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Blest

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  • [3] April 28, 2016 at 1:51pm

    Actually, it’s the opposite. I find that most young people, and people of all ages, are greatly interested in the Word of God. But the vast majority of “preachers” or pastors at churches, well, they just suck at storytelling. The Bible is the greatest story ever told, and it’s being recounted by the worst storytellers ever to exist.

    It’s sad.

  • [10] April 28, 2016 at 1:48pm

    Gene Pagliari,

    Yes, I get together a couple times a month with friends and family for Biblical fellowship, and we all kinda preach and teach to one another.

    As for tithing, I tithe directly to ministries that I feel a strong connection with. One that I mentioned was Ravi Zacharias. I won’t mention the others that I give tithes and offerings to.

    The primary church that I watch online and give my tithes to, it also has a practice of keeping a “God Account”, where everybody saves extra money beyond tithes and offerings to use when encountering somebody who is in need. That way, if I come across somebody who doesn’t have money to buy gas, or food, or something like that, I am always ready and able to be a servant and to act as the hand of Providence guides me, to build people up, tell them that Jesus loves them, and bless them in His name.

  • [8] April 28, 2016 at 1:40pm

    P8riot,

    The number of people who identify with “Feminism” has pretty much tanked over the last couple decades as well. But that doesn’t mean people stopped believing in equality and equal rights between men and women. It means that Feminism has been hijacked by some very unsavory people and nobody wants to be associated with that title anymore.

    I’m not saying that’s what’s going on here, but it could be a contributing factor. Some people may not like being associated with the term “Christian”. The apostle Peter himself denied being a follower of Christ three times when asked about it.

    However, I find your “denominations” comment a little bit strange. What do you mean by rapid growth in denominations? You mean Christians are shifting from one doctrinal belief to another? Like, Catholics are changing their views and becoming Seventh Day Adventists?

    Also, Mormons are not a denomination of Christianity. They are technically a cult which rejects the Bible as being the Word of God. But I understand how a lot of people make that mistake. I don’t mean “cult” in the modern English sense of drinking poisoned Kool-Aid. I mean cult as a term in Theology. Mormons believe in a fictionalized version of God and Jesus. It would be like somebody believing that Abraham Lincoln was a vampire slayer. Real person, fictional representation.

  • [15] April 28, 2016 at 12:22pm

    Great. Now we get to watch Dreamworks go down the crapper the way all the rest of NBC’s companies have gone.

  • [16] April 28, 2016 at 12:17pm

    Exactly. And nobody knows perverts better than Japan does!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nk1xe6xNPQ

    Watch and learn, liberals. Watch and learn.

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  • [4] April 28, 2016 at 12:13pm

    Cheerleaders are exclusionary, cliquey, and mean to other girls!? UNPOSSIBLE!

    This cannot be news to people…

  • [27] April 28, 2016 at 12:04pm

    Did it ever occur to people that perhaps the Church, eternal and wrapped in glory, has not declined, but just the people visiting buildings has?

    Think about it. Libraries across the nation have pretty much become obsolete to the vast majority of people. I haven’t been to the library in well over a decade, because I can get any book I want for dirt cheap on Amazon.com, or I can just look up the full text of classics online for free.

    Maybe people are doing the same thing with the Bible and with church. You can get online on any Sunday morning and find at least a thousand churches streaming their sermons to the entire world via the internet. My church has recorded every sermon for the last 7 or 8 years and put it on their website for download under their “Archives” section.

    When I was a kid, we went to church twice a week: once on Wednesday night, and once on Sunday morning. Now that I’m an adult with an internet connection, I stay in the Word of God every day. I have church every day. And I get to have my church fellowship with people who are world-renowned like Ravi Zacharias and Billy Graham. Do you have any idea how many Billy Graham sermons you can find, just on YouTube?

    We are a generation where “Church” is no longer something that takes place in a building. We are the first generation to become a living church, a walking, breathing army of people so soaked in the knowledge of God that no building can contain us.

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  • April 28, 2016 at 11:53am

    You nailed it. Good article.

    In reply to the contribution The Hypocrisy of Big Labor's Politics

  • [2] April 28, 2016 at 11:46am

    Yeah. Genuinely funny people are also usually happy people. And Will Ferrell doesn’t seem to be a happy person. He seems to be a very bitter, creepy person who tries very hard to stay relevant.

  • April 28, 2016 at 11:44am

    There are only two movies I’ve ever seen with him in it where I actually enjoyed his character, and those were “ELF” and “Stranger than Fiction”.

    But I agree, he does seem to be lacking some chromosomes or something in most of his roles, and he doesn’t seem like a very happy person in real life. I feel sorry for him.

  • [4] April 27, 2016 at 5:11pm

    I get that. But if people want to defeat Trump, you have to inhabit the minds of the people who support him. Nothing a “constitutional conservative” says is going to get through, because that is not what matters to Trump supporters. What matters to them is the blatantly obvious things that they can touch and feel, not the metaphysical and philosophical foundations of reality.

  • [-4] April 27, 2016 at 5:06pm

    Right, but you’re a political-minded person. You’re looking at things through the lens of politics and philosophy, not through the lens of business, like the vast majority of Americans look at things.

    People keep attacking Trump based on ideology.

  • [7] April 27, 2016 at 5:00pm

    I don’t get it. Why do people think that voters are supporting Donald Trump because of social issues?

    Everybody I know who is supporting Donald Trump is doing so IN SPITE OF his morals, because they think he will deport people, build a wall, and fire people in the government who are bad at their jobs.

    Donald Trump supporters do not care about his morality, his religion, or his “social” stances. I don’t understand why people keep missing the point here. The media is just idiotic. They don’t get it. People are sick of illegal immigration. They’re sick of political correctness. That is it.

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  • [22] April 27, 2016 at 3:58pm

    They re-defined “racism” to mean “a power struggle between the minority and the majority”. It no longer means hating somebody based on their skin color. It means that hatred is morally okay when you are a minority, but morally evil when you are a majority. Whoever has more “power” is the morally evil one, regardless of what they say and do.

    That’s why these same people hate Jews and Israel, even though Jews are a minority. They have power.

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  • [111] April 27, 2016 at 3:55pm

    RACIST!

    How dare you judge people by the content of their character rather than their skin color!?

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  • [4] April 27, 2016 at 3:50pm

    I’m sorry, but this is not news. Everybody and their third cousin’s brother’s wife’s step-niece’s great-aunt predicted that this was going to happen. Especially when oil dropped down below $30 a barrel.

  • [6] April 27, 2016 at 1:11pm

    Especially on a campus that has lots of evil cis-gendered, straight, white, male students…

  • [3] April 27, 2016 at 1:10pm

    Did people even read the article? Students with conceal-carry permits are allowed to carry their guns anywhere on campus. It has been like that for a long time, except for in dorms (the residence halls).

    Last year, they allowed CC permit holders to bring guns into their dorms, but they want the guns kept in a safe while the gun is not strapped to your body. That way a random student who visits your dorm can’t just steal your gun and go shoot people with it.

    The gun safe is there as a theft deterrent, because most gun crimes and shootings are done with stolen guns.

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  • [3] April 27, 2016 at 1:06pm

    Last year they made a rule allowing students with conceal-carry permits to carry everywhere on campus INCLUDING the dorms (residence halls). They can now have their guns inside the dorms, as long as they keep them in a gun safe. If you are leaving the dorms, you carry your gun like normal.

  • [2] April 27, 2016 at 1:04pm

    They are only required to keep them in safes while they are in their dorm rooms.

    The school has had a policy since last year that students with conceal-carry permits can carry on campus grounds, everywhere except the residence halls (the dorms). This just includes the dorms now.

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