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  • Homosexuality and the Church

    04/27/2019 11:00:58 AM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Ask Dr. Brown ^ | 4/27/19 | Michael Brown
    Dr Michael Brown speaking at Southern Evangelical Seminary APRIL 13, 2019
  • Michael Brown’s Mother, Lezley McSpadden, Announces Run For Ferguson City Council

    04/26/2018 3:46:42 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 35 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 4/26/18 | Alanna Vagianos
    The mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014, is considering running for City Council in her home city of Ferguson, Missouri. “What I’m contemplating is running for City Council of Ferguson,” Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden, said during a panel on police brutality at Harvard University on Monday. McSpadden’s announcement was met with a roar of applause from the crowd and a “Run, Lezley! Run!” chant, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  • Michael Brown’s mother making run for Ferguson City Council

    04/02/2019 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 2, 2019 | Jim Salter
    Michael Brown’s mother could soon have oversight over the police department connected to her son’s death, if voters in Ferguson, Missouri, elect her to the City Council. Lesley McSpadden, 39, is among three candidates running in Ferguson’s 3rd Ward on Tuesday. She faces incumbent Keith Kallstrom and Fran Griffin, who has been active on several boards in the St. Louis suburb, where two-thirds of the 21,000 residents are black. […] “I wanted to go back and do something right in a place that did something so very wrong to my son, and I think that’s what my son would want...
  • Ferguson Activists Dying In Puzzling Numbers (Ways)

    03/17/2019 5:31:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 67 replies
    AP ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some...
  • Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

    03/17/2019 9:26:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some activists say their concerns...
  • Evangelicals and Trump: Why as an Evangelical, I Support President Trump Despite His Flaws

    02/07/2019 11:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    In a recent Christian Post editorial, Napp Nazworth claims that evangelical Christians who voted for Donald Trump have compromised their witness and hurt the work of the gospel. He also believes that evangelical leaders who have been brought into Trump’s inner circle have become nothing more than useful idiots (my words), being duped by the allure of power. With all respect to Napp, whom I honor as a committed Christian and fine journalist, I believe he has overstated his points and confused the roles of politics and the gospel. Before sharing my perspective, however, let me make clear that: 1)...
  • Prosecutor in Michael Brown shooting case fired

    01/02/2019 6:59:06 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    The new St. Louis County prosecutor, Wesley Bell, has fired the lawyer who presented the evidence in the case of Michael Brown, the black teenager whose shooting by police sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Bell was sworn in on Tuesday, and in one of his first acts, sent a two-page letter to assistant prosecutor Kathi Alizadeh firing her, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, A veteran of more than 30 years in the St. Louis County prosecutor's office, Alizadeh oversaw the 2014 Brown case. Alizadeh, along with former county prosecutor Robert McCulloch, was responsible for building a case and providing...
  • The corruption of the social justice movement

    09/13/2018 7:45:23 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 09/14/2018 | Blake Ashby
    Everything wrong with the social justice movement is currently on display in Ferguson. Four years after Michael Brown’s death, a group of protesters are trying to shut down the store Brown visited just before he was killed. They blockaded the store until the police finally made them stop and continue to protest the store and verbally harass anyone who tries to shop there. My wife and I were present at a City Council meeting observing the protesters. Some threatened to burn the store down and to harm the owners, an Indian-American family. Others added a dose of racism, calling the...
  • Protesters continue to target Ferguson convenience store in the name of Michael Brown

    08/26/2018 9:33:59 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 78 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 08/25/18 | Jesse Bogan
    Protesters have been gathering outside of Ferguson Market and Liquor since Aug. 9 — the fourth anniversary of the police shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. — calling on the convenience store to take more ownership of its role in the saga and submit to a list of requests. Brown had just left the store before the fatal skirmish with then-Officer Darren Wilson in the street near Canfield Green apartments in 2014. After the shooting, Ferguson police released a surveillance clip from the store indicating that Brown had stolen cigarillos and shoved a store clerk. Protesters believe that the...
  • The Revoice Conference and the Danger of a Big Theological Tent

    07/30/2018 2:16:09 PM PDT · by fwdude · 9 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 30 July 2018 | Dr. Michael Brown
    Last week, a controversial conference was held in St. Louis with the goal of, “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while observing the historic, Christian doctrine of marriage and sexuality.” It was called Revoice 2018, and it has created a stir among conservative Christians. On the one hand, the conference founder, Nate Collins, has made clear that, “We all believe that the Bible teaches a traditional, historic understanding of sexuality in marriage, and so we are not attempting in any way to redefine any of those doctrines. We’re trying to live...
  • Creating a New Version of Leviticus to Support Gay Sex

    07/23/2018 7:40:35 AM PDT · by fwdude · 46 replies
    Barbwire ^ | July 23, 2018 | Dr. Michael Brown
    What do you do when the biblical text is against your position, explicitly so? What do you do when not one single verse supports your viewpoint? It’s simple. You create new verses out of thin air. You rewrite the Bible to your liking. That’s exactly what biblical scholar Idan Dershowitz has done. In his New York Times op-ed piece, Dr. Dershowitz summarizes his 2017 academic article published in the journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel. (Is it any surprise that the Times decided to publish his piece?) Dr. Dershowitz claims that, “Before Leviticus was composed, outright prohibitions against homosexual sex...
  • Michael Brown's Mother, Attorneys to Speak at Harvard Panel

    04/22/2018 6:46:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    AP ^ | April 22, 2018
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The mother of Michael Brown and the maker of a documentary about his death will be speaking at Harvard University. Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The officer was not charged. Brown's death touched off widespread protests and a national discussion about race relations and police.
  • Some Questions for Senator Cory Booker About Sexual Perversion

    04/15/2018 6:42:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    The Stream ^ | 4-13-18 | Michael L Brown
    Senator Booker, pursuant to your questioning of Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, I’d like to ask you some forthright questions. I understand you might never read this article. Or, if you do read it, you might choose not to respond. At the least, though, we can put these questions on public record. When interviewing Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, you asked him about his views on same-sex “marriage,” which he had previously opposed. I very much appreciate the fact that Mr. Pompeo did not back down on his conviction that marriage is reserved for members of the opposite...
  • Teenager accepted by all 20 top-ranked universities he applied to — with full scholarships

    04/04/2018 7:10:51 AM PDT · by BBell · 121 replies
    A high school senior from Houston, Texas, was accepted by each of the 20 top-ranked universities to which he applied — and was offered a full scholarship to every single one of them. Michael Brown, a 17-year-old student at Lamar High School, went viral after he was caught on camera screaming in glee upon learning he was accepted into Stanford University in December. Little did the teen know at the time, but his excitement would increase by a factor of 20 in March when he was also accepted into Harvard, Princeton, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and...
  • How Billy Graham Might Have Responded to George Will

    03/05/2018 9:51:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2018 | Michael Brown
    To the surprise of many, conservative columnist George Will penned an unflattering article about Rev. Billy Graham after he passed away last month. To the chagrin of others, the article, titled, “Billy Graham: Neither Prophet nor Theologian,” was carried by the historically conservative National Review. How might Rev. Graham have responded to an article like this?In 1957, as reported by Collin Hansen for Christianity Today, Graham’s gospel crusades in New York City were met with serious opposition.“Leading the charge against Graham,” Hansen writes, “was none other than Reinhold Niebuhr, the venerable professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. In...
  • Is ‘Evangelical’ Synonymous With Hypocrite?

    01/12/2018 6:34:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Michael Brown
    Last month, Pastor Timothy Keller wrote an important article in the New Yorker asking, “Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?” And Keller, himself a respected evangelical leader, pulled no punches in answering his question, writing, “‘Evangelical’ used to denote people who claimed the high moral ground; now, in popular usage, the word is nearly synonymous with ‘hypocrite.’ When I used the word to describe myself in the nineteen-seventies, it meant I was not a fundamentalist. If I use the name today, however, it means to hearers that I am.”Is Pastor Keller right in his assessment? Is “evangelical” nearly...
  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...
  • Why So Much Hatred Against Christians in America Today?

    11/07/2017 9:59:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 07, 2017 | Michael Brown
    On Sunday, the day of the church massacre, cultural commentator David French tweeted, “The amount of anti-Christian hate on Twitter the same day Christians were massacred is stunning and chilling.” If ever there was a time when we might have expected sympathy for Christians, or at least restraint in attacking them, the opposite proved true far too many times. Why? On Fox News, Laura Ingraham noted that some of the reactions to the shooting pointed to “elite hostility to people of faith,” stating that “hostility to faith infects the popular culture.” She also spoke of a rising “militant secularism,” drawing...
  • Is It Time for a New Jesus Movement Among Jewish Millennials?

    11/05/2017 7:47:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2017 | Michael Brown
    When I came to faith in Jesus in 1971 as a heroin-shooting, LSD-using, 16-year-old, Jewish, hippie rock drummer, I had no idea I was part of a worldwide spiritual happening known as the Jesus People Movement or Jesus Revolution. It even merited a cover story on Time Magazine, June 21, 1971. Interestingly, Jewish young people made up a conspicuously high number of these newly born-again hippies and rebels and radicals in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Today, a new poll commissioned by Jews for Jesus makes me wonder if we could be on the verge of a similar spiritual movement today,...
  • The Smiling, Planned Parenthood Emojis Cannot Mask the Agony of Abortion

    09/05/2017 10:19:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2017 | Michael Brown
    As a talk radio host, I’ve received many calls from listeners in pain, but none so poignant as the calls from mothers who aborted their babies in years past. In some cases, the women break down weeping as they talk about aborting their baby several decades ago. In one case, it was a troubled father who called the show, also breaking down in tears as he described how he talked his girlfriend into aborting their child many years back. All the “shout your abortion” campaigns cannot undo the agony of abortion, nor can Planned Parenthood’s light-hearted, Ooti the Uterus, emoji...