01/19/2017 at 04:01.
America has no special promises or protections from God. However, it does have a unique role, like every other nation, in God’s plan.
Retraining Our Minds on the Things of Christ: Thoughts as We Draw Closer to Inauguration Day
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01/19/2017 at 06:11
This is not about politics. This is about faith. And the faith according to 80 % of Christians is Donald Trump. This is so wrong. Really, did they listen to him and the TV preachers who supported him. Donald Trump is not a follower of Jesus Christ. Do I really need to quote Jesus, who is the creator of our faith and our interpreter of the Bible. Those who chose Trump have made a terrible mistake if they are truly a follower of Jesus Christ.
01/19/2017 at 05:09
Ed's premise is that our witness was hurt because so many voted for Trump and this was seen as offensive.
01/19/2017 at 05:02
This was an interesting article.
01/19/2017 at 01:00.
We should be cooperating, not competing. There’s room–and a need–for everyone.
Supporting Small Churches Does Not Mean Bashing Big Churches
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yesterday at 22:14.
Turns out, you don't need a Bible or to recite "So help me God," if you're being sworn in as president. #CTClassic
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yesterday at 22:27
God help as all
yesterday at 20:00.
When he became a pastor, Eugene H. Peterson disliked his congregation. Then he wanted to hang out with non-Christians more than Christians. So how did God change his heart?
Learning to Love the Church
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yesterday at 23:07
good stuff! it's a good thing that EP did get on board, transitioning from self-project to others-project, and has since contributed so much to the Kingdom!
yesterday at 17:14.
So, can you be a pro-life feminist?
Women’s March Sets Out to Exclude 40 Percent of American Women
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yesterday at 18:07
I am a pro life, Democrat, feminist Christian. Because Republicans certainly aren't working for better maternity leave policies or health insurance access or against sexual harassment and assault.
yesterday at 18:12
“Painful irony of pro-choice stance of Women's March is that abortion was likely THE issue to tip scales for evangelical women to vote Trump,” said Hannah Anderson, who writes and podcasts about gender and theology for Christ and Pop Culture. “If Dems could have entertained possibility of a pro-life women's vote, they'd have won.” I have maintained this position since prior to election day.
yesterday at 19:34
Pro life women can march for the healthcare that the Republicans want to defund. Poor women are the target of the Republicans, not the rich women who can afford birth control and medical testing. It is the poor women for whom we march.
yesterday at 13:52.
When it comes to Israel and Palestine, American evangelicals aren't on the same page. Here's why.
Where Obama's Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump
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yesterday at 06:00.
This is my story, this is my song: I am a 30-something single woman and I have never been in a dating relationship.
Singleness: My Only Companion
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Melanie Ktorides Russell
yesterday at 08:52
It's striking to me how differently women and men react to this experience. Women feel it as shame, that something is wrong with us. Men feel it as bitterness, that life hasn't given them something they deserve. I'm sure this isn't the case for every man and every woman, but it has been for everyone I know who's been unhappily long-term single. My guess is that it's due to the cultural roles we're taught as kids.
yesterday at 08:28
Beautifully written. I recognize a lot of the story as a "perpetually single" person myself. From the bewildered "honestly, I'm not sure how it happened" all the way to the blessed "the lines have fallen for me in pleasant places." The final three paragraphs of this piece are perfection.
yesterday at 09:39
Some of the best and most godly people I know are single. It breaks my heart that they are not valued and cared for more. We should not look at them and wonder why they are single, we should thank God for the opportunity to love another brother or sister in Christ.
yesterday at 03:00.
Think music is just an "evangelism extra"? Think again.
Ten Reasons Every Church-Planting Team Needs a Worship Leader
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yesterday at 22:51
Local cultural and artistic expression is necessary in worshipping God. That's why the Lord made it part of our Christian community. I personally believe the worship leader should come from within the local body/community. Don't worry about looking like other churches. Be who the Lord raised you up to be in Truth and Love in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
yesterday at 20:30
Authentic worship requires disciplship. We can gather sing songs raise our hands dance & shout all day every day but if we refuse to obey God we are not worshipping the Lord. Music & song is a very small part of a true worship experience while a life of obedience truly worships Him. Romans 12:1 :-D
Sandra Van Helvert Clark
yesterday at 14:07
Referring to music as worship is just so offensive. Please stop doing it.
01/17/2017 at 23:55.
For the pro-life movement, it's promising progress, but still too many.
America's Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low
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yesterday at 01:46
The rate will drop further if women are provided access to more affordable childcare. As it is, a young single woman in college who gets pregnant has few options but to drop out and work if she wants to keep her child. I'd like to see the pro-life movement work to improve access to affordable, high-quality childcare, instead of just pregnancy counseling.
yesterday at 00:31
Folks need to get real and practical about prohibition. In South America, were abortion is strictly prohibited, it's 2 to 3 times as high as the U.S. When nobody can do something, anyone can do it because it's not regulated. Be careful what you wish for. When you try to control behavior that is desired by a large segment of the population, it backfires. Meanwhile, medical data shows that when birth control is easily accessible, abortion rates drop significantly.
Alison Stolzer Heavener
yesterday at 03:39
Expect this to reverse if contraceptives aren't covered by insurance and low cost health care providers are forced out of business.
01/17/2017 at 22:00.
Compassion International has worked in India for nearly 50 years. This year will likely be their last.
Compassion Has 'Very Little Hope' for India, Sets Deadline to Shut Down Sponsorships
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Clifford Henry Clarke
yesterday at 05:02
Dave Howard I believe that the right approach is to get behind the indigenous Indian Church and develop their capacity instead of Expatriate Organisations, that draw unnecessary attention to themselves, doing it on their behalf
Philip P Eapen
yesterday at 17:29
God can still work wonders. Remember what happened in 1977 when federal minister Tyagi brought an anti-Christian bill in the Indian parliament? The church prayed in unison. The government fell within weeks of the introduction of the bill.
Ronald G Miller
01/19/2017 at 03:48
Amazing the Clinton Foundation is shutting down too, who used "helping the poor", to launder money for the Clintons cash for access.
01/17/2017 at 20:00.
The most diverse neighborhood in America is in Anchorage, Alaska. This is what God is doing there.
Ministry on the Alaskan Frontier
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01/17/2017 at 17:02.
How evangelicals and Catholics partner together to fight abortion.
Pro-Life's Reformation Ripples
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01/17/2017 at 21:09
I think this wonderful except this kind of technology isn't cheep and if the government takes away Obamacare, Medicare, and raises medical insurance rates who will be able to afford it?
William S. Mader
01/17/2017 at 19:47
More of the same will come. Under this shift against Christ, His Holy Word, His children, etc. we will see more of unity... for Christ. That's not a bad thing.
01/17/2017 at 13:50.
Many Americans who once claimed to be Christians now declare no faith at all. Why this matters.
November 8th Is Long Gone, So Where do Christians Find Themselves?
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01/17/2017 at 16:16
The evangelical bear hug for Donald Trump just about did in my faith. The antidote is reengaging with the story of the life, ministry, and character of Jesus.
Laura Fellows Twitchell
01/17/2017 at 14:55
This touches briefly on "influence," and that is something I have been pondering lately, how so often we have tried to grab influence by way of power and authority - "dominion" as some might call it. I don't think that's our job. Perhaps true influence only grows from love rather than a power grab.
01/17/2017 at 15:45
When were we in the U.S. Christian. ..... when we kidnapped people from Africa and enslaved them? When women had no civil rights? When native Indians were decimated and the remnants exiled to the poorest lands, when white "Christians" thought they were supreme and trampled other cultures? When cruelty to animals is positively rampant and persists? When economic systems persist so that children go hungry..... God weeps over us.....
01/17/2017 at 03:30.
A renowned writer and Nigerian Christian on how experiences his faith differently in his home country and the United States.
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
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01/17/2017 at 05:23
Very interesting article! I will read this book.
01/17/2017 at 09:49
Ki re kalu mane black
01/17/2017 at 06:50
Julius & Angela.
01/17/2017 at 01:00.
Maybe husbands aren't concerned about the same things as their wives. It's wrong to suggest they aren't concerned.
When Women Blame Men for Domestic Stress, They Miss the Big Picture
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01/17/2017 at 03:14
Perhaps everyone needs to remember what Jesus says about worry and everyone needs to change the toilet paper roll. In our home, my husband and I both work full-time, we both clean the house, he cooks more than I do because he enjoys it and I do not. I go to college full-time. We both homeschool our sons.
01/17/2017 at 11:54
Marriage is a shared, and equal responsibility! Agree on who does what early on! This will save you from constant expectations, demands, and heartaches! Be on the same team! #TeamJesus!🌹
American evangelicals weigh in on the situation in Israel as the United States prepares for an important transition of power.
Where Obama’s Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump
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01/16/2017 at 22:00.
Remember, MLK who was murdered at the age of 39 because his leadership represented such a threat to the status quo.
Stop Asking ‘What Would MLK Do?’
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01/17/2017 at 17:05
We don't know what he would do. We only know what he did and we respect and honour that. God raised him up for the task that was needed.
01/16/2017 at 23:17
This writer at CT must be either liberal or young. MLK was not murdered by the status quo - that is insane - by the time of 1968 the status quo was integration and gratitude to MLK and his non violence. I remember as a civil rights activist.
CT always trying to be too cool.
01/17/2017 at 02:20
Anyone who knows anything about Martin Luther King Jr knows that he would never support the rioters and "demonstrators." He would never approve of the methods being used by the black lies matter clan.
01/16/2017 at 20:00.
Remember the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on his 88th birthday.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Robin Scott Andress
01/16/2017 at 20:05
That social justice movement is threatened by a group of right wing white evangelicals who still hate the idea of equality. They have found in Trump a champion for their hate and prejudice. They have attempted once again to drag the Church into their sewer of neo-fascism and racism.
01/16/2017 at 23:43
He also said "Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon" and " want do we want ? Dead Cops ... when do we want them? Now" .... oh wait ... sorry my mistake !!! That was actually the terrorist group Black Lives Matter !! We've moved from the common sense/rational and effective protests MLK used to tackle real problems, to social justice warrior mania and lunacy over perceived ones !!!
Ellen Randall Dunn
01/16/2017 at 22:41
He was a lot more radical than most people nowadays realize!
01/16/2017 at 18:00.
My childhood Korean church encouraged a subdued worship posture and surrendered stance toward God. Then I wanted more.
How Lifting My Hands in Worship Became My Protest to God
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Orlando J Perez
01/16/2017 at 23:35
God bless Sarah. I thank her for sharing her church worship experiences. And speaking of feeling liberated, what of the liberation that comes when all foul spirits that have tormented us since childhood are expelled and kept away? Would not we witness the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see?
Susan D Howell
01/16/2017 at 23:19
demanding something from God is probably not a good idea BUT look at all the subtle ways our culture teaches us to worship and the various meanings attached to the same action!!
and there MAY not be any absolute meaning to raised hands in God's mind. so what one person does out of liberty, but with a heart that's not right may still not be worship! another person's reserved style, with a right heart may be VERY worshipful. looking only on the outside, we're incapable of judging the heart!
01/17/2017 at 21:55
I find it amazing the different things added to worship over the years. Altar calls, the sinner's prayer, being quiet, dressing up, lifting hands, the pulpit and so on are all relatively new to worship. none more than a few hundred years old.
01/16/2017 at 16:00.
Start pursuing racial reconciliation today. An interview with the founder of Be the Bridge.
The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
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01/16/2017 at 16:56
But Trayvon beat a man for following him, and Mike Brown tried to take a cop's gun from him and kill him with it.
Why didn't the article ask this woman these questions?
How can there ever be "racial reconciliation" if the only people who need it (in her mind at least) are white?
01/16/2017 at 17:28
im sick and tired of hearing all this race and skin colour rubbish. black people are not the only people in the word. they need to stop wasting their lives blaming white people for everything. and thats coming from a black person. stop holding on to this race and skin colour nonsense, let go of it.
Nancy Jo Wilson
01/16/2017 at 17:31
I am weary of this obsession with race. How about we all just live our lives and treat each other with respect and dignity.