Snyder: Why Melania Trump
Leading The Public In The Lord’s Prayer At A Rally In Florida Was A Historic
We just witnessed
Melania Trump’s finest moment as First Lady so far. After a week
in which her husband declared war on the mainstream media, Melania absolutely
electrified a huge crowd at a rally in Melbourne, Florida by reciting the
Lord’s Prayer. What Donald Trump had to share afterwards was remarkable
as well, but that night will always be remembered for what Melania did.
After beginning with the phrase “let us pray”, Melania stunned the entire
world by slowly but carefully leading the crowd in the Lord’s Prayer, and
it is being reported that the assembled throng responded to her prayer
with “thunderous applause“. ....
|Anne Graham Lotz Praises
Melania Trump's 'Courageous' Lord's Prayer Reading Amid Heavy Ridicule....
of England Takes a Step Toward Gay Marriage
England clergy have appeared to signal support for gay marriage after they
rejected a bishops’ report which said that only a man and woman could marry
in church. The report recommended that the bar on same-sex church marriages
continue but that a more welcoming attitude towards homosexuals should
be shown by congregations. However, the motion was rejected by clergy at
the General Synod who voted.....
|Pope Francis: 'Muslim
Terrorism Does Not Exist'
also reiterated his conviction that all religions promote peace and that
the danger of violent radicalization exists equally in all religions. “There
are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and
with intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed
on hate and xenophobia,” he said. .
Megachurch Puts Southern Baptist Funds on Hold Over Leader’s Opposition
megachurch has put its Cooperative Program funds on hold as leadership
reevaluates the church’s support of the Southern Baptist Convention’s causes.
Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, is taking issue with “various
significant positions taken by the leadership of the Ethics and Religious
Liberty Commission that do not reflect the beliefs and values of many in
the Southern Baptist Convention,” executive pastor Mike Buster told The
|UK Guardian: Roe
v Wade— Plaintiff's Death Highlights Weakening of Abortion Rights in US
the end was near, McCorvey gave her friends and fellow activists a mission
the day before she died, according to her friend Janet Morana. “She wanted
to tell everyone to continue the fight,” said Janet Morana, executive director
of Priests for Life. But while McCorvey died in a country still shaped
by the case that bears her pseudonym, the practical realities of abortion
access may more closely resemble the country of her youth than she imagined.....
|Virginia Town Cancels
Ark Encounter After Atheist Backlash
visit to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum was just one of dozens of
trips that Christiansburg Parks and Recreation offered to Virginia families
this spring. However, the city crossed the trip off the itinerary after
facing outrage from a prominent atheist group. The Wisconsin-based Freedom
from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a......
Dire Cost of Europe’s Multiculturalism
to which the multiculturalist European Union (EU) elites will go to suppress
free speech in the interest of promoting non-European immigration is astonishing
and alarming. It means that Middle Eastern Arabs and South Asian
Muslims are immune from prosecution and deportations, despite committing
rapes on native European children and adult women. When a sane voice
is raised... it is penalized.....
the New Leader of One of the Biggest Religious Liberty Organizations
of ADF, Farris says he will defend religious liberty, something over time
he had become “more and more concerned about.”....
Teacher Under Probe After Calling Students Who Invited Her to Church 'Cretins'
S. Kidd: The Faith of George Washington
subject is more debated today than the role of faith in the American founding.
These debates often focus on the faith of the founding fathers: Jefferson,
Franklin, Adams, Madison, and George Washington... But the nature of these
major founders’ personal faiths is rarely straightforward, and Washington’s
own faith remains an enigma.....
an Evangelical to Do? —Part Two
schools, mission boards, and fellowships can be taken in by theologians
and leaders who don’t betray any sign of a threatening character, what
should our posture be toward those who do? If we’re to be alert lest we
be deceived about religious teachers who look like sheep, how are we supposed
to respond to religious teachers who don’t?...
Gretchen Fant: My
Beloved and My Friend
search the Scriptures on the subject of sexual intimacy, an obvious place
to start is the Song of Solomon — the book of the Bible that gives us a
picture of God’s design for the physical relationship in marriage. In this
book God reveals to us......
Bible Passages Predict the A.D. 70
A.D. 70 witnessed
the catastrophic destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple by the
Romans. This is a historical fact and one that the Bible predicted. But
the issue of which Bible passages predicted the A.D. 70 destruction of
Jerusalem is heavily debated. Put simply, there are many differing views
and combinations concerning which Bible passages refer to the A.D. 70 destruction
of Jerusalem. ....
Religious Right Must Lose’
important for traditional Christians. It might be more important than you
think it is. The ACLU, most of the media, the legal establishment, the
Democratic Party — they all hate us. I mean, hate us. If Barronelle Stutzman
were a Muslim, we never would have heard of this story. She is a Southern
Baptist, therefore she must be destroyed. To paraphrase Terry Mattingly,
the Grand Unified Theory here is: The Religious Right Must Lose.
This will never end. It will never, ever end. Best get that learned now.
This case is going all the way to the US Supreme Court...I would not bet
money on that judgment going in Stutzman’s favor......
Federal Agency Is Targeting a Family Business. A Religious Liberty Organization
Is Calling on Trump to Protect It.
liberty organization is asking President Donald Trump to sign a proposed
executive order that would protect the religious freedom of a family-owned
business and others like it from the punitive actions of an executive agency.
“The Vander Boons are at risk of having their plant shut down and their
employees left jobless because of the [Department of Agriculture’s] unfair
targeting of the Vander Boons for their religious beliefs,” wrote Michael
Farris, the new president of legal defense organization Alliance Defending
White: Why Your Church Won’t Be Able to
Find a Pastor
For many small
to medium-sized churches, it is already difficult to find a pastor. And,
unfortunately, I see the time coming when it is almost impossible for biblically
solid churches to find a pastor. I already know of a handful of small churches
that are looking for a pastor, want a pastor, and can even pay a pastor,
but they simply can’t find a pastor. What is the problem? The church culture
is completely at odds with Biblical teaching, and the social culture is
at odds with the church. The smaller the church, the greater the challenge
will be. This article is written with the smaller church in mind......
Joel Osteen Is So Appealing
to quantify charisma, but by any measure Joel Osteen has some pretty impressive
stats...The 53-year-old pastor, with his boyish good looks, ubiquitous
incisors, and his impeccably coiffed mane of wavy, brown locks, oversees
a budget estimated at upward of $70 million. He has penned no less than
seven best sellers, has amassed a net worth estimated at $40 million, with
book sales and related revenue reportedly exceeding $55 million, and lives
in a 17,000-square foot, $10.5 million mansion. All of it is built upon
the personality—the words, the wisdom, and in no small part the charisma—of
the man the congregants of the nation’s largest charismatic church refer
to, simply, as “Pastor Joel.” So, what is it that makes Osteen different
from the rest of us? What is the source of his magical magnetism?....
Shack, authored by William Paul Young, is a novel that explores the issue
of why God allows pain and evil. It is a fictional account of a man who
is bitter against God for allowing his youngest daughter to be murdered
and who returns to the scene of the murder, an old shack in the woods,
to have a life-changing encounter with God. The “God” that he encounters,
though, is not the God of the Bible. Published in 2007, The Shack
was on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks. ....