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  • A Quick, Compelling Bible Study Vol. 11 – ‘Mission From God’ Edition

    05/24/2020 5:56:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | May 24, 2020 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Ranked high on my list of favorite movie quotes is one from the “Blues Brothers” (1980) when Elwood says, “They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God!” Aside from its pop-culture comedic value, the concept of a “mission from God” is real, relevant, and, for some believers, a continuous nag on the soul. Count me among the latter and the reason why the following Scripture ranks high among my favorite Old Testament Bible passages: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here...
  • 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 today’s 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...
  • Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics Reason 7: RELIGION

    05/15/2020 3:08:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Dec 2013 | Cheryl Lowe
    Reason #7: RELIGION Saint Augustine in his Confessions tells us that after many years of wandering in the desert of indecision, it was Cicero who led him to Christ. Cicero’s Hortensius set him on the path to Christian conversion by implanting in him a longing for the immortality of wisdom. The text of Hortensius did not make it to the modern world and thus is probably the most famous lost treatise in world literature. Wouldn’t we all love to read this work that St. Augustine praises so highly? Well, I have read a lot of Cicero and, like most writers,...
  • The Supreme Court Shouldn’t Ban Christian Schools From Teaching The Faith

    05/14/2020 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Ashley McQuire
    Using claims of discrimination as a wedge in the door for government bureaucrats would end religious education and the religious rights of parents to educate their children according to the dictates of their faith. While the Supreme Court was hearing oral argument May 13 about whether Catholic schools should have the right to decide whom they employ as teachers, my daughter was on a Zoom call with her Catholic schoolteacher. Like the schools that appeared before the court, Our Lady of Guadalupe School and St. James School, her Catholic elementary school has one class per grade, and as a result,...
  • Tim Tebow holds back tears in paying tribute to his 'hero of the faith' Ravi Zacharias, Who has advanced stage cancer.

    05/10/2020 6:41:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2020 | Jeannie Law
    Tim Tebow struggled to hold back tears as he spoke about the impact Ravi Zacharias' ministry has had on his life after learning that no other treatment options are available for the minister's advanced stage of cancer. Zacharias has been battling a rare form of bone cancer since March and was recently informed by doctors that there’s nothing more they can do. On Friday, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries shared a health update from Sarah Davis, CEO of RZIM and Zacharias' daughter, who informed the ministry's global staff about her father's condition. “We have just learned that while the tumor in...
  • 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, it’s feeling better. Since the pandemic began, secular progressives in the media have been spewing venom at Evangelical Christians, blaming their purportedly anti-science...
  • Kansas City mayor defends ‘Nazi-like’ policy registering people attending church

    05/05/2020 8:06:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 5, 2020 | Caleb Parke
    A conservative law firm is calling a new order in Kansas City, Missouri, "Nazi-like" for requiring churches to "surveil, track, and spy" on anyone who attends an in-person service. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued the 10/10/10 rule in effect May 5, ordering that nonessential businesses, like churches, can have 10 people inside and 50 people outside as long as they practice social distancing. They also must record the information of anyone who spends more than 10 minutes inside. In addition, nonessential businesses can operate at 10 percent maximum capacity. The order states that by recording names and contact information,...
  • The Muslim Genocide of 2.5 Million Christians: The religious as opposed to nationalistic aspects of the Armenian Genocide

    05/01/2020 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | May 1, 2020 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last Friday, April 24, marked the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—primarily Armenians Assyrians and Greeks—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, throughout World War I. Then, in an attempt to wipe out as many Christians as possible, the Turks massacred approximately 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and 750,000 Greeks. Most objective American historians who have studied the question unequivocally agree that it was a deliberate, calculated genocide: More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse. A people who lived in eastern Turkey for nearly 3,000...
  • Wake County, NC Still Banning Christians From Communion While Allowing Takeout

    04/27/2020 12:33:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Wake County, North Carolina continues to ban Christians from their central rite of communion while allowing hand-delivered food so long as it's served by restaurants instead of pastors. Like many other locales across the nation, in the name of reducing coronavirus transmission Wake County, North Carolina continues to ban Christians from their central rite of communion while allowing hand-delivered food so long as it’s served by restaurants instead of pastors. After I reported last week on threats against a local church for holding services within government social-distancing and hygiene guidelines while grocery, hardware, and other retail stores are allowed to...
  • Center for American Liberty Sues Gov. Newsom over Church Ban

    04/26/2020 11:03:02 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 4 replies
    Center for American Liberty ^ | April 13, 2020 | Mark Trammell
    The Center for American Liberty, in coordination with the Dhillon Law Group, filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and named county officials, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, for criminalizing the free exercise of religion. The suit comes days after the Center for American Liberty threatened County Supervisors with such a lawsuit. In response, both San Bernardino County and Riverside Counties made limited accommodations for practicing Christians on Easter weekend only. Today's suit, Gish v. Newsom, demands religious liberty beyond Easter Sunday. Among clients represented is...
  • Protesters Descend On Wisconsin Capitol To Send A Message: We’re Done Staying Home

    04/25/2020 6:09:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 25, 2010 | Kylee Zempel
    Wisconsinites are signaling they're done playing political games and aren't buying into the idea that they're 'Safer at Home.' MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin stay-at-home orders were supposed to expire Friday. Instead, thousands of disgruntled Wisconsinites descended upon the capitol in protest after the Evers administration extended the Dairy State’s so-called Safer at Home order another month. Endless blaring honks turned to white noise as vehicles backed up East Washington Avenue before circling the capitol, with many waving signs and flags out of windows and sun roofs. One man drove a Yukon decked out with Trump 2020 gear, pulling a trailer...
  • Will There Be Another Great Awakening?

    04/24/2020 9:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | April 24, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    The coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will usher in countless trends. The neoliberal consensus, already battered since the transformative populist 2016 phenomena of Brexit and Donald Trump's presidential election, will come under even greater scrutiny as we navigate the deepest global recession since the Great Depression. Nations the world over will grow more skeptical of the Davos class's peddling of free trade and free travel as unalloyed goods, preferring instead the comparative safety of self-sufficient critical supply chains and secure borders. Overall, the New World Order of President George H.W. Bush may have finally met its demise in Wuhan, China....
  • Russia’s New Military Mega-Church to Feature Putin, Stalin, Crimea Mosaics

    04/24/2020 8:59:36 AM PDT · by tlozo · 4 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 4/24/2020
    The walls of Russia’s new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to the Armed Forces will be decorated with the faces of President Vladimir Putin, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and Soviet leader Josef Stalin, the MBKh News website reported Friday. The 95-meter Armed Forces cathedral, a symbol of close defense-church ties in Russia, is expected to open on May 9 — the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II — at a sprawling military-themed park near Moscow. Once completed, the building will become one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world. One of the cathedral’s mosaics...
  • Here’s 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Phyllis Schlafly

    04/24/2020 8:14:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Anne Schlafly Cory
    My mother Phyllis Schlafly made quite a name for herself in the fight over the Equal Rights Amendment, but here are a few little-known facts about her. 1. She was painfully shy. It was easier for her to speak at a podium to a huge crowd than to engage in small-talk with one person. She spent her life trying to conquer her shyness. 2. She had a keen sense of humor and used humor to score debate points. She once sang “Bella’s Bunch is Coming to Town” to the tune of the Santa Claus version. 3. She recited the rosary...
  • David French Needs To Stop Slandering Trump-Supporting Christians

    04/24/2020 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Natanial Blake
    French has slandered his Christian brothers and sisters by writing that 'millions of Trump-supporting white Evangelicals no longer care about character.' David French remains very disappointed that many of his fellow evangelicals support President Donald Trump. He has used the Wuhan virus pandemic to reiterate and expand his arguments against the president’s character and competence (spoiler: He still thinks Trump is too wicked and incompetent for Christians to vote for him).But he ignores that evangelical support for Trump, warts and all, is justified by principles French has urged on us — namely, that ours is not a Christian nation...
  • Violent Threats, Hate Mail Hit Raleigh Church For Holding Services With Under 10 People

    04/24/2020 6:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    ‘It’s great that dog grooming, gin, guns, and garden supplies are essential,’ says Pastor Kevin Martin, chuckling at the irony, ‘but the body and blood of Christ are not.’ It was a parishioner who called local news and possibly the police on Rev. Kevin Martin for continuing to hold services during coronavirus shutdowns, even though he had explicit state permission to do so while taking extra health precautions.Members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Raleigh, N.C. were filmed by local television as they walked with their spouses and children into the church to worship and receive critical spiritual care at...
  • Are Church Shutdowns Legal Or Gross Infringements On Religious Freedom?

    04/23/2020 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 23, 2020 | William Duncan
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, authorities are shutting down churches, and pastors are being arrested. What does the law say about all of this? In the fluid pandemic situation, religious freedom is being tossed around, both as the basis for continuing public gatherings and as a focus of derision from those using the crisis to argue that religious people are the problem. Some defiant pastors have held large gatherings, while some government officials have threatened to permanently close churches that wonÂ’t comply with stay-at-home orders.How would all these scenarios play out in a legal contest? There are basically three relevant rules:...
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Issues Statement on Religious Practice and Social Distancing; Department of Justice Files Statement of Interest in Mississippi Church Case

    04/22/2020 2:50:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 13 replies ^ | April 14, 2020 | AG William Barr
    Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:"In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President has issued guidelines calling on all Americans to do their part to slow the spread of a dangerous and highly contagious virus.  Those measures are important because the virus is transmitted so easily from person to person, and because it all too often has life-threatening consequences for its victims, it has the potential to overwhelm health care systems when it surges.                           To contain the virus and protect the most vulnerable among us,...
  • Covid19 - A backdoor veil (mask) on women?

    04/19/2020 10:07:06 AM PDT · by gobucks · 46 replies
    Is it possible that the pretty woman I saw today (but, really couldn't see given her mask) is a back door grab of a religion? Any articles, anyone?
  • Donald's Bible | The Hebrides Revival

    04/19/2020 7:06:16 AM PDT · by rfmadjr · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 17, 2020 | Faith For The Family