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Tullian Tchividjian: Politics and Evangelicalism don’t mix

Florida megachurch pastor Tullian Tchividjian has said that the increasing association between evangelical Christianity and the religious right has had a negative effect. In an interview published Friday, Tchividjian warned against bonding political views with religion. “I think the impression that most non-evangelicals have is that [evangelicalism is] a political movement — it’s a culturally…

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Propaganda: Youth Attracted to Authentic Christian Leaders

Rapper and spoken word artist Propaganda says current church leaders demonstrate their authenticity in ways that preachers of previous generations never did, and are beginning to attract a wave of young unbelievers in the process. “I think it has a lot to do with authenticity because what we’re finding now is that there are dudes…

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Living the Golden Rule

The political atmosphere at this moment in history in the United States, and around the world, is a tumultuous one. As tensions mount in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, foreign policy within American politics is being more hotly debated than it has in the last few years. We’re at a place in the American…

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Tony Dungy’s ‘Gay Player’ Comments Put Him in Hot Water

NFL television analyst and former coach Tony Dungy backed off on Tuesday from comments he “wouldn’t want to deal with” the diversions arising from drafting the league’s first openly gay player, saying he was referring to media attention surrounding such a move. Dungy, who was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts when they won the…

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How Christianity Shapes Louisville’s Coffee Culture

This story comes from Matthew Huested, the co-founder of Sunergos. He tells the story when someone says a church, not Huested, owns Sunergos, or when they say his employees are all Baptists bent on converting customers. It’s a persistent rumor, largely unique to this city. It might be inspired by the prayer meetings customers frequently…

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Hinduism is Arizona’s second-largest religion

The converted church sits in a quiet Tempe neighborhood just off U.S. 60. The outside looks much like any church, but inside is an enormous statue of Vishnu and the lesser gods and goddesses of the Hindu faith. Four Hindu priests live in or near the the Sri Venkata Krishna Kshetra temple and provide religious…

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Biblical prophet Jonah’s grave dug up by ISIS members

In a disturbing wave of violence in Mosul this month, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist group destroyed churches, monasteries, and statues, and disturbed the grave of the biblical prophet Jonah. A video posted on YouTube July 9 shows a tomb being destroyed with a sledgehammer, and Nineveh officials said the grave…

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Could This Movement Spark the Next Great Awakening?

America has experienced at least two Great Awakenings in its spiritual history. But in a time when so many feel another is desperately needed, what can spark it? Many Christians are hoping that a massive spiritual assault they’ve launched on Washington, D.C., will be that spark. They’ve come by the thousands for “Celebrate America,” a…

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The Deception That’s Coming Like a Flood

Americans are foolishly being led by Judas goats as lambs to the slaughter—away from God’s wisdom and the protective hedge of His Word. Many Americans and national leaders have foolishly and blatantly rejected the wisdom that comes from God alone. The enemy of truth and freedom has come against our once-great nation like a flood.…

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Atheist Group Withdraws Support from Gay Rights Bill

An atheist advocacy group has become the latest organization to drop its endorsement of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because of concerns over the religious exemption. The legislation, meant as a federal measure to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, allows religious organizations, including colleges, churches, hospitals, and faith-based organizations, to…

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Interfaith leaders launch daylong unity fast for Mideast peace

While the violence escalates in Israel and Gaza, a movement is taking hold that unites Jews, Muslims and others in a campaign for peace. In the face of escalating violence in Israel and Gaza, Jews, Muslims and others are planning a daylong fast on July 15, 2014, in support of peace in the region. On…

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