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  • Why Evangelicals Should Rethink Contraception, Part Three

    12/06/2019 1:01:35 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 131 replies
    The Stream ^ | Aug '18 | Julie Roys
    Like most of my colleagues, I intended to have two, maybe three kids. And like them, I thought the Catholic view of sex and contraception was ridiculous. That was about 25 years ago. Since then, I’ve discovered Theology of the Body (TOB) — Pope John Paul II’s biblical analysis of what it means to be human. This radically transformed my view of the body, human sexuality — and in turn, birth control. And now, I don’t think the Catholic view is ridiculous. I think it’s biblical. And though I’m not dogmatic about it, I, like a growing number of evangelicals,...
  • The Lord Hath Chosen ... Donald Trump?(Never Trumper piece)

    12/03/2019 7:07:33 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    The French Press ^ | December 1st 2019 | David French
    As I explained in the initial edition of the Sunday edition of the French Press, one of the fundamental goals of this newsletter is to bridge the gap between secular and religious readers. That certainly means explaining the basics of religious belief amid public controversies—helping the mainstream media to “get religion” in New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet’s memorable phrase. But it also means identifying the trite, the silly, and the sometimes manipulative aspects of religious political rhetoric. And that brings us to today’s topic, whether God chose Donald Trump and what the answer to that question means for...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Its Cliven Bundy Versus Karl Marx Not...

    11/24/2019 3:47:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    There;s a lot of America's heartland that's been gutted out by the forces of Big Government and Big Business but some Americans still have that good vision for the farmlands and ranch lands of our country under federal government control. The Republicans moving the Bureau of Land Management office to Grand Junction, Colorado doesn't change the principle of federal control that strangles the use of the land and put people like Dwight and Steven Hammond in jail. When Ammon Bundy brought his peaceful protest..... In our world today much rage obviously in the spirit of anarchy and Marxism-Leninism manifesting itself...
  • Catholicism made me Protestant

    09/11/2019 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 786 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/11/2019 | Onsi A. Kamel
    Like all accounts of God’s faithfulness, mine begins with a genealogy. In the late seventeenth century, my mother’s Congregationalist ancestors journeyed to the New World to escape what they saw as England’s deadly compromise with Romanism. Centuries later, ­American Presbyterians converted my father’s great-­grandmother from Coptic ­Orthodoxy to ­Protestantism. Her son became a Presbyterian minister in the Evangelical Coptic Church. By the time my parents were ­living in ­twenty-first-century Illinois, their families’ historic Reformed commitments had been replaced by non-denominational, ­Baptistic ­evangelicalism. This form of Christianity dominated my Midwestern hometown. My parents taught me to love God, revere the Scriptures,...
  • The Impossibility of Judging or Deposing a True Pope...If Francis is a true Pope…

    09/15/2019 10:55:13 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 35 replies ^ | March 15, 2016
    Accepting the Vatican II Sect as the Catholic Church has consequences. So does believing that Jorge Bergoglio is the Vicar of Christ despite being a public apostate: If he is a valid Pope, then there is no power on earth that can undo his papacy. If he is truly the successor of St. Peter, then he can resign voluntarily, but no one can take the pontificate from him... Clearly, it is high time we looked at what the Catholic Church teaches on the (im)possibility of judging and removing a valid Pope. In this post, therefore, we will examine two things:...
  • BREAKING: Evangelical ‘Social Justice Strategizer’ Now Facing Financial Investigations

    08/26/2019 9:59:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | staff
    After an expose’ on Zack Exley by Pulpit & Pen several weeks ago, it seems that the sugar-daddy of woke evangelicalism might be in trouble with federal prosecutors for corruption and the unauthorized diversion of campaign dollars to his own pet-projects and shell companies. Zack Exley isn’t an evangelical, but he spent half a decade strategizing how to get evangelicals to vote Democrat before serving on campaigns for Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. Now the man who thought up how to get Christians to embrace “Social Justice” to change their voting patterns—and who is funneling cash to ‘woke’ organizations...
  • 'The Situation Is Very Vulnerable': Iran-Backed Militias Ethnically Cleansing Northen Iraq

    07/13/2019 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 60 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/12/2019 | Tim Stanley
    The official story is that northern Iraq is at peace. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has largely been defeated; the Iraqi Army and its allies are in charge. But for Christians, the persecution continues. Those who can are getting out. Those who stay are preparing themselves for more violence. "Things are bad more than any other time," Fr Behnam Benoka tells me at his church in Bartella, a ghost town protected, if that's the right word, by soldiers with Kalashnikovs. "It's harder even than before Isil." ...
  • A wealthy televangelist explains his fleet of private jets: ‘It’s a biblical thing’

    06/04/2019 4:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2019 | Michael Brice-Saddler
    In the waning days of 2015, renowned televangelist Kenneth Copeland laid out exactly why he needs a luxury private jet to do his job: you can’t “talk to God” while riding commercial. Criticized at the time for his use of extravagant planes, Copeland argued travel for his work would be difficult, nay, impossible without them. The Texas-based preacher invoked his mentor, prosperity gospel preacher Oral Roberts, who Copeland said faced unsolicited requests for prayer when he flew on public airliners, “agitating his spirit.”
  • World Evangelical Alliance responds to charges it has a secret 'ecumenical agenda'

    05/16/2019 12:10:15 PM PDT · by CCC News · 2 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Wed 17 Jan 2018 | Mark Woods
    The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has responded to charges from three of its member bodies that it has an 'ecumenical agenda' inconsistent with its historic evangelical roots. National Evangelical Alliances in Italy, Spain and Malta released an open letter in December alleging there had been a 'progressive implementation of an ecumenical agenda in WEA without proper discussion at a grassroot level and without involving the different parts of the Alliance in the decision-making process'. It also says this 'ecumenical trajectory' is to reach a 'tipping point' in 2018. The statement placed on the WEA's website followed meetings between its secretary...
  • Breaking Evangelicalism’s Silence on IVF

    05/04/2019 6:37:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | April 25, 2019 | Matthew Lee Anderson
    The quiet heartbreak and pain of infertility is well known to many evangelicals, whose aspirations to have a child have been frustrated for reasons they cannot understand or control. It is frequently a secret burden that couples carry, which only emerges into the open as they reveal their struggles to family, friends, and doctors. The weight of infertility and the value of children has increasingly prompted infertile couples to pursue procreation by every means possible: artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and even surrogacy have all found their way into evangelical communities. Yet while evangelicals have become increasingly aware of the...
  • Homosexuality and the Church

    04/27/2019 11:00:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Ask Dr. Brown ^ | 4/27/19 | Michael Brown
    Dr Michael Brown speaking at Southern Evangelical Seminary APRIL 13, 2019
  • Franklin Graham and the High Cost of the Lost Evangelical Witness (Barf Alert)

    04/25/2019 2:44:58 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | April 25th 2019 | David French
    It’s hard to think of a single prominent American Christian who better illustrates the collapsing Evangelical public witness than Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son. His commitment to the Christian character of American public officials seems to depend largely on their partisan political identity. Let’s look at the record. In 1998, at the height of Bill Clinton’s sex scandals, the younger Graham wrote a powerful op-ed in the Wall Street Journal combating Clinton’s assertion that his affair was a “private” matter. Clinton argued that his misdeeds were “between me, the two people I love the most — my wife and our...
  • Austrian Evangelical Church votes to publicly ‘bless’ homosexual unions

    03/16/2019 5:59:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 44 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 15, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Austrian Evangelical Church votes to publicly ‘bless’ homosexual unions AUSTRIA, March 15, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – After weeks of discussion, the General Synod of the Austrian Evangelical Church (EKÖ) – a Lutheran denomination – agreed on Saturday, March 9 to allow homosexual couples to receive a church blessing during a public ceremony of worship. The move was approved by 45 votes to 18. Despite several measures intended to protect conscientious objection on the part of pastors and communities, the vote is expected to create a deep divide in the Austrian Lutheran church and some commentators in Austria are already warning that a...
  • Evangelical university blocks lecture by pro-life activist Star Parker

    03/08/2019 7:13:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/08/2019 | Samuel Smith
    An evangelical university in Minnesota has blocked a conservative student group from hosting a lecture by African-American pro-life activist Star Parker because of her “radically” held beliefs. The University of Northwestern – St. Paul informed its chapter of Young America’s Foundation, a conservative student group, last month that it could not hold an open event featuring the 62-year-old conservative activist. Parker is the founder of the 800-pastor network Center for Urban Renewal and Education and has long argued that the conservative agenda of traditional values, limited government and free markets are the greatest benefit to low-income Americans, especially African-Americans, in...
  • What Evangelicals Can Learn From Catholics

    02/07/2019 11:21:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 86 replies
    Daily Edify ^ | 2014 | Adam
    The biggest thing that Evangelicals can learn from Catholics is how to worship. This might seem like an odd thing to say because many Catholics who leave the Church to join an Evangelical congregation often mention the “dead” character of Catholic worship as one of their main reasons for leaving. It’s true that a shoddy execution of the liturgy, combined with content-free homilies, and a lack of vibrant fellowship, can make a parish seem lifeless. However, liturgy, when celebrated reverently, can also give worshipers a connection to the sacred that is just not available through the type of worship service...
  • News from around the Middle East as it relates to Bible prophecy from Amir Tsarfati 1/14/19

    01/14/2019 8:48:47 AM PST · by firebrand · 18 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Jan. 14, 2019 | Amir Tsarfati
    More on the Israeli strikes at Damascus airport. What's going on in Iran, some bad and some good! The discovery of Turkey's part in supplying armaments for the Ezekiel war. The United States and the Kurds. The two main forces in Europe, and the continuing fight against the emerging New World Order. A word of caution about the dangers from within Christianity itself.
  • The Religious Typology

    09/09/2018 12:03:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | August 29, 2018 | Pew Research Center
    Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Jewish, Mormon or Muslim– to name just a few... The new typology sorts Americans into seven groups based on the religious and spiritual beliefs they share, how actively they practice their faith, the value they place on their religion, and the other sources of meaning and fulfillment in their lives... Sunday Stalwarts are the most religious group. Not only do they actively practice their faith, but they also are deeply involved in their religious congregations. God-and-Country Believers are less active in church...
  • Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Joseph Calasanz, 08-26-18

    08/26/2018 5:54:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 08-26-18 |
    Franciscan Media Image: San José de Calasanz | Francisco Jover y Casanova Saint Joseph Calasanz Saint of the Day for August 26 (September 11, 1556 – August 25, 1648)  Saint Joseph Calasanz’ Story From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately smiled and frowned on the work of Joseph Calasanz. A priest with university training in canon law and theology, respected for his wisdom and administrative expertise, he put aside his career because he was deeply concerned with the need for education of poor children.When he was unable to...
  • Silence of the Lambs: Are Protestants concealing a Catholic-size sexual abuse scandal?

    08/19/2018 4:28:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    New Republic ^ | June 2017 | Kathryn Joyce
    Over the past five years, in fact, it has become increasingly clear—even to some conservative Christians—that fundamentalist churches face a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse and institutional denial that could ultimately involve more victims than the pedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church. In 2012, an investigation at Bob Jones University, known as the “fortress of fundamentalism,” revealed that the school had systematically covered up allegations of sexual assault and counseled victims to forgive their attackers. Sovereign Grace, a network of “neo-Calvinist” churches, has been facing multiple allegations of child molestation and sexual abuse. In 2014, a New Republic investigation found...
  • The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention [Sexual Abuse]

    08/18/2018 9:39:49 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 68 replies ^ | May 23, 2018 | Albert Mohler
    Sexual misconduct is as old as sin, but the avalanche of sexual misconduct that has come to light in recent weeks is almost too much to bear. These grievous revelations of sin have occurred in churches, in denominational ministries, and even in our seminaries. We thought this was a Roman Catholic problem. The unbiblical requirement of priestly celibacy and the organized conspiracy of silence within the hierarchy helped to explain the cesspool of child sex abuse that has robbed the Roman Catholic Church of so much of its moral authority. When people said that Evangelicals had a similar crisis coming,...