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  • The Bee Explains: Theological Liberalism-SATIRE

    04/24/2018 6:31:02 AM PDT · by fungoking · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 4/19/18 | staff
    During your daily poring over of The Babylon Bee‘s award-winning coverage of all theological camps, you may have found yourself wondering about the worldview known variably as “theological liberalism,” “liberal theology,” “liberal Christianity,” or “butter in sunshine.” Well, wonder no more! We have put together this short, accurate, plain-English crash course on the essentials of theological liberalism, just for you. What is theological liberalism? Theological liberalism is a movement that seeks to incorporate various aspects of modern thinking and trends into the Christian faith, while still staying true to the historical Doctrine of Things That Make Me Feel Good Are...
  • The Bilderberg Group can't save evangelicalism

    04/20/2018 6:09:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    One News Now ^ | 4/19/18 | Janet Mefferd
    .... self-appointed elites will privately meet at an invite-only "consultation" to figure out what's wrong with us mouth-breathers.... .... attendees included Tim Keller, co-founder of The Gospel Coalition; Fuller Seminary president Mark Labberton; Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition; and Trillia Newbell of the Southern Baptist Convention.... ...who wasn't invited: prominent evangelical Trump supporters like Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse; Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas; and Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University....
  • Fully 20% Of Americans Now Have No Religious Identity

    04/12/2018 9:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    And church attendance by Roman Catholics is on the decline again. So, in fact, is the religious affiliation among Americans at large.The drop continues a long trend of declining attendance at mass. In the last three years, an average of only 39 percent of Catholics reported attending church in the past week. That’s down from an average of 45 percent just 10 years ago. And severely off from the mid-1900’s. In 1955, for instance, 75 percent of Catholics reported attending mass during the previous week.On the other side of the aisle, the new Gallup survey found that church attendance...
  • Video: Banned from the Bible?

    04/09/2018 2:54:53 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Banned from the Bible? (Run time: about 1 hour 25 minutes).This is the final class in a 12-part series on the archaeological evidence supporting the Bible.This class is about the common idea that the New Testament is "incomplete," and that there are certain books telling us a different story about Jesus that were banned by the church.I discuss in length many historical misconceptions from Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" as well as other books that have misrepresented the birth of the Christian church.I also go into the controversial idea that Christian story of Jesus is somehow "borrowed" from other...
  • Is Progressivism Satanic?

    04/09/2018 7:18:57 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 38 replies
    New Zeal ^ | April 9, 2018 – 9:05 am EST | Thomas Wigand
    Yes, at first glance the title of this piece appears to be provocative (indeed, some probably stopped there and refused to continue reading). However, it is provocative only under two conditions. First, it is provocative when viewed within the frame of reference to which we’ve become conditioned – that is, that Progressivism and religion are examined as totally separate and distinct topics, a conceptual version of the so-called “separation of church and state” if you will. Second, it is provocative if this writer had deliberately crafted it just to get a reaction..... More at Link:
  • Putin, Medvedev attend Easter service in Christ the Savior Cathedral

    04/07/2018 4:30:40 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    Tass.com ^ | 4/8/2018 | Tass
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev with his wife Svetlana Medvedev have arrived to the Easter Service in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral. The service, conducted by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, is also attended by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and other prominent political and public figures. Shortly before midnight, a capsule containing the Holy Fire from Jersualem has been brought to the cathedral. In line with a longstanding tradition, Putin attends the night-time service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on Easter.......
  • Wake Forest Religion Professor: Christianity “Fundamentally Evil”

    04/07/2018 2:12:28 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 110 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 04/05/2018 | Rob Shimshock
    A Wake Forest University religion professor thinks it is not just illogical to believe in God, but also immoral, according to a Wednesday report. Dr. Jarrod Whitaker specializes in South Asian religions at the North Carolina school and also allegedly asserted that belief in an objective truth “is the most tremendous evil that is responsible for all the great suffering in the world,” reported The Wake Forest Review. The professor would perpetually “explain why Christian theology is problematic, racist, sexist, imperialist, and fundamentally evil,” Whitaker’s Catholic student John told the Review, who kept his identity concealed.
  • KJV-Only Church Requires Clear Bible Covers To Verify No One Concealing NIV

    04/04/2018 9:48:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 92 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | April 3, 2018 | B. Bee
    KJV-Only Church Requires Clear Bible Covers To Verify No One Concealing NIV April 3, 2018 MOORE, OK—In a new security measure designed to increase congregational safety, Ye Olde Baptist Church AV 1611 has begun requiring congregants to utilize clear Bible covers while attending services in order to verify no one is concealing a different translation like the “extremely dangerous” NIV.
  • What Should We Call Secular Ideologies like Marxism and Social Justice?

    04/03/2018 4:30:46 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-3-18 | Christopher Chantrill
    In "Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena", sociologist Rodney Stark writes that these godless movements do not count as religions because "without the existence of a conscious divine being ... these 'Godless religions' can offer no otherworldly rewards, no miracles, not even any reason for prayer or worship." (Skip) ... he makes the following proposition: "The everlasting basis for religion will be the human conviction and hope that life has meaning." Is this not exactly the point of Marxism: that instead of the endless cycle of exploitation of man by man, we are entering an era in which workers of the...
  • Is the Pope Catholic ?

    04/03/2018 4:22:46 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    Daily Source of Reason ^ | April 3, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    As more evidence the world has truly gone mad: The Pope has declared there’s no such thing as hell. In a bizarre yet entirely logical way, it makes perfect sense. Read on. You’ve heard the expression, “Is the Pope Catholic?” It’s a figure of speech used to point out that the answer to a particular question is unequivocally “yes”. Now that the Pope has come out against the existence of hell, I suppose we’ll have to abandon that expression. Controversy erupted this week with reports that Pope Francis denied the existence of hell. Quoted by an Italian journalist who is...
  • Where Young Europeans Are and Aren't Religious

    04/03/2018 8:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Statista ^ | 04/03/2018 | by Niall McCarthy
    Europe is a hugely diverse place in terms of culture, language and especially religion. The European Social Survey 2014-2016 found that across the continent, there is a huge difference in the share of young people identifying as having no religion. The research found that the youth in Poland are still quite religious with only 17 percent of respondents aged 16-29 not associating themselves with any religion. The situation is much different in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands where 7 out of 10 young adults identify as having no religion. The highest share on non-religious youth was recorded in the...
  • Conservatives, Too, Undergo Secular Indoctrination

    04/03/2018 6:02:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    Many years ago, I attended a dinner at a wealthy man's New York City condo with, among others, one of the most prominent and influential conservatives in American life. I admired this man then and I admire him now (he has since passed on). He was a major force for good in America. At one point, the subjects of God and religion came up, and I mentioned how essential God is to morality -- that without God, morality is subjective, a matter of personal or communal opinion. Having debated atheist scholars, all of whom agreed with this not-very-audacious observation, I...
  • Stunning religious illiteracy from NPR

    04/01/2018 7:12:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/31/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    National Public Radio, the taxpayer supported nationwide radio behemoth, has been forced to issue a correction that reveals an impressive level of ignorance on the fundamentals of Christianity. Rod Dreher caught the obliviousness of NPR’s staff and tweeted about the religious illiteracy and lack of newsroom diversity: NPR issued this embarrassing correction today. I assume will be no questioning within the NPR newsroom about its lack of religious literacy and religious diversity. pic.twitter.com/iIfh5YXu4b As of 2015, 75% of Americans claimed to identify with Christianity. Yet on Good Friday, the day on which Jesus died on the Cross, NPR revealed...
  • CNN host confronts Falwell Jr.: What is the line for you on support for Trump?

    03/29/2018 10:08:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/29/18 | Rebecca Savransky
    A CNN host on Wednesday confronted evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr., questioning where he would draw the line on his unwavering support for President Trump. "It doesn't give you any pause when you think about these women having the same stories and saying these things about the president, about his behavior?" CNN host Erin Burnett asked Falwell Jr., raising questions about adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, both of whom claim they had affairs with Trump. "And I really do believe that. I think he's had a change of heart. I think he's changed in the...
  • Top 10 European Countries Where Young People Are Least Religious; Over 90% Nones in 1 Nation

    03/23/2018 8:02:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A major analysis on the religious beliefs of young people across Europe has found that the proportion of those who report having no faith continues to rise, with some nations, such as the Czech Republic, having over 90 percent of young people who classify as "nones." Academics from St Mary's University, Twickenham and the Institut Catholique de Paris released their report Wednesday that studies the levels of religious affiliation among 16–29 year-olds across 22 European countries. Among the key findings, it noted that nones make up 91 percent of young people in the Czech Republic, the least religious country on...
  • Heaven Or Hell: Take Your Choice

    03/20/2018 4:59:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Last week, I was driving south from Hattiesburg to Biloxi on my way to spend a couple of days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I decided to take a different route than my usual trek south on US Highway 49. Instead, I took Interstate 59 to MS Highway 53. About a mile or two after taking the exit, I came upon Juniper Grove Road. It led me to Juniper Grove Baptist Church, which sits in front of a graveyard where my cousin Theodore Gilmore Bilbo is buried. I decided to pull over and visit his gravesite, given that I had...
  • All Politics is Religion

    03/17/2018 10:28:42 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | March 15, 2018 | Michael Warren Davis
    “All true philosophy must opt between these two hypotheses: either a new religion is going to come into existence or Christianity will be rejuvenated in some extraordinary way,” wrote Joseph de Maistre. But this speaks less to individuals (who may be theists or atheists) than it does to society, which is theistic by nature. “If the religious spirit is not reinforced in this part of the world, the social bond will dissolve,” Maistre warned. Maybe that’s why both North Korea and the Soviet Union became more cultish as their regimes wore on. Maybe at the start they earnestly thought they...
  • St. Patrick: A Great Christian Missionary

    03/17/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Today, countless numbers of Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Many will do so with no small share of adult spirits. Yet how many of these people genuinely know anything about Saint Patrick? While it’s true that many of the details of his life are lost in the midst of time, and while it is equally true that some conventional accounts are purely mythological, those who have taken the time to research St. Patrick seem to be in essential agreement over a few things that have more or less been accepted as fact. (1)Patrick came from a relatively well-to-do Christian family of the 5th...
  • ‘I Can Only Imagine:’ Pastor’s son stars in Christian film

    03/15/2018 9:01:05 PM PDT · by fungoking · 3 replies
    The Pathway ^ | 1/29/18 | Ben Hawkins
    In 2008, John Michael Finley – a student at the prestigious performing arts school at Roosevelt University – came home to Lebanon after his spring semester only to hear bad news. His father told him that Roosevelt University was simply too expensive, and he’d need to finish his college education elsewhere. This news didn’t necessarily bode well for his aspirations as an actor, yet Finley took it in stride. But only a few weeks later, he and his family were shaken by tragedy. On May 31, 2008, Finley’s 21-year-old brother, Army Specialist James M. Finley, was killed in Jalalabad City,...
  • New film: Pope Francis, a Man of his Word

    03/13/2018 4:24:32 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 24 replies
    Zenit ^ | March 13, 2018 | Jim Fair
    Pope Francis – A Man of His Word, written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders, is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. A new documentary film featuring face-to-face conversations with Pope Francis was released March 13, 2018, the 5th anniversary of the Holy Father’s election.