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  • Hillary’s Accused “Misogynist” is Satan’s Public Enemy No. 1

    02/23/2018 11:24:53 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/18 | Dave Merrick
    Hated In Good Company Way back when I was a hippie, all the pot and loud music couldn’t cloud the fact that the wrong side of any debate was usually the more dramatic, flowery presentation. The plentiful aesthetics, drugs, sex, music, movies, etc. of the 60s only proved to deaden everybody’s brains. Believe it or not, when LSD and marijuana first became popular, I was actually excited because I (like eventually even Elvis) thought that drugs could change the thinking that got us into wars and racism. I remember when my flower-child friends were no longer ‘turning on’ for love...
  • "Puff Graham' And The Rest Is History

    02/21/2018 2:43:39 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/21/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Billy Graham was part of the conservative movement in 20th Century Protestantism as 'fundamentalist' and 'modernist' divisions split up the major denominations and led to independent churches and para-church organizations sprouting up across the country. Dr. Graham spent the 1940's as a touring evangelist for Youth for Christ. Graham preached from town to town. Tents were erected for evangelistic meetings and he went here, there and everywhere from coast to coast. A series of meetings were held in my area (York,PA) in 1948. Then one day a famous man, a wealthy wan and a man with a media empire walked...
  • Palestinian President Abbas Addresses the UN Security Council with More Bombast

    02/21/2018 10:09:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/21/18 | Joseph Klein
    So much for the UN’s commitment to real face-to-face dialogue or moral clarity. As Ambassador Haley observed, “The problem is that the UN has proven itself time and again to be a grossly biased organization when it comes to Israel.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, February 20th. He delivered many of the same old Palestinian talking points. He claimed that the Palestinians remain open to negotiations based on the pre-June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. “We are ready to take the longest journey,” Abbas declared. “We are ready...
  • Stop Mistaking Evil for Mental Illness

    02/21/2018 6:41:09 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 26 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I know almost nothing of the mental condition of confessed mass murderer Nikolas Cruz, and almost certainly, neither do you. There are few, if any, who can give a reliable opinion of the young man’s psychiatric state as he walked into [a FL h.s.] and killed 17. Nevertheless, after his killing spree... many in the media, along with the public at large, were willing at least to imply, if not directly describe, Mr. Cruz as someone who was “mentally disturbed,” “mentally ill,” “crazy,” a “nut-job,” a “psycho,”... and so on. Those with a wide array of varying political and spiritual...
  • Russian Orthodoxy Losing Out to Protestantism in Muslim North Caucasus

    02/20/2018 6:50:14 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Window on Eurasia ^ | 2017 | P. Goble and R. Geryev
    Despite or, in some cases, because of the support it receives from the government and the new “anti-extremism” laws deployed against others, the Russian Orthodox Church is increasingly isolated from Russians in the North Caucasus and is losing many of them to Protestant groups who are also attracting some Muslims as well. Ruslan Gereyev, the director of the Center for Islamic Research on the North Caucasus, says that the major reason for Orthodoxy’s failure and Protestantism’s success is that “unlike Protestant and Muslim preachers, representatives of the Russian Orthodox church do not reach out to the population. Because they are...
  • Poem To A Black Church

    02/19/2018 2:39:11 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 8 replies
    February 19, 2018 | HiTech RedNeck
    I'm from a "redneck" family; We never owned a slave. For God said the Negro should be as free As Him Who came to save. We went out and picked our cotton; That's why our necks are red! But we know that God has not forgotten The words that Jesus said. "As you treat Mine, so I will you" These thunderous words He spoke; Free or slave, gentile or Jew -- Our God, He does not joke. For "stealing away" what should never be owned My great-great uncle they hung; To railroads underground he sent the Negros who groaned Yet...
  • Russian Patriarch: The Ideal of a Young Life Should Be Starting a Family

    02/19/2018 11:41:14 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 4 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 19 2018 - 2:36pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    This is a very good message by the Russian Patriarch Kiril. I wish more and more church leaders talked about this and encouraged our youth about the sacredness of a family. Speaking during a sermon Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the Orthodox youth by saying that, "The creation of the family should be every young person’s goal," RIA Novosti writes. "This, of course, is not the only goal anyone has during their lives. But this is a special ideal for people who clearly understand that the creation of a family, the birth of children, and their education...
  • Why the Media, not Guns, are Responsible for Mass Shootings

    02/19/2018 7:15:10 AM PST · by pcottraux · 25 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | February 17, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux I had another blog planned for this week; but with the terrible tragedy that happened in Florida, I feel the need to try to inject common sense into the inevitable controversy surrounding gun ownership and its role in the recent rash of mass shootings. I was a high school freshman when the Columbine massacre happened, and experienced firsthand the devastating effects it had on schools nationwide. But the spiritual sickness infecting the US was never addressed, and what was rare then has now become a sad epidemic. We are now living in a world where mass killings...
  • "Out of the Water, into the Wilderness" (Sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, on Mark 1:9-15)

    02/17/2018 10:56:52 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Out of the Water, into the Wilderness” (Mark 1:9-15) Today is the First Sunday in Lent, which means that the Holy Gospel is an account of the temptation of our Lord. Matthew, Mark, and Luke all record this episode that took place right after Jesus’ baptism. This year we hear from Mark, who tells it the most briefly. Just two verses, as follows: “The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” Mark gets...
  • Make Peace With Your Children Before Bedtime and Don't Sacrifice Yourself

    02/17/2018 6:53:47 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 7 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 9:45pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    1. Do not let your child go to sleep in tears. Always, no matter what the child has done, no matter how upset we are - before we go to bed, resentment is forgotten, everyone forgives each other, and we all embrace. I think it's not necessary to talk about the importance of a calm, full-fledged sleep for both adults and children. If you feel the need to discuss whatever happened yesterday, allow your child to have a proper night’s sleep, and then calmly discuss it in the morning. As they say, the morning is...
  • If You Don't Talk To Your Children About Love, Someone Else Will

    02/17/2018 6:20:30 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 10 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 17 2018 - 9:15pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    The first love, the first relationship and the first poems written for them - all parents need to discuss these things with their children. Archpriest Vladimir Tukalo, a father of five children, discusses exactly how to speak about these things with your child. How do you suggest we approach our children? Sit across from them and start with the words: "Son (daughter), let's talk?” Or from time to time answer some questions as they arise? There is a formula for...
  • Oprah Says She Won't Run for President [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 9:32:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    Daytime TV personality Oprah Winfrey's assertion that she will not run for president in 2020 "because if God actually wanted me to run, wouldn't God kinda tell me? And I haven't heard that. I had a lot of wealthy men calling, telling me that they would run my campaign and raise $1 billion for me, but it's just not in my spirit." Joy Behar, a panelist on ABC's The View talk show, called Oprah's remarks "insane. It's the kind of thing we'd expect to come out of Vice-President Pence's mouth. What can she be thinking putting the imaginary words of...
  • It’s the Worldview, Stupid (Redux)

    02/17/2018 7:16:10 AM PST · by DWW1990
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 2/16/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    If we want to defeat or change those who are wickedly determined to take the lives of other human beings unjustly, it should go without saying that we must look far beyond the killers’ chosen instrument of death. This is why the pro-life community doesn’t put any effort into attempting to ban suction curettes or forceps—which have killed far more people in the U.S. than have guns. Nevertheless—and seemingly inevitably—whenever a mass murderer goes on a killing spree in the U.S., those who are terrified of the notion of absolute truth (who are determined to rule their own world)—and especially...
  • Court Says Muslim Travel Ban Unconstitutional [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 12:19:22 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    This week the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 9-4 to overturn President Trump's anti-terrorist travel ban from eight countries on the grounds that "it violates the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom. The President's assumption that the Muslim call for jihad from its adherents empowers him to block the immigration of practitioners of this religion into this country is mistaken. The protection of the First Amendment is absolute. It allows no exception for religious practices that entail violence. To single out one religion merely because it commands the coercion or murder of unbelievers is, therefore, unconstitutional." Chief Judge...
  • Our Son No Longer Suffers

    02/16/2018 4:12:25 AM PST · by trebb · 85 replies
    Vanity | 16 Feb 2018 | Trebb
    Daniel Frazier passed from the world of the flesh to the realm of the Spirit at 8:36 PM, 15 February 2018.
  • "Hearts and Ashes" (Sermon for Ash Wednesday, on Joel 2:12-19)

    02/14/2018 4:28:47 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | February 14, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Hearts and Ashes” (Joel 2:12-19) Today is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a day for sending your love a box of candy and a Valentine’s card. Something like this: Roses are red, Violets are blue; Sugar is sweet, And so are you. Yes, it’s a day for hearts and flowers. But by coincidence of calendar, today is also Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a day for recognizing our sinful heart, repenting of our sin, and remembering our mortality: Roses are red, Ashes are gray; Remember you’re dust-- You’ll return there one day. But Ash Wednesday is also a day for...
  • Transgender Pastor Welcomed By All As She/He Gets Name & Gender Changed!

    02/14/2018 7:56:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    TNN Raw 2 ^ | Feb 14, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Transgender Pastor Welcomed By All As She/He Gets Name & Gender Changed! (warning language)
  • Pastor Begley: Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of WH, Removal of Pagan, Demonic Idols

    02/12/2018 4:52:23 PM PST · by annalex · 75 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Pastor Begley: Melania Trump Demanded Spiritual Cleansing of WH, Removal of Pagan, Demonic Idols Michael W. Chapman By Michael W. Chapman | February 8, 2018 | 1:04 PM ESTWhile commenting on President Donald Trump's very public support for Christianity, as well as the frequent Bible studies and prayer gatherings held at the White House, evangelical Pastor Paul Begley said first lady Melania Trump demanded that the White House be spiritually cleansed and that pagan, demonic items and artifacts from the Obama and Clinton years be removed. Melania Trump reportedly said, "IÂ’m not going to go into that White House unless...
  • Urgent prayers needed again for Griffin Francis my grand nephew

    02/08/2018 12:33:38 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 44 replies
    February 8, 2018 | Kevin Collins
    Last Saturday I asked for your prayers for my grand nephew Griffin Francis who was seriously ill and now he needs prayers again. He is just 12 days old and has a respiratory infection which is very serious and life threatening for a new born. It is called R S V - one of my nieces looked it up and is very concerned. We prayed little Griffin Francis to health once before and now I'm begging for your prayers so we can do it again.
  • Prayer Request

    02/05/2018 9:50:24 AM PST · by trebb · 222 replies
    Self | 2/5/2018 | Trebb
    Please pray for us.