Want To Ban Franklin Graham, Accused of 'Hate'
A number of
United Kingdom Members of Parliament, along with many individuals in civil
British society have requested the UK home secretary to bar Franklin Graham
from entering the country. Graham is a conservative evangelical Christian
known for his vociferous opposition towards gays and Muslims. Critics are
afraid his Islamophobic statements will lead to increased prejudice. It
may also damage relations between faiths.
Less than a week
after the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, leader
of the Zionist movement World Betar is calling for international recognition
of the Temple Mount, Nablus and Hebron. “After the Trump declaration, the
time has come to recognize the heart, the Temple Mount,” said Neria Meir,
head of the Betar World leadership.
|Jerusalem Post: Right-Wing
Groups Call for International Recognition of Temple Mount
Esolen: Why We Shouldn’t Change the Lord’s
...No, I believe
that the Greek means what it means, and what it means is accurately rendered
as “lead us not into temptation,” exactly the same in Matthew as it is
City Star: Bucking a Trend, These Churches
Figured Out How to Bring Millennials Back to Worship
Research Center study concluded that America was becoming less religious
due in part to millennials distancing themselves from organized religion.
Only 27 percent of Americans born between 1981 and 1996, the study found,
regularly attend weekly services. As a result, some churches and synagogues
have created special programs that cater to younger members. MORE
This article is
a short summary of the oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd.
v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which was argued before the Supreme
Court on December 5, 2017. In the article, I provide a few bits of commentary.
But, this is primarily a summary.1 Hopefully, it can spur each of us on
to consider the issue of soul liberty in the public square in these troubled
Iron: The Curious Case of the Christian Baker
– A Summary of Oral Arguments
Freedom Watch Shines Light on Censorship
Religious Broadcasters is drawing attention to online censorship of Christian
and conservative speech by tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google
& Apple by launching a new initiative -- Internet Freedom Watch. MORE
Teis: Six Degrees of Separation
It seems like
the requirements for ecclesiastical separation have grown in just the past
20 years since I was taught these principles.... For me, this type of bondage,
this is too much.
Compared Christian Beliefs To 'Something Out of a Novel'
like something out of a novel. Is it true that there are people who really
believe that having Israel unified under, I mean having Jerusalem unified
under total Israeli control will bring on the end times?” Joy Reid asked.MORE
Bloom: We Do Not Know What God Is Doing
Have you ever
stopped to ponder just how strange everything about the birth of Jesus
was? Whatever people had imagined the coming of the Messiah would look
like, no one imagined it to look like it did....No one really understood
all that was going as God the Son entered the world. No one really
saw the big picture — no one except God.
What Are Some Myths About Pastors?
a lot of myths out there about a pastor and his family, so what are some
of the myths some people believe?
News: Is Trump's Jerusalem Declaration
an Opportunity to Build Third Temple?
Trump's announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is
being seen as a huge step toward establishing the Third Temple....Reaction
to Trump's declaration has been controversial with dire warnings from around
the globe that it would spark mass violence and widespread instability
across the Middle East. But a number of Jewish activists who hope to rebuild
the Holy Temple are encouraged by the President's action. "What he did
last night was an enormous step in bringing the Temple," Asaf Fried, official
spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations
working towards making the Third Temple a reality, said last week.
God Is Not Silent—
What the Bible Teaches About Sexual Assault
neither covers up nor ignores sexual assault. In fact, biblical law shows
how the Lord takes up the cause of the victim and the vulnerable. Deuteronomy
22:25-27 safeguarded the survivor of sexual assault from being unjustly
blamed or ignored. In ancient Israel, this law established a pattern, an
ethical framework by which God’s people could discern specific situations
that it didn’t specifically address. And, like all of God’s laws, it reveals
Challies: Five Most Ridiculous Books to
Ever Become Christian Bestsellers
If you were
to scan the lists of the best selling Christian books of all time you’d
see some truly amazing books there. You’d see some books that have helped
us better understand who God is and books that have instructed us. and
how we as Christians can live lives of obedience to Him, and like you,
I’m genuinely thankful for these books. Sadly though, you’d also see some
truly flat-out awful books. Today I’ve narrowed down that list to the five
most ridiculous books to ever become Christian bestsellers.
Voshell: What Has Jerusalem to Do With
of the world into the spiritual and secular has also basically been absorbed
by many conservative Christian denominations, who also see the structure
of America as divided into two stories of faith and the "world," particularly
the world of politics, national and global. Never shall the two mix.
Thus, for both the left and for some on the right, Jerusalem the Holy City
as she presently exists is too often an irrelevant abstraction. For
the left, Jerusalem gets in the way of a new world order. For the
right, Jerusalem is important only as the eternal Holy City called Heaven.
The real, concrete Jerusalem is merely a city like any other city.
Cloud: The Shack's 'Cool God'
authored by William Paul Young, is a novel that explores the issue of why
God allows pain and evil. It is a fictional account of a man who is bitter
against God for allowing his youngest daughter to be murdered and who returns
to the scene of the murder, an old shack in the woods, to have a life-changing
encounter with God. The “God” that he encounters, though, is not the God
of the Bible. Published in 2007, The Shack was Number One on the
New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks. By 2012, it had sold 18 million
copies internationally. It is being translated into 30 languages. The movie
was released in March 2017, and the power of film has doubtless impelled
the novel’s heretical message to an even larger audience.