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  • Why Do Clergy Advocate More Gun Control Instead of More Religion?

    02/25/2018 6:58:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    In the aftermath of another school campus mass murder by a deranged individual, there were a myriad of reactions as people tried to come to grips with why this continues to happen. Many of the reactions are expected -- especially those speaking of the need for greater controls over the acquisition of guns. One reaction I don’t understand is why clergy are not calling for more religion instead of more gun control. By now you know that (to their credit) the FBI stated they did not act on a tip received on the Parkland, Fla., murderer that could have potentially...
  • The Evangelist Who Made St. Paul Look Small

    02/24/2018 8:09:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2018 | Paul Greenberg
    He must have been the most wildly successful preacher in temporal history by the time he died in North Carolina, where he was born 99 years ago. He walked with presidents and kings, commoners and the uncommon, yet never lost the common touch. They all learned to call him Billy, and he wouldn't have had it any other way. He stood there like an emissary from another world far beyond this one, yet part of it. His thick hair and blue eyes made him all the more compelling a presence, yet he spoke with an authority not his but his...
  • Sons of Guns: Violence Grows in the Void of Faith and Family

    02/22/2018 7:38:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    While Americans try to cope with the losses in Florida, they're saying goodbye to someone else: America's pastor, Billy Graham. Never has our nation so desperately needed to hear the message of hope and healing that the 99-year-old spent his life sharing. So surely, it's no earthly coincidence that even in Reverend Graham's death, he's forcing us to look in the one place where the answers to this heartbreak lie: up.Torn apart by grief and rage, Americans are frantic to know why our nation is unraveling in one act of violence after another. "We're done with thoughts and prayers!" an...
  • Forced To Resign For Her Faith, This Magistrate Sued The State And Won

    02/22/2018 1:23:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/22/2018 | Bre Payton
    Gayle Myrick, a 68-year-old grandmother of three, loved her job as a magistrate in North Carolina. For almost five years, she set bonds, issued warrants, and granted protective orders to domestic violence victims, all while offering a message of hope to individuals in a tough spot.“You can start over every day,” Gayle would tell the Americans who came before her. “You don’t have to be in this situation forever. There’s plenty of people that want to help you.”She especially loved presiding over marriage ceremonies.“Presiding over two people committing their lives to each other filled me with so much joy...
  • Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

    02/16/2018 1:10:45 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hollie McKay
    From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and imprisonment in a Turkish prison, to carving out a life in Sweden, Annahita Parsan’s story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie. Parsan, a convert from Islam to Christianity and mother of two, has emerged as one of the most prominent religious figures in Europe, both because of her unlikely geographic and spiritual pilgrimage and her decision to reach out to Muslims with the gospel -- at great personal risk. The former refugee is now the leader of two congregations in Sweden. She not only...
  • ‘The View’ star Joy Behar mocks Mike Pence’s Christian faith: ‘That’s called mental illness’

    02/13/2018 4:12:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2018 | Brian Flood
    The women of ABC News' “The View” took a shot a Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith on Tuesday, mocking the former governor of Indiana for talking to Jesus and even calling it a “mental illness.” It all started when they played a clip from “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman discussed the vice president. “As bad as you think Trump is, you would be worried about Pence… everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” she said in the clip. “I am Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks...
  • Trump Defends Religious Liberty at Home and Abroad at National Prayer Breakfast

    02/14/2018 5:49:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/8/18 | Meredith McGraw
    President Donald Trump delivered a measured speech at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., touting America's success in fighting ISIS and defending religious liberties at home and abroad. "When Americans are able to live by their convictions to speak openly of their faith and to teach their children what is right, our families thrive, our communities flourish, and our nation can achieve anything at all," Trump said. Much work will always remain, but we will never rest until that job is completely done and we are really doing it like never before. We know that millions of people in...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - FEBRUARY 11, 2018 - (Prayer)

    02/10/2018 9:42:48 PM PST · by Faith · 23 replies
    February 11, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Did God Help the Eagles Win the Super Bowl?

    02/06/2018 8:59:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Michael Brown
    I was once heard the story of a father and son who were watching a boxing match. When the fight started, one of the boxers crossed himself, prompting the son to ask, “Dad, will that help him win the fight?” The father responded, “Only if he can punch.” And that begs the question: Does God really get involved in sports events? Does He care who wins a boxing match – or football game? On the one hand, you could argue that God is sovereign, and if He knows the number of hairs on our head, and not one bird falls...
  • Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study — Defiantly Declares ‘I Will Not Stop Being A Christian’

    02/01/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country.” The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study. Carson regularly attends this meeting along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to CBN News. The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
  • 'Faith guru' accused of unwanted touching, kissing, and more

    01/28/2018 7:21:16 AM PST · by tiredofallofit · 7 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/27/2018 | Ruby Cramer
    Touching, inappropriate comments, and an untenable work environment: A woman who worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign made those complaints about her boss, a faith and values adviser, in 2007. He was punished, but not fired, by Clinton. Six years later, still in her world, he landed the top job at a pro-Clinton super PAC as a well-connected operative close to “the boss lady.” There, former staffers say, his behavior wasn’t any different.
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - JANUARY 28, 2018 - (Prayer)

    01/28/2018 12:24:50 AM PST · by Faith · 26 replies
    January 28, 2018 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Christianity Gets a Faith Lift... from Harvard

    01/24/2018 1:52:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | January 23, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    Liberals have stuck to a pretty consistent strategy in dealing with American Christianity: If you repeat something often enough, people will start to believe it. With the media's help, they set out to convince the country that evangelicals were dying on the political vine. But, as so often happens, they were proven wrong on the biggest of stages when, in 2016, the church's "withering" influence proved to be anything but. Since then, teams of researchers have been trying to get a read on the state of Christianity in America -- and what they've found might surprise you. After years of...
  • Hawaii Missile-Scare Fills Churches, Sends Confession Lines Out the Door

    01/20/2018 5:43:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/18/18 | Lisa Bourne
    January 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The ballistic missile alert last weekend that had countless people in Hawaii panicked for roughly one half-hour with the thought that death was imminent did something the Catholic Church, on the whole, has struggled to do of late – it got people into Mass and Confession. Reports of soul searching, prayer, and a return to the Sacrament of Penance surfaced after the missile scare. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL,” was the alert sent throughout the Pacific island state on Saturday morning, January 13. Residents and visitors...
  • Quote from late Justice Antonin Scalia

    01/17/2018 3:00:04 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world. - Antonin Scalia
  • Church Chuckles

    01/10/2018 2:47:24 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    email from a friend | 01/10/2018 | unknown
    Why Go to Church? One Sunday morning, a mother went in to wake her son and tell him it was time to get ready for church, to which he replied, "I'm not going." "Why not?" she asked.  "I'll give you two good reasons," he said. "One, they don't like me, and two, I don't like them."  His mother replied, "I'll give you two good reasons why you SHOULD go to church: One, you're 59 years old, and two you're the pastor!" The Picnic  - A Jewish Rabbi and a Catholic Priest met at the town's annual 4th of July picnic. ...
  • Five Scriptures to Super Charge Your New Year

    12/31/2017 6:42:03 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 5 replies
    Perhaps our greatest need in the New Year is to get into God’s Word. This past year, many people have shared their opinions, but now God wants to speak.
  • Religion's Psychological Effects on Non-Believers

    12/29/2017 1:14:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 29 Dec, 2017 | Jamin Halberstadt & Brittany Cardwell
    Sick of tinsel, carols and talk of virgin birth? In New Zealand, Australia and many other countries, it’s hard to escape Christmas in December. But even if you don’t believe in Christ or a God, religion can still be a powerful force. Research shows that even nonreligious people may hold unconscious beliefs linked to religion that can affect their psychology. By many measures, religion in Australia, New Zealand and the USA is declining – but Christianity still shapes the culture and politics of these societies, from the holidays celebrated to values officially endorsed. It’s not that surprising that religious symbols...
  • Loving God with Our MINDS---a Tribute to the Late R. C. Sproul

    12/21/2017 6:20:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    The greatest command, said Jesus, is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Sometimes missing today among many professing Christians is the emphasis on the mind.A great evangelical theologian died December 14, 2017, R. C. Sproul (rhymes with role), the founder of Ligonier Ministries. And I think he exemplifies the notion of loving God with our mind, as well as our other faculties. Even his radio program was called “Renewing Your Mind with R. C. Sproul.”Sometimes one gets the impression that the more religious you are, the less likely you are to be educated. But...
  • Trump to reporters before prayer: 'You need it more than I do'

    12/20/2017 11:25:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/20/17 | Joe Concha
    President Trump told reporters that they were allowed to stay for his prayer with Cabinet secretaries on Wednesday because "you need it more than I do." "You need the prayer more than I do, I think. You may be the only ones," he said, to laughter from the Cabinet. "We thank you for the president and for Cabinet members who are courageous, who are willing to face the winds of controversy in order to provide a better future for those who come behind us," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in the prayer. "We're thankful for the unity...