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  • Christian Media: 'The Chosen' Shows Us the Importance of Good Storytelling

    07/28/2022 10:09:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Red State ^ | 07/28/2022 | Brandon Morse
    I grew up a Christian all my life. I’m no stranger to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and while I’m no Biblical expert, I know enough to be dangerous.Yet, despite my Christianity, I’ve always lamented how badly Christian media has fallen short. I’ve made it no mystery how much I detest a lot of modern Christian music and movies. For me, it always felt like sub-par writing and acting pardoned by the fact that it was being sold and shipped to a built-in audience that had no other examples to pull from.(READ: Christian Film is Garbage and We Have to...
  • Pastor Arrested For Holding Church Services Preaches To Police Force At Officer's Funeral

    06/12/2022 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    Caldron Pool ^ | 6/13/2022 | Staff Writer
    "I am thankful that I met Jason as a result of our church's stand during COVID lockdowns" Pastor Tim Stephens of Fairview Baptist Church has preached at the funeral of one of Calgary's police officers a year after he was arrested for conducting worship services in violation of Alberta's health orders. Police arrested Pastor Stephens at his home last June and offered him bail on the condition that he abide by all public health orders. Pastor Stephens refused to agree to the stipulated conditions, as doing so would prevent him from caring for the church that has been entrusted to...
  • 50 Years Ago: Aretha Franklin Makes Gospel History in Two Days

    06/03/2022 4:11:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | June 1, 2022 | Allison Rapp
    An assembly of people gathered in January 1972 in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles for a service of sorts – though not the ordinary kind. Leading that day's song sermon was "Miss Aretha Franklin," as she was introduced to the audience by the Rev. James Cleveland. Franklin didn't address the crowd herself; instead, she let the first few lines of her rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Wholy Holy" speak for themselves: "People, we’ve got to come together / because we need the strength, the power and all the feeling.” Franklin, then one of the most prominent and...
  • David Wood Outgrows Youtube

    05/27/2022 9:47:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/27/22 | Gerard Perry
    My thoughts on David Wood's transition away from the Youtube straitjacket, what conservative Christians can do to have their voices heard online, and why you shouldn't be deterred by man's opinion.
  • The Critical Quran, by Robert Spencer

    05/06/2022 1:01:08 PM PDT · by OddLane · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/6/22 | Gerard Perry
    I take a look at Robert Spencer's critical Quran, and explore how it can be used to witness to Muslims.
  • Why people choose to stay behind in war-torn countries for the sake of the Gospel

    03/16/2022 9:53:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2022 | Todd Nettleton
    “I don’t need a ride. I need more ammunition.” The recent words of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy may echo through history alongside phrases from notable freedom fighters such as Patrick Henry ("give me liberty or give me death!") and Winston Churchill ("never give in"). But these political figures are not alone in standing for their beliefs when under attack by those trying to destroy them and end their way of life. Christians in more than 70 nations face regular attacks and persecution because of their Christian faith and testimony, and many choose to remain in their country to serve God...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil March 16, 2022

    03/16/2022 12:41:04 AM PDT · by Norski · 28 replies ^ | March 16, 2022 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • The Gospel Series, ‘The Chosen’ debuts in France on major TV network, on mission to reach billion people worldwide

    01/01/2022 10:48:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/01/2021 | Nicole Alcindor
    It's been three years since the series "The Chosen" first premiered and it's been watched over 334 million times worldwide, including more recently in France, where it's now being shown on one of the country's top TV networks. Actor Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the series, told CBN News during an interview in Paris that “the experience of playing Him has made me want to be more like Him.” When asked by CBN if he ever pinches himself, realizing the magnitude of the role that he has played as Jesus and how well the show has done, Roumie responded...
  • Is John 7:53-8:11 Authentic? The Gospel Narrative of the Woman Caught in Adultery is not in the Earliest Manuscripts

    11/18/2021 8:41:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEKTONICS ^ | 11/18/2021 | JP Harding
    Is John 7:53-8:11 Authentic?The account of the woman caught in adultery (John 7:53-8:11) has a textual history that makes heads spin. Michaels in her commentary on John [146] offers the details: It is not in the earliest manuscripts (with one exception); in those manuscripts where we do find it, it is not found in one place. Some have it at the end of John. Some put it after our John 7:36; one puts it after 7:44. Some have it in Luke, after Luke 21:38. So what's happening here? Do we maybe have a bit of an otherwise rejected gospel, or...
  • Finnish bishop prosecuted for publishing a booklet promoting Christian teachings about marriage and sexuality, slams cancel culture: 'The Gospel of Christ is at stake'

    11/11/2021 8:45:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/11/2021 | Ryan Foley
    Bishop Juhana Pohjola of the Evangelical Mission Diocese of Finland, speaks at the Alliance Defending Freedom office in Washington, D.C., to discuss his prosecution for sharing a document expressing support for Christian teachings about marriage and sexuality, Nov. 10, 2021 WASHINGTON — A Finnish religious leader facing prosecution for publishing a booklet promoting Christian teachings about marriage and sexuality is warning that “the Gospel of Christ is at stake” as Western governments liken such beliefs to hate speech. The Rev. Juhana Pohjola, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland, spoke at the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious...
  • Why I’m finally a young earth creationist

    11/04/2021 11:50:10 AM PDT · by fishtank · 65 replies ^ | 8-10-21 | Jim Mason
    Writing in response to Dr Luke Barnes' article on why he no longer believes in young earth creationism, physicist and engineer, Dr Jim Mason shares his own story, and explains why he believes a “plain reading” of Genesis leads to a young earth viewpoint.
  • When did people’s souls become less important to religious leaders? Leftist issues seem to resonate more with religious leaders than their spiritual obligations to their flocks

    10/11/2021 7:05:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    Two stories in today’s news—one about my state’s new Episcopalian bishop and the other about Pope Francis—impressed me because neither article had anything to do with bringing people closer to God. Instead, both were entirely concerned with issues near and dear to the leftist agenda: Racism and climate change. Perhaps both these faith leaders believe that their obligation to bring God to their parishioners goes without saying, but I thought His failure to be central to their thinking was telling.The first story was about South Carolina’s new Episcopalian bishop, a woman named Ruth Woodliff-Stanley. She is notable for being South...
  • Are You a Son of Nimrod?

    09/07/2021 6:25:28 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/7/21
    In Romans 1:18-32 Almighty God tells us what happened after Babel and what were the end results thereof (Gen. 11:1-9, 10). Humanity had willingly chosen the abandonment of TRUTH and REALITY for a godless delusion and a lie (Rom. 1:18-32). These offspring of Noah's sons under Nimrod sought to replace and exchange the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God with unrighteousness and the ETERNAL Creator with a delusion (Rom. 1:18-32). No wonder the name "Nimrod" when used today in pun means "dummy or fool" for one is a complete fool to abandon and forsake the REALITY of Almighty God for a fairy...
  • Our Present EXPONENTIAL Day - Global Hiding in Darkness From Almighty God

    09/07/2021 6:20:28 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/7/21
    Dear friends; I would like to use the mighty oak tree as an example of humanity from the Tower of Babel to our day (Gen. 11; Rev. 6-19). If you study fallen humanity; especially from an objective biblical perspective; you will see that the Bible is the absolute best commentary on Adam's fallen and demonically depraved race (Gen. 6; Rom. 1:18-32; 3:23; 2 Cor. 5:12-21; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-3; 6:10-12)! As we look at the 6000 years of human history; we find ourselves in this present day, at the accumulative technological EXPONENTIALLY superabounding depot for EXPONENTIAL population growth, technological advancement...
  • Prophecy and pt 15

    Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:( Isaiah 46:9-10)Approximately 30 percent of the Bible is prophecy. In the passage above, the God of the Bible challenges humanity, to believe in Him, who alone “declares the End from the beginning” and whose counsel always stands. How did Peter, Paul and the Apostles of the New...
  • The LAW/Gospel Paradigm of pt 14

    And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.( Mark 10:17-19)We have been discussing the fact that a primary function of the true church must be Evangelism. We are called to “go...
  • The Primacy of the Gospel in Church pt 13

    I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an...
  • Every Tribe, Tongue and Nation (Preaching Under Persecution)

    07/26/2021 9:03:23 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/26/21 | Gerard Perry
    Some thoughts on the attempted assassination of Hatun Tash in Speakers Corner, the changing composition of the UK, and what preaching the Gospel looks like under persecution.
  • The Ongoing Intersection of the Gospel with Culture

    07/20/2021 6:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 20, 2021 | Michael Brown
    Three years ago, I conducted a poll on Facebook asking, “Should pastors and Christian leaders just preach the gospel, or should they also comment on relevant social and political issues?” Exactly three years later, I posted the same poll on Twitter. How did the results compare? Obviously, there is nothing scientific about these polls. They simply indicate how my Facebook and Twitter communities feel about the question. As for these two social media communities, although they have much in common, in many ways they are disparate in their viewpoints and beliefs. How did the results compare? In 2018 on Facebook,...
  • Uploading My Matthew Outlines & Notes

    07/05/2021 12:59:09 PM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    The reason For My Faith ^ | 7/5/21 | Chuck Ness
    I am in the process of uploading all my outlines and notes for the Gospel According to Matthew. In the process I must first convert my word files to pdf, while editing them to be more presentable. Converting them to a pdft makes it easier to get the file to work in the blog. Not all of the outlines will be the same, since the original files were created over a span of a couple of years from 2006 to 2008 using a couple different programs. I originally did them as I prepped for my Study Nights and Sermons I...