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  • I Admit, I’m Christian Because I Need a Crutch And I’m Brainwashed

    07/14/2014 12:30:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    I cannot understand how atheists are able to ignore the spiritual realm as if it doesn’t exist. They explain away miracles and supernatural events as if these thousands of occurrences over many years are all just random. I’ve had hundreds of answers to prayer in my life, but atheists tell me they’re all coincidences. One of the most frequent arguments I hear against my faith is that I believe in God because I’m “weak” and need some kind of support. Really? Me? Weak? I may be horribly flawed, but I wouldn’t describe myself as weak, after all the loudmouthed articles...
  • Chilling! Democrat Tells Religious Americans: You Must Choose Between Your Faith or Your Business

    07/11/2014 8:11:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/11/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Progressive Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer (NY) admitted Thursday that he doesn’t even know what Hobby Lobby sells. He tacitly admits that he doesn’t care that it is a family-owned business. Nevertheless, in announcing that the Democrats will pursue legislation to overthrow the Supreme Court’s decision of last week, Schumer explicitly ordered Americans to choose between our livelihoods and our religious beliefs. “Think of the difference,” Schumer says. “You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion, and the government gives you a wide penumbra. You don’t have to form a...
  • The Faith of Our Fathers: Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity?

    07/06/2014 8:09:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Stand to Reason ^ | Greg Koukl
    Was the faith of the Founding Fathers deism or Christianity? What does the answer mean for us today? Both the secularists and the Christians have missed the mark.There's been a lot of rustle in the press lately--and in many Christian publications--about the faith of the Founding Fathers and the status of the United States as a "Christian nation." Home schooling texts abound with references to our religious heritage, and entire organizations are dedicated to returning America to its spiritual roots. On the other side, secularists cry "foul" and parade their own list of notables among our country's patriarchs. They...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/06/2014 6:53:55 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 6, 2014 | Faith
    Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. II Corinthians 12:10
  • When Beliefs and Facts Collide

    07/05/2014 8:16:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2014 | Brendan Nyhan
    Do Americans understand the scientific consensus about issues like climate change and evolution? At least for a substantial portion of the public, it seems like the answer is no. The Pew Research Center, for instance, found that 33 percent of the public believes “Humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time” and 26 percent think there is not “solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades.” Unsurprisingly, beliefs on both topics are divided along religious and partisan lines. For instance, 46 percent of...
  • Christian Baptism

    06/26/2014 3:43:27 PM PDT · by GarySpFc · 12 replies
    Evidence for Jesus Christ ^ | June 15, 2014 | Greg Finch
    Christian Baptism Since the Protestant Reformation, the issue of baptism has been a source of much controversy. While arguments about doctrine have become less prevalent in recent years as such topics have become less in vogue, there continues to be disagreement over this subject – though it seems as though it ought to be a relatively straightforward and simple topic. This piece is not a comprehensive study of all the various issues associated with baptism with a lengthy series of ‘proof texts’ – there are plenty of articles like that which have been written over the years. Instead, I am...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    06/22/2014 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Faith · 18 replies
    June 22, 2014 | Faith
    But these are written, that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you might have life through His Name. John 20:31
  • Bill Maher and not understanding either faith or the Bible

    06/16/2014 5:45:16 PM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    CNA ^ | 6/16/2014 | Father Robert Barron
    don’t know what possesses me to watch “Real Time With Bill Maher,” for Maher is, without a doubt, the most annoying anti-religionist on the scene today. Though his show is purportedly about politics, it almost invariably includes some attack on religion, especially Christianity. Even during a recent interview with former President Jimmy Carter, whom Maher very much admires, the host managed to get in a sharp attack on Carter’s faith. Just last week, his program included a brief conversation with Ralph Reed, the articulate gentleman who used to run the Christian Coalition and who is now a lobbyist and activist...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation - Father's Day

    06/15/2014 10:46:49 AM PDT · by Faith · 14 replies
    June 15, 2014 | Faith
    Like as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities them that fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. - Psalm 103: 13-14 And you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. -Ephesians 6: 4
  • NYC Cabbie: Jesus Gets You Through the Night Shift

    06/15/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | 5/30/14 | Jamey Brown
    Do you dread your work day or some task in your life? Maybe the sole purpose of your eight or twelve hour “cross” is simply a moment or two when you can lift someone’s spirits and steer them towards Jesus, who will then steer them towards heaven. This opportunity happened to me twice in one night.A Little Kindness in HasteA grey-haired man and his teenage daughter frantically hailed me in front of Grand Central Station on 42nd Street and asked me to take them to the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street. He was trying to make a...
  • Pope: Half-hearted Catholics aren't really Catholics at all

    06/06/2014 11:46:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 334 replies
    cns ^ | June 5, 2014 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Those who insist others pray and believe exactly like they do, those who have alternatives to every church teaching and benefactors who use the church as a cover for business connections may call themselves Catholics, but they have one foot out the door, Pope Francis said. "Many people say they belong to the church," but in reality have "only one foot inside," the pope said June 5 at the morning Mass in the chapel of his residence. (CNS/Paul Haring) "For these people, the church is not home," but is a place they use as a rental...
  • The Most Inspiring Christian Since Helen Keller

    06/08/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 33 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 8, 2014 | JP
    I’d heard of Nick Vujicic. I’d caught a glimpse of him on Christian television. But nothing prepared me for his recent appearance at my church. A mighty man of faith, Vujicic delivered one of most powerful, spirit-filled messages I’ve ever heard. I think the Australian-born evangelist the most inspirational Christ follower since Helen Keller. Keller’s life story was immortalized in the 1962 motion picture “The Miracle Worker.” Born in 1880, Helen was 19 months old when she contracted “brain fever,” as the Keller family doctor called it. She was struck blind, deaf and mute. Nearly feral as a child, Helen’s...
  • Why didn’t Pres. Obama negotiate to free the American pastor held in Iran?

    06/07/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 11 replies
    Mid East Faces ^ | 6/8/2014 | Lisa Daftari
    The facts just don’t add up. Our President secretly negotiated a deal to free a man who appears to have deserted his country and put fellow servicemen in danger while there are innocent American citizens being held in Iran, North Korea and Mexico. Why Bergdahl? Lawmakers and human rights groups have called out for the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini, the 34-year-old from Boise, Idaho, who left behind his wife, Naghmeh, and two young children to go back to his homeland on a mission to build a family orphanage. Abedini, who had traveled to Iran many times before, was pulled...
  • Rees Howells: Intercessor - the stunning prayers that preceded the stunning victories in WWI.

    06/06/2014 12:52:44 PM PDT · by PapaNew · 3 replies
    Inspirational Christians ^ | 2014 | Norman Grubb
    Chapter 36 – Russia, North Africa, Italy, “D” Day Victory in the battle of Britain saved the country from invasion, but the enemy sought to recompense himself by heavier, indiscriminate night-bombing, which continued into 1941. The next prayer was greater still. We suppose nothing gave the world a bigger shock through the whole course of the war than when, without a word of warning, Hitler swung round and invaded Russia. God now began to turn the prayers of the College into yet another direction. With the Nazis marching through Yugoslavia and Greece and capturing Crete, and with the menace of...
  • Subday Meditation;Romans 1 ...What God requires, He supplies

    I WILL SERVE No FOREIGN GODSHoly God We Praise Thy Name For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for therein the righteousness of God is revealed…Romans 1:16The book of Romans is unique among the epistles in that it isn’t polemic, that is it isn’t trying to refute any error. Romans is therefore a clear rendering of the Gospel of salvation . Paul calls it the “Gospel of God” , and takes us from the bankruptcy of Jew and Gentile to the glorification of man and creation, all realised by the gospel. Paul begins with the declaration that...
  • The Reasonableness of Religious Belief

    05/21/2014 6:23:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 21, 2014 | Rachel Lu
    I have always been a believer. Among other reasons, that’s because I think rationality demands it.When I talk about “belief” here, I mean it in a very broad sense, which is not synonymous with “Catholic” or even “Christian”; Sikhs, Hindus and Zoroastrians might all qualify, and I myself was raised in the LDS church and not (according to Rome’s decree) validly baptized until the age of 25. When I speak here of “believers,” I am distinguishing those who are prepared to believe in more than what eye can see, ear can hear or elaborate scientific machine can detect.I wouldn’t...
  • Benham brothers say religious liberty is under attack, but the church must engage humbly

    05/21/2014 2:02:53 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue May 20, 2014 16:48 EST | by Dustin Siggins
    CHARLOTTE, NC, May 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- On Saturday, just 24 hours after backlash from the American people convinced SunTrust bank to reopen its partnerships with Benham REO Group, David and Jason Benham thanked supporters on their YouTube channel. "We just wanted to say thank you. We were overwhelmed yesterday with this SunTrust debacle, and SunTrust heard from America. It was unbelievable what took place," David said in the video. On May 15, the Benhams reported on social media that SunTrust had ended its partnership with their company due to their support for the unborn and traditional marriage. The next...
  • Mexican state cancels debate to legalize abortion after massive uprising

    05/21/2014 1:45:39 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue May 20, 2014 16:41 EST | by Sofia Vazquez-Mellado
    MEXICO CITY, May 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In what media are calling an “unprecedented decision,” the Congress in the Mexican state of Guerrero has canceled the debate to pass a bill to legalize abortion-on-demand up to 12 weeks. The bill, which was proposed by Guerrero’s left-wing governor Angel Aguirre, caused outrage within the Mexican society, as LifeSiteNews reported, causing thousands of pro-lifers to take to the streets last week in several cities aronud Guerrero.
  • Even in preschool, 5-year-old Hampton Cove crash victim Micah Brown 'knew Jesus was his best friend'

    05/20/2014 10:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | Lucy Berry
    Micah Brown HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Monday was the day that changed David and Ryann Brown's lives forever. Micah Andrew Brown, a 5-year-old boy who loved riding in fire trucks, the color blue and wearing his rain boots no matter the occasion, succumbed to injuries he sustained when his mother's SUV collided with an 18-wheeler and flipped on Old Highway 431 in front of Hampton Cove Elementary. Ryann and her youngest daughter, Noelle, 3, suffered minor wounds during the wreck, but 9-year-old daughter Sarah and 8-year-old Rebekah remain hospitalized with serious injuries at facilities in Huntsville and Birmingham. Hundreds of mourners...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/19/2014 6:49:05 AM PDT · by Faith · 15 replies
    May 19, 2014 | Faith
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1: 16
  • Compounded Cultural Neglect

    05/13/2014 7:43:32 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 2 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 13, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Since the 1960's era of peace, drugs and "free love," Christians, conservatives and patriots have largely departed the critical heart shaping, storytelling, teaching and communication roles that are essential to preserving America's culture. Rather than "standing in the gap" with courage, the majority of media conservatives and Christians have chosen to take the path of least resistance, sprinting away from the "public square" when demonstrably false, vicious lies and personal attacks are directed our way. We have largely shown the opposite of courage under fire. Turning the other cheek is one thing. Running and hiding like cowards is something quite...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/12/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT · by Faith · 14 replies
    May 12, 2014 | Faiith
    Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord,and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17: 7-8
  • The Cool Kids don’t actually BELIEVE any of that [snip]

    05/08/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 39 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 5/7/2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    In truth, the most salient fact of contemporary Catholic life in the West is the way it is pervaded by the pattern of saying things and then acting as if something else were true. (I’m learning, slowly. Everything below that is sarcasm or the voice of a liar, heretic or apostate is in GREEN.) Indeed. This sentence, penned earlier this week by a secular columnist almost sums up what pretty much everyone is too cowardly to say. In fact, it is the base premise underlying the derivative statement above that is the real 800 pound gorilla sitting squarely in the...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/05/2014 7:18:05 AM PDT · by Faith · 14 replies
    May 5, 2014 | Faith
    And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Social Gospel' Good Enough for Democrats

    05/01/2014 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.vom ^ | May 1, 1014 | Cal Thomas
    Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go. First, some history. Hoping to attract some Evangelical Christian votes more than 20 years ago, former vice president Al Gore wrote that the biblical story of Noah and the Ark could be paraphrased in modern terms, "Thou shalt preserve biodiversity" ("Earth in the Balance" p. 245). Gore also claimed the first recorded instance of pollution was when Cain killed Abel and Abel's blood "falls on the ground, rendering it fallow" (p. 247). Gore seemed fluent in religious language and theology compared to a comment...
  • Politics and Religion: Do They Mix?

    05/01/2014 9:43:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 25 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    Most people would agree that politics and religion are the two most likely topics that divide even the best of friends. Websters dictionary says that politics is the political opinions or sympathies of a person, while it says that religion is a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. I don’t see the difference between the two. When I watch elected officials on the floor of the US Senate or House, I am reminded of an old friend of mine who pastors a church in Columbus, Georgia. He will flail his arms all around...
  • Politics and Religion: Do They Mix?

    04/30/2014 7:57:57 PM PDT · by OneVike · 68 replies
    The Relevant Christian Magazine ^ | 4/30/31 | Chuck Ness
    Most people would agree that politics and religion are the two most likely topics that divide even the best of friends. Websters dictionary says that politics is the political opinions or sympathies of a person, while it says that religion is a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. I don’t see the difference between the two. When I watch elected officials on the floor of the US Senate or House, I am reminded of an old friend of mine who pastors a church in Columbus, Georgia. He will flail his arms all around...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/28/2014 6:55:26 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    April 28, 2014 | Faith
    For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. I Timothy 2:5
  • Faith in Obamacare, or Government, is Misplaced

    04/22/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay. It is as if there is nothing the past can teach us; no wisdom that might be culled from those who have gone before. We buy guidebooks, or go online for information about countries or cities we plan to visit, trusting those who have been there to tell us the best places to stay, see and eat. When it comes to more...
  • Living Water Life’s Daily Bread

    04/21/2014 4:25:58 PM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 4-21-2014 | Revski
    This video has family pets enjoying daily life in the back yard. Voices are wife, grandchild and myself.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/21/2014 7:08:51 AM PDT · by Faith · 16 replies
    April 21, 2014 | Faith
    Peace be unto you; as my Father hath sent me, even so sent I you. John 20:21
  • Voices

    04/20/2014 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Revski
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-2014 | Revski
    This video has family pets and some voices enjoying daily life. The sound effects of the running brook was recorded from the Chepachet R.I. river. Voices are my grandchild and myself. The children song, sang by the eaglet is, (Is Anything To Hard For God).
  • Daily Bread, Eating, Drinking & Singing

    04/17/2014 10:52:52 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Video ^ | 4-17-2014 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video has family pets eating, drinking and enjoying daily life in the back yard. The sound effects of the running brook was recorded from the Chepachet R.I. river. Voices are my grandchild and myself. The children song, sang by the eaglet is, (Is Anything To Hard For God).
  • A Prescription for Life Given By Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

    04/14/2014 1:38:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/13/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In past years on the blog, I have generally published the schedule of the Lord’s final week according to the Scriptures (on the Monday of Holy Week). Since I have done this in years past, I presume most of you have seen it by now. If you haven’t, you can read it here: A Chronology of Jesus’ Holy WeekFor this year, I thought I might look at some of the moments in the Passion Narrative (this year from St. Matthew) and highlight them.The first moment occurs in the Garden of Gethsemane and presents a very good stance for Holy Week,...
  • The Revolutionary Message of Palm Sunday

    04/13/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Mercat · 6 replies
    Word on Fire ^ | Robert Barron
    The texts that Christians typically read on Palm Sunday have become so familiar that we probably don't sense their revolutionary power. But no first-century Jew would have missed the excitement and danger implicit in the coded language of the accounts describing Jesus' entry into Jerusalem just a few days before his death. In Mark's Gospel we hear that Jesus and his disciples "drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives." A bit of trivial geographical detail, we might be tempted to conclude. But about five hundred years before Jesus' time, the prophet Ezekiel had relayed...
  • Are you there God? It's me, Bartram (Libs want God back in school)

    04/13/2014 4:13:28 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 04/13/2014 | Helen Ubinas
    --snip-- This was Thursday night and the two were part of a community meeting on the recent highly publicized violent incidents at the school, including a couple of lunchtime brawls and an assault on a conflict-resolution specialist by a 17-year-old student. Yes, a man charged to keep the peace got his skull fractured. At the start of the meeting, God got a shout-out by one of the speakers. It probably wasn't a bad idea. Given the disagreements over what caused the problems at Bartram, and what it's going to take to fix them, divine intervention may be the only solution....
  • Mickey Rooney’s Greatest Roles: Patriot and Man of Faith

    04/09/2014 11:30:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2014 | Larry Provost
    Actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was a man of great patriotism and faith. These were his greatest roles. The number one box office star in America during the greatest years of the Hollywood Golden Age, 1939-1941, was not Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, or even Jimmy Stewart. It was Mickey Rooney. Rooney died Sunday at age 93. His acting career, begun on Vaudeville and matured in Hollywood, spanned over 90 years and ten decades. Mickey Rooney starred in over 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. Rooney was awarded an Honorary Oscar...
  • Twisting the Scripture: Casting Stones

    04/08/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 79 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | April 7, 2014 | R.G. Yoho
    In today’s society, whenever someone dares to criticize ANY type of action or behavior, it isn’t uncommon for a person to say that “you shouldn’t cast stones.” It has long been my experience that people generally don’t like being told that something they are doing is wrong. It starts as children. But many of them eventually grow out of it and start to behave like moral and responsible adults.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/07/2014 10:43:03 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    April 7, 2014 | Faith
    Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5: 36
  • 7 graphics that appeal to both the beauty and brains of faith...

    04/06/2014 12:15:36 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-6-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    03/31/2014 8:31:10 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    March 31, 2014 | Faith
    "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light." – Matthew 11: 28-30
  • The Religion of Liberalism - Hobby Lobby battles the True Faith

    03/27/2014 5:26:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Supreme Court Justices Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor are concerned. They should be. The religion of liberalism is under attack. The Hobby Lobby fight in the high court? The tussle with the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue over gays pushing their agenda in the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade? The latest skirmish over global warming, aka climate change? The controversy about government funding of Planned Parenthood and the group’s abortion stances? Common Core? The business of turning NASA from a space agency to an outreach group to Muslims? All of these and more are different parts of a wholly formed universe...
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...
  • 'Noah' Movie Director Denies Controversy, Says Film Will Challenge Preconceptions of Non-Believers

    03/11/2014 2:20:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/11/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The director of the upcoming Bible epic "Noah" shot down rumors that the movie had caused a hullabaloo for himself and Paramount Pictures. "There isn't really a controversy," Darren Aronofsky told Variety on Thursday, at "Foundations of the Deep: Noah and the Flood," an art exhibition with work inspired by the story. The director of "Black Swan" and "The Wrestler" added that he made the film for both "believers and non-believers" and was especially interested in challenging any preconceptions that the latter group might have about attending a religious film. "I'm more concerned about getting non-believers into the theater or...
  • Where Material Meets Supernatural

    03/11/2014 3:05:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Ricochet ^ | March 11, 2014 | Dave Carter
    "But the purpose of prayer," wrote Bill Buckley, "surely, is to stress the great divisions between the material and the supernatural condition, not to gloss over them." Indeed, though it seemed in recent days that the chasm between the material and supernatural has grown so great that not even a multi-million dollar congressionally funded bridge to nowhere and back could connect the distant shores. I'm not Catholic, (though I am doing some reading on the faith), so I'm unfamiliar with the specialties of the various saints. I know there is a patron saint for traveling, another for the military, and...
  • Even Obama seems to be losing faith in Obamacare

    03/07/2014 10:17:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Newman - The Exchange
    If you’d like the government to change something about Obamacare, give the White House a ring. They’re in a flexible mood. President Obama this week approved yet another delay to provisions in the Affordable Care Act, giving insurers until 2016 to sell a type of insurance policy that’s supposed to be banned under the health-reform law. The ban, which was supposed to begin this year, would prevent insurers from selling bare-bones plans that might be affordable but don’t abide by 10 “essential service rules” required under the new law. When insurers began canceling such coverage last year, however, several million...
  • Amazing final days of a Jackson attorney who found peace

    03/05/2014 4:32:10 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 05, 2014 | Brad Flory
    JACKSON, MI – The human race is divided between people who see amazing coincidences, and people who see no coincidences. Both types should hear about the last days of Jackson attorney Bruce Clark. Clark, 79, who lived at Clark Lake, was an Eagle Scout as a boy and a respected member of his profession as an adult. But this is not the story of Clark’s life. It’s the story of what happened before he died two weeks ago. Struck by cancer, pneumonia and a heart attack, Clark said something unusual one day from his bed at Allegiance hospital. “He told...
  • Reagan Was Right, ACU Wrong: Atheism Is Enemy of America

    03/05/2014 8:17:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    Are atheism and promoting atheism consistent with American -- let alone conservative -- values and principles? The operational policy of the American Conservative Union now appears to contradict Ronald Reagan's view on this. Reagan believed atheism was not merely wrong, but the enemy of freedom. The ACU has functionally adopted the position that groups promoting atheism can be featured at its annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- so long as they promote godlessness with civility. In the same 1983 speech in which he declared the Soviet Union an "evil empire," Reagan unapologetically spelt out the "ideals and principles" that...
  • Actor Matthew McConaughey Thanks God First For Oscar Win

    03/03/2014 7:11:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 135 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    In case you missed it last night, Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor as a result of his work in "Dallas Buyer's Club." To kick off his acceptance speech, McConaughey thanked God for the blessings in his life and then he thanked his family. "First off I want to thank God, because he's the one I look up to, he's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late (British...
  • President Complains Media Give too Much Credence to His Opponents

    03/01/2014 1:58:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama expressed his frustration with a news media that “feels compelled to give air time to opponents of my policies. We all know that there is no substance to the views of these malcontents, but out of a ‘knee-jerk’ compulsion to appear even-handed the media are allowing them to voice their opposition to a wide audience.” Obama acknowledged that “mainstream media outlets have been appropriately favorable in most of their coverage of what I'm trying to do, but the sliver of contention that they allow to be juxtaposed to the Administration's official proclamations is undermining the country's faith in...