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  • Bible Prophecy for Everyone: An Interview with Todd Hampson

    12/09/2018 8:05:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you tend to avoid studying books of the Bible like Revelation and Ezekiel? Does it feel like words such as rapture and apocalypse fly right over your head? It’s common to dismiss these and other topics related to Bible prophecy as irrelevant or too complicated.Bible Gateway interviewed Todd Hampson (@thampson) about his book, The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times: Bible Prophecy for Everyone (Harvest House Publishers, 2018).Explain the title of the book and its format.Todd Hampson: The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times features a comical character known as the Non-Prophet. He always gets prophecy wrong and doesn’t...
  • Rehoboth [Beach, DE] officials say no to nativity scene [at bandstand next to boardwalk]

    12/08/2018 2:33:08 PM PST · by foreverfree · 17 replies
    capegazette.com ^ | 12/7/18 | Chris Flood
    St. Edmond Catholic Church parishioners are calling out Rehoboth officials for allowing the installation of a well-known nativity scene at the Bandstand and then, less than 48 hours later, forcing them to take it down. We have a Christmas tree there, why cant we have a creche up? said St. Edmond parishioner Patty Derrick during an interview Dec. 6.
  • No, Christmas is Not Pagan. Just Stop.

    12/07/2018 7:10:02 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 53 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | December 5, 2018 | Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
    Well, its time for a good Christmas rant. This requires a rant, because every year, we see the same ignorant silliness. (Sorry, but its just true.) Supposedly, Christmas is secretly pagan, secretly syncretist, secretly a co-opting of pagan stuff and ignorantly claiming it to be Christian. But the truth about these things is so available that its literally staring out at you even from Wikipedia. Well, if you are one of the people who says this stuff, Ive got a lot of problems with you people. Let the airing of grievances begin. (And its not even Festivus yet!)
  • DNC Chair Tom Perez Blames Church for Democrat Losses

    12/06/2018 1:45:00 PM PST · by dellerman · 52 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 12/6/2018 | Peter Hasson
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez on Wednesday complained that voters are influenced by what they hear in church on Sundays. Perez claimed that Republicans have an advantage because people buy what they hear at church.
  • Video: Why Paul Wrote II Timothy

    12/05/2018 2:55:47 PM PST · by pcottraux · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 4, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Hi everyone! It's Wednesday night Bible study!For this week's Why the New Testament was Written video, we're talking about why Paul wrote the second letter to Timothy. I consider it to be the saddest book of the New Testament, as Paul's farewell letter to the church and to the world in general. This is part 15 of the series (should be three more to go...next week is II Peter, then Jude, then finally Revelation).Why Paul Wrote II TimothyVideo clocks in at 9:29.
  • How God prepared former Dodgers GM to fight sex trafficking: Its spiritual warfare

    12/04/2018 5:14:47 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager and vice president Kevin Malone is a passionate man. It may well have been his passion that led to a confrontation with a fan in San Diego in 2001 that later resulted in his resignation from the senior circuit ballclub and proved to be the last moments of his 17-year Major League Baseball career. But in the years following Malones departure from baseball, God pointed his passionate heart toward a new area of interest, one that he wasnt really fully aware of until he went on a trip to Thailand with his pastor at...
  • Why David Was Spared but Uzziah Wasn't

    12/01/2018 2:56:49 PM PST · by pcottraux · 16 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | December 1, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Why David was Spared but Uzziah Wasnt By Philip Cottraux As Jesus and His disciples were traveling, they plucked ears of corn to eat. This happened to occur on the Sabbath, giving the Pharisees yet another reason to criticize Him. Mark 2:24: And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the Sabbath day that which is not lawful? While remembering to keep the Sabbath was important, nothing in the Torah specifically banned hungry people from picking crops; but this shows the state of Jewish leadership at the time; over the years, they had added man-made rules to...
  • The Religion of Leftism

    12/01/2018 5:59:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2018 | Allie Stuckie
    Over the last decade, America has moved drastically to the left. Not only are more people on the left than ever before, the left is further left than it’s ever been. This radical brand of progressivism has come to be known as “leftism”—an extreme yet increasingly dominant segment of the political spectrum.At the same time, America has grown more secular. According to Pew, “religious nones” are rapidly growing in number. These “nones” are most concentrated among millennials: 36% of millennials are religiously unaffiliated. Millennials happen to also be America’s most politically progressive generation.This probably isn’t a coincidence, especially since the same...
  • Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated R. It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language

    11/30/2018 4:38:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | J.P. Johnston
    Full Title: Producer: My Christian Film Got Rated R. It Has No Nudity, Sex, Bad Language, Gore, Drugs. The Motion Picture Association of America adds its name to a list of increasingly brazen leftist media powerhouses who discriminate against conservative voices in the public square. Facebook: Graphic images of a woman smashing and eating a baby do not violate community standards but quoting a Bible verse on homosexuality does. Twitter: Conservative voices and alternative news sources frequently find themselves muzzled while profane rants against them are celebrated. Google: Discriminatory algorithms ensure that articles praising the Second Amendment, President Trump, traditional...
  • Brazil's New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax

    11/29/2018 7:54:45 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Brazil's New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax By Michael W. Chapman | November 28, 2018 | 3:23 PM EST Brazil's new, incoming foreign minister, Ernesto Araujo. (YouTube) Brazil's newly appointed foreign minister, Ernesto Frago Araujo, who starts his new job in January under President Jair Bolsonaro,has stated that the climate change issue was invented by "cultural Marxists" to help push a globalist agenda that is anti-growth and anti-Christian, reported The Guardian and the Daily Mail. The Bolsonaro administration will take over Brazil's government on January 1, 2019. Bolsonaro selected Araujo to be minister of foreign affairs on...
  • Christian singer Lauren Daigle defends singing on Ellen, confirms Jimmy Fallon show is next

    11/28/2018 11:35:59 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Fri 2 Nov 2018 | Staff Writer
    Christian singer Lauren Daigle has faced some backlash for appearing on the talk show of Ellen DeGeneres but she says her critics are missing the 'heart of God'. The singer was invited to perform on The Ellen Show following the release of her hugely successful album 'Look Up Child', which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 in the Christian charts. Daigle took some heat from fans for singing 'Still Rolling Stones' off her new album, but she told Way FM Radio that Ellen had chosen the song. Opinions were split when Daigle posted a video...
  • Ex-imam explains what Muslims get wrong about Jesus, details family's persecution

    11/28/2018 9:41:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/28/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A former Nigerian imam-turned-pastor who says Islams holy book helped confirm to him that Jesus Christ is the son of God, has detailed the persecution his family has endured because of their Christian faith. The pastor, who for security purposes will be referred to as John, recently spoke with The Christian Post for an hourlong interview about his familys ordeal in which one of their son's was murdered after they were forced into hiding in different states across Nigeria before traveling to the United States this year to seek asylum. John was born to a Hausa Fulani family in the...
  • The Orthodox Schism and the Spiritual Limits of Politics (Russia-Ukraine)

    11/25/2018 4:57:15 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | Oct 19, 2018 | Nikos Konstandaras
    Russias effort to keep Ukraine under its thumb prompted a revolution in 2014 and a war that has claimed more than 10,000 lives. It also prompted, on Monday, what may be one of the most serious splits in Christendom since the Great Schism between Rome and Constantinople in 1054 and the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. This new crisis has deep historical roots, and could shape religious and secular ties among many countries for years to come. Heres what happened: The Church of Russia announced this week that it was breaking ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which has...
  • Pastoral Letter and Pastoral Directive from the Bishop of Albany on same-sex marriage.

    11/25/2018 3:39:18 PM PST · by donaldo · 3 replies
    Anglican Ink ^ | November 11, 2018 | William Love
    While the state may have chosen to expand its definition of marriage to accommodate for some of the above legal benefits normally given to a husband and wife, it is not necessary for the Church to change its definition or understanding of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to match the States definition. It is time for the Church to stop functioning as an agent of the State in issuing marriage licenses.
  • "Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation"

    11/25/2018 12:47:12 PM PST · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 24, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation By Philip Cottraux I see this one pop up on Twitter from time to time, followed by atheists bragging that theyve never met a theist who can answer it. Unfortunately, Ive been unsuccessful tracking down its origin. In some tweets Ive seen it connected with Sam Harris, but sifting through countless quotes as well as his book The End of Faith (this was a torturous experience) turned up nothing. Like most atheist gotchas, this one is riddled with false presumptions. I can already hear skeptics getting to the end of...
  • Christianity created the European identity, Pope Benedict says (Flashback)

    11/25/2018 9:07:56 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 2007 | Mar 26, 2007
    Benedict XVI noted how Europe has sought to conciliate "the economic and social dimensions through policies aimed at producing wealth, ... yet without overlooking the legitimate expectations of the poor and marginalized. However, in demographic terms, it must unfortunately be noted that Europe seems set on a path that could lead to its exit from history." "What emerges from all this," he added, "is that it is unthinkable to create an authentic 'common European home' while ignoring the identity of the people of our continent. ... An identity that is historical, cultural and moral, more even than geographical, economic or...
  • Video: Why John Wrote His Gospel and Epistles

    11/21/2018 2:07:58 PM PST · by pcottraux · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 20, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble!This week's Wednesday night Bible study is part 13 of our video series on why the New Testament was written. Tonight we're talking about the writings of John. I had a hard time coming up with a title for this one, and "Why John Wrote His Gospel and Epistles" is honestly the least-awkward thing I could come up with.Anyway, here's the video.Why John Wrote His Gospel and EpistlesA bit of a lengthy one this week (clocks in at 17:44). Twitter's been having a field day with me on this, so I can't wait to see...
  • American missionary killed in India

    11/21/2018 5:48:04 AM PST · by mooncoin · 26 replies
    India Today ^ | November 21, 2018 | Priyamvatha P and Geeta Mohan
    An American man was killed on an island inhabited by a tribe known to resist outside contact in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. And, his body still lies there. The American was identified as 27-year-old John Allen Chau, who sources said was a Christian missionary who wanted to convert the Sentinelese tribe that inhabits the island where he was killed. Chau was killed by members of this tribe, which is protected under Indian law, a senior police officer told India Today TV. The officer stressed that the Sentinelese must be left alone and that any forced contact with the outside...
  • Scotland Set to Mandate LGBT-Inclusive Education

    11/20/2018 4:04:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | Novemer 19, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    We knew this day would come and sadly, this is likely to follow elsewhere. In Scotland, a plan has been approved to mandate so-called LGBT-inclusive education into government-run schools. NBC News reports:
  • Is Islam the Fastest Growing Religion?

    11/17/2018 11:16:10 AM PST · by Stepan12 · 33 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | November 17, 2018 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    This triumphalist statement is a staple of Islamic propaganda. If Islam is the worlds fastest-growing religion, then this must surely reflect, its adherents believe, its innate superiority to other faiths. And it suggests that this rise is inexorable and irreversible. But the picture is not quite so clear. Look at the figures being given for the worlds Muslim population. There still seems to be no agreement. The numbers range enormously, from a low of 1.4 billion to a high of 1.8 billion.In Muslim countries, the way Muslims are counted is to take the total population, subtract those who have definitely...