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Donald Trump has promised to take care of Christians if he is elected the next US president.

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International choir 100 Voices Of Gospel have won the first place in the Britain's Got Talent grand final after getting the most votes from the public.


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A retired Major General and former head of the Armed Forces Christian Union has told Premier the fight against Islamic State (IS) is far from over despite recent achievements.

The Gospel According to Ewan McGregor

We sat down with Ewan McGregor to talk about his groundbreaking take on the 40-day temptation of Jesus, and the experience of getting inside the head of history’s most famous foes.

US Ministers' Conference Live Stream - Banner of Truth

Welcome to the US Ministers’ Conference live stream webpage. This year the Banner will be providing a live video stream for all of the conference addresses taking place at our US Ministers’ Conference. View the schedule below to see when …

So There’s a New Dashboard Confessional Song

Get ready for a trip back to 16. Seven years and thousands of tears since their last album was released, Chris Carrabba’s Dashboard Confessional has released a new song. And, just in case you’re wondering, “May” sounds like the songs that made so many millennials—including Taylor Swift—such big fans during the band's early-2000s emo glory days. The former Further Seems Forever frontman told EW that he’s been working on some new songs, and a new Dashboard Confessional album may even be in the works: I don’t have any idea of a release date or a worry about one for that matter. But I’m really excited to be doing it because I don’t think it’s ever felt this much like the beginning again.

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1 What the Bleep Does the Bible Say About Profanity?

I think it is useful to distinguish between profanity and obscenity. Obscenity is a subset of profanity, together with words that treat God's name irreverently or words that take His holy actions lightly. Thus, for example, only God has the right to damn someone to Hell, so damning someone or something, or telling someone to go to Hell, or using the word Hell as though it's not a reality, all fail to treat God with reverence. To my knowledge, no Biblical author does this, certainly not in a casual way that really have nothing to do with condemnation or Hell. Increasingly, however, Christians are beginning to do so (e.g., by saying something is a "helluva" good thing, or by saying "OMG" merely to express surprise or strong emotion).

2 Grace to You Radio

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The Beam Family talks about their hit film Miracles From Heaven and the incredible true story behind it. Listen here....

Grace to You

In response to Jewish hostility at the implications of His assertions of equality with God (v. 18), Jesus became even more fearless, forceful, and emphatic.“ Most assuredly”(v. 19) is an emphatic way of saying “I’m telling you the truth.” Jesus essentially tied His activities of healing on the Sabbath directly to the Father. The Son never took independent action that set Him against the Father because the Son only did those things that were coincident with and coextensive with all that the Father does. Jesus thus implied that the only One who could do what the Father does must be as great as the Father.

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To the Sons and Daughters of Divorce

Right now, we’re just focusing on what you (and I) experienced, and how you can heal. This isn’t meant to judge divorced parents, or to deter parents from getting divorced for legitimate reasons (abuse or adultery). The point is to see how, as children of divorce, Jesus Christ is a light in dark places, a hope for the broken, confused, and lonely. We will piece together some themes from Scripture to explain how God understands and relates to children of divorce, in ten points.

Is Your Pastor Happy to See You?

There are several observations that need to be made about the above three verses: 1). The word elder or pastor does not appear in these verses. Not once. It simply is not there. To justify where a pastor or elder can rule over anybody, one better point out where pastor or elder is mentioned in this text, and it can’t be done. 2). The word “over” is not actually in any one of these three verses, so we must lay it aside as an unfortunate and an unwarranted addition to the text by translators, because the Greek word for “over” is simply not there in the original text. 3). It’s also worthy of note that Hebrews 13: 7 verse is written in the past tense though incorrectly translated by the KJV in the present tense. The verse is to be correctly translated this way: “Remember those who were your guides (past tense), whose faith you are to imitate, taking note of how they were faithful to the very end of life” (Hebrews 13: 7). Hebrews 13: 7 is a verse that is reminding the Hebrew Christians of all those mentioned in chapters 11 and 12 and it follows verse 6 which refers to not fearing man, which these people did not do, and gave their lives because of being fearless.

Never Once

When the road was difficult and the enemies intimidating and the battle raging, God was near to his children, standing by ready to help and protect and satisfy them. He gave them his manual and then moved in with them. And his presence would overpower every obstacle and ultimately win. We say with Moses, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here” (Exodus 33:15). And God does go with his people, all who are in Christ, wherever we go.

What to Do When You Stop Liking Your Church

Wow, what an excellent article this is. As a 56 yr old believer, I have been on the wrong end of this equation when an older generation of church service attenders didn't like the outward expressions of a move of the Holy Spirit during Sunday morning services. This all happened when my wife and I led a 75+ strong college student ministry some 20 years ago and when in the young, immature students there arose a mighty move of the Spirit. We all met together at our home on Friday nights from 7 PM until after midnight during the school year. In a significant number of the students, this move of the Holy Spirit often outwardly manifested in some unusual ways like laughter, crying, shouting for joy and more. The problems began when these students would have similar manifestations during the contemporary worship portion of a Sunday service. This older generation, though a minority in numbers, made the vast bulk of the financial contributions to the church so pleasing them was important to the leaders. At the end of the day, we decided to leave the church in order to allow this move of the Spirit to continue to grow.

The Danger of Drifting Away

Father, we fear our deadly fondness for floating toward the falls when we ought to be swimming against the current. Oh, God, have mercy to waken us again and again to the perils of drifting in the Christian life. Help us heed Hebrews 2:1, “We must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” Woe to the drifters in a world where all the current is toward destruction! Grant us to see and to feel that not only life, but also joy, is in the “good fight” that does not end until the final rest.

Love Made Flesh

Brené Brown talks about Jesus and what love looks like.

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Why Moms Need Apologetics

As the Director of Boosters, RC’s grassroots support and promotional network, and a member of Moms in Prayer International, I have a great desire for introducing moms to apologetics so they can better train their children to defend and advance their faith. My passion is to cast a vision through speaking and writing about the need for apologetics and to introduce women to others who specialize in apologetics topics.

Garrison Keillor on the Dangers of Using Faith to ‘Build Your Brand’

But that was then and this is now. Now you use your faith to build your brand, and eventually you monetize it. I say, whatever lights your candle. For me, what works is high Anglican, a modest rector, not overly jovial like a game show host, an organist who knows his place and liturgy with some long silences in it. “Be still and know that I am God,” He says …

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22 Philippines president-elect: Catholic Church "hypocritical" - premier

Controversial Philippines presidential-elect Rodrigo Duterte has labelled the Catholic Church "the most hypocritical institution."

The Christian Struggle with Mental Illness

The more Christians struggle with how to deal with mental illness, the more we fail to create a safe and healthy environment in which to discuss and deal with these issues. As a result, many of our Christian churches, homes, and institutions promulgate an aura of mistrust, guilt, and shame.

The World Is God’s Classroom

We must see that, yes, theology is for the mind, but it is for loving God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving our neighbors as ourselves. To belittle theology is to belittle our God who architected the universe to be an animated systematic theology. God loves theology. God’s world is a free seminary course for every saint under the sun.

5 Misconceptions about the Bible

MYTH #1: The Bible is a magical book . People often use the Bible to find God’s will for their lives by randomly opening the pages and drawing conclusions from the first passage they read. I have seen people blindly open the Bible, point their finger at a random passage, and then finding meaning for their present predicament from the particular passage. Such an approach is more like magic than good exegesis. Since the Bible condemns the use of magic (Mal. 3:5; Rev 22:15), but encourages careful study (Titus 1:9), we should avoid using it in such a mystical fashion.

Why I’m No Longer a United Methodist

At age 15 I experienced the prototypical warm-hearted Methodist conversion during a youth retreat. Yet in retrospect this moment ironically marked the beginning of the end of my United Methodism. The interdenominational retreat was hosted in a nearby Lutheran church. My United Methodist pastor didn’t support this Spirit-led revival that led students to confess their sins and trust in Jesus as their Savior. Four years later, as a college student, I returned to my home church in search of financial support for an evangelistic summer mission in California. This same pastor declined and said her theology taught “God helps those who help themselves.” I will never forget, however, the United Methodist women of my home church who filled this gap and hosted a fundraiser meal that more than covered my summer expenses. No period since my conversion has been more instrumental in my spiritual development.

The Story Behind dc Talk's Reunion Cruise

I had few feelings, I saw a few things where people took shots at different individuals. One guy took a shot at me saying, “Kevin should know better, this is obviously just a cash grab for him. He’s never done this before so why is he doing it now? He must really need money.” I’m cool with people saying anything about me but when they talk about my family intentionally or unintentionally it kind of bothers me. Every band that gets back together gets paid. It’s not like anybody would do it for free.

The First #BringBackOurGirls Boko Haram Kidnapping Victim Was Rescued This Week

She’s the first of the missing to be found since the initial kidnapping, though 57 escaped in the immediate aftermath. Since then, Boko Haram has continued their campaign of suicide bombings, village raids, sex trafficking, forced conversions and kidnappings throughout the country. Though, in recent months, a coalition of military forces have made strides in fighting the militant group.

The Transgender Juggernaut: When Sanity Became a Crime | The Stream

In the past, some wondered why I and others have been warning about these things for so many years, but they are wondering no more. We have come to a time of absolute social insanity, when refusing to call someone “ze” could cost you $250,000, when a major newspaper tells teenage girls to get over their “discomfort” of seeing naked men in their shower stalls, when grown women don’t dare protest the presence of a naked man in their locker room for fear of being branded bigots, when college officials could face a federal lawsuit for informing a young woman that her new roommate is actually a biological male.

Hey Pastors, Your Preaching Is Not in Vain!

From my seat there is no other vocation that trumps pastoral ministry with the feeling of not making a difference. In addition to our knowledge of our own weakness there is the front-row view of many other people’s problems. The pastor sees people at their worst, whether the horrific effect of sin on their lives or within the church. Furthermore, there is the overall burden to see every member presented complete or mature in Christ (Col. 1.28-29). Oh, and by the way, you, Mr. Pastor, will give an account for the souls of your sheep (Heb. 13.17).

What do ancient non-Christian sources tell us about the historical Jesus?

1. He existed as a man. The historian Josephus grew up in a priestly family in first-century Palestine and wrote only decades after Jesus’ death. Jesus’ known associates, such as Jesus’ brother James, were his contemporaries. The historical and cultural context was second nature to Josephus. “If any Jewish writer were ever in a position to know about the non-existence of Jesus, it would have been Josephus. His implicit affirmation of the existence of Jesus has been, and still is, the most significant obstacle for those who argue that the extra-Biblical evidence is not probative on this point,” Robert Van Voorst observes.32 And Tacitus was careful enough not to report real executions of nonexistent people.

32 The Theology of the Puritans by Michael Reeves | May 24, 2016

The word Puritan is often misused today. As Dr. Reeves notes, it is often used to derogatorily. H.L. Mencken called Puritanism “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.” This abusive description is nothing new, as it was originally used during the reign of Elizabeth. Within the non-specific Protestantism she espoused, people generally considered the fanatics to be the anti-Protestant papist on one side and the precisionist Puritan on the other. At the other end of the spectrum, some today view Puritanism unrealistically as the only ideal expression of Christianity. This lesson paints a faithful picture of Puritanism, especially in relation to its convictions.


Friendship with God is like any other friendship — you have to make time for it. If you don’t make time for your human friends, they’re not your friends. You make time for your friends. And if God is going to be your best friend, you’ve got to give your best time to him.

God's Word on Divorce and Remarriage (Part 1 of 2)

John F.: Well, this is a hard topic and I think Dr. MacArthur, you've really addressed it with great sensitivity, because for those who have been through a divorce, it's heartbreaking. It's challenging. It's difficult and as we've tried to stress here, God's heart is for marriage. And it may be that you're in a hard spot. You can identify with some of the challenges we've brought up today and it'd be a privilege for us to have our caring Christian counselors spend a little bit of time with you on the phone and think through this and pray with you about your situation and even direct you to somebody in your area to have some ongoing conversations. Call us and know that when you leave your name and number, our staff will get back in touch just as soon as possible. The number is 800-262-6459; 800- A -FAMILY.

Epic Failure: My Biggest Evangelism Mistake

During a trip to Breckenridge, a beautiful ski town in the mountains of Colorado, a friend and I decided to get our hair cut at one of the little shops downtown. As we waited our turn, I read another chapter of the book I had brought along with me, a book whose title clearly indicated my interest in spiritual things.

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Can Evolution Explain Morality?

"I want to raise a generation of young people who are devoid of conscience, imperious, relentless, and cruel." - Adolf Hitler ————— If #Morality is subjective then that statement is totally OK. Who are you to judge? Is Hitler's opinion against yours, who's to say you're right and he's wrong. FREE DOWNLOAD: (Stealing From God Chapter 1)

Suffer the Violinst: Why the Pro-Abortion from Bodily Autonomy Fails - Christian Research Institute

The argument from bodily autonomy claims that one human being does not have the right to use the body of another human being for its survival. Abortion advocates have advanced this argument in order to justify elective abortion even if one grants that the fetus is a rights‐bearing individual. This allows pro‐ abortion choice proponents, then, to concede the major premise of the pro‐life position and still justify elective abortion. This argument was illustrated by Judith Jarvis Thomson’s famous violinist analogy, and has recently been defended by legal scholar Eileen McDonagh and philosopher David Boonin. The bodily autonomy argument and their defenses of it fail for at least four reasons. First, the argument fails to account for situations in which a mother harms but does not kill her child; given its logic, it would affirm a mother’s decision to intentionally take a medication that will cause birth defects in her child, for example. Second, the argument assumes that prenatal parental responsibilities are largely voluntary. Third, the analogies used to support the argument fail to take into account the difference between diseased and healthy physiological states.

39 EQUIP, Christian Articles, Bible Answer Man | CRI

Can Christians be demonized? Over the years, I have read a wide variety of stories that claim to support the notion that Christians can be demonized. In the end, they all have one thing in common: they greatly overestimate the power and province of Satan. Some deliverance ministers make a more valiant attempt than others […]

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Having an Eternal Perspective - Christian Research Institute

I’d like to say a couple of words about having an eternal perspective, which I think is so critically important for believers. We need to elevate our gaze from mean earthly vanities to eternal verities. To develop an eternal perspective we need to saturate ourselves with Scripture and of course, Jesus modeled daily devotion to the Word of God. Because of that, so should we. Remember, in the ultimate spiritual battle Jesus took up the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

1 Peter 3:14–15: Does Anyone Ever Ask About Your Hope?

When was the last time you were asked about your hope in Christ? The world will only ask us when they see something in us dramatically different from themselves. In this lab, John Piper explains how treasuring Christ builds hope, how hope produces fearlessness, and how fearlessness cannot be explained by the world.

How do you respond to the conquests and wars in the Old Testament?

In Israel’s destruction of enemies we see phrases like “left no survivor” and “utterly destroyed all who breathed” (Joshua 10:40, Judges 1:8).  But in Joshua 21:12-13 the author has no problem telling us these people were still there afterward: “if you ever turn away and make alliances with these nations that remain near you… God will no longer drive out these nations”.  In 1 Sam 15:3-4 Israel was to “strike down the Amalekites. Destroy everything that they have. Don’t spare them. Put them to death–man, woman, child, infant, ox, sheep, camel, and donkey alike.”  In 15:8 Saul “executed all Agag’s people” and Agag himself was killed in 15:33.  But later in  1 Sam 27:8 we’re told they’re still there and ” had been living in that land for a long time”.  Hundreds of years later in Esther 3:1 we’re even told Haman was an Agagite, a descendant of the Amalekite king Agag.

10 Quotes From Dr. Hugh Ross on Why The Universe Is The Way It Is

This is a collection of my favorite quotes from the book Why The Universe Is The Way It Is by astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross . My full review of the book may be read here . For more information about the work of Dr. Ross, please visit Reasons to Believe . Investigating Reality "Humans...wonder about everything: tangible and intangible, tiny and huge, near and far, the past and the future as well as the present- the how and why of everything both in this universe and beyond. Human curiosity knows no boundaries, and many individuals will pay any price, even lose their own lives, to satisfy it."


It is not just scholars and ministers who will benefit form training in philosophy, but also laypeople who need to be intellectually engaged if our culture is to be effectively reformed. Our churches are unfortunately overlying populated with people whose minds as Christians, are going to waste...they may be spiritually regenerate, but their minds have not been converted; they still think like nonbelievers. Despite their Christian commitment, they remain largely empty selves. What is an empty self? An empty self is a person who is passive, sensate, busy and hurried, incapable of developing an interior life.  Such a person is inordinately individualistic, infantile and narcissistic...if wee as the church are to engender a current of reform throughout the culture, then we need laypeople who are intellectually engaged with their faith and take their Christian identity to be definitive for their self-conception. Stand firm in Christ, Chase Footnote: Craig, William Lane and Moreland, J.P. Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview. Pages 5 and 6.

46 Renewing Your Mind | The Light of the World | May 24, 2016

Light and darkness are important motifs found throughout Scripture. Light is often used to describe God and his glory. In his epistles, John tells us that “… God is light and in him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Jesus, by calling Himself the light of the world, is once again making reference to His deity. Lest there should be any doubt about His claim, there are two other places in the gospels where it is clear that Jesus shares the exact same light as God the Father. The first of these is found at the Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1–13) where Jesus radiates the refulgent glory of God from within. That Jesus shares the same light with His Father is also made clear in John 1. We are told that the Word is God (1:1) and that this Word who became incarnate in Christ Jesus is the Light shining in the darkness (1:4).

Are Apologetics and Faith Opposed to One Another?

I’ve been blessed in that both of the local churches I’ve been involved with as an adult Christian have provided some exposure to apologetics.  It may not have always had as forefront a focus as I’d have preferred, but it was always addressed.  After one of these lessons, however, one of the other members made this observation (paraphrased):

Why God Gives Us Weakness

But my favorite is Gideon the wimp. I identify with his sheer incredulity at what God asks him to do. His story, which appears in Judges chapters 6–8, is perhaps the clearest visual aid demonstrating God’s strength in our weakness. The New Testament speaks of Gideon as one “whose weakness was turned to strength” (Heb. 11:32–34). In his story, I see both roles of weakness at play: weakness makes space for God’s power, and weakness curbs our conceit.

Do we need the originals of Scripture?

The faith of some Christians is challenged when they learn that the autographs, or originals, of the Bible no longer exist. Written on stone, metal, papyrus, and parchment, the words first penned by 40 divinely inspired authors over 1,500 years have not survived the ravages of time.


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