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I am absolutely convinced that the only way we are going to achieve any semblance of a genuine solution to our country’s ills is to resurrect patriot pulpits and liberty churches. There is no other solution. The Republican Party is just as much a part of the problem as is the Democrat Party. Conservatives are…

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deliver-us

There is an old joke that goes something like, “Can a Christian have a demon?” The answer of course is “Why would you want one?” A similar question, “Can a horror story be redemptive?” will be asked regarding the new thriller/horror movie, “Deliver Us from Evil.” The answer here is “Yes.” Scott Derrickson, the writer…

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carson

Ben Carson is holding no punches on the abortion interview. In an interview with DoveTV’s Perry Atkinson, Carson was asked what he thought about the hot-button issue—specifically, if solving it would solve the rest of America’s spiritual problems to an extent. “It’s interesting that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations ‘heathen’ because of…

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Old blessing

If Jesus returned today, which form of government would He choose? Democracy? Would He “get out the vote,” give “power to the people,” or lead a popular uprising? Communism? Would Christ redistribute wealth and bar social classes, leading a commune that shares everything? Perhaps a monarchy? Would He rule as a king and take supreme…

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hkdemo

About half a million people marched through downtown Hong Kong Tuesday with a message for Beijing: We won’t accept sham democracy. The high turnout reflects anger that China’s central government is backtracking on its promise to hold a free and fair election for the city’s chief executive in 2017. Tuesday’s rally followed a 10-day unofficial…

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The idea of freedom of religion, enshrined in the First Amendment, is now under serious attack on college campuses by political correctness At Bowdoin College in Maine, the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship, which has existed for 40 years, will no longer be recognized by the college. According to The New York Times, “…the college has disabled…

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tlc

On June 2, 2013, Allen and Janice Speegle held a family meeting with their two daughters and their families. Allen and Janice had been pastoring a church near Orlando, Fla. for more than 20 years. They’d been mentoring their oldest daughter, Jill, and her husband Rod to eventually take their place at the church, which…

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mosul

Last Sunday, for the first time in 1600 years, no mass was celebrated in Mosul. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized Iraq’s second largest city on June 10, causing most Christians in the region to flee in terror, in new kinship with the torment of Christ crucified on the cross. The remnant…

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Americans are losing confidence in all three branches of government, as confidence in the Supreme Court and Congress has dropped to record lows and the White House has hit a six-year dip, according to a new poll. In a Gallup poll released Monday, 30 percent of Americans expressed confidence in the Supreme Court, 7 percent…

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lobby

In a 5 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government cannot require companies like Hobby Lobby to provide potentially abortifacient contraceptives to their employees in violation of their owners’ religious beliefs. Instead, the government has to offer Hobby Lobby and other similar companies the same accommodations it has already given to…

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Iraq Easter

For most Westerners, Iraq is a foreboding and dangerous place that is filled with extremists and daily violence. Yet as little as 75 years ago Iraq was a vibrant country that was home to many different ethnic and religious minorities, including large Jewish and Christian populations. But the latest round of violence spearheaded by the…

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steeples

American Christianity today is largely schismatic and divided. Rod Dreher pinpointed this problem in a recent article, “The Problem of Truth and Triumphalism“: he writes that Christians are fragmented, and often sneering, about their denominational differences and preferences. This division and disdain builds resentment and anger amongst Christians. Rather than experiencing unity, they foster anger…

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