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Category: Ethics

gereke

He was a minister to monsters. That’s what Tim Townsend writes of Henry Gerecke, the unassuming Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherded six of the most notorious Nazis to the gallows in “Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis.” The book is one of a string of new titles…

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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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driscoll

Controversial pastor Mark Driscoll announced Sunday that he would step away from the pulpit for the next six weeks to take time for prayer and spiritual reflection as the Mars Hill Church board reviews complaints against him. Driscoll’s decision was made in response to a myriad of accusations from members of the Seattle-based church, who…

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curtis

Montana State Senator Amanda Curtis (D-76 Dist.) is running for U.S. Senate and will no doubt be trying to run away from her past statements mocking guns, Christianity, the Bible, and the family. She just stepped into the race in place of John Walsh, the Democrat candidate who had to step down amid a plagiarism…

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grieve

Britain is at risk of being “sanitised” of faith because an “aggressive form of secularism” in workplaces and public bodies is forcing Christians to hide their beliefs, a former attorney general has warned. Dominic Grieve said he found it “quite extraordinary” that people were being sacked or disciplined for expressing their beliefs at work. He…

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dust

Many reject the notion that a good segment of our popular culture and of our political class is at war with Christianity. But this is a real war — not a phony one, such as the left’s manufactured “war on women.” This hostility toward Christianity is a global phenomenon. Radical Muslims are targeting, persecuting and,…

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flag

Worry seems to be at an all-time high in America. According to recent polls about 80 percent of Americans think the country is on the wrong track, 59 percent think the American dream is “unachievable” for their children, and 60 percent believe the United States is a nation in decline. Last week, best-selling author Joel…

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legal

Every church and/or organization has a corporate culture with norms, rules and expectations that pressure participants to conform. Some cultures are good and some bad. That being said, there are particular attributes that characterize false religions or become the norm during religious decline in a true faith such as Christianity. For example, “Every religious system…

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isis

There are now reportedly more British Muslims fighting for terror group ISIS than Britain’s military, an issue that some British Muslim leaders have recognized and warned that youngsters are being drawn by the idea that the jihadi sub-culture is “cool.” USA Today reported Thursday that close to 600 British Muslims serve in Britain’s Ministry of…

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prolife

A suburban Cincinnati clinic will stop performing surgical abortions as a result of a 2013 state law that bars agreements to move women needing emergency care to public hospitals, an attorney for the clinic said on Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health had ordered Women’s Med in Sharonville, also known as Lebanon Road Surgery Center,…

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purge

“In five seconds, you will experience anarchy.” So begins the theatrical trailer for The Purge: Anarchy. The horror movie, released July 18, creates a world in which the government lifts every law for a 12-hour period, making all crimes — including murder — legal and suspending all emergency services. After a social media scare in…

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va

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stopped Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, putting on hold a lower court ruling that said the unions could start Thursday. The court stayed a decision by a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which on July 28 agreed with a district…

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