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  • Road Trip Redux: The Next Generation

    09/10/2018 1:05:29 PM PDT · by 60Gunner · 2 replies
    My Bad Old Self | 9/10/18 | 60Gunner
    Greetings fellow freepers of all stripes and shades! It's been a long long time since I last posted anything that was not fraught with frustration towards our "representatives" in congress or outright rage towards unelected government officials who have hijacked our constitutional republic. Well, it's time to come up for air. I am taking my oldest son (now 28) on a road trip that we had planned way back in 2009 but couldn't afford to because OBAMA. We are going to be attending the Reno International Air Races from the 12th to the 16th. We'll be driving down tomorrow at...
  • Was John McCain a Christian?

    08/30/2018 5:44:16 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 41 replies
    30 August 18 | hapnHAL
    Was the late Senator John McCain a Christian and a Christian leader?? A Christian leader will have certain characteristics that guide his/her actions. People may argue that the believer’s good character is born out of his/her walk with God and this requires knowing God’s word in order to live God’s will. How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night....
  • High School Football Star Whose Dying Wish is to Abolish Abortion in Texas Dies at 16

    08/30/2018 6:18:53 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 18 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 8-30-2018 | Will Maule
    Read this uplifting, faith building account....his story will bless you...and strengthen you in this time of darkness... ""A high school football star who made it his dying wish to abolish the practice of abortion in his home state of Texas has died after a short battle with cancer. Jeremiah Thomas, son of Rusty Thomas, who is the director of pro-life organization “Operation Save America,” passed away on Sunday evening after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer earlier this year. “Warrior Down!” Rusty posted on Facebook, announcing the sad news. “Jeremiah has finished the last lap of the...
  • Art History is integral to Catholic education

    08/29/2018 11:50:56 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Oct 2011 | Dale Artis Hackerman
    After more than 35 years as a teacher of art history in the Catholic school system, I am convinced that the study of art history is an integral part of a well-defined and superior Catholic high school education. I believe that when students study art history, they become closer to the church on an intellectual and cultural level that greatly enhances their relationship with God. I have already alluded to the important role that the church had in the development of Western art. Investigating that role in a study of art history, from medieval to modern times, enhances spiritual and...
  • The Courage to be Catholic

    08/26/2018 4:41:22 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    Google Books ^ | 2002 | George Weigel
    A Church with almost two thousand years of history behind it has inevitably passed through many moments of crisis and many moments of reform. In each instance when crisis-as-cataclysm has been transformed into crisis-as-opportunity, "reform" has meant a return to the Church's roots in order to better engage the spirit and the needs of a given time and place. "Reform," in the history of the Catholic Church, has meant retrieving, and developing often forgotten elements of the Church's tradition. It has not meant rejecting the past, or severing the present and the future from the past. Genuine "reform" has always...
  • 'GOD Friended Me' What would you if the Almighty tried to add you on Facebook? (NEW SHOW)

    08/23/2018 6:46:00 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | 2018
    They say the Almighty works in mysterious ways and, in this case, it's through Facebook. We've all had those friend requests that we leave in limbo for longer than we should, but for one self-proclaimed "pesky atheist who wants to make you think," ignoring this one might not be an option. In the uplifting new drama God Friended Me, which will air Sundays this Fall at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access, Brandon Micheal Hall (The Mayor, Search Party) stars as podcast host Miles Finer, a spiritual skeptic who doesn't exactly know what to do when The Man Upstairs...
  • Justify God ... Romans 3pt 1

    08/21/2018 10:06:22 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. (Romans 3:1-4)In Romans 1 and 2, Paul has shown that all men, godless and pious, gentile and Jew, pagan and religious, are in desperate need of Righteousness with...
  • When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

    08/12/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | August 6, 2018 | Craig Groeschel
    “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When she was a teenager, Marci was outgoing, fun-loving, and full of life, even as she was growing more and more serious about her faith, coming early to youth group and staying late. No one loved to worship and talk about God more than Marci.Then, in her early 20s,...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - August 12, 2018 - {Prayer}

    08/11/2018 9:09:49 PM PDT · by Faith · 28 replies
    August 12, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • FAITH GOLDY FOR TORONTO

    08/08/2018 4:19:01 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 4 replies
    FAITH GOLDY FOR TORONTO ***On October 22, vote for the only candidate who is TOUGH ON CRIME & EASY ON TAXPAYERS*** www.faithfortoronto.ca
  • The New York Times’ Hit Piece On Mike Pence Is Anti-Christian Bigotry, Plain And Simple

    08/08/2018 10:38:09 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6 Aug 18 | Glenn T. Stanton
    The New York Times’ Frank Bruni really upped his game this week. In an atrociously brutal piece, he called Vice President Mike Pence a “holy terror,” claiming he’s multiple degrees more sinister than President Trump, the otherwise most sinister person on the planet. Bruni actually warns the best case against impeaching Trump is the much greater danger of Pence. Think about that a moment though. For all the venom and apocalyptic hysteria being spewed at everything Trump has ever said, done or probably even thought — and there is plenty there of concern — there is someone even “worse” than...
  • Morning Devotion [Devotional]

    07/28/2018 7:05:24 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 7 replies
    Morning & Evening Devotional ^ | 7/28/18 | Unknown
    Morning Reading "As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord."—Col 2:6 The life of faith is represented as receiving— an act which implies the very opposite of anything like merit. It is simply the acceptance of a gift. As the earth drinks in the rain, as the sea receives the streams, as night accepts light from the stars, so we, giving nothing, partake freely of the grace of God. The saints are not, by nature, wells, or streams, they are but cisterns into which the living water flows; they are empty vessels into which God pours His salvation. The idea...
  • Beloved Always Remember Your Position and Standing!

    07/22/2018 5:48:07 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/22/18
    My beloved, ALWAYS remember what Almighty God has told us in His precious Word; that ALMIGHTY GOD LOVES YOU (John 3:16, Eph. 3:17-19, Rom. 8:35-39), to be STRONG and of GOOD COURAGE (Josh. 1:9, Eph. 3:17-21), to FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH (1 Cor. 15:58, Eph 6:10-19, 1 Tim. 6:12), PRAY WITHOUT CEASING (John 14:13-14, Col. 1:9, 1 Thess. 5:17, Heb. 4:16), that we ALWAYS have the VICTORY (1 Cor. 15:57-58, 2 Cor.2:14, 1 John 5:4), to REJOICE in the Lord ALWAYS (Hab. 3:17-19, Phil. 4:4), to give THANKS in ALL things (2 Cor. 9:11, Eph. 5:20, Col 1:12),...
  • A True Story For A Sunday Morning

    07/22/2018 4:25:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/18 | Dave Merrick
    "In the name of Jesus Christ, I command you to stop!" The night of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, Jesus told Peter - who had just assured Jesus that he would never be ashamed of their relationship - that (Saint, yes) Peter would in fact deny Him, that very night, three times before the rooster had finished crowing. And that is exactly what Peter did. Peter’s third denial was even made with him swearing at the person who had put the two of them together! By the time the cock had crowed twice, Peter, hearing that, wept bitterly lamenting...
  • Jim Kelly accepts Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    07/18/2018 9:38:39 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 18, 2018 | Jim Kelly
    Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly accepts the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance and urges all to never give up no matter what they are battling.
  • Indiana Jones Isn’t Wrong—The Nazis’ Fascination With The Occult Was Very Real

    07/14/2018 5:37:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/14/2018 | Nathanael Blake
    The Nazi fascination with fantastical science and the occult has long made for spectacular entertainment. From Indiana Jones trying to save the Holy Grail and the Ark of the Covenant from the Nazis, to comic-book super-soldier serums, to the reoccurring use of supernatural charlatanism to dupe the Germans in Hogan’s Heroes, pop culture has propagated the idea of the Nazis as obsessed with mysticism and mad science. And pop historians have eagerly provided background for these tales.How much of it is true?Quite a lot, it turns out. Recently released in paperback by Yale University Press, Eric Kurlander’s book Hitler’s...
  • I’m Not Playing the New Game of ‘Deny Trump to Prove Your Love for Jesus’ and You Shouldn't Either

    07/03/2018 9:29:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-3-2018 | Michael Brown
    We hear this on a daily, if not hourly basis. Evangelicals have hurt their witness by voting for Trump. Evangelicals have lost their credibility by supporting Trump. Evangelicals can no longer be taken seriously because they're in bed with Trump. And on and on it goes. It doesn't matter who he appoints to the Supreme Court. It doesn't matter if he improves the economy. Or strengthens the military. Or helps stabilize the Middle East. Not at all. Trump is a heartless, misogynistic, immoral, narcissistic, xenophobic monster, and whoever voted for him (or continues to support him) is not worthy of...
  • I wanted to become a Catholic. But first I had to give up the Eucharist and porn

    06/26/2018 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 49 replies
    America Magazine ^ | June 25, 2018 | Jacob Turnrose
    At the start of the fall semester of my senior year of college, I was receiving the Eucharist every day. The problem was, I was not Catholic. I had begun attending daily Mass four months before, drawn less by the Catholic faith than by the soothing regularity of the liturgy. Whenever the host was administered, I went up with the rest of the parish and received it without a second thought. But by September, I could no longer plead ignorance. I had begun to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and was learning about church doctrine and...
  • The challenge of modernity: Os Guinness on the church and civilization

    06/25/2018 5:24:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | 2017 | Joseph Sunde
    In a recent talk for the C.S. Lewis Institute, Os Guinness laments, "It isn’t ideas which have caused the main damage to the church,” Guinness says. “Modernity itself has done more damage to the church than all the persecutors put together..." The Chinese church survived the most brutal, vicious, systematic persecution any church has probably ever faced under Mao Ze Dung. And yet now, when they’re not persecuted so visiously….as they’re moving to big cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, the challenge of the church negotiating these big modern cities is actually causing many to fall away. The challenge of negotiating...
  • De-Christianization in the West is a real threat. But Putinism isn’t the answer.

    06/24/2018 5:39:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    America Magazine ^ | 2017 | S. Ahmari
    As globalization blurs boundaries (both national and sexual), and as social media and American-style consumerism flatten cultural differences, the thinking goes, Russia and her church stand for sovereignty, authenticity and Christian vigor. No thanks. Even if you, like me, concur in the underlying diagnosis—that the West has becomeunmoored from its Judeo-Christian foundations, that liberalism has gone too far in eroding traditional authority and moral precepts—the Putin Option is no cure. And it entails hazards that could prove ruinous to the cause of reversing the West’s spiritual fortunes. Despair over the cultural left’s stridency and triumphalism in recent years should not...