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A recent state-run media piece announced that the great Middle Kingdom is working on new ways of keeping Christianity Communist Party-friendly. The Diplomat has written previously about Christianity’s growing numbers and China’s occasional Christian crackdowns. While growing numbers of Christians present a problem for the Party, the CCP’s solutions remain the same. The man at…

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Driscoll

Hoping that “the name of Christ will not continue to be dishonored,” the Acts 29 church planting network founded by Mark Driscoll has removed the Seattle pastor and his Mars Hill megachurch from membership. “It is our conviction that the nature of the accusations against Mark, most of which have been confirmed by him, make…

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U.S. Soldiers Celebrate Thanksgiving In Iraq

You wouldn’t think saying grace out loud at a restaurant would make people angry. Then again, in this day and age maybe you would. Nevertheless, at least one Christian business owner is so committed to public prayer that it is giving a discount to diners who pray over their meals. That restaurant is Mary’s Gourmet…

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Driscoll

It’s not easy being a celebrity pastor these days with that pesky Internet around. Consider the struggles of Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Faced with mounting accusations circulating online –plagiarism, misusing church funds to prop book sales, silencing anyone in his church with the temerity to question him — Driscoll has urged…

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copot

In most political commentary, libertarians and liberal advocates of an expanded role for government are considered to be on the opposite sides of the political spectrum. Libertarians oppose increased government revenues as an assault on personal freedom, while the people they deride as “big government” supporters argue that these revenues are needed if government is…

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wallet

Many people, even those who are not atheists, claim that the fear of God is a dubious attitude. Humans are better if they are innately virtuous, we like to think. I’ve seen this story portray a person as super-virtuous. But I think her attitude actually shows why the fear of God was present and why…

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bibi

As a number of former senior Israeli officials pointed out in the course of Operation Protective Edge,  Jerusalem had only two possible strategic options to choose from as it entered this fight. The first involved seeking to inflict serious damage on Hamas’s military capabilities in an operation limited in scope. The goal of such a…

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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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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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