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  • Obama At Hiroshima: Every Religion Claims "License To Kill"

    05/27/2016 7:59:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 77 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama delivered a pious anti-war address in Hiroshima highlighting “humanity’s core contradiction” of war, lamenting that humanity tried to justify war because of religion. “How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of some higher cause,” he said. “Every great religion promises a pathway to love and peace and righteousness, and yet no religion has been spared from believers that have claimed their faith has a license to kill.”
  • Christianity Is Not Private But A Bakery Is

    05/25/2016 8:17:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Heidelblog ^ | R Scott Clark
    .....Despite the 1st amendment and his oath, Sen. Schumer (D-New York) says that religious Americans have a choice: hold their religious faith or go into business but, according to Sen. Schumer, religious people cannot both practice their faith and conduct business in America.... The first part of the answer is that...it became a given in the modern period that religion is an essentially private, theoretical matter. ....The second part of the answer is really a question. How did it come to be that, in America, a nation founded on the principle of the right of relatively unencumbered religious practice, in...
  • Moderate Malaysians Against Unilateral Conversion of Children

    05/25/2016 12:03:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | RAHIMY RAHIMandADRIAN CHAN
    Moderate Malay­sians are making a stand against the unilateral conversion of children, urging that they be allowed to hold on to their original faith until they can decide for themselves at age 18. Businessman and moderation activist Anas Zubedy said a child’s religion must be agreed on by both parents. “Unilateral conversions should not be allowed for whatever religion, be it Islam, Christianity, Hinduism or Buddhism. “Should a parent convert to a religion different from that at the time of marriage, especially during dissolution of the marriage, the children should remain in the original faith until they turn 18,” he...
  • Language shift has produced government worship

    05/24/2016 9:02:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Until we recapture the true meaning of elected officials as representative servants, and use our tongues to reinstate that fact, we will suffer the consequences of our own folly Deeper than PC mania that has skewed culture, government role titles have been reconfigured to instill reverence over familiarity. The repetitive wrongful identification of officials has produced a mindset far different from the original intent of government. All this to say that we’ve inadvertently changed our relationship to government by allowing changes in address to occur. At the top of the list is how we refer to elected officeholders – we’ve...
  • Meet The Moms Fighting the Government Over Their Children’s Bathroom Privacy

    05/23/2016 10:42:15 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of North Carolina parents are joining forces to fight the Obama administration over its policy that forces public schools to allow transgender students into restrooms, showers, and locker rooms that are opposite from their biological sex. “It’s not safe for my daughter,” Tammy Covil, a mother from Wilmington, N.C. told The Daily Signal. The parents, part of a nonprofit called North Carolinians for Privacy, allege in a lawsuit filed May 10 against the Department of Justice and the Department of Education that the federal government is forcing them to choose between their children’s privacy and educational future.
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: “Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity.” We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • 8 ARGUMENTS FOR WHY YOU SHOULD BE ANXIOUS TODAY (AND HOW THE BIBLE RESPONDS)

    05/22/2016 5:14:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5/17/16 | Justin Taylor
    An important lesson of the Christian life is that the heart of the battle is a fight not between abstract commands (do this! don’t do that!) but rather arguments... 1. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE GOD IS TOO FAR AWAY TO HEAR MY NEEDS... 2...GOD DOES NOT CARE FOR ME AND I NEED TO GET MYSELF OUT OF THIS HUMILIATING STAGE OF LIFE... 3...IF MY PROBLEMS AREN’T SOLVED I COULD DIE.... 4...I HAVE NO PRACTICAL EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD THAT GOD VALUES ME OR WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.... 5. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH IT HELPS...
  • Babylon Rises (Blog on Transgender Bathroom Controversy)

    05/20/2016 7:44:13 AM PDT · by pcottraux · 13 replies
    Depths Of Pentecost ^ | 5-14--2016 | Philip Cottraux
    Babylon Rises By Philip Cottraux I normally avoid controversial topics, preferring Bible teachings to divisive political issues. However, I have addressed gay marriage, church shootings and abortion, and now a particular firestorm has come against my state in recent weeks that I can no longer ignore. God is calling His people to take a stand. As homosexual fascism has swept America into embracing immorality under the phony guise of “civil rights,” ethical dilemmas have been created for local governments to deal with. North Carolina recently passed House Bill 2, which states that a transgendered person should use the restroom of...
  • Religious Universities Pressured to Secularize

    05/17/2016 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 17, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Since the Supreme Court decision on marriage, the government has put many religious universities on the "shame list" if they seek waivers that allow them to teach traditional values of marriage and sexuality without being stripped of grants or funding. "It is sad to think how far things have come where religious institutions are now being targeted for disfavor from the government because of their views on marriage," religious liberty attorney Roger Severino said at the Heritage Foundation on April 13, 2016. Dr. Derek Halvorson, the President of Covenant College, on the panel with Severino, said "Christian colleges and universities...
  • Surrendering to Death

    05/15/2016 8:00:32 AM PDT · by GilGil · 13 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 5/14/2016 | Gavin McInnes
    <p>Jesse Hughes: I saw fear fall like a blanket on the whole crowd and they fell like wheat in the wind—the way you would before a god. I was totally alert from the very beginning. The first thing I needed to do was find my girl. Fear took a backseat and “where’s my girl?” took over. I could smell gunpowder in the backstage area and I knew someone fired a round back there. I saw a guy with an FAL and when he turned to face me his eyes looked like marbles. He was stoned out of his mind, and we now know they were on Xanax and cocaine. I recognized him. I’d seen him earlier in the day and noticed him staring at us...</p>
  • High school football captains host revival meeting in school gym

    05/10/2016 3:29:26 PM PDT · by fungoking
    Youtube ^ | Vanity
    A little good culture news. 4 senior football captains along with the public school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted a 2 night revival in the high school gym last weekend. 2 preached each night. This is the promo
  • Franklin Graham: ‘The Persecution of Christians Is Escalating’

    05/10/2016 11:51:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Billy Graham.org ^ | 5/9/16 | Franklin Graham
    The persecution of Christians is escalating worldwide. A recent survey found that in just the past year, more than 7,100 believers were killed for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In many countries, they are being systematically tortured and slaughtered by Islamic radicals hellbent on eradicating any vestige of Christianity. Churches are burned, looted, and bulldozed. Pastors are frequently targeted and martyred. In dozens of other countries, Christians are severely oppressed by government authorities and routinely denied any chance at an education and jobs. They live as second-class citizens, shunned and mocked by their neighbors who despise Christ. And...
  • WATCH: ISIS in Philippines Beheads Canadian John Ridsdel (NSFW OP)

    05/08/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by Vendome · 50 replies
    HEAVY ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sam Prince
    In a new video purportedly released by Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel is beheaded after Canada’s refusal to pay the terrorists his ransom. In the latest video, ISIS crudely beheads Ridsdel. Watch the video above. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • Big Business Helps Squash Voters on Religious Liberty Debate

    05/04/2016 10:03:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/28/16 | Katrina Trinko
    When it comes to religious liberty debates, big businesses don’t want the people to decide. Or at least they don’t want the people of Missouri to decide.... ...Missouri was debating a bill that, if passed, would have gone to the people to vote on, not the governor’s desk. ....But apparently even allowing people to vote on a constitutional amendment that protected the religious liberty of both those opposed to and in favor of same-sex marriage—a bill that the citizens of Missouri were free to reject if they opposed it—was a step too far for big businesses. [Opposing religious liberty for...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs

    05/04/2016 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 111 replies
    Charizma News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Ron Cantor
    Hillary Clinton claims to be Christian. Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. And I am claiming to be a brain surgeon! Any takers? You see just saying, "I am a brain surgeon," doesn't mean I can perform brain surgery. I would need to back it up with a diploma and years of training. In the same way, no American will get elected president claiming, "The Bible is outdated, it's just a bunch of stories. I am a humanistic socialist at heart!" Sure the left will have no problem with that, but you can't win without independents. So the candidates...
  • The Return To Nimrod

    05/03/2016 8:58:18 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 4 replies
    Rantz and Reckonings ^ | 05/03/2016 | R.A. Sprinkle
    When the people turn to man as the answer rather than God, failure and bondage will always be the outcome. It is the process we see in motion with Obama who has a pharaoh complex, and it will continue when Obama is gone regardless of whether we have a Democrat or Republican president if salvation is looked for from the greatness of a man. We have been given a historic example of this phenomenon in the story of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. Nimrod (meaning: rebel, or, let us rebel) was the first renown tower builder who united the...
  • What's So Great About Christianity by Dinesh D'Souza, a Book Review

    05/02/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 05/02/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Dinesh D'Souza has received a lot of attention for his documentaries like "America: Imagine The World Without Her" and "Obama's America", both looking at what factors shaped Obama and the US' influence on the world. This older book is a good look at the influence Christianity as a whole has had on the world and the United States.
  • Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian...

    05/01/2016 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/16 | Chris Pleasance
    "Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian church is consumed by fire" A 160-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral in New York has been completely destroyed after a huge fire tore through it on Sunday The blaze broke out at the Serbian Cathedral of Saint Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan's Flatiron district at around 7pm. It is not known how the fire started, though it is believed to have broken out on the first floor of the building before consuming the interior and roof. An FDNY spokesman said that nobody was believed to be inside the building at...
  • Fire engulfs Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Manhattan on Orthodox Easter

    05/01/2016 4:52:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    RT ^ | 05.01.2016 | Twitter
    A huge fire has engulfed a Serbian Orthodox Church in downtown Manhattan, on the day that Orthodox Christians are celebrating the Holy Easter.
  • RUSSIANS ARE BECOMING MORE RELIGIOUS: STATE POLL

    04/30/2016 12:36:43 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 4/29/16 AT 1:36 PM | DAMIEN SHARKOV
    Russians are becoming more and more religious, according to a poll by state survey company WCIOM. More Russians claimed they relied on divine help or intervention and more believed in predetermined fate than they did 25 years ago.
  • The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly satire

    04/27/2016 8:11:47 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 2/28/16 | Staff
    The Babylon Bee | Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire. Home Celebs CelebsMinistriesU.S. The Power Of Positive Declarations: Joel Osteen Can Now Fly February 28, 2016 HOUSTON, TX—Joel Osteen, celebrity senior pastor of Lakewood Church, has been proclaiming the life-changing power of regular, vocal, positive declarations and self-affirmations for years, and for just as long has pointed to his own life and accomplishments as irrefutable evidence of their efficacy. “My primary residence has more elevators than your house has bathrooms,” he told churchgoers in a recent sermon. “And do you know why? It’s because I declared it would happen....
  • How I Discovered True Masculinity [Homosexuals Do NOT Want You To Read His Testimony!]

    04/27/2016 5:59:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 4/27/16 | Matt Moore
    My adolescence was a social nightmare.... .... I didn’t utter the word “gay” to describe myself until I was 19 years old, and no one prior to that time knew about my so-called sexual orientation. ....Fast-forward six years...I found myself a Christian in a new community: the church. Though my soul’s deepest need (reconciliation with God) was satisfied through being united to Jesus, the relational sphere of my life remained strangled by insecurity... .... I lingered in the shadows...attending services and then quickly escaping.... I began to sneak out of the building when some guy literally began to yell my...
  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down

    04/26/2016 7:18:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Herald Online ^ | 4/26/16 | Michael Weissenstein
    Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with the Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday. He is being replaced....
  • Religious groups ‘must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party’ – Pres. Xi Jinping (China)

    04/24/2016 4:22:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies
    Hong Kong Free Press ^ | 24 April 2016
    Religious groups ‘must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party’ – Pres. Xi Jinping 24 April 2016 13:03 • AFP Chinese religious groups must obey the staunchly atheist ruling Communist Party, President Xi Jinping has told a key meeting on religion according to state media, as Beijing tightens controls on civil society organisations and churches. “Religious groups… must adhere to the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC),” Xi told senior party officials at a conference ending on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said. But party members must be “unyielding Marxist atheists”, he said, calling on them...
  • Conscientious Objectors

    04/22/2016 5:21:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Mike Adams
    The left has always had great admiration for the conscientious objector. I know something about that because I was a kid in the late 60s and early 70s when the Vietnam War was being fought. Some people refused to serve in the war because of their deeply held religious beliefs. To those on the right they were cowards. To those on the left they were heroes. As the son of a military officer I got one side of the story. As a student in the public schools I got the other. My teachers did their best to convince me there...
  • Lindsay Lohan Is Converting To Islam

    04/21/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies
    The Superficial ^ | April 20, 2016
    “I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning,” the Catholic-born actress told The Sun on her conversion to Islam. Lohan, 29, who was spotted carrying a copy of the Koran while tending to her community service in New York last summer, also said there’s more to the text than what many people have been led to believe. And you can totally trust Lindsay when it comes to the Koran because it’s not like she’s walking around preaching about it without even reading the whole thing. Who does that? “I’m not done reading it. Do you know how...
  • US commission weighs in on religious liberty vs. human rights

    04/21/2016 7:09:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/21/16 | Kim Winston
    Citing “religious liberty” as a reason for denying one class of citizens bathroom access, equal housing or services is a human rights violation. That’s the finding of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent, bipartisan agency that advises the president and Congress on civil rights matters.
  • The Blessing of an Excellent Wife

    04/20/2016 1:56:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 4/20/16 | Steven Lawson
    Few influences affect a man’s heart for God more than his wife, for better or for worse. She will either encourage his spiritual devotion to the Lord or she will hinder it. She will either enlarge his passion for God or she will pour cold water on it. What kind of wife encourages her husband’s spiritual growth? Proverbs 31:10–31 provides a profile of the wife who is worthy of her husband’s trust. Such a wife is the embodiment of true wisdom from God, causing the husband to confide in her with complete trust.“An excellent wife who can find? She is...
  • WHAT IS HPN? [Hollywood Prayer Network]

    04/19/2016 3:02:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    “I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.” Cecil B. Demille Hollywood Prayer Network (HPN) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization led by entertainment industry Christians, seeking to impact our culture for Christ through prayer. We are committed to asking Christians everywhere to pray for the artists and professionals, projects and productions, and global impact of Hollywood: the world’s most influential mission field. With an attitude of love, it is our passion to mobilize people around the world to engage in culture, pray for the media, and help transform the spiritual climate of Hollywood. Whether...
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • On Sterile Politics, Christianity and Liberty

    04/17/2016 1:46:39 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    I was a registered Libertarian for twelve years. While I probably still agree with much of what the party stands for, I left the Libertarians for the same reason I grow weary of the Republican Party: its philosophy, to the extent it has one, is sterile. By sterile, I mean its lack of appeal to higher law and our nobler passions. For instance, the libertarian assertion that my rights only go so far as to not impinge on those of others is all well and good. However, without at least introducing why this is so, that our rights are gifts...
  • RC Sproul's Health Update

    04/13/2016 7:19:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    facebook.com ^ | 4/13/16
    An update on Dr. Sproul's health: He is currently in the hospital near his home in Florida and is receiving steroids intravenously at his pulmonologist's recommendation. His breathing has been difficult over the past several months. We are encouraged that his vital metrics are good and the chest X-ray was clear showing no signs of pneumonia. He is getting expert care from the medical staff and they will continue to observe his progress and see how he responds to treatment. Please keep the Sproul family in your prayers.
  • Bad news, atheists. Federal Court rules ‘Flying Spaghetti Monster’ not a real religion

    04/13/2016 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/13/16 | Robert Laurie
    Tough luck, pastafarians. You'll just have to go back to being annoying, dressing like pirates, and pretending to worship a wad of noodles without any of the protections of a real religion As Dan and I have written several times, militant atheists are so obsessed with a thing they don’t believe in - namely faith - that they spend much of their time thinking up creative ways to mock it. This makes them feel clever, superior, and better than the neanderthals that believe in a higher power. If they actually got their wish, and religion became a thing of the...
  • WOW! Glenn Beck: Nobody Can Understand the Moses-Like Burden Ted Cruz Carries

    04/13/2016 12:26:20 PM PDT · by tatown · 207 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Radio host Glenn Beck told his audience last month that Ted Cruz was “anointed for this time.” Beck also brought a fasting child on stage in Utah and declared, “This is the priesthood rising.” On his television program last week, Beck told his studio audience that he sent an encouraging note to Ted Cruz a couple weeks back because nobody knows what it is like to carry the Moses-like burden that Cruz bears. Transcript via RWW: “Imagine being in a position to where you believe it, you believe the country is at the end, you believe that God is telling...
  • Socialism’s Lonely Eden

    04/09/2016 4:00:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Christ and Pop Culture ^ | 3/22/16 | Chad Ashby
    Politics Socialism’s Lonely Eden by Chad Ashby March 22, 2016 The rise of Bernie Sanders this election cycle has American voters dusting off an old question: What is socialism? In 2016, the Cold War is a distant memory, and many millennial voters were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In a political race shaped by tweets and sound bytes, it’s tempting to think socialism is just a catchall term for a hodgepodge of liberal policies like free college, universal healthcare, wealth redistribution, and tax plans. Such assumptions suggest that socialism is misunderstood in the 21st century—in fact, even...
  • Ted Cruz, the man who believes god wants him to be president

    04/09/2016 12:31:39 PM PDT · by bushwon · 252 replies
    Daily Express ^ | April 8, 2016 | Chris Roycroft-Davis
    SENATOR Ted Cruz may be dubbed the most despised man in Washington but he is certain God wants him to be the next president of the US. snip What is disconcerting is the paradox that such a religious person as Cruz can attract such hatred. If you think hatred is a strong word this is what Cruz’s college room-mate says of him: “I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.” In case the US did not get the message, Craig Mazin – now a scriptwriter...
  • Attending the School of God

    04/09/2016 10:27:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 4/10/16 | RC Sproul
    Attending the School of God from R.C. Sproul Apr 09, 2016 Category: Articles We live in a culture that is a quick and dirty culture. We want to become mature Christians in five easy lessons. We want to become saints by fifteen minutes a day. We want to have flat stomachs and strong abs by three workouts a week. That may work over a given period of time for your abs, but it’s not going to work for your soul. Attending the school of God takes time and labor and energy and deeply committing oneself to prayer, to the study of...
  • DHS to change naturalization test for 'freedom of religion'

    04/08/2016 4:11:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Department of Homeland Security officials have agreed to revise their naturalization tests following pressure from a Republican senator who worried they were promulgating a "confined" understanding of religious liberty. "We live in a great nation that allows individuals to live out their faith, or have no faith at all," Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford said Friday. "To protect freedom and diversity, we must carefully articulate this right throughout the federal government." To that end, he pressed DHS to revise immigrant study guides that referred to "freedom of worship" rather than "freedom of religion," which conservative Christians regard as more expansive and...
  • The Universe Had a Beginning [Video & Transcript]

    04/06/2016 6:31:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 4/5/16 | Nathan Bingham
    In this excerpt from his message at our 2012 National Conference, Dr. Stephen Meyer tells the story of how Hubble showed Einstein that the universe was not eternal but must have had a beginning.-vid at link
  • Muslims Need Christ

    04/05/2016 5:41:51 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Ligonier ^ | Burk Parsons
    Just before I sat down to write this article, the terrorist group known as ISIS claimed responsibility for another attack in the Middle East. In this latest incident, Muslim terrorists reportedly killed more than twelve people, injured more than twenty-five people, and took as many as fifty hostages. Sadly, we have grown accustomed to such horrendous news—so accustomed that we have almost come to expect such news every day. If we have not become desensitized to these sinful and shameful acts of terrorism, we feel a range of emotions, from anger to sadness, vengeance to helplessness, defensiveness to aggression. ISIS...
  • Houses of Worship Are More Than Pews and Prayerbooks

    04/05/2016 11:54:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    IN 1953, the Catholic Missionaries of Our Lady of LaSalette established a shrine and spiritual retreat on a 199-acre lot in Attleboro, Mass. The shrine's motto — "Come nearer, my children" — is reflected in the array of opportunities it offers worshipers and pilgrims to draw close to God. Among them: daily Masses, religious conferences, a soup kitchen for the hungry, and a Festival of Lights at Christmastime that attracts 400,000 visitors. As a place of worship, charity, and religious guidance, the LaSalette Shrine had always been exempt from property taxes — the standard practice everywhere in the United States....
  • A Note to Conservatives Who Are Secular

    04/05/2016 7:51:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    The most profound thinkers in America are conservative. There are, of course, bright liberal and leftist thinkers, but I can't think of one who approaches the depth and wisdom of the best conservative writers and thinkers. What liberal historian, for example, approaches the understanding of life and history that author Paul Johnson has exhibited in his many works of history? Who on the left matches psychiatrist/writer Theodore Dalrymple's insight into the underclass? What left-wing columnists understand human nature, the state of mankind, or contemporary America as do George Will, Charles Krauthammer and Thomas Sowell, or many of the leading columnists...
  • Sikh-American Army Officer Wins Ability to Serve with Beard, Turban

    04/03/2016 10:06:07 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 38 replies
    NBC News ^ | 04032016 | FRANCES KAI-HWA WANG
    In a decision by the U.S. Army Thursday, Capt. Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh-American officer and combat veteran, has received a long-term religious accommodation to serve with long hair, a beard, and turban in accordance with his Sikh faith. In December, Singh — a West Point graduate, Army Ranger, and Bronze Star recipient — received a temporary accommodation to serve in the military with his articles of faith intact. In March, a U.S. district judge issues a temporary restraining order against additional non-standard, discriminatory testing. According to The Sikh Coalition, which is representing Singh with The Becket Fund for Religious...
  • Newsboys Arrive in Theaters & On Charts W/ 'God's Not Dead 2'...

    04/02/2016 8:04:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Billboard ^ | 4/1/16 | Deborah Evans Price
    2016 has been a busy year for the Newsboys and the first quarter is barely even over. The veteran Christian band appears in a pivotal scene in the new film God's Not Dead 2, which hits theaters Friday (April 1). Their latest album, Love Riot, bowed at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart, No. 2 on the Top Christian Albums list and No. 14 on the all-genre 200. Not bad for a band that was launched in Australia three decades ago and has continually reinvented itself. "In many ways, I just feel we are getting started," drummer Duncan...
  • Why Don’t We Punish Women Who Have Abortions?

    04/01/2016 10:03:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 122 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 4/1/16 | Joe Carter
    During a recent town hall forum, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked by host Chris Matthews if he thinks there should be “some form of punishment” in the event of a ban on abortion. Trump said, “For the woman? . . . Yeah.” He added that the punishment in question would “have to be determined.” The comment was quickly condemned by both those who support abortion and those who oppose the killing of the unborn. Within hours Trump released a statement reversing his position, saying, in part: If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal...
  • Trump Fan Just Revealed Why She Left Islam, Then Drops A Bomb That’ll Have Muslims Furious

    03/31/2016 1:31:40 PM PDT · by upsdriver · 32 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 30, 2016 | Randy DeSoto
    A former Muslim woman wrote a post on Wednesday explaining how presidential candidate Donald Trump inspired her to leave Islam. “ExMuslimMaga,” who identifies herself as a 19 year-old college student, addressed her Reddit post to “The_Donald” revealing how she had “been secretly watching Trump and his speeches for the last few months and agreeing with what he says about Islam.” “Until yesterday, I had not once removed my hajib in my life while outside. I tried to do it once when I was 10 years old, and my parents grounded me for a week,” she writes.
  • Let Go And Let His Supply Flow (Video)

    03/31/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 2 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Joseph Prince
    Learn how you can finally stop worrying and see God's supply flow. (See video at link.)
  • Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries (Blu-ray)

    03/29/2016 3:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DVD Talk ^ | March 10, 2016 | Stuart Galbraith IV
    A handsomely made, finely acted miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth (1977) plays a lot like a distillation of the best components from all of the biblical epics of the 1940s-‘60s that had preceded it while generally avoiding those movies' flaws. Despite its all-star cast, for instance, Jesus of Nazareth steers clear of the sometimes goofy, distracting stunt casting found in George Stevens's The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), mostly famously John Wayne as the Roman centurion with the single line, "Truly, this man was the Son of Gawd." It's less artful in some respects than King of Kings (1961), but improves...
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    03/29/2016 8:33:05 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 10 replies
    Vanity | 3/29/16 | LRoggy
    Just a simple question to debate . . . If the Protection Of Religious Freedom Act in a state is discriminatory and worthy of boycotts because people don't want to do business with companies that are located in a state that practices discrimination, then how do they justify . . . Affirmative Action Title IX Minority Carve-out Contracts by States just something to being up to the opponents . . .