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Some Genius Remade Smashmouth’s ‘All Star’ Using Only Windows XP Sounds

There are people in this world who have some much time on their hands that they are capable of feats of creative brilliance that most of us couldn’t even fathom. One of those individuals is a man named James Nielssen, who fired up an old PC equipped with Windows XP, and remade the ‘90s pop song “All Star” using only sounds made by the operating system. It’s the video you never knew you wanted and you can never unhear.

Productivity and Leadership in the 21st Century: A Live Interview with Tim Challies and Chris Larson Today at 2:30pm

Today 2:30pm ET, we will be joined by Tim Challies, pastor, blogger, and author of Do More Better, and Chris Larson, president and chief executive officer of Ligonier Ministries. Together, we will discuss a Christian understanding of productivity and leadership to help us better serve and glorify God in our vocations.

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The Story Behind John Piper’s Most Famous Attack on the Prosperity Gospel

More than 1.2 million people have seen author and speaker John Piper's passionate strike at the prosperity gospel. Here's what happened that night.

Never Abandon Hope

In God’s gracious design, the Christian life spirals upward in ever-increasing joy, peace, and hope despite all the trials we face.

REBOOT | Youth Apologetics

Our team of world-class apologists want you to have confidence in what you believe, and the chance to be honest about your doubts. Since its launch in 2013, REBOOT has welcomed hundreds of young people to its conferences, and we want you to be part of our story. Find out if we’re coming to a city near you!

Submit to the new sexual orthodoxy or risk losing everything

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D2D Conference New York Apologetics April 29th SGT

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How to Engage in Spiritual Conversations - Darrell L. Bock and Mary Jo Sharp

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Mary Jo Sharp discuss defending the faith, focusing on spiritual conversations and tolerance.

7 of Our Favorite Moments From the 2017 Grammys

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The Key to a Lifetime of Happiness

In two minutes, John Piper shares the key to a happy life, inherited from the happiest man he ever knew: tell somebody about Jesus.

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ISIS Just Killed 88 People in Pakistan at a Sufi Shrine

Dozens of people have been arrested after a horrific attack in Pakistan, where at least 88 people were killed. The ISIS terrorists targeted worshippers at a large Sufi shrine. Following the attack, authorities in Pakistan said that they believed the terrorists responsible were from Afghanistan. They soon closed a major border-crossing and shelled a nearby region of the country.

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Fake News and Other Traps Damaging the Church

How does it help us that today’s church events are branded and marketed as if they were products to be consumed? If we need the stage design, the lights, the eye candy and the app to keep our attention on the Lord, then what is the point? We don’t consume God, He consumes us. There are at least eight references in the Bible to Him being a “consuming fire,” but do we allow His fire to burn us? Because that would mean allowing every part of us to be placed under His Lordship and held accountable to His Word. Fire doesn’t consume discriminately. God wants all of us, but as long as we go through the Christian walk expecting it to be about us and what God can do for us, we’re missing it.

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The case for Christianity gets better

Prognosticating about the future is risky business. One can really only be right, wrong or perhaps close enough that it still counts. Ever since the enlightenment, certain irreligious prognosticators have predicted that the faithful will finally “see the light”; that there is no God. The thought was that with the rise of modern science and modern thought, Christian claims will be seen as antiquated and therefore abandoned. Old theories are almost all false. Christianity is an old theory, therefore, it should be dropped as well, right?

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9 Big Myths About Forgiveness

If you go tell someone this (I haven’t heard this, but have heard something similar), first ask yourself why you need to let them know they unknowingly wronged you. Is it possible that saying, “You never knew I was angry with you, but I was because you were terrible … but I forgave you, so it’s cool!” is really one last attempt to get back at them for hurting you? You can forgive someone without ever telling them because forgiveness is about your freedom, not about theirs.

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Real Reality: A Problem for Atheism

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Washington Supreme Court rules against Christian florist in same-sex marriage case

“The Washington Supreme Court's ruling shortchanges our nation's most fundamental freedom in favor of ideological conformity,” said ERLC president Russell Moore in response to the ruling. “Barronelle Stutzman followed her genuinely held beliefs without hostility toward any, and yet finds herself the target of a government that wants to steamroll her constitutional rights. The Court held that the government can force citizens to use their creative gifts and expressive speech to participate and endorse acts they believe to be immoral. This decision is a loss not only for Barronelle Stutzman but for every American who values liberty and civility over coercion by the government. My prayer is that this ruling would be overturned and that the U.S. Supreme Court would recognize the crucial importance of religious liberty.”

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What Is Christian Case Making? (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed the important responsibility every Christian has to make the case for what he or she believes. (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/ )

8 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

9 EQUIP, Christian Articles, Bible Answer Man | CRI

Did Jesus make a crucial historical blunder in the Gospel of Mark? One of the reasons cited by famed New Testament scholar and best-selling author Bart Ehrman for his transition from fundamentalist Christian to fundamentalist agnostic is that the gospel of Mark is riddled with factual and historical errors. A prominent example is that David […]

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Greg Bahnsen: The Man and Apologist

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Your Valentine's Day Candy May Be Contributing to Slavery

Maybe not. Buying Fair Trade chocolate is a fairly easy option with ethically conscious brands available at most stores. Look for the Fair Trade label that ensures that farmers receive a fair price and strictly prohibit child labor. See’s Candy, Green & Black’s and TCHO are all examples of brands where child slavery is not involved in sourcing. A simple search on Amazon for Fair Trade chocolate will give you a host of options, many of which also happen to be better for you. Many boutique chocolate stores also promise “bean to bar” products, purchasing directly from the farmer. While you may be able to find chocolate that’s cheaper, it comes at a heavy cost.

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Crossway on Twitter

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13 Science vs. Religion | RZIM

It is important, therefore, to be aware of how history is sometimes portrayed. Scholars no longer use the term “dark ages,” for example, because the description gives the false impression that this was a period of ignorance during which little development occurred. Rodney Stark suggests that there is a similar problem with the process known as the Enlightenment , because the term itself, coined by Voltaire, was appropriated by various militant atheists and humanists who sought to claim the credit for the rise of science. As Stark points out, “The falsehood that science required the defeat of religion was proclaimed by such self-appointed cheerleaders as Voltaire and Gibbon, who themselves played no part in the scientific enterprise.”(4) This depiction of the Enlightenment, as if it was some kind of clean secular break from the past, persists today, but, as John Coffey points out, it could be more accurately described as a religious process. This is because many of those at the vanguard of the movement were Protestants (though certainly not all orthodox) who sought to fuse religious and philosophical ideas together.

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Americans Warm Up to Every Religious Group Except Evangelicals

Evangelicals are the only religious group in the United States that has not developed a better reputation over the past few years. And Americans have become less likely to know an evangelical—more so than any other faith tradition.

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ERLC on Twitter

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Happily Ever After

Marriage between sinners has its inevitable messes. If you’ve been married longer than a week or two, you know how the hard realities of life in a fallen age can come crashing in. Perhaps you had a season of “once upon a time,” but soon enough you realized that this marriage, in this world, is not yet your “happily ever after.”

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Is Religion the Practice of Avoiding Truth?

A month or so ago, I came across an interesting challenge to Christianity. A skeptic told me that religion was an exercise in avoiding truth- a willful delusion. He observed that many Christians (and religious people, in general) tend to believe the claims of their "holy" books over what has been discovered about nature, history, or the very nature of reality. He noticed that many religious people have a precommitment to a particular understanding of the world and no amount of evidence provided will persuade them otherwise. He, as an intellectual, does not want to make this same mistake. In this post, I want to explore the possibility that he is making the same mistake based upon the philosophical foundations of the claim he makes for rejecting religion, and Christianity specifically. 

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You Don’t Have to Get Married to Be Happy

You don’t have to get married be happy, but you do need to fall in love. When Jesus was asked about the most important command in the Bible, he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27). To find the love your soul longs for, you give your heart first to God, not to a husband or wife. The best way to pursue the marriage you want today is to pursue God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.

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The Spiritual Problem with 'Unfriend' Culture

It’s easy to hide behind our screens instead of pick up the phone. It’s easy to tweet my disagreement than to have a real life respectful conversation with someone who thinks differently. It seems as though honoring one another has been deleted from our online vocabulary. And the bigger problem is, we’ve started to translate our social media speak into how we actually speak to one another.

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Sean McDowell on Twitter

Hanging with our Biola Apologetics faculty. We got stuff done and had a ton of fun doing it! pic.twitter.com/18jmAVwPNd

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How to ERASE Logical Fallacies

I don’t want to be accused of Missing the Point, but there are a few fallacies that you tell us to avoid and fail to define. I found ten of them: 1) Missing the Point, 2) Appeal to Force, 3) Appeal to Ignorance, 4) Appeal to Authority, 5) Hasty Generalization, 6) False Cause, 7) Oversimplified Cause, 8) Slippery Slope, 9) False Analogy, and 10) Circular Reasoning. I listed the above fallacies in the order of which I noticed they were undefined. Now the Circular Reasoning and Begging the Question fallacies are two fallacies that are often confused with each other, but are not the same thing. I do realize some of the above listed undefined fallacies are self-explanatory, but I do think an explanation would still help your argument. This was a great article and I did understand your point, but I think defining the ten above fallacies will help your point. As a bonus fallacy, for fun: please define the No True Scotsman fallacy. Great article. God bless you. Have a good day.

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CRI on Twitter

@CRInstitute @HankHanegraaff 2 If the doctor is only coinciding with God's will to end life then is he in a strange perverse way serving God

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Catalyst Track: Divine Direction // Day Three

The writer to the Hebrews said, “Since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb. 12:1–2 NASB).

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Stand to Reason on Twitter

. #Washington Florist Loses Her Religious Liberty Court Case. Why that's bad news for everyone. http://www.str.org/blog/washington-florist-loses-her-religious-liberty-court-case# … . #Religiousliberty pic.twitter.com/AZ63KgWiBi

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Sovereign Alliance on Twitter

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The Best One-Sentence Answer to Show Why God Is True

I would like to offer you, in a nutshell, what I think is the simplest, most powerful way, strategically, to make your case as a Christian. I have been using it a long time in a variety of ways, though it really came together for me quite by accident recently when my eldest daughter, then about eight years old, asked me an important question.

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The Sexual Exploitation Crisis in the Philippines You Need to Know About

So while change needs to come from the systemic macro level of Philippine law, economics and social welfare, it also needs to start at the most basic level of human connection and values. Relationships in families and communities need reconciliation. Children need greater knowledge of their rights and understanding of their value. Seeking mental health support must be accessible and de-stigmatized. Value systems fueling exploitation need to shift so that humans are loved instead of used and are taught that they have worth and value—no matter what their past looked like or how bleak their future might seem.

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Learn how to properly interpret scripture using the 🛑 STOP 🛑 method! Listen to it now right here! S-ituation? T-ype? O-bject? P-rescription? Make sure to listen to our previous podcast (There are NO verses in the Bible!) and get the full scope of this teaching!

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How to Love When You Don’t Feel It

As the Christian villagers grabbed their pitchforks, it became more and more apparent that in their eyes, Lewis had transgressed the law of self-actualization: the law of being the true you. Psychology has indoctrinated our generation to think that self-expression is the highest good. If you don’t feel it, it isn’t authentic, and thus not real. This, combined with the definition that love is almost exclusively a warm feeling found deep within us, makes the notion that one should act loving despite not feeling it to be oppressive and a contaminate of love.

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The Benedict Option: A Conversation with Rod Dreher - AlbertMohler.com

I think one of the most heartwarming aspects of this book is his absolute concrete concern for marriage and families and for living out that kind of life together in a way that is truly Christian I appreciated every part of this conversation with Rod Dreher, but particularly the closing section of this conversation and that’s because we do need without apology to talk openly about what it means to learn from one another without affirming one another theologically. This is an issue of our evangelical responsibility, of our credibility in faithfulness; that is to say, that the issues that have separated historic Protestantism from Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy are not ephemeral, they are not minimal, and they have not gone away. But that’s also to say that we have a great deal to learn from one another without apology. There is no theological compromise in learning what can rightfully be learned from one another and from the entire history of the Christian church. This is where Christians need to think carefully about the fact that we can learn a great deal from non-Christians; that is to say, in terms of our understanding of the world, in terms of grappling with many contemporary issues, we can learn a great deal from those who make no claim to Christianity whatsoever.

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Making Friends in a New City Is the Worst

Months passed as I stared at the ceiling in my childhood bedroom in Minnesota, researched dozens of companies and applied for more than a hundred jobs. When one finally responded and offered me a full-time position—on the West Coast—I had already spent eight months building a new routine and reconstructing friendships in my hometown to ease the drudgery of my unfulfilling post-graduate career. At that point, I wondered: Should I leave my friends and stability here? Or should I take the biggest risk of my life, move across the country and start a job in an industry I don’t even know if I like?

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Can We Investigate the Universe Like A Crime Scene?

When a dead body is discovered, detectives must investigate the evidence to determine the most reasonable explanation. Did the deceased die naturally? Did he suffer some kind of accident? Did he commit suicide? Was he murdered? These are the four possible explanations at any death scene. Homicide detectives are concerned only with the last one. Of the four explanations, the first three do not require the involvement of anyone other than the victim. If his or her death was an accident, the result of some natural cause, or the result of a suicide, all the evidence we might find related to the victim’s passing will ultimately come from the very room where he or she died. Every death scene involves evidence of one kind or another, but intruders turn death scenes into crime scenes . For that reason, every death investigation begins as an intruder investigation. Without evidence of an intruder, deaths are likely to be the result of natural causes, an accident, or a suicide. One simple strategy in death cases, therefore, is to ask a foundational question: “Can I account for all the

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The Prayer That Changed Everything for Chance the Rapper

While I think it's awesome that God is praised, his lyrics leave a lot to be desired. He sometimes uses the f-word in the same song that he is praising God in, to me that's mixing the sacred and profane and that's bordering on blasphemy. I'll be praying for the man and that God continues to work through him but will not pick up his album, a lot of his lyrics could potentially hinder someone in their walk and that's never a good thing. We are called to be set apart not talk about f---ing b---s and praising God in the same song, what is that? May God continue to mold him as He does the rest of us...

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My Home Has ‘Murder’ in Its Name

G rowing up in San Francisco, Russell Jeung didn’t have much love for Oakland, his struggling neighbor across the East Bay. Yet Jeung has made his home in Oakland for more than 20 years, with much of that time spent ministering in Murder Dubs, a neighborhood riven with poverty and violence. He first moved there during a graduate school ethnography project focused on Southeast Asian gangs.

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Where Is God When Things Keep Getting Worse?

I remember years of crying out to God, thinking my faith would get back on track when life got back to normal. But as the pain grew more intense, I realized I needed to find God in the present, and not wait for my circumstances to improve. God wanted me to find him sufficient in the midst of trouble rather than just demanding that he deliver me from it.

37 .@Ichthus77 #Apologetics Daily

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You Are My Joy: The Deep Reward in Discipling Others

How can he say that? Because this is precisely how Jesus himself would have it. This is what joy in Jesus does — it grows and expands to draw others in. “No greater joy” does not mean that Jesus himself is less than our greatest treasure, but that the way in which he is our greatest joy is not inward and sequestered from others, but that such joy ripens and extends and draws others in — that our joy becomes greater as we invest at depth in particular individuals for an extended period of time, and see God work to give the growth.

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Hillsong announces Israel church plant - Premier

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SES Offers New Concentration | SES

Land has taught as a visiting or adjunct professor for several seminaries and has authored or edited more than 15 books. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England and his bachelor’s degree ( magna cum laude ) from Princeton University. Land also earned a Master of Theology (Honors Program) degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received the Broadman Seminarian Award as the Outstanding Graduating Student. Dr. Land was the 2013 Watchman Award recipient from the Family Research Council for his leadership on moral and cultural issues. He also received the Phillip E. Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth from Biola University in 2010. Land served previously (1988-2013) as president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral and ethical concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families. In 2014, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow of the ERLC’s Research Institute, and in 2015, he was named in the top 15 of Newsmax’s “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America.

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Archbishop Welby clarifies Brexit 'fascist' remarks - Premier

The Archbishop of Canterbury has clarified remarks he made which were perceived by some as comparing Brexit voters to far-right fascists.

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Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness - Premier

In the book, Pope Francis wrote: "How can a priest, at the service of Christ and of His Church, come to cause such evil? How can one who has consecrated his life to leading the little ones to God, end up instead devouring them in what I have called a 'diabolic sacrifice,' which destroys both the victims and the life of the Church?"

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Iraqi Christians demand resettlement at Beirut protest - Premier

Iraqi Christians launched a protest outside the UN regional headquarters in Beirut yesterday, demanding a quicker resettlement process.

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Premier Christian on Twitter

Tune in to #InspirationalBreakfast with @rosiewright99 ! Today our "Taboo or To Do?" series continues... Listen live: http://bit.ly/1x9utIE  pic.twitter.com/wiXkruyYCy

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Valentine’s Day for Single Christians

Valentine’s Day is not an easy or light thing to face as a single person. The chick flicks, charming cards, and chocolate hearts can easily make us feel sad and tired — and tired of feeling sad. But for Christians, this is no excuse to wallow in our loneliness or discontentment. This year, I will not celebrate Valentine’s Day, but it is not simply because I’m frustrated or lonely. It’s because I would rather enjoy God’s gifts of contentment, fulfillment, and hope — gifts that Christ died to purchase for us, whether we’re single or married.

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No, the Church Shouldn't Just Care About Spiritual Things

Acts of mercy and justice should never be used as a manipulative way of getting people's eyeballs to focus on our presentation of a spiritual message. Jesus doesn't want to be reduced to Secretary of Afterlife Affairs. He wants to be King. Of everything. Here and now. I submit to you that the early church, the ones who had received their teaching directly from the Big Boss Himself, did not understand their mission in this limited "spiritual" way. In fact, they were so serious about their radical new way of life that they sold their possessions—their actual investment properties and townhouses to redistribute cold hard cash to the poor. (Acts 2:45)

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Chris Pratt Says a Wooden Tray with Phil. 4:13 Burned Onto It Is His Favorite Possession

But then I thought a lot about being homesick. I'd like having a touchstone that I could take with me as I travel on the road for work … So I though about this great bible verse Philippians 4:13 which I've relied on for strength from time to time. And he knocks this thing out in like a day!! Reclaimed wood and a wood burner. All by hand … He's a unique individual and my best friend.

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Apple’s Tim Cook Says Fake News Runs the Risk of ‘Killing People’s Minds’

The CEO of one of the world’s most powerful and influential tech brands is speaking out against fake news. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph , Cook addressed the trend, in which websites fabricate stories and headlines in an effort to draw large amounts of Internet traffic and sway political opinions. He said that fake news is “killing people’s minds” because it hampers our ability to discern fact from fiction.

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Black Christianity Before the Civil War: Did You Know?

In 1998, PBS ran an excellent documentary titled Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery . It's truly one of the best (if not the best) video series on the topic we've ever seen, and dedicates a lot of time to the role Christianity played in the slaves' lives as well as to the stories of black Christians in the North (like Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church). The four-part documentary is now available on video . But its companion pieces may be even better. The book , by the same title, weaves together primary source documents, short stories (by renowned author Charles Johnson), and narratives and comes up with one of the most innovative book formats we've seen. It's incredibly riveting, too. And one cannot overly praise the series' companion website , either (more on that below).

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Watch Chance the Rapper’s Worshipful Grammy Performance

Tonight, Chance the Rapper took home Grammy’s for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance, but he was also responsible for one of the night’s most memorable performances .

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56 Christian food banks 'unintentionally excluding' people of other faiths - Premier
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58 10 Reasons You Should Read Fleming Rutledge’s ‘The Crucifixion’
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60 Why the Resurrection of Jesus Matters!
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