in the Middle East on Brink of Extinction
For two thousand
years, the idea has been unimaginable, but now it seems more likely that
Christians will no longer have a home in the region that gave birth to
their faith. From the beginning of the church to the turn of the 20th century,
Christians were a powerful force from Africa through Palestine and into
Long before Christianity
entered Europe, it was thriving in the Middle East and Asia, according
to Baylor historian Philip Jenkins, Jenkins traces the powerful Middle
Eastern and Asian church from its.... MORE
Met With IRS Union Boss Day Before Tea Party Targeting Began
The White House Visitors
Log reveals that President Barack Obama met with Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) union boss Colleen Kelley on March 31, 2010—the day before the Inspector
General's report says the IRS began its scheme to target tea party and
conservative groups. hermore, Obama appointed Colleen Kelley, president
of the National Treasury Employees Union, to the Federal Salary Council
whose job is to recommend pay raises for IRS and other federal employees
one week after Obama and Democrats suffered historic midterm losses in
Court to Hear Historic Religious Liberty Case
On Monday, the Supreme Court granted
review in what could be the biggest religious liberty victory for Americans
of faith in years.
|David Limbaugh: Obama
Is Not Outraged; He Adores the IRS
So, we are to believe that it is
just a coincidence that tea party groups oppose the Obama administration
and for 27 months, beginning in March 2010, the Internal Revenue Service
didn't approve even one tea party application for tax-exempt status?
of Israel: Despite
Secrecy, Interest Builds Around Mysterious First Temple Find Outside Bethlehem
A mysterious First Temple-era archaeological
find under a Palestinian orchard near Bethlehem is increasingly gaining
attention — despite attempts to keep it quiet.
|Bob Burney: Who's
Responsible in the White House?
Scoff if you like-but it's true.
A paranormal event has escaped the attention of the mainstream media. Not
only is the White House haunted, we know the name of the ghost: It's “Not
Lawlessness Comes From
...We should not be surprised by
the IRS scandal. It was predictable. It is one of the consequences of contempt
Proves Premarital Sex Rewires the Brain
There’s a reason why breaking up
from a sexual relationship is much more emotion- ally painful and much
harder to forget than one that didn’t involve sex.
D Hanson: It
Can Happen Here
...Suddenly in 2013, what was once
sure has become suspect....Does anyone care that five departments of government
are either breaking the law or lying or....
|NY Times: New
Disease For Gay Men?
A new, casually transmittable infection
— a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay
night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa
1981, all over again.
|Pat Buchanan: WHAT
SHOULD AMERICANS DIE FOR?
There is in the U.S.A. today, they
write, "a reluctance to commit American blood."
Many were shocked to learn that
IRS agents actually targeted conservative groups for heightened scrutiny
when making decisions concerning their tax exempt status. Why?
You Mommy For Killing Me!
IRS Counsel Got Jeremiah Wright's Church Out of IRS Probe Before Joining
Reports from the time indicate
the now-chief counsel of the IRS, William Wilkins, helped a church connected
to President Obama’s friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright get out of an IRS probe
in 2008 while working as a private attorney.
Slams Obama for Absence During Benghazi Attack
Donald Rumsfeld slammed Barack Obama
for his handling of the Benghazi tragedy, criticizing him for not even
calling a meeting while Americans were being attacked on Sept 11, 2012
and then opting to campaign in Las Vegas....
Tosses Out Most of Abuse Lawsuit Against Sovereign Grace Ministries
Christian Baker Faces Discrimination Charges for Denying ‘Wedding’ Cake
|Paul Tripp: The
He carried with him the dirty secret
that many pastors carry; the one that is so hard for a "man of faith" to
admit. The dirty secret was that much of what he did was not done out of
faith, but out of fear.
|Dave Kraft: Traits
of a Successful Failure
No one wants to fail. But we all
will at some point. How you can turn failures into lessons for future success.
Owen on Why God Decreed the Fall
It’s a question that every Christian
eventually asks. “Why did God allow the world to go the way it did?” For
believers, and often unbelievers, it doesn’t take much to see....
|Thom Rainer: The
Unspoken Tension Between (Some) Pastors and (Some) Laity
There is a growing tension between
some pastors and some laity in churches across America. It is not pervasive,
but it’s growing. Frankly, I don’t even like the seemingly opposing labels
of pastors and laity. I just don’t know how to describe the groups otherwise.
|Daniel Darling: Why
Going to Church on Sunday Is An Act of War
Okay, so maybe that title is a bit
melodramatic. But I wanted to get your attention, because faithful, weekly
attendance at your local church is important.
|Larry Osborne: The
Myth of Endless Growth
I’ve been told that if a church
isn’t growing, something must be terribly wrong. After all, healthy things
always multiply and grow. But frankly, that’s hogwash.
C. Michael Patton: Twelve
Ways to Prepare Your Children for Times of Doubt
This does not mean that your children
will experience significant doubt, it just means that doubt is a common
issue they will experience in a fallen world.
Great Needs Among God’s People
|Daryll Dash: You
Too Can Write a Blog!
...You should consider blogging,
because it’s really not that hard, and the payoffs are worth it.
Scandal Widens: Agency Accused of Abusing Audit Power
The IRS has been accused of misusing
its audit powers in addition to singling out conservative groups seeking
tax exempt status. In a series of special reports, Breitbart News is detailing
additional stories of what appears to be IRS abuse and potential involvement
from other agencies and possible Senate Democratic involvement.
University Goes After Obamacare In Federal Appeals Court
Liberty University--America’s largest
Christian university-- had its day in court yesterday against Obamacare
before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. It is the most
comprehensive legal challenge currently in....
Scholar: IRS Asked Who Paid Me to Write Anti-Obama Articles
Sued for Allegedly Seizing Medical Records of 60 Million Americans
Be Warned---Homeschoolers Are Being Stripped of Their Rights
Gosnell-like Horror in Texas; Will Mainstream Media Cover This One?
Just days after a Philadelphia
jury found abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of the murder of three newborn
children and the negligent death of a patient, evidence of similar atrocities
has surfaced in Houston, Texas.
|Christianity Today: Embryonic
Stem Cell Breakthrough To Revive Cloning Debate
Human cells have been resistant
to cloning—until now.
Audited Conservative Women's Group
The IRS audited a conservative women’s
group in 2011, and ultimately found no wrongdoing, in what appears to be
another example of the scandal plaguing the tax agency.
Ants Spread Through Southeast U.S.
A different species of ants, called
“crazy ants,” is taking the Southeastern United states by storm. They are
called “crazy” by researchers because their movement is not consistent,
but much more irregular than fire ants....
Christian Clerics Kidnapped in Syria
In April, two senior clerics caught
in the Syrian civil war were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen and remain
in captivity, their whereabouts unknown.
|Gene Veith: Rand
Paul Courts Christian Conservatives
Sen. Rand Paul is presenting himself
as a “libertarian Republican” rather than a “libertarian,” and is courting
evangelicals and other Christian conservatives.
...Now Gosnell has been declared
guilty for three murders. Good. Now justice is being served
for the babies who died. Good. Gosnell stands condemned.
Good. Now let’s save his life.
Own Gun Stats Blow Holes In Gun Control Myths
The U.S. Department of Justice just
released a study of gun violence statistics and the results blow holes
through the anti-gun crowd’s most cherished story lines.
Forced Conversions-- Past and Present
The lost history of Christians forced
to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally.
Daniel Mandel: Israel
and theTriumph of Resilience
Israel, having attained its 65th
anniversary, resists easy definition...Any reckoning on Israel, its successes
and failures, is also inescapably interwoven with the verdict one gives
on the animating philosophy of the state, Zionism, which itself will celebrate
later this year its 116th anniversary.
and the ‘Official Truth’
...From the outset of Obama’s tenure
in office, his signature foreign policy has been his strategy of appeasing
jihadist groups and regimes like the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran at the
expense of US allies, including Israel, the Egyptian military, and...
|Robert Weissberg: Witch-Hunting
Returns to Massachusetts
By all accounts, today's college
campuses grow more intolerant by the day. We move closer to the old
Soviet Empire, where political dissidents risked the gulag for even joking
about Marxism. But in the U.S....
Day Changed the Course of Christian History?
The Gospel Coalition asked four
Christian historians, "After AD 70, what day most changed the course of
|Peter Ferrara: Obamacare
...The proof is in the pudding.
As HSAs and similar plans have soared in the private market, health spending
growth has plummeted. That is the result of market competition and incentives.
Our Government’s Borrowing Buys Us
|Jim Emerson: Obama
Was Not Around When Bad Things Happened
...In his entire career, Barack
Obama has never accepted the responsibility of making decisions; rather,
he avoids it. In an actual crisis, the community organizer runs away...
|Alex Chediak: Preparing
For the Future In the
But the use of our minds is a
critical means to loving God in a wide variety of secular occupations,
too. Intellectual effort can take many forms. Some read books, others “read”
equations, still others historical, financial, scientific data. But the
goal for Christians is the same: Using the mind to worship toward God &
service towards neighbor...
|Am Vision: Josephus
Among the Christian
...There aren’t many historical
works from the first century that touch on the period, so to find a source
as complete as the works of Josephus of that period of history is a providential
PURPOSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS
|David Murray: Reading
Habits of Today’s Pastors
|Mez McConnell: Why
American Church Planters In Scotland Need Not Be The End Of The World
...Here in the UK we have been facing
criticism in some (middle class) quarters who feel that encouraging Americans
to come to Scotland is a huge mistake.
How are Christian scholars to understand
the place and meaning of the disciplines of study, teaching, research and
writing & other disciplines related to a life of scholarship?
|Jeremy Wallace: A
Brief Critique of “The Trail of Blood” by J. M. Carroll
The Trail of Blood
is very misleading; it misrepresents the truth, and it ignores historical
facts. No opinion or belief should be based on it; to do so is to ingore
|Doug Wilson: How
...Jesus taught us to defer to one
another, to take the lowest seat, to become the servant of all. But in
countless situations, we still jockey for position, we still throw elbows.
Paul Tautges: Lessons
Learned from the
Valley of Depression
The depression became so severe
that I was taken to the hospital completely out of touch with reality.
After receiving a combination of psychotropic drugs in the emergency room
that morning, it appeared by that afternoon that I had come back to normalcy.
However, within a few days the effect wore off and there was need for further
...Sin is ugly and it makes people
uncomfortable. So pastors have stopped preaching about it and Christians
have stopped thinking about it. After all, it’s not a problem until you
bring it up, right? But the result of never mentioning sin is a tolerance
of it and a comfort with it.
|Matthew Hoskinson: The
Gospel for Pastors
...We are pastors. And yet
we are sheep...Since we are pastors, we need to give the gospel to the
flock. Since we are sheep, we need to hear the gospel as the flock.
Things I'm Learning About God
|Am Vision: Epicurus
and the Problem of Evil
...“Mr Epicurus, your famous riddle
about evil and the impotence of God has wowed many an atheist with its
cleverness, and no doubt stumped many a Christian with its difficulties,
but what I am really keen to know is this: what do you actually mean by
Weekend, May 18th-19th,
IRS Asked Pro-Life Group About 'the Content of Their Prayers'
“Their question, specifically asked
from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail the content
of the members of your organization’s prayers,’"
Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office
Scandal Sparks Concerns about Obamacare
...The IRS is tasked with administering
the tax breaks and credits included in the health care bill. "This is very
troubling because the axiom is, 'The power to tax is the power to destroy,'"
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said.
WERE MIDDLE EASTERNERS CAUGHT TRESPASSING AT BOSTON RESERVOIR?
Seven people from Pakistan, Singapore
and Saudi Arabia – the country of 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers – were
caught trespassing in the middle of the night at a reservoir from
which Boston draws its drinking water.
Says It Is 'Close' To Auditing Churches Again
Scouts, Parents Hold National Rallies to Protest Lifting Gay Ban
Those supporting the continued ban
on openly gay members in the Boy Scouts are gathering in over 50 locations
throughout America Friday to express their concern, as the youth organization
will vote next week on whether to lift the ban.
Castro's Murder of Unborn Highlights Abortion Debate
If ending a pregnancy is murder,
what does that say about the legal status of the unborn?
Church Builds 60-Ft Cross to Help Combat Culture War?
A Wisconsin church has built a 60-foot
high cross on its property in an effort to make its surrounding community
more "Christ-conscious," and perhaps help win the culture war, says the
Builds Against Christians in Sudan
As pressure between Sudan and South
Sudan builds, it seems that the church in Khartoum may expect renewed scrutiny
and accompanying pressure.
|Arnold Ahlert: Pro-Life
Groups Confirm: IRS Targeting Began in 2009
|Raymond Ibrahim: Islamic
Forced Conversions—Past and Present
The lost history of Christians forced
to convert to Islam—or die—is reemerging, figuratively and literally.
Targeted With Blasphemy Charges
The pale, young Christian woman
sat handcuffed in the courtroom, accused of insulting Islam while teaching
history of religions to fourth-graders. A team of Islamist lawyers with
long beards sang in unison, "All except the Prophet Muhammad."
Reno: RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE
Am Gabriel': Ancient Stone on Display in Israel
A new Israeli exhibit highlights
an ancient tablet featuring a quote from the archangel Gabriel. It's called
the most important find since the Dead Sea Scrolls.
ACCUSED OF STRIVING TO REPLACE MOSQUE WITH TEMPLE
Jordan has hardened its rhetoric
regarding Israel, with a government spokesman threatening the Jewish state
with “political, diplomatic and legal” measures in response to Israeli
security restrictions on the Temple Mount ahead of Jerusalem Day last week.
ARE UNEASY IN MORSI'S EGYPT
Since the ouster of Mr. Mubarak
in February 2011, a growing number of Copts, including some of the most
successful businessmen, have left Egypt or are preparing to do so, fearing
persecution by the government...
the Obama Scandals Reveal About Progressive Ideology
The three scandals dominating
the news this week all reveal the moral and intellectual corruption at
the heart of progressive ideology.
|Eco Collapse: The
Slow, Agonizing Death Of The American Worker
and Grow Rich
...was the election of Pope Francis
Rome’s counter-offensive against the rise of neo-Pentecostalism in the
global South? Pentecostalism is the fastest growing sect in Latin America,
where a third of all Catholics live, and is giving the established Roman
Church a run for its money — so to speak.
Far Left Hand
He claims not to know what it is
|Denny Burk: God
Help Us If We Don’t Learn from Gosnell’s Crimes
Pro-Life Mothers Provide Better Nutrition for Their Children?
President Resigns Following Fight with Denomination
Erskine College and Seminary announced
that president David Norman will resign this summer after three years spent
Liberal Union Behind the IRS
It’s about a union: the National
Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU. A left-wing union representing 150,000
employees in 31 separate government agencies....
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