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Category: Ethics

abortion

Two pro-life research groups announced Thursday on Capitol Hill that they’ve launched a new website designed to help healthcare consumers figure out which Obamacare plans include surcharges that will go directly toward funding abortions. Troubled by the federal and state health exchanges’ “lack of transparency” when it comes to which Obamacare plans require paying for…

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confessing

During the days of Nazi Germany there arose a Confessing Church movement that rose against the German Church movement, which became the religious arm of the Fascist Nazi Socialist movement. Of the 18,000 pastors in Germany during that time (from 1933 to 1945), less than 5,000 were aligned with the Confessing Church. Hence, only a…

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books

There’s no shortage of great new books to fill your fall reading list, but every once and a while, it’s good to throw in a few classics. Here’s a look at nine of our favorites that—even if you’ve read them before—are worth revisiting again soon. Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan If you haven’t picked up…

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mbc

Myron Guiler wept. I held the telephone receiver in my hand and listened as the Ohio pastor became overwhelmed with emotion. “It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “I can’t stand to see these 120 children go. It’s my heart. I’ve poured my life into it.” Guiler is the president of Marietta Bible College, a small unaccredited school…

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manson

Many were shocked to learn recently that infamous mass murderer Charles Manson was issued a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. Manson and several of his followers were convicted in the horrific 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate, 26, wife of director Roman Polanski; celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35;…

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moore

The Southern Baptist Convention’s lead ethicist told international religious leaders Tuesday (Nov. 18) at the Vatican they should defend man-woman marriage for the common good, but Christians also must champion it for the sake of the Gospel. Russell D. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), provided an evangelical Protestant viewpoint on…

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flag

“In an average week, one-in-five Americans share their religious faith online, about the same percentage that tune in to religious talk radio, watch religious TV programs or listen to Christian rock music. And nearly half of U.S. adults see someone else share their religious faith online in a typical week.” That’s the opening paragraph of…

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wwi

In The Great and Holy War, Philip Jenkins helps us to see a familiar topic from a different angle.  He explores the role of religion, public and personal, during the years of World War I.  What emerge from his study are new insights into the way religious consciousness changed during the twentieth century and how…

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bible

The wounds of a friend are faithful. I regard Martin Saunders as a ‘friend’ and therefore his article as faithful. It wounded. And then some. According to Martin my article on Steve Chalke’s latest attack on Evangelical Christianity was rude, discourteous, ungracious, unloving and not nice. Ouch! I accept of course that that sometimes happens…

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benham

When Christian leaders scramble to make material “relevant” to millennials, they not only miss the point, they fail to be true to biblical teaching, David Benham told Christian Examiner. Believers should focus on being “resistant” to the things of the world, instead of being “relevant” to the world – said one of the popular Benham…

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Saving

A new movie slated to open in theaters on November 14 seeks to keep the Christmas holiday message rooted in Scripture. Kirk Cameron, star of Fireproof and Unstoppable, returns to theaters with his newest film, Saving Christmas. In the film, Kirk is all set to enjoy his sister’s annual Christmas party until he realizes the…

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