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  • Catholic Bishops Pander To Washington State Politics Rather Than Defend Their Faith

    05/28/2020 10:28:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Carina Benton
    Bishops are keeping sacraments suspended indefinitely and allowing Washington churches to be treated differently than other establishments in terms of opening. Washington state Catholic leaders would rather stick it to the president than let him defend their right to celebrate Mass. Following President Donald Trump’s direction on Friday for states to allow houses of worship to reopened and to declare public worship as essential, Gov. Jay Inslee immediately thumbed his nose, and Washington bishops quickly follow suit.In a disappointing response, the bishops demonstrated that rather than stand up for their flock and acknowledge the president’s commitment to religious freedom, they...
  • 10 Notable Faith-Conscious Films On Disney Plus And 5 Still In The Vault

    05/23/2020 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    Particularly since the dawn of the 20th century, Judeo-Christian archetypes and imagery have stirred the American imagination, as reflected in these 10 films on Disney Plus. One can only speculate what British author C.S. Lewis, who spent his boyhood in rural Ireland a century ago, would think of todays WiFi-enabled home entertainment revolution. Doubtless, the Christian apologist would be curious to see movie versions of The Chronicles of Narnia his best-selling mythic allegories grounded in virtues and sacraments on Disney Plus. The streaming service has two big-budget Narnia adaptations listed right between modern updates on Winnie the Pooh...
  • Soldiers of the Cross, Press Onward and Be Not Offended!

    05/20/2020 7:37:52 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 5/20/20
    For the servant (slave) of Christ (His soldier); all that he/she possesses is at the total disposal of Almighty God, to be used for His honor and glory here in time (Romans 12:1-5). Be not offended by what God wills, allows or uses in your life to further the Gospel message to a lost and dying world (Matt 11:6, Rom 8:28). Endure hardness as a good soldier (2 Tim 2:3-4). Sometimes the very thing in which we are seeking to preserve or save is to be on the chopping block and removed. Fret not my beloved, Almighty God is in...
  • Tributes Pour in for Beloved Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias: I Join the Thunderous Applause of Heaven

    05/20/2020 3:44:12 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    FaithWire ^ | 19 May 20 | Tr Goins-Phillips
    As believers around the world mourn the death of beloved Bible teacher Ravi Zacharias, popular Christian leaders are posting their own tributes. I join the thunderous applause of Heaven, wrote Louie Giglio, founding pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, in a tribute to the late apologist. Zacharias passed away Tuesday at the age of 74 after a battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer in the itinerant speakers spine. Zacharias had traveled to Houston for chemotherapy treatment after the cancer was found by surgeons performing back surgery on him. He was subsequently sent home to Atlanta after...
  • Good News: Crisis has Closed Churches, but Americans Feeling more Religious Anyway

    05/05/2020 6:11:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | May 5, 2020 | Matt Philbin
    The left is salivating about using the pandemic crisis to force massive changes to American society. Average Americans, of course, just want to go back to work or to the mall or to church. And those desires -- in particular the last one -- could present a formidable stumbling block in the sprint to the new progressive future. Despite years of eager predictions to the contrary, the opiate of the masses is not dead. In fact, its feeling better. Since the pandemic began, secular progressives in the media have been spewing venom at Evangelical Christians, blaming their purportedly anti-science...
  • Courts Begin To Halt Selective Government Bans On Americans Worship

    04/21/2020 8:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 21, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    Abolishing group gatherings is fine if such limits apply to everyone, but if they only apply to churchgoers that’s a moral and legal problem. The COVID-19 panic has prompted local and state government officials to temporarily shut down businesses, large group gatherings, and anything else they deem unsafe. Unfortunately, some local officials have taken this too far by targeting religious people. In some states, people of faith have filed lawsuits alleging local authorities have violated their free exercise and free speech rights.Even during a global health scare, we must fiercely protect our First Amendment rights. Let’s go through some recent...
  • View Free Videos from Illustra Media

    04/17/2020 11:28:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    During this period of uncertainty and massive change in the normal cycle of our daily routines, the Illustra Media staff, board of directors, and our distributor (RPI) want to offer encouragement and hope through the films we have produced during the past 20 years.For the next 60 days, we will make streaming of our full length documentaries available free of charge. Click on any of the titles below to access the English versions. To stream international translations click here. You may bookmark this page for future reference. Please feel free to share it with your friends, family, and social media...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo: More Powerful Than God? "We brought the numbers down. God did not do that, faith did not do that..."

    04/17/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2020 | By Bill Zwerger
    How else would one interpret his presumptuous proclamation at his latest press conference? What in hell (no pun intended) would prompt NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo to exclaim, in a most haughty manner, that in regard to "flattening the curve" (man, do I despise that term) "We brought the numbers down. God did not do that, faith did not do that..."? I mean, I realize that he ranks very high (top three by my calculations) on the list of America's most narcissistic public figures, but this is the next level arrogance.  If you think that this is even too much...
  • Trump Cabinet Bible Leader Sets Media Straight on 'God's Wrath,' President's Faith

    04/12/2020 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/11/2020 | Art Moore
    'More believers in D.C. than at any other time in modern American history' Members of President Trump's Cabinet who meet weekly to study the Bible now have an extra measure of empathy for the man who leads them each Wednesday morning. Ralph Drollinger made headlines when some media outlets accused him of declaring in one edition of the Bible study notes he prepares each week that the coronavirus pandemic was God's wrath on the nation. Drollinger told WND in an interview he actually was reacting to some Bible teachers making that claim, "trying to get out in front of the...
  • As COVID-19 Closes our Churches, a Surreal Story About the Resurrection, Faith, andHope

    04/12/2020 4:20:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 12, 2020 | Douglas MacKinnon
    Over the course of the last few days, a number of people have reached out to me to say: If ever there was a time for people to read about your little story and vision regarding the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is now. The story to which they are referring is titled: The Forty Days A Vision of Christs Lost Weeks. I feel it important to stress that I did not take a dime for the book and believe the only thing you do with a spiritual project such as this, is help charities in need. For me,...
  • 'American Pie' singer Don McLean says music no longer exists because of 'nihilistic society'

    04/11/2020 9:01:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/11/2020 | Melissa Roberto
    Don McLean, the 74-year-old singer best known for his 1971 hit American Pie, says he is not impressed with the music of today. The singer-songwriter believes times have certainly changed since his early days in the music industry, and hes claiming there is no longer music of substance when he turns on the radio. The folk-rock singer sat down with Tom Cridland for his YouTube series The Greatest Music of All Time to reflect on his musical career highlights. During the candid conversation, McLean partially discusses his political views, claiming that politics no longer really mean anything, and he likened...
  • 'True Christians don't mind dying of COVID-19 if they're infected at church': Louisiana pastor insists on still holding services as he faces charges for already having defied state's ban on public gatherings

    04/09/2020 4:00:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    A Louisiana preacher insists on still holding services despite his state being a coronavirus hotspot and orders aimed at curbing the deadly outbreak because his congregants are ready to die for their faith. The Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Central City already faces six misdemeanor charges after he held Palm Sunday services last weekend that attracted hundreds to his church, including many who came in 26 packed buses. Spell was unapologetic when asked in an interview if he thought he would have blood on his hands if one of his congregants becomes infected and dies. 'Like any...
  • A Socialist Governments Persecution Of A Cardinal - Leftist Daniel Andrews Must Resign.

    04/08/2020 1:06:38 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 7 replies
    In 2018 Cardinal George Pell was found guilty in the State of Victoria of raping two choir boys just after leading a mass in a busy cathedral. One of the boys denied being raped but the Cardinal was found guilty. Witnesses said the Cardinal was at the front of the church when the alleged rape was supposed to have taken place but the Cardinal was found guilty. He was imprisoned mostly in solitary confinement for 404 days in his late 70s. Two days ago (Australian time) the seven Justices of the High Court Of Australia unanimously overturned the conviction. The...
  • Revisiting Wordsworth's Ode : Intimations of Immortality.

    04/07/2020 1:59:36 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    I love Wordsworth's original but I also find value in refocusing on God.
  • Faith During Crisis An American Strength

    04/07/2020 7:55:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 7, 2020 | Robert Charles
    Something odd is happening or perhaps not so odd. The coronavirus is causing more Americans to seek out, rely on, and expressly draw comfort from prayer placing their faith in a loving Gods mercy. This is not a matter of conjecture, but survey-supported fact. According to the non-partisan Pew Foundation, more Americans admit they are turning to prayer in this coronavirus crisis than at any recent time. Just as during the height of World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans are revisiting faith. In 2017, the Pew Foundation reported, after surveying 35,000 Americans, that...
  • Jewish communities in NY continue to hold religious gatherings despite orders

    04/07/2020 4:22:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 7, 2020 | Staff
    The centuries-old premium Jewish communities place on religious gatherings is running headlong into the need for isolation amid the unyielding coronavirus pandemic. Like other religious institutions, Jewish communities around the country are attempting to adapt their traditions to government guidance designed to protect against the virus' spread, like holding online services and gatherings: virtual prayer in the wake of the current epidemic. But in and around New York, authorities complain that, far from discouraging gatherings, a few Orthodox Jewish leaders are leading prayer groups, celebrations and receptions that have been specifically prohibited by emergency orders in both New York and...
  • Steady, devout Mike Pence leads coronavirus fight past the haters

    04/05/2020 2:25:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2020 | Grace Curley
    Since no one in the mainstream media would ever dare write this, allow me: Id like to give a round of applause to Vice President Mike Pence. I cant wait for the Trump-Deranged trolls to lose their minds as they read that opener. Take a deep breath guys, because Im just getting started! Weve always known that the vice president is a religious man. I mean, how could we forget? Since the day he was picked as VP in 2016, the media has never missed an opportunity to mock him for being an evangelical, born-again Christian.
  • Churchgoers Flock to Hear Louisiana Pastor Despite Virus Ban

    04/02/2020 5:57:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/1/20 | Melinda Deslatte, Stacey Plaisance, Chevel Johnson
    CENTRAL, La. (AP) Buses and cars filled a Louisiana church parking lot for another service Tuesday evening as worshippers flocked to hear a Louisiana pastor who is facing misdemeanor charges for holding services despite a ban on gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. A few protesters turned out, too, including a man shouting through a bullhorn against those gathering at the Life Tabernacle Church in the city of Central, where pastor Tony Spell has been holding services. Another demonstrator held up a sign reading: "God don't like stupid." Afterward, people began leaving the church, some chatting outside the front doors,...
  • Why Blame Communists For The Wuhan Virus When You Can Blame Christians?

    04/02/2020 7:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    We most certainly are living in coronavirus hell, but Christians aren't the ones who got us here. If Murphy’s Law promises that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong,” what we’ll call the law of religion — which could rightly be attributed to Jesus himself — assures that “if Christians can be blamed for something, they will be.” It has become abundantly clear the coronavirus is no exception.Heroic nurses, doctors, and first responders are risking their safety to save others. Many private businesses are doing everything they can to preserve their payrolls, with some even stepping up in innovative...
  • Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessels attack on faith

    04/01/2020 5:10:51 PM PDT · by Mike Westfall · 13 replies
    The Alpena News ^ | 3/7/2020 | Mike Westfall
    This is a new generation of elected political representatives refusing to respect, recognize, or answer to God. Their desire is to terminate the Judeo-Christian moral standard, which interferes with their personal ideology, political causes, and chosen lifestyles. This self-serving revelation is totally redefining our culture and could severely weaken, if not destroy, our nation.