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Is the Truth on the Side of Christianity?

One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on truth. The idea that a divine creator had a plan and ordered things a certain way, that he (or she, or it) revealed the Truth to…

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Graham: Heaven is not for cowards

The head of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Rev Franklin Graham declares that, “Heaven is not for cowards!” He also called for Christians to stand up for their biblical values despite social opposition in a recent interview with Decision magazine. He commented: “Christians cannot ignore parts of God’s World because they are…

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Voodoo Christianity

I just returned from some street ministry in the voodoo capital of America, New Orleans. I couldn’t help but notice some similarities between Bourbon Street and Voodoo Christianity. Voodoo–Based on unrealistic or delusive assumptions: Deceptive or delusive nonsense. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he…

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Christianity, Socialism, and Wealth Creation

Through much of the post-war period in the West, the formation of economic policy was dominated by Keynesian activism on the part of governments seeking an increasing role in providing public services, reducing material poverty, and reshaping income redistribution. In the United States, President John F. Kennedy launched the New Frontier program and his successor,…

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Why Christians Must Support Israel

Unless one has lived in a cave with no access to any type of internet, television, radio, or print journalism, then one probably knows that there are currently problems in Israel. Actually, to say there are problems may be putting it too mildly.  The Palestinians, spurred on by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Hamas,…

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Britain Has Forgotten Its Debt to the Christians of Iraq

“Nineveh city was a city of sin. The jazzin’ and a-jivin’ made a terrible din.” So starts Michael Hurd’s Jonah-Man Jazz, the Sixties incarnation of a long artistic tradition of celebrating the biblical Nineveh as a city of loose living. Sure, God sends the lugubrious Jonah to threaten the city with destruction if it doesn’t…

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OSU Quiz: Atheists are Smarter than Christians

A general education psychology class at Ohio State University (OSU) apparently implied via an online quiz that atheists are naturally smarter than Christians. According to a tip shared with Campus Reform, one question of an online quiz in Psychology 1100 asked “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125, which…

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Christianity and Liberalism Cannot Exist Together

Can such a thing as a “liberal Christian” actually exist? Is it possible for Christianity and liberalism to co-exist? Questions like this, when asked, may sound like they are meant in jest.  But actually, they are not meant to be funny at all. In reality, the question reflects a quiet serious inquiry. And furthermore, the…

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Christians are the world’s most persecuted people

One woman, at least, is safe. Throughout much of her pregnancy, she had been in prison in Khartoum, capital of the Republic Sudan, living with the dread expectation that she would be hanged once her baby was born. Her crime was that she had married a Christian and been accused by the authorities of apostasy,…

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Chinese Police Remove Cross From Church Steeple

Amid a crackdown on religion in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, hundreds of Chinese police removed a cross from the steeple of a church in the coastal region on Monday, reports the Associated Press. The police apparently told the Longgang Huai En Church that its 10-foot-tall red cross exceeded building height limits and thus used a…

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Cross Burned in Front of TN Church

A burned cross was found Tuesday morning at a Baptist church in Tennessee. A church member of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church reported the fire and police were called to the scene at the mostly black church. Sgt. Charles Gill, of the Clarksville Police Department, said the incident was a hate crime. There are…

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New Film Tells the Story of Sudan’s ‘Lost Boys’

“The ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan are a generation that was displaced. They lost their homes and families in the war between Sudan’s Arab Islamic government against the Christians, animists, and black Africans in the South. More than 2 million people have died as the war has dragged on for 17 years.” Now their story is…

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