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  • 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,...
  • Coaching and the Suffering Christian

    11/23/2014 4:33:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Joe Holland
    I have spent my life being coached or coaching. I’ve played most of the major sports and some of the more unusual ones as well. I’ve learned that coaches face one major perennial challenge. It is the difficulty of motivating your athletes when pain and fatigue are urging them to quit.I’ve found that there are three basic coaching styles that seek to answer this challenge.The first coaching style asserts that true athletes don’t feel pain. It simply doesn’t exist; it is a figment of the imagination. This is the mind-over-matter rationale. Pain isn’t a challenge; or, it isn’t even to be...
  • 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."Youre 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 its likening him to the Devil, demanding that Christian prayers be returned to schools or suggesting that America has a...
  • Give me your tired your poor, you huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

    11/21/2014 10:42:06 AM PST · by lula · 10 replies
    Self
    Give me your tired your poor, you huddled masses yearning to breathe free.......wait, wait, just give me everybody who will keep voting Democrat (like LBJ saying something about a plan "to have those n*****s voting Democrat for 200 years") and the stupid American workers will pay dutifully into the treasury for you to take for free. Americans are being ransacked, while the world is laughing. Immigrants who came here through legal means waited patiently and jumped through hoops for nothing, all they had to do was wait for a Presidential Amnesty by Executorial Discretion (that's legal terms for "I Won"...
  • Evangelicals Favorite Heresies

    11/21/2014 9:09:43 AM PST · by Maudeen · 103 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | November 21, 2014 | Tom Olago
    Based on the numbers of denominations, sects and cults professing adherence to Christianity, it is not really surprising that there are wide margins of difference in how these different groups understand and interpret the Bible. Within Protestantism, there is still much theological debate and confusion around doctrines and principles especially those not considered central or cardinal to the Christian faith. And even within mainstream church affiliations that hold fast to the central doctrines of Christianity, there is still considerable confusion and disagreement within church laity with regards to the understanding and interpretation of Biblical doctrine.
  • This science vs. religion meme get's it wrong. Now it's fixed...

    11/18/2014 3:59:02 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-18-14 | The Looking Spoon
    The "correction guy" meme comes in handy here. I don't get the whole science vs. religion BS in the first place. People of faith don't reject science, and you don't have to believe in one or the other either. The imposition of this dichotomy by anti-religionists/atheists is so idiotic.
  • Its Time to Save the American Family; A Joyless Experiment Strained to the Limit

    11/16/2014 11:38:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/14 | Kelly O'Connell
    A Sick Culture, Poisoned by Liberalism, Reels While Seeking Shelter While its true that a Conservative wave just swept the USA in the 2014 elections, the accumulated damage of progressive theory upon the American culture has been nothing short of devastating. The list of areas where Americans are now struggling because of the importation of foreign ideas against American ideals is staggering. The family is probably the most endangered because of the incursion against traditional, biblical and common sense practice. Anti-Americanism has been institutionalized for decades, as a result of creeping Marxism affecting our teachers, instructional materials, and in the...
  • Clinical study: Christians have greater well-being

    11/15/2014 6:31:11 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 2 replies
    Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice ^ | November 2013 | MacIlvaine WR, Nelson LA, Stewart JA, Stewart WC
    A mid-west, religiously conservative church-population was evaluated for the impact upon a subject’s Biblically based depth of religious adherence on quality of life. A survey was distributed on self-reported adherence to basic activities and knowledge of faith and perceived well-being. Of 303 included subjects we found differences between adherent and less-adherent groups in each of 7 questions (P≤0.01). The strongest separation between groups resulted from: if they met the needs of another Christian, studied the Holy Scriptures or praised God. Religious adherence may promote a sense of well-being in those who profess Christian faith.
  • Mom Questions School For Portraying Muslims As More Faithful Than Christians

    11/14/2014 2:38:14 PM PST · by Maudeen · 43 replies
    Prophecy Newswatch ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Is the faith of most Muslims stronger than that of the typical Christian? Thats what one public high school in North Carolina apparently is teaching students. Outraged over the correct answers to her sons ninth-grade assignment about Islam, a mother in Union County, N.C., turned to local news reporters to shed light on his schools fill-in-the-blank worksheet. Upsetting the mom most? A statement that read, Most Muslims faith is stronger than the average Christian. Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/November14/143.html#umvfIRMpH3iCJefP.99
  • Jesus symbol covered on Missouri vets memorial

    11/13/2014 5:32:35 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox St. Louis ^ | 11/13/14
    Columbia, Missouri---A New York couple whose son died in Operation Desert Storm say Boone Countys decision to cover a Christian symbol on a war memorial dishonored veterans. The Boone County Commission decided earlier this year to cover the ichthus, commonly called the Jesus fish but it has only recently caused public controversy. Only two names appear on the Courthouse Plaza memorial. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the parents of one of those sailors, U.S. Navy Lt. Patrick Connor, learned of the decision last week. They said the covering of the symbol was an affront to fundamental American beliefs. The commission...
  • LGBT to Donna Campbell: Your Proposal Would Discriminate Against Us

    11/13/2014 8:57:29 AM PST · by DaveyB · 19 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 09:42 AM | Clyde Hughes
    The LGBT community has a major issue with Texas Sen. Donna Campbell's proposed bill to add a religious liberties amendment to the state constitution, which critics say would essentially give business owners a license to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people. <---snip--- "The 2013 measure was supported by the anti-LGBT group Texas Values and opposed by Equality Texas," Lone Star Q stated. "Texas already has a statute, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that provides strong protections for religious freedom. However, critics say Campbell's proposal would go much further than the Texas RFRA." "For example, while the RFRA says government...
  • Catholic bishops back Obama acting alone on immigration

    11/12/2014 1:41:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | November 12, 2014 | By DAVID GIBSON
    The nations Catholic bishops are jumping into the increasingly contentious battle over immigration reform by backing President Barack Obamas pledge to act on his own to fix what one bishop called "this broken and immoral system" before Republicans assume control of Capitol Hill in January. In an unscheduled address Tuesday at the hierarchys annual meeting, Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the migration committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the USCCB would continue to work with both parties to pass comprehensive immigration reform. But, Elizondo said, given the urgency of the immigration crisis and the electoral...
  • 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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, Obamacares comprehensive obliteration of most freedoms Americans still take for...
  • How the Faithful Voted: 2014 Preliminary Analysis

    11/06/2014 5:19:02 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    In the 2014 midterm elections, the Republican Party enlarged its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives with continued strong support from white evangelicals and people who attend religious services regularly. In addition, the GOP appears to have made inroads among some religious constituencies that traditionally have not been as supportive of Republican candidates.
  • What different religions say about aliens: A brief guide

    11/04/2014 8:38:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 26, 2014 | Chris Wright / David Weintraub
    Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?" and interviews with the author.
  • Faith schools which 'indoctrinate' children against homosexuality face being closed down...

    11/03/2014 7:01:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Tom McTague, Deputy Political Editor
    Schools found indoctrinating pupils about gay people will face being closed down under new rules designed to promote British values, the Government confirmed today. The Department for Education insisted it was nonsense to suggest teachers would have to give lessons on gay rights. But a spokesman insisted Ofsted, which has introduced the new rules the wake of the Islamist Trojan Horse plot to radicalise pupils in Birmingham, was right to ensure schools were not breeding grounds for homophobia. A spokesman said: Ofsted are rightly ensuring that schools do not indoctrinate pupils about gay people - or any other people -...
  • The Perils Facing the Evangelical Church

    10/31/2014 5:14:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14 | RC Sproul
    When we consider the predicament that the evangelical church of the twenty-first century faces in America, the first thing we need to understand is the very designation “evangelical church” is itself a redundancy. If a church is not evangelical, it is not an authentic church. The redundancy is similar to the language that we hear by which people are described as “born-again Christians.” If a person is born again of the Spirit of God, that person is, to be sure, a Christian. If a person is not regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he may profess to be a Christian, but...
  • Free Reformation Day Friday [Free Resources until Midnight!]

    10/31/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14
    In celebration of Reformation Day, for the first time ever we're replacing our usual $5 Friday sale with Free Reformation Day Friday. Until 11:59pm ET on Saturday, November 1, 2014, you can download the following digital resources for free.
  • Separation of Church and State?

    10/30/2014 2:58:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/30/14 | Leigh Bravo
    The question we must understand, and answer properly, is, "Are the people to serve the Government, or, is the government to serve the People?" Do you understand the difference between Rules and Laws? Laws are enacted in accordance with the Constitution, where the House of Representatives and the Senate concur on a Bill. The Bill then goes to the President, who can sign it into law. We neednt discuss veto, here, as that has nothing to do with what we need to understand. A Rule (Note: Rule includes regulations) is the desire of unelected officials in Administrative Agencies to implement...
  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt tells Tulsa group that religious freedom at risk in U.S.

    10/30/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT · by excalibur21 · 9 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 10-3--14 | Bill Sherman
    There are individuals in leadership today, both in the political sphere and in the courts, who believe you do not have the free exercise of religion, you have freedom of worship, he said. Those people believe the First Amendment applies only to what happens inside the walls of a church, he said. True freedom of religion is the ability to take faith into the public square to influence the culture, he said.
  • Newsboys - Hallelujah For The Cross - Lyric Video

    10/27/2014 2:25:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9/23/14
    Hallelujah for the Cross
  • Secularism Declares Open War on Religious Faith

    10/26/2014 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In case you didn’t know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that’s what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this.Of course, secularism has been waging war against religion for centuries, but more recently, in America and Europe, the rhetoric of secularism has become more extreme and shrill.When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, critics complained that the Court’s eminently reasonable decision was “anti-scientific.”As noted by Jonathan Adler in the Washington Post, “The Daily Beast‘s Sally Kohn decried the Court’s reliance on ‘bunk...
  • You Cant Reform Islam Without Reforming Muslims

    10/23/2014 8:22:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Daniel Greenfield
    To change Islam, we would have to understand why its ugliness still speaks to Muslims Every few years the debate over reforming Islam bubbles up from the depths of a culture that largely censors any suggestion that Islam needs reforming. But Islam does not exist apart from Muslims. It is not an abstract entity that can be changed without changing its followers. And if Islam has not changed, that is because Muslims do not want it to. Mohammed and key figures in Islam provided a template, but that template would not endure if it did not fit the worldview of...
  • Us and Them

    10/23/2014 2:17:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/1/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It certainly is, comparatively speaking, a subplot. But it is plenty important. As God’s Word describes the power of God’s words in creation, we ought to be astonished. God speaks, and there is light. He speaks and the whole of the universe comes into existence. Creation ex nihilo—the doctrine that God did not merely rearrange preexisting “stuff” to form our universe but spoke it into being—is true, however mind-boggling it may be. God did, however, arrange what He created. Included in the creation account is not just creation, but also division. God divided the earth from sky, dry land from...
  • Is Federal 'Leviathan' Pushing This 'Mark of the Beast' on Christians?

    10/21/2014 2:32:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 154 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/14/2014 | Bryan Fischer
    "And it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark" (Rev. 13:16-17, ESV). A baker in Oregon is fined $150,000, told he needs "rehabilitation," and put out of business for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. A baker in Colorado is fined, ordered to bake a cake in violation of his own conscience, and sent to re-education camp for the same offense. A florist in Washington is pursued...
  • The Price of Papal Popularity

    10/20/2014 9:22:19 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 18 replies
    Creators.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    While Francis I has nether denied not sought to change any doctrine, Cardinal Burke is correct. The pope has done a lot of harm. He has created confusion among the faithful and is soon going to have to speak with clarity on the unchanging truths of Catholicism. In his beatification of Paul VI on Sunday, Pope Francis celebrated change. God is not afraid of new things, he said, we are making every effort to adapt ways and methods to the changing conditions of society. But among the social changes since Vatican II and Paul VI have been the Wests...
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? Youre bound to learn something new in this list:
  • 17 Intriguing Facts You Didnt Know About Religion in the U.S.

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by millegan · 7 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? Youre bound to learn something new in this list:
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Niece: 'Moral Bankruptcy' Ruling Washington D.C. Under Obama

    10/19/2014 8:27:09 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/18/14 | Matthew Boyle
    There is a moral bankruptcy thats settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda Kingthe niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.said in an interview Friday morning. All of our leadersor many of our leadersare 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. Theyre not calling on God. We still stay In God We Trust and One Nation Under God but were not practicing that. We need to call on God. Theres a moral bankruptcy in...
  • If I Were Gay, Id Oppose Houstons Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Im not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when theyve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, he must be gay. Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, theyre the homosexuals champion. For what its worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • Team Save USA: Raul Ries / Ben Carson Oct 2014: 1. Repentance 2. New Leaders 3. Speaker 4. Senate

    10/17/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 5 replies
    Friday October 17, 2014 | Golden Gate
    (Please read before posting.) Informed people know that it is going to take more than just a team of new leaders to save the USA, if it is still possible. It is being said that repentance needs to begin with the Christians, with the Church. Of course, the importance of repentance is relevant to all people. The next purpose of this article is to encourage the American people to see the need for electing the right leaders in all levels of our American government. Responsible citizens are focused on campaigns and the pending results of this November election. When considering...
  • Hundreds of Kids, Parents and Residents Pray on a High School Football Field After Atheist Attacks

    10/17/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/17/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Pray to God to preserve the First Amendment. Hundreds of residents took to a high school football field Friday night to collectively bow down and pray a massive response to atheist activists recent accusations that a local school district is guilty of at least two violations of the separation of church and state. But the prayer event wasnt the only noteworthy response to secularists complaints, as local resident David Hoover placed three large Christian crosses on land he owns across the street from Licking Valley High School in Newark, Ohio 10 to 13-foot symbols intended to send a...
  • Houston, You Have A Liberal Fascist!

    10/16/2014 6:23:31 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 17 replies
    Self | 10/16/14 | Me
    Do Democrats know the difference between fascism and liberalism? Apparently the Mayor of Houston, Ms. Annise Parker, is incapable of separating her own sexuality her fragile sensibilities and biased opinions from the rights of others who disagree with homosexuality and/or gay marriage. Whats even more offensive, or better yet bewildering, is that she actually demanded local pastors turn over their sermons and personal correspondence for examination. Excuse me?!!! For examination by the gay Gestapo in this Constitutional Republic known as the United States of America?!!! Is Ms. Parker a Pontiff, a Governor of Rome, Nero? Yes, Houstons Mayor...
  • I'm a feminist, and I converted to Islam

    10/15/2014 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/14/2014 | Theresa Corbin
    I am a Muslim, but I wasn't always. I converted to Islam in November 2001, two months after 9/11. I was 21 and living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was a bad time to be a Muslim. But after four years of studying, poking and prodding at world religions and their adherents, I decided to take the plunge. I am the product of a Creole Catholic and an Irish atheist. I grew up Catholic, then was agnostic, now I'm Muslim. My journey to Islam began when I was about 15 years old in Mass and had questions about my faith....
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • Gay Totalitarians in Texas

    10/15/2014 9:27:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Churches have received subpoenas issued by the city of Houston demanding copies of sermons. Houston is probing opposition to a ballot referendum pertaining to an ordinance proposing a local discrimination law affecting gays. (Bryan Preston posted this summary of the lawlessness taking place in Houston.) Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered opposing the ordinance. Now the city, run by the first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, is retaliating and demanding that churches turn over sermons. You read that correctly. This is the sort of government behavior that used to be confined to two-bit third-world regimes. The gay rights movement was...
  • Dealing with Doubt

    10/14/2014 2:46:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/14/14 | Randy Alcorn
    by Randy Alcorn In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, as it sometimes feels, even unheard?If you or someone you love has been there, these questions may be far more personal than theoretical. You might ask questions like these: Is God good? Is He sovereign? Does He care?When we’re assailed by trials, we need perspective for our minds and relief...
  • Police captain punished for refusing to attend Muslim Brotherhood-linked mosque

    10/14/2014 1:10:39 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 54 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Unknown
    The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, punished one of its own veteran police commanders for his refusal to attend a Muslim religious service being held at a mosque he said practiced radical Islamic dogma, according to court records. He also "dared" to refuse to order his officers to visit a mosque he alleges has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Understanding multicultural words, phrases and other absurdities

    10/14/2014 11:09:18 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 14, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The Obama Nation's multicultural society hasbecome so politically correct and otherwise obtuse that words and phrases are used in any odd ways that may bedesired-- just asHumpty Dumptydid. "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to meanneither more nor less." "The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things." "The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be masterthat's all." Here are a few examples and explanations.Religion of peace.Amish? Quakers? Of course not: it's Islam. Although the Islamic State, according...
  • Beware of the Perfect Storm

    10/14/2014 4:42:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    I've always felt as if I've known renowned Christian apologist Josh McDowell through his many excellent books, but I finally got to meet him in the flesh, and what a blessing it was. As I mention in my latest book, "Jesus on Trial," I read his book "Evidence That Demands a Verdict" many years ago as I was seeking God and was impressed by his comprehensive treatment of so many issues that trouble skeptics. He is nothing if not thorough; he leaves no stones unturned in his exhaustive presentation of numerous topics concerning the authenticity of Christianity's truth claims. Josh...
  • Bishops acknowledging reality of Catholic families [Homosexual Propaganda? Or Accurate Reporting?]

    10/13/2014 5:30:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    chron.com ^ | 10/13/14 | Nicole Winfield
    Catholic bishops are... saying gays have gifts to offer the church and that there are "positive" aspects of a couple living together with being married....
  • 11 Maps to Help You Make Sense of World Religion

    10/11/2014 8:51:53 AM PDT · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Sept 18th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Religion is such an important force in the world. So how well do we really understand it? What are the major religions in the world? Where are their adherents located? Check out these 11 fascinating maps and learn something new! You can click on any map to enlarge it.
  • Religion: a looming mental health crisis

    10/10/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    RedState ^ | 9 Oct 14 | Streiff
    Contrary to what some would have us believe, there is an ongoing war against religion in general and Christianity in particular underway in our country. For years we have seen the surface action. Under the guise of a twisted and corrupted interpretation of the First Amendment, Christianity has gradually been forced from the public square. Christmas displays have been forced from public areas — we’ve seen the Mass of Christ reduced to “Happy Holidays. Churches have been attacked for instructing their congregations on the importance of voting their faith. Prayers at sporting events are suppressed. This strategy of attacking...
  • 10 Revealing Maps of Religion in Europe

    10/09/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by millegan · 15 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 9th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Weve looked at religion worldwide, and weve looked at religion in the U.S.. This week were looking at religion in that former bulwark of Christendom: Europe. Where are the adherents of different religions located? Which countries are more religious, and which ones are more secular? You can click on any map to enlarge it. Enjoy!
  • Slings and Arrows

    10/08/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Bill Maher is no one's idea of a disinterested scholar on religion. He's long been the loudest, most obnoxious barroom brawler for atheism. What makes his argument toxic is that it isn't an intellectual defense of atheism. It is a sophomoric, boorish attack on religion, wholly dependent on yuk-yuk lines. These attacks have drawn little attention of late, perhaps because he's so predictable, but in the last few weeks, Maher has drawn new attention for singling out Islam as the worst of all them all. He almost sounded pro-Christian (by comparison) in a surprisingly contentious PBS interview with Charlie Rose...
  • The Antichrist and the Muslim Mahdi (Part 2)

    10/05/2014 8:25:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    In my last article, I explained the Judeo-Christian understanding of the Antichrist, and that he will somehow be intertwined with Israel, and more specifically, Jerusalem.Because Islam borrowed a great deal from Judaism and Christianity, it is not surprising that they too have a figure with a messianic complex—the Mahdi, or the Guided One.Muslims see the Mahdi as a savior who will lead a global revolution and establish a worldwide Islamic empire. The Mahdi will rule the earth as the final Caliph of Islam (a caliph is both a political ruler and a spiritual representative of Allah on earth).Muslims revere Jesus...
  • Husbands, Hold Your Wifes Hand

    10/04/2014 1:27:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/4/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It is both awkward and encouraging the feedback I have received over the past few years for the writing I have done during my beloved’s illness, homegoing, and absence. I especially rejoice when I hear that the things I have written have served another in a time of hardship. It remains my intention to use what I have written in a book in the future. That said, I still believe that the most vulnerable, most insightful, most helpful thing I wrote all along this journey was this brief tweet: I wish I had held her hand more — R.C. Sproul Jr....
  • College Orders Student to 'Dumb Down' Religious Show

    10/04/2014 4:28:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The folks in the drama department at Cape Fear Community College are just fine with staging productions about rape and incest. But when it comes to staging a show with Christian themes well, thats a problem.So says Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious advocacy group that claims the schools drama instructor ordered a student to dumb down the religious nature of an upcoming production because it might offend and anger people. ADF attorney Travis Barham wrote a letter to the college alleging that drama instructor Jack Landry told Justin Graves he could not support the overtly Christian show because the...
  • The Forgotten Freedom: Freedom of Association

    10/03/2014 7:43:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/03/2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    I would prefer to be turning my gaze to a new subject, but reality keeps yanking me back. In the last few weeks, the government of the State of California, acting through the California State University, has announced that Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and any other religious groups now have second-class status at public universities. All campus groups must permit any campus member into the leadership of their organizations. Jewish groups cannot require their leaders to be Jews. Christian groups cannot require that their leaders adhere to Christian beliefs. The Supreme Court permitted public universities to declare this...
  • Political Correctness on Islam Can Lead to More Killings

    10/02/2014 8:54:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    I opened a recent TIME Magazine (9/29/14) today and saw in big bold words a quote from British Prime Minister David Cameron on ISIS: They are not Muslims. They are murderers. With all due respect to the Prime Minister---they are Muslims, and they are murderers. Our president said something similar after the beheading of American James Foley in August. ISIL speaks for no religion. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, or what they do every day. No faith teaches people to murder innocents (presstv.com, 8/20/14). Its news to ISIL that they have nothing to do with...