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  • Prayers and Preparation

    09/18/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the third column in a series. The first two installments, “This is Providence,” and “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. A trial is a thing to be avoided whenever possible. When it becomes impossible to avoid, it consumes you. You lose a measure of control over your life and you just have to trust your attorneys...
  • American Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah"

    09/17/2014 3:13:18 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 0/17/2014 | unknown
    Days of Elijah, by our brave young men! May God bless and protect them all.
  • Ex-POW Jessica Lynch Starring in Christian Film

    09/17/2014 3:20:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/16/14 | John Raby
    Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian movie currently in production. But the West Virginia native is not sure if an acting career is in her future. Lynch plays Beth Barlow, the president's daughter, in the JC Films production of "One Church." "It's a lot of stress," Lynch told The Associated Press on Tuesday as she was heading from West Virginia to Rock Hill, South Carolina, to finish filming. "But I have to say I've had fun with it and it's an opportunity. I'm one of those people who says 'never say...
  • College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS On 9/11

    09/16/2014 4:00:05 PM PDT · by backtothestreets · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 15, 2014 | The Daily Caller
    <p>Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week.</p> <p>Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.</p>
  • Kerry: We Must 'Put Real Islam Out There'

    09/16/2014 6:29:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that to counter the ideology of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and its claim of a "religious foundation" for its actions, part of the strategy of the international coalition he is attempting to assemble must be to "begin to put real Islam out there." Kerry, in Paris for talks with various world leaders to build that coalition, further said that all of the Arab leaders he had spoken with earlier concurred about their focus on "real Islam and how important the Friday sermons are." The secretary of state recently...
  • Signs of Spiritual Awakening in Japan

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

    09/14/2014 6:16:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 9/12/14 | W. Robert Godfrey
    What does the church most need today? In answering this important but rather general question, Psalm 81 is uniquely important and helpful. This psalm obviously contains beautiful promises and clear directions to help the people of God. But careful study of this psalm will deepen our appreciation of it, increase its value for us, and show us how distinctive it is for helping the church.As we study psalms, we soon learn that the central verse of a psalm is often significant as a key to its interpretation. The central line of Psalm 81 is the heart of that psalm, as...
  • The Illusion of Neutrality: The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion

    09/13/2014 5:01:03 AM PDT · by rhema · 11 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | 9/11/14 | Anthony Esolen
    We have all heard what has come to be a liberal dictum, that the State must remain neutral as regards religion or irreligion. One can show fairly easily that the men who wrote our constitution had no such neutrality in mind, given the laws that they and their fellows subsequently passed, their habits of public prayer at meetings, and their common understanding that freedom without virtue, and virtue without piety, were chimeras. To show that that understanding persisted, all one need do is open every textbook for school children published for almost two hundred years; or recall that Catholic immigrants...
  • David Limbaugh's Case For Christianity

    09/12/2014 6:56:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    David Limbaugh has written a book that departs dramatically from his recent tomes on the worst excesses of the Obama presidency. "Jesus On Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel" explores his journey of faith, from believer to non-believer and back. "Rush and I were raised in a great Midwest Christian family. We went to church every Sunday. Our parents raised us right so I'm not blaming them. I'm blaming myself for the message not sticking," he says. As it has for so many, his faith faded away in college. Faith was replaced by skepticism. Limbaugh wants it...
  • Arkansas State removing cross decal from football helmets

    09/11/2014 9:27:10 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 25 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | September 11, 2014 | Dan Wolken
    (RNS) Arkansas State is removing a Christian cross decal from the back of its football helmets after a complaint that it violated separation of church and state, the university said Wednesday (Sept. 10). Athletics director Terry Mohajir said he wanted to fight the decision because the decal was intended to honor former player Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who both died this year. However, Mohajir said he had little choice but to follow advice from the university’s legal counsel to remove or modify the symbol. “My job is to support our players and our coaches in their expression...
  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd--a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians--public support for Israel. After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.
  • Speech on Islam in the Swedish Parliament

    09/10/2014 1:48:26 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 37 replies
    09/10/2014 | WesternCulture
    Sweden has let in thousands of Muslim immigrants during the last decades. Many native Swedes are strongly opposed to the idea of Multiculturalism becoming the new 'state religion'. Some members of parliament have begun speaking the truth about Islam. Link below.
  • Cal State No Longer Recognizing Christian Groups

    09/09/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT · by xzins · 80 replies
    CBN ^ | September 09, 2014
    A new policy put in place by Cal State University could cost InterVarsity and other Christian groups up to $460,000 to meet on campus because they cannot change their leadership requirements to include any student. "No campus shall recognize any fraternity, sorority, living group, honor society, or other student organization unless its membership and leadership are open to all currently enrolled students at that campus," the policy states. The rule requires leadership positions to be open to any student, regardless of whether they hold the same beliefs as the Club. The policy went into effect in 2012 but up until...
  • Our Defining Moral Crisis

    09/08/2014 3:22:41 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Danny Lemeiux
    One of the fundamental problems in our society is that we argue with one another from positions of moral parochialism: we assume that the other party shares our frames of reference. That may have been true in the earlier years of our nation, but I propose that this is no longer the case. Today, we argue from different and fundamentally incompatible moral codes and value systems. It is the dichotomy between the two that confuses our discourse and creates great dangers for our country.
  • Capitalism and the Common Good

    09/07/2014 1:47:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 9/5/14 | Kevin Brown
    How to gear the free market so that people floursh.Two young girls sit on the front porch of an idyllic suburban home, staring at the wonder that is the modern smartphone. After one girl lists all the things the smartphone can doI can watch movies on it, read a book, talk with my friends... ...prompting the other girl to say, I want one; make me one! The smartphone then explains that no one knows how to build even one of these thingsthat millions of inventors, designers, miners, oil drillers, and factory owners around the world are needed to create just...
  • Beacons in the Dark

    09/06/2014 8:17:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    While a prisoner of Islamic terrorists, Steven Sotloff faked illness so that he could observe Yom Kippur. It is said that he would also covertly pray facing Jerusalem. As with James Foley, another American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Sotloff's religious faith was reportedly important to him. "He was no hero," his family emphasized in a statement. "He was a man who tried to find good in a world full of darkness." Very far away from where national headlines tend to be made, about 250 Catholic scholars gathered in Bismarck, North Dakota, over...
  • Faith-Based Fascism: Turning Churches into the State's Bagmen

    09/05/2014 5:17:10 AM PDT · by all the best · 6 replies
    garynorth.com ^ | September 4, 2014 | Gary North
    The economic heart of fascism in the 1930's was the "government-private industry alliance." It still is. In this alliance, the state provides limited funds and promotion of favored businesses. The businesses provide profits that are taxed. The state's bureaucrats increase their influence over the economy by way of favored business enterprises. The state is now heralding faith-based welfare. State money is used to favor some ministries, which conform to state requirements. In this way, the churches get "matching funds" from the state, and the state gets another avenue into the lives of the public. There will be more welfare clients,...
  • Mesa man seeks sanctuary at University Presbyterian Church Community calls for DHS

    09/04/2014 11:39:36 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    phoenixrestorationproject.wordpress.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 | PHOENIXRESTORATIONPROJECT
    Tempe, AZ: Luis has been in deportation proceedings as a result of a minor traffic incident. On July 7, 2014, his attorney submitted a request for a stay of removal to keep Luis in the United States with his wife and children, but that request has been denied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), despite matching the agencys own low priority criteria for removal. He now lives under the threat of immediate deportation. At a press conference at 9:30am, Rev. Eric O. Ledermann will discuss his congregations call to stand with and support the Lopez-Acabal family so that they may...
  • A prayer request

    09/04/2014 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 105 replies
    I have a prayer request. I am having cancer surgery on Sept 16. Less than two weeks away. I'm having a mastectomy, with reconstruction. It all gets done (or at least started) on the table. Please pray for my fear, which is usually at the manageable level. And that I make it through surgery. I'll be in the hospital for one day. I opted to stay with my surgical oncologist that operated on me two years ago (cancer then too) for many reasons, one being he's THE breast cancer surgeon in Middle GA. Trouble is, after I was diagnosed, I've...
  • The Great Nunquisition: Why the Vatican Is Cracking Down on Sisters

    09/01/2014 10:26:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 103 replies
    Time ^ | 31 Aug 14 | Jo Piazza
    Today's generation of nuns are progressive women, two things the Church isn't used to Nuns are an endangered species. They are dying and not being replaced. More Florida Atheist Kicked Out of City Meeting For Refusing to Stand During InvocationHate Crime Laws: What the Amish Beard Cutting Case Means for the Rest of UsBrits on Edge: Police Get Power to Seize Terror Suspect Passports NBC NewsSkiing Standoff Could Be Downhill Run for Park City NBC NewsMajor Shift: Germany to Arm Anti-ISIS Forces in Iraq NBC News If you think the news is bad now, a world without nuns would be...
  • An Urgent Call to Pray for Jerusalem

    09/01/2014 5:44:15 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    AnGel Ministries ^ | 9/1/2014 | Ann Graham Lots
    Our Father in Heaven. God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are the Eternal I AM. The One who is age to age the same. There is no shadow of turning with You. You are fully present in every generationpast, present, and future. You are the All-Mighty. Your power has not been deleted or depleted over the millennia of human history. We know that You so loved the world that You gave us Heavens treasure when You sent Your only Son to die, so that anyone and everyone who places their faith in Him...
  • Hillary Clintons Gay Rights Evolution

    08/31/2014 7:31:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NY times ^ | 8/29/14 | AMY CHOZICK
    The crowd of supporters stretched around Main Street on a busy Saturday in August, hundreds of Hamptonites curving past the Ralph Lauren and Tiffany & Co. stores, waiting patiently to greet Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton had taken a break from her beach vacation to sign copies of her latest memoir, Hard Choices. Her presence transformed BookHampton, the bookseller the Clintons frequent on their working summer vacations, into a sort of pre-campaign event with Secret Service agents, and well-wishers including Martha Stewart and Howard Dean. The shores of Long Island are not exactly a proxy for the enthusiasm Mrs. Clinton...
  • Midlothian schools cover up religious plaques

    08/27/2014 3:46:50 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 18 replies
    My Fox DFW ^ | 8-26-14 | Tracy Delatte
    Dedication plaques at two Midlothian elementary schools will be replaced because they reference God and the Holy Christian Church. Superintendent Jerome Stewart confirmed the plaques at Mountain Peak Elementary and Longbranch Elementary are covered up for now. Over the summer, someone complained about the plaque at Mountain Peak to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. After doing some research, the organization sent a letter to the Midlothian ISD. The 2-by-3-foot display next to the front entrance of the school included two Latin crosses and read, Dedicated in the year of our Lord 1997 to the education of God's children and to...
  • Florida school district replaces football chaplains with "life coaches"

    08/26/2014 4:02:28 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-26-14 | Todd Starnes
    Troy Schmidts jaw dropped. A few minutes before, he had been preparing to start his seventh year as chaplain for the Olympia High School football team in Florida. But now, those plans had been changed radically changed. I received a call from the coach, Schmidt told me. He said Orange County Public Schools is no longer allowed to have chaplains as a part of the football program. Schmidt, who is a campus pastor of the First Baptist Church of Windermere, Florida, listened as the football coach explained the districts decision to cleanse Christianity from its ranks. I could no...
  • Funeral Pastors Compare Michael Browns Death To Jesus Christs Crucifixion [VIDEO]

    08/26/2014 3:10:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/2014 | Heather Smith
    A crowd of family, friends, music stars, civil rights leaders and preachers gathered at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for the memorial of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old robbery suspect who was fatally shot by local police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo.Browns uncle, Pastor Charles Ewing, gave a passionate eulogy and made parallels of his nephews life and that of the life of Jesus Christ. Michael Brown was 18 years old. He was shot around noon. Our Lord and Savior hung on the cross now compare our time frame 12 oclock to the Jewish time frame...
  • Michael Brown Spent Last Weeks Grappling With Problems and Promise

    08/25/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 24, 2014 | John Eligon
    FERGUSON, Mo. It was 1 a.m. and Michael Brown Jr. called his father, his voice trembling. He had seen something overpowering. In the thick gray clouds that lingered from a passing storm this past June, he made out an angel. And he saw Satan chasing the angel and the angel running into the face of God. Mr. Brown was a prankster, so his father and stepmother chuckled at first. No, no, Dad! No! the elder Mr. Brown remembered his son protesting. Im serious. And the black teenager from this suburb of St. Louis, who had just graduated from high...
  • The Islamic State and the land of lost gods

    08/25/2014 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 23 Aug 2014 | Tom Holland
    From the dawn of civilisation, the Fertile Crescent has been a cradle to strange and fascinating sects. Not any more As the fighters of the Islamic State drive from village to captured village in their looted humvees, they criss-cross what in ancient times was a veritable womb of gods. For millennia, the Fertile Crescent teemed with a bewildering variety of cults and religions. Back in the 3rd Christian century, a philosopher by the name of Bardaisan was so overwhelmed by the sheer array of beliefs to be found in Mesopotamia that he invoked it to disprove the doctrines of astrology....
  • An Open Letter to the False Church

    08/25/2014 8:51:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Matt Barber
    For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions. 2 Timothy 4:3 Dear false prophets, false teachers and Christian apostates of every stripe: Weve all heard this phrase: You know who you are! Its an expression typically levied in the context of some corrective admonition, intended for some person or persons, busy about some misbehavior. While sent via certified mail, this is one of those rare open letters to whom the preponderance of intended recipients have, somehow, managed to convince themselves,...
  • Satan Does Not Hold the Keys of Death

    08/25/2014 2:23:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier ^ | 8/25/14 | RC Sproul
    We have different vocations with respect to the jobs and tasks God gives us in this life. But we all share in the vocation of death. Every one of us is called to die. That vocation is as much a calling from God as is a “call” to the ministry of Christ. Sometimes the call comes suddenly and without warning. Sometimes it comes with advance notification. But it comes to all of us. And it comes from God.I am aware that there are teachers who tell us that God has nothing to do with death. Death is seen strictly as...
  • Freedom OF Religion, Not Freedom FROM Religion

    08/24/2014 10:20:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/14 | Alan Caruba
    A relatively small Freedom From Religion Foundation will continue to use the courts to impose their atheistic views on any public institution The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution do not abandon religion, they embrace it. They do not, however, require that Americans believe in God, nor punish them for failing to do so. Central to the liberties enshrined in these documents is the belief that they come from a higher power and America exists because of that belief. Without it there would have been no America. There are those among us who insist that, as a nation, we...
  • War on Christianity Still Alive and Well in America

    08/21/2014 2:45:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 22, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Many reject the notion that a good segment of our popular culture and of our political class is at war with Christianity. But this is a real war not a phony one, such as the left's manufactured "war on women." This hostility toward Christianity is a global phenomenon. Radical Muslims are targeting, persecuting and, in many cases, slaughtering Christians in numerous countries around the world. But I want to talk about a softer form of hostility though nevertheless of serious concern that is occurring in the United States. I filled an entire book with examples of discrimination...
  • TN High-School Student Suspended For Saying Bless You After Someone Sneezed

    08/21/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church… Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/20/tn-high-school-student-suspended-for-saying-bless-you-after-someone-sneezed/#ixzz3B30KHEag
  • Atheists Try Interception on Intercession

    08/20/2014 7:45:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 18, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    Plenty of football players exercise on Chestatee High School’s field — it’s the exercising of their faith that atheists object to! Georgia locals found that out the hard way when the bullies at the American Humanist Association lined up against the team’s posters and prayers. In a move that’s almost comical, the national group sent an undercover photographer to practices and games, hoping to catch the team in an act of blatant religiosity. “We have received reports,” AHA insisted, “that CHS coaches have joined players in prayer while standing in a circle, hands interlocked.” Gasp! football team prayer The organization’s...
  • Forgetting the Meaning of Freedom

    08/20/2014 5:21:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group. The surprise is not the hypocritical stance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but rather the fact that an established bulwark of American strength and patriotism caved to a self-serving group of religious fanatics. The previous sentence may seem out of place if you don't realize that atheism is actually a religion. Like traditional religions, atheism requires strong conviction. In...
  • Economics for Everybody: Applying Biblical Principles to Work, Wealth, and the World

    08/15/2014 2:41:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper
    ligonier ^ | 8/15/14 | RC Sproul, Jr.
    If you want to know why economics is so important to understand, this is the series for you. In our day and age, its a message every Christian needs to hear.
  • The truth about science and religion

    08/14/2014 7:47:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/14/2014 | Terry Scambray
    In 1925 the renowned philosopher and mathematician, Alfred North Whitehead speaking to scholars at Harvard said that science originated in Christian Europe in the 13th century. Whitehead pointed out that science arose from the medieval insistence on the rationality of God, conceived as with the personal energy of Jehovah and with the rationality of a Greek philosopher, from which it follows that human minds created in that image are capable of understanding nature. The audience, assuming that science and Christianity are enemies, was astonished. Equally astonished are scientists writing in the March 12 edition of Nature, the respected science journal....
  • Ministry to Grieving Parents

    08/14/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ligonier ^ | 8/14/14 | Nancy Guthrie
    When we witness the anguish, the anger, the questions, the devastation that comes to families that experience the death of a child, we find ourselves desperate to figure out what we can do, what we can say, that will truly help. In the retreats my husband and I host for couples who have faced the death of a child, participants often talk about the ways people have been there for them in the midst of the worst pain they can imagine, as well as the ways people have added to their pain. If you could be a fly on the...
  • Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom

    08/13/2014 6:41:00 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/5/14 | Clay Christensen
    Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom.
  • Military Leaders Turning Against We the People?

    08/12/2014 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/14 | Judi McLeod
    Other good news for ready access to the Good Book: Nor can captured-by-Obama military bigwigs remove Bible Scripture from the human heart In the massive loss of freedoms and individual rights of the population during President Barack Obamas almost complete Fundamental Transformation of America, who would notice that leaders of the U.S. military are now working against We the People? It isnt the rank and file working against the people but some of their top Commanders.
  • Was Adam a Historical Person?

    08/09/2014 1:55:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 8/8/14 | Guy Waters
    In Adams fall, we sinned all. So begins the New England Primer, which taught generations of early Americans to read. In introducing our forefathers to the letter A, the primer was also administering a generous dose of biblical theology. As Paul puts it crisply in 1 Corinthians 15:22, For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Through Adam, sin and death entered into the world. By Christ, sin and death were conquered. Adam forfeited life by his disobedience. Christ achieved life by His obedience. These simple, basic truths, Paul tells the Corinthians, are...
  • Lecrae Becomes First Number-One Christian Hip-Hop Artist in iTunes History...

    08/07/2014 2:53:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8/6/14 | Emma Koonse
    Lecrae made history with his brand-new single "All I Need Is You" this week, becoming the first Christian hip-hop artist of all time to ever reach the number-one spot on iTunes... ""I think it's phenomenal to make music that challenges people to think on morality, spirituality and the betterment of society. Many people do that. Some sing country or jazz - I rap. At the end of the day I'm not here to hold up the banner of a genre. I am here to hold up the banner of Truth. It's way bigger than genres and charts. I'm fighting to...
  • Gungor drifts from biblical orthodoxy [Christian musician decides Scripture not accurate]

    08/07/2014 2:41:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 8/2/14 | Jeff Koch
    Dove-award winning artists Michael and Lisa Gungorwhose Dry Bones and Beautiful Things became worship anthems across the country--are...wandering away from a biblically defined Christianity to a land twixt and tween. ....The bands new ideas are more clearly set forth in a blog post titled, What do we Believe? ...he nails down exactly what he doesnt believein Adam and Eve or the Flood. He has no more ability to believe in these things then I do to believe in Santa Claus. This theological ambivalence is on display on Gungors latest projecta collection of EPs released under the name The Liturgists. Working...
  • One Generation Away from Freedom

    08/07/2014 7:40:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 6, 2014 | Gabrielle Okun
    The Heritage Foundation recently showed a documentary entitled One Generation Away: the Erosion of Religious Liberty. This bold documentary emphasized the importance of preserving our natural liberties, and expressed fear that they could easily be taken away as a secular government grows. rick santorum EcoLight Studios, a Christian movie company owned by former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, will distribute the film in theatres this September to convey an important messagefreedom can be taken away far easier than it is given. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum presented the film at the Heritage event, saying that The fight to protect our...
  • Gathering At Unity Church Supports Marriage Equality For Gays

    08/07/2014 5:55:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CBS DETROIT ^ | 8/6/14
    There was an interfaith gathering Tuesday evening to support marriage equality in Warren at Renaissance Unity Church. About 80 people were in attendance....
  • COMMENTARY: Another High School Graduation Speech Jeopardized!

    08/06/2014 7:09:27 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    Liberty Institute ^ | July 31, 2014 | Liberty Institute
    It is starting to feel like Groundhog Day in this country. In the past couple of years, some of the best and brightest students in America have boldly shared their stories of personal faith from the stage at their high school graduation. But instead of standing ovations, these young men and women have been met with shut off microphones, black markers, and threats of jail time. Why? Because decades of threats and attacks have left schools cringing at the thought of student religious liberty. SORRY, GRADUATE, YOU CANT TALK ABOUT GOD Rebekah Izzo presents the newest case of schools attempts...
  • Bill would protect faith-based adoption agencies against discrimination

    08/05/2014 8:26:49 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 4 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/5/14 | Catholic News Service
    Two lawmakers July 30 introduced a measure they say is needed to protect faith-based agencies that provide adoption and foster care services from discrimination based on their religious beliefs. U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, and U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pennsylvania, introduced companion bills titled the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014. This bill is about fairness and inclusion. It is about ensuring that everyone who wants to help provide foster or adoptive care to children is able to have a seat at the table, Kelly said in a statement. Faith-based charities and organizations do an amazing job of administering...
  • Why I'm not a Libertarian

    08/04/2014 5:37:03 PM PDT · by chuckles · 152 replies
    vanity | 08/04/2014 | chuckles
    I'm 63 years old and in my lifetime, I have been political almost all of it. In my youth, the Viet Nam War was topic one, every day, all day. If you were against the war, you were a Democrat and for the war, a Republican. It was an easy line to see and pretty much lasted through Nixon into the Carter years. During Carter, we were reminded that the economy didn't have to remain bullet proof just because we were Americans. This is where I was intrigued by the fledgling libertarians that had the "pure" economic theory that was...
  • Surprised by Suffering Free eBook

    08/04/2014 2:17:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 8/4/14 | Nathan Bingham
    Until the end of August, Reformation Trust is giving away the ebook edition of R.C. Sprouls Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in the Christian Life. In Surprised by Suffering, R.C. Sproul argues that we should expect pain and sorrow in this life. Some are actually called to a vocation of suffering, and all of us are called to undergo the ultimate suffering of death. God promises in His Word that difficult times will come upon us, but He also promises that He allows suffering for our good and His glory, and He will never give us...
  • A movie miracle: how Hollywood found religion

    08/04/2014 12:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/04/2014 | Tom Shone
    Big news from the box office: some people released some Christian-themed movies that werent completely terrible. The terribleness of Christian movies is, of course, an article of faith among film critics, who reserve for them their most damning barbs (doesnt even meet the standards of decent propaganda; doesnt belong in a theatre). On Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, they garner basement-level scores rivalled only by torture porn and holocaust-exploitation flicks. But not this year, which has seen box-office success for studio-backed movies such as Son of God ($67m since its debut in late February), Darren Aronofskys Noah ($359m), Gods Not Dead...
  • A brief history of climate panic and crisis both warming and cooling

    08/04/2014 8:18:46 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 14 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 29, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From But Now You Know. There is most certainly a pattern to climate changebut its not what you may think: For at least 114 120 years, climate scientists have been claiming that the climate was going to kill usbut they have kept switching whether it was a coming ice age, or global warming. (A timeline of claims follows, updated to 2014)