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change_view

Category: Ethics

jackie

Jackie Hill-Perry considers herself not merely an agent of change, but its embodiment as well. A Christian spoken-word poet from Chicago, Ms. Hill-Perry professes to be a former lesbian — a change she ascribes to God. God, she says, “not only changes your affections and your heart, but He gives you new affections that you…

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SundaySchool

My good friend growing up never missed a church service. Many people looked up to her spiritual maturity. To me, she was the definition of godly. Fast forward 10 years—she has walked away from God and has expressed no desire to return. To this day though, there are ribbons, medals and awards still hanging on…

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hood

Any honest conversation about homosexuality in the Southern Baptist Convention must acknowledge a “family secret” of clergy who hide their sexual orientation because of stigma associated with same-sex attraction, a gay-rights activist and SBC seminary graduate said Oct. 27. Jeff Hood, an ordained Southern Baptist minister and 2009 graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in…

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evangelicalism

Most American evangelicals hold views condemned as heretical by some of the most important councils of the early church. A survey released today by LifeWay Research for Ligonier Ministries “reveals a significant level of theological confusion,” said Stephen Nichols, Ligonier’s chief academic officer. Many evangelicals do not have orthodox views about either God or humans,…

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zuzu

If you’ve read the Book of Acts, you’ve read how Saul of Tarsus (aka Paul the apostle) had a life-changing encounter with Jesus. As a zealous Jew, Saul was persecuting fellow Jews who believed that Jesus was the Messiah, and then Jesus appeared to him. Paul tells the story years later, “As I was on…

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wildmon

The president of the American Family Association is urging religious groups in California to fight back against a state mandate forcing them to cover elective abortions in their insurance plans. California’s Department of Managed Health Care has established new regulations that require all insurance plans in the state – even those provided by churches for…

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nick_vujicic

Recognized by millions around the world for his smiling face and inspirational messages, Australian Christian evangelist Nick Vujicic was born with a rare disorder that left him without all four limbs. “People often ask me how I stay positive and where I find the strength to overcome my disabilities? My answer, always, is ‘I pray…

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Secularism

In case you didn’t know it, if you are a conservative Christian, you are just like Boko Haram and ISIS. At least, that’s what the secularists are saying. More absurd still, they actually believe this. Of course, secularism has been waging war against religion for centuries, but more recently, in America and Europe, the rhetoric…

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fowle

An American citizen who was detained in North Korea for nearly six months for allegedly leaving a Bible in a night club has been reunited with his family in Ohio. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was awaiting trial on charges of committing an anti-state crime before North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un ordered his release, the New…

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iranpastor

An Iranian pastor has been sentenced to six years in prison for spreading Christianity in the nation, an act that is believed to be seen by the government as a threat to the Iranian regime. As previously reported, Behnam Irani, who leads the 300-member Church of Iran in Karaj, was initially detained in 2006 while…

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Putin

The world has indeed been turned upside down. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, a career apparatchik in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a loyal agent of the Soviet secret police, the KGB (and head of its successor, the FSB), now not only proclaims himself to be a Christian, but has donned the mantle of…

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vaccine

A pro-life outreach group is ripping President Barack Obama and his administration for endorsing the use of cell lines extracted from aborted babies to develop Ebola vaccines, even though the government conceded that using moral alternatives – such as plant and animal cells – would be just as effective. Already labeled as the “abortion president”…

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