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Henrie

Television writer and actor David Henrie discussed his Christian faith and how he maintains strong values in an interview published Monday. Henrie said that he has not succumbed to the lifestyle perpetuated by Hollywood, and credits God and his family for keeping him on track. The 25-year-old actor has been in the entertainment industry since…

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rhodes

Criticized for ignoring a genocide of Christians in Iraq, the White House arranged a meeting Thursday of a top adviser to President Obama with representatives of Iraqi and Assyrian Christians. The White House said that during the meeting, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes “condemned the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) ongoing…

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left-behind

Several months before “Left Behind” opens in theaters, a prominent Christian philosopher is reminding the American church that the movie’s claims about the rapture are false. “This doctrine is not really found in the book of Revelation. If you read the book of Revelation, you won’t find any mention of the rapture there,” said William…

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bloodmoney

Mark Olson, a former liberal activist, has published research demonstrating the devastating economic impact abortion-on-demand has had on the American economy. Olson’s research finds that more than $16 trillion in federal revenue, roughly the size of our national debt, has been lost due to abortion. “The figure of 55 million persons aborted, typically reported by…

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divorce

If I asked you to name the “hot button” social issues of concern to Christians, you’d probably cite abortion and gay marriage right away. Of course, the coarse and hyper-sexualized nature of popular culture might also come to mind. But what probably wouldn’t come to mind is the high incidence of divorce. Given the clear…

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graham

The head of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Rev Franklin Graham declares that, “Heaven is not for cowards!” He also called for Christians to stand up for their biblical values despite social opposition in a recent interview with Decision magazine. He commented: “Christians cannot ignore parts of God’s World because they are…

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Voodoo

I just returned from some street ministry in the voodoo capital of America, New Orleans. I couldn’t help but notice some similarities between Bourbon Street and Voodoo Christianity. Voodoo–Based on unrealistic or delusive assumptions: Deceptive or delusive nonsense. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he…

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wealth

Through much of the post-war period in the West, the formation of economic policy was dominated by Keynesian activism on the part of governments seeking an increasing role in providing public services, reducing material poverty, and reshaping income redistribution. In the United States, President John F. Kennedy launched the New Frontier program and his successor,…

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truth

One of the primary critiques of religion popular among New Atheists and secularists generally is that it is arrogant and close-minded for any group to claim a monopoly on truth. The idea that a divine creator had a plan and ordered things a certain way, that he (or she, or it) revealed the Truth to…

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Israel

Unless one has lived in a cave with no access to any type of internet, television, radio, or print journalism, then one probably knows that there are currently problems in Israel. Actually, to say there are problems may be putting it too mildly.  The Palestinians, spurred on by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Hamas,…

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Jonah

“Nineveh city was a city of sin. The jazzin’ and a-jivin’ made a terrible din.” So starts Michael Hurd’s Jonah-Man Jazz, the Sixties incarnation of a long artistic tradition of celebrating the biblical Nineveh as a city of loose living. Sure, God sends the lugubrious Jonah to threaten the city with destruction if it doesn’t…

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puzzle

Can such a thing as a “liberal Christian” actually exist? Is it possible for Christianity and liberalism to co-exist? Questions like this, when asked, may sound like they are meant in jest.  But actually, they are not meant to be funny at all. In reality, the question reflects a quiet serious inquiry. And furthermore, the…

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