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When I was in high school, I learned about this practice of many evangelical Christians called quiet times. Quiet times didn’t only involve an absence of distracting noise, but also a Bible and a journal and maybe a book about something spiritual. I read through the New Testament during my quiet times one summer. I…

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My grandmother used to go to sleep at night listening to Larry King on the radio. He certainly has a knack for attracting interesting guests and drawing out what’s in their heart—and discussing Jesus with the likes of Billy Graham, Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen. That’s one reason why I was so disturbed when I…

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When Jackie sent an email to her church asking about its post-abortion recovery group, she used an alias and created a new account to hide her identity. Even now, 11 years after her abortion, and after sharing her story to dozens of other women, Jackie asked me not to use her real name. She still…

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The words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21-23 are often quoted, but commonly misapplied. In this familiar passage our Lord declared, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that…

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Much ink has been spilled and many words have been typed about shallow approaches to youth ministry and their damaging effect on young people’s engagement with Christ and the local church as they enter adulthood. There are valuable critiques; I’ve issued many of them. Youth pastors, directors, and workers need to be constantly called back…

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I’m not referring to all churches collectively in this article, but to the large majority who have drifted away from God. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition. With rapid fire changes within a culture saturated…

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Indian Jesuit priest Alexis Prem Kumar who was kidnapped in June 2014 in southern Afghanistan was released and reached New Delhi on Feb. 22 with the intervention of the Indian government. “Delighted at securing the release of Indian Jesuit priest Father Alexis Prem Kumar from captivity in Afghanistan,” tweeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in…

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If “love is love” and “everyone should have the right to marry the one they love,” then why can’t any number of people come together in “marriage”? On Valentine’s Day, three men in Thailand were “married,” and immediately, they became an Internet sensation. As reported on gaystarnews.com, when Joke, Bell and Art posted their “wedding” pictures…

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University of Scranton employee insurance plans will no longer cover abortions in cases of rape, incest or life-threatening pregnancies under a plan that the Jesuit school says is consistent with Catholic doctrine. But the Pennsylvania university’s faculty union, which represents about 300 of its 940 full-time employees, says members must first approve any changes to…

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The John Locke Foundation just published its First In Freedom Index, a report that compares and ranks the relative freedom of all fifty states. The North Carolina-based think tank says it has an institutional commitment to “individual liberty and limited, constitutional government,” weighed four different variables to compile the rankings. The most significant consideration was fiscal policy, which measures taxes and…

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