yesterday at 19:16.
This week on Christianity Today Podcasts:
We asked this church pastor why his church is opening its doors to undocumented immigrants.
Why Undocumented Immigrants Are Flocking to This Evangelical Church
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yesterday at 19:47
Illegal immigration is morally wrong and unlawful. No getting around that.
That said, deportation is too harsh IMO. There should definitely be a penalty/punishment incurred for breaking the law but as privileged citizens, we need to be gracious towards folks who came here with nothing to seek a better life. We're still talking about 'people' here --- undocumented, yes, but also made in God's image, worthy of mercy.
yesterday at 19:18
This comment section should go well...
yesterday at 16:02.
Beth Moore recently offered this wisdom to 800 young writers—but some of its pretty good life advice too.
4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing
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yesterday at 17:24
My life has been forever changed because the teaching and writings of Beth. Thanks for sharing.
yesterday at 18:57
Thought this was a joke for a second when I saw the "its" (in light of the topic)! :)
yesterday at 16:24
Good to see Beth sticking with what she does know; Fictional writing.
yesterday at 15:59.
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yesterday at 13:06.
Why Middle Eastern Muslims equate Christians with alcohol
They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Drinks
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yesterday at 13:24
sadly some Muslims generalise about drinking, about Western women, and clothing etc etc - I never wore short skirts or low necklines but I used to hate how some Muslim men stared at me when we lived in a Muslim majority area, and then how they stared at my daughter when she was a young teenager :(
yesterday at 13:10
There is a complicated relationship with it here in America, too. I made a decision at age 12 that I would abstain from alcohol for life. When I became a Christian much later, it was a non-issue to me. I would say avoid it because it can bring needless troubles.
yesterday at 13:32
Prejudices are everywhere. Just like American think Muslims are violent. There's always.some truth mixed with mistakes
03/22/2017 at 20:02.
"Make children a part of your family, not the center of your family"
How BJ Thompson Shoulders the Burdens of Other People's Marriages
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03/22/2017 at 21:47
Holy krap. Every marriage is different and no marriage is simple. It always depends on what the individual children need, and what the adult individuals in the marriage need, and what the community demands of them.
.... and Jesus won't fix you. You have to fix yourselves. That's kind of THE POINT.
03/22/2017 at 20:22
And if you are not married?
03/22/2017 at 19:48.
Why this popular Reformed preacher and author in America isn't eligible for this seminary's annual award in Reformed theology and public witness
Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller
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Daniel Paul Morrison
03/22/2017 at 20:29
Oops! Major fumble by PTS and President Barnes. Increasingly, the PCUSA and PTS represent a boutique, shrinking, micro-minority of western Christianity. A pity, really, as once PTS was a genuine engine for Reformed thought. Oh well, nothing lasts forever. Princeton had a good run.
03/22/2017 at 20:38
For Princeton, politics wins out over recognizing an amazingly effective and humble pastor. What persuaded them to present this award to him in the first place? Only political pressure changed, not his qualification for the award. As others have suggested, perhaps the award should be renamed.
03/22/2017 at 19:56
I don't see why people particularly care. If Tim Keller came out supporting abortion and were being honored by Liberty U, you would expect the honor to be rescinded. Unfortunately, ALL denominations have waded into the political landscape.
03/22/2017 at 17:00.
Meet John Calvin's theology pen pal: the French princess, Renée of Ferrara
John Calvin and the Princess
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03/22/2017 at 15:11.
In 2017, we all believe we're exclusively right.
This is bad news for our country. It's good news for the gospel.
Moral Relativism Is Dead
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03/22/2017 at 18:27
"Our Great Commission never was to convince liberals that there are objective moral truths." I'm not too sure why Ted here assumes that being a liberal and being Christian/proclaiming the Gospel are mutually exclusive . Many liberals believe that the principles we stand for are the same principles that Christ stood for. Christian liberals who follow Jesus exist and they have a share in the Great Commission as much as conservatives who think that Christianity is their exclusive domain.
yesterday at 00:58
I am surprisingly influenced by Olsen's point that moral relativism is dead, since that has long been a "talking point" for me. And I hate being influenced by another's insights on social media that are different from mine.
What is the world coming to?
Devotions for Liberals
03/22/2017 at 20:09
"Our Great Commission was never to convince liberals that there are objective moral truths." Uh, that's condescending, and also pretty telling. CT might as well change the C to "conservativism." Jesus said that what you do for the poor, vulnerable, imprisoned, and naked is how you treat Him. That's objective to me. And liberalism is doing a hella better job on those scores than modern conservatism.
03/22/2017 at 15:01.
How can your church lead with hope in sexual ethics, religious liberty, and race? Join Christianity Today at Christian Leadership Alliance’s Outcomes conference April 2017
Leading with Hope in a Post-Christian Culture
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Grace Kim Kwon
03/22/2017 at 15:10
Women should not be pastors. Female "ministers" are one of the causes of chaotic cultural decadence.
03/22/2017 at 18:24
By avoiding anything CT leftists sponsor
03/21/2017 at 20:00.
Even though I'm the mother of a child with Down syndrome, I often find myself defending my daughter’s skills and abilities rather than her inherent worth.
Why We Need ‘Useless’ People
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03/22/2017 at 14:20
This about as smart as killing all people who are chronically on welfare or who have any disability weather born or aquired
03/21/2017 at 23:21
Me thinks one of the reasons the enemy hates those with Downs is he knows they are incapable of committing a mortal sin, and are thus saints among us. Another reason is the sense of thankfulness and compassion we feel in their presence . . . if I make it to heaven, it will be in no small part because the Lord sought it fit to bless me with a sister with Downs.
Mark Le Lerre
03/22/2017 at 08:06
I work with people with down syndrome and I always treat them as normal adults. However I do see people's attitude as often poor, for instance a downs friend was recently asked for proof of age to buy beer and he's 47 years old. It's often their look that does it but also as I talk to my friend as an equal and not carer, cared for basis people pick up on that and act accordingly. Good luck
03/21/2017 at 17:00.
Has worship music style become the defining marker of evangelical congregations?
The Diffusion and Influence of Contemporary Worship
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03/22/2017 at 18:47
Worship should be about connecting to God, and praising Him and we do that through music. It's not for entertainment or a "show." Sadly, it's become too distracting with all the lights, fog, and loudness. But if you can filter out all the noise and focus on Him, there's nothing wrong with it.
Sarah Burnett Devendorf
03/21/2017 at 18:05
Let's just admit that as with all music, It's preference really. And that's ok. I had the pleasure of hearing Amazing Grace played by a Jamaican street band with steel drums by the ocean...barefoot worship on the beach changed my life! and it was just as worshipful and moving (maybe moreso) as it is on the massive pipe organ in the most liturgical setting in the world. It's all about personal preference. Like it or don't.
03/22/2017 at 05:33
It's interesting to note that in the scriptures angelic choirs sing praises in heaven. Where did our choirs go? Why do we only seem to have worship bands?
03/21/2017 at 15:00.
To the spiritual grumps out there
Wearied and Dissatisfied
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03/21/2017 at 16:24
Yes, those in Christian religion are so dissatisfied with the world today. I wonder how they would have felt if they had lived during the time Rome was feeding Christians to the lions or boiling them in oil or impaling them? We need to realize how lucky we are to live as we do.
Jane Cooke Hawthorne
03/21/2017 at 18:30
Lisa Bearnes Richey....I think we should get this!
03/21/2017 at 12:26.
How poor white people taught me, John Perkins, the guy who was supposed to be leading the church in reconciliation, a lesson in what it really means to be reconciled to one another.
John Perkins: I Wish I Had Done More to Help Poor White People
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03/21/2017 at 15:24
It just confirms the saying, "the oppressed are their own worst oppressors". It is the problem of humanity as a whole - power by means of oppression. We will use class, race, economics, anything to make ourselves better at the expense of someone else. Only in Christ Jesus can we learn to elevate others above ourselves because we are intrinsically and eternally loved and blessed by the Most High God.
03/22/2017 at 03:33
Wow! I don't know if I can ever find it in me to love people who need to oppress me to feel a little bit of power. And yet this is what we are called to do. So convicting!
03/22/2017 at 10:32
The book this is excerpted from is well worth reading. Perkins is one of the elders that we need to be paying a lot of attention to. Not just because he is wise and experienced, but because he has actual deeds related to the words he is saying.
03/21/2017 at 01:19.
Russell Moore makes a second attempt to apologize to Southern Baptist critics who supported Donald J. Trump.
ERLC Defends Russell Moore, Who Apologizes for His Role in Trump Divide
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03/21/2017 at 02:23
I admire Dr. Moore's willingness to be humble and work towards unity, although in my opinion he said exactly what needed to be said and no apologies were necessary. I am disappointed, however, that no humility or apologies have come from his critics.
03/21/2017 at 01:56
Not too many Christians these days think character is important. I'm not a great fan of Moore, but at least he had the strength of his Christian convictions to oppose Trump while many evangelicals went to the dark side.
Marlin D. Smith
03/21/2017 at 01:42
Why apologize for speaking truth and espousing biblical (and Baptist) ethics?
03/20/2017 at 22:00.
As Russian persecution against Jehovah's Witnesses rises, should evangelicals stick up for this minority faith group?
Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot
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03/20/2017 at 23:18
I don't believe what Jehovah's Witnesses believe or teach but I do believe they should have the freedom to worship as they choose whether it's in Russia or here in the US. It's them now but it does beg the question of who might be next and how soon it might be those evangelicals who "contextualize their sermons to build on Russian familiarity with Christian history and Orthodox culture."
Franklin D Robinson
03/20/2017 at 22:30
Let the doctrine of Charles Taze Russell fail on its own false merits. Christianity is the truth of the one true God and no matter where and how fierce the persecution is, it will never fail.
03/20/2017 at 22:26
When my great grandfather left Russian Orthodox faith for what we today call evangelicalism, the people of his community surrounded his house with his family in it with torches with intent to burn the house and it's occupants. My grandmother further suffered under communism and was denied entry of the local school. They left mother Russia because she rejected them. Yes, religious minorities should stick together and protect one another.
03/20/2017 at 19:00.
Following the example of their Holiness predecessors like Phoebe Palmer, and the Salvation Army's Catherine Booth, women ministered prominently at the beginning of Pentecostalism.
Loose the Women
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03/21/2017 at 00:01
yea thats why all these hell broke loose and millions of "churches" appeared with leaders without training or even christian because they were just "pentecostal"
03/20/2017 at 20:03
I suffered under the abusive cult of Pentecostalism.....at the hands of abusive women at that. LOL. That really isn't an argument FOR your cause.
03/20/2017 at 19:17
Not just early years - yesterday I listened to a Spanish A/G woman preacher at the A/G assembly
03/20/2017 at 16:01.
Thousands of Muslims immigrate to the United States annually. But few white evangelicals see this as a critical evangelism opportunity.
Missionaries Dreamed Of This Muslim Moment. Trump’s Travel Ban May End It.
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03/20/2017 at 17:25
Hm, maybe I am missing the point of this article, but welcoming Muslims to the United States with the hope of converting them to Christianity sounds more wrong to me than not allowing them to come at all. Most people regardless of their faith come here for the better economic opportunities and have no plans "to assimilate".
03/20/2017 at 16:18
They identify themselves by their religion, so why is it so ridiculous if we also identify them by their religion? Sharia Law is basically their constitution. How can a nation and its citizen's abide by two constitutions? They have no intention of assimilating. It has not worked out very well for Europe.
03/20/2017 at 16:16
How big an opportunity is it?
When the Cold War ended, people returning from mission trips to Russia reported people literally running into the Kingdom. Obviously that was a big opportunity.
I know people who report the typical Muslim is only nominally Muslim, having never read the Koran. Are they open to conversion?
03/20/2017 at 13:30.
It is nearly impossible to value women and put forth their needs and rights correctly without first valuing the God in whose image they were made.
God's Feminist Ideals
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Mark Le Lerre
03/21/2017 at 07:56
HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE. Have you even read the bible ? I'm sorry to push in but what is this madness. Please either follow the bible or don't, but if you do then follow it properly. Again I am truly sorry for butting in but as a feminist I had to say something. I still believe in your freedom to worship but just read the scripts before you start.
03/20/2017 at 19:19
I wonder how long it'll be before the misogynysts chime in...
03/21/2017 at 16:24
Jesus was a feminist, the first one in fact... Go read the Gospels and see....
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03/20/2017 at 01:00.
More than a 100 Christian leaders oppose Donald Trump's budget, including 2 of the 6 clergy members who prayed at the president's inauguration
Evangelical Leaders Challenge Trump’s ‘America First’ Budget
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03/20/2017 at 01:38
I'm still astounded that people who call themselves Christian nominated and elected a candidate who worships only himself and money.
03/20/2017 at 03:14
This page is a freaking liberal advocate. Nothing they posted relates to Christianity or the challenges the Church faces today. Shame on you, but He is coming!
03/20/2017 at 11:17
Of course they would challenge a lean disciplined budget, everyone wants cuts until it affects their special interest. As a Christian conservative who understands the constitutional requirements of government, these wonderful humanitarian organizations are not a part of our government's mandate, nor should they want or expect to be. As always, with government help comes often strangling strings attached.
03/20/2017 at 01:00.
“If you suffer with him, you will reign with him. [If you] weep [with him], you shall rejoice with him"
Francis’s Tenacious Lady
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