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  • Activists Want President To Create Sec. Of Global Warming Cabinet Position

    09/14/2016 9:11:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 9/14/2016 | Chris White
    National security insiders and environmentalists believe the next U.S. president must create a new cabinet position to confront so-called man made global warming. An environmentalist think tank and former members of the military brass argued in a report Wednesday that future presidential administrations must tackle global warming by crafting a cabinet level position to deal with the effects climate change have on national security. The document, which also describes global warming as a “significant and direct” threat to the U.S. military, is the brainchild of Washington-based think tank Center for Climate and Security, as well as senior military officials including...
  • QUIZ: Contemporary Worship Song or Love Song?

    01/28/2015 12:05:06 PM PST · by millegan · 74 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | January 27, 2015 | ChurchPOP Editor
    Yes, yes, the Bible describes the relationship between Christ and the Church as a bridegroom and bride, and the Song of Songs is pretty explicit (and is traditionally interpreted as being about the relationship between Christ and the Church), but still – anyone else feel a bit awkward by this phenomenon?
  • We Will Stand [online concert on January 21, 2015; support persecuted Christians in Iraq, etc.]

    01/21/2015 11:50:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    "Glorifying God with One Voice and One Mind." - Romans 15:6 HCSB CCM United, One Message. Many Voices. Contemporary Christian Music has impacted millions of listeners around the world for the last forty years. In the process, artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patty, The Imperials, Newsboys, Petra, 4Him, Point of Grace, Carman and countless others have become household names.Their albums and songs define a new era of music we now call CCM. But that era actually began with another group of artists including Love Song, Larry Norman, Andrae Crouch, Keith Green, and Evie...
  • Contemporary Christian Music's Sinking Witness: Lack of depth and reverence to the Almighty

    08/04/2014 8:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 343 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2014 | BY CHELSEN VICARI
    Admitting the problem is the first step towards recovery. So let's admit it: if we swop the lyrics of a Taylor Swift ballad with some of today's contemporary Christian worship songs, no one would know the difference. Others have noted the "Jesus-is-your-boyfriend" style worship songs clogging the airwaves of contemporary Christian radio and Sunday morning worship sets lack depth and reverence to the Almighty. They're right. But there's an even bigger problem when contemporary Christian songs downplay, even scold Christian's public witness for the sake of couch-potato Christianity. Last week a fellow pro-life, pro-family activist turned on his local "family-friendly"...
  • Ken Blackwell: Reagan Coalition Must Unite

    12/12/2008 1:49:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 604+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 12, 2008 | Ken Blackwell
    The Reagan Coalition has been key to Republican victories for a generation. And although the issue of judges and the Supreme Court has been thought of as an issue for social conservatives, recent developments should now make it a top priority for the other major GOP constituencies. If effectively communicated, this issue may help fuel a Republican resurgence. Ever since 1980, politicos speak of the three-legged stool of the Reagan Coalition: social conservatives, economic conservatives and national security conservatives. This coalition has been the key to Republican victories for more than a quarter-century. When the coalition is mobilized by an...
  • GOP Strength Rests in Its Core Beliefs by Ken Blackwell

    11/26/2008 8:41:09 AM PST · by Publius804 · 28 replies · 549+ views ^ | November 26, 2008 | Ken Blackwell
    GOP Strength Rests in Its Core Beliefs by Ken Blackwell "It's that time again. Throngs of delirious Democrats are invading the streets and suites of Washington to celebrate their victories in November. "Across town, members of that other party gather in hushed bands, mourning their loss of power, employment and staff. The more prolific have taken the op-ed pages of every newspaper as their pillories, to flog themselves for their defeat. "As a member of that other party, enough is enough. It is time to look forward, not back." I wrote those words for a column in February 1993. Back...
  • GOP Needs a Compelling Vision

    11/13/2008 6:15:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies · 644+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | Ken Blackwell
    In the aftermath of the 2008 election, the Republican Party has begun going through the litany of reasons that they lost. While the GOP must do many things better, the one thing that it must do if it wants to win back power is to put forward powerful ideas that persuade today's voters. President-elect Barack Obama won a decisive victory over Sen. John McCain. Despite Mr. McCain's extraordinary record and his centrist credentials, Mr. Obama's twin themes of change and hope caught fire with American voters, and will now take him to the White House. Recriminations are naturally flying around...
  • Tom “still The Hammer” DeLay Blasts 0buma on MSNBC Hardball

    10/29/2008 6:59:02 PM PDT · by flattorney · 36 replies · 3,000+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | October 29, 2008 | Tom DeLay
    Full Interview Video - 8:08 Minutes Invoking William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay declared that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is a radical and a Marxist. Matthews asked DeLay if he was comfortable with the McCain campaign using phrases like, socialist, communist, anti-American. DeLay said “absolutely". Referring to his recent interview with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Matthews said, “We had someone on this show the other day who said Obama should be checked out for being anti-American. Where would you put him, do you think he’s anti-American?” DeLay said,...
  • Conservative Activists Attack Lampson for Legislative Support of ACORN

    10/26/2008 10:30:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 291+ views
    Coalition for a Conservative Majority ^ | October 16, 2008 | Debbie Guitian Roan
    - - Nick Lampson's Voter Fraud Attacks on Pete Olson "Ironic" HOUSTON - As news came out that the FBI was investigating the liberal organization ACORN for voter fraud, Houston-area conservatives blasted Rep. Nick Lampson for his recent, baseless allegations against Pete Olson. CCM members called on Nick Lampson to repudiate ACORN's actions, citing Congressman Nick Lampson's consistent support of ACORN's legislative efforts in Washington. "I find it ironic that Nick Lampson would make these half-baked, egregious allegations of voter fraud against Pete Olson, when in reality he supports an extremely controversial organization that is currently under investigation by the...
  • Tom DeLay targets US liberals in media war

    11/03/2007 8:15:12 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 44 replies · 279+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/4/2007 | Philip Sherwell in New York
    For a decade, Tom DeLay ruthlessly enforced Republican rule in Washington with such vigour that he was nicknamed "The Hammer". But the party's former leader in the House of Representatives will this month launch a national grassroots movement to combat the liberal activists who he believes outfoxed and outmanoeuvred Republicans to win the 2006 mid-term elections. Mr DeLay, who revelled in his reputation as a no-holds-barred Washington operator as the party's chief whip and then majority leader from 1995 to 2005, aims to instil an army of conservatives across the country with his political street-fighting skills. Tom DeLay: 'I have...
  • HR 6709 It relates to selling of 10% of our strategic oil reserves

    08/17/2008 11:57:26 AM PDT · by buffyt · 9 replies · 251+ views
    Coalition for a Conservative Majority ^ | 8-17-2006 | Patt Snyder
    CCM Members, I and 2 other CCM members attended the Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting held by Congressman Nick Lampson, 22nd Congressional District. He focused the meeting on H. R. 6709 "National Conservation, Environmental, and Energy Independence Act that congress would like to take action on in September. It now has support from 119 members of congress and they hope to have 300 supporters by the time it comes to a vote. There were 28 attendees at the meeting in addition to Lampson and two of his staff. I am guessing that about 6 of the attendees were members of...
  • DeLay, Blackwell launch activist group

    11/17/2007 8:30:47 AM PST · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 7 replies · 425+ views ^ | November 16, 2007 | Jackie Kucinich
    Two polarizing Republican political figures have joined forces to launch an organization that will seek to counter Democratic message groups on a wide range of issues. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) explained in an interview on Thursday that he and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell opted to promote the Coalition for a Conservative Majority (CCM) in conservative-leaning media markets rather than the more traditional method of focusing on swing congressional districts. The markets, which include Houston; Scranton, Pa.; Pittsburgh; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Phoenix and Las Vegas were identified by DeLay as...
  • Concerns About 'Jesus is my Boyfriend' songs - Discussion, Letter to K-LOVE (Vanity)

    10/22/2006 3:23:30 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 22 replies · 3,538+ views
    Note: K-LOVE is a network of radio stations that carry contemporary Christian music songs. The following is a copy of the e-mail I submitted to the K-LOVE general comments address on October 22, 2006. Dear K-LOVE staff: I listen to your station every so often when I do not feel like listening to some of my Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and other epic soundtracks while driving to school and back. I'll admit up front, I'm not terribly fond of some of the music on the station. Please don't misunderstand. I'm a true, Biblical believer. I am a Christian, committed...
  • Musical Mush: Are We Impairing Our Capacity to Think?

    02/06/2006 4:42:50 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 190 replies · 1,790+ views
    February 6, 2006
    When church music directors lead the congregation in singing some praise music, I often listen stoically with teeth clenched. But one Sunday morning, I cracked. We had been led through endless repetitions of a meaningless ditty called, “Draw Me Close to You.” The song has zero theological content and could be sung in a nightclub, for that matter. When I thought it was finally and mercifully over, the music leader beamed at us and said in a cheerful voice, “Let’s sing that again, shall we?” “No!” I shouted loudly. Heads all around me spun while my wife cringed. I admit...
  • The heart of worship

    02/11/2006 2:10:39 PM PST · by LouAvul · 32 replies · 653+ views
    sacbee ^ | 2-11-06
    Traditional hymns to today's praise music: Churches are changing their tune to suit different tastes. snip Around the region, around the country, more churches are offering a menu of services to accommodate the tastes and styles of worshippers. From traditional to modern, churchgoers can pick the service they want to attend based on the type of music and atmosphere they prefer. It is in part a response to the so-called "worship wars" - disagreements over music that have grown in the past few years - and partly an effort to reach new churchgoers. "Music has become a very divisive issue...
  • Christian music? Do you know what your kids are listening to?

    03/03/2005 10:02:32 AM PST · by newsgatherer · 476 replies · 5,890+ views ^ | March 3, 2005 | Larry Austin
    Does the Holy Spirit rock? Rock around the clock? If it is a Christian concert with thousands of Christians present I guess He does. But, let the ticket buyer beware. The first, last and only concert I ever attended was a two day Grateful Dead concert about seventeen years ago. I didn't go to hear the music or whiff the sickly sweet air but to talk to the concert goers about the Lord Jesus Christ. I found the concert goers to be decent people who didn't brush me off. We were all looking for something. I was looking for converts...
  • Christian Singer Song - Red, White & Blue

    12/04/2004 9:15:06 AM PST · by · 2 replies · 324+ views ^ | Dec 4, 2004 | Carman
    This one takes a good while to load, it is a free MP3 but well worth the wait, IMHO.
  • CCM MUSICIANS LOVE SECULAR ROCK: Reasons "Christian" Rock isn't Christian at all!

    06/30/2004 3:27:30 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 443 replies · 1,182+ views
    Fundamental Baptist Information Service ^ | June 30, 2004 | David Cloud
    CCM MUSICIANS LOVE SECULAR ROCK Updated June 30, 2004 (first published June 27, 2001) (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143,; for instructions about subscribing and unsubscribing or changing addresses, see the information paragraph at the end of the article) - One of the problems with Contemporary Christian Music is its refusal to separate from the world. God's Word is very plain about this matter. "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is...
  • A New Song

    05/16/2004 4:44:02 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 27 replies · 273+ views
    KJOS Ministries ^ | October 22, 2003 | Paul Proctor
    Pastor Rick Warren said in a recent article posted on that: “There’s no such thing as Christian music. There are just Christian lyrics”, implying that any and all music is acceptable for worship as long as the lyrics were “Christian” – whatever that means. I would suggest to Pastor Warren that if ACDC were to provide the worship music at his church next Sunday morning, very few of his worshippers would be able to ascertain whether the lyrics were “Christian” or not due to the sheer decibel level created by the instrumentation alone. My question is: Under these conditions,...
  • Philippine Recording Artist To Re-Record Album After Album Caught for Illegal Lyrics

    11/23/2003 4:56:10 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 538+ views
    Philippine Inquirer / GMA 7 ^ | 8/26/2003 | Marinel R. Cruz
    Corrected' Jamie Rivera album to be released Posted: 10:41 PM (Manila Time) | Aug. 26, 2003 By Marinel R. Cruz Inquirer News Service EXECUTIVES of Star Records, which produced Jamie Rivera's "Seasons" album of inspirational songs, have ordered that the album be issued again, this time with the corrected lyrics of one song. Another record company, BMG Music, earlier claimed that the song had been "altered" in Rivera's album and that the song's legal owners were not acknowledged. Heinrich Ngo of Star Records marketing division said the alteration of the lyrics of Rivera's version of "My Life is in Your...