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Evangelism in the field: Former NFL pro visits schools & corrections

Devin Wyman was 19, 6-foot-7 and 300 pounds when he was arrested for dealing drugs in Palo Alto, Calif. He’d been saying for years he’d be on television, but he’d meant for his football prowess. Instead, his arrest was covered by local news stations. Today the ex-con who went on to become a defensive tackle…

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Is global warming worry cooling down?

With many Democrats ramping up their campaigns, touting ‘climate change’ as a centerpiece in their election bids, one declaration from the Heartland Institute couldn’t have come at a worse time. According to the think tank out of Chicago, Illinois, the environmentalist alarmism — sending many Americans into frenzies to buy Green and fund multi-billion-dollar environmental…

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New figures reveal massive decline in religious affiliation

In five decades, the number of people with no religion in Britain has grown from just 3 per cent of the population to nearly half, according to a new survey. Among adults aged under 25, nearly two-thirds define themselves as “nones”, or people with no religious affiliation. The findings present an enormous challenge for the…

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Is Reality TV to Blame for Divorce?

Over the past eight years, Jenifer and I have had the honor of having more than 500 couples come through our Marriage Prep Workshops. Investing in these young, teachable couples is perhaps our all-time favorite thing to do in ministry. Several times a year, we set up a booth at a local bridal expo to…

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Houston sermon subpoenas unite Baptists

The city of Houston has managed to unite Baptists divided on other issues to speak with one voice on an application of their shared belief in religious freedom — that the government should not subpoena sermons. Baptists on both sides of a divide from the days of the conservative resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention…

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Running Toward the Plague: Christians and Ebola

Between 250 and 270 A.D. a terrible plague, believed to be measles or smallpox, devastated the Roman Empire. At the height of what came to be known as the Plague of Cyprian, after the bishop St. Cyprian who chronicled what was happening, 5,000 people died every day in Rome alone. The plague coincided with the…

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Showing Grace in the Era of Cultural Outrage

There’s a good chance that at this very moment, someone is saying something you will find outrageous. There’s also a good chance someone else is experiencing a moment they wish they could have back, and are doing or saying something that will haunt them for the rest of their life. On any given day in…

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Cruz decries Houston’s religious liberty assault

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz held a quickly arranged press conference, 11:15 this morning, in Houston’s First Baptist Church located in North Houston. Cruz, who attends First Baptist, addressed dozens of pastors, various politicians and the local media, along with some interested community members, regarding the city’s recent subpoena requiring a number of local pastors to…

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The Bible term most misused by Christians today

A few years ago, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight had grown irritated with the overuse and misapplication of the word “Gospel” by many Christians. He gave a lecture on the matter entitled, “Did Jesus Preach the Gospel?” in which he said, “When all words mean the same thing, no words mean anything. When the “Gospel,”…

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ISIS Destroying Biblical Archaeology in Middle East

At a time when many archaeological sites and antiquities throughout the Middle East are being looted and destroyed, the City of David Foundation, in September, hosted its annual conference to enable the general public to experience some of the most important archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem in recent years. A special portion of this year’s conference…

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Carrie Underwood Shares Christian Faith With New Single

Carrie Underwood has never shied away from publicly expressing her deep Christian faith, and her new song, ‘Something in the Water,’ is a perfect example. The song talks about the importance of baptism and conversion as means to changing your life: “There’s somebody saying what I’m saying to you / Opened my eyes and told…

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Why ordinary Christians must speak up

When you live in a small town with a major employment base being the school district, you’re not particularly popular when you speak against the party line. But since the friends you make by constantly agreeing with others aren’t real friends, I had no problem writing a letter to the editor against a $20 million…

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