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  • Top 7 Box Office Christian Films of 2017

    01/02/2018 1:52:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2018 | Jeannie Law
    Faith-based films continue to maintain their momentum at the box office and 2017's list of top-grossing inspirational movies produced by Christians includes films about loss, the journey to faith, and even the first religious animation film in nearly 20 years. Here is a list of the seven highest-grossing Christian films of 2017 in order of top-earnings. 1. "The Shack" grossed $57,386,418 (Lionsgate) "The Shack" is based on The New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The film was released on 2,888 silver screens on March 3 and as the film's synopsis says, the cinematic journey takes viewers on...
  • 5 Religious Liberty and Right to Life Issues to Watch in 2018

    01/02/2018 1:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2018 | By Brandon Showalter
    From big cases before the Supreme Court centering on free speech and religious liberty claims of a Christian baker to the ongoing investigations into transactions between abortion providers and biotech firms over fetal body parts harvested during abortion procedures, 2018 is already shaping up to be a significant year for religiously observant Americans and the unborn. Here are five legal matters carrying significant implications that are expected to develop even more this year. 1. Decision to Be Handed Down in the Case of Christian Baker Jack Phillips at the Supreme Court In what is considered a landmark religious liberty case...
  • What No One Is Telling You About Iran: Muslims converting to Christianity at an unprecedented pace

    01/02/2018 1:37:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/02/2017 | Michael Brown
    It’s true that CNN and the New York Times, among other liberal outlets, have rightly been called out for their failure to report accurately on the protests in Iran. But there’s something that not even the conservative media is telling you today, an important backstory that might be playing a role in this rising protest movement.As for the leftwing media, Caroline Glick noted in her article in the Jerusalem Post that, “Given the earth shattering potential of the protests it is extraordinary to see the liberal media in the US and Europe struggle to downplay their significance.” And here in...
  • Will Germany convert to Islam?

    01/01/2018 7:01:23 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 75 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 10-12-2017 | Giulio Meotti
    Christians in Germany will become a minority in the next 20 years, according to Die Welt.
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    12/31/2017 7:13:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2017
    A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches. "European churches have struggled for decades to share the gospel with modern secular Europeans,” Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, told Fox News....
  • Christianity is Rapidly Growing in Iran

    12/30/2017 12:07:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    CBN ^ | Aug 2017
    Christianity has been growing at a fast rate in the last couple of decades in Iran, that has caused the Islamic government a lot of concern, according to Mohabat News, an Iranian Christian News Agency. A high profile Islamic seminary official, Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, stated "accurate reports indicate that the youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches." Another most senior Islamic Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has repeatedly expressed his concern over the spread of Christianity among the youth in the country. He and his other colleagues blame foreign influence for the conversion of young Iranians to...
  • How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

    12/27/2017 8:11:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, his evening greeting struck a serious chord: “Did you hear what happened at Divine Child?” Divine Child is our Catholic parish church, located just a mile away.I hadn’t, so he quickly explained that a man had set off explosives in the Adoration Chapel nestled just west of the church. He added that the website for our local news “paper” included a video from the security system.That night after tucking our son into bed, I pulled up the story. More details had developed: The explosives were commercial-grade fireworks. Two women...
  • Orban: We Must Protect the Christian Culture

    12/25/2017 5:29:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    In his Christmas message published in Hungarian daily Magyar Idok, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, referring to mass immigration, stresses that “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” today means that we have to love our neighbours, but we also have to protect our homelands, nations, families, culture, the European civilisation. The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Christian identity, which determines everything in Europe, from birth to everyday life and to death. “Our culture is the culture of life. Our starting point, the alpha and omega of our philosophy is the value of life, the dignity every person received from...
  • What Would the World Look Like if Christ had Never Been Born?

    12/25/2017 7:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 25, 2017 | Scott S. Powell
    For Christians, Christmas is a unique time of joy associated with the birth of the savior Jesus, whose life, death and resurrection makes possible a personal and intimate relationship with God. Jesus was born a Jew, and his teachings were built on the foundation of the Torah and the Old Testament. And so it is that Christians and Jews have much in common and share a natural mutual affinity. Christians and Jews have both faced persecution throughout history, and hostility is again intensifying. And that persecution comes not just from radical Islamists, but also from secular progressives who now dominate...
  • No Time

    12/25/2017 7:48:42 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 1 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 12/22/17 | Ronda Lane
    “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal.1:10). I don’t know for sure when it started. Maybe I’ve always been ‘that type of friend’… the odd one who is brutally honest when asked a question. For some, it caused an instant dislike of me, understandably. Others have even called me a hypocrite (but believe me, I’m every bit as hard on myself as I am on others, if not more so). Maybe a few have appreciated it, and...
  • Stephen Baldwin Reveals The Crazy Persecution He Faces As A Christian Working In Hollywood

    12/22/2017 5:44:12 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    faithwire.com/ ^ | 12/21/2017 | By Will Maule
    Stephen Baldwin Reveals The Crazy Persecution He Faces As A Christian Working In Hollywood Actor Stephen Baldwin has opened up about the persecution that he faces as a Christian actor working in Hollywood. Baldwin, one of four acting brother’s, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about how unfairly he is treated on account of his religious beliefs. When asked about being “outspoken” on his faith, Balwin replied: “Well, if you Google “Stephen Baldwin,” the fourth thing that comes back is that I’m “the Jesus freak of Hollywood.” He was then pushed as to whether that term “Jesus freak” bothers him. His...
  • Loving God with Our MINDS---a Tribute to the Late R. C. Sproul

    12/21/2017 6:20:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    The greatest command, said Jesus, is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Sometimes missing today among many professing Christians is the emphasis on the mind.A great evangelical theologian died December 14, 2017, R. C. Sproul (rhymes with role), the founder of Ligonier Ministries. And I think he exemplifies the notion of loving God with our mind, as well as our other faculties. Even his radio program was called “Renewing Your Mind with R. C. Sproul.”Sometimes one gets the impression that the more religious you are, the less likely you are to be educated. But...
  • Stephen Baldwin Thinks Alec Will Vote for Trump After He Gets a Big Tax Cut

    12/20/2017 5:44:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 19, 2017 | Paul Bond
    "'The Boss Baby' sequel money is going to go a long way because of Trump," the Baldwin brother says. Stephen Baldwin is a rare Donald Trump supporter in Hollywood, so he knows how polarizing a figure the president can be. Hence, the actor was an obvious choice for a new TV show where he travels across the U.S. talking to Americans about the state of the union nearly a year into the presidency of a former reality TV star. The show, Great American Pilgrimage … The GAP, is one of the more popular ones on RT, a Kremlin-backed network...
  • New Polish PM Sees Return to Christian Roots as Only Way to Stop Europe’s Decline

    12/17/2017 7:04:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/14/17 | Natalia Dueholm
    December 14, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Mateusz Morawiecki, the new Prime Minister of Poland, spoke about re-Christianizing Europe during the first interview after his nomination. His Law and Justice party has been under constant attack by the EU political elites. Last Friday Morawiecki, 49, was appointed Prime Minister by President Andrzej Duda. He replaced Beata Szydło, who had served only half a term. Morawiecki had been Minister of Development, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister in Szydło’s government. He was sworn into office last Monday, and gave his first interview the previous Friday. The topics of the conversation with a...
  • British Government Refuses to Say Whether Proclaiming Divinity of Christ is a Hate Crime

    12/15/2017 5:55:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/14/17 | Staff Reporter
    Lord Pearson says the government refused to answer when he asked whether stating religious belief could be 'hate'The British government has refused to say whether telling people about the Christian faith could be a hate crime. Lord Pearson of Rannoch, a UKIP peer, says when he raised a question on the issue on the House of Lords, the government failed to state clearly whether Christians cannot be prosecuted just for stating their beliefs. “I said to the government ‘Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: Showtime vs. Christianity

    12/16/2017 8:53:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 16, 2017 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The Golden Globe Award nominations have been announced, and once again, the Hollywood judges really know how to find the worst junk to honor. Two nominations went to stay-classy Showtime’s program called “SMILF,” for “single mother I’d like to f—.” The show’s lead actress is also its creator and executive producer. Her name is Frankie Shaw and she says she picked this profane title as a “deliberate” feminist move to take back the sexist phrase “MILF” from “male objectification.” Try deciphering that one. Obviously, (CBS-owned) Showtime executives also designed it to nudge people to click on it because they know...
  • While We Await the Court’s Ruling on Masterpiece Cakes, A Dose of Reality from India

    12/06/2017 4:39:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The Supreme Court has now heard the arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, a case that pits gay rights against religious rights. But a ruling is not expected until June 2018. That gives us plenty of time to ask ourselves, “Would I lose my livelihood because of my religious convictions? Am I willing to suffer for my faith?” In America, an increasing number of Christians have answered yes to that question, including Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop. People like this should be commended for their steadfastness and should serve as examples to the rest of the Church: We show love...
  • Penetrating the Box

    12/03/2017 5:51:40 AM PST · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Grace To You ^ | 3 Dec 2017 | John MacArthur
    "God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son" (Heb. 1:1-2). Man can’t discover God on his own; God must reveal Himself to man. Since the beginning of time, man has deceived himself by thinking he can discover God through various religions. But in reality, man lives in a box enclosed within the walls of time and space. God is outside the box, and man senses He's there but can't get to Him. Each new religion is but another...
  • KGB ‘Christians’: Putin, Stalin, and the KGB’s History of Manipulating the Orthodox Church

    12/01/2017 3:38:28 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 2016 | Spyridon MItsotakis
    "Anyone who grew up with the Eastern Orthodox Church (in my case, the Greek Orthodox Church in New York) will get a good laugh at Vladimir Putin pretending to be a Christian during his first Easter as Russian ruler..." "The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has been, since its reconstitution during WWII, an instrument of the state. The best illustration of this is probably the 1949 “Greetings from the clergy and laity of the Russian Orthodox Church to the leader of the nations of the USSR, the Generalissimus Joseph Stalin on his 70th birthday.” It states, in part: "Witnessing at every...
  • George Washington's Solution for Sexual Harassment

    11/29/2017 3:52:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Star Parker
    The avalanche of sexual harassment claims, with new ones pouring forth daily, leads me to the wisdom of George Washington's observation in his farewell address in 1796: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. ... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be managed without religion." You may say, "There you go again, Star. Waving your Bible." But is there a better answer for dealing with this problem? Society, all human life, is guided by rules. The only question before us is: What are the rules...