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  • Mosuls 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 IIIs wife, French Empress Eugnie, became a target of ISIS attacks in February 2015,...
  • The Gospel Part 3: Are You Ready To Be A Super Hero?

    04/18/2016 2:03:42 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/24/15 | Gary
    "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit," - Titus 3:4-5 The Gospel is the ultimate rags-to-riches story. We were pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, deserving death because of our sins, and unable to help ourselves. We felt unloved and in turn were unloving. This bleak existence of dust-to-dust was all there was. And then Jesus came. He revealed to us a loving Daddy in heaven who...
  • re: Poor innocent victim Ted Cruz

    This past week, Mark Levin lashed out at conservative a-holes like Breitbart for its coverage of the Cruz eligibility controversy. (SNIP) Last month, Conway defended the RNCs plans to use a brokered convention to strip Trump of the nomination, if necessary: Its not cheating (SNIP) Roe took an innocuous exchange between Carson and Sally Quinn out of context, and disseminated it to Cruzs evangelical network. (SNIP) Its criticism of critics of Cruzs critics and their cartoonish attempts to paint him as an innocent-to-a-fault, 11th Commandment devotee.
  • Of Mice and Men - Pondering the Strange Loss of Faith in an Age of Science

    04/07/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Of Mice and Men - Pondering the Strange Loss of Faith in an Age of Science Msgr. Charles Pope • April 6, 2016 • One of the more perplexing claims of the growing number of agnostics and atheists among us is that there is no evidence of an intelligent creator of the universe. But clearly the created universe manifests intelligibility and order from the farthest reaches of outer space down to our tiny planet and further down into the “inner space” of cells, atoms, and molecules. Science affirms the existence of a creator by uncovering the inner order and...
  • God never leaves you alone: Calgary bobsled crash survivor credits faith for recovery

    04/05/2016 8:19:01 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 3 replies
    Global News ^ | April 5, 2016 | Tracy Nagai
    His appearance is dramatic: an eye patch covers 18-year-old Caleb Hettingas right eye and a halo supports his head and neck. One thing that Ive learned through this experience is that God never leaves you alone to suffer through an experience like this, Caleb said in a video to fellow church members posted online..
  • Super Bowl-Winning Coach Harbaugh Shows Leadership and Faith amid Tragedy

    04/05/2016 10:56:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    A Super Bowl championship might seem to be the crowning achievement in the life of a football coach but sometimes laudable leadership can be found in the midst of a crisis when wins and losses at that moment pale in comparison to life and death.Such a juncture occurred recently when John Harbaugh, the coach of the Baltimore Ravens who led them to a world championship in 2012, endured a sleepless night after learning that 23-year-old Tray Walker, a promising defensive back on his team, was critically injured while riding a dirt bike that collided with an SUV in Liberty City,...
  • Believing in God

    03/27/2016 5:04:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    I select movies each week to put on my Netflix cue based on some reviews I read in a cursory manner. Months later, they show up for me to watch and I generally have little idea what they are about unless it was a major movie like Star Wars or Spotlight. When a movie called War Room arrived, my reaction was Oh boy, a good blow em up movie. That assumption was grossly wrong as it was a movie about a family healed by Christian faith, which started me focusing on faith and God. I grew up among Jews who...
  • Actress Jennifer Garner: Filming 'Miracles From Heaven' Inspired Me to Go Back to Church

    03/20/2016 7:26:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 03/20/2016
    In new faith film Miracles from Heaven, which is based on a true story, actress Jennifer Garner plays Christy Beam, the mother of a young girl Annabel (Kylie Rogers) who is diagnosed with an incurable and painful disease. Because of the illness, pressure on the young family was high as Annabel had to undergo numerous hospital appointments and procedures. However, one day Annabel was involved in a freak accident and fell from a tree and hit her head. When she came to, doctors discovered she'd somehow been cured. "I mean there's reason there's a movie and a book about it,"...
  • The Cult of Liberalism (Saturbray)

    03/12/2016 8:41:33 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 3/12/16 | bray
    2 Peter 1:4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. Unlike Conservatism, Liberalism a Godless faith which forces its followers to be fundamentalists in the belief of their liberal dogma. It forces people to work their way to being a better person than those who do not march in lockstep to the Democrat doxology. Theirs is a man made set of morals and laws which often counters the Bibles moral authority. This is...
  • New Study: Increasing Number of Americans Consider Christianity "to be Extremist"

    02/29/2016 5:34:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/29/16 | Carl E. Olson
    "The perception that the Christian faith is extreme," says Barna Group, "is now firmly entrenched among the nation's non-Christians."I'm in the final stretch of completing this book, which I should have finished weeks (or months!) ago. And I have a number of things I plan to post about as soon as possible. But this bit of news from the Barna Group grapt aholt of me (that's a German phrase, by way of Montana): Society is undergoing a change of mind about the way religion and people of faith intersect with public life. That is, there are intensifying perceptions that faith...
  • Cruz's Religion Once Wasn't So Obvious

    02/27/2016 7:21:20 PM PST · by gg188 · 149 replies
    U.S. News And World Report ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press
    ...Cruz doesn't tithe. He and his wife donated less than 1 percent of their income to charity and nothing to churches, including to their own in Houston, according to tax returns from 2006 to 2010, the most recent Cruz has released. His campaign declined requests from The Associated Press to provide recent tax returns or otherwise demonstrate donations since 2010. Cruz has said he and his wife were more focused on using their seven-figure annual income to build a financial foundation for their family.
  • 'Nobody reads the Bible more than me': Trump's claim is a laughing stock

    02/27/2016 8:33:40 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 65 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/25/2016 | Kenya Sinclair
    On Tuesday, while criticizing the Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump commented that John Kerry "did not read 'The Art of the Deal,'" and that he "probably didn't read the Bible either." -snip- Trump's joke led to his claim that "Nobody reads the Bible more than me" - a statement that sent millions of critics into fits of laughter.Responses came immediately, with recollections of Trump's interview where he claimed the Bible was his favorite book, but then refused to share his favorite verse.His use of blanket statements and vague comments to shy away from directly answering a single question about the Holy...
  • Antonin Scalia's Wisdom on Faith and American Success

    02/26/2016 6:18:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was coauthored by Ken Klukowski. At the funeral of Justice Antonin Scalia, his son Paul, giving the homily, cited his father's belief that the success of America arose from the blessing of God -- a blessing experienced in part because of faith's role in the life of this nation. As usual, the justice himself explained it best. In his life and at his death, Scalia has defined the contours of an epic battle that will determine a central part of America's future. Speaking at his father's funeral mass, Fr. Paul Scalia explained: "God blessed Dad, as...
  • A Catholic Letter to Pope Francis: Look at the Politicians Whose Faith You Don't Question

    02/24/2016 8:54:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/24/2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Dear Holy Father, As everyone by now knows, because of Donald Trump's position on immigration and his desire to build a wall along America's southern border, you said of him that he is "not a Christian." In the wake of quick and furious backlash, you attempted to qualify--some say "walk back"--your remarks. Yet the Vatican's subsequent remarks made it crystal clear that you did indeed mean to reject Trump's claim to be a Christian. After assuring the public that your comments should in no way be understood as "a personal attack" or "an indication of voting," your spokesperson at the...
  • Fr. Paul Scalia Delivers Homily of Hope at the Funeral Mass of Justice Scalia

    02/23/2016 6:57:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON—Possibly the biggest tribute to late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, during his funeral Mass Saturday, Feb. 19, may have come during the homily offered by his son, Fr. Paul Scalia, who preached about the blessings his father received during his life and the salvation that faith in Jesus Christ offers flawed people such as his dad. Every funeral is a reminder of the thin "veil" that is between this world and the next one, between this time and "eternity," and between the "opportunity for conversion" and the moment of judgment, Fr. Scalia told the attendees at the Basilica...
  • False Grace, Loving God and Hating Evil

    02/22/2016 2:12:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2016 | Matt Barber
    What a mess our world is in. What a mess America is in. What a mess the church is in. Depressed yet? Isaiah 5:20 encapsulates, I believe, the cultural condition of much of the world, most of America and an alarmingly high percentage of those who belong, or at least claim to belong, to the body of Christ. "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." Calling evil good. That sums us up. But, hey, "grace," right? I mean, you've...
  • The GOP Primary Is Revealing Fault Lines in the Evangelical Movement

    02/22/2016 11:54:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 22, 2016 | David French
    Over at FiveThirtyEight, Farai Chideya takes a crack at analyzing Trump's strong showing with South Carolina's Evangelicals. He accurately notes that Evangelicals aren't necessarily voting on their faith:' Trump's win among evangelicals was a bit of a surprise to the media - the cable networks hammered away at the issue, and on Sunday's "Meet the Press," Chuck Todd peppered Cruz with questions about why he lost the group that had supported him in Iowa. But the South Carolina results show evangelicals are a diverse group with sometimes differing priorities. Trump did well among less-conservative evangelicals but not among those who...
  • Donald Trump: "I never questioned" Ted Cruz's faith

    02/21/2016 1:55:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 21, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Donald Trump has criticized Pope Francis for questioning his own faith, but defended his own questions about fellow GOP candidate Ted Cruz's faith as legitimate. Last week, Pope Francis suggested Trump was "not Christian" for his comments about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. At the time, Trump said, "No leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith." But Trump has been similarly critical of Cruz's faith. Asked by moderator John Dickerson how he squares those two positions, Trump said he never questioned Cruz's faith. "No, I never questioned Ted's--anything having...
  • Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’

    02/18/2016 9:09:29 AM PST · by NRx · 307 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-18-2016 | JIM YARDLEY
    ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER -- Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump "is not Christian" because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border. "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian," Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.
  • You Will Be Made to Care

    02/19/2016 8:42:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2016 | Erick Erickson
    I have a new book out this week titled "You Will Be Made to Care." I chronicle the disturbing trend of persecution in the United States against people of faith. Several years ago, I had an encounter with a young man who told me in no uncertain terms that he did not care about the rapid movement to legalize same sex marriage in the United States. It did not affect him, would not affect him and he did not care about the issue at all. I replied to him that he would be made to care by the secular left...
  • Why I’ll Stay Catholic Even if the Whole World Turns Against Us

    02/14/2016 3:07:53 PM PST · by NYer · 959 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | February 14, 2016 | Felix Whelan
    Last year, in response to a Pew Research poll showing the American Catholic Church in decline, Elizabeth Scalia (now at the editorial helm of Aleteia) posted this challenge on her Patheos blog The Anchoress: If you're Catholic and have access to a web-page, a radio program, a Facebook page, whatever, take a few minutes, and tell the world why you are remaining a Catholic in an era where doing so seems not only counter-cultural, but also counter-intuitive and even, perhaps, a bit risky? Thoughtful and moving responses rolled in from all across the Internet, and continue to to do so...
  • 'Pro-Faith' or 'Profane?' Trump Surrogate Gets Heckled at Faith and Family Forum

    02/13/2016 12:24:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 320 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    "...[Pastor Mark Burns] repeated four times: "Donald Trump is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith." But an attendee called out loudly that Trump is "profane" - presumably referring to Trump's use of the word "pussy" on stage to mock opponent Sen. Ted Cruz and other such statements over the course of the campaign. Burns responded by admitting that Trump's language is profane. "Let me tell you one thing, I'm grateful you said that, that Donald Trump is profane, and that's what you're saying," he said. "Donald Trump is profane, but guess what? ... I don't know...
  • Look What Happened To This Man When He Run Away From God

    02/11/2016 7:13:28 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 42 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    There was a man in the Old Testament whose name was Jonah. God told him to do something, but he run away and thought he could hide from the presence of God. Then God commanded a big fish to swallow him. Miraculously, he survived in the belly of the fish for three days. During these three days he did three things: He realized he was wrong.He repented for his disobedience to God.He believed that God can still help him and prayed to God with faith. The Scripture says “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry...
  • Do Not Waste Your Time Remaining In The Past Because Your Best Days Are Still Up Ahead

    02/11/2016 6:54:26 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 25 replies
    ArmenHareyan.com ^ | Jan. 21, 2016 | Armen Hareyan
    We need to live this life not looking through the rear-view mirror. If someone has hurt you, forgive and move on. Leave it for God and he will care for it. Every time you have been disappointed, God has already set a new beginning for you. This is why you are still in this world. Every morning, every instance is a new beginning and a new opportunity for your salvation, which is life with God in His Kingdom. Your best days are still up ahead. The Scripture says in Ecclesiastes... Continue Reading here.
  • Chelsea Clinton: It's 'insulting' when people question my family's faith

    02/09/2016 12:11:40 PM PST · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 9, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chelsea Clinton said God and religion guides so much of her mother's "moral compass" that she can't help but feel insulted when people question her family's faith. "My mother is very deeply a person of faith," Ms. Clinton, the only child of former President Bill Clinton and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, said at a recent fundraiser, the New York Post reported."It is deeply authentic and real for my mother, and it guides so much of her moral compass, but also her life's work," the 35-year-old added.Hillary was raised as a Methodist, Bill grew up as a Baptist, and Chelsea's...
  • God Is Three

    02/05/2016 4:09:36 AM PST · by metmom · 389 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all" (2 Corinthians 13:14). Though there is only one God, He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is one, but He exists in three distinct Persons. We call this the Trinity, a contraction of "tri-unity," meaning "three in one." The word Trinity doesn't appear in the Bible, but God's existence as three Persons in one God is clear from Scripture. Old Testament evidence of God's plurality can be...
  • Ethnic cleansing: Iran-backed militia seize Christian neighborhoods in Baghdad

    02/08/2016 2:43:05 PM PST · by Fali_G · 17 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 02/08/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Iran-backed militias have seized homes, businesses and cultural sites, including churches belonging to Baghdad’s Christian communities, forcing individuals to resettle and forfeit all their belongings, according to members of the Christian members of the Iraqi Parliament. The militias have targeted properties belonging to Christians, forcing individuals to leave the area, according to Christian community leaders, including representatives from the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac minorities, as well as the Chaldean Patriarch of Iraq who have condemned the attacks, calling them a form of ethnic cleansing aimed to rid Baghdad of its Christians. “Their claim is that the property of a non-Christian...
  • Shock-Headline In Washington Post Attack On Trump's Faith Not Supported By Story

    02/01/2016 2:50:38 PM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | John Nolte
    Although Barack Obama spent 20 years in a radical, racialist church with a pastor who asks God to damn America; although Obama is a supporter of the infanticide known as partial-birth abortion, bashes Christianity, and uses ObamaCare as a means to persecute Christians through the power of the state, Obama’s longtime supporters at the Washington Post still write gushing articles about Obama’s Christianity and lash out harshly at those who don’t vouch for the president’s questionable faith.
  • Faith and the 2016 Campaign

    02/01/2016 1:57:16 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 12 replies
    PewForum ^ | January 27, 2016
    The conventional wisdom in American politics has long been that someone who is not religious cannot be elected president of the United States. Most Americans have consistently said that it is important to them that the president have strong religious beliefs. And a new Pew Research Center survey finds that being an atheist remains one of the biggest liabilities that a presidential candidate can have; fully half of American adults say they would be less likely to vote for a hypothetical presidential candidate who does not believe in God, while just 6% say they would be more likely to vote...
  • 10 Things the Loss of Our Dog Taught Me About Living

    01/29/2016 12:20:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 28 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/28/2016 | Kara-Post Kennedy
    Losing a pet is heart-wrenching. Anyone who denies this either never had a pet or never had a heart to wrench. We had plenty of time to prepare for our girl's passing, and I mistakenly believed that this would make it easier or somehow a relief when she died. It was not easy and it definitely was not a relief. Zoey was a salty old broad to the end, and the departure of her larger-than-life presence has left us with a huge hole in our world; I can't believe how much I miss her. Of course in thinking about her...
  • Ted Cruz Shares Intimate Details of His Faith Journey

    01/28/2016 7:24:50 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 100 replies
    Charismanews ^ | 1/28/16
    After my dad became a Christian, we all moved together to Houston. And seeing the amazing transformation in her husband, my mom became a Christian within a year as well. Thus, by age 4, I was blessed to be being raised in a Christian home with two strong (but new) believers as parents.I was raised in the church. Each night, my dad would read with me from our children's Bible. We'd memorize Bible verses, and compete to see who could do the best. We'd act out scenes from the Old Testament. We attended Clay Road Baptist Church, pastored by the...
  • When These Pro-Life Students Got Stuck in a Blizzard They Bore Witness to Their Faith

    01/24/2016 4:43:29 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 24th, 2016 | CR Wire
    Over 500 Catholic school students from the Midwest, left the annual March for Life in DC early on Friday.  The reason for leaving was to get away from the impending blizzard, Winter Storm Jonas.  They didn't make it out in time, and got stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike West, in the mountains of Pennsylvania, for over 24 hours.  During that time they bore witness to their faith in amazing ways. Reports are that the students shared their food, their shelter (busses), and more with stranded travelers.  While their fellow travelers were inside warming up and finding nourishment, the students decided to...
  • Glenn Beck endorses Cruz: Trump win is 'snowball to hell'

    01/23/2016 2:18:30 PM PST · by McGruff · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia and Theodore Schleifer
    Beck officially endorsed presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Saturday while at a rally at Faith Bible College in Iowa. "We need a new George Washington," Beck said at the rally. "Today's Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes — that government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people." "I have prayed for the next George Washington," Beck said of Cruz. "I believe I have found him."
  • I Have Cancer! [Victoria Jackson, Former SNL Cast Member]

    01/20/2016 6:42:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    VictoriaJackson.com ^ | 11/27/15 | Victoria Jackson
    It all happened pretty suddenly. I went to the Walk In Clinic for a cough. I asked the Nurse Practitioner if the numb spot near my underarm was my lymph gland fighting the cough. He quickly sent me to the Vanderbilt Breast Clinic, (God bless him), an awesome place full of great people. Suddenly, I was in surgery (double mastectomy) and soon I'll be beginning chemo I'm told. They say my hair will probably fall out. I'm Stage 3A. The funny thing is I've never felt healthier. There are no symptoms. I held a handstand two weeks ago for a...
  • Rubio to Atheist Questioner: 'You Should Hope My Faith Influences Me, Here's Why' (Video)

    01/19/2016 3:21:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told an atheist in the audience that he won't be "forced" to stop talking about his faith on the campaign trail and argued that atheists should want his faith to influence his decisions. During Rubio's Monday town hall meeting in Waverly, Iowa, an atheist attendee named Justin Scott, a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation who also runs his own YouTube channel, commented during a question and answer session on Rubio's recent campaign ad that simply features Rubio talking about how he follows his faith and that his goal is to live alongside God...
  • The Religion of Trump - Will evangelicals balk at pulling the lever for him?

    01/19/2016 10:48:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 25, 2016 | TERRY EASTLAND
    The Constitution provides that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." But, as Gary Scott Smith of Grove City College writes in his new book, Religion in the Oval Office, "Throughout American history many citizens have viewed strong faith as an asset, if not a requirement, for politicians, especially presidents." The biography of faith, such as it is, of the Republican presidential candidate who has led the polls for six months starts with First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens. That is the church Donald Trump's parents attended...
  • Benghazi Hero: ‘I Know God Got Me Through’

    01/17/2016 9:39:22 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Patti Armstrong
    After the fall of Col. Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, Libyan tensions fired up, and embassies were abandoned. Then, on Sept. 11, 2012, heavily armed Islamist militants launched an organized attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. Four Americans were killed: U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and State Department computer expert Sean Smith. Six CIA contractors defied orders to defend the compound. Thirteen hours later, only four of them were still alive, but they had saved more than two dozen fellow Americans. When the heroes returned home, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President...
  • HaShem; Moses and The name of God...miracle nation pt 19

    And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the...
  • You Are Not Alone

    01/08/2016 5:39:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Over the last several months, the supportive emails and calls I have received have greatly outnumbered the hate mails, which usually come from feminists who hate males. The influx of support can be attributed largely to a viral column I wrote last semester called "Get Out of My Class and Leave America." After it ran, people called my office voicing support for over 40 straight days. I say "straight" days based on the safe assumption that none of these callers were gay activists. As much as I appreciate the support, it is based on the fiction that I am some...
  • A good Message at Church Last Night...Worth Passing On

    01/04/2016 2:39:13 PM PST · by Shery · 13 replies
    vanity | 4 January, 2016 | Vanity
    Last evening one of the "elders' at our church gave the Sunday Evening Bible study, sitting in the for the pastor. He admitted that it was not the message he'd prepared, but that he felt strongly that the Lord wanted him to give. He talked about consecrating ourselves to the Lord, explaining that God had asked the Israelites on several occasions to do just that and He would fight their battles for them. He explained that God had wanted the Israelites to consecrate themselves before they went to battle in Canaan, but they were only partially obedient, and their victory...
  • Quote of the day: #BlackLivesMatter activist slams pro-lifers at faith conference

    12/31/2015 3:20:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 31, 2015 | Kelli
    We can wipe out the adoption crisis tomorrow. We could wipe it out this week, but we’re too busy arguing to have abortion banned, we’re too busy arguing to defund Planned Parenthood. We are too busy withholding mercy from the living, so that we might display a big spectacle of how much we want mercy to be shown to the unborn. Where is your mercy? … What is your goal in only doing activism that makes you comfortable? ~ #BlackLivesMatter activist Michelle Higgins, speaking at the InterVarsity Christian conference, as quoted by The Blaze, December 31 ————————- UPDATE: InterVarsity issued...
  • Ted Cruz Salvation

    12/30/2015 3:58:46 AM PST · by theoldmarine · 141 replies
    It bothered me to hear my favorite candidate, Donald Trump, seem to seek to question Ted Cruz evangelical bona fides by saying, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba. I was going to tweet and advise him not to go there. Then I thought 'Donald Trump is a smart guy' maybe he knows something I don't know.. So I began looking for 'evidence' that Ted Cruz is a 'born again' Christian. You know a person can 'identify' as anything now days. Just because you go to church and mentally agree with Christianity doesn't mean you have come to know...
  • Republicans and the Decline of Religion: Americans' diminishing faith may pose problems for GOP.

    12/25/2015 7:49:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/25/2015 | Mona Charen
    About 15 years ago, on Christmas Eve, our family departed from the traditional American Jewish observance of the holiday (ordering Chinese takeout) and elected to find an open restaurant. We drove to the local city center (or what passes for it in suburbia) and were stunned to find that not only were all the restaurants open, they were also packed. I had pictured my Christian friends and neighbors at home, gathered around the table Norman Rockwell–style, eating goose or ham or whatever gentiles eat bathed in the twinkling lights of decorated trees. In fact, I liked to think of them...
  • Inside Ted Cruz's Reaction to 9/11: Prayer and Patriotism

    12/21/2015 5:33:33 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 20, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    President Obama’s reactions to ISIS attacks have become predictable and thin. His words seem to lack an appreciation of the grave conflict underway. Obama’s language betrays his adherence to progressive dogma: that the horrific assaults against the West are a nuisance to be managed, minimized, and explained through a value-free deconstruction of history where America sometimes stokes grievances across the Middle East. Although the role and responsibilities of a young government lawyer named Ted Cruz are very different from a sitting president, the accounts of how Cruz responded to the attacks of September 11, 2001 provide some insight into who...
  • Why Parents Should Discipline, Not Punish, Their Children

    12/19/2015 3:46:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 17, 2015 | Michael T. Hamilton
    Should parents "discipline" their children rather than "punish" them? And is this distinction especially important for Christian parents?Yes and yes.Far from synonymous, these associated words carry vastly different meanings. As Mark Twain famously said, "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning."In the case of discipline and punishment, 'tis the difference between light and lightning.Big DifferenceTo discipline one's children is to rebuke, correct, and train them because you love them too much to let them grow into harmful, hateful, ungrateful people. Discipline proceeds...
  • Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

    12/15/2015 8:00:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Martin Saunders
    Atheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have issued forceful public challenges to the claims of the major faiths and the rights they've traditionally been granted, while well-respected and high-profile public figures have lent vocal support to their ideas. When Stephen Fry outlined an atheist (or even anti-theist) position on an Irish talk show, the interview went viral in hours, while comedian Ricky Gervais frequently uses his substantial platform to attack and undermine religion in...
  • Exclusive: Duck Dynasty's Phil On Today's Culture:

    12/13/2015 12:11:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Duck Dynasty's Phil and Miss Kay Robertsonmet when they were 14 years old and have been inseparable ever since. As Phil says, "The last thing you want to do is wait until a woman is 20 years old to marry her." After 40 years of marriage, four sons, a slew ofgrandkids and a megahit show, the couple is now promoting a new book. InExploring The Joy Of Christmas, Phil and Miss Kay share Christmas memories, Miss Kay's famous recipes, their favorite carols and more.One of my favorite parts of Phil and Kay's Christmas-themed book is their description of the Robertsons'...
  • How do you square your Christian faith with hatred of Muslims? (VANITY)

    12/09/2015 10:22:15 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 206 replies
    12/9/15 | Hoagy62
    As one looks at the articles and comments found on Free Republic, you can see the complete and utter loathing, disgust, and outright hatred towards Muslims. It is viewed as a justified hatred, built on the actions Muslims have taken for decades against Americans and others. Notable attacks include the Beirut bombing of the Marine barracks, Beslan in Russia, the recent San Bernadino attack, and of course 9/11. However, I was challenged by a few friends recently as to how a professing Christian can have a deep-seated hatred for Muslims. They reminded me of Jesus' command to love one another....
  • Girl who lost parents in fire wants Christmas cards

    12/08/2015 5:37:32 PM PST · by blueyon · 12 replies
    ABC13NewsNow ^ | 12/08/15 | Brie Schwartz, Redbook
    This year, as we proudly hang our seasonal greeting cards, displaying the smiling faces of our loved ones (and yes, sometimes their dogs), it's easy to forget that for many people, the holidays aren't all candy canes and carols. For five-year-old Safyre, the sole survivor of an arson attack that killed her family, and left her homeless, Christmas can be a painful reminder of what she's lost
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/06/2015 10:35:37 AM PST · by Faith · 13 replies
    December 6, 2015 | Faith
    Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21