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A Vatican report issued Monday (Oct. 13) demonstrates what observers described as a dramatic shift — even an “earthquake” — regarding homosexuals, asking if the Roman Catholic Church can value “their sexual orientation, without compromising” its teachings. The report, delivered in Pope Francis’ presence halfway through a two-week meeting of nearly 200 bishops at the…

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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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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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sturm

Former Flyleaf front woman Lacey Sturm opened up this week about her journey to finding God, including her days as a suicidal drug user desperate for faith and purpose. The singer is preparing for the release of her book The Reason: How I Discovered A Life Worth Living on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Sturm was compelled…

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rapture

“Left Behind” comes out this week, an apocalyptic thriller starring Nicolas Cage. Based on the best-selling book series, the movie revolves around “the rapture”: a belief that one day all Christians will suddenly vanish, disappearing from the earth to go be with God, while the world they “left behind” plunges into apocalyptic destruction. Americans may…

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religion

A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture. Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that think religion is losing influence in American life has increased dramatically. In 2002, 52 percent of those surveyed said religion is losing influence. In 2014,…

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mumford

It seems to be a growing trend—people who claim to love Jesus but don’t want to call themselves Christians. The latest to stake a claim for not staking a claim is Marcus Mumford, the front man of the wildly popular Mumford & Sons, whose Christian-themed lyrics have been a source of fascination to believers and…

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eaglescout

Bruce Weatherly’s Eagle Scout rank means more to him than prestige, resumé fodder, or a chance to get a college scholarship. For the 18-year-old, reaching Eagle was about honoring his father’s memory. His outdoorsy, rock-climbing, woods-hiking, and kayaking father died in 2009. Bruce’s mother Lauri Weatherly wanted her sons still to experience male leadership: “Boy…

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asu

In a huge win for religious freedom, Arkansas State University conceded that it made a grievous constitutional error when it ordered its football players to remove a memorial sticker of a cross from their helmets. Earlier this week American Family Association sent an Action Alert to its more than 1 million friends and supporters, encouraging…

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euthanasia

Physician-assisted suicide, much like abortion and same-sex marriage, has become something of a cultural bellwether. Support for the right to end your own life indicates that you are a progressive-minded, compassionate person sensitive to the unique feelings and experiences of individuals facing terminal illness or chronic pain. It means you value the right of self-determination,…

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ali

A campus appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the outspoken Muslim-turned-atheist activist, is being challenged again, this time at Yale University where she is scheduled to speak Monday night (Sept. 15). A campus appearance by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the outspoken Muslim-turned-atheist activist, is being challenged again, this time at Yale University where she is scheduled to…

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Wayward

The year of faith-based films continues with the upcoming release of “Wayward: The Prodigal Son” – based on the popular biblical parable of a lost child returning home. The film “tells the story of Tyler McMillan, a pampered rich kid who gets it all and almost loses everything, including his own life,” a press release…

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pledge

Sit down and shut up. That’s the message of a campaign launched Monday (Sept. 8) by the American Humanist Association, asking Americans to refrain from standing and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance until Congress removes the phrase “under God.” The 29,000-member humanist activist group, which also advocates on First Amendment issues, holds that the phrase…

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marriage

Ever wish you had the answers to a test before you walked into the classroom? Maybe some of you did have the answers, but you better keep that to yourself. If you spent time in college, you remember review days where the professor would give some insights about the impending test. Miss review day, and…

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Bible

How exactly does the Bible—an ancient book written thousands of years ago—reveal God’s way to people today? There are several key questions we must ask, the answers to which reveal to us the way. Here they are: 1. Is there a command to obey? The Bible is filled with divine commands for you and me…

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chain

I love the Church. I have given my life to the Church. I believe in the Church because I believe the King reigns over everything. There is a lot to be praised and celebrated when it comes to the Church and Christian culture. There is another side though. We have bought some lies. These lies…

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