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  • The Soul, It's Burdens, and the Path to Restoration (Part 2) PODCAST

    11/24/2014 3:46:52 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    SOUNDCLOUD ^ | Rob W. Case
    Do you feel lost? Does your mind reside within a state of chaos, confusion, disorder, and does it perhaps carry with it an anxiety over what the future may hold? In part 2 of our series on the soul, we will explore, and expose, some of the darkness that resides within us due to living in a fallen world. We will add discernment to the darkness as the path to restoration will require a connection and a decision by you. Find out how, on this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case. To access this podcast, please click HERE or...
  • US Mum Bucks Muslim Propaganda in School

    11/24/2014 3:34:54 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Islamic supremacism is taught in American public schools, one of which is Porter Ridge High School in Union County, North Carolina. A ninth-grade world-history teacher assigned an in-class worksheet about Islam which the pupils had to fill in with the "correct" answers (the worksheet's first part is in the above picture). FALSITIES TAUGHT AT SCHOOL Some of those answers were that Islam is a peaceful religion, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world and most Muslims' faith is stronger than the average Christian. Islamic Scriptures and history are testament to the fact that the exact opposite of the...
  • ĎDuck Dynasty': Phil Robertsonís Family Believes America Could Collapse

    11/17/2014 3:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Patrick Frye
    The Duck Dynasty family has made the news partially due to their politically incorrect statements, and Phil Robertson tends to be the largest contribute to soundbites. But now, Philís son has taken the stump and is declaring that itís possible that America could collapse just like the Roman empire. In a related report by the Inquisitr, Phil Robertson believes that Bibles and guns are the answer to any Americanís woes. The Duck Commander patriarch also had a dire warning for Sadie Robertsonís boyfriend, saying that if they do not keep it in their pants, then he would ďbreakĒ them. Phil...
  • The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

    11/17/2014 6:36:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matt Barber
    ďRemember what I told you: ĎA servant is not greater than his master.í If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.Ē Ė John 15:20 Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you havenít noticed, times are a-changiní. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow Godís command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted. ďA servant is not greater than his master.Ē I donít presume to compare my friend Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries to...
  • Landmark moment as 125 millionth Bible printed in China [Largest Bible printer in the world]

    11/16/2014 12:24:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 11/7/2014 | Carey Lodge
    The largest Bible printing factory in the world has printed its 125th million copy, the Financial Times reports. Based in Nanjing, China, the factory is run by the government-sanctioned Amity Foundation in conjunction with the Bible Society. It has produced over 65 million Bibles in ten different Chinese languages since 1987, in addition to more than 59 million in 90 other languages for exportation. Officially an atheist state, the right to freedom of religious belief is guaranteed under Article 36 of the Chinese Constitution but protections are limited to those who worship within state-sanctioned bodies. Chinese Christians often suffer at...
  • The Rise of Christianity in China

    11/16/2014 6:04:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 11/7/14 | Jamil Anderlini
    The stateís response to this resurgence of faith is an escalating campaign of repression As he stood in the hot sun and watched a dozen earth movers smash through the walls of the Sanjiang church, Mr Dai felt a great sadness and also fear Ė for himself and for the future of his fellow Christians. ďThere were so many police blocking the road and surrounding mountains. They had cut off power to the whole area and blacked out mobile phone coverage and they were trying to stop anybody coming near,Ē he says. By pretending to be part of the demolition...
  • The Demise of Religious Freedom in America

    11/10/2014 9:55:09 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 5 replies
    Moody Media ^ | 2014 | Dr. Erwin Lutzer
    Before I speak about the ominous trends in America to curtail freedom of speech, let me tell you about Dr. Charles H. McVety, president of Canada Christian College in Toronto, whose television program was removed from the air because he had the temerity to preach against homosexuality. Later, he was allowed back on television, but now he has to submit his program to the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council every Wednesday for review by the censors on Thursday, and then, if approved, can be broadcast on Sunday
  • The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians (video)(Prager University)

    11/10/2014 7:19:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    You Tube.com ^ | 11-10-2014 | Prager University
    The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region's Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.
  • [Hungarian] Prime Minister Viktor OrbŠnís Speech

    11/07/2014 8:02:39 PM PST · by annalex · 20 replies
    Hungarian Government Website ^ | 26 July 2014 | Viktor OrbŠn
    Prime Minister Viktor Orb√°n¬ís Speech at the 25th B√°lv√°nyos Summer Free University and Student Camp July 30, 2014 9:24 AM26 July 2014, Tusn√°df√ľrdŇĎ (BńÉile TuŇünad), Romania Good afternoon, everyone! Greetings to all of you!When we last saw each other a year ago, I began my speech by saying that we are attending the last gathering here in Tusn√°df√ľrdŇĎ before the upcoming general elections in Hungary. Now, I can tell you that we are attending the first gathering here in Tusn√°df√ľrdŇĎ following the elections in Hungary, and I can tell you all the good news that we were victorious at those...
  • There are more Christians in America than you think

    11/06/2014 11:05:02 AM PST · by DNewsNatl · 36 replies
    According to a Global Survey from Ipsos MORI, Americans think 56 percent of the country is Christian, when it is actually closer to 78 percent, and 15 percent of the country is Muslim, when itís really just 1 percent.
  • Faith Brings Comfort, But Not at First Ė A Reflection on a Teaching by Peter Kreeft

    11/07/2014 7:27:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-06-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Faith Brings Comfort, But Not at First ‚Äď A Reflection on a Teaching by Peter Kreeft By: Msgr. Charles Pope For ongoing education and spiritual growth, I am always reading. One of the books I am currently reading is Peter Kreeft‚Äôs¬†Angels and Demons. As most of you know, I have often expressed concern that angels have been sentimentalized and even trivialized. Most people‚Äôs conception of angels is far from what the Bible describes! If you have read Peter Kreeft, you¬†know that very few people can express things as well as he does. Thus I would like to give you...
  • Religion in China - Cracks in the atheist edifice

    11/04/2014 2:13:40 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 15 replies
    The Economist ^ | Nov 1, 2014 | Wenzhou
    THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called Chinaís Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that Chinaís Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about 9m people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs.
  • Joel Osteen Praises Obama as a Christian

    11/04/2014 10:39:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 91 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Tim Brown
    There are still self-professed "Christians" who continue to promote the heresies and unbiblical teachings of Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria.... ....My friends, Joel Osteen is in the position he is in because the professed Church has not called people like him out and dealt with him biblically. It's time the people of God start dealing with false teachers in a biblical manner.
  • Pakistan Mob Kills Christian Couple Over 'Blasphemy'

    11/04/2014 9:03:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/04/2014 | BBC News
    A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry crowd after being accused of desecrating a Koran, police say. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as Shama and Shehzad, AFP reports. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue and critics argue the laws are often misused to settle personal scores and that minorities are unfairly targeted. "Yesterday an incident of desecration of the holy Koran took place in the area and today the mob first beat the...
  • China: Cracks in the atheist edifice

    11/03/2014 12:52:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/3/2014
    THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called Chinaís Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that Chinaís Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about 9M people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs. This year, however, more than 230 have been classed as ďillegal structuresĒ and removed. Videos posted on the internet show crowds of parishioners trying to form a human shield around their churches. Dozens...
  • Should Pastors Endorse Candidates From The Pulpit?

    11/03/2014 4:58:04 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 24 replies
    A group called Alliance Defending Freedom organized a group of around 1,600 pastors who endorsed candidates from the pulpit in the weeks leading up to tomorrows election. Since the 1950ís the IRS has banned 501(c)(3) tax exempt churches from engaging in political activity, including endorsing candidates. The IRS has never enforced the law. Every few years the government sends out warning letters but itís never actually taken the law to court. They likely know it wouldnít be upheld by the Supreme Court. The Alliance Defending Freedom appears to be a conservative group and as such their 1,600 pastors appear to...
  • IS ABORTION JUST AN "ELECTION ISSUE" FOR CHRISTIANS?

    11/03/2014 2:59:56 AM PST · by rhema · 4 replies
    NRLC ^ | James I. Lamb
    "I could never vote for anyone who favors the destruction of innocent life in the womb," Sam stated bluntly. Fred replied, "I'm opposed to abortion as much as you are, Sam, but there are other issues you know." Sincere and well-meaning Christians who oppose abortion too often speak of it as if it were on a par with tax cuts, Medicare, or Social Security. There are many "Freds" out there. Maybe you know a "Fred." Maybe you are a "Fred"! You want to be fair- minded, and you do not want to be labeled a "one-issue" voter. If you really...
  • Four More North Carolina Judges Resign Over Refusal To Conduct Same-Sex Weddings

    11/02/2014 9:49:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 10/30/14 | Samuel Smith
    Six Magistrates Have Now Stepped Down Because of Gay Marriage LegalizationSince gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina on Oct. 10, at least six North Carolina judges have resigned from their benches because they do not want to go against their Christian faith and conduct wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. While it was reported last week that Rockingham County magistrate John Kallam Jr. and Swain County magistrate Gilbert Breedlove resigned from their positions because of the legalization of gay marriage, media reports have surfaced indicating that at least four other magistrates have done the same. All six magistrates, Kallam, Breedlove,...
  • The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianityís effect on the mind (Salon)

    11/01/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico
    If a former believer says that Christianity made her depressed, obsessive, or post-traumatic, she is likely to be dismissed as an exaggerator. She might describe panic attacks about the rapture; moods that swung from ecstasy about Godís overwhelming love to suicidal self-loathing about repeated sins; or an obsession with sexual purity. A symptom like one of these clearly has a religious component, yet many people instinctively blame the victim. They will say that the wounded former believer was prone to anxiety or depression or obsession in the first placeóthat his Christianity somehow got corrupted by his predisposition to psychological problems....
  • US Gave $8B to Pakistan While Christian Mother Asia Bibi Was Imprisoned and Sentenced to Death

    10/28/2014 9:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/28/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Center for Law and Justice has started a petition asking the U.S. government to stop sending foreign aid to Pakistan, the country that recently upheld the death sentence for Christian mother Asia Bibi for blasphemy. Figures have shown that the U.S. sent close to $8 billion to Pakistan in the past five years while Bibi has been imprisoned. "We must stop sending billions of our taxpayer dollars to nations that persecute Christians. It's that simple. Not one more dime for persecution. Cut off American foreign aid to any country that persecutes Christians," reads the petition, which has close...
  • Gramsci's Dream Came True: We Have a Leftist Ruling Class

    10/25/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 25, 2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    Antonio Gramsci is a figure of high importance to the development of the left, both in Britain and the United states. While looking into Gramsci, I came across James Joll's book, a clear exposition of Gramsciís ideas by a fan of the Italian Marxist. Thus it can be said that the text is a fair account of Gramsci's ideas. And if there is any bias in the texts I've chosen, it's bias in favor -- rather than against Ė Antonio Gramsci.
  • Why We Care for Animals and Muslims Don't

    10/25/2014 3:30:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 40 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can watch a BBC video of this dogs event in Malaysia by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Malay Muslims have discovered dogs: KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 ó A group of Muslims get acquainted with a dog at the ĎI want to touch a dogí event at 1Utamaís central park earlier this morning. Around 200 dogs and their owners volunteered for the event, which sought to break cultural norms against dogs among Malaysiaís majority Malays. The video on the Malay Mail Online website quoted above is a mixture of people who surround a dog as if they'd...
  • First Aramean registers in Israel

    10/21/2014 5:20:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-21-14
    The law instituting the Aramean nationality passed on September 18, creating an officially recognized Christian minority group. The first Israeli to register under the new Israeli Aramaean nationality is two-year-old Yaakov Halul, the son of Aramaic leaders in Northern Israel. The childís parents, Shaídi and Oxana Halul, waited two years after their son's birth to register his nationality, so he could officially register as Aramaean, as opposed to Arab. They finally registered the child as Aramean earlier this week. Shaídi Halul serves as a captain in an IDF reserves paratroopers unit and is head of the Aramaic Masonite Heritage Center,...
  • Ignorance and Illogicality of Many Atheists

    10/20/2014 4:25:09 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    I often share on my personal Facebook page posts by Freedom From Atheism Foundation (FFAF) . This group provides many snappy and ready quotations, slogans and images that are perfectly suited to Facebook and in general to today's many time-poor and attention-span-even-poorer people. The problem is that somebody who hasn't bothered to take the effort to examine a topic like the existence of God needs much more than a few lines or a graphic, which is why I think that I'll put the brakes on this habit of mine. The last straw has been the following exchange of comments...
  • 24 Crazy Facts About Global Christianity in the 21st Century

    10/16/2014 6:48:59 AM PDT · by millegan · 6 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 16, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    The global face of Christianity has changed dramatically in the last one hundred years. So much so, that everything that seemed so permanent about ďthe way the world wasĒ no longer holds. Information courtesy of PewForum, hereís where things stand:
  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the cityís first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. ďThe cityís subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,Ē Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. ďThe city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.Ē ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • More Than 1,800 Pastors Advocate For Political Speech Rights in Church

    10/15/2014 5:38:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - So far this year, more than 1,800 pastors across the United States have participated in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual event hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom that advocates for pastorsí right to speak on politics from the pulpit without fear of losing their churchesí tax exempt status. Pulpit Freedom Sunday, which started Oct. 5 and runs through Election Day on Nov. 4, first began in 2008 with only 33 participating pastors.
  • ISIS ĎDeclares War on Christiansí

    10/14/2014 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    INN ^ | 10/14/2014, 4:00 PM | Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin
    Islamic State (ISIS) has published a new edition of the propaganda booklet Dabiq, which is again signaling its primary enemyóChristianity. On the cover page of the booklet is a photo of the Vatican bearing the ISIS flag, along with the terror groupís desires to conquer Rome and ďbreak the cross.Ē According to some Islamic traditions, the founder of Islam Mohammed predicted that the occupation of the three cities of Istanbul, Jerusalem and Rome pave the way for the appearance of the Mahdi, the Islamic Messiah. The declaration surfaces amid growing concern over the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle...
  • A Scene of Place

    10/14/2014 2:35:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    The other day one of those visiting hot-shots from out of town, aka expert consultants, was explaining what a wonderful addition our new Technology Park downtown was going to be. Oh, and by the way, to make way for it, an old building would have to be torn down. It had been neglected for years anyway, so who would miss that old eyesore anyway? Because the tech park would create a new "sense of place." The phrase stuck in the mind, like a sharp arrow. Can a sense of place really be created new -- from scratch? Sure thing. Just...
  • If Your Pastor Has A $60k A Year Clothing Allowance, You Probably Should Leave That Church

    10/12/2014 5:12:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday evening I had my pastor over to Casa de Giles to enjoy one of my fine cigars with the family and me. During the course of catching up, I found out that several new families from a local South Florida mega-church had left that zoo and had joined our church. The reason why they said they absconded had me gobsmacked Ė and Iím a hard critter to shock. Having been in the ministry for twenty-five years, Iíve pretty much heard it all and have seen it all, but I wasnít ready for this curve ball. This time it...
  • Why I Oppose Liberalism

    10/11/2014 4:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks. Like a tick, liberalism latches onto a victim and sucks him dry. Of course, a single tick canít gorge itself on so much blood that it does to a dog what liberalism did to Detroit. It doesnít turn the different parts of the dog against each other. The tick doesnít tell everyone heís a victim and that the dog is greedy if he tries to scratch it off. You canít be both a good Christian and a good liberal because theyíre incompatible and liberalism makes no exceptions...
  • Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

    10/09/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Damon Linker
    Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable. Liberalism seems to have an irrational animus against Christianity.
  • The End of an Era that Ended Long Ago: Maria Von Trapp, RIP

    10/09/2014 3:46:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 19 replies
    MovieGuide.org ^ | Sept. 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Earlier this year, an event happened that did not receive wide notice. The last of the Von Trapp Family Singers, the last of the childrenóthe real onesódied. Her name was Mariaónot to be confused with the lady played by Julie Andrews, Maria Augusta Trapp, who died in 1987. Maria Von Trappís death in February 2014 marks the end of an era. The Sound of Music deserves its accolades as the Movie of the Year (1965) and one of the finest films ever made. Even my one-year-old granddaughter is mesmerized by the puppet scene. As a film it is an icon....
  • Why do so many liberals despise Christianity?

    10/08/2014 8:10:44 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Damon Linker
    Liberals increasingly want to enforce a comprehensive, uniformly secular vision of the human good. And they see alternative visions of the good as increasingly intolerable.... Palmer... expresses "ambivalence," "suspicion," and "visceral discomfort" ... that these men and women are motivated to make "long-term commitments to address the health problems of poor Africans," to "risk their lives," and to accept poor compensation (and sometimes none at all) because of their Christian faith. The question is why he considers this a problem... Gordon College, a small Christian school north of Boston, is facing the possibility of having its accreditation revoked... In accordance...
  • The Beauty of the Country of Marriage

    10/07/2014 5:21:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 5 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Matthew J. Franck
    Public Discourse recently published a very important essay titled ďBreaking the Silence,Ē in which Janna Darnelle wrote with heartbreaking candor of what she and her children have suffered since her ex-husband abandoned their marriage, married another man under state law, and obtained joint custody of their children. When Darnelleís essay was published, I had just finished reading Anthony Esolenís new book Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity. As I read her essay, I realized that her story encapsulated nearly every one of the bookís arguments. Anthony Esolen is well-known to readers of Public Discourse, and his writings adorn many other...
  • College Orders Student to 'Dumb Down' Religious Show

    10/04/2014 4:28:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The folks in the drama department at Cape Fear Community College are just fine with staging productions about rape and incest. But when it comes to staging a show with Christian themes Ė well, thatís a problem.So says Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious advocacy group that claims the schoolís drama instructor ordered a student to ďdumb downĒ the religious nature of an upcoming production because it might offend and anger people. ADF attorney Travis Barham wrote a letter to the college alleging that drama instructor Jack Landry told Justin Graves he ďcould not support the overtly Christian showĒ because the...
  • Isis Threat to Crucify Lebanon's Christians as Islamic State Prepare to Cross Syria Border

    10/01/2014 1:42:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2014 | Jack Moore
    Christians in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley have begun arming themselves in preparation for an Isis (now known as the Islamic State) offensive as it seeks to expand its territorial control outside of Syria. Up to 3,000 militants from the Islamic State and other jihadists occupy the mountain range between Lebanon and Syria near the Sunni town of Arsal. As IS seek to grab land outside of the mountain caves and farms they currently control, Christian volunteers have now created village defence forces to protect against the Sunni militants who have taken up to 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage. "We are...
  • Did Obama use a "No True Scotsman" fallacy when talking recently about Islam and Muslims?

    10/02/2014 7:54:42 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 99 replies
    10/2/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Some people - and quite a few atheists - have made hay over Obama's comments, primary among them being Obama's comment that "No religion condones the killing of innocents." Inherent within Obama's statement is that no TRUE Muslim would ever kill innocent people, be they men, women or children. As such, this would fall within the parameters of the "No True Scotsman" fallacy. The only problem with this is that it leaves Christians open to the charge that true Christians have (for example) bombed abortion clinics, takes away from Christians the ability to say that "No true Christian would ever...
  • The Soul, Itís Burdens, & The Path to Restoration (Part 1)PODCAST

    10/01/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies
    MakingSense.podbean.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    What do you think of when you hear the word soul? What exactly is it? What does it consist of? Why is it important? In this edition of ďMaking Sense with Rob Case,Ē we will explore the entity of the soul, study its working components, and consider how these components work in the backdrop of how we think, act, feel, and thrive in the world around us. Where does God fit in with all of this? Find out on this edition of "Making Sense with Rob Case." To access the podcast, click HERE, or click on the above link.
  • The Campus Crusade for Comfort

    10/01/2014 7:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Note: In the following article, I refuse to refer to Campus Crusade for Christ by their new name. I find their removal of the words ďCrusadeĒ and ďChristĒ to be offensive and demeaning (and just incredibly silly).Nearly half of the abortions in this country are performed on college-age women. According to Students for Life of America, 70% of all abortion-providing and abortion-referring facilities are located within five miles of a college campus. Given those staggering numbers, it would seem that campus ministries would be positioning themselves to do something about the problem. But most are doing nothing at all. If...
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-23-14 | Todd Starnes
    Itís hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with ďThe Hiding Place,Ē they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. ďWe do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,Ē Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent...
  • A Lesbianís Eyes Opened: ĎYou Don't Hate Us!í

    09/28/2014 6:45:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 103 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Matt Barber
    This jaw-dropping revelation is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionís latest assessment of the homosexual lifestyle. The WSJ report further warns: ďGay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2 percent of the U.S. population but more than half of all people living with HIV and 66 percent of new HIV infections. They are the only population group in the United States for which HIV infections are rising.Ē What do you say of an adult or adults who, for selfish political reasons, encourage sexually confused children to adopt a sex-centric identity and lifestyle laced with a 50-50 chance...
  • The Feminization of the Church

    09/28/2014 5:32:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    Biola Magazie ^ | June 14 | Holly Pivec
    The leaders of a new, Christian movement think theyíve solved a centuries-old mystery: why men are absent from church. But their answer isnít politically correct. They believe Christianity has become feminized. There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world, according to church growth experts like Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World. A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of this new movement suggest that the churchís music, messages and ministries cater to women. One of the leaders is David Murrow, author of a...
  • Progressivesí Moral Equivalence

    09/28/2014 5:03:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    You¬íve seen this a lot in the last decade and a half: progressives asserting a moral equivalence between radial Islam and Christianity. The argument usually goes something like, ¬ďYeah, sure, terrorists are bad, but they¬íre hardly the only people to kill in the name of their religion!¬Ē Then there¬ís the obligatory reference to the crusades. OK, sure, Christianity, like most religions, has had some less-than-flattering moments. But it¬ís history. If you can point me to the mass graves, severed heads or buildings for Christianity in our lifetime‚Ķ no need to finish that sentence because there aren¬ít any. Christianity is an...
  • The Ancient War Between the Judeo-Christian West and Islam

    09/21/2014 3:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 21, 2014 | James P. Pinkerton
    In one of the great epics of Western literature, the hero, confronted by numerous and powerful enemies, temporarily gives in to weakness and self-pity. ďI wish,Ē he sighs, ďnone of this had happened.Ē The heroís wise adviser responds, ďSo do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.Ē The old man continues, ďThere are other forces at work in this world Ö besides the will of evil.Ē Some events, he adds, are ďmeantĒ to be, ďAnd that is an encouraging thought.Ē Indeed it is. Perhaps, today, we are meant to live in these...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, ¬ďChristians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.¬Ē It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • Saudi Arabia cracks down on Christians. Will the United States speak up?

    09/15/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | September 15th, 2014 | Jake (Diary
    The situation for Christians in the Middle East continues to get worse, but this time, it isnít at the hands of a terrorist group or band of rebels. Itís from one of our supposed allies in the region: Saudi Arabia. As Fox News reports, this past Friday (September 12th), agents from the countryís Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice rounded up 28 Christians at the home of an Indian national in the city of Khafji, and several Bibles were confiscated as well.. Their condition and whereabouts are currently unknown. As Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute...
  • While World Watches ISIS, Boko Haram Declares Its Own Caliphate In Nigeria

    09/15/2014 9:22:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 57 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/15/2014 | Robert Windrem
    the leader of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram has established the world's second Islamic "caliphate" this summer and is seeking to cement his bloody rule on a territory that is now roughly the size of west Virginia. While much of the world has been focused on the brutal reign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the forces of Boko haram have been racking up victories in northern Nigeria and have been violently imposing an equally harsh version of Islamic law on approximately 3 million civilians - including beheadings, forced marriages and the forced induction of children into its military...
  • Obama's Forgotten "N" Word

    09/14/2014 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    resident Obama is a Christian. What he means by that no one has ever been very sure. But it is what he claims nonetheless. When callers to my radio shows claim, "He is a Muslim." I remind them--quickly--that he has only ever said that he is a Christian. This usually then incites various discussion points about the validity of his claim vs. theirs. Frequently the conversation will dwell upon the fact that his name is Islamic. To respond to this I simply point out that many former Muslims still carry their given name upon conversion to Christianity. They may say,...
  • Peshmerga Forces Recruit Christian Fighters, says Local Official

    09/14/2014 10:43:48 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 34 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 1 hour ago | RUDAW
    Men between the ages of 18-30 can now sign up for training with the Peshmerga forces, according to local officials. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region‚ÄĒKurdistan‚Äôs Peshmerga forces have opened doors to the region‚Äôs Christian population and recruit them to join the fight against the Islamic State (IS), an official told Rudaw. ‚ÄúRepresentatives of the ministry of Peshmerga visited Ainkawa to recruit Christians,‚ÄĚ said Jalal Habib Aziz, the mayor of Ainkawa, a predominately Christian neighborhood in Erbil. According to Aziz, the Kurdish Peshmerga Ministry has answered a call by Christian leaders to recruit members of the community to ‚Äúprotect themselves and their...