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A Miracle for the Empty
Join us on the faith adventure of a lifetime, as we journey through the miracles of Jesus. In this exciting six-week series, Pastor Kerry will apply the biblical truths of Jesus’ life and teaching to unlock miracles in your own life.
American Idol Finalist and Believer Clark Beckham Doesn't Want to Be Limited to Christian Music, Doesn't Think God Wants Singers to Be Isolated to One Genre (Interview)
Each week Clark Beckham subjects himself to judgement and criticism in the music competition that made names like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino and Jennifer Hudson famous. Still, that's a small price to pay for the up-and- coming Christian "American Idol" XIV hopeful who has plans of cementing himself as a secular music artist while being a light for God.
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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a Bumpy, But Successful Ride
The latest Marvel movie has all the big action scenes, but the quiet moments are what really make it shine.
Ben Carson, uninvited to speak to SBC pastors, a popular guest at Southern Baptist churches | Christian Examiner Newspapers
CLEARWATER, Fla. (Christian Examiner) -- Ben Carson, a famed neurosurgeon with conservative values who has worked to positively influence the culture, has been uninvited to speak at an annual meeting of Southern Baptist pastors despite enjoying strong popularity among rank and file Southern Baptists.
Here's a Video of an Escaped Emu Running Around a Town in England
Apparently, people are having trouble reining in their strange pets lately. A few months ago it was llamas in Arizona, now it’s an emu in Devon, England. The bird somehow escaped and went sprinting down a street Thursday evening, startling bystanders. One woman managed to catch the bird on video as it barreled past her while she was on her way to get some groceries. It’s a good thing she had video evidence, too, according to Metro.uk, when she reported the incident to the police, they asked her if she was on any drugs. The bird was eventually caught by its owner and safely returned home ...
Amazing Dog Helps Her Human Play Some of Today's Biggest Hits!
This is both cute and amazing at the same time. Maple is an incredibly talented dog that can play music with her master, Trench. The connection they have is something that you have to see to believe!
Our 'Greatest Hope' Is Not in Elected Officials but Corporations, Says T.D. Jakes
Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, charged Wednesday that it's corporations and not elected officials that represent "the greatest hope" in effecting change and development in underserved communities across America. He said, however, that they need to "add a moral component to money" to make it happen.
2 of Boxing's Greatest Are About to Face One Another, and One Of Them Is Really Excited!
Tomorrow, there will be a boxing match that many people will call the fight of the decade. The match is between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, two of boxing's biggest names. In this funny commercial, you can see the hype of one of them getting ready for the fight.
More on the White Space in Evolutionary Thinking: A Critic Responds to How to Build a Worm
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Save the Date! Premiere of Living Waters: Intelligent Design in the Oceans of the Earth, at Seattle's McCaw Hall on August 7
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Baltimore's Unsung Peacemakers
There's no question that what happened in Baltimore was the worst of times—but the examples of Christian citizens who weren't content to spectate or to curse the darkness—brought me hope. And you can be sure that for the residents of Baltimore, these peacemakers did what the rioters failed to do: they brought positive change—even if not all of them made the evening news.
The Briefing 05-01-15
1) Nick Loeb presents unexpected defense of dignity of human life of embryos
Now What? Same-Sex Marriage and Today’s Church - Christian Research Institute
Specifically, Christians will face invitations to same-sex wedding ceremonies and interactions with households headed by homosexual couples at all social levels, along with charges of prejudice, ignorance, or worse if they continue to uphold traditional definitions of sex and family. Churches and their denominational governors will face facility requests for same-sex unions, participation by gay and lesbian couples in activities reserved for married couples, participation in Sunday School classes and youth groups by children of same-sex households, and direct challenges from activists seeking to persuade churches to embrace a “gay-affirming” approach to ministry. Parachurch organizations will face mounting pressures to adhere to secular antidiscrimination laws in their hiring practices and corporate activities, and a plethora of lawsuits, hearings regarding tax-exempt status, and statutory restrictions on speech and expression. The overriding question becomes: How we are to respond to social pressure, cultural stigmatization, and legal sanctions if we continue to uphold the biblical definition of marriage, the family, and normal/God-ordained sexual expressions? It is still entirely possible to fulfill biblical mandates to make disciples and convey the full counsel of God on sexual matters, provided we are willing to maintain watchfulness, revisit traditional approaches to ministry, and remain flexible when flexibility will not jeopardize conscience or biblical standards.
Living Waters Publications - Evangelism Resources
INSPIRING, EQUIPPING, FULFILLING. That is our three-fold vision and call to action. It is our vision to Inspire and Equip Christians in Fulfilling the Great Commission. Our mission is to accomplish this through training and evangelism outreaches like The Way of the Master television program, our Heart Changer documentaries, our daily The Comfort Zone show, Aguas Vivientes, the online School of Biblical Evangelism, Living Waters speakers, and all of our unique tracts, CDs, DVDs, and other evangelism resources. Likewise, our desire is that you would take what God gives you through this ministry and do the same within your church and community - Inspire, Equip, and Fulfill. The call for evangelism is clear. Have you answered that call?
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The right finds a fresh voice on same-sex marriage
Ryan T. Anderson, a 33-year-old fellow at the Heritage Foundation, says most of his peers disagree with him on the issue of same-sex marriage. But that doesn't stop him from debating his case, even in front of some left-leaning audiences. PostTV followed him on his trip to Harvard Law School. (Jorge Ribas/The Washington Post)
Grace to You Radio
Is your salvation for keeps, or can you lose it? John MacArthur answers that question in a praise-prompting study of Romans 8 that explains what it means to be held in The Grip of God .
Bible Verses Where "Forbidden" Is Replaced By "Unchill"
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for it is unchill to eat the fruit thereof.”
'Thank God for Cellphone Video Cameras'
Nearly a quarter century ago, the libertarian magazine Reason published an essay on civil unrest suffused with an insight that movement conservatism still hasn't grasped. Then-editor Virginia Postrel was writing in the wake of the Los Angeles riots of 1992. "What caused the riots?" she asked. "How do we prevent them from recurring?" She agreed with law-and-order voices of that era that a dearth of conscience and empathy were factors. "Only people without empathy could drag people out of their cars and beat them within an inch of their lives," she wrote. "Only people without empathy could burn and loot the lives and dreams of their neighbors." But she went on to observe that a small criminal element preys on South Los Angeles every day whereas riots occur once in a generation. Rottenness may have been necessary to explain the beating of Reginald Denny or the terror inflicted on small business owners, but it wasn't sufficient to explain such mayhem.
Broken and Burdened in Baltimore
I’ve also been saddened as I recognized a common theme in some of the tweets and posts shared through social media by some in the evangelical Christian community. I’m particularly concerned with references to rioters as “thugs” or “animals.” Even President Obama denounced the “criminals and thugs who tore up” Baltimore. Whether you advocate protest or believe it’s more harmful than beneficial, I want to suggest that there should be absolutely no room for this sort of labeling, as harmful and misguided as the rioters’ actions may be. The term “thug” gets casually thrown around during these situations—particularly when African American youth are involved—yet somehow the word gets lost when students destroy their campus by setting fires or jumping on cars after a national championship victory or loss. That’s just kids being kids. I believe we need to ask deeper questions why the word is used in one setting but not another.
50 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically
Moerover, when it comes to Joseph’s death, there was a prophecy that his body would be taken back to Israel. Genesis 50: 24-26 “Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence. So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put IN A COFFIN in Egypt.” It wasn’t until Joshua that it is seen that the Israelites take Joseph’s coffin and bury it in a field in, what was then, Shechem. Not very far from today’s Shechem. Joshua 24:32 “And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.”
How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Christian Schools
Until recently, many Christian colleges assumed losing accreditation was the most likely outcome of holding to the historical and biblical teaching on sexuality. But a new concern emerged on Tuesday. With seven words—“It is going to be an issue”—the U.S. government signaled to orthodox Christian colleges and universities that if they don’t drop their opposition to same-sex marriage they will lose their tax exempt status.
Please keep Zacharias in your prayers as he speaks in Yerevan multiple times over the next few days (April 28-30). He will speak for 45 minutes each night and there will be time for 30 minutes of question and answer (Q&A) after each session. Each event Tuesday-Thursday, April 28-30, begins at 6:00 p.m. See addresses below.
Ascension Presbyterian Church
Ascension Presbyterian Church is a covenantal and confessional Reformed Presbyterian Church located in Apopka, Florida. Our statement of faith is the Westminster Confession of Faith, 1647. We are part of the Covenant Presbyterian Church denomination (www.covenant-presbyterian.org). We are an... ( more.. )
Watch The First Donut In Space
It’s hard to believe that a month ago humans were unable to launch a donut into space. It was March 2015 and the world was in turmoil. Space travel was but a dream for even the richest pastry and we humans would never be able to grasp the concept of – let alone plan the injection of – a pastry in space. How things have changed.
American Jacobins: Sexual Revolutionaries Prepare the Battlespace for a De-Christianized America
But the Jacobin advances the revolution by any means — and through any reasoning — necessary. To the Jacobin, you are either a revolutionary or an enemy, and no lesser light than the federal government’s chief constitutional advocate has now raised the specter of a legal regime far worse than “separation of church and state.” For the sexual revolutionaries, it’s the state against the church.
Scientists discover key driver of human aging: May lead to slowing or reversing aging process
In their study, the Salk scientists sought to determine precisely how the mutated WRN protein causes so much cellular mayhem. To do this, they created a cellular model of Werner syndrome by using a cutting-edge gene-editing technology to delete WRN gene in human stem cells. This stem cell model of the disease gave the scientists the unprecedented ability to study rapidly aging cells in the laboratory. The resulting cells mimicked the genetic mutation seen in actual Werner syndrome patients, so the cells began to age more rapidly than normal. On closer examination, the scientists found that the deletion of the WRN gene also led to disruptions to the structure of heterochromatin, the tightly packed DNA found in a cell's nucleus.
Former Auschwitz guard on trial describes camp operations in chilling detail
LUENEBURG, Germany – A former SS sergeant described in chilling detail Wednesday how cattle cars full of Jews were brought to the Auschwitz death camp, the people stripped of their belongings and then most led directly into gas chambers.
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You touched on something that has been weighing heavy on my heart ... Proverbs 22:6 and "what did I do wrong?" I have always fallen back on that proverb as a reason why I question my two children NOT adhering, or living, according to how we raised them. We thought we did everything right. However, they are still alive which means there is still time for them to turn to the Lord, and as long as there is time, we will continue to keep them in prayer. Thank you for helping me to better understand the weight and meaning of that proverb.
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We thank God for the life of Matthew Soderholm. We are thankful that, by God’s grace, he believed the gospel and that Jesus was his great treasure and joy. In his own words, “Even at times when my heart feels far from him, he grants grace abundantly, and I receive it as an undeserving child in wonder at the thought that he loves me.”
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Everyone wants Congress to stop fighting and get working, and that includes Pope Francis, a top adviser said Wednesday (April 29) in a preview of the pope’s upcoming U.S. trip.
Feeding the Homeless Is a Religious Liberty Issue Too
“Our goal was a very practical one: We have a set of clients who, for religious reasons, feel it’s very important to meet homeless people outside and provide them with food,” Jeremy Rosen, director of advocacy for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, told The Dallas Morning News . “The old ordinance, before we challenged it, was preventing them from doing that.”
4 P's & 4 Q's: The Quick Case FOR Natural Marriage & AGAINST Same-Sex Marriage DVD
Many in our country and the church are conflicted over same-sex marriage. What about equal rights? Shouldn't someone be able to marry the one they love? What about tolerance and not imposing your religion on people? How could same-sex marriage hurt you? All of these issues and more are addressed by Frank Turek clearly and succinctly. Once you know the 4 P's and 4 Q's you'll be able to defend marriage quickly and intelligently without any reference to religion or the Bible. Filmed before a large audience at the 2013 National Conference on Apologetics, Frank covers: 1. What is the Same Sex Marriage Debate About? 2. The 4 P’s & 4 Q’s 3. Why Does the Law Matter? 4. Who Could SSM Hurt? (Frank, shares his own experience too.)
Why Indiana Jones is a Cool Archaeologist, but a Horrible Philosopher - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers
If Bible believing Christians adopt the philosophical viewpoint of Kant and “Indy,” it would have devastating consequences on their faith. It is, however, is the viewpoint of Israeli archaeologist Amon Ben Tor. Ben Tor is representative of most archaeologists working in Israel and the Levant, and articulates a view of facts and values that is in directly line with Immanuel Kant [& Dr. Jones].
Marriage and Equal Protection
They have understood and defined it as a relationship shaped by the needs of children for mothers and fathers, rather than as an institution whose purpose is to serve the interests or desires of adults by facilitating sexual-romantic companionship. Our laws, including those under review in the cases now pending before the Supreme Court, reflect the judgment that marriage is the conjugal union of spouses, rooted in the sexual-reproductive complementarity of male and female, which brings together a man and a woman as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children born of their union. As a social institution, it aims to secure for children the inestimable blessing of being brought up in the committed love—the marital bond—of the man and woman whose union brought them into being, and the related benefit of both maternal and paternal influences and care.
Bake Me a Cake—or Else
In January 2013, Rachel Cryer and her mother walked into Sweet Cakes By Melissa, a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, and tried to order a wedding cake. Aaron Klein, the co-owner (and Melissa’s husband), was informed Cryer would be marrying another woman. He apologized and told them that providing a cake for a same-sex wedding violated his Christian convictions. Cryer walked out of the store.
The Magical Moral Mystery
When I was thirteen years old, one of my favourite hobbies was conjuring. Every Saturday morning, I would faithfully trek across London to attend classes at Davenports Magic Shop, an Aladdin’s cave of a place which was all the more wondrous for being located in an underground mall deep below Charing Cross. There I learnt how to baffle people with card tricks, make money disappear,  and pull rabbits from hats. 
Avengers: Age of Ultron
In an unsupervised moment, something clicks in the program and Ultron emerges out of the absolute worst interpretation of Tony’s desire to protect the world. Ultron believes that to create peace, he has to stop evil everywhere he sees it, including the evil in humanity. Scared and violent as he realizes his mission, he destroys Tony’s other AI program, Jarvis, takes control of Tony’s robots, attacks the Avengers, and escapes to build an army for global genocide.
Dr. Meyer Debates Paleontologist Charles Marshall on Premier Radio
In November 2013, Stephen Meyer debated paleontologist and UC Berkeley professor Charles Marshall about Darwin's Doubt and intelligent design. An engaging and timely discussion! Stephen Meyer is the author of The New York Times best selling book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013). For more information on the book and to order your copy visit http://www.darwinsdoubt.com
Former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf Named Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University
Recognized as the “conscience” of the Congress, the longtime Virginia Congressman will lead Baylor’s efforts to advance issues and study of religious freedom and human rights on Capitol Hill
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WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
As the Wilson Chair, Wolf will lead Baylor’s efforts on Capitol Hill and throughout the world to address the significant issues of freedom of conscience and worship and, in particular, Christianity’s enduring role in promoting human freedom.
“I am looking forward to working with colleagues at Baylor University to advance the case for religious freedom,” Wolf said. “I have been involved in promoting religious liberty for many years in Congress, and now I look forward to collaborating with scholars, religious leaders and the laity in what I believe is one of the most important struggles of our time.
Bart Ehrman's Rejection of God Proves That He Exists
Bart Ehrman says that it's not his study of the Bible that leads him to reject God. What!?! Ehrman contends that there are over 400,000 errors in the New Testament but admits that this isn't the reason why he rejects God. Rather it is the problem of evil in the world that is a problem for him. Listen to Frank Turek explain how Ehrman's conclusion is actually an argument for God.
Martin Luther on Marriage as a School of Character
The Luther household soon grew in number by leaps and bounds. Katie gave birth to a son, Hans. Martin wrote, “My dear Katie brought into the world yesterday by God's grace at two o'clock a little son, Hans Luther. I must stop. Sick Katie calls me.” In his typical humor, Luther wrapped Hans in swaddling clothes and then said, “Kick, little fellow. That is what the pope did to me, but I got loose.” What I appreciate most about Luther's journal entries at this point is how true his comments are to real life. As cute as Hans might have been, the late nights with a screaming baby were tiresome and a hardship. “Hans,” Luther said, “is cutting his teeth and beginning to make a joyous nuisance of himself. These are the joys of marriage of which the pope is not worthy.” Total, the Luthers had six children: Hans, Elizabeth, Magdalena, Martin, Paul, and Margaretha. Luther said of Elizabeth when she was born on December 10, 1527, “God has produced from me and my wife Katie a little heathen.”
A Pacifism for the Whole Church
The particular strength of the book—and of Christian nonviolence more generally—is that it forces believers to recognize that Christianity measures political actions by a richer set of standards than the outcomes they aim to achieve. We’re supposed to support policies consistent with (or at least not antithetical to) certain core teachings: that all human beings are made in God’s image, that sin was vanquished at the cross, and that the Resurrection has inaugurated a new moral order. Political behaviors, then, cannot be judged purely by whether or not they eliminate an enemy leader, secure free elections, or achieve any other positive outcome. For Christians, political choices must always be judged by how they comport with the moral law of God, which means using distinctly Christian reasoning to reckon with both corporate entities like the nation-state and the individual leaders that dictate national policy.
3 Questions All Parents With Young Children Must Ask
There are plenty more questions you can ask, but start with these three and come up with a plan to implement your answers. Remember that whether you have five kids, or are not yet even pregnant with your first, you will make mistakes. The good news is that God has plenty of grace for all of us parents, and sometimes our kids even have grace for us as well.
USCIRF Report Shows Islamic Countries Are Worst Violators of Religious Freedom; 12 Muslim-Majority Nations Top the List
The annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom shows that 12 of the 17 nations with the worst record of religious freedom are Islamic or Muslim-majority countries.
Searching for a Savior: How Comic Book Movies Can Point to Christ
Superhero movies are leaping over the box office competition in a single bound these days. Four of the 10 highest-grossing movies in 2014 were based on comic books, and 2015 looks to be more of the same.
Fast-Moving Bacteria Self-Organize into Active Two-Dimensional Crystals of Rotating Cells
Bacterial crystal formation. (a) In the observation chamber, free-swimming cells from the front  collide with both the top and bottom surfaces. (b) Schematic showing the flow of water around a spherical cell due to a rotating flagellum (sinusoidal gray curve). Actual T. majus cells are covered with many flagella. Red curves show flagellar rotation and resulting cell counterrotation. Blue curves show flow stream lines. Black arrows show the component of the flow parallel to the surface at a height of one cell radius. The flow field is found by numerically integrating the Stokes equations  around a sphere on a fixed surface using FreeFEM++ . The flagella is approximated as a combination of a Stokeslet and a rotlet . (c),(d) This flow pulls two cells over the glass surface into one another. After colliding, the pair rotate around one another. Cell rotation as imaged by the camera depends on the orientation of the surface relative to the camera. For clarity, we have shown cells rotating in the positive sense. Supplemental Videos S2–S8  provide the raw videos.
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Pregnant at Harvard? | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson
And soon after, I fell in love with a boy who was perfect for me—the type of soulmate that everyone dreams of finding at Harvard. He was my intellectual equal and shared both my romance and my quirky sense of humor. And he made me feel crazily and unquestioningly in love. We could spend hours working on problem sets or hours tearing up a dance floor, we finished each other’s jokes, and we could look at each other and know exactly what the other person was thinking. More than that, we understood each other in a way that no one else ever had. He told me he wanted to marry me. The feeling was mutual, and I eventually ended up losing my virginity to him. Like life, relationships aren’t ever perfect. But we were the type of relationship that everyone wanted to have.
Imperfection and Initiative in the Christian Life
Let each one of us, then, proceed according to the measure of his puny capacity and set out upon the journey we have begun. No one shall set out so inauspiciously as not daily to make some headway, though it be slight. Therefore, let us not cease so to act that we may make some unceasing progress in the way of the Lord. And let us not despair at the slightness of our success; for even though attainment may not correspond to desire, when today outstrips yesterday the effort is not lost. Only let us look toward our mark with sincere simplicity and aspire to our goal; not fondly flattering ourselves, nor excusing our own evil deeds, but with continuous effort striving toward this end: that we may surpass ourselves in goodness until we attain to goodness itself. It is this, indeed, which through the whole course of life we seek and follow. But we shall attain it only when we have cast off the weakness of the body, and are received into full fellowship with him. ( Institutes III.vii.5 )
14. Hasn’t science buried God?
Dr. Andy Bannister ( http://bit.ly/andybannister ) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "Hasn’t science buried God?". Want to read more widely on this subject? Check out John Lennox's book, "God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?" ( http://bit.ly/1za4hEA ) This video is episode 14 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media. More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": http://bit.ly/sabqvideo More about RZIM Canada: http://www.rzim.ca/
Obama Abandons Pastor Abedini, Would Veto Bill That Requires Iran Release Him for Nuke Deal Approval; ACLJ Calls Decision 'Despicable, Outrageous'
President Barack Obama's administration has warned that it will veto a proposed amendment that would require the release of Pastor Saeed Abedini and three other American citizens held prisoners in Iran before any final nuclear deal agreement is reached. The American Center for Law and Justice, which represents Abedini's family, called the admittance "despicable" and "outrageous."
Poll: 6 in 10 Americans Approve of the Use of Drone Strikes
A poll by the Associated Press found that six in 10 Americans support the use of drones to kill terrorists. Nearly 75 percent support using unmanned drones to kill an American citizen who has traveled to another country to join a terror organization. The poll found that 13 percent of Americans don’t approve of the use of drones and 24 percent are neutral on the issue. However, 43 percent said they don’t approve of using drones in cases where innocent American citizens could be killed. AP conducted the poll just a few days after President Obama apologized for a January drone strike by the CIA that accidentally killed one American and one Italian who were being held hostage by al-Qaida. The strike also killed two American citizens who had joined al-Qaida, but the hostage deaths brought criticism about the guidelines for drone strikes. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism estimates that since 2004, the U.S. has carried out about 415 drone strikes in Pakistan, killing a total of anywhere from over 2,400 to 3,900—and somewhere between 423 and 962 civilians ...
The Reality of Spiritual Warfare in the Home
One of the sad realities within the local church today centers on the fact
that numerous born-again Christians have little or no knowledge of the spiritual
warfare that takes place all around us. The Bible is crystal clear in proclaiming
that there is a battle raging in the heavenlies as the forces of evil continue
to wage war against not only the Creator, but also against all who trust in
Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord.