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  • Sons of Guns: Violence Grows in the Void of Faith and Family

    02/22/2018 7:38:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    While Americans try to cope with the losses in Florida, they're saying goodbye to someone else: America's pastor, Billy Graham. Never has our nation so desperately needed to hear the message of hope and healing that the 99-year-old spent his life sharing. So surely, it's no earthly coincidence that even in Reverend Graham's death, he's forcing us to look in the one place where the answers to this heartbreak lie: up.Torn apart by grief and rage, Americans are frantic to know why our nation is unraveling in one act of violence after another. "We're done with thoughts and prayers!" an...
  • Forced To Resign For Her Faith, This Magistrate Sued The State And Won

    02/22/2018 1:23:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/22/2018 | Bre Payton
    Gayle Myrick, a 68-year-old grandmother of three, loved her job as a magistrate in North Carolina. For almost five years, she set bonds, issued warrants, and granted protective orders to domestic violence victims, all while offering a message of hope to individuals in a tough spot.“You can start over every day,” Gayle would tell the Americans who came before her. “You don’t have to be in this situation forever. There’s plenty of people that want to help you.”She especially loved presiding over marriage ceremonies.“Presiding over two people committing their lives to each other filled me with so much joy...
  • The First Week of Great Lent: The Dawn of Abstinence [Devotional]

    02/20/2018 3:20:55 PM PST · by NRx · 14 replies
    Orthodox Christianity ^ | 02-20-2018 | Archpriest Gregory Debolsky
    The first week of the Holy Forty Days of Lent, in the words of our pious ancestors and all Orthodox Christians, is called the dawn of abstinence, the week of purity. This week the Church convinces its children to come out of that sinful state into which the whole human race fell and lost paradise through our first parents lack of restraint, and which each of us only increases through our own sins; to come out by the path of faith, prayer, humility, and God-pleasing fasting. This is the time of repentance, says the Church, this is the day of...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Return to times tables?

    02/18/2018 6:38:52 AM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 2/17/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    No, they are not going to bring back times tables, Teachers think this sort of thing is beneath them, and that making any child learn things is cruel.... But employers, if they can, somehow seem to prefer to hire Poles or Romanians. We may have the certificates. But it is the people from the old-fashioned countries that tend to have the education...... Amid all the usual fuss about guns, important information about Nikolas Cruz, the alleged Florida shooter, is as usual obscured. So here it is. The Miami Herald spoke to his aunt, Barbara Kumbatovic, who said: 'I know he...
  • MAKING HISTORY [Illinois TV Station Hires Hijab Wearing "Journalist"]

    02/14/2018 9:59:21 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    FTVLive.com ^ | 2/12/18 | Scott Jones
    .....She's in the small market of Rock Island, Illinois in the Quad Cities. She works at WHBF and she is trying to make it in this business. She has been rejected for on air jobs time and time again. She wasn't rejected because of her talent, she was rejected for what she was wearing. Tahera Rahman wears a hijab and as you clearly know, seeing a Reporter wearing a hijab...
  • One of the Most Original Books on Homosexuality in Years

    02/07/2018 9:24:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    MichaelJKruger.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael J Kruger
    The issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage just wont go away these days. Thus, Christians need to make sure they are well-equipped to meet the challenges of the post-Christian world we find ourselves in. There have been many good books written to address this subject, but one of the most original I have seen is the recent volume by Don Fortson and Rollin Grams, Unchanging Witness: The Consistent Christian Teaching on Homosexuality in Scripture and Tradition (B&H Academic, 2016). Don Fortson is the Professor of Church History here at RTS Charlotte, and Rollin Grams is professor of New Testament at...
  • Churches warn firms over pay, gender and climate change

    02/07/2018 6:24:40 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 7, 2018 | by Angela Monaghan
    Slash CEO income, bring more women on board and go low carbon, Church Investors Group tells companies. The Church Investors Group has warned some of Britains biggest companies it intends to take a hard line on executive pay, gender diversity and climate change over the forthcoming annual meeting season. The group, which represents church organisations with combined investment assets of about 17bn, has told companies listed on the FTSE 350 index it will refuse to re-elect directors at firms failing to make sufficient progress in key areas. The best companies contribute to the common good through their products and services...
  • 2 women accused of burning girl, 5, in voodoo ceremony, police say

    02/05/2018 4:46:19 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Boston25New.com via WPXI ^ | February 4, 2018
    EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Two women are accused of performing voodoo on a 5-year-old girl who will now have scars on her face for the rest of her life. Police said two family friends poured boiling water with chemicals on her face because they thought she was possessed by the devil. East Bridgewater police said Rachel Hilaire and Peggy Labossiere burned the girl and told her 8-year-old brother they would cut off his head with a machete. Two friends did a voodoo procedure is what they called it, Deputy Police Chief Paul OBrien said. They are young kids, and they...
  • Making Sense of Scriptures Inconsistency [Homosexuality vs Dietary Laws]

    02/03/2018 4:03:21 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 7/9/12 | Tim Keller
    I find it frustrating when I read or hear columnists, pundits, or journalists dismiss Christians as inconsistent because they pick and choose which of the rules in the Bible to obey. Most often I hear, Christians ignore lots of Old Testament textsabout not eating raw meat or pork or shellfish, not executing people for breaking the Sabbath, not wearing garments woven with two kinds of material and so on. Then they condemn homosexuality. Arent you just picking and choosing what you want to believe from the Bible? I dont expect everyone to understand that the whole Bible is about Jesus...
  • Jim Caviezel: New 'Passion of the Christ' to be 'biggest film in history'

    01/31/2018 2:31:18 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 1/30/2018
    Jim Caviezel, who stunned the world with his portrayal of Jesus in the 2004 blockbuster The Passion of the Christ, is now confirming hes on board with director Mel Gibson for a sequel, and predicts it will be the biggest film in history. There are things that I cannot say that will shock the audience, the 49-year-old actor told USA Today. Its great. Stay tuned. Both Gibson and Caviezel have not said much about the story focusing on the resurrection of Christ, but the star indicated hes encouraged by the direction the project is taking. I wont tell you how...
  • I Can Only Imagine Mo. pastors son stars in anticipated Christian film

    01/29/2018 6:21:19 PM PST · by fungoking · 6 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 hed need to finish his college education elsewhere. This news didnt 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, Finleys 21-year-old brother, Army Specialist James M. Finley, was killed in Jalalabad City,...
  • American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion

    01/29/2018 5:57:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Pew Research ^ | January 22, 2018 | David Masci
    More than four decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion nationwide, most Americans (57%) are supportive of legal abortion, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. But a substantial minority (40%) says abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, and within some U.S. denominations and religious groups, this figure is much higher.
  • Hey Google where did Jesus go? (short video)

    01/27/2018 1:29:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/24/2017 | Chad Parsons
    Is Google trying to censor Jesus Christ and Christians?
  • The Problem with KJV Onlyism

    01/27/2018 6:52:30 AM PST · by tiredofallofit · 376 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 1/27/2018 | Robert Messner
    Okay, so there is more than just one problem with the KJV Only movement. I know that. But having grown up in a KJV only church, there is one major problem that sticks out to me above the rest. It is not just a major problem; it is an insurmountable problem. And it drives me crazy. If the King James Version, which is a 1611 English translation of the Bible, is truly the only infallible, inerrant, and inspired Word of God, then what about the billions of people who have lived and died and never understood a word of English?...
  • FBC Kearney mission team robbed in Haiti

    01/25/2018 2:41:09 PM PST · by fungoking · 15 replies
    The Pathway ^ | 1/23/18 | Staff
    JACQUET, Haiti – Thirteen missionaries from First Baptist Church, Kearney, their driver and a local pastor’s wife are safe and unharmed after they were robbed at gun point Jan. 21 during a mission trip. They were slated to return to the United States Jan. 23. The group was riding in a van to witness a Sunday morning baptism service about forty-five minutes away from the village where they had been ministering when three men on motorcycles passed them, came back and robbed them at gunpoint. “As you can imagine, it was a very traumatic experience for them,” said Ken Parker,...
  • Why Do We Still Need The Old Testament? A SYMPOSIUM TO RENEW ITS PLACE IN THE CHURCH....[Live Event]

    01/20/2018 10:06:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    SYMPOSIUM SESSIONS: What happened back then and how can we know? Archeology, History, and Methodical Issues Surrounding the Old Testament Gods ways with His people: How to hear God speak through His servant Israel. Doing Theology with the Patriarchs and Prophets God has spoken and He still speaks: Engaging a listening world with the Gospel from both Testaments
  • Do the Creeds Still Matter?

    01/20/2018 9:22:33 AM PST · by tiredofallofit · 41 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 1/19/2018 | Robert Messner
    I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light... Do these words sound familiar? I hope they do. These words, which have been recited in liturgy, at church councils, in battles, and at dinner tables in hundreds of languages, echo to us today through nearly 17 centuries of continual use. This creed is what has united the church (except perhaps in 1054 when it...
  • Federal judge presses University of Iowa on singling out religious student organization (Iowa)

    01/18/2018 8:34:29 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    The Gazette ^ | 01/18/2018 | The Gazette
    A federal court judge who will decide whether the University of Iowa discriminated in deregistering a faith-based student organization asked UI attorneys Thursday if the institution has taken steps to ensure it is applying standards equally to all groups. U.S. District Court Judge Stephanie Rose pressed UI attorney George Carroll, specifically, on whether UI has addressed allegations it unequally enforced its human rights policy by deregistering Business Leaders in Christ for barring an openly-gay student. The student organization which goes by BLinC has argued other UI groups limit membership and leadership to those who agree with their ideals...
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    01/18/2018 5:58:35 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies
    https://www.apnews.com ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | AP
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Pope Francis accused victims of Chiles most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadimas, such accusations against Barros are all calumny.
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 16, 2018, as Religious Freedom Day

    01/16/2018 7:18:27 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | January 16, 2018 | Whitehouse.gov
    Faith is embedded in the history, spirit, and soul of our Nation. On Religious Freedom Day, we celebrate the many faiths that make up our country, and we commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of a State law that has shaped and secured our cherished legacy of religious liberty. Our forefathers, seeking refuge from religious persecution, believed in the eternal truth that freedom is not a gift from the government, but a sacred right from Almighty God. On the coattails of the American Revolution, on January 16, 1786, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom....