christians were abducted by gunmen last Friday while traveling on a bus to a church program in the Kaduna state of northwest Nigeria. The church calls for prayer.

The victims, members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, were traveling to prepare for the church’s “Let’s Go a Fishing” Easter program in Kafanchan when gunman removed them from their bus and took them away in a vehicle, a church spokesperson told The Punch.

A user reportedly posted a picture on Facebook of the victims’ empty church bus and said all passengers were kidnapped along Kachia Road. The church bus has an inscription that reads, “The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Region 30, Trinity Sanctuary,...More



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Tue, March 30, 2021 5:16pm
 
Arkansas Governor Signs Law Protecting Religious Rights of Physicians, Healthcare Organizations



Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill on Friday saying doctors and healthcare institutions can decline to perform abortions if it violates their moral, ethical, or religious beliefs.

The bill was passed as states such as California try to expand abortion access, allowing nurses and other non-physicians to perform the procedure.

In a statement, Governor Hutchinson said he originally opposed the bill, but after it was made clear that the bill only applied to specific health procedures and not blanket one-size-fits-all approaches, he signed it.

Hutchinson’s statement read, "I have signed into law SB289, The Medical Ethics and Diversity Act. I weighed this bill very carefully, and it should be noted that I opposed the bill in the 2017...More



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Tue, March 30, 2021 5:23pm
 
University of Rhode Island professor under fire for criticizing trans movement

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A University of Rhode Island professor is under fire for what has been deemed as "anti-transgender perspectives" for stating, among other things, that people cannot be born in the wrong body.

In an essay published in 4W last month, a "publication for cancelled women, brave feminists, and heterodox thinkers," Donna Hughes, a pioneer in the academic study of human trafficking and a professor of women's studies, wrote of the fantasy worlds that exist on both sides of the political aisle in the United States.

While many on the left are quick to accuse those on the right of falling for conspiracy theories, Hughes stressed in her piece titled, "Fantasy Worlds on the Political Right and Left: QAnon...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 9:46am
 
Woman Sentenced to Prison for Threatening to Bomb Catholic School over Support for Same-Sex Weddings



A 36-year-old California woman has been arrested, charged and sentenced to 15 months and 13 days in prison after she threatened to bomb a Washington, D.C. Catholic preparatory school because she disagreed with the school's decision to support gay marriage.

The school, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, had reportedly decided to begin publishing gay marriage wedding announcements in their magazine, leading the woman, Sonia Tabizada, to threaten the school with violence if school officials did not reverse their decision.

"No school and no child should be subjected to death threats because of their religious beliefs," said Pamela S. Karlan, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. "The Department of...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 9:58am
 
Catholic Bishop known for LGBT advocacy comes out in support of the Equality Act

Supporters of gay marriage wave the rainbow flag after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry at the Supreme Court in Washington, June 26, 2015. The court ruled 5-4 that the Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection under the law mean that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. With the ruling, gay marriage will become legal in all 50 states. | (Photo: Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

A Catholic bishop has joined a growing list of Christians who've come out in support of the Equality Act, a sweeping legislative initiative recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Bishop John Stowe of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, long criticized by conservative Catholics for his stance on...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 10:32am
 
LGBT Students Ask Court to Overturn the Government's 'Religious Exemption' for Christian Schools



A coalition of 33 current and former LGBT students from Christian and religious colleges filed a federal lawsuit on Monday that could dramatically impact how faith-based schools operate by declaring a government religious exemption received by such schools unconstitutional.

Under current federal rules, religious institutions are exempt from Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. Although the Trump administration argued that Title IX does not apply to sexual orientation and gender identity, the Biden administration has claimed it does.

The lawsuit, filed by the Religious Exemption Accountability Project, asks the federal court to declare the Title IX religious exemption clause...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 10:36am
 
Fewer than 50% of Americans have formal church membership for first time in 80 years



While America remains a highly religious nation with seven in 10 claiming affiliation with some kind of organized religion, for the first time in nearly 80 years, fewer than half of them now say they have formal membership in a specific house of worship, according to a new Gallup analysis.

In 1937, says Gallup, when they first measured formal membership in houses of worship, some 70% of Americans had formal church membership and that measure remained steady for the next 60 years until it began a steady decline in 1998. In 2020, formal membership in houses of worship stood at 49%.

The Washington, D.C.-based analytics and advisory company was able to highlight several factors for the decline through responses from more than 6,000 U.S. adults each time across three-year...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 10:45am
 
Colorado town refuses to take down veterans' memorial after groups complain about its Christian message

A veterans' memorial located at a public cemetery in the town of Monument, Colorado. The marker was completed in September 2020, with a ceremony held in its honor on Oct. 3, 2020. | Courtesy of Tri-Lakes Tribune

A Colorado town has refused to take down a veterans' memorial following complaints from a church-and-state watchdog group that's opposed to the monument because it includes a Christian message.

Last year, the Town of Monument had a veterans’ memorial erected in its official cemetery, which was designed by teenager Michael Carlson, an Eagle Scout, who raised some $46,000 in private donations for the project.

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Wed, March 31, 2021 4:58pm
 
55 Percent of Republican Catholics Say Biden Should Be Denied Communion



The majority of Americans believe President Biden is a religious man, although U.S. Catholics are divided along party lines over whether he should be denied communion because of his support for abortion rights, according to a new Pew survey.

The poll, released Wednesday, found that 58 percent of adults in America know Biden is Catholic, and 64 percent believe he is at least “somewhat” religious.

More than two-thirds (67 percent) of U.S. Catholics believe Biden “should be allowed to receive communion” regardless of “his views on abortion” – Pew didn’t specify Biden’s views in the question – although there is a significant divide along party lines.

By a margin of 55-44 percent, Republican Catholics say Biden should not be allowed to receive...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 5:26pm
 
Bible Would Be Tennessee's 'Official State Book' under Resolution Passed by House



A resolution that would make the Bible the “official state book” of Tennessee passed the state House of Representatives Tuesday and now heads to the state Senate.

The resolution, which passed by a margin of 55-28, says the Bible has had a significant impact on the State’s economy and has aided in maintaining vital records.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives “holds hundreds of family Bible records in several formats and within many collections” because they include “vital records” of births, marriages and deaths. Before the 20th century, the resolution says, comprehensive records were recorded in Bibles, and not by the State.

“These Bibles contain a history of Tennessee families that may not be found otherwise,” the resolution...More



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Wed, March 31, 2021 10:08pm
 
Evangelical CEO Dave Ramsey’s company fired employees who had premarital sex

Dave Ramsey speaks at the Southern Baptist Convention's Annual Meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, on June 12, 2018. | The Christian Post

Months after a former employee alleged in a lawsuit that she was fired by evangelical CEO Dave Ramsey’s Ramsey Solutions after becoming pregnant, the company’s lawyers responded in a recent court filing that she was fired for having premarital sex and so were multiple others.

Ramsey Solutions, which has more than 800 employees, helps “people regain control of their money, build wealth, grow their leadership skills, and enhance their lives through personal development.”

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Thu, April 01, 2021 10:51am
 
Texas college students harassed for hosting Bible verse Easter egg hunt on campus

Students at the University of North Texas said they were harassed for placing Easter eggs filled with Bible verses around campus in Denton, Texas, on March 28, 2021. | Kelly Neidert

A politically conservative student group at the University of North Texas said they were harassed by other students for distributing Easter eggs on campus filled with Bible verses.

On Sunday night, members of the Young Conservatives of Texas UNT chapter placed 250 colorful Easter eggs with Bible verses hidden inside them around campus and posted an announcement on social media about the egg hunt beforehand.

Kelly Neidert, a senior and chairman of YCT's UNT chapter, told The Christian Post in an interview Wednesday that they hid the eggs in part to celebrate Easter and as something fun for...More



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Fri, April 02, 2021 5:55am
 
'I feel bad that I was born Jewish.' – Jesus



Do you think Jesus would have ever said that or that he was ashamed of being born Jewish?

Obviously, he would not. God chose that! He was God in the flesh.

How does a culture get to a place where one must follow the lead of so many others who reject their race because culture has deemed that entire race is racist? Who determines that? It gets there by allowing those who are embittered by the past to exploit history in a way that gives a payback to any group that decides they were mistreated in the past. It is birthed out of their own pain and anger to breed rage.

The Jews have been mistreated for centuries throughout the world with 6 million Jews being exterminated by the Germans. Why shouldn’t that race cancel all non-Jewish people and get reparations for the wrongs committed against them by the...More



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Fri, April 02, 2021 5:59am
 
Bishop Who Refused to Permit Same-Sex Marriage Blessings Leaves U.S. Episcopal Church



Bishop William Love, who was disciplined by the U.S. Episcopal Church for refusing to bless same-sex marriages, has left the denomination.

Last year, Love, who served as the Bishop of Albany, was brought before a disciplinary panel after he told the clergy in his diocese in a 2018 letter to stop blessing same-sex marriages, Christian Today reports.

In the letter, Love told the clergy that Christ was "calling the Church to have the courage to speak His Truth in love about homosexual behavior — even though it isn't politically correct."

The bishop contended that same-sex relations "was never part of God's plan and is a distortion of His design in creation" and should be avoided.

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Fri, April 02, 2021 6:03am
 
Priest calls cops on maskless pregnant mom holding baby at mass; police threaten arrest

Deirdre Hairston speaks to Catholic author and podcaster Taylor Marshall on March 27, 2021. | YouTube/Taylor Marshall

A Catholic mother in Texas is speaking out after being threatened with arrest for not wearing a mask during mass.

Deirdre Hairston, who recorded a video of the incident on her phone, told Catholic author and podcaster Taylor Marshall in an interview that she had just taken communion at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas and was kneeling down with her 1-year-old child when a police officer approached her and told her that the church didn't want her there and she was trespassing.

Hairston, who's also pregnant, said parish priest, Father Milton Ryan, contacted police to report that she wasn't wearing a mask, according to CBS' DFW...More



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Sat, April 03, 2021 10:29pm
 
Remains of kidnapped evangelical missionary recovered in Mali



The body of Beatrice Stockli, an evangelical missionary from Switzerland who was held captive by Islamist extremists in Mali since January 2016, has been found and identified, Mali’s foreign ministry has said.

Stockli’s body was given to Malian authorities by the International Committee of the Red Cross, and a DNA test confirmed that it’s of the Christian woman, who had been kidnapped from Mali’s Timbuktu city by the jihadist group Jama’at Nusrat Al-Islam wa’l-Muslimin, The Washington Times reported.

“Sadly, we now have definitive evidence that the woman who was held hostage is dead,” Swiss Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis said in a statement by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Sat, April 03, 2021 10:33pm
 
How death of 20th century rabbi helps case of resurrection of Jesus - Micheal Brown

Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books and hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire.

For many years, scholars and skeptics and psychologists and sociologists have told us that the disciples experienced a form of cognitive dissonance after Jesus died. It so rocked their world and crushed their expectations that they went into deep denial to the point of believing that Jesus really rose from the dead.

To be sure, other scholars have attacked this theory from a number of powerful and persuasive angles, but my book Resurrection tackles it from a different angle. Specifically, I focus on a modern-day, parallel test...More



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Sat, April 03, 2021 10:50pm
 
Greatest mistake of the devil: Crucifying Jesus - Oscar Amaechina



If the devil was aware of what would happen after crucifying Jesus, he would not have ventured into it. But unfortunately for him, he never knew of the glorious manifestation of God's purpose for humanity through the death of Christ on the cross and His resurrection.

"None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (1 Corinthians 2:8). The employees of the devil and their master did not understand that their kingdom was going to be depopulated if they crucify Jesus because the blood they planned to shed had the capacity to defeat sin. Through His son's death on the cross, God dealt with every person's sin. Jesus stood in the gap for every individual in the world on the cross and released forgiveness to everyone who receives...More



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Sat, April 03, 2021 10:55pm
 
No matter how you slice it, the resurrection of Jesus is a miracle - Robin Schumacher



Whether you’re a Christian or atheist, if asked to explain the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, your answer will always involve a miracle. Let me explain why.

First, long gone are the days when an educated person could get away with saying that Jesus was a mythical invention vs. historical person. The scholarly works of both non-Christians and believers alike put the final nail in that coffin long ago with a good summation coming from Princeton professor Bruce Metzger: “Today no competent scholar denies the historicity of Jesus.”

Second, there is also agreement in the academic camps on the key historical facts of Jesus’ resurrection event, which are:


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Christians in Indian village beaten, forced to reconvert to tribal religions

An Indian man walks outside a deserted church, as India remains under an unprecedented extended lockdown due to COVID-19 on May 5, 2020, in Delhi, India. | Getty Images/Yawar Nazir

Christian families in a village in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh fled after villagers belonging to a tribal religion ostracized and threatened to kill them if they did not convert back to their ancestral religion, but the 10 Christians who could not flee were beaten and forced to “reconvert,” according to a report.

“The village gathering (last month) threatened to beat us to death if we did not attend the ceremony,” Raidhar Nag, 21, who was among the Christians who fled Chhingur village in Chhattisgarh state’s Bastar District, told Morning Star News. “They stopped us from fetching...More



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Sun, April 04, 2021 11:11pm
 
Church accuses London police of ‘brutally exceeding their powers’ after shutting down service

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Police in Britain shut down a Good Friday service at a Roman Catholic church in London, claiming violation of COVID-19 rules, and threatened to impose a fine of $280 on each person sitting on the pews, according to media reports.

Calling the gathering “unlawful,” police disrupted a Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion service at Christ the King Polish church in Balham, south London, on Friday evening, according to Sky News, which reported that one of the police officers can be seen in footage telling the congregation that such a gathering was “unfortunately unlawful under the coronavirus...More



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Sun, April 04, 2021 11:42pm
 
Four Theories that Try to Explain Away Christ's Resurrection – and Why They Don't Add Up

Atheists and doubters of Christianity want the world to believe Jesus did not rise from the dead. Thanks to historians from Jesus' era, we have documentation of the crucifixion, how Christ's body mysteriously disappeared and the Resurrection. This is important because Christianity's power all hinges on the fact of the Resurrection. And that's why detractors for centuries have been coming up with scenarios to explain away the reality of the Resurrection.

"Wrong Tomb" Theory

One is the Wrong Tomb Theory. Everyone just went to the wrong one – an empty one – and assumed Christ had resurrected.

Indiana doctor Joseph Bergeron studied the crucifixion of Christ and its aftermath for 10 years, writing about it in The Crucifixion of Jesus: A Medical Doctor Examines the Death and Resurrection of Christ.

"Going to a wrong tomb and finding it empty doesn't present to anybody's mind that the person resurrected from the dead," Bergeron told CBN...More



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Sun, April 04, 2021 11:52pm
 
Ex-Atheist Breaks Down 4 Reasons Why Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Are Absolute FACT



Famed author and apologist Lee Strobel recently revealed four reasons why he believes people can have confidence that Jesus truly died and resurrected.

Strobel noted in a recent video that he would have gotten a good laugh out of the fact that Easter falls this year on April Fools’ Day, as he believed that “anyone would have to be a fool to think that Jesus literally rose from the dead.”

Strobel is a former journalist who was once an atheist reporter for The Chicago Tribune, but today he is a devoted Christian who routinely writes books defending the Christian faith.

In a video uploaded to Vimeo last week, Strobel broke down four reasons that he believes people can have confidence in the resurrection, as...More



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Mon, April 05, 2021 12:04am
 
'Get Out! You Nazis!': Pastor Kicks Canadian Mask-Enforcing Officials out of His Church during Passover Service



Over the weekend, a Polish pastor in Canada went viral after he ordered officials trying to impose a mask mandate at his church during a Passover service to leave.

On Saturday, Artur Pawlowski, the Street Church pastor in Calgary in Alberta, Canada, filmed his altercation with police officers and a government health official as he repeatedly yelled at them to leave the church.

"Immediately get out of this property! I don't want to hear anything!" Pawlowski yelled at the officials.

"Until you get a warrant! OUT! Immediately go out and don't come back! I don't want to talk to you, not one word," he continued to yell.

As they departed the church, Pawlowski continued his direct response to the police officers as he called them...More



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