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Category: Church

art

The church was once the workshop for the greatest art the world has ever known. Past tense. Wander through an ancient cathedral. Rest in front of a Renaissance painting. Listen to a 19th century hymn. All of these are amazing feats of art inspired from a desire to lead creation toward its Creator. Where are…

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liotta

New in theaters is the faith based movie The Identical, starring well-known Hollywood actors Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green and Joe Pantoliano, as well as musician-turned-actor Blake Rayne, who was interviewed separately. It’s a period drama centered on a young man with incredible musical talent who has an identical rock-star brother he doesn’t know.…

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ip6

In a packed auditorium in California a congregation is forming. It is a sacred space. People wait in anticipation for the latest revelation from their leader. Many have travelled long distances and famous faces line the congregation as well as the stage. Today’s sermon is delivered, without notes, with energy and enthusiasm. The congregation is…

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rice

The country collectively winced as we watched an NFL running back punch his fiancee in the face on an elevator, captured by security video. The horror in the country crossed all the usual ideological and political divisions. Consciences intuitively knew this was wrong and shocking. The video brought to light for many Americans what every…

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marriage

Ever wish you had the answers to a test before you walked into the classroom? Maybe some of you did have the answers, but you better keep that to yourself. If you spent time in college, you remember review days where the professor would give some insights about the impending test. Miss review day, and…

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cuba

Cuba’s communist government has increased its oppression of religious institutions, according to a Christian watchdog group, with reports of religious liberty violations almost doubling in the last six months. According to a new report from Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), there were 170 religious freedom violations from the start of 2014 through mid-July. In 2013, there…

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osteen

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us,” wrote A.W. Tozer over half a century ago in chapter one of his book, The Knowledge of the Holy. A right view of God is necessary not only for systematic theology but also for practical Christian living. But…

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While supporters of traditional marriage are often presented as driven by emotion and religiosity and supporters of same-sex marriage are often presented as voices of rationality and reason, the reality is quite different. Traditional marriage supporters have presented a view, complete with foundational principles, for state recognition of conjugal marriage while same-sex marriage supporters have…

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farris

Longtime homeschool attorney and advocate Michael P. Farris, who founded the Home School Legal Defense Association in 1983 and founded Patrick Henry College in 2000, issued a public statement Wednesday distancing himself from “patriarchy.” Specifically, he criticized the teachings of two leaders formerly popular among homeschoolers, Doug Phillips and Bill Gothard, who both recently stepped…

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platt

Southern Baptists must boldly proclaim the Gospel as they fight for religious freedom in the United States and globally, David Platt said in an interview conducted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Platt, newly elected International Mission Board president, participated in an interview with Dan Darling, vice president of communications for the…

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chain

I love the Church. I have given my life to the Church. I believe in the Church because I believe the King reigns over everything. There is a lot to be praised and celebrated when it comes to the Church and Christian culture. There is another side though. We have bought some lies. These lies…

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mega

There is a myth of church success in America that says, “The bigger the building, the bigger the budget, the bigger the attendance, the more successful you are.” In the sight of man, this might equal success. But in the sight of God, it may have nothing to do with success. In fact, it might…

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