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  • Atheist Group Erects 11 Billboards Across Chicago; Argues That Kindness 'Comes From Altruism'

    12/18/2014 7:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/18/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation, one of the largest secular groups in America, announced it is erecting 11 different billboards across Chicago this week with various messages. Some of the ads ask people to "think for (themselves)," while others argue that kindness "comes from altruism" and not from "seeking divine reward." "Research shows that atheists and other nonbelievers remain at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to social acceptance. One reason for that is that even though at least 20% of the population today is nonreligious in the United States, many Americans have never knowingly met an...
  • Don’t Forget to Worship God! A Call to Better Liturgy from an Unlikely Source

    12/16/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-15-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Don’t Forget to Worship God! A Call to Better Liturgy from an Unlikely Source By: Msgr. Charles Pope We have discussed before many of the trends of modern liturgy and how the focus has shifted from God to the “assembly.” Too much of modern liturgy today is anthropocentric (focused on man).Back in the 1990’s, Thomas Day observed in the book Why Catholics Can’t Sing, that liturgy today often comes down  to “the aware, gathered community, celebrating itself.” Many modern songs go on at great length about how we are the gathered, we are the flock, we have been sung throughout all of...
  • Bob Dylan...Slow Train Coming [1979 Song Rings So True Today]

    The link above (not the picture) will take you to this somewhat prophetic song.
  • Ph.D.s and Other False Gods: Why the worship of God alone is the basis for a good world.

    12/16/2014 6:21:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/16/2014 | Dennis Prager
    I have been devoting my columns this month to the Ten Commandments because we need a fixed moral anchor to solve the problem of evil. And nothing is as effective as the Ten Commandments. Two weeks ago PragerUniversity.com released eleven five-minute video courses — one for each commandment and an introduction. The series has received over 2 million views. Everything needed to make a good world is contained in these Ten Commandments. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com. They are cleverly animated with text and graphics. Here is...
  • Urgent prayer request needed for my father in ICU

    12/15/2014 3:42:41 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 92 replies
    15 DEC 14 | Dcbryan1
    My father, James W. Bryan III 74, was in the hospital for dehydration. This morning at 10 AM he had a pulmonary embolus. Luckily he was very well oxygenated and was sent to ICU immediately. TPA anticoagulant was introduced and he is responding well to blood pressure medicine. Precedex given. working good. May have to increase. He is responding well to all medications. Thank you for your prayers and concerns. If you guys don't have an Trust or family plans in these types of events consider this a warning. Luckily we have everything set up should things go south.
  • Ben Carson Thinks God Is Calling On Him To Save America, Stop Putinesque Obama

    12/12/2014 1:06:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 12/10/14 | Brian Tashman
    Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody has been slowly releasing excerpts from his interview with likely Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who has told Brody that liberals are responsible for “hate speech” and that he “feels fingers” from God telling him to make a run for the White House. Today, Brody released another segment from his interview where the conservative activist was joined by his wife, Candy, to describe how God is calling him to make a presidential bid. “We recognize that we are being instruments in the hand of God, he is the one who really orchestrates all of...
  • Pope Francis: God has gifted me with unawareness

    12/08/2014 3:18:40 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 8, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    "God is good to me, he's bestowed on me a healthy dose of unawareness." Pope Francis, see here. “From the start I said to myself: ‘Jorge, don't change, just keep on being yourself, because to change at your age would be to make a fool of yourself.’” (From the same article). Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand reminds us that, "The capacity to grasp values, to affirm them, and to respond to them, is the foundation for realizing the moral values of man. Now these marks can be found only in the man who possesses reverence. Reverence is the attitude which can...
  • The Tragedy of Replacing God with Unchecked Democracy

    12/08/2014 1:31:31 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 8 December 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American Thinkerby Enza Ferreri I'm not sure how conservative Americans will view the recently-published book Democracy as a Neocon Trick (Amazon USA) (Amazon UK) by Alexander Boot. It’s a very unusual work, in that, whereas critics of America are generally on the Left end of the political spectrum and those on the Right tend to unquestionably defend the “land of the free”, this is a criticism of the US from a non-Leftist viewpoint, indeed from a traditional, conservative, Christian, pre-Enlightenment viewpoint. I don’t agree with everything the author says about America, but he’s such a brilliant philosopher...
  • Disney Tells 10 Yr. Old ‘God’ is Offensive.

    12/08/2014 9:56:26 AM PST · by franky8 · 25 replies
    EMAIL | by Dave Jolly
    by Dave Jolly Disney’s anti-God agenda was made very evident recently when they censored and reprimanded a 10 year old girl just for mentioning God and her church. Lily Anderson of Angier, North Carolina was on the Disney Channel’s website. It was her birthday and she was happily answering questions on the website. When Lily got to the question that asked her what the most important things in her life were, she typed in: “God, my family, my church and my friends.” Responses are posted online for others to read and Lily was excited to let them know that God...
  • Why did Disney block God?

    12/02/2014 5:52:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/1/14 | Todd Starnes
    It turns out you can give thanks for a lot of different folks on the Disney Channel website – but you can’t thank God. I received a Facebook message on Sunday from Julie Anderson, of Angier, North Carolina...... Lilly loves the Disney Channel – and as she was browsing the channel’s website she noticed a question. The Disney Channel wanted to know what she was thankful for. So Lilly typed in her answer. “God, my family, my church and my friends,” the 10-year-old wrote. Lilly pressed the return key and waited for her answer to appear on the website. But...
  • God’s Prayer Room Closed But What Happened Next?

    11/30/2014 4:16:25 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Now is as good a time as any to tell this story, since I’m telling it from the end.  It’s always easier to tell a story from the end, and here’s where mine ends. Today we closed the prayer room. We didn’t officially close it, because the door is still unlocked.  But come Monday, all the furniture, sound system, and security cameras will be picked up and taken away.  Today we removed all that gear and its wiring, and boxed everything up for removal. Rewind to May 14, 2005, 6:18pm.  That’s the date and time stamp of a file on...
  • Lessons from the Church of Satan

    11/28/2014 3:29:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/10/14 | Alissa Wilkinson
    Today I read, with interest, the interview that Gawker did about film with Peter H. Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan.... It seems the Church of Satan has a list of recommended films on their website—here it is—and the folks at Gawker got interested in why these films are on the list. Which is a reasonable question, given the list includes some expected picks (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Evilspeak, Nosferatu, Rosemary's Baby) and some unexpected ones (everything from All the King's Men to Bladerunnner to The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate...
  • Thanksgiving Day Is For Thanking and Praising God – Just Ask Lincoln

    11/27/2014 9:32:48 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    In the midst of the American Civil War, Lincoln noted that the country’s industry and population was still growing. In the document officially instituting Thanksgiving as a national holiday, he explicitly credited this to nothing else but God’s grace: "No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy." He then asked everyone in the country “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of...
  • The Simple Faith of Humble Men

    11/27/2014 8:06:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | William Kevin Stoos
    Then yet a thousand times more thankful should our people be for this nation’s bounteous wealth, her strength and liberty “Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand. And as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone to many. Let the glorious name of Jehovah have all the praise.” (William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth County, 1621) Thankful they assembled there, A humble Pilgrim band, To praise their God in silent prayer That He should bless their land. Through winter unforgiving, Through pestilence and war, Those grateful few yet...
  • Thanksgiving: A Lifestyle, Not A Holiday

    11/27/2014 3:01:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 11/26/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It is a sure sign that we are sinners that we tend to be more concerned about what we do than what we are. That is, our guilt or peace oftentimes is the fruit of our own judgment of how often we commit a known sin, less often grounded in what we think and how we feel. I may hate my brother, but if I can keep myself from killing him, well, how bad could I be?In Romans 1 Paul is setting about the business of explaining the universal guilt of men before God. There he answers the telling question,...
  • Nuns and Rabbis Showing the Way

    11/23/2014 1:35:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Everyone knows my first name. "When I'm walking down the street, people instantly know my relationship to them. And I know they're entrusted to me." A Catholic nun was talking with me about her gratitude for her calling in life. It's not every day, perhaps, that you see a nun walking down the street. Though if you were with me last week, it might have appeared the most natural thing in the world. The scene around me included Sister Antoniana navigating a cart with a slow cooker, a laptop and a large pot of tortellini soup from convent to convent,...
  • President Cites “Higher Authority” for Immigration Executive Order [satire]

    11/22/2014 8:11:29 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    In the face of nearly two dozen videos of him saying he lacked legal authority to unilaterally enact immigration reform, President Obama went ahead and did so, citing a “higher authority.” “As President of the United States, I felt myself hemmed in by the limitations placed on the office by the US Constitution,” Obama admitted. “As a human being, though, I could not bear the continuing injustice inflicted on the people who have entered this country illegally.” “My dilemma was how to reconcile the guidelines of an aging framework for a nation's government and the call of my conscience,” Obama...
  • Is God The Problem With American Politics?

    11/21/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force for change."You’re the anti-Christ, you will be destroyed,” screamed an incensed heckler during a speech by Barack Obama in June this year. It was not the first time Obama had heard this very pointed line, nor was he the first President to hear it. Anti-Obama rallies are often decorated with signs or t-shirts carrying overtly religious messages, whether it’s likening him to the Devil, demanding that Christian prayers be returned to schools or suggesting that America has a...
  • Allah ≠ God, Jerusalem terror proves

    11/20/2014 5:33:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    God calls for evangelism by sharing His love; Islamic scripture exhorts believers in Allah to inflict pain, suffering and death to infidels Tuesday, November 18, 2014 witnessed another murderous incident in an escalation of a holy war being waged by Muslims in Jerusalem. A synagogue in West Jerusalem was apparently independently targeted by two East Jerusalem men, killing four rabbis holding dual American and British citizenship and one police officer. Brandishing guns and meat cleavers, the terrorists reportedly were reacting to rumors that Israeli Jews are attempting to destroy Islamic holy sites in Jerusalem and were responsible for a bus...
  • God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 2

    11/15/2014 10:13:39 PM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Tim Staples
    God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 2 In my last blog post, we pretty much nailed the idea that the universe has a beginning. And if it has a beginning, it must have a Beginner who is omnipotent.In a recent discussion with an atheist, however, I got an interesting retort at this point:Just because there was a “beginning” of this universe of ours, does not mean there could not have been other universes before ours. Moreover, how do you know there are not parallel universes to ours and that ours came from one or more of them? Or,...
  • God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 1

    11/14/2014 9:00:07 PM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tim Staples
    God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 1 As a Catholic apologist, I hear way too many sad stories from parents telling of children gone astray. Little Johnny (or little Janey) went off to college and got ”enlightened” as to the truth about God and science. The refrain is repeated: “Science has disproved the existence of God, mom and dad. All that we know or can know exists is what we see in the material universe and that can be scientifically proven. Any notion of ‘spirit’ or a ‘supreme being’ is based purely on emotion and wishful thinking.”The parents are always devastated and often...
  • 4.8 magnitude earthquake felt throughout Kansas

    11/13/2014 5:28:10 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    KWCH-TV ^ | 11/12/14
    ....The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed the epicenter of the quake as 8 miles south of Conway Springs, Kansas. According to Sumner County Emergency Manager, James Fair, a there are few structures with foundation damage. A tree with a diameter of 18-20 inches was uprooted and a propane tank was shifted off its foundation.
  • 'God bless you' cited in firing of Derry election worker

    11/10/2014 9:32:11 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 13 replies
    Union Leader .com ^ | HUNTER McGEE
    Ruth Provencal was terminated last month for saying “God bless you” to voters and other forms of “electioneering,” Renee Routhier, chairman of Derry’s Supervisors of the Checklist, said Saturday.“We have to be politically correct at the polls; I can’t allow certain things to go on because it falls under electioneering,” Routhier said.
  • An Amazing Story of God Taking a Ride on a New York Subway

    11/09/2014 11:39:06 AM PST · by buffyt · 26 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ravi Zaccharis
    The true story is told, in Reader’s Digest, of a man by the name of Marcel Sternberger. Marcel Sternberger took the same subway train every day, on the Long Island railroad. Every day, he was on that same subway. Until, one day, a friend of his was critically ill. Sternberger instead visited his friend in the hospital, and wound up spending the morning. Sternberger then had to take a noon train to work – a train he had never been on before. Sternberger was confounded by the noon crowds. He walked into one of the subway cars, which he knew...
  • Where God is Carved in Stone on the National Mall

    11/08/2014 1:52:43 PM PST · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Obama has summoned the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – making manifest his goal of "fundamentally transforming America.” Part I of “The Four Horseman,” described the growing power of Obama’s plans for the “fundamental transformation” (destruction) of our nation, and the “Four Horsemen” he employs to affect that transformation: Death, War, Conquest, and Famine. We examined in detail Obama’s Magnum Opus, Obamacare, its intended destruction of our healthcare system and the consequent enslavement of the population to the whims and caprice of the Administrative State, and, more alarming than this, Obamacare’s comprehensive obliteration of most freedoms Americans still take for...
  • What the Media Got Wrong about Pope Francis and Evolution

    11/02/2014 12:25:39 PM PST · by millegan · 2 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    Have you heard about Pope Francis’ recent comments about God, evolution, and Creation? If so, chances are you’ve heard wrong. Here are four things you should know:
  • Netanyahu Blasts Obama Admin for Cursing Him

    10/30/2014 5:55:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 139 replies
    CBN ^ | October 30, 2014 | CBNNews.com
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's under fire because he won't compromise the safety of Israel. "When there is pressure on Israel to give up on its security, the easiest thing is to give up," Arutz Sheva quoted Netanyahu's response at the Knesset. "As prime minister, I stand for the security of Israel," he continued. "The life of every single citizen and soldier matters to me, and I am not prepared to make comprises that will endanger our country." "Our interests are not on the minds of those who attack us -- or me -- personally,"...
  • A bridge to Hawaii (joke)

    10/29/2014 5:15:51 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-29-14 | The Looking Spoon
    A man on his Harley was riding along a California beach when suddenly  the sky clouded above his head and, in a booming voice, God said, 'Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.' The biker pulled over and said, 'Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can ride over anytime I want. 'God replied, 'Your request is materialistic, think of the enormous challenges for that kind of undertaking, the supports required reaching the bottom of the Pacific and the concrete and steel it would take! I can do...
  • Pope Francis: ‘Evolution … is not inconsistent with the notion of creation’

    10/29/2014 10:13:47 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 70 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | October 27, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    .“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
  • Is Pope Francis' "God of Surprises" really the Prince of this world?

    10/27/2014 1:10:59 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | Paul Melanson
    Father John Hunwicke writes, "The Holy Father has criticised the fault of 'wanting to close oneself within the written word, and not allowing oneself to be surprised by God, by the God of surprises; within the law, within the certitude of what we know and not of what we still need to learn and to achieve'. (He went on to make balancing criticisms of other and contrary attitudes.) When the first wave of Ordinariate clergy were being 'formed' at Allen Hall, our teaching was solidly, insistently, based upon the Conciliar and post-Conciliar Magisterium. This meant the written words of Vatican...
  • The Hand of God is always there

    10/21/2014 8:16:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Judi McLeod
    In the middle of life’s struggle, it is stories like these that come along to prove that, while so many of us wait for heroes to deliver us from the evil of current Western society, we have bypassed the real Hero of all life on Earth Even amid the doom and gloom seeping out from the deliberate destruction of America by its own president; even in the despair that comes along with the increasing perversion of the current Pop Culture, the Hand of God is always at work. Yes, the Marxists, who have thrown in with ISIS, are on a...
  • Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'

    10/20/2014 7:18:44 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 43 replies
    Courier Journal - USA Today ^ | 10-20-14 | Eric J. Lyman
    <p>"VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council's vast changes, called on the church to adapt to "changing conditions of society."</p>
  • martin luther king, jr. niece: 'moral bankruptcy' ruling washington d.c. under obama

    10/19/2014 12:45:55 PM PDT · by tinyowl · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or many of our leaders—are just morally bankrupt right now,” King said when asked if President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have helped or hurt the black community in America. “They’re not calling on God. We still stay ‘In God We Trust’ and ‘One Nation Under God’ but we’re not practicing that. We need to call on God. There’s a moral bankruptcy in...
  • A word cloud about God, good and evil…

    10/12/2014 12:03:05 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon
    CRASHR ^ | The Looking Spoon
    Happy Sunday
  • One way to flip on the light of Christ,

    10/12/2014 10:40:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Happy Sunday!
  • When I Was Pregnant After Rape, I Wanted to Kill the Rapist, Not My Baby

    10/06/2014 11:59:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Maria Krasinski
    I’m a lesbian birthmother out of rape — now there’s something you don’t hear every day! I’ve lived a life many cannot fathom. First, I was born with a serious genetic condition called “congenital adrenal hyperplasia,” which untreated could have killed me, as it did my sister Rachel. By grace, I survived untreated. Left untreated, I was unlikely to ever become pregnant. Untreated, any baby I conceived was unlikely to survive the entire pregnancy. Some of the symptoms of CAH include ambiguous genitalia, and consequently — in my case, confused parents and doctors who weren’t sure what to do, making...
  • Free Republic is here to fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty!!

    10/06/2014 12:34:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 122 replies
    Oct. 6, 2014 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Re: Today's SCOTUS rollover for the sodomites and the inevitable RINO push to surrender that's guaranteed to follow.</p> <p>Free Republic is here to defend our Constitution and fight for the founding principles and our God-given Liberty. I'll be damned if I'm going to roll over for the homosexual agenda or the Marxist/fascist ruling class!!</p>
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nation’s history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, it’s time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • Promise of God concerning disease

    10/05/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | ? B.C. | God
    If we as a nation follow God, we will live in peace and good health. If not, the opposite will happen: Deuteronomy 7:15New American Standard Bible (NASB) 15 The Lord will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you.
  • The Lord God , Ebola and ISIS/ radical Islam

    10/04/2014 4:10:59 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 14 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawaii ^ | Oct. 4 , 2014 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    I call upon the leaders of ALL the Christian sects and denominations , the pastors of all the churches and congregations ; All around the world : To pray that the Lord God , the God of Abraham , Issac and Jacob , the True and Living God , our God and the God of our fathers , to intercede and completely remove the world threatening plague of Ebola . From those plagued in Africa and around the world , To let it not spread and to let it suddenly , miraculously, disappear in its region of origin . I...
  • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: God Didn’t Name the Stars, Muslims Did

    10/03/2014 8:45:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/03/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Neil deGrasse Tyson faked a Bush quote and belatedly apologized for it after the resulting controversy spilled into the Washington Post. But true to Tysonism, his apology consisted of various empty profundities and self-promotion climaxing in… I will still mention Islamic Extremists flying planes into buildings in the 21st century. I will still contrast it with the Golden Age of Islam a millennium earlier. And I will still mention the President’s quote. But instead, I will be the one contrasting what actually happened in the world with what the Bible says: The Arabs named the stars, not God. Tyson is...
  • How Christian Case Making Impacts the Convinced, the Opposed, and the Undecided [Abortion]

    10/01/2014 12:29:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ColdCaseChristianity.com ^ | 10/1/14 | J Warner Wallace
    I spoke to a group of students at The Ohio State University on Monday evening [regarding abortion]... I realized the importance of distinguishing between the people we are trying to reach...people who are either already committedly pro-life, doggedly pro-abortion or still undecided. Once we understand our goals with each group we are trying to reach, we can effectively impact the convinced, the opposed, and the undecided.... The Convinced You may not think there’s much value in trying to reach those who are already convinced Christianity is true, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the more I...
  • What Does “coram Deo” Mean?

    09/24/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 9/24/14 | RC Sproul
    I remember Mama standing in front of me, her hands poised on her hips, her eyes glaring with hot coals of fire and saying in stentorian tones, “Just what is the big idea, young man?”Instinctively I knew my mother was not asking me an abstract question about theory. Her question was not a question at all—it was a thinly veiled accusation. Her words were easily translated to mean, “Why are you doing what you are doing?” She was challenging me to justify my behavior with a valid idea. I had none.Recently a friend asked me in all earnestness the same question....
  • I Teach Gender Roles To My Kids and I’m Good With That

    09/23/2014 9:35:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 50 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/23/14 | Steve Berman
    The other day I told my five year old boy a secret.  I told him it would keep him safe and help him the rest of his life.  He sidled up to me and put his ear to my face.  I whispered “never, ever, ever, ever, hit a girl.”  I made him repeat it.  I made him memorize it.  Later I asked him “what’s the secret” and he echoed back “never, ever, ever, ever, hit a girl.” There’s a girl in my son’s class, and I think she likes him.  At five, it’s hard to tell, but when a girl...
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nation’s capital.</p>
  • Archbishop of Canterbury questions God's existence

    09/20/2014 6:22:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Week UK ^ | 09/20/2014
    Justin Welby admits he sometimes doubts the existence of God, but he is certain about Jesus. The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby last weekend gave a powerful statement about his recent doubts over the existence of God. Welby disclosed that recently, while he was jogging with his dog near his London home, he asked why God does not intervene to stop injustice in the world. Welby’s statement appeared in a personal interview he gave in front of hundreds of people at Bristol Cathedral last weekend, The Guardian reports. When the interviewer, BBC Bristol’s Lucy Tegg, asked Welby “Do you ever...
  • The Lawyer on Trial for Christ

    09/19/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    When a witness for the prosecution provides the testimony that affirms the innocence of the defendant—when a witness is turned—there can be no more dramatic and powerful exoneration for the accused. And amongst the many gifts that David Limbaugh brings to bring to his latest best-selling book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel, it is Limbaugh’s gift of disbelief, his prior agnosticism toward “the God of the Bible,” that provides the gripping testimony necessary to turn an ordinary apologetics book into an extraordinary defense of, not just the Bible, but of belief in general. What...
  • American Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah"

    09/17/2014 3:13:18 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 0/17/2014 | unknown
    Days of Elijah, by our brave young men! May God bless and protect them all.
  • Signs of Spiritual Awakening in Japan

    09/15/2014 4:39:19 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/11/14 | Michael Oh and Brett Rayl
    Japan is known by many to be a difficult mission field. But for those who know missions in Japan well, the phrase “hard mission field” is merely a euphemism for a grimmer expression that was previously used about Africa, one that has been recently applied to Japan: “the missionary’s graveyard.” One would expect such a bleak designation to be used in reference to a land known for physical hardship or violent persecution, and there have been martyrs in Japan’s Christian history. That is not the case today, however. Religious worker visas are readily available, and the Japanese often politely thank...
  • Does God Exist to Make Man Happy? [Victoria Osteen Seems to Think So]

    09/15/2014 2:23:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/15/2014 | Dan Delzell
    God has always existed, and He was perfectly fine without man. He always was, is and will always be. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were already having a good time together. Everything they do is good and fulfilling, and so they didn't need man in order to be complete. Nevertheless, God chose to create man and, through worship, allow him to get in on the joy. Man tends to think in wrong ways about this entire arrangement. Man is prone to assume that it's all about him. How foolish of man. It's always been about God, and...