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  • Religious populations growing faster than atheists worldwide; 2 Christian denominations stand out: report

    02/05/2022 7:21:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/03/2022 | Ryan Foley
    Despite an increase in the overall number of atheists worldwide, new research reveals that the population of religious people is growing at a faster pace than that of their secular counterparts. Lifeway Research has identified “7 Encouraging Trends of Global Christianity in 2022” based on data collected by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at the Massachusetts-based Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Specifically, the data titled the 2022 Status of Global Christianity report, demonstrates that “religious faith is growing faster than the irreligious.” The 2022 Status of Global Christianity report includes statistics about Christianity from 1900, 1970, 2000 and mid-2022...
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader who murdered 10 people in 20-year killing spree describes himself as 'a good person who did some bad things' to forensic psychologist who exchanged letters with him 'in code', new docuseries reveals

    01/09/2022 2:54:12 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Christina Coulter
    New insights on Dennis Rader, the BTK killer who lived in plain sight in Wichita when he killed ten residents in 20 years, are revealed in a new docuseries Rader is sometimes remorseful, 'depending on the day,' says forensic psychologist Kathryn Ramsland, who spoke to him from jail for nearly a decade Ramsland said that Rader simultaneously views himself as a 'monster' and a 'good person who did some bad things' Exclusive conversations between Ramsland and Rader were aired on the A&E docuseries 'BTK: Confession of a Serial Killer,' which aired on January 8 SNIP
  • 51% of US Evangelicals believe Jews are ‘still God’s chosen people’: poll

    12/03/2021 9:37:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/03/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    Some 51% of Evangelical Protestants in the United States say they believe Jews are God’s chosen people, according to a recently released survey. Titled “The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel,” the findings were announced this week by Infinity Concepts, a faith-based communications agency that co-produced the report with Grey Matter Research. Drawing from a survey of approximately 1,000 Evangelical Protestant Americans, the report found that 51% of respondents believed that Jews were still God’s chosen people. By contrast, 19% said they were unsure, 17% said they believe Christians have replaced Jews as the chosen people, 10% said they believe Jews...
  • Unvaccinated white evangelicals appear immune to pro-vaccine messaging (All others cave to the media)

    11/30/2021 2:52:10 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 111 replies
    White evangelical Christians have resisted getting vaccinated against COVID-19 at higher rates than other religious groups in the United States. A new study by Yale researchers provides evidence that persuading these vaccine holdouts to get their shots has only gotten more difficult. "At this point, unvaccinated white evangelicals seem resistant to messaging aimed at persuading them of the benefits of being vaccinated against COVID-19," said Gregory A. Huber, the Forst Family Professor of Political Science in Yale's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and a co-author of the study. "It's not clear whether this is because resistance to vaccination among white...
  • 'Depart Haiti now,’ US government tells Americans; evangelical pastor shot, child killed

    11/12/2021 7:48:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2021 | Leonardo Blair
    The U.S. State Department urged Americans to “depart Haiti now” before not even the government is able to help them leave as widespread fuel shortages triggered by growing violence in the Caribbean nation continued while 17 missionaries, including 16 Americans, were still being held hostage by a local gang demanding a $17 million ransom. “The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to make plans to depart Haiti now via commercial means. U.S. citizens should carefully consider the risks of traveling to or remaining in Haiti in light of the current security situation and infrastructure challenges,” a statement from the U.S....
  • NIH director pleads with evangelicals to 'look at the evidence' on vaccines

    10/10/2021 6:17:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 76 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 10/10/21 | Caroline Vakil
    The director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a plea on Saturday to unvaccinated evangelical Christians to "look at the evidence" on COVID-19 vaccines and get the jab. CNN anchor Jim Acosta asked NIH Director Francis Collins during an on-air interview about his message to evangelicals and other religious communities who have cited their faith as the reason not to get the vaccine. Collins has previously stated that he is an evangelical Christian. Acosta noted that the NIH director received pushback over his faith and "how it might factor into your role as a man of science" when...
  • As Christian Cold War Heats Up, The Faithful Are Equipping For Battle

    10/04/2021 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | October 4, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    The Christian cold war will mean an increase in church splits, takeovers, and other power struggles as people choose sides on existential questions, including theology.Along with the rest of the country, American Christianity is in the middle of a cold war. As this war heats up, it will mean church splits, takeovers, fights over denominational resources, and other power struggles as the Donald Trump era has increasingly brought clarity and pushed people to choose sides on existential questions.The Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, is one key example of this dynamic affecting American Christianity as a whole....
  • Once again, a word to pro-life evangelicals who voted for Biden

    09/06/2021 8:04:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/06/2021 | Michael Brown
    At the risk of pummeling an already, very dead horse, allow me to ask you once again: so, how is your pro-life vote for Joe Biden looking right now?As I’ve said repeatedly in the past, I can understand if you could not cast your vote for Donald Trump, despite all the good that he did. In your view, the damage he did and the example he set more than outweighed the positives. And so, as a lover of Jesus and the Word of God, you could not vote for him.But a vote for Biden, specifically, as a pro-life evangelical? What...
  • A Black Theologian Shows Evangelicals How To Truly Keep Racism At Bay

    07/23/2021 8:28:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/23/2021 | Louis Markos
    When his country came calling, Frank Capra had already won three best directing Oscars in five years—”It Happened One Night” (1934), “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town” (1936), and “You Can’t Take It with You” (1938)—and had directed the incomparable “Lost Horizon” (1937) and “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” (1939). He could certainly have rested on his laurels, but he was too patriotic an American not to assist in World War II.Too old to fight on the battlefield, Capra waged his war in the editor’s booth, constructing a series of seven propaganda films known collectively as the Why We Fight series,...
  • Group Who Called Evangelicals “largest Threat To Jews” Observes 9th Of Av By Praying For Israel’s Demise

    07/20/2021 10:31:14 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Israel365 News ^ | 7/19/21 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Jewish Voice for Peace, a left-wing anti-Israel group in the US, observed Tisha B’av, the Jewish holy day commemorating the destruction of the Jewish Temples and the subsequent destruction of the Biblical Kingdoms of Israel, by “praying” for the destruction of modern Israel. TISHA B’AV: ALL ABOUT GAZA AND THE “OCCUPATION” Before the holy day, JVP, an organization the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) described as a “driving force behind the anti-Semitic Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement, called for a virtual Tisha B’Av event on their website. For this purpose, the organization offered a Tisha B’Av guidebook. While acknowledging the Jewish aspect of...
  • Racial justice top social issue among InterVarsity Christian Fellowship students: poll

    07/08/2021 7:17:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    The issue of racial justice topped social concerns for members of the prominent religious student group InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, according to a recent survey.InterVarsity released the findings of a survey on Tuesday that they conducted among 316 members enrolled at 127 different college campuses. The survey focused on multiple matters.When asked which “social issues” were “the most important” to them, 38.61% of students who responded to the survey said "racial justice" was the most important.Racial justice was ranked higher than the social concerns of “reducing abortion” (26.27% of respondents) and “religious tolerance/freedom” (25.63% of respondents).Second place in the social issues...
  • Christianity’s Growth Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Our Failure To Have And Evangelize Children

    06/15/2021 6:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 15, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    Like just about every other Western Christian body, as well as the United States, the SBC is left to squabble over shrinking slices of a dwindling pie.The New York Times put out a lengthy preview of the Southern Baptist Convention’s top controversies heading into their annual meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. Members of the nation’s largest evangelical denomination are weighing the future of their religious body amid numerous theological controversies.The way the SBC goes will significantly influence Christianity in the United States, which has since the nation’s inception been Protestant-dominated. As the Times notes, “About a third of the...
  • Burger King to Evangelical Christians: We Don't Want Your Business

    06/09/2021 7:41:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/09/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    I had idiosyncratic tastes as a child. For whatever reason, I preferred Burger King fries to McDonald’s fries, and always preferred BK over its more iconic rival. In recent years, I’ve gravitated toward Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A. I haven’t darkened the doorstep of a Burger King in years, and thanks to the company’s newest marketing campaign, I’m likely to avoid BK for the foreseeable future.Last Thursday, Burger King announced that part of every chicken sandwich order will go to support the LGBT activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC).“The ChKing says LGBTQ+ rights! During [pride] month (even on Sundays) your chicken sandwich...
  • No, this is not the time for evangelicals to reconsider standing with Israel

    06/01/2021 8:19:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2021 | Dr. Michael Brown
    In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Gergory Khalil has called for evangelical Christians to rethink their “reflexive” support of Israel. Not only is Khalil’s call misguided, it also presents a caricatured (and even distorted) picture of evangelical support for Israel, also misrepresenting the history of “Christian Zionism.”As for Khalil’s call being misguided, why should the most recent terrorist attacks against Israel cause evangelicals to support Israel less? Why should a murderous assault on Israeli citizens, including children and women, lessen our sense of solidarity with the Jewish people and Jewish state? And, if this support is ultimately grounded in...
  • Evangelicals and casual sex

    05/06/2021 8:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2021 | John Stonestreet, Roberto Rivera
    Last August, Pew Research announced the findings of a new study with a provocative headline: “Half of Christians say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable.” As is the case with many studies, a “Christian” for the purposes of this study meant anyone who “identified” as one, without taking into account orthodox belief or degree of commitment. Still, the results are disturbing. In particular, what the study reveals about self-identified evangelicals is especially troubling. According to Pew, less than half of evangelicals surveyed were willing to say that casual sex is never acceptable. Seventeen percent said casual sex was “rarely”...
  • Doh! Has there ever been a political group with a shakier foundation than Evangelicals for Biden?

    04/23/2021 7:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Has there ever been a political group with a shakier foundation than Evangelicals for Biden?This is a real group, and it premises its support for Biden on his character and his Christian faith. Before the election, members justified their backing for this abortion-supporter this way (emphasis in original):Joe Biden is a man like any other, but his character and faith set him apart in times of crisis. That's why Evangelical Christians across the country will be voting for him in November.Joe Biden has suffered, struggled, and been humbled by life. He understands what regular Americans are facing. He has repeatedly...
  • New York Times blames ‘white Evangelicals’ for not getting mRNA Vaccine…

    04/06/2021 9:29:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Stephanie Nana, an evangelical Christian in Edmond, Oklahoma, refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine because it contains “aborted cell tissue.” Nathan French, who leads a nondenominational ministry in Tacoma, Washington, said he received a divine message that God was the ultimate healer and deliverer: “The vaccine is not the savior.” Lauri Armstrong, a Bible-believing nutritionist outside of Dallas, said she did not need the vaccine because God designed the body to heal itself, if given the right nutrients. More than that, she said, “It would be God’s will if I am here or if I am not here.” The deeply...
  • Evangelical Christians are not a radicalized threat: Evangelicals have been a positive force throughout American history, and will continue to be so for the years to come

    03/30/2021 8:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/30/2021 | Bill Connor
    Since the January 6 riot, increasingly strident voices from the political left have stigmatized Evangelicals as a threat to America. A recent article published in Foreign Affairs by Drs. Muhammed Fraser-Rahim and Melissa Graves, is yet the latest of these rising anti-Evangelical denunciations. This article was written by two tenured professors at my Alma Mater, The Citadel, and from the Department of Intelligence and Security Studies. As the conclusions are completely at odds with the cited evidence, this article demands response and refutation. The title provides insight into the bias involved: “The US Needs Deradicalization – for Christian Extremists”, and...
  • Marine Officer Warns Congress Against Classifying Christians in Military as ‘Religious Extremists’

    03/24/2021 2:29:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 30 replies
    epoch times ^ | 24 March A.D., 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    A slide used in a Department of Defense (DOD) training manual identifies Catholics and evangelical Christians as “religious extremists,” along with members of the Ku Klux Klan, al Qaeda and Hamas, according to a Marine Corps officer. “First Liberty also obtained a screenshot of an unclassified slide from a U.S. Army training manual. The slide is entitled ‘Religious Extremism’ and it purports to identify religious extremists,” Michael Berry told the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing Wednesday entitled “Extremism in the Military.” Berry is General Counsel to the First Liberty Institute (FLI), a Plano, Texas-based public interest law firm...
  • Pastor Michael Youssef: 'Woke' culture creeping into evangelical church is 'deadly' for the Gospel of Christ

    03/14/2021 11:07:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/14/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Egyptian-American Pastor Michael Youssef has issued a strong condemnation of “woke” pastors within evangelical churches, warning that spewing far-left ideology from the pulpit is “deadly as far as the Gospel of Jesus Christ is concerned.” In an interview with The Christian Post, the 72-year-old pastor of the 3,000-member Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, recalled how, as an Episcopal priest in the 1980s, he watched with dismay as the mainline Episcopal denomination slowly moved away from biblical principles, eventually voting to approve same-sex marriage in the denomination. But in recent years, Youssef told CP that he’s seen the same...