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Pastors don’t preach against abortion for the same reason people procure abortions: fear, shame, and a lack of faith. Transcript: Just a few days ago, a fairly well known pastor in a conservative, Presbyterian denomination found himself in hot water when he confessed that he didn’t think the pulpit was an appropriate place to preach…

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New Jersey, consistently one of the most affluent states in the country, has slipped a bit in a new ranking of the rich. The Garden State fell from second to third in millionaire households per capita, according to a ranking released today by Phoenix Marketing International. New Jersey lost roughly 10,000 millionaire households, but those affluent families who…

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The “Director of Civil and Human Rights” for the United Methodist Church, Bill Mefford, posted a picture to Twitter yesterday mocking the prolife marchers. Mefford, who works for the church’s lobby arm, the General Board of Church and Society, ridiculed the marchers by posting a picture of himself standing before them with a sign saying…

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People around the world are being persecuted and killed for their beliefs. Wars are raging. Millions are living in poverty. Hearing about these things, we often find ourselves asking the question—sometimes out loud, sometimes just in our heads—”Where is God in all this?” It’s a question that believers have struggled with for centuries, and it’s…

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John Ensor, president of Passion Life Ministries, recently sat down with Christian Hip Hop artist Lecrae and John Piper to discuss abortion and racism, as we mark Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (January 18) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 19). This is a compelling discussion about the story behind Lecrae’s song “Good, Bad, Ugly,”…

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The evangelical pro-life movement began quietly, I would, suggest in 1975, two years after Roe v. Wade, when Dr. Harold O.J. Brown, working with C. Everett Koop, opened the Christian Action Council. What woke the evangelical conscience, however, was Francis Schaeffer, also with Dr. Koop, releasing a video, Whatever Happened to the Human Race, in 1979. Over…

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Something pure (ἁγνός hagnos) is set apart or holy; such a thing is “free from ceremonial defilement.” This word indicates two main things about Christ-honoring art: it should not glory in sin, and it should not be tainted by unbiblical worldviews. Most Christians think that holiness in art can be achieved superficially. As in, if…

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witness

Often, testimonies within the church go something like this: 1. I thought I was a Christian, but…. 2. God did [blank] in my life… 3. …And now I’m at this amazing place and I’m not struggling anymore at all! Evangelical Christians have developed a rather confusing habit when it comes to sharing testimonies. We have…

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Atlanta’s Kelvin Cochran may be a firefighter, but he’s not fireproof, as the latest controversy shows. Despite a long and distinguished career (including a stint as the U.S. Fire Administrator), Chief Cochran is at the center of an explosive debate over free speech on the job after the city suspended him for allegedly handing out…

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Piedmont

A small Alabama town’s Christmas parade had the best attendance in years, even though it had to officially change its theme proclaiming faith in Jesus Christ because of a letter from a left-wing atheist organization. The City of Piedmont, Alabama, located roughly 15 miles west of the the Alabama/Georgia state line, was set to host…

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Without fail, every year, Christmas is the time of year I’ve seen the most non-Christians open up to the idea of Jesus and church than any other time of year. The Christmas season is a wonderful time for Christians to share their faith with friends and family who they may not see very often and…

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Red-Tent

Anita Diamant’s bestselling novel “The Red Tent” has been a book club favorite for nearly a decade. Now the book, based on the biblical story of Dinah, will air on television in a two-part miniseries on Lifetime beginning Sunday. Based on the novel, the miniseries is a first-person account of Dinah (played by Rebecca Ferguson),…

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God has come to the human race many times and in many ways. He came to form Adam from the dust, and he came walking in the garden after Adam sinned. He came to deliver Israel from Egypt, descended on Sinai to give the Law, and led Israel through the wilderness into the land. He…

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When you hear the phrase Bible study, you instantly think of a group of people talking about religion inside of their church. Well for the young adults at St. Peters Catholic Church in Columbia, they’re Bible study isn’t in the church, and for them, they say it’s a way to better reach others and spread…

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