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[caption id="attachment_37343" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright Jeff Hutchens 2015[/caption]What does it truly mean to be "pro-life?" For many who consider themselves conservatives, it means to be anti-abortion. For many who consider themselves liberals, it means to be against gun violence. One leading evangelical minister, a founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, begi ...
The definition of meek in Webster's College Dictionary is: "1. humbly patient or docile, 2. overly submissive or compliant; spiritless; tame; 3. gentle, kind. Far be it from me to disagree with Webster! But... the Bible said Moses was the meekest man in the world. ("Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were upon the face of the earth." Numbers 12:3) Other versions of the Bible u ...
The Parliament of World Religions I'll be attending and presenting at the upcoming Parliament of World Religions meeting this year in Salt Lake City, October 15 - 18, 2015. [caption id="attachment_1653" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Parliament of Religions - Salt Lake City[/caption] And, I thought about something Mother Teresa purportedly said some years ago: "I love all religi ...
"I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel." Daniel 7:26 There is a group -- I don't know if it's small or large, but it's fairly vociferous -- which insists the reason our nation (the United States) is tanking, is because we no longer have prayer in schools. And we have removed the Ten Commandments from public places. [caption id="att ...
[caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignright" width="264"] Step Out of Your Fat Suit! - contact Janice Taylor, Life and Wellness Coach, Guided Image Innovator, Weight Loss Artist, Author, Positarian[/caption] Dear Our Lady of Weight Loss, My sins are two-fold -- in thought and in deed. For close to a half a century (give or take a couple of decades, if you will), I have mercilessly ...
A tale of two churches: Why the Lakewood/Osteen succession worked and the Crystal Cathedral/Schuller transition didn't
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. "Every pastor is an interim pastor." That reminder from William Vanderbloemen, founder of the Vanderbloemen Search Group (which specializes in staffing churches and other faith-based organizations) and author of Next: Pastoral Succession That Works . I interviewed William a while back and have since been sent a cop ...
[caption id="attachment_33993" align="alignleft" width="254"] Copyright Running Press 2014[/caption] The great director Cecil B. De Mille, known for his grand, lavish epics like Claudette Colbert's sizzling Cleopatra and the Biblical epics The Ten Commandments and Samson & Delilah , and Best Picture Oscar winner The Greatest Show on Earth deserves a book tribute every bit as bi ...
[caption id="attachment_928" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Killing Jesus" (National Geographic Channel)[/caption] In a time where some Christian publications remind us on a daily basis that our world is going to hell in a hand basket, the rest of the world surprises us. While some fight for freedom FROM religion, others are embracing it. And who better to take advantage of this trend? TV ...
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