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  • Don’t Believe in God? Lie to Your Children

    12/06/2019 12:33:09 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-6-19 | Erica Komisar
    The alternative is to tell them they’re simply going to die and turn to dust. As a therapist, I’m often asked to explain why depression and anxiety are so common among children and adolescents. One of the most important explanations—and perhaps the most neglected—is declining interest in religion. This cultural shift already has proved disastrous for millions of vulnerable young people. Skip The result? Children or teens who reported attending a religious service at least once per week scored higher on psychological well-being measurements and had lower risks of mental illness. Weekly attendance was associated with higher rates of volunteering,...
  • 'Walk of Faith' tour tells of Hollywood's Christian beginnings

    12/04/2019 12:12:57 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 2019 | Heather Adams
    Walking past the First Baptist Church of Hollywood, April Clemmer pauses. “This church is a survivor,” she tells the dozen or so people taking her Walk of Faith tour in a neighborhood better known for its movie-star-spangled Walk of Fame... Clemmer, a Los Angeles resident and a Baptist herself, came up with the Walk of Faith tour last winter, after spending a decade researching Hollywood history. To her surprise, the deeper she looked, the more she found that the place synonymous with the American movie industry — and now clogged with lingerie stores, tobacco shops and fast-food outlets — was...
  • Baghdadi Operation Named After Christian Woman Who Refused to Give Up Faith Before ISIS Killed Her

    10/28/2019 6:10:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10-28-2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – The US military operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dedicated to Kayla Mueller, a young Christian woman who was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State. Mueller, 26, was abducted by ISIS in August 2013 in Aleppo, Syria while serving on a humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. US officials said Baghdadi tortured and repeatedly raped her at his compound before announcing in 2015 that she died in captivity. Her body has never been recovered. White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien told NBC's Meet the Press" on Sunday...
  • Faithful: TobyMac Follows God Despite Tragic Death of His 21-Year-Old Son

    10/25/2019 11:16:31 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct 24, 2019 | TYLER O'NEIL
    Earlier this week, Truett Foster McKeehan — who performed as Shiloh, truDog, and TRU — died suddenly of cardiac arrest at the age of 21. Kevin Michael McKeehan, better known as TobyMac, shared a heart-wrenching statement after the sudden death of his son, along with the moving last text messages between them. TobyMac stood by his faith in God despite this tragedy.
  • Barr bemoans 'moral upheaval' that has brought 'suffering and misery'

    10/13/2019 1:36:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/19 | Justine Coleman
    Attorney General William Barr in a speech Friday bemoaned the "moral upheaval" of religious values in the United States, saying it has brought "suffering and misery." Barr made the comments during an address at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He said the deterioration of religion in the country is an "organized destruction" by secularists in an "unremitting assault on religion and traditional values," according to CNN. "Among the militant secularists are many so-called progressives. But where is the progress?" Barr asked. This "upheaval" has led to growing illegitimacy rates, drug use and "angry, alienated young males," CNN reported...
  • Secretive billionaire In-N-Out owner Lynsi Snyder reveals the role her Evangelical Christian...

    10/07/2019 9:30:26 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 51 replies
    DM ^ | 10/7/2019 | By SOPHIE TANNO FOR MAILONLINE
    In-N-Out heiress Lynsi Snyder is notoriously private and rarely talks about her surprisingly tumultuous road to success. Snyder's achievements speak for themselves; she was named the youngest female on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list last year and has a reported net worth of $3billion thanks to her booming West Coast burger chain. Despite this, the mother-of-four who inherited the business from her grandparents has only spoken publicly about her life a a handful of times over the past decade. But in a rare interview she has lifted the lid on the role her Evangelical Christian faith has played in...
  • God, Guns, and Grit: Why America Needs The Reliant (movie)

    10/02/2019 8:26:23 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 2, 2019 | James A. Hope
    The Reliant, an action film coming to select theaters on October 24, is not a typical faith-based film and the secular community is taking notice. It was made apparent when the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an R rating. Although it had no foul language or sex scenes, and less violence than Disney movies given a PG-13 rating, the screenwriter and producer of the film, Dr. J. P. Johnston, had to appeal to the MPAA to get it changed. The hate mail the producers have received and the trash articles written by those opposed to the film’s nod...
  • The Whore And The Beast: Two Lanes, One Road

    09/06/2019 7:07:54 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/6/2019 | Gary
    There is only one means of forgiveness and only one way into Heaven.  The way is just as available to thieves and prostitutes as it is to those with extreme religious zeal.  The way is simple and the knowledge of this path is available to all—whether wise or unintelligent, old or young.  Yet the way is exceedingly narrow. Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few...
  • Why does separation of church and state only go one way?

    09/06/2019 7:59:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2019 | Michael Brown
    Let’s put aside for a moment that the current idea of “separation of Church and state” is not what the Founders (specifically, Thomas Jefferson) intended. I simply want to make an observation. When liberals quote the Bible to support their views, nobody bats an eyelash (aside from conservatives raising charges of hypocrisy). When conservatives quote the Bible to support their views, liberals howl, “Separation of Church and state!” But this has been the pattern for years. Christian faith on the left is praiseworthy. Christian faith on the right is dangerous. Think back to the 1988 presidential elections when both Pat...
  • Continuing In Faith Is Not A Work...OSAS pt 4

    Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”( John 6: 28-29)I have already received quite a bit of helpful feedback as a result of posting these articles. This is a subject that interests a lot of people ,(and rightfully so, for what could be more important than the nature of Salvation? ). Several times in the 205 comments I received on Freerepublic.com, indicated that my position that it is possible to...
  • Long time BBC religious program ‘Songs of Praise’ broadcasts first “gay wedding”

    08/18/2019 4:15:17 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18th August 2019 | Hayley Dixon
    Songs of Praise has screened the show's first ever gay wedding as part of a drive to modernise the programme. Presenters of the BBC One show have vowed that they are “not afraid of controversy” as they broadcast a wedding which is currently banned in the Church of England. The Sunday afternoon show, which has been running since 1961, was traditionally a “sort of hymn sandwich”, presenter of more than three decades Pam Rhodes said. But now, which a magazine format an on screen cast which includes soprano Katherine Jenkins and JB Gill, the former frontman of boy-band JLS, the...
  • Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? Absolutely Not. Here’s Why.

    08/16/2019 7:35:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/16/2019 | Robert Spencer
    The Qur’an says that Christians and Muslims worship the same God (29:46), and so does the Catholic Church. The Irish Catholic newspaper recently considered this question and offered an argument from authority, which is the weakest of all arguments: Christians and Muslims worship the same God because the Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council says so in the documents Lumen Gentium and Nostra Aetate. But a closer examination of the evidence shows this to be false.Besides the obvious differences regarding the Trinity, the crucifixion, and the divinity of Christ, there are deeper differences that are often overlooked. Free will. There are...
  • The Lifted Veil

    08/13/2019 12:59:53 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 21 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 8-12-2019 | Gary
    Prepare yourselves dear friends for this will be the most somber article I've ever written.  This may challenge and stretch you.  It may make you uncomfortable and your stomach twist, but you need to hear it—if not for yourself, then for those you know who are far from God.  I have called upon the LORD to give me the words to say and I have faith He will. No ears will be tickled with this article, but there is certainly hope for those who believe. I pray that God will give me His words and that through His words we...
  • Pete Buttigieg hires the first faith outreach director of the 2020 campaign

    08/09/2019 3:15:04 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9th 2019 | By Julie Zauzmer
    Seventy-seven percent of Americans identify as members of a religious tradition, and most of the rest call themselves spiritual or say they believe in God. When politicians start talking about “reaching out to people of faith,” they might be talking about almost everybody. But the Rev. Shawna Foster thinks a lot of people are being left out. “The conversation about religion and politics has been dominated by one particular type of religion. ... It can be so much more,” she said. “I want to make sure the campaign is really reaching out to faiths that typically haven’t had much say...
  • I Know From Experience This Urban Agenda Would Lift Baltimore and Other Cities

    08/06/2019 10:23:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 5, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    You may not like the messenger, but embedded in the recent political dust-up about the crime, poverty, and despair in Baltimore were some undeniable truths. If nothing else comes out of this latest debate, the bright light is now shining on a very inconvenient reality: Liberal policies have failed the people of Baltimore and inner cities everywhere. As the daughter of a former welfare recipient who spent my early years growing up in government housing, I know the truth of that statement more than most. For decades, politicians have repeatedly promised urban communities good jobs, good schools, and safe neighborhoods....
  • Why We Need To Be Christian First, Patriot Second

    07/29/2019 9:07:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/29/2019 | Michael Brown
    This is not about President Trump. It is about us. About our behavior as followers of Jesus. About our words. About our attitudes. About our priorities. It seems that many of us have lost sight of what it means to be Christian, as if anything now goes in the name of Jesus. It seems that many of us now justify almost any kind of ugly rhetoric, as long as it is in the name of country and of God, seemingly in that order. What has become of godly speech? Of civility? Of graciousness? Of respect? When did God send out...
  • [Cath Cauc] US Bishop calls out brother bishops:‘Deposit of faith has been fragmented and corrupted’

    07/23/2019 6:42:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 22, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    [Catholic Caucus] US Bishop calls out brother bishops: ‘Deposit of faith has been fragmented and corrupted’ July 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas, spoke out on Twitter over the weekend about how the Catholic Church’s moral teaching on sexuality and the family has been broken and tainted of late, and he called for a return to the truth of that teaching by Catholic laity and bishops.  He said:  Bishop Strickland told LifeSiteNews his tweet was prompted by the upcoming anniversary of Humanae Vitae, and that he has been trying to tweet periodically on the themes...
  • Germany’s chief cardinal shows he can sway Pope Francis

    07/15/2019 6:43:46 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 12, 2019 | Maike Hickson and John-Henry Westen
    Germany’s chief cardinal shows he can sway Pope Francis Analysis July 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — He is the chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, the archbishop of Munich, the head of the Vatican’s powerful Council of the Economy, and one of the group of nine advisers to Pope Francis that in many ways supersedes the curia itself — and finally, if the draft of the new apostolic constitution (Pope Francis’s new document reorganizing the curia) is finalized and promulgated, he will be made the camerlengo — a powerful position that takes charge of the Church after a pope dies or...
  • Christian women can’t find good men to marry: ‘There just aren’t any’

    07/02/2019 1:40:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 330 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2019 | Anna Hitchings
    May 2, 2019 (The Catholic Weekly) – We are living in a unique time in history. Never has politics been so polarised, never has mainstream society come so near to amorality (although Nero’s Rome came close), and never has it been so difficult for a woman to find a good man. The latter is, I’ll admit, a bold claim but allow me to elaborate. We constantly bemoan the state of society, the youth, universities, the media, et al, which seem to be collectively falling into ever deeper rabbit holes of noxious regressive ideas, behaviours and policies. Religious affiliation and church...
  • Ilhan Omar's Ideological Attacks on Two Christian Pastors

    06/25/2019 9:17:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 26, 2019 | Star Parker
    Congressional hearings are a fixture in Washington and are supposedly a tool for investigation by the nation's lawmaking body. Unfortunately, too often when Democrats are in charge, it's not the case. Rather than hearings being a means for seeking facts and information, they become a platform just for politicking by members of the majority party and a forum for attacking those whose views they don't like. This distortion of process was in full view at recent House Budget Committee hearings on Poverty in America: Economic Realities of Struggling Families. Of eight witnesses, six were from the same left-wing organization --...