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The authors of the study examined the financial impact of over 344,000 religious congregations across the United States.
“We hope that people would have an encounter with the presence of God.”
“Looks like God is on top of it.”
“The United States of America has a moral obligation to speak up, and we’re not doing it, and it starts at the top.”
Of course, a pastor telling Christians not to go to church is like a dentist warning his patients not to brush their teeth. It’s absurd and self-defeating, to put it mildly.
“We are not public institutions and free speech in all of its demonstrations, including protests, is not a guaranteed right.”
The rich and powerful love population control. Where are the feminists and libertarians while governments are forcing women to abort? AWOL.
In the 17 years since the Columbine shooting, there have been over 50 attempted or mass murders at schools.
That’s why, if you notice, Jesus spends a lot of time telling us what to do and what not to do and how to live and how not to live.
“This is such a beautiful picture.”
“Her story is not about her death, it’s about her life.”
We NEED the church to step up in its efforts to be more vocal in regards to mental illness.
“Mother Teresa, in all aspects of her life, was a generous dispenser of divine mercy, making herself available for everyone through her welcome and defence of human life, those unborn and those abandoned and discarded.”
“Please don’t kill the child,” she said. “I want the child. Please give me the child.”
“Today, Prime Minister Modi went where no other Prime Minister has gone before.”
Here are some of the potential questions.
“When we mistreat nature, we also mistreat human beings.”
“I don’t think God sits things out.”
… the size of the church must be “appropriate” to the number of Christians in the area.
“Anyone zealous enough to need the Bible as bedtime reading will travel with one.”
“… the community member had posted a sign inviting people to pray with him, constituting — in the university’s view — a solicitation to join a gathering.”
On August 18, a church youth leader from West Jordan, Utah died in a river rafting accident on Idaho’s Snake River. Her family says she died doing what she loved most – serving God.
We all mess up. Trust me, I’m a pastor. It’s my job to help people find reconciliation with God and others, which is hard to achieve because we make mistakes all the time.
When are we going to stop supporting those organizations that don’t uphold our same values? We may have to do “battle” by drawing a line in the sand.
“greeted by archangels”
Metaxas wrote that Phelps’ story is “a reminder of the role that God’s people are called to play as bringers of hope and agents of restoration.”
“outrageous display of callous and bold Christian primacy”
“I said a prayer. It was answered immediately.”
“Abandoning judgment and loving our LGBT neighbors is not a betrayal of what the Bible teaches … .”
As young Olympic athletes give credit to God for their success, perhaps their message will convince those feeling it necessary to seek out safe spaces when confronted by life’s realities that faith–not sanctuary–is a better solution.
The American fencer hopes her story will help to break down harmful “stereotypes and misconceptions.”
The Vatican supplies the swimsuits and beach towels.
“That Methodist connection, that beautiful sense of duty, the obligation to others … .”
“Tim LaHaye was one of the godliest men I have known in my years in ministry.”
“And I’m just so blessed …”
“… could create risks of trouble to public order.”
“Mr. Trump has those deep-seated faith questions.”
“are you also grieved at the realization of your own inherent racism?”
“Adult-child sex involving willing participants has an unclear moral status.”
We may not have a perfect candidate, we may not have a perfect electoral system, and we may not have a perfect government – but we do have a political process that is anchored in freedom. And that is a blessing that is denied to many.
Too often, big businesses look just over your shoulder at the next opportunity, the customer, the next sale. You’re not just a number, you’re part of a profit-loss equation. And they’ve got you already.
Is reluctance by Pope Francis to speak truthfully about Islam motivated by naiveté or fear?
Jesus asked, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” Joel Osteen asks, “What does it profit a man to gain his soul, yet forfeit the world?”
As a Christian evangelist, I watch the coverage of the current election and feel God calling me to pray, but probably not how you would expect.
“You need to remove that from your face or remove yourself from the store.”
Rev. Jacques Hamel’s last words were revealed Tuesday during a funeral Mass held in his honor.
“Right then I knew my life would change in a very hard way.”
He said that if he speaks of violent Islam, he’d have to speak of violent Catholicism, since Catholics kill, too.
“I find this very heartwarming.”
“Don’t associate with this kind of garbage.”
“Lord, have mercy on your people.”
This is what the Democrat Party stands for now. It asserts the absolute supremacy of the human will.
“He threatened their control.”
Will you be forced to take a loyalty oath in support of the gay agenda? tktktktktktktktkt
“The right to life is a fundamental, human right for the unborn and any law denying the unborn the right to life is unequivocally unjust.”
We lost a great spiritual fighter this week; he passed away, surrounded by his loved ones.
A leading LGBT funder is targeting the Republican Party and mobilizing young millennials to advance his LGBT agenda.
Children of divorce understand the concept. They look into their parents’ bedroom and see someone who doesn’t belong there. “Who is this guy in bed with my mom: my dad is supposed to be there.”
Pornography is the proverbial pot boiling the frog. It is a cancer destroying men from the inside since their youth, leaving only a trail of wrecked families behind.
“There is absolutely no basis for discrimination whatsoever in the Christian faith.”
“We can’t pretend that we’re too holy to be pragmatic.”
“They intend to cleanse us …”
People of faith must look to themselves before pointing their fingers at government or elsewhere for our nation’s present difficulties.
“ I think it is time to invite him back in.”
She is the first openly gay bishop in the 12.7 million-member denomination.
Millennials are less religious than the generations before them, so would they really be compelled to come together to pray for a reset on our country?
Whether we want to admit it or not we are living in an age of fear. We need resilience to recover from such events—but we are going to need fortitude to endure them.
“I can’t and won’t enforce that foolishness.”
“It’s our way of presenting the truth of God’s Word to the world.”
“In order to do this, I need to do something radical to make this happen.”
“The mayor is demonstrably un-American in misusing his public office to conduct his personal war on the Catholic Church.”
The trial drew scorn from media rights groups around the world.
“… a truly despicable crime.”
“It is a totally political move. They are out to destabilize the government.”
“The Obama administration’s greatest failure is allowing the Islamic terror group ISIS to run wild.”
“This election is no longer about Republicans or Democrats — it’s about Americans.”
“I’m a Muslim myself and I think what he did was disgusting!”
“Highly religious” white Protestant Republicans were only “slightly more positive” about the candidate in June than they were in the February to May time frame.
“Someone who has this condition, who has good will and is searching for God, who are we to judge?”
“I believe he really made a commitment, but he’s a baby Christian.”
“This is a day of mourning.”
“I have to admit…”
Social Justice Warriors didn’t appear in a vacuum – rather, the rise of dogmatic liberalism is choking the life out of the moral relativism that spawned it.
“Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
“We have to be sure that we are representing the Gospel in truth.”
Trump “reiterated the most important pro-life commitment he has made to date: that he would appoint pro-life judges to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
The film, produced by Terence Malick, stars award-winning actor, Martin Sheen and newcomer, Lucas Quintana.
“Death is permanent. Abortion is permanent.”
“As long as the corpse was breathing, we were going to keep pushing.”
“The resulting image kind of looked like President Frank Underwood…”
We are made by God and for Him.
“That’s what starts a transformational movement.”
“This is an interjection of pagan superstition.”
“The health of a civilization can be best be measured by how it treats its unborn, it’s newborn, the medically fragile and the elderly.”
“We call on the governing authorities to implement the strictest security measures possible…”
“There are many people out there who agree with what I’m saying.”
“I don’t believe she should be put in that position.”
“A visioning of Islam as an egalitarian space, where everyone has access to God.”
Why would I be blamed for Muslim terrorism?
The sexual revolution is incoherent. Its advocates avoid reason and evidence, and make distracting noise instead. Do not respond directly to them! It only encourages them. Instead, make supportive comments about the original article and its author.
What I wonder is whether the country still has the capacity to grieve, together, in moments of national crisis.
“And unnecessary obstacles and hindrances are being placed because we are Muslim.”
“Marriage and family as the building block of happiness and success — so important.”