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huck

If the GOP wants to hang onto former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the party needs to “find Jesus soon” and oppose gay marriage more aggressively, the former presidential candidate suggested Tuesday. In an interview with the American Family Association’s radio show, Huckabee said he was “utterly exasperated” with Republicans for failing to stand up for…

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green-bible

Construction has begun on the “Museum of the Bible,” which is set to open in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2017. Last week Steve Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby, and his wife Jackie hosted a gala event at the Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma City in order to share their vision for the museum.…

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Boko

Christian pastor Rotimi Obajimi has escaped from terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria after nearly 10 months in captivity and has been brought back to his church, reports said. “We were so amazed to see him because we have been praying earnestly for a long time trusting Jesus that He would surely come back, but…

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jethro

Many in national leadership have proven without a doubt to be incompetent. On Nov. 4, they must be replaced by principled, qualified leaders in the House, Senate and many local elections. It is the responsibility and privilege of every eligible American to vote. It  certainly is the responsibility of Christians who claim to know a…

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horton

Sometimes you can tell quite a bit about a book from its cover. On the outside, Michael Horton’s Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World (Zondervan) looks a lot like David Platt’s bestseller Radical, and that’s no accident. Horton, editor of Modern Reformation magazine, a founding figure behind the White Horse Inn’s teaching ministry,…

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worship

What a refreshing piece there is on Time magazine’s website. It’s about the meeting on the family that has begun in Rome. Elizabeth Dias notes that this synod is about much more than politics or disagreements or clever ideas: something more is happening as bishops gather for the first major doctrinal and pastoral summit of…

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steeple

Liberalism seems to have an irrational animus against Christianity. Consider these two stories highlighted in the last week by conservative Christian blogger Rod Dreher. Item 1: In a widely discussed essay in Slate, author Brian Palmer writes about the prevalence of missionary doctors and nurses in Africa and their crucial role in treating those suffering…

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vegas

The marriage licenses are already gender-neutral. Chapel photographers have been practicing shooting two brides wearing white gowns. And an ordained Elvis will be waiting at the end of the aisle. Las Vegas, the land of wedding chapels, is ready for gay weddings. Nevada and Idaho joined the growing number of states where same-sex marriage is…

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supreme court Bible

The Supreme Court refused to get involved in the national debate over same-sex marriage on Monday (Oct. 6), leaving intact lower court rulings that will legalize the practice in 11 additional states. The unexpected decision by the justices, announced without further explanation, immediately affects five states in which federal appeals courts had struck down bans…

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collapsingchurch

It was your standard after church, five sandwiches and two chicken wings luncheon. I had enjoyed preaching and worshipping with the sisters and brothers in a wonderful church in the heart of darkest Englandshire, and gratefully accepted the invitation to stay on for the after service grub. As I sat beside a normal looking middle-aged…

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franklingraham

The president recently asked for prayer as he faces the complex and dangerous challenges of leading our country in such tumultuous times. His request was a pointed reminder to me that I should be praying for our president and our leaders every day—not to get something from them—but simply in obedience to the Scriptures. I…

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jefferson

Before his death on July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson left explicit instructions on what the epitaph on his tombstone should read: “Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom, & Father of the University of Virginia.” Yet within a few years after his…

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