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NEWS ARCHIVE FOR JANUARY 11th-20th, 2017....
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Headlines & Articles — Friday, January 20th, 2017
Jerry Newcombe: God and the Inaugural Addresses
With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president upon us, all the usual suspects from the militant atheist crowd have been trying to block the Bible from being used---a tradition that began with President Washington. Every president mentioned God in their inaugural address, even if speaking of the Lord in their own way, fitting with the times....George Washington said, “It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe….”  John Adams spoke of: “a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for the public service.”  Thomas Jefferson prayed to “that Infinite Power which rules the destinies of the universe.”  James Madison invoked the “guidance of that Almighty Being.”  James Monroe noted, “we can not fail, under the favor of a gracious Providence.  John Quincy Adams quoted Scripture: "Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh in Vain."....
Free Beacon: Congress, Trump Working to Repair Broken U.S.-Israel Relationship
Congress has begun laying the groundwork to help the incoming Trump administration repair the long fractured relationship with Israel, an effort that includes moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to the first official congressional communication scheduled to be sent next week to President Donald Trump.....
From Middle America To Washington, DC,  In Celebration of Trump 
 Tim Lambing never doubted this moment would come. Even as pundits and polls dismissed the idea that Donald Trump had much of a chance of winning the presidential election, Lambing held on to unshakable confidence that the billionaire businessman would pull it off.....
Trump Inauguration Protesters Dishonor Long-Held Principle
More than any other political act, the orderly transfer of power from one administration to another at a presidential inauguration demonstrates convincingly that we are a nation of laws and not of men...Unfortunately, a coalition of left-wing radicals has now pledged to do all that it can to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration.....
Christian Pastor Slams Germany's 'Kangaroo Court' Hearings Into Migrant Conversions
Germany is rejecting applications for asylum from Iranian and Afghan converts to Christianity following "kangaroo court" hearings, according to a Berlin pastor.....
Michael Brown: The Synagogues Are Burning Again in Germany
...Now, Muslims torch a synagogue and the courts look on and yawn. What message does this send to the Muslim world, especially to Muslims living in Germany? And what message does this send to German Jews, especially considering that........
CNN Contributor: African-American Celebs Meeting With Trump Are 'Mediocre Negroes'....
Gene Veith: Fear of the Working Class
All this fear talk about Trump has me confused.  I can see a generalized fear about the future of the country, but this is far more visceral...
David Murray: How Much Blood Will Save My Soul?
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the place and meaning of the Old Testament sacrifices. What did they mean? What did they accomplish? Three clear answers are provided in Hebrews 10.....
W. Robert Godfrey:The Myth of Influence
For a long time, I have felt that the cause of biblical Christianity has been undermined by sincere people who engage in unbiblical activities for the sake of “being an influence.” The sad and ironic result of those actions has been harm to the cause of Christ and little or no positive influence has actually occurred....
Matt Recker: Lord, Save Me
Peter was confident he could walk on the water to go to Jesus, if indeed that was Jesus walking on the water. From the safety of the boat Peter saw it could be done, and His only goal was to go to Jesus. ...
Tim Challies: With Greater Age Comes Greater Joy
s we age, we experience tremendous sorrows...But not only sorrows.  We experience joys as well. Some of these extend to believer and unbeliever alike, but God reserves the choicest of his joys for those who live for his glory. ....
Tish Hedger: The Danger of Entertaining Lies
When the father of lies has come to tempt me, instead of immediately banishing him with truth, I have often invited him in, asked him to sit on my couch and engaged in chats with him to hear his perspective..
Snyder:The End Of the Obama World Order
For the past eight years, Barack Obama has been using the power of the U.S. presidency to impose his vision of a progressive world order on the entire globe.  As a result, much of the planet will greatly celebrate once the Obama era officially ends on Friday. ....
Jerusalem Post:   Why Are Liberals Turning Against the Jewish State?
The inauguration of US President- elect Donald Trump will mark the first time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ever had a Republican to work with in the White House. ....
The Blaze: Pence To Take Oath of Office On Very Specific Verse Using Reagan’s Bible
On Inauguration Day, Pence will take the oath on former President Ronald Reagan’s Bible, which the beloved Republican used for both of his swearing-in ceremonies for president and for governor of California ...In addition, Pence will have the Bible turned to a specific......
Joseph Klein: ISIS Burns Mother And Four Children
....Members of the Islamic State are reported to have tied up a mother and her four children, including a 9-month-old boy, poured oil over them and set them on fire. The victims’ crime was to.......
School District Lifts Ban Against Christian Group's Promotion of Good News Clubs at Elementary Schools
A school district in Washington state has reversed its decision banning a Christian group from distributing flyers to elementary students..
CNN Hosts Discuss How Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power....
Baptists React With Concern to Washington D.C. Church's Decision to Hire Lesbian Couple As Pastors
The Calvary Baptist Church presented Maria Swearingen and Sally Sarratt as "co-pastors" on Sunday, according to a press release from the Ministerial Selection Committee. ....
Anti-Christian Attacks Rise 38 Per Cent in France....
Parents Upset Over Indiana School Worksheet That Paints 'Sharia Law' in Positive Light....
Nick Batzig: Preaching the Funeral of an Unbeliever
Here are a few things to which we might consider committing to if we are given the opportunity to preach the funeral of an unbeliever:...
TGC: A Simple Way to Pray for a Small Congregation
My method for praying daily—and keeping rote prayers at bay....
Jerry Sivnksty: God’s Word Never Returns Void
When we proclaim God’s Word, we can be assured that it will do its work and impact the lives of those who hear it. ...
Storms: When God's People Are Hated By the World
This question cannot be answered sociologically. It must be answered theologically. It ultimately doesn’t matter what you and I may do. It ultimately doesn’t matter how much we may give or how sacrificially we may serve or how compassionately we may love.....
Barry York: Preaching Versus Teaching
he difference between teaching and preaching is not that one appeals to the head versus the other is for the heart. Nor is it simply a matter of talking versus shouting. .
Anderson: The Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit
If a Christian’s knowledge that the Bible is God’s Word depends on being able to marshal various arguments and evidences, then surely only a small minority of Christians actually know that the Bible is God’s Word. The majority of Christians may believe it, but they... 
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Headlines & Articles — Thursday, January 19th, 2017
CBN News: Guns in Church? One State Considering Sunday Security Steps 
Churches in Alabama could soon be offering protection for their members--through security teams. Rep. Lynn Greer proposed legislation that would offer guidelines, training and protection for church security teams. The measure is called the Alabama Church Protection Act and it's already pre-filed for the legislative session in February. Pastor Adam Brewer of Glory Fellowship Baptist Church in Jasper, Alabama launched a security team last year, but it was unclear what would be the best way to proceed.  "We want people to come worship with us so it's an issue for us, how far do you go to love the people who are here?" said Brewer.  "To love our kids by protecting them, to protect our members who worship here, to protect them verses giving the appearance that we don't love our community and welcome them," he continued. The Alabama Church Protection Act establishes exactly how churches should go about implementing security.....
Washington Post: The Symbolism of Trump’s Two Inaugural Bible Choices, From Lincoln To His Mother
But in the two centuries since Washington, the act of choosing an inaugural Bible — or Bibles — has become far more symbolic....
Chinese Pastor Re-Arrested in 'Highest-Profile' Case Targeting Christians 'Since Cultural Revolution'
Gu Yuese, the former pastor of China's largest state-run megachurch, has reportedly been re-apprehended and formally arrested on charges of embezzling funds, though persecution watchdog groups say the punishment is about his opposition to the government's removal of church crosses.....
Stonestreet:Inauguration Prayer Speaker Paula White Preaches a False Gospel
A well-known preacher of prosperity will be praying at the inauguration. It's time to expose their so-called "gospel" for what it is.....
Mexican Christians Forced to Live in Wine Cellar After Refusing to Recant Faith
Seven Baptist families are living in a wine cellar after being expelled from their village because of their faith.....
Fake Polls? How CNN And ABC Are Fudging The Numbers To Tank Trump’s Favorability....
Reuters: Ghost Churches Near Jordan River Baptism Site Await Reclamation....
Third Temple Grows Closer as Sanhedrin Discovers Rare Holy Wine in the Land
Last week, 30 bottles of wine were delivered to the nascent Sanhedrin, setting in place one more necessary element for the Temple service – and one which is specifically mentioned in prophecy as a precursor to the Messiah. Grapes are one of the seven species in which Israel is especially blessed. ....
Donald Trump Meets With William Pryor, Judge on Top of Supreme Court Shortlist....
Will Progressive Churches Pray for President-Elect Donald Trump?
For the first time in eight years, progressive congregations throughout the U.S. will find themselves under a president who is opposed to many of their views. And some say that because Trump's name is a "trigger," they won't be praying for him by name....
The Wisdom Of Trump? Christians Must Pray The New President Can Learn From Solomon....
Church Stops Praying for Donald Trump by Name to Avoid Traumatizing Worshipers....
Ancient Origins: Ancient SyriaAnother Cradle of Civilization?....
Jewish Press: Obama Appoints Anti-Israel Adviser to Holocaust Museum Council....
Gregg Frazer: How Did America’s Founding Generation Read the Bible? 
This book is a must-read for those interested in religion during the American founding period, but read it with a critical eye....
Bikers For Trump vs. Anarchists - Stage Is Set For Confrontation At Inauguration
The stage is set for a potentially very ugly confrontation between radical leftist protesters on one side and law enforcement authorities and Trump supporters on the other side.   ....
Breitbart News: Professional Activists Are Behind 'Chaos' Plot Targeting Trump Inauguration
While the protest movement plotting to disrupt  Donald Trump’s inauguration is largely attempting to portray itself as grassroots, in actuality professional left-wing activists are leading the charge...
Trump's Education Pick Betsy DeVos Criticized for Donating Millions to Christian Organizations
Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, faced questioning about her family's donations to conservative Christian organizations during her Senate hearing on Tuesday after a media report highlighted how her family has donated millions to social conservative organizations and Christian schools.....
Palestinian Official: Two-State Solution Just Pretext for Taking Over Israel....
German Pastor Says Government Unfairly Deports Christian Refugees....
Associated Press: Supreme Court To Hear Free Speech Clash Over Offensive Trademarks
The Supreme Court raised doubts Wednesday about a law that bars the government from registering trademarks that are deemed offensive. The justices heard arguments in a dispute involving........
Top 20 Actions Trump Should Take in First 100 Days to Defend Life, Marriage, Religious Freedom: FRC
The conservative Family Research Council has compiled a list of the top 20 actions President-elect Donald Trump needs to take in his first 100 days in office in order to fight abortion, defend traditional marriage, and tackle religious freedom abuses around the world....
Lloyd Billingsley: The Nation of Islam Factor In Obama's Presidency
For the past eight years, the most powerful man in the world has refused to connect Islam with any act of terrorism against the West in general or the United States in particular. The terrorists themselves do everything but take out an ad on the Super Bowl to trumpet Islam as their motive, but that has no effect on the president.....
 Kurt Schlichter: And Now The Left’s War On Normal Americans Truly Begins 
...The left’s strategy is simple – deny normal Americans normalcy. After all, that’s what we really want, a return to normal. We haven’t experienced real normal since the Democrats denied......
Daily Caller: How Obama Left A Cuba Ravaged By Socialism With An Even More Powerful Dictator....
Brown: What Does It Mean to Be a Mediocre Negro?
What do NFL stars Jim Brown and Ray Lewis, "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey, rapper Kanye West, megachurch pastor Darrell Scott, Dr. Ben Carson, and Martin Luther King, III, have in common? ....
TGC: How To Plant a Church In Chicago
The church planting ground in Chicago is as varied as its neighborhoods. Here’s how five pastors are making it work.....
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Headlines & Articles — Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Will There Be War On The Streets Of Washington D.C. During The Inauguration On Friday?
The stage is set for a potentially very ugly confrontation between radical leftist protesters on one side and law enforcement authorities and Trump supporters on the other side.  It is being estimated that hundreds of thousands of supporters will be arriving in D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump, but it is also being estimated that hundreds of thousands of people will be coming to D.C. to specifically protest the inauguration of Trump.  These protesters plan to set up blockades, disrupt inaugural balls and generally cause as much chaos as they possibly can.  In fact, a spokesperson for #DisruptJ20 says that the goal of his organization is for Trump to be inaugurated “amid complete chaos”…Needless to say, causing “complete chaos” is going to bring many of these protesters into direct confrontation with law enforcement.  If these anarchists do what they say they are going to do, law enforcement personnel with be forced to physically intervene. ...
Anarchists Plan To Target Balls, Events And Trump Supporters All Over D.C. During Inauguration Week
The radical left is promising to make this the most chaotic inauguration in U.S. history.  Every sanctioned event is on their radar, and those that do not have heavy security will be easier for them to hit. ..
Joseph Klein: The Radical Left’s Plans to Sabotage the Inauguration....
Nearly One Million Christians Reportedly Martyred for Their Faith In the Last Decade....
Inquisitr: Israeli Rabbi Predicts Jesus' Return To Be In 2022   (See Disclaimer)
An Israeli Rabbi has claimed that the biblical prophecy of Balaam, which says that the appearance of a new star will precede the coming of the Messiah, matches an astronomical event that scientists predict will occur in 2022. ...
Christian News Net: Marijuana-Related Illness Increases in Legalized States....
Evidence of Biblical Capture of Edom Found in 10th Century BCE Excavation
A copper smelting site and an ancient wall dating back to the 10th century BCE have been excavated at the Timna copper mines antiquities site in southern Israel’s Arava desert region, lending credence to the biblical story of the capture of Edom in the time of King David....
Liberty Mcartor: Seven Things Trump Should Include on His Religious Freedom To-Do List....
Netanyahu Intends to Lead Israel ‘For Many More Years’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his efforts to strike back against what he has suggested to be dishonest and fabricated media coverage on the ongoing investigation against him on Monday afternoon.....
D.C. McAllister: How Thomas Jefferson Would Counsel President Trump
Our third president fought for limited government and the Constitution during his time in office, despite a controversial election and skeptical opponents.....
Dustin Steeve: Donald Trump’s Social Media Use Is Key To Sidelining The Press
The president-elect has a social media audience of 45 million Americans. During primetime Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC have a combined audience of 4.66 million.....
Shoula Romano Horing: Betraying Israel
The international community should know by now that throwing Israel under the bus will not save it from radical Islam.....
Ancient Origins: The Tomb of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel, Entwining Faiths and Generations
The tomb of the Biblical matriarch Rachel became the basis for many Christian, Jewish, and Muslim stories. The remarkable chamber located in Bethlehem is not only a part of cultural and historical heritage for three religion and a famous city, but also provides a fascinating story that intertwines generations. ....
Gulf Coast Pastor: Obituary; Robert L. SumnerEvangelist, Author, Editor
...Robert Sumner loved the lost and had a passion for lovingly pointing others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  I saw his concern over whether there were lost people in a worship service in which he was to preach.  I saw him graciously witness to a restaurant waitress. ..
Veith: The World’s Favorite Bible Verses
YouVersion gives the favorite Bible passages of 88 different countries.  What can you tell about them or about the state of Christianity on the basis of that Bible verse?....
Challies:With Greater Age Comes Greater Sorrow
We don’t know what aging would have looked like if this world had remained unsullied by sin. We do know, however, that aging would have still occurred.....
Carter: How Prayer Affects Our Spiritual Formation
 The Bible doesn’t explicitly say how our prayers influence God. But it does say we can be confident he hears us... ....
John Vaughn: Are You Getting a Call from God?
Imagine a young person who is considering doing something wrong, when suddenly he receives a cell phone call from a Christian friend inviting him to do something right.....
Washington Post: Rights Groups Concerned by Disappearances of Myanmar Pastors
Human rights organizations expressed alarm Tuesday over the disappearances of two Baptist pastors who had shown journalists a Catholic church allegedly damaged by airstrikes by Myanmar government forces who are fighting ethnic Kachin rebels....
Breitbrt News: Donald Trump to Use Lincoln Bible for Inauguration Oath of Office
President-elect Donald Trump will swear in as president on a Bible used by Abraham Lincoln during his first inauguration as president...
CBN News: Muslim Group Wants Franklin Graham Booted from Inauguration
This is not the first time that CAIR has attempted to have him banned from official Washington events. In 2010 the group complained and successfully had Graham dropped from The National Day of Prayer at the Pentagon. While Graham has spoken harshly of Islam, he's also warned people against mocking the religion.....
sfgate.com: New ReportAbortions In US Drop To Lowest Level Since 1974
Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to the lowest level since 1974.....
Donald Trump's Supreme Court Choice: Questions Over Possible Nominee Who Backed Transgender Rights
Judge William Pryor backed a revolutionary opinion in 2011 that anti-transgender discrimination qualifies as sex discrimination and so was forbidden under the Equal Protection Clause of the US Constitution.....
Veith: Who Will Pray at Trump’s Inauguration?
The six religious leaders  who will offer prayers at Donald Trump’s inauguration have been announced.....
Schweizer: Clinton Global Initiative Folded Because They Can No Longer ‘Sell Access to Political Power’....
Daniel Greenfield: Trump Warns France, French Socialist Threatens Trump
Trump's people were not very happy with the French "summit". The media is already touting it as a warning or a message to Trump...
The Bible Verse That Bonds Pence and Reagan
There have always been a lot of similarities between Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President Ronald Reagan, from their similar demeanors to true conservative values.....
Pro-Life Feminists Removed From Women's March to Appease Abortion Activists
A pro-life women's group planning to participate in the Women's March on Washington Saturday following Friday's inauguration of Donald Trump has been removed from the march's sponsorship list after many feminists decried their inclusion.....
CBN News: Muslim Group Wants Franklin Graham Booted from Inauguration
A Muslim advocacy group is calling on President-elect Trump to drop Rev. Franklin Graham from the list of those praying at the presidential inauguration. ....
Men Who Say Eddie Long Coerced Them Into Sexual Acts as Teens React to His Death....
President Obama Commutes Army Leaker Chelsea Manning's Sentence....
David Cloud: Testimonies of Parents Who Got Rid of TV
Following are testimonies that were sent to me by Christian parents who have gotten rid of the television. ....
Jon Bloom: Lord, Increase My Capacity to Love
Do people know that we are Jesus’s disciples by the way we love one another (John 13:35)?....
Cripplegate: When Christians Act Like Mormons
There are ways Christians can inadvertently act like Mormons. Here are a few of them.....
Michael Barrett: How Can I Grow in Holiness through Reading the Old Testament?....
Mike Harding: 'The Just Shall Live by Faith'
This inspired text penned by the ancient prophet Habakkuk is quoted three times by two NT authors. In the NT, the prophet’s profound utterance comprises the “soul of Pauline theology.”....
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Headlines & Articles — Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Snyder: Welcome To One of The Most Pivotal Weeks In Modern American History
Many are anticipating that a wonderful new era of peace and prosperity is just a few days away, but others are using terms such as “civil unrest” and “civil war” for what they believe is about to happen in America.  Without a doubt, Donald Trump is one of the most electrifying politicians in modern American history, but he is also one of the most polarizing.  So will the next four years bring us together as a nation, or will anger, frustration, strife and discord tear us much farther apart?  It is being projected that extremely large crowds of supporters will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20th, but the mainstream media is also reporting that “hundreds of thousands of protesters” are on their way to Washington.  Many on the far left are hoping to turn Trump’s inauguration into one of the biggest riots in U.S. history, but thousands of law enforcement personnel are going to......
Martin Luther King’s Niece: I Voted For Trump
..."While I voted for Mr. Trump, my confidence remains in God, for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Prayers for President-elect Trump, Congressman Lewis, and everyone including leaders."...
Paris Peace Conference Was a Spectacular Failure With No Visible Results
In what should have been an all-out Israel hate-fest with possibly disastrous consequences for the Jewish state, 70 nations gathered in Paris for a “peace” conference on Sunday – but at the end of the day, the results were lackluster and failed to accomplish anything significant against Israel.....
P. David Hornik: A Farcical 'Peace' Conference in Paris
The 70-nation conference on the Israeli-Palestinian issue in Paris on Sunday included neither Israeli nor Palestinian representatives and was a farce and a fraud—but could have been still worse. ....
Trump Vows ‘Insurance for Everybody’ In Obamacare Replacement Plan
President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid.....
Over 900,000 Christians Martyred for Their Faith in Last 10 Years, Says Report
Over 900,000 Christians have been martyred in the last 10 years, a Christian research firm affiliated with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts estimates.....
James Dobson: Top Three Reasons Evangelicals Backed Trump Over Clinton
Evangelical leader Dr. James Dobson has claimed that there are three main reasons why President-elect Donald Trump was chosen by evangelical Christians over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's elections, arguing that the fight against abortion was deemed the most important issue by believers.....
Why Christians Should Support Rehabilitation For the Charleston Church Shooter
Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death. So why should Christians still hope for his rehabilitation?....
Tom Trinko: Fake News on ReligionPew Continues To Confuse
Pew and the media have a history of spinning Pew polls to attack people of faith....
Atheist Frank Schaeffer Slams Rev. Franklin Graham for Supporting Trump
In a rabid new op-ed, atheist author Frank Schaeffer blasts leading evangelicals Revs. Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr. for their support of President-elect Donald Trump, suggesting that they have betrayed their biblical values in exchange for white supremacy and irrationality.....
Boston Globe: For Israel, Energy Boom Could Make Friends Out of Enemies....
Leftist Groups Plotting to Disrupt Inauguration Have Attacked Trump Supporters Before....
Church Won't Mention Trump's Name in Prayers, Fearing Microaggressions....
National Review: Top Divinity SchoolsUse Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God
The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.”....
Barnabas Piper: 12 Ways to Be a Curious Person
The list that follows seeks to offer practical steps for curiosity of any cut, color, or kind.....
Phil Monroe: A Cancer Within Evangelical Christianity
There is a serious problem within protestant evangelical Christianity. We love right preaching and teaching more than we love right living. We love power and authority more than sacrifice and submission....
Davis: Reasons We Miss Church (But May Not Need To)
With each passing year it seems like life gets busier, making it harder to prioritize priorities. Even church can get crowded out of our schedule. While there are legitimate reasons why we cannot always.....
Aaron Armstrong: My Question for Millennials Who Are 'Over' Church
...frankly, I’m tired of Millennials doing themselves a disservice and displaying most every negative stereotype about them that’s been recorded to date. Let me offer a few quick examples:....
Standridge: The Dangers of Acting Like You Are Married
Looking around today it is quite difficult to find a couple who is dating wisely. Many people sleep together, and those who don’t, seem.....
Slayton: Three Areas In Which Parents Must Persevere
There are few areas of our lives in which we struggle more than we do with perseverance in parenting. ....
American Pastor Still Imprisoned In Turkey On Terrorism-Related Charges
A pastor and North Carolina native is being held is being held in Turkey on unsubstantiated charges of terrorism related activity. After more than 20 years of serving as an evangelical missionary in Turkey, Andrew Brunson, 48, thought he was being summoned to receive a long-awaited permanent residence card. Instead, Brunson was notified......
Palestinian Official Says Participants In Paris Summit Tempered Their Attitudes Fearing Trump
President-elect Donald Trump’s pro-Israel views likely influenced the outcome of Sunday’s peace summit, a Fatah official told Breitbart Jerusalem, leading to what the official termed a modestly worded resolution at the confab’s conclusion.....
Rev. Eddie Long Dies After Long Battle With Cancer
Mega church pastor Bishop Eddie Long died at 63 years old Sunday after a battle with cancer, according to a statement from his church...
National Black Leaders Condemn Promotion of ‘Civil Unrest’ Against Trump
A coalition of black pastors is unveiling its national agenda and addressing what it calls “the current sabotage that is inspiring civil unrest against the new president.”....
Trump: Jared Kushner Will 'Broker Mideast Peace' for the White House....
Mike Pence To Swear on Reagan's Bible, Will Place Hand On 2nd Chronicles at Inauguration
When Mike Pence gets sworn into office on Friday, he will place his hand on the same Bible and same Bible verse that former President Ronald Reagan used when he took his oaths of office.....
Brian Owen: Millennials and Cohabitation: Understanding Motivations and Ministering Well
Recently, I sat in my office with a young man considering moving in with his girlfriend. I’m finding myself in this situation a lot. It’s caused me to consider the reasoning behind the increased cohabitation among Millennials, which is the demographic I primarily work with. There are many, but here are a few that were obvious to me:...
New Star to Appear In Night Sky, Heralding Balaam’s Prophecy of Messiah
Five years from now, the light from the ancient collision of two stars will reveal a brand-new star in the night sky. According to Jewish esoteric sources, this is precisely the celestial phenomenon which will accompany the arrival of the Messiah......
Report: Schools Are Teaching Kids To Hate America Under The Guise Of ‘Civics’
The New Civics sweeping colleges and K-12 teaches that citizenship means looking for grievances, then agitating for bigger government to address them.....
Deseret News: Once Identified As an Atheist, Mark Zuckerberg Says 'I Believe Religion Is Very Important'
Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down....
Owen Strachan: Mark Zuckerberg Loses Faith Necessary for Atheism
One of the world’s most famous atheists no longer has the faith necessary to be an atheist.....
Michael Brown: When the ‘Enlightened’ Left Doesn’t Get Its Way, Expect Riots and Death Threats....
South Carolina to Stop Giving 'Grief Book' After Atheists Protest Its Christian Content.......
Tim Challies:Aging Gracefully
Every day, we are all building the house we will live in when old age comes. Some of us are building a beautiful palace. Some are building a dark prison. What are you building? ....
Buice: Does Church Discipline Prevent Church Growth?
What if a church grows larger and looks successful from the outside, but did it all without any functional church discipline taking place in the congregation? ....
Gene Veith: Gay Divorce
We have gay marriage.  Now we are also getting gay divorce. ..
Daniel Ritchie:God Shouts To Us In Our Pain
I used to think that being born without arms was the most horrible thing that could happen to a person. In Christ, he has helped me say that the worst and most painful thing that has ever happened to me is also the best thing that has ever happened to me.....
Gene Veith: Donald Trump and the Prosperity Gospel
....Prosperity gospel preachers were the leading “evangelicals” who supported Trump from the beginning in an organized way.....
David Cloud: Lessons On the Use of the Name 'Jesus' In the New Testament
In the Gospels, Jesus is called Jesus often because that is His human name, meaning Saviour (Matthew 1:21), but the disciples never address Him directly by the name “Jesus” alone. ...
Tim Miller: What Happened To the Biblical Generalist?
There are benefits as well as problems with the modern educational model. On the problematic side, I think we suffer from the lack of biblical generalists in our day. ....
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Headlines & Articles — Monday, January 16h, 2017
Americans Doubt Either Preachers Or Presidents Can Address the Nation’s Issues
America’s got problems and needs to talk.  But few Americans agree on who can best lead a conversation about the nation’s woes, according to a new report from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.  Less than a quarter (23 percent) would turn to the office of the U.S. president. About 1 in 10 would turn to the nation’s preachers (11 percent) or to college professors (10 percent). “Almost no one would ask a musician or pro athlete,” says Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, “even though they often try to start public conversations.  Before the recent presidential election, LifeWay Research asked a representative sample of 1,000 Americans this question: “In America today, who is in the best position to generate a healthy conversation on challenges facing our society?” Possible responses included “our elected president,” preachers and even pro athletes.....
Virginia Governor Signs Order Only Allowing Government Contracts With Pro-Homosexual Entities
The governor of Virginia has signed an executive order requiring the state to only enter into government contracts with businesses and organizations that have anti-discrimination policies in place protecting homosexual and transgenders in “its employment practices, subcontracting practices, and delivery of goods or services.” Some believe the order effectively bans Christian entities and faith-based charities from working with the state........
Megachurch Ex-Pastor Arrested by China Authorities for Supporting Religious Freedom 
In what some people are calling the most high-profile religious persecution case since the Cultural Revolution, the former pastor of China's largest state-run megachurch was arrested on Saturday by a local public security bureau in China........
Times-Union: 'Gospel of Success' On Display At Trump's Inaugural
...Along with Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International, who will also give and inaugural benediction, Paula White will be among the few outspoken advocates of the "prosperity gospel" to appear at an inaugural in recent memory.....
Why Is Obama Moving Troops Into Poland And Provoking A War With Russia Right Before The Inauguration?....
France Warns Trump: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is A ‘Provocation’....
Phil Monroe: Can Mental Health Practitioners Predict Future Violence?
Violence risk assessment is part of the sub-division of forensic psychology and psychiatry. Expert witnesses are used in court proceedings to report on the existence of mental illness.......
Abbas: We May Rescind Recognition of Israel If Trump Moves US Embassy to Jerusalem
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro published on Saturday that should Donald Trump move the US Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Palestinian will no longer recognize the State of Israel.....
Time Mag: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Will Shut Down in May....
Pulpit & Pen: Editor at The Gospel Coalition Compares Jesus To a Transgender
....There was some mention of Jesus being the cure for Gender Dysphoria, sure, but the Gospel was not proclaimed, repentance was never preached, and that article alone did not lead to the conclusion that this author considered transgenderism a sin.......
MSU Settles Lawsuit With Student Who Refused to Counsel Gay Couples
Missouri State University has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former student who was dismissed from his M.S. in counseling program after expressing concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious views.....
The Christian Post: 10 Times Barack Obama Disappointed Evangelicals
During his two terms in office, President Obama had a mixed record when it came to his appeal with evangelicals, especially those who are more theologically conservative. Here are ten ways that Obama disappointed millions of evangelical Christian Americans.....
World Net Daily: End Times Harbinger— Nations Gang Up On Israel
“I can say with confidence and disappointment as a former Middle East correspondent and prophecy watcher of 40 years that nothing good will come out of this gathering,” he said. “Zephaniah 3:8, for instance, points to a time when all nations will be gathered against Israel and against Jerusalem. We may very well be close to that moment...” ...
Report: Protesters to Disrupt Trump Inauguration; Plan Blockades, Property Damage....
CNSNews: Netanyahu’s Response to Paris Conference: ‘Tomorrow’s World Will Be Different – And It is Very Near’
As 70 nations met in Paris in a bid to prod Israel and the Palestinians towards resolving their long conflict, Israel’s prime minister had a message of his own in response, dismissing the high-profile meeting as a vestige of an order that is about to change.....
Breitbart News: Anti-Trump ‘Women’s March’ Celebrates Abortion-on-Demand
Despite its lip service to “diversity,” the media-hyped “Women’s March on Washington” has turned out to be just another front for the abortion lobby, promoted by Planned Parenthood and its cronies.....
Brutal Persecution of Christians Will Increase In 2017, Watchdog Warns....
Appeals Court Rules in Favor of California Christian Arrested for Reading Bible Aloud Outside DMV....
How Christianity in America Changed During Obama's Presidency: Pew Report
A new report released this week outlines the changes in American society during President Obama's eight years in office; the number of Christians in the United States has dropped significantly, the statistics show, but others argue there's more to the story.....
Congress’s Planned Parenthood Investigations Find Horrifying, Criminal Practices
There have been two recent congressional investigations into the Planned Parenthood selling baby parts scandal.....
Bernard: Obama’s Fundamental Transformation
And true to his promise, yes he did fundamentally change America.....
American Bible Society to Open $60 Million Museum Showing How the Bible Influenced Early Foounders
This fall, the American Bible Society will begin constructing the Faith & Liberty Discovery Center on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, which will highlight how, from past to present, the Bible has changed those who changed America. ....
Swiss Missionary Beatrice Stockly Kidnapped by Muslim Extremists Appears in New Video 
One year after she was kidnapped by Islamic extremists, a third video has emerged of Swiss missionary Beatrice Stockly, in which she says she is in "good health" despite her bleak circumstances...
CBN News: Bishop Eddie Long Dies After Long Battle With Cancer....
After Eddie Long's Death, Daughter Says He Was 'Perfect,' Others Point to His Cloud of Secrets....
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Headlines & Articles — Weekend, January 14th-15th, 2017
America Became A Lot Less Christian During The Presidency Of Barack Obama
In 2006, Barack Obama famously said that “we are no longer just a Christian nation“, and after the last eight years that is now more true than ever. The Pew Research Center has just released a major report entitled “How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency“, and what struck me the most about the report was the fact that it showed that the United States became a lot less Christian while Obama was in the White House. Of course this trend did not begin under Obama, but it seems to have accelerated during his presidency. In particular, the percentage of Americans that have no religion at all is really growing rapidly. According to the report, “nones” now make up nearly a fourth of our entire population…And these numbers don’t just reflect a growing dissatisfaction with organized religion. The truth is that Americans are becoming less “spiritual” overall. ....
Jewish Press: Anti-Israel UNSC Resolution Expected At Paris 'Peace' Summit
Those who spend the bulk of their waking hours focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict are warning the Jewish State that the Paris Peace Summit slated to begin on Sunday will produce a document hog-tying the parties to the failed concept of the “Two State Solution.”....
CBN News: Israel Won't Attend 'Rigged' 70-Nation Conference to Decide Israel's Future
Secretary of State John Kerry joins dozens of Western and Arab officials in Paris this weekend to discuss a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- but they'll be without two very key players.....
Supremes Face Bombshell: Law Censoring Christian Counselors
The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality.....
PRAYER WARRIORS RISE UP FOR TRUMP
As the President-elect gets closer to taking the reigns of power, prayer warriors are rising up to support him.....
Religious Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood Abortion Mega-Clinic, Praising Its ‘Sacred Work’
More than 20 religious leaders of different faiths assembled Tuesday to bless Planned Parenthood’s new abortion mega-clinic in Washington, DC, praising its “sacred work.”....
U.S. Troops' Move to Poland Unnerves Kremlin
Poland...welcomed several thousand U.S. troops along with tanks and heavy equipment under a planned NATO operation to beef up its Eastern European allies, vexing the Kremlin, which said the troops' presence is a threat to Russia. ....
David Horowitz:The Inauguration War....
The Left prepares its counter-attack on American democracy.
Samaritan's Purse Opens New Hospital 6 Miles Outside ISIS' War Zone in Mosul
Iraqi soldiers, civilians and children critically wounded in the fight against the Islamic State in Mosul now have a fighting chance at survival thanks to a new field hospital set up just miles outside of the war-torn city by the humanitarian aid group Samaritan's Purse.....
Michael Brown: Will the ‘Trump Effect’ Trickle Down to Christian Conservatives?
Now, the tide of history has shifted suddenly, with the real possibility of a complete reversal in the expected makeup of the Supreme Court  and the equally real possibility of a wholesale repudiation of radical liberalism. And to think that on Election Day, this was the exact opposite of what was widely expected to be. ....
Star Parker: Christian Persecution in America....
Bobby Jindal: What Liberals Can Learn From Little League About Respect And Losing Graciously....
Albert Mohler: Secularism, Preaching, and the Challenges of Modernity
The only authentic Christian response to the challenge of secularization is faithful, clear, and informed expository preaching....
Owen Strachan: The Hot ‘New’ Church Growth Method
A new study just unearthed a remarkable finding: conservative doctrine grows churches.....
Rand Hummel: Do You Really Want to Be a Slave to Sin?
Not only do those consumed with sexual sin have filthy minds, they are out of their minds! They don’t think clearly! They think they are free to do what they want but cannot see that they are actually slaves. .
Randy White: Evaluating the Church Planting MovementThe Failure Nobody Wants to Talk About
Church planting has been presented as the cure for all that ails our sick and dying world. New churches, we were told, grow faster than old churches, baptize more people, and are more effective at bringing positive change to hurting communities. What we are not told is that new churches have an unbelievably high failure rate.......
Jonathan Aigner: Bethel Music Kids and the Worship Industry’s Exploitation of Children
I’ve made it pretty clear that I think the “worship industry” is a dangerous entity that has hijacked the worship and mission of the church. Though I have no doubt the motives of many of its major players are sincere in their faith and motivation, the negative consequences of the worship machine are enormous.....
David Cloud: The Biblical Preaching Ministry
A sound preaching/teaching ministry is a major part of producing disciples of Jesus Christ and disciplining the church. It is a major part of building godly homes and raising up youth who know Christ....
Christians In America By the Numbers
Every week there are new statistics, it seems, about Christians in America. But which denominations are growing and which are shrinking?.....
Trump’s Inauguration Speech to Be ‘Very Visionary,’ Lay Out Where He Plans to Take the Country
President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration speech will echo his speech after he won the election in the early morning hours on Nov. 9, aiming to unite the country....
Obama State Dept. Responsible for Rise in Global Christian Persecution, Tony Perkins Says
The continued rise in Christian persecution across the globe in the past few years can be connected to the Obama State Department's "misplaced priorities," conservative activist Tony Perkins has asserted....
 
Ibrahim: The Return of Islam’s Child-Soldiers
Past and present, Muslim militants continue relying on the same inhumane tactics to terrorize “infidels.”  The devastating effects of one of these occurred last August in Turkey: a child “recruited” by the Islamic State blew himself up in a suicide attack that left at least 51 people—mostly fellow children—dead.....
UK Sun: Girl Streams Her Suicide on Facebook
A horrific video of a 12-year-old girl hanging herself after alleging she was abused by a relative has been streamed across the internet on Facebook Live.....
French Evangelicals Defy DeclineOpen A New Church Every 10 Days
There are around 650,000 evangelical Christians in France, around a third of all Protestants, and according to CNEF study the numb has increased tenfold in the last 60 years....
Why It’s Time to Take a Second Look at Our Christian Worldview in Light of Our New Political Climate
A Christian worldview embraces two things: the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.....
Janet Mefferd: Russell Moore vs. Conservatives: This Isn't Just About Trump
If you're just jumping into the controversy now, it's easy to conclude this is "all about Trump" - but it's not. The ERLC's Russell Moore started upsetting conservatives years ago ... and not just those in the Southern Baptist Convention, who he supposedly represents.....
Abortionist Becomes Pro-Life Advocate after Having Haunting Dream of Babies He Killed....
Facts & Trends: Why the Decline of Congregational Singing Matters–and How to Fix It
Congregational singing has long been a staple of Protestant churches, ever since the Reformation...Yet veteran worship leaders worry congregational singing is on the decline.....
Jon Bloom:Four Reasons to Slow Down
Here are four reasons why we need to slow down and cultivate the spiritual fruit of patience, especially in the twenty-first century...
Lifeway: Five Insights From Pew Research’s 2016 Social Media Update....
Rainer: Fifteen Top Responses to the Word 'Baptist'
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Baptist”? That is the question I asked in the Twitterverse. And many responded. ...
Kent Brandenburg: The Modern Fear & Repulsion of Applying Scripture
From the date of the founding of the Jamestown colony until now, there was a point in at least United States history where philosophy or belief and practice took a turn toward diminished confidence in applying the Bible to life and culture. ....
A.Earls:Stop Telling Millennials Marriage Is Hard....
Much of the church’s discussion of marriage for the past few decades has focused on the difficulty of making a marriage work. Trying to combat the prevalence of divorce and flippant marriages, Christians wanted to make sure young adults recognized that marriage took hard work.
Taigen Joos: Training Our Children for Ministry
....The second way is for us as parents to raise our children with a ministry mindset. While there are many ways our youth can reach out and serve the Lord, learning a musical instrument is something they can take with them through the rest of their earthly lives. ...
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Headlines & Articles — Friday, January 13th, 2017
Joe Carter: 7 Ways Smartphones Can Enhance Your Spiritual Life 
“We're going to make some history together today.”  Those were the words the late Steve Jobs, founder and CEO of Apple, spoke 10 years ago this week when he introduced the first version of the iPhone. At the time, smartphones—cell phones that operate as mobile computing devices—had been around for nearly a decade. But Jobs’s boastful claim proved to be prescient, and the iPhone sparked a revolution in the use, innovation, and mainstream adoption of smartphone technology. As with most every tool, ubiquitous use brings a plethora of problems. Technology has a way of shaping our values and our culture—often in ways in which we remain blissfully unaware. Christians must therefore think critically about how smartphones affect us, both on the individual level and also as a community of believers.Yet in watching out for the pitfalls of technology we should not overlook the ways that smartphones can be useful for spiritual formation. Here, for instance, are seven ways you can use your smartphone to enhance your spiritual life.......
The 70 Nations That Will Meet In Paris On January 15th Are Going To Publicly Commit To Dividing the Land Of Israel
A draft of the summary statement that will be released at the conclusion of the 70 nation conference in Paris on Sunday has been leaked. As you will see below, this communique is going to call for the division of the land of Israel, for the establishment of a Palestinian state, for the 1967 borders to serve as the basis for final negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and for the condemnation of any officials that refuse to support a two state solution. ....
Breitbart: Obama in Harvard Law Review: Prayer Won’t Do It; We Need Gun Control
Nearly nine years after mocking “bitter” Americans who “cling to guns or religion,” President Obama used a column in the Harvard Law Review to assert that prayer in America is insufficient; America needs gun control.....
Pew Report: Religion Plummeted in America During Obama Era
In a new study of President Obama’s legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his two terms in the White House.....
Alan Eason: A Tale of Two Farewell Addresses: Obama's and George Washington's
There was a clever twist in Obama’s farewell address. He keyed off George Washington’s farewell address from 1796, quoting from it and also mentioning the Constitution several times (a key topic in Washington’s farewell). The allusions were present, but the similarity stops there. Here’s why.....
Would Rex Tillerson Continue Obama's Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Foreign Policy Activism?
Although many have claimed that the State Department is "irrelevant" when it comes to social issues, the Obama administration has proved in the last eight years that the State Department can be an active agent in promoting the LGBT and abortion agenda around the world...
UK Daily Mail: Scientists Say Kids Made Without Mothers Will Be Sooner Than We Think
....In a new report, the top embryologists at Harvard and Brown Universities urge nations to begin contemplating the legal minefield that would surround mother-less babies. 'With science and medicine hurtling forward at breakneck speed, the rapid transformation of reproductive and regenerative medicine may surprise us,' they write. ....
James Agresti: The Facts of Obama’s Presidency are Quite Different from the Spin in His Farewell Address
The claims in President Obama's recent cover letter and farewell address are based on a series of artful statistics that do more to mislead than inform.....
Atheists Celebrate Victory in Stopping Bible Study at Missouri Schools
A Missouri public school district has put a stop to a Bible study that included clergy, faculty and students, which was known for offering free donuts to student attendees.....
Ancient Origins: 2,000-Year-Old Maya Superhighway Discovered in the Jungle of Guatemala
Until recently, the model for effective road creation and maintenance was ancient Rome. However, the recent discovery of a system of superhighways that once connected pyramidal complexes over a distance of 150 miles (240 km) in Guatemala, means that the Maya civilization may now rival the Romans. ....
CBN News: Federal Court Clears Christian Arrested for Bible Reading
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a Christian man arrested while reading the Bible in front of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in the city of Hemet.....
Historic Baptist Church Hires Same-Sex Couple to Lead Congregation in Nation's Capital....
Matthew Recker:Do Remarks on the Virgin Birth Give 'Street Cred' for Andy Stanley?
...On December 3, Andy Stanley preached a sermon called “Who Needs Christmas” in which he made outlandish, even shocking comments about the virgin birth and other cardinal doctrines. In this message, Stanley attacks Biblical inspiration, declares the foundational doctrine of the virgin birth as unimportant, and places doubt upon its truthfulness....
Thom Rainer: Six Statements That Can Kill a Church
These are statements from church members whose churches have already closed their doors. I am convinced these statements were major contributors to the churches’ demise.....
Jonathan Howe: Five Ways a Church Can Use Social Media When Weather Threatens
....When weather threatens, social media can help your church respond. Here are five guidelines for using social media to keep your members informed during severe weather........
H.B. Charles: How to Get Your Prayer To Work
There are two fundamental reasons why you should pray. First of all, you should pray because the word of God commands it. Secondly, you should pray because it works!....
Slayton: Three Areas In Which Parents Must Persevere
There are few areas of our lives in which we struggle more than we do with perseverance in parenting.....
Tony Merida: Six Ways to Stir Your Affections for Weekly Preaching
....Good exposition isn’t merely theological and methodological; it’s also affectional. It includes both light and heat, intellect and affections, seeing and savoring. ..
Randy White: Dispensationalism for Dummies
 I’m convinced that the evangelical, protestant, reformed, and Catholic churches are filled with bad Biblical interpretation. That’s why I’m writing this brief primer on dispensationalism. ...
Mark Snoeberger: On 'Conservative' Worship
For a couple of decades now we have seen the growth of “conservative” evangelicalism as a buttress against “mainstream” evangelicalism. But what exactly are conservative evangelicals conserving? ...
ERLC:10 Reasons Taxpayers Should Defund Planned Parenthood
On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that as part of the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republican congressional leaders would include a provision that would prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding. Here are ten reasons why every taxpayer should support congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood........
ABC News Reporter: It’s Okay For Us To Lie About Trump Because He Lies Sometimes....
Activists Are Hoping To Turn Donald Trump’s Inauguration On January 20th Into One Of The Biggest Riots In U.S. History....
Christianity Today: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian
For the third year in a row, the modern persecution of Christians worldwide has hit another record high. But the primary cause, Islamic extremism, now has a rival: ethnic nationalism.....
 
Michael S. Heiser: Why the Ark of the Covenant Will Never Be Found
....From ancient times until the present day, people have resisted the idea that God would allow Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Israel’s holiest object. Testifying to the power of this resistance, there are nearly a dozen theories as to how the ark survived. Some of these theories are drawn from biblical events....
Fox News: Thousands of Muslims Reportedly Turning To Christ In Middle East
Thousands of Muslims are turning to Jesus Christ and what they view as the "religion of freedom" amid ongoing bloodshed in the Middle East, reports indicate. Some churches hope that millions of people will accept Christ amid "spiritual hunger" that is forming in the wake of.....
William M. Briggs: Liberal Theology Empties Churches
...Broadly speaking, and using the colloquial understanding of the terms, conservative Protestant churches have had increases this past half century, and liberal churches have had decreases....
National Review: Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Need Our Taxes
What the government giveth, the government almost never taketh away---that’s what Planned Parenthood has been counting on.
Christianity Today: The World’s Most Outstanding Medical Missionary
A missionary surgeon to one of the world’s poorest countries has won the first-ever $500,000 Gerson L’Chaim prize for outstanding Christian medical service.....
Wallace Henley: The Danger of Trump's Impulsiveness
Donald Trump has opportunity to establish new direction in foreign policy, balanced between the blasé idealism and neglect of the Obama era, and the regime-change interventionism that came to characterize Iraq policy under George W. Bush....
CBN News: Stranded During FL Airport Shooting; Woman Goes on 'God Assignment' 
When she texted a friend to share her frustration, she got an unexpected response. Her friend wrote back, "So sorry. God must have some divine appointment for you." The text helped change her perspective about the flight delay and she began to pray and ask God if there was something He wanted her to do. Soon after that, the shooting took place. ...
Breitbart Op-Ed: Trump’s Nationalist Vision vs. the Gospel of Globalism
It’s possible, perhaps even likely, that under President Trump we will once again become a nation for all Americans—even Middle Americans. We could yet be the “city on a hill” that Ronald Reagan so eloquent described. That is, a true center-right “Team America,” united in its determination to work hard and do well, with US citizens coming first. Of course, not everyone thinks that what happened on......
My Only Comfort: Dealing With Abusive Men
....They are the king of the castle and smack their loved ones around just to make sure that they remember it. They belittle, despise and ridicule their wives. They beat and abuse their children. They do these things not because they lose control of their temper. As horrible as it is to be out of control of your temper, these people are even worse. ..
David Cloud: Clothing Is a Language
 It is important to understand that clothing is a language. It is a “social message,” a fashion “statement.”  Wikipedia defines fashion as “a prevailing mode of expression.” It acknowledges that “every article of clothing carries a cultural and social meaning” and observes that “humans must know the code in order to recognize the message transmitted.”  The knowledge of this is the engine that drives the fashion industry, and the child of God needs to understand it, as well. ..
Daniel J. Phillips: Twenty-Six Reasons Why Genesis 1:1 Is the Most Offensive Verse in the Bible
...Forget the ones about homosexuality, Hell, wifely submission, all the rest. Relatively small potatoes, every one of them. If you understand it correctly, Genesis 1:1 is the single verse that should send the modern mind into apoplectic fits of rage.....
Harry Reeder: Inevitable Side Effects of a Church Growth Ministry Model
So why is the church corporately--and professing Christians individually--failing in the God-given mission to be "salt and light"? Let me propose one reason with seven consequences... ....
Hartman: The Good Shepherd is the Forgiver of My Sin
Forgetfulness is rarely a quality that people are proud to possess.  In some scenarios people ascribe it to a lack of character or low intelligence (and to the person doing the forgetting, it can certainly seem that way). However, in the Christian realm forgetfulness can become an asset, especially when it comes to forgiveness. ...
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Headlines & Articles — Wednesday, January 11th, 2016
.;..Death Penalty for Dylann Roof in South Carolina Church Slayings  -Breitbart News
A jury in a South Carolina federal court handed down the death penalty to mass-murderer Dylann Roof. The verdict by the 12 jurors came in after a three-hour deliberation.
..;.Netanyahu to AIPAC Leaders: We Have Solid Evidence Obama Orchestrated UNSC Resolution
Netanyahu on Tuesday afternoon met with a delegation of AIPAC leaders from across the US in Jerusalem and reiterated that Israel possesses “solid evidence” that the Obama Administration had collaborated in the framing of the UN Security Council anti-Israel resolution 2334 condemning the Jewish settlements enterprise and pressured UNSC members to vote in favor. The PM repeated his charge that the president’s decision, taken in his last month in office, constitutes a breach with a long term tradition of administrations from both major parties. 
.;..Sickening Anti-Israel Hatred: Reactions to Cold-Blooded Murder  -Michael Brown
When is a cold-blooded murderer hailed as an international hero? When he's a radical Islamic terrorist who slaughters Jews. They deserve to die!
..;.Former Girlfriend: VA ‘Didn’t Do Anything’ About Ft. Lauderdale Shooter’s Mental Illness   -Breitbart News
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) had been aware of, but did nothing about, the mental problems afflicting Esteban Santiago Ruiz before he attacked Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale international airport.
.;..Dems 'Digging In' To Preserve Abortion Funding     -One News Now
Illinois lawmakers this week are considering a bill that would open the door to taxpayer funding of abortion, including use of Medicaid funds for that purpose. If passed, House Bill 4013 would allow taxpayer-funded grants to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood and end the current prohibition against abortion coverage in state employee insurance plans.
..;.Obama Told Trump White House Isn't Like 'Managing a Family Business'
In an interview with ABC News, President Obama talked about his relationship with Donald Trump and said he told the president elect that running America's government is different from managing a "family business." Obama also shared his views on the U.S. intelligence report about Russia's interference in the presidential election.
.;..Over 98% of Mass Shootings Occurred On Gun-Free Zones, Research Shows
On the heels of the shooting in Fort Lauderdale that took the lives of five people, a new report has surfaced with some breathtaking statistics about where mass shootings take place. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, from the 1950’s through July 10th of 2016, 98.4 percent of mass shootings have occurred on gun-free zones, with just 1.6 percent occurring where citizens are allowed to have firearms with them. 
..;.Sudanese Pastor Escapes Death Penalty - For Now    -One News Now
Pastor Kuwa Shamaal, head of the Sudanese Church of Christ, had been imprisoned with three other Christians, including two other Sudanese pastors and a Czech Christian aid worker since May 2016.  The three others remain in prison. 
.;..Palestinians Call For Mosque Prayers to Protest Possible U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem -Breitbart News
An official says Palestinian leaders are calling for mosque and church prayers “from Pakistan to Tehran, from Lebanon to Oman” this weekend to protest the possible move of the US Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem.
..;.Ten Failed State Department Plans for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
“As a dog that returneth to his vomit, so is a fool that repeateth his folly.” Proverbs 26:11 A former State Department official’s new plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is the latest in a long series of Foggy Bottom proposals for a Mideast solution that went nowhere. 
.;..Disturbing Lessons from the Chicago Beating  - Dennis Prager
There are five important lessons to be learned from this episode.
..;.Facebook Torture Case is Fraught with Politics  - John Kass
.... If the races were reversed, and a mentally disabled black kid were tortured by white barbarians, the political left would be screaming that over-the-top political rhetoric from the right had trickled down and encouraged the brutes. You can argue with me about this, but that won't change it.
.;..Why Planned Parenthood Shouldn't Receive Federal Funding  -John Stonestreet
Planned Parenthood sold baby parts and should be stripped of funding. So finds a select House investigative panel.
..;.Muslim Man Leaves Islam for Christ After Church Sign Language Translator Shares the Gospel
A Muslim man who is deaf gave his life to Christ after a friend invited him to a Christian church where he was introduced to a sign language translation of the Bible for the first time.
.;..Children's Magazine Highlights to Feature Same-Sex Parents in February Issue
Highlights, one of the longest running children's magazines in the U.S., will feature a family with same-sex parents for the first time in its current edition.
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