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  • Kudos to Chris Pratt: In Hollywood, To profess your Christian faith requires courage

    02/22/2019 7:44:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/22/2019 | David Limbaugh
    How often have we seen Hollywood celebrities praised as courageous for "coming out" and admitting they're gay? Isn't it far more courageous for people to profess their Christian faith? Hollywood is not a tolerant city. Dominated by activist leftists, it is a culture hostile to dissenting views. We see it in its work product. Most movies and television shows are laced with political messages and politically correct symbolism. The heroes almost always are liberal and promote "progressive" values and causes, and conservatives are depicted as morally degenerate hayseeds or villains. Christians are especially singled out as backward, close-minded crackpots. Sure,...
  • KDCP: Imperial Religions

    02/19/2019 8:58:06 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Crosspolitic Studios ^ | 2/19/19 | Keith Darrell
    47% of self-identified Christians think it is somewhat wrong to try to convert someone from one faith to another. I seek to show that “conversion” and “imperialism” are inescapable, as well as share a couple evangelism stories.
  • Is Jesus God?

    02/16/2019 3:32:00 PM PST · by pcottraux · 101 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | February 16, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Is Jesus God? By Philip Cottraux In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not (John 1:1,10). It’s one thing to believe Jesus is the Messiah. Or the Son of God. But God? While firmly settled by Christians long ago, many still grapple with it. Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses are fine with labeling Jesus a prophet, but consider equating Him with the Almighty blasphemy, pointing out that nowhere in the four gospels did He demand...
  • Self Defense Is Holy Unto God: The Cross of St. James Matamoros and a Call to Unification

    02/14/2019 12:04:34 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies ^ | January 8, 2019 | ProGunFred Watch this video of a call to unify around a symbol. Unifying around a symbol of God is a fine notion indeed and I'll look for the patch. (But if not this symbol then what?) Many could run the risk of turning the symbol of the wrongful execution of Christ by torture, into an Idol of the Godless. Before you (generally addressed) wear a Christian symbol you ought to at least know the foundations of our Faith and certainly, be a believer on Christ Jesus as the resurrected Son of God. At the very least know what's at the...
  • George Washington letter on God and the Constitution surfaces

    02/11/2019 3:19:44 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies ^ | February 11, 2019 | James Rogers | Fox News
    A letter on God and the Constitution written by George Washington is up for sale after spending decades in a private collection. The letter to Richard Peters, speaker of the Pennsylvania Constitution, is signed Sept. 7, 1788, and praises God for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Written a week after Washington told Alexander Hamilton that he would likely accept calls to assume the presidency, the letter came at a time when the Constitution was under attack. Some states wanted to hold a second Convention that may have undermined the Constitution. “It would seem from the public Gazettes that the...
  • Jesus Walking on Water and the Problem of Suffering

    02/09/2019 3:36:17 PM PST · by pcottraux · 23 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | February 9, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Jesus Walking on Water and the Problem of Suffering By Philip Cottraux Job lost everything. His livestock was destroyed, his children all died, and he was smitten with painful boils from head to toe. His friends rebuked him and his wife urged him to curse God and die. Job cried out not so much for an end to his suffering, but an explanation. In the last four chapters, God finally appears in a whirlwind, first chastising his friends, then turning to him with an intriguing answer: Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee,...
  • How Did The Existence Of The Roman Empire Help The Spread Of Christianity

    02/09/2019 2:00:29 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Patheos ^ | 2016 | Jack Wellman
    Did the Roman Empire help to spread Christianity, and if so, in what ways? Pax Romana During the times of Christ and the Apostles, the Roman Empire was the dominant world power and they subjugated all nations which they conquered, but they also allowed them certain freedoms, like the freedom to worship in their own way. The mighty empire brought a domineering power to the world, but it also brought a peace that the world had not known for some time. It was called “Pax Romana,” which is Latin for Roman Peace and so the Romans brought a state of...
  • President Trump Speaks at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/07/2019 5:41:26 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    C- SPAN ^ | February 7 | Staff
    Should start at 8:45AM The White House NBC News Time
  • Life under ISIS led these Muslims to Christianity

    02/03/2019 2:56:34 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 43 replies ^ | Feb. 3, 2019, 3:42 AM CST | Yuliya Talmazan
    Four years have passed since the Islamic State group's fighters were run out of Kobani, a strategic city on the Syrian-Turkish border, but the militants' violent and extreme interpretation of Islam has left some questioning their faith. A new church is attracting converts. It is the first local Christian place of worship for decades. “If ISIS represents Islam, I don’t want to be a Muslim anymore,” Farhad Jasim, 23, who attends the Church of the Brethren, told NBC News. “Their God is not my God.”
  • Every Public School Already Teaches About The Bible, And It’s Destroying Christianity

    01/30/2019 11:41:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/30/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    On Monday President Trump tweeted support for state initiatives to require public schools to teach the Bible as world history and literature. Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019 USA Today calls current proposals in six states “a wave.” “Some of the lawmakers – and leaders of Christian groups supporting the bills – say they want to restore traditional values in schools and give students a chance to study the religious text deeply,” the paper reports. The project...
  • Top 10 Lies Christians Believe

    01/28/2019 7:21:15 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 66 replies
    Unsealed ^ | May 17, 2016 | Gary
    These are some of the most common lies that many Christians have fallen victim to.  I hear many of these quite frequently and in years past have even fallen for some of them myself.  The enemy has used each of these lies to sow great discord, apathy, and fear in the Body of Christ.   It's time to dispel them all. 1. "I must do _____ to be saved or keep doing _____ to stay saved." This is what virtually every religion teaches, but not true Christianity.   Unsurprisingly, every "Christian" cult teaches this as well.  The very definition of...
  • Buzz Aldrin Took Holy Communion on the Moon. NASA Kept it Quiet

    01/27/2019 5:52:47 PM PST · by Mean Daddy · 46 replies
    History Channel ^ | JUL 31, 2018 | ERIN BLAKEMORE
    When Apollo 11‘s Eagle lunar module landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had to do something hard: Wait. They were scheduled to open the door of their lunar lander and step onto the unknown surface of a completely different world. But for now, their mission ordered them to take a pause before the big event. And so Aldrin spent his time doing something unexpected, something no man had ever attempted before. Alone and overwhelmed by anticipation, he took part in the first Christian sacrament ever performed on the moon—a rite of Christian...
  • Consider Your Mind Blown By 'Consider The Evidence'

    01/27/2019 9:31:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | January 27, 2019 | Chris Salcedo
    I’ve discovered a work by Dan Buttafuoco, a personal injury and malpractice attorney handling cases nationwide, that really hits it out of the park. His new book, "Consider the Evidence, A Trial Lawyer Examines Eyewitness Testimony In Defense Of The Reliability Of The New Testament," puts the Christian faith inside the courtroom. Having tried many jury and non-jury cases over his 38-year career, Dan brings his legal insight to bear in analyzing evidence for the New Testament 's reliability both in subject matter and in transmission. While other authors have written extensively on this subject what strikes me about his...
  • CNN: Lady Gaga is the Future Face of Christianity

    01/25/2019 7:50:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 63 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/25/19 | Dr. Michael Brown
    An analysis of a recent CNN op-ed by a "progressive Christian."
  • Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism

    01/22/2019 8:45:43 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-22-19 | David French
    One striking feature of left-wing hostility to conservative Christianity is its insistence that opposition to secular progressive morality is proof of malign intent. Instead of asking whether progressive intolerance (or the selection of a corrupt Democratic candidate) played any part in the 81 percent white Evangelical opposition to Hillary Clinton, all too many progressives use that level of united opposition as grounds for further hatred. And, yes, there’s also the condescending sympathy: “They’re brainwashed by Fox. They’re voting against their interests.” Last summer I wrote an essay called the Great White Culture War. I argued that a great deal of...
  • Networks Give Roughly 15 Times More Coverage to Women’s March Than March for Life

    01/19/2019 6:31:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 19, 2019 | Curtis Houck
    Despite what was a much delayed but important avalanche of headlines about the group’s anti-Semitism, the 2019 Women’s March took place Saturday and it still received nearly 15 times the broadcast network newscast coverage of the 47th annual March for Life that was held Friday.  Between Wednesday morning and Saturday evening, the Women’s March fetched 14 minutes and 26 seconds of coverage on the ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening newscasts. This stood in stark contrast to just 58 seconds for the March for Life. The Women’s March still went on despite their controversies with some satellite marches divorcing...
  • Russia Named in List of 50 Countries in Which Christians Face Persecution

    01/19/2019 8:07:50 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    Russia has been ranked among the world’s 50 countries in which Christians face the most prosecution for the first time in seven years. Russia placed 41st out of 50 countries with the highest levels of persecutions faced by Christians, according to the group’s 2019 World Watch List published Wednesday. “Though radical Islam is largely to blame for Russia’s poor standing in how Christians are treated within its borders, the Russian legislation is unfairly applied to non-Russian Orthodox Christians as new laws and restrictions are constantly being imposed,” it said. The last time Russia landed on the list was in 2011,...
  • Why Ex-Churchgoers Flocked to Trump

    01/18/2019 10:40:40 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 37 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 1-17-19 | Timothy Carney
    (Skip) The best way to describe Trump’s support in the Republican primaries—when he was running against the likes of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Kasich—would be: white evangelicals who do not go to church. Geoffrey Layman, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame, noticed this during the primaries, writing: “Trump does best among evangelicals with one key trait: They don’t really go to church.” While writing my forthcoming book, Alienated America, my research assistant Nick Saffran and I crunched some numbers provided by Emily Ekins of the Voter Study Group. We broke down Republican primary...
  • Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school

    01/16/2019 2:29:17 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16th January 2018 | BBC News
    Second Lady Karen Pence, the wife of the US vice-president, will return to teaching art at a school that requires employees to oppose LGBT lifestyles. The school in Springfield, Virginia, bars teachers from engaging in or condoning "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" and "transgender identity". Mrs Pence previously taught art at the school for more than a decade while her husband was a member of Congress. A spokeswoman for Mrs Pence has hit back at criticism of her employer. "Mrs Pence has returned to the school where she previously taught for 12 years," the second lady's spokeswoman Kara Brooks said...
  • "Western Civilization" sometimes called "Christian Civilization" is now a racist concept?

    01/14/2019 7:21:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Western culture, sometimes equated with Western civilization, Occidental culture, the Western world, Western society, and European civilization, is a term used very broadly to refer to a heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems and specific artifacts and technologies that have some origin or association with Europe. The term also applies beyond Europe to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to Europe by immigration, colonization, or influence. For example, Western culture includes countries in the Americas and Australasia, whose language and demographic ethnicity majorities are European. The development of western culture has been...