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  • Limbaugh: Why Did Obama Choose To Become A Christian? He "Routinely" Defends, Promotes Islam

    02/04/2016 1:46:17 PM PST · by Biggirl · 43 replies ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh reacted to President Barack Obama’s address to a mosque in Baltimore a day earlier. According to Limbaugh, it raised a larger question about Obama, which pertained to Obama “routinely” touting Islam and why he chose Christianity over other religions.
  • In Reaching Out to Jews, The Vatican Forgets Who Jesus Is

    12/27/2015 7:23:56 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 12/26/15 | Dr. Michael Brown
    An important new statement from the Vatican on the relationship between the Catholic Church, the Jewish people, and Jesus Christ makes many praiseworthy points. At the same time, it misunderstands Jesus' own mission to His Jewish people, thereby undermining fundamental tenets of the New Testament along with the very nature of the apostolic witness.
  • Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of Christmas

    12/20/2015 9:11:23 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 93 replies
    Christian Today ^ | December 17, 2015 | Kirsten Powers
    ...During this time I was single, and friends set me up on a lot of dates. When they asked me if there were any deal breakers, I explained there was only one: No religious people. Shortly after I made that declaration, I started dating a guy who mentioned, in passing, that he attended a Presbyterian church. I flinched. But I liked him, and because I was so religiously illiterate, I didn’t understand that some Presbyterian churches are evangelical. I assumed he was a cultural Christian, like the few other Christians I knew. A few months into the relationship he confronted...
  • Bachmann: Convert As Many Jews As Possible Because Christ Is 'Coming Soon'

    11/08/2015 11:32:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 262 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | 11/6/2015 | Miranda Blue
    Family Research Council president Tony Perkins has been broadcasting his “Washington Watch” radio program from Israel this week, where he is helping to lead an FRC tour group. Also on the tour is former Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who joined Perkins on the program on Wednesday to share her view that biblical prophecy is being fulfilled all around her and that it was more urgent than ever to convert as many people as possible — including Jews — to Christianity to prepare for the imminent return of Christ. “Almost every article in the paper” has to do with conflicts...
  • Muslim Woman Leaves Islam, Converts To Christianity, And Marries A Christian Man. Her Family...

    08/02/2015 7:48:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/2/15 | Theodore Shoebat
    A Muslim woman in Pakistan, named Nadia, left Islam and converted to Christianity. She ended up marrying up a Christian man named Aleem Masih. Her family was so enraged that they captured them, and shot Aleem to death; they shot Nadia as well, she survived but is in very critical condition, and according to the doctors she will most likely not survive. According to one Pakistani report: Nadias father kidnapped the couple, and he let the rickshaw driver leave while the couple remain seated in the rickshaw on gun point and then he brought the rickshaw in the farms and...
  • Do YOU personally know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior as the Holy Scriptures teach.

    07/22/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by knarf · 260 replies
    The Bible ^ | July 22, 2015 | knarf (inspired by The Ignorant Fisherman)
    Romans 10:13King James Version (KJV) 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Mans journey of faith benefits (Catholic) parish

    03/16/2015 2:48:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Texas Catholic ^ | Michael Gresham
    Justin Fivecoat, a parishioner at St. John The Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell, is one of the honorees who will be recognized Feb. 7 during a Mass for the annual Bishops Awards for Service to the Church. (DON JOHNSON/Special Contributor) TERRELL A local diner, some thoughtful questions and a priest willing to listen led Justin Fivecoat to take a leap of faith three years ago that set him on a path to become an impactful parishioner at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.One thing Ive always sensed about Justin is that I see him as a man after Gods...
  • Is Ted Cruz Born Again ?

    03/11/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by knarf · 218 replies
    RightWingWatch ^ | March 11, 2015 | knarf
    Still, Mr. Lane underscored the advantage Mr. Cruz has with some evangelicals. Asked about the Texas senators faith, he responded, Cruz is obviously born again and goes to First Baptist Houston.
  • Fr Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God - The Journey Home Program ["Works-Righteousness"]

    02/25/2015 3:54:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | 140813 | Marcus Grodi / Terrence Staples
    Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1995 he graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA, with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts. That same year he was ordained a priest for the Arlington Diocese. He is the brother of Catholic apologist Tim Staples.
  • From Atheism to Christianity: a Personal Journey

    02/16/2015 12:18:45 PM PST · by redleghunter · 12 replies
    Be Thinking.Org ^ | 2011 | Philip Vander Elst
    Do you find it difficult to believe in God or accept the claims of Christianity? I did, when I was an atheist, but I changed my mind, and my reasons for doing so may be of interest to you in your own personal journey and attempts to make sense of life. I am a freelance writer and lecturer. Since graduating from Oxford in 1973, with a degree in politics and philosophy, I have spent most of my professional life in politics and journalism, loving, as I do, the world of books, ideas and debate. Two questions in particular have always...
  • Born Again - The Bible Way

    02/01/2015 2:15:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 106 replies ^ | October 4, 2013 | Tim Staples
    Have you been born again, my friend? Thousands of Catholics have been asked this question by well-meaning Fundamentalists or Evangelicals. Of course, by born again the Protestant usually means: Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior through the recitation of the sinners prayer? How is a Catholic to respond? The simple Catholic response is: Yes, I have been born againwhen I was baptized. In fact, Jesus famous born again discourse of John 3:3-5, which is where we find the words born again in Scripture, teaches us about the essential nature of baptism: Jesus answered him, "Truly,...
  • Holocaust Survivor Can't Talk in Schools Because of the "C" Word

    01/30/2015 3:13:15 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    CREAtive Minority Report ^ | January 30, 2015 | Matthew Archbold
    The "C-word" is, of course, Christ. Anita Dittman survived Hitler and the Nazis. Born Jewish, she became a Christian during the Holocaust. And it's that part of her story which is verboten in public schools today. WND: Jews met their death, gave her cause to reflect once again on life under the Nazis. Her message is different now, she says, much different than when she first went public in 1978 with her experience as a Holocaust survivor. Could it happen here? “When I started speaking in 1978-79, people would ask me, ‘Do you think it could happen here in this...
  • Why Is Alice Coopers Religion Back in the News?

    01/03/2015 10:13:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/03/2015 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    My homepage is’t judge.)On December 27, one of their headlines blared, in all caps, “Why Alice Cooper Doesn’t Believe in ‘Celebrity Christianity’”.I thought: What year is it?“Born again Alice” is old news.Back in the “emerging church” 1990s, when Protestants were trying to get hip (again), a rash of magazines appeared. Critics called them “skate park outreach” and they all had semi-tough names like Relevant and Relate. (And lots and lots and LOTS of U2 stories…)In one of them, I read an interview with Cooper, in which he unequivocally took the standard-issue evangelical line that Mother Teresa’s good works...
  • Unbroken and Billy Graham

    01/02/2015 6:16:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Grant Wacker
    Unbroken and Billy Graham The movie and the book about Louis Zamperinis life skimp on the pivotal role of a certain preacher. By Grant Wacker Jan. 1, 2015 Newspaper headlines agreed. Billy Graham heavens super salesman, the Lords top salesmanknew how to close the deal. If he just read from a telephone book, one associate quipped, people would stand up and commit their lives to Christ. Louis Zamperini, who died July 2 at age 97, was a case in point. The Olympic distance runner and World War II hero is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand s acclaimed 2010 biography, Unbroken,...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • Ann B. Davis aka Alice from The Brady Bunch Left Hollywood for Faith: I was Born Again

    06/04/2014 7:17:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 46 replies
    Patheos ^ | 2Jun14 | Rebecca Cusey
    Ann B. Davis, who played the beloved housekeeper Alice in The Brady Bunch, died over the weekend. New information is coming out about her faith and her life. The Associated Press reports: For many years after The Brady Bunch wound up, Davis led a quiet religious life, affiliating herself with a group led by [Episcopal Bishop William] Frey. I was born again, she told the AP in 1993. It happens to Episcopalians. Sometimes it doesnt hit you till youre 47 years old. It changed my whole life for the better. I spent a lot of time giving Christian witness...
  • St Patrick's Confession (The Words of the Real Patrick)

    03/17/2014 4:16:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    St. Patrick's Confession I, Patrick, a sinner, a most simple countryman, the least of all the faithful and most contemptible to many, had for father the deacon Calpurnius, son of the late Potitus, a presbyter, of the settlement of Bannaven Taburniae; he had a small villa nearby where I was taken captive. I was at that time about sixteen years of age. I did not, indeed, know the true God; and I was taken into captivity in Ireland with many thousands of people, according to our deserts, for quite drawn away from God, we did not keep his precepts, nor...
  • Catholic, Are You Born Again?

    02/07/2014 4:44:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 123 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | February 5, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Catholic, Are You Born Again? Have you been born again, my friend?” Thousands of Catholics have been asked this question by well-meaning Fundamentalists or Evangelicals. Of course, by “born again” the Protestant usually means: “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior through the recitation of ‘the sinner’s prayer?’” How is a Catholic to respond?The simple Catholic response is: “Yes, I have been born again—when I was baptized.” In fact, Jesus’ famous “born again” discourse of John 3:3-5, which is where we find the words “born again” (or “born anew”) in Scripture, teaches us about the essential nature...
  • (from April 18, 2011) The hidden exodus:Catholics becoming Protestants

    12/30/2013 9:35:20 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 319 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Apr. 18, 2011 | Thomas Reese
    ......"The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Centers Forum on Religion & Public Life has put hard numbers on the anecdotal evidence: One out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. If they were a separate denomination, they would be the third-largest denomination in the United States, after Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic........."Thankfully, although the U.S. bishops have not supported research on people who have left the church, the Pew Center has. Pews data shows that those leaving the church are not homogenous. They can be divided...
  • You Must Be Born Again

    12/30/2013 8:58:13 AM PST · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    "Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life." -Jn. 5:39 -40 You can study and know the scriptures but not recognize Jesus Christ. The Pharisees did this .
  • Homosexual Born-Again Christians: They Do Exist!

    12/18/2013 3:01:35 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 113 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | December 16, 2013 | James R. Aist
    We should all be aware that there are many people who name the name of Jesus but are not helping homosexual born-again Christians become who Christ really wants them to be. I will not belabor this point, but I will call out these "wolves in sheep's clothing" for what they are, based on what they are doing, regardless of how well-intentioned they may be. Firstly, there are those who seem to have only condemnation, and no compassion, for those who have turned out to be homosexual. They are quick to point out the sinfulness of homosexual behavior, but seem to...
  • Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower

    12/01/2013 5:55:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/22/2013 2:21PM | Kirsten Powers
    Kirsten Powers on her religious awakening.
  • Jews Who Accept Yeshua Are Completely Jewish

    11/17/2013 11:36:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/16/2013 | Dan Delzell
    The One true God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. "I am the Lord, and there is no other, apart from me there is no God." (Isaiah 45:5) In other words, the "Jewish God" is the only God that exists. All the other "gods" among the various religions do not actually rule the universe. In fact, they exist only in the minds of those who seek to obey them and earn their favor. Jewish people know all about seeking to obey God. Moses was given the Law so that God's people would know what God expected of them....
  • Who here is also someone who is Born Again but was not raised in a Godly manner?

    11/16/2013 3:16:42 PM PST · by freedom462 · 108 replies
    What I mean by this is, who else here was from a background and upbringing that did not center around God and did not center around Biblical morals at all and was raised in an environment where God was not a part of the lives of their relatives and closest friends? I wonder because it often seems like overwhelmingly posters around here were raised in a Biblical and Godly manner from birth and had parents who taught them these values and about turning to God from the time they could walk. So I was wondering if there are posters here...
  • The Beautiful Story of how Kirsten Powers Found Jesus. Whats Your Story?

    11/16/2013 12:00:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 130 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 11 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    By: Msgr. Charles Pope Last Week I wrote my testimony of meeting Jesus on a fateful day in November of 1995 (HERE). I have also written of the need that Christians have to better witness in a personal way to the faith, and to the relationship they have with the Lord.The other day I read a beautiful conversion story, a witness story of a woman I have long admired, Kirsten Powers. She is a Fox News Commentator. And while I do not always agree with her political perspectives, she is a solid journalist, she gives fair consideration to all issues,...
  • evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt [Kirsten Powers]

    11/03/2013 10:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 3, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Kirsten Powers in Christianity Today: Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that Id be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt. I remember walking into the Bible study. I had a knot in my stomach. In my mind, only weirdoes and zealots went to Bible studies. I dont remember what was said that...
  • Pope: With Zacchaeus, God remembers: there is no sin or crime that can erase us from Gods heart

    11/03/2013 3:56:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Asia News ^ | 11/3/2013
    "There is no profession or social status, there is no sin or crime of any kind that could erase even one of his children from God's heart and memory. 'God remembers ', he does not forget those He created".  This is how Pope Francis interpreted Sunday's Gospel, which tells of the conversion of Zacchaeus (Luke 19:1-10 ).In front of at least 40 thousand faithful gathered in St Peter's Square - with banners and stadium horns - before the Angelus, the Pope explained the stoy: " This man [ Zacchaeus ] is a lost sheep, despised and ' excommunicated' , because...
  • Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower

    11/03/2013 6:47:04 AM PST · by don-o · 87 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | October 22, 2013 | Kirsten Powers
    Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I'd be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religionespecially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt. I grew up in the Episcopal Church in Alaska, but my belief was superficial and flimsy. It was borrowed from my archaeologist father, who was so brilliant he taught himself to speak and read Russian. When I encountered doubt,...
  • Zacchaeus, the Silly Tree, and the Meaning of Life

    11/02/2013 3:50:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 2, 2013 | Carl Olson
    "Zacchaeus in the Sycamore Awaiting the Passage of Jesus" (Zache sur le sycomore attendant le passage de Jsus) by James Tissot, late 1800s. (Brooklyn Museum/Wikimedia Commons) A Scriptural Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, November 3, 2013 | Carl E. OlsonReadings: Wis 11:22-12:2 Ps 145:1-2, 8-9, 10-11, 13, 14 2 Thes 1:11-2:2 Lk 19:1-10Thats a good question. Ive never really thought about it. The remark was made a number of years ago by a forty-year-old relative who had been asked, What do you think is the meaning of life? Why are we here? His honest answer shocked me. After...
  • A Homosexuality "Fact Checker" for Born-again Christians

    11/02/2013 7:24:32 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 75 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 1, 2013 | James R. Aist
    I believe that it is incumbent upon born-again Christians to become well-informed about homosexuality, even though this is not a topic that is either enjoyable or entertaining to deal with. To help you get an idea of how well-informed you are, or are not, about homosexuality, I have developed this quick and easyto-use Fact Checker. It will not only show you your current level of knowledge of the facts and truth about homosexuality, but it will also point you to key resources that will correct any misperceptions that you may have picked up from the liberal media or well-meaning, albeit...
  • Gavin McInnes: I was a pro-choice atheist. Then I had kids. Now Im a God-fearing pro-life Catholic

    10/30/2013 3:08:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 30, 2013 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Those of you familiar with the ever-foul-mouthed Gavin McInnes, the co-founder of Vice magazine (so bad I won’t link to it) and founder of Street Carnage (another sleazy website I can’t link to), might be shocked by his declaration this week that he considers himself a God-fearing pro-life Catholic.  McInnes’ remarks follow a dust-up with feminists during an appearance on a HuffPo panel, during which he dared to suggest that feminism has made women “miserable” by “trivializing motherhood” and forcing women to “pretend to be men.” In a follow-up interview with The Daily Caller today (WARNING: they didn’t bleep out...
  • What Does "Born Again" Mean?

    09/19/2013 5:41:50 PM PDT · by James R. Aist · 223 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 19, 2013 | James R. Aist
    Many in the Christian church today have, at best, a rudimentary understanding of what Jesus was talking about when he said "You must be born again." False teachers are often quick to invent their own concept of "born again" apart from sound biblical information, so be careful to compare what they teach to the Word of God. A good grasp of the biblical teaching on this subject is important to the understanding of how God saves people and transforms their lives the very essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Removed from MLK Concert

    08/11/2013 3:42:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 71 replies
    AP via Fox ^ | August 11, 2013 | Staff
    Ex-gay gospel singer who says God delivered him from being gay was removed from a concert lineup at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after a request from Washington's mayor. The Washington Post reports singer Donnie McClurkin was scheduled to perform at the concert Saturday evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Several gay rights activities objected to his participation ahead of the event. Doxie McCoy, a spokeswoman for Mayor Vincent Gray, says the Grammy-winning singer decided not perform because the purpose of the event was to bring people together.
  • Former Gosnell Abortion Worker is Finding God, Becoming Pro-Life

    07/16/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The former employee of the late-term abortion clinic Kermit Gosnell ran saw the worst of the worst in the abortion industry. From dilapidated conditions, to late-term abortions and from infanticide of babies born alive to the killing and injuring of patients, the employees at the Philadelphia-based abortion business likely have a significant amount of emotional distress and mental and spiritual health issues they are dealing with now. But Abby Johnson, herself a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic who is now a Christian and pro-life, says a former Gosnell worker is rediscovering a relationship with God and may...
  • Kirsten Powers: How a Liberal Democrat and Former Atheist Came to Know Jesus Christ as her Savior

    07/14/2013 5:59:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Gospel Light Minute ^ | 2 June 2013
    She is a political analyst, blogger, columnist and commentator. She is a Democrat who regularly contributes to USA Today, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal among other publications. She formerly served under the Clinton administration from 1993-1998 and was appointed Deputy Assistant U.S Trade Representative for Public Affairs. In an interview with Focus on the Family, she shares how she converted from atheism to Christianity. She said: I was not looking to be a Christian. The last thing in the world I wanted to be was a Christian. I had grown up as an Episcopalian,...
  • America Must Be Born Again

    06/26/2013 3:21:03 AM PDT · by knarf · 27 replies
    self ^ | june 26, 2013 | knarf
    That's the only answer to something un-fixable.
  • Finally, A Logical Explanation for Once Saved, Always Saved

    06/16/2013 6:39:19 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 108 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 16, 2013 | JP
    I belong to an evangelical Christian church. I subscribe to its tenets. Among them, that there is but one true God. That He created man in His image. That man sinned against his Creator and is, therefore, fallen. That God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son, our Lord Jesus Christ, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Yet, there is one doctrine of the church with which I have long struggled: That once someone is saved, they are always saved. That if a person but calls upon the name of the...
  • Six Million African Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year (?!)

    06/14/2013 7:29:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Muslim Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rafiq A. Tschannen
    This translation of a televised conversation reveals a rare glimpse into the outlook of Muslim scholars who are concerned about Christianitys growth. The invited guest is Sheikh Ahmad Al Katani; the president of The Companions Lighthouse for the Science of Islamic Law in Libya, which is an institution specializing in graduating imams and Islamic preachers. Katani starts off describing the overall problem: Islam used to represent, as you previously mentioned, Africas main religion and there were 30 African languages that used to be written in Arabic script. The number of Muslims in Africa has diminished to 316 million, half of...
  • Hauled Aboard the Ark Conversion Story of Peter Kreeft

    06/06/2013 3:50:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 65 replies
    Coming Home ^ | October 31, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Hauled Aboard the Ark by Peter KreeftI was born into a loving, believing community, a Protestant mother church (the Reformed Church) which, though it had not for me the fullness of the faith, had strong and genuine piety. I believed, mainly because of the good example of my parents and my church. The faith of my parents, Sunday School teachers, ministers, and relatives made a real difference to their lives, a difference big enough to compensate for many shortcomings. Love covers a multitude of sins.I was taught what C. S. Lewis calls mere Christianity, essentially the Bible. But no one...
  • Former abortionist tells Congress: You Must Ban late-term abortions

    05/24/2013 10:56:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Greg Hengler, this testimony to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice may be even more chilling than some of the testimony at Kermit Gosnell’s trial. In part, that&;s because former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levantino describes the “normal” process of later-term abortions, and not just the supposedly outlier practices of Gosnell and his co-defendants. Levantino, speaking in support of a bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks offered by Rep. Trent Franks in response to the exposure of the Gosnell case and others like it, dispassionately describes how abortionists tear fetuses apart limb from limb in such...
  • How the Worlds Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind

    05/19/2013 4:54:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Strange Notions ^ | Dr. Benjamin Wiker
    EDITOR'S NOTE: For the last half of the twentieth century, Antony Flew (1923-2010) was the world's most famous atheist. Long before Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris began taking swipes at religion, Flew was the preeminent spokesman for unbelief.However in 2004, he shocked the world by announcing he had come to believe in God. While never embracing Christianity—Flew only believed in the deistic, Aristotelian conception of God—he became one of the most high-profile and surprising atheist converts. In 2007, he recounted his conversion in a book titled There is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His...
  • Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic Conversion Story of David B. Currie

    05/10/2013 10:47:38 AM PDT · by NYer · 227 replies
    ch network ^ | David B. Currie
    Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic By David B. CurrieThe day President John F. Kennedy was shot is one of my most vivid childhood memories. I was in sixth grade playing on the playground when the rumors started. Just before the dismissal bell at the end of the day, the principal made the announcement over the PA system: JFK had been assassinated.School was dismissed in eerie silence. Tears welled up in my eyes as I walked the half mile home that afternoon. My sorrow was almost overwhelming for a sixth-grader, not only because our President was dead, but primarily because in...
  • Musician delivered from homosexuality, happily married for 29 years

    04/01/2013 11:12:14 AM PDT · by fwdude · 26 replies
    GodReports ^ | March 18, 2013 | Mark Ellis
    He could play the piano by ear in the first grade. His artistic and creative bent set him apart from the other boys, and this sense of being different grew steadily over time. I could hear a song on the radio and sit down and play it, says Dennis Jernigan, acclaimed Christian songwriter and musician. His life is the subject of the forthcoming feature film Sing Over Me that will focus on his deliverance from homosexuality, when God made him a new creature in Christ. Jernigan grew up in Boynton, Oklahoma, a prairie town of only 400 people about 50...
  • Born Again by the Word of God by John D. Morris, Ph.D. | Mar. 28, 2013

    03/28/2013 11:12:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Mar., 28, 2013 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Born Again by the Word of God by John D. Morris, Ph.D. | Mar. 28, 2013 "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." (1 Peter 1:23) Our rebirth into the family of God is quite unlike our natural birth. All human birth and, indeed, due to the universal curse placed on all creation (Romans 8:20-22) at the time of Adam's rebellion (Genesis 3), all plant (1 Peter 1:24) and animal reproduction as well, is "of corruptible seed," withering and dying. Our spirits, however, if we have...
  • Resurrected! Longtime Gay Activist Becomes Christian

    03/27/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was...
  • Michelle Shocked Claims Gay Marriage Will End the World, Venues End Her Tour Instead

    03/19/2013 12:43:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 60 replies
    SPIN Magazine ^ | March 19 2013, 3:04 PM ET | Chris Martins
    At least 10 venues have canceled previously scheduled Michelle Shocked concerts following homophobic speech made bythe former alt-folk icon at a San Francisco show on Sunday night. During her second set at Yoshi's, she took the time to comment on California's controversial Proposition 8, which invalidated the momentary legality of gay marriage in the state, and which is currently under review by the Supreme Court."When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back," she said according to USA Today and others. She was referring...
  • Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

    02/10/2013 4:45:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 117 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2-4-13 | Michael Brown
    I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that I read an article about how this same sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts in tongues while attending church services. What? This is actually a perfect illustration of American charismatic Christianity, where you can say you love Jesus (like...
  • Has Rapper Eminem Really Become a Born-Again Christian?

    01/08/2013 5:40:50 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 37 replies ^ | 01/07/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Rapper Eminem is known for his edgy music, which generally includes explicit lyrics and controversial themes. Thats why last weeks media report alleging that the performer has become a born-again Christian sparked so much interest. While it was enticing for many to pounce on the idea that the formerly-troubled star would have a come to Jesus moment, the entire notion of an intense spiritual transformation is based on an unnamed source who was cited on the web site I heard a doozie recently and Im not sure that I can believe that its completely true, the article announcing the...
  • Eminem Becomes A Born Again Christian?

    01/06/2013 7:34:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/04/2013 | By Vincent Funaro
    Eminem could now be a born again Christian, according to a new rumor. A source from the rapper's hometown of Detroit claims to have witnessed Eminem's transformation firsthand through some of his recent actions, according to He stated that Eminem has been going through many changes as of late and has removed himself "from the depths of the music industry," and has also refused to conform to what is expected from him in the business. Eminem, known for his shock value lyrics as well as his vivid storytelling and superior lyrical capabilities confessed to being a Christian on a...
  • Evangelical school refuses pro-life display on campus

    11/08/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    World News Group ^ | 11.08.12 | Leigh Jones
    Before class last Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, Seth Gruber stood outside his school's dining hall with a sign showing a tiny pair of red, severed hands. Some students who walked by him during the next four hours stared down at their feet as they passed. Others shot him dirty looks. Several told him the graphic pictures of aborted babies were inappropriate and disrespectful. Gruber, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., knew his pro-life activism wouldn't make him the most popular guy on campus. But he didn't expect to meet with so much opposition. Westmont is an evangelical...