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  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • Pastor told he cannot advertise Jesus on Colorado Springs bus benches

    06/27/2016 1:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 6/25/16 | Jake Allen
    A local pastor said he was told his advertisements on bus benches in Colorado Springs would be barred if they use the name Jesus. Lawson Perdue, a pastor at Charis Christian Center in west Colorado Springs for 15 years, said he was told if the name Jesus was allowed, hate messages would have to be allowed, too. Perdue said his church has been advertising on transit benches in the city for the past three years, using various Jesus-related campaigns. Two years ago benches said "Celebrate Jesus," last year benches said "Experience Jesus," and now benches say "Jesus is Lord."
  • Dr. James Dobson Claims that Donald Trump Recently Gave His Life to Jesus Christ as His Savior.

    06/25/2016 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 40 replies
    Godfactor.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Michael Anthony
    I WAS AT TUESDAY'S HISTORIC "CONVERSATION WITH DONALD TRUMP AND BEN CARSON" at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway. About 1,000 evangelical leaders attended this historic event. While there, I met Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and Family Talk. I asked Dr. Dobson his views on the meeting and he shared some things that will not only blow your mind, but should also have you on your knees, praying for Mr. Trump and our country with a fresh perspective. Click here or below to listen to this "you heard it here first" interview.
  • Islam: The ‘Light’ That Is Darkness

    06/22/2016 7:47:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/22/16 | Dave Merrick
    Bottom line and hard fact is that we are now in the middle of a rapidly heating, spiritual battle A couple of weeks ago a woman working at a sandwich shop on the West Coast was venerated by a local TV station for refusing to do business with some guy who hurled anti-Islamic criticism at a couple of girl patrons wearing hijabs. In the shop’s video, you can hear his disparaging remarks regarding the bad things Islam is bringing upon America. The crusading employee who expelled the name-caller was proud and bubbly as she detailed her defense of the two...
  • A River in Egypt: Denying the Undeniable (Brilliant! The reality of Islam)

    06/16/2016 2:05:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Fr. George Rutler
    Mark Twain would have understood the protest of Yogi Berra: “Most of the things I said I didn’t say.” To Twain, with no evidence, is attributed: “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.” The source of the quotation is debated as is the source of the Nile, but the meaning is as valid as the river is wet. Denial is the typical first stage of learning that one is dying, and that applies to our culture. It certainly is so of Christian culture in many places, sometimes the result of lassitude as in Europe and harshly so in...
  • Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity

    06/16/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2014 | Uploaded by Celebrity Universe
    Bill Maher gets into a debate with Charlie Rose on why Islam is more violent than Christianity.
  • If Islam is a Religion of Violence, so is Christianity

    06/16/2016 9:32:42 AM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 92 replies
    Speaking after “appreciating the congrats” on the Orlando shootings, Donald Trump again insisted that what mowed people down at Pulse was not an assault rifle but radical Islam, because in Trump Tower, it cannot be both. Trump’s world is binary. It is zero-sum: Either guns kill people or radical Islam kills people. In that world, only one religion can be bad, and so Christianity is good and Islam is bad. Christianity is peaceful and Islam violent. Christianity is tolerant and Islam intolerant. Both are inherently one thing or the other, immutable blueprints etched in stone for the behavior of their...
  • Elderly Christian in Raqqa forced to convert to Islam, cannot afford ISIS minority tax

    06/14/2016 5:05:31 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 23 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/14/16 | Lisa Daftari
    An elderly Christian man living in Raqqa, Syria, faced forced conversion to Islam as he can no longer afford to pay the minority or jizya tax, a penalty enforced by the Islamic State to minorities living under its jurisdiction. In a video posted by the terror group’s Amaq news platform, a man identifying himself as Mostafa Abu Alzer recites the “Shahada,” the declaration required to enter the Islamic faith, while also stating that his conversion is of his own free will.
  • Chick Fil A Did WHAT After Gay Club Shooting? Why Isn’t This Viral?

    06/13/2016 6:29:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    dcgazette.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | VIANNAVAUGHAN
    Chick Fil A has made national news for it’s owners’ stance on gay marriage. Anytime they do something even remotely non-PC, their supposed slip up goes viral. Hash tags pop up all over the place. So why is that what they have done in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting hasn’t received a single mention on the mainstream new outlets? It’s probably because people like New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio might have to eat crow instead of chicken. DeBlasio has said that Chick Fil A spreads a message of hate. Not so yesterday. In a shocking move,...
  • Pastor Phil's First Rifle

    06/11/2016 5:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother's church in Northern Wisconsin.  Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had entered some hard times.  His career had started in Chicago.  His parents were called to the ministry; his father had been a Marine.  The streets that he grew up on in Chicago had an international flavor.  There were Greek, Polish, and Germans, and they generally got along.  His family did not have any guns, and his lone experience with firearms was an informal couple of shots with a .22  at twilight,...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 3:28:40 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 6/10/16 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • Mel Gibson Planning ‘Passion of the Christ’ 2

    06/10/2016 10:24:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 9, 2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Mel Gibson is reportedly preparing a sequel to his 2004 film The Passion of the Christ. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gibson is working with Oscar-nominated Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace to pen the sequel, which will tell the story of Jesus’s resurrection. “I always wanted to tell this story,” Wallace told THR. “The Passion is the beginning and there’s a lot more story to tell.” Gibson and Wallace most recently worked together on the upcoming World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, which the former directed and the latter co-wrote. The pair reportedly began working on the Passion sequel in...
  • Cooper’s Crusade Against Christ

    06/10/2016 4:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The people of North Carolina and the alumni of N.C. State University deserve an apology. Administrators at the school have implemented a patently unconstitutional policy, which forces students to apply for a permit in order to share the gospel on a public university campus they fund with their hard earned tax dollars. To make matters worse, the permit policy is being used to target Christians specifically while others are being allowed to exercise their rights unfettered. Now that a federal judge has called their bluff, the lawless North Carolina attorney general continues to defend the indefensible. Roy Cooper had the...
  • Massive New Monument Found in Petra

    06/09/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | 06-08-2016 | By Kristin Romey
    An overhead image of the monument photographed from a drone, and a detail overlay of the surface features in which the image is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Photograph by I. LaBianca (Left) and Photograph by I. LaBianca; graphics by J. Blanzy (Right) ============================================================================================== Satellites and drones helped reveal huge ceremonial platform near the ancient city’s center. An enormous monument has been hiding in plain sight at the World Heritage site of Petra, according to a study recently published in the Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Archaeologists Sarah Parcak, a National Geographic fellow, and Christopher Tuttle, executive director...
  • The Ugly in Christianity

    06/09/2016 6:06:09 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Hillary Ferguson
    For many, there is a deep-seated political hatred, racism, and bigotry hidden behind the guise of Christianity. And I’m tired of keeping quiet. As a person born into it, baptized into it—I went every Sunday morning and every Sunday night, and if my mother finished worked early enough, I even went on Wednesday evenings—I should know. I’m not typically one to get into social media arguments or spend hours discussing political and religious discourse on a Facebook strand, but recently, one woman drove me to the point of no return. Of course, it began with: Trump vs No Trump. As...
  • International outcry over Turkey’s use of historic Hagia Sophia cathedral for Ramadan services

    06/06/2016 3:56:01 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 17 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 06/06/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    An angry war of words has erupted between Greece and Turkey after Turkish authorities permitted a daily Koran reading to be broadcast from Turkey’s famous Hagia Sophia, a former Byzantine cathedral. Turkish national broadcaster TRT Diyanet will broadcast the sahur or Islamic predawn meal along with daily readings from the Koran during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan which began Monday. Greece’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the move in a statement calling it “bigotry” and “not compatible with modern, democratic and secular societies.”
  • ‘The Atheist Delusion’: Ray Comfort’s Masterpiece

    06/05/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2016 | Matt Barber
    Those who deny the existence of their Creator are delusional.This is not an insult. It’s not a personal attack. It’s not a pejorative.It’s a fact.They’re also “fools.”God’s Word declares, “The fool hath said in his heart ‘there is no God'” (Psalm 14).When the Creator calls God-deniers “fools,” He’s not saying they’re stupid clowns. Merriam Webster defines “fool” as “a person lacking in judgment or prudence.”Psalm 19:1 observes: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”Romans 1:20 likewise notes, “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since...
  • Asia/Mongolia - The Church Prepares for the Ordination of the First Native Priest

    06/02/2016 6:55:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Ulaan Baatar (Agenzia Fides) - "We will soon have the first native priest of Mongolia: Joseph Enkh, who will be ordained a priest in Ulaan Baatar on 28 August 2016 by His Exc. Mgr. Wenceslao Padilla, Apostolic Prefect of Ulaan Baatar. This event is particularly important for our young Church, re-founded in 1992 and today has just over a thousand baptized. The ordination of a native priest will stimulate the enthusiasm and sense of belonging among the Mongols, towards a church that has long been seen as foreign", says Fr. Prosper Mbumba, Congolese missionary in Mongolia, a member of the...
  • Boykin bounced: Fort Riley cancels Delta Force hero's prayer breakfast speech

    06/02/2016 3:46:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Kansas military base abruptly canceled an upcoming prayer breakfast that featured retired Lt. General Jerry Boykin after complaints were lodged that Boykin is anti-Muslim and anti-gay. Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein told Army Times that Boykin’s invitation had caused great angst among soldiers at Fort Riley – leading some to break down in tears. “I have clients of ours weeping on the phone about this,” he said. Weeping? Oh, please. “I sincerely doubt that America can expect to win wars if the people who are tasked to do so are frightened by an old retired general with...
  • 10 Reasons State-Sanctioned Atheism Is Out of Step with Our American Traditions

    06/01/2016 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    The University of Miami has now announced a chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of his pro-God statements on his Facebook page (Constitution.com, 5/19/16). No one can deny the rise of the shrill atheistic voices of our time. But dare I say that the idea of state-sanctioned and in some cases state-mandated atheism is absolutely out of step with the traditions of America. Here are 10 reasons why: 1) At the time of our founding, 99.8% of the population was professing Christians. Ben Franklin, himself a bit of...
  • Christendom Is The Only Force That Will Destroy Islam. Secularism Or Conservatism Will Always Fail.

    06/01/2016 8:14:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 13 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    TRYING TO PLEASE EVERYONE Trying to please everyone is by far the worst disease the West contracted. Today, critiquing any other religion besides Christianity is considered a sin while mocking Christianity is applauded. I argue that anyone who tries to combat anything without using biblical concepts is an idiot no mater how ‘brilliant’ society thinks they are. A Christian will always be attacked no matter what they say. I as a Christian could type any sentence and instant objections will arise. I could even publish a single line article that says: “Mankind does good and evil” and someone will object....
  • What the Amish can teach the rest of us about modern medicine

    05/31/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Mosaic The Science of Life ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sara Tolpos
    When healthcare is expensive, the Amish culture of autonomy and thrift may be a way to balance communal support and individual responsibility. Sara Talpos finds out more. The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wandering turkeys, as well as a patchwork of wild herbs: burdock, jewelweed, chamomile and sheep sorrel. Cellphone reception is spotty and gas stations are few and far between. Tucked away among the streams branching from the Cowanesque river is a cluster of small white and tan buildings, including the...
  • Western Europeans Flock To Christian, Traditionalist Hungary To Escape Migrant Crisis

    05/29/2016 4:13:36 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 35 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 5-28-2016 | Oliver Lane
    Germany’s Bayerischer Rundfunk reports on the experience of an estate agent with experience selling homes in Hungary’s picturesque Lake Balaton who said the number of “disaffected” Germans seeking property there to escape their own country was on the rise. Estate agent Ottmar Heide said now eight in ten of his customers were leaving Germany and moving to Hungary because of the migrant crisis, and the potentially millions of non-Europeans who will move to Germany every year. The fact that there is already a large German speaking community around the lake, the country is Christian, property and cost of living is...
  • ‘Hating Jesus’: Liberals Declare Spiritual Warfare

    05/29/2016 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”– John 15:20The answer had to be yes. The Holy Spirit made it crystal clear. When Tristan Emmanuel, managing publisher and CFO of BarbWire Books, called me and said it was time for me to put pen to paper and write a book on the anti-Christian left’s demonic war on religious liberty (and all things godly and good), I immediately agreed.And so with the tireless help of my project partner...
  • Moderate Malaysians Against Unilateral Conversion of Children

    05/25/2016 12:03:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | RAHIMY RAHIMandADRIAN CHAN
    Moderate Malay­sians are making a stand against the unilateral conversion of children, urging that they be allowed to hold on to their original faith until they can decide for themselves at age 18. Businessman and moderation activist Anas Zubedy said a child’s religion must be agreed on by both parents. “Unilateral conversions should not be allowed for whatever religion, be it Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or Buddhism. “Should a parent convert to a religion different from that at the time of marriage, especially during dissolution of the marriage, the children should remain in the original faith until they turn 18,” he...
  • What Is Heaven? An In-Depth Biblical Study

    05/25/2016 2:24:17 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 12 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/4/2012 | Gary
    Some thoughts I've been stringing together over the Labor Day weekend involve Heaven, the New Jerusalem, the Tabernacle, and the Temples. In the Old and New Testaments, the Hebrew and Greek etymology of the words that translate to atmosphere, space, and what we commonly, in our language, refer to as "Heaven", are the same.  In the Bible, Heaven is the sky, the stars, and the place where God dwells "behind the veil". "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know,...
  • Christianity Must Exorcise Itself of Homophobia

    05/25/2016 12:11:55 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 105 replies
    ABC.net ^ | 5/23/2016 | Benjamin Jones
    When Australia's most successful Olympian, Ian Thorpe, came out as gay in an interview with Sir Michael Parkinson in July 2014, he was inundated with messages of support. At the time, some posed the question: does this even count as news? Is homosexuality today not a simple biographical detail rather than a sensational scandal? And yet, it is significant that on the same night that Thorpe came out, Australian Rules Football commentator Brian Taylor used a homophobic slur on air, referring to Geelong player Harry Taylor as a "big poofter." The two events accentuated perfectly why it remains the case,...
  • Christianity Is Not Private But A Bakery Is

    05/25/2016 8:17:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Heidelblog ^ | R Scott Clark
    .....Despite the 1st amendment and his oath, Sen. Schumer (D-New York) says that religious Americans have a choice: hold their religious faith or go into business but, according to Sen. Schumer, religious people cannot both practice their faith and conduct business in America.... The first part of the answer is that...it became a given in the modern period that religion is an essentially private, theoretical matter. ....The second part of the answer is really a question. How did it come to be that, in America, a nation founded on the principle of the right of relatively unencumbered religious practice, in...
  • The Armageddon Code: A Must-Read for All Those Looking for a Fuller Understanding of Christianity

    05/24/2016 8:39:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Like most people, the list of books I have read over the years is in the hundreds. The ones still to be read also in the hundreds. That said, of all the books I’ve read or planned to read, a book about “The End Times” had never made either list. Until now. While never a “Bible thumper,” I have always been a person of deep faith, and as outlined in the past, my personal relationship with Jesus Christ started when I was five years old, when a little plastic Baby Jesus became my sole comforter during a fairly violent eviction...
  • Why they hate Christianity.

    05/20/2016 10:14:54 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 10 replies
    This is an excerpt from Francis Schaeffer's How Should We Then Live? Published in 1976, Schaeffer draws parallels between ancient Rome's hatred of Christianity and what we're seeing in modern times. No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. The Christians had that absolute in God's revelation. Because the Christians had an absolute, universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, they were counted as enemies of totalitarian Rome and were thrown to the beasts. Amazing the number of similarities between...
  • Christianity: An Antidote to Tyranny

    05/23/2016 9:42:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Clifford Staples
    Christianity: An Antidote to TyrannyClifford Staples Like all modern tyrants, Karl Marx hated religion, Christianity in particular, because he understood that it was going to be very difficult if not impossible to get men to follow him so long as they continued to follow Jesus Christ, and so the first thing an aspiring tyrant in the middle of Christian Europe needed to do was to uproot and destroy Christianity. With Christ dwelling in the hearts of men there was no room for the atheist humanism that Marx and others were proposing as an alternative. But without God men could be...
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: “Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity.” We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • 40,000 Christians Persecuted By Muslims In Germany

    05/21/2016 1:24:25 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 10, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A new study shows that potentially thousands of Christians have been attacked and harassed in German migrant homes by Muslim guards and fellow migrants. Multiple human rights organizations are warning the German government of the conditions that Christians in asylum homes are being subjected to. One organization in particular has chronicled 231 specific cases of the harassment of Christians by Muslim migrants and Muslim security guards in asylum homes. Open Doors is a humanitarian relief organization that specializes in helping Christians who are persecuted worldwide. Markus Rode, a member of the group, said that the study is only “the tip...
  • Equating today’s Jihad with the Crusades is an Islamist’s lie perpetuated by the western media

    05/20/2016 8:45:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/20/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Since the beginning of the most recent uprisings by the cowardly Islamic world, we have repeatedly been told by their apologists that Muslim attacks on the civilized world are merely a continuation of their response to the Crusades. They insist the Crusades are the moral equivalent and justification for jihad. The accompanying video, featuring Bill Warner PhD, demolishes this lie in a well-constructed 5 minutes presentation. Dr. Warner uses simple and effective graphics showing us the HUGE disparity in the number of battles initiated by the Christian Crusaders and those made by the loathsome Islamists since the 7th century. The...
  • 'Its a synagogue, church, and mosque all in one' [2 Thess 2]

    05/19/2016 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 23 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/19/2016 | David Rossenberg
    An interfaith group is laying the groundwork for what will likely be the world’s first ever joint house of prayer. The center of worship, which will be called the "House of One," will combine simultaneous Jewish, Muslim, and Christian prayer services. The House of One is planned to be built on the site of Berlin’s first church, the Petrikirche. One of the organizers of the interfaith group behind the planned church/mosque/synagogue, Rabbi Tovia Ben Chorin, said that the House of One is a reminder that despite the dark history of Berlin in the 20th century it is now a center...
  • "Islam is not a religion of redemption..." stated Pope John Paul II...

    05/18/2016 8:49:04 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 3 replies
    He was the most recognized person in the world. He met with Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. Born in a small town in Poland, MAY 18, 1920, was Karol Wojtyla. A chemical worker during World War II, he risked punishment by Communists for being ordained a priest. In 1967, he became Archbishop of Krakow and, in 1978, he became Pope John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope since 1522. Leader of one billion Catholics, Pope John Paul spoke eight languages and traveled a million miles in 170 countries - more than any other pope. In 1981, he survived...
  • Amateur archaeologist finds Denmark’s oldest crucifix

    05/17/2016 8:42:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    cphpost.dk ^ | 5-17-16 | Christian W
    When amateur archaeologist Dennis Fabricius Holm got off work early last Friday and decided to spend a couple of hours searching a little field in Funen with his metal detector, little did he know he was about to make history. Holm stumbled across one of the most extraordinary finds in recent times near the little town of Aunslev when he discovered a crucifix that dates back about 1,100 years – Denmark’s oldest crucifix ever found. It could rewrite Danish history. “It’s a completely sensational find that dates back to the first half of the 900s,” Malene Refshauge Beck, a curator...
  • Why are So Many Westerners Converting to Islam? [Islam is Easier than Christianity]

    05/16/2016 3:49:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 53 replies
    CBN ^ | 2015 | Staff
    It is a fact that Islam is growing rapidly in the West. In the U.S. alone the number of Muslims has risen dramatically, from about 10,000 in 1900 to 3 million or more in 1991 (some authorities say 4.5 million). Most of this growth is due to recent immigration and the high birth rate of Muslims (5 children per family on average), rather than to conversion. Still, the number of those who convert to Islam is significant. In the U.S., the majority are African-American (a third of all Muslims according to most authorities), but there have also been significant numbers...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 5

    05/16/2016 9:05:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/16/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the last in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at www.advancingchurch.com 8. Which responsibilities of providing help to our citizens are the government's and which belong to the Church? The duty of government is plainly described in our founding documents. The Declaration of Independence establishes the philosophical and moral basis for our system of government, famously asserting that governments are instituted among men to secure their rights, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. The Constitution then enumerates those powers,...
  • Why Jonathan Merritt Is Wrong about Conservative Christians and the Transgender Debate

    05/16/2016 4:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Michael Brown
    I commend author and blogger Jonathan Merritt for reminding us that whenever we hear the words “homosexual” or “transgender,” we are not just talking about issues, we are talking about people – people created in God’s image, yet fallen (like the rest of us), people for whom Jesus died, people whom the church is to called to reach. We can never be reminded of this too much. Unfortunately, Merritt is quite wrong in arguing that “conservative Christians will lose the transgender debate.” Writing on ReligionNews.com, Merritt offers three main reasons to support his contention: 1) conservative Christians “focus on ideology...
  • Occam’s Razor and the Resurrection

    05/11/2016 9:50:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Out of Egypt ^ | 05-11-2016 | Fr. James Guirguis
    The Reading from the First Epistle of St. John 1:1-7We speak of Jesus of Nazareth, of His life and miracles and the miraculous claims that followed His life very often.  We think and meditate and ponder them to such a degree that at times it becomes difficult to regain the wonder and awe and amazement of some of the key events in the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  We have just celebrated Pascha or Easter as it is otherwise known and the celebration that we partake of for 40 days is the celebration of Life over death, of Good...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 4

    05/08/2016 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/8/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    Few would disagree that America is experiencing significant political instability today. Many, however, are reluctant to admit the cause. Refusing the lessons of history, civic leaders double down in politically-correct efforts to deny the correlation between moral order and constitutional order. Rejecting all evidence that political stability is not possible without personal virtue, these self-appointed do-gooders pass useless decrees, adding harm upon harm because they are, as Eliot wrote, “absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” It is undeniable that our present political and moral deterioration is directly attributable to decades of coordinated efforts to undermine religious...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs Part 3

    05/06/2016 8:51:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/6/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the third in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at www.advancingchurch.com Below we continue our examination of questions from listeners. 4. What are the potential dangers of mixing politics and Christianity? If by mixing politics and Christianity one means establishing a theocracy, then of course that would be a danger. But that is not what Christianity is. If you fear theocracy, then you should fear Islam, which advocates an unaccountable civil power imposing Sharia without the consent of the governed. Christianity, on the...
  • What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza, a Book Review

    05/02/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 05/02/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Dinesh D'Souza has received a lot of attention for his documentaries like "America: Imagine The World Without Her" and "Obama's America", both looking at what factors shaped Obama and the US' influence on the world. This older book is a good look at the influence Christianity as a whole has had on the world and the United States.
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs (Part 2)

    04/29/2016 8:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/29/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the second in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at advancingchurch.com. This week we begin our examination of questions from listeners. 1. Christians should be informed about politics, but should they really determine which political side is correct? How can one claim that it is important for Christians to be informed about politics if the conclusion one draws from the information is deemed irrelevant or off limits? It is, after all, conclusions that lead one to act and to act is to take...
  • Villainous Alice Cooper, rock’s prodigal son

    04/26/2016 8:01:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    God Reports.com Blog copied onto Viral Believer ^ | April 19, 2016 copied on 04/26/2016 | Written by Mark Ellis copied by Duke Taber on Viral Believer
    He has been called the godfather of shock-rock, mixing elements of horror movies into acts that have included an unpalatable array of guillotines, fake blood, baby dolls and boa constrictors. Yet many would be surprised to learn of his Christian roots and his homecoming to the faith after sowing his oats as the ultimate prodigal.“My father was a pastor and my grandfather was an evangelist, actually both were evangelists,” Cooper told the Harvest Show. “I grew up in the church and all my friends were church kids. I had so much fun. I was in church Sunday, Wednesday night, Friday...
  • Mosul’s iconic ‘Clock Church’ destroyed by ISIS

    04/26/2016 5:34:46 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 22 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 04/26/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Islamic State militants in Iraq have blown up the remnants of the prestigious Latin Church, dubbed the "Clock Church" for its prominent clock tower in central Mosul, according to the Patriarch of the Chaldeans, Louis Raphael Sacco. Militants cordoned off areas surrounding the church and looted the building for profitable artifacts and antiquities before destroying the remaining parts with explosives, an Iraqi Christian community leader confirmed to The Foreign Desk. The Clock Church, which had its clock tower gifted in 1873 to Iraqi Christians by Napoleon III’s wife, French Empress Eugénie, became a target of ISIS attacks in February 2015,...
  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A black doctor who was fired for supposedly inflammatory sermons unrelated to his medical work filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on Wednesday, claiming religious discrimination. This is particularly ironic, considering the governor of that state recently vetoed a religious liberty bill.Dr. Eric Walsh previously served on President Obama's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, was a board member of the Latino Health Collaborative, and started California's first city-run dental clinic for low-income families dealing with AIDS. Nevertheless, Walsh was fired only one week after being hired by Georgia's Department of Public Health. Right before Walsh was terminated, the...
  • How Islam Erased Christianity from History

    04/25/2016 5:32:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/16 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Christianity is demonized and its history distorted by its usurping enemies: in the West, by a host of "isms"--including leftism, moral relativism, and multiculturalism--and in the Middle East, by Islam While Christianity continues to be physically erased from the Middle East, lesser known is that its historical role and presence is also being expunged from memory. Last month a video emerged showing Islamic State members tossing hundreds of Christian textbooks, many of them emblazoned with crosses, into a large bonfire. As one report put it, ISIS was “burning Christian textbooks in an attempt to erase all traces of” Christianity from...
  • Why is Africa so poor while Europe and North America are so wealthy?

    04/24/2016 9:05:52 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 213 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2016 | Andrew Gelman
    A few years ago, two economics professors, Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor, published a paper, “The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development,” that drew inferences about poverty and genetics based on a statistical pattern. The world’s most genetically diverse countries (using their measure of what counts as genetically diverse) are in sub-Saharan Africa, which is the world’s poorest region. The least genetically diverse countries are in places like Bolivia, which have low incomes but not as low as in that region of Africa. There’s an intermediate level of genetic diversity among the residents of the...