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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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Kelvin-Cochran

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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nativity

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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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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asia

It’s a splendid Sydney Sunday as Senior Pastor Jun Seck Ra greets the early morning churchgoers with his genial smile. Today’s a special day. Dami Im, winner of reality talent show X Factor will be gracing the congregation with her gospel voice. 800 people are expected at that service, the third service of the day.…

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gospel

For the last several years, Christian leaders have been asking, “What’s wrong with us and our message today? Why do so many people have such a negative view of the Church?” But are those the right questions to ask? Should we expect the gospel to be popular with the world? On the one hand, it’s…

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bell

Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was captured in books with names such as “Velvet Elvis” and “Sex God.” In 2011, his book “Love Wins” pushed the evangelical envelope on the nature of heaven, hell and salvation. Many dismissed…

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youngadults

Despite all the fear driven presentations you’ve heard, not every young person is walking out of the church the moment they finish high school and never coming back. Here’s what you need to know. The young adults who do drop out of church often lack a first-hand faith—a faith of their own—and a relationship with…

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Those who argue that Christians shouldn’t be involved in politics or that faith should be kept separate from public policy either misunderstand, disregard, or reject historical facts that explain Biblical Christianity’s influence on America’s existence. In fact, Christianity has influenced the western world more than any other faith or ideology. The western world orders time…

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shhhh

In modern culture, it almost seems like silence is extinct. We have given noise our consent to fill every moment of life. Alarms begin the day, and soft ballads sounding from our speakers call it to a close. Even in those “silent prayers” at church, an acoustic instrument strums in the background to keep us…

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cameron

Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas” was released in a limited engagement on November 14, but publicity from Cameron’s social media campaigns have led to the film’s extension. The actor and producer has relentlessly promoted “Saving Christmas” on his Facebook page, and encourages his nearly two million followers to do the same. His persistence has paid off,…

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Thanksgiving

In the South Sea Islands there is an interesting religious movement known as the Cargo Cult. It arose as a native response to the arrival of Europeans laden with the rich fruits of their culture–tools, furniture, clothing, a dazzling cornucopia of goods. The islanders, seeing the lavish beneficence of the Western gods, abandoned their own…

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natural

The debate between science and religion has reached a glowering standstill. Christianity’s defenders seek to poke holes in the logic of and evidence for evolutionary materialism, even as Darwinian scientists altogether refuse to acknowledge that there is a debate. The New Atheists, meanwhile, a confederation of atheism’s most eloquent popularizers, have convinced their many readers…

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syrian

Outgoing artillery shook St Elias church as the priest reached the end of the Lord’s Prayer. The small congregation kept their eyes on the pulpit, kneeling when required and trying to ignore the regular thuds that rattled the stained glass windows above them. Home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, the…

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