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On the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

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January 1970 Archives

WHO says cellphones cause cancer?

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  So, do we trust in God’s protection and refuse to live in fear? Or do we accept wise counsel and adjust our lives accordingly? Sometimes the news tests the Christian. In a stunning announcement the World Health Organization’s International Agency for […]

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Environmental ruling nixes July 4th fireworks

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  There will be no 4th of July fireworks display in Chula Vista, California — or anywhere in the San Diego area if a state judge’s ruling stands. CLICK HERE for update: Judge backs off!  Nearby, LaJolla officials said they may […]

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A modern Fable of the Ant

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Florida 10-year-old whacks alligator, drags it home to Grandpa

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  Demonstrating that the American can-do spirit is still alive and well, Florida fifth grader Michael Dashcer did what anybody would do when a six-foot alligator ate his fishing bait. He tried to reel it in. When it attacked him, […]

Miracle in the ruins of the Joplin tornado

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Here’s a video with stunning audio that makes up for the lack of visuals — as you hear for yourself the tornado ripping through the Fastrip convenience store near Range Line Road. Then, the second video shows where it all happened. Isaac […]

Congressman says religious freedom deserves higher priority

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Legislation has been introduced on Capitol Hill requiring President Barack Obama’s administration to give international religious freedom a higher priority. Congressman Frank Wolf, who authored the 1998 law establishing the office, has proposed an amendment that would give the office’s ambassador-at-large new, direct contact with the Secretary […]

Never. never, EVER give up!

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All you have to do is look at the TV judges’ faces to know what they were expecting. The guy wants to sing opera. Yeah, right. Obviously, nobody believed in him — except him. And even if all the audience […]

Camping says rapture did occur May 21, we just missed it

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The Rapture actually did happen May 21, explains doomsday prophet Harold Camping. We just missed it. During a rambling 90-minute broadcast on Monday evening, May 23, Camping explained that while May 21’s Judgment Day had slipped by, nobody will miss […]

Amid the horror of Joplin’s killer tornado, a kitten is safe

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Among the stories of the May 22, 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, are incredible heroism as the staff of St. John’s Regional Hospital scrambled to protect patients who could not be moved to safety — and of the scores […]

Harold Camping was wrong about the May 21 rapture … wow, why are we not surprised?

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    You and I may not be all that surprised that discredited cult leader Harold Camping blew it again. No, just as it did not on his previous “guaranteed” date —  September 6, 1994 — the world did not end Saturday. May 21, […]

Pope tells 20,000 to read their Bibles regularly

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  One of the criticisms that some Protestants raise against Catholics from time to time is that the Vatican doesn’t emphasize Bible reading. Such critics may have been startled when this week, Pope Benedict XVI urged 20,000 people filling St. […]

Why did we care about the May 21 Judgment Day predictions?

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Why was it such a big deal? Because deep within all of us, there’s a longing for Jesus to return — to take His people home.  That’s why this classic prayer “Come, Thou Long-Awaited Jesus!” — written 300 years ago by […]

Your heart will break as she weeps for the little girls of Iraq

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She’s just one woman working alone — driven by the horror she has seen first hand. She’s Sister Hatune, a nun in a Syrian Orthodox convent in Germany. She is trying to get the word out of the growing number of attacks […]

So, what happens when Doomsday comes and goes … without a bang?

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       It’s certainly happened before. Faithful followers dress in white and stand atop hilltops, waiting to greet Jesus when He returns at the appointed time. Of course the appointed time was not the one chosen by the Father, just some […]

25 times in the past that the doomsday prophets apparently missed something

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How seriously should we take this latest prediction of doom? Well, we can count at least 25 times in the past when a lot of people took predictions very seriously … and Almighty God didn’t choose to return on cue: […]

European officials jeer Christian asking for free speech protections

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  A religious liberty advocate was heckled by fellow officials when she spoke to a European Union meeting, speaking on behalf of Christians who are being silenced by “hate speech” laws. Dr. Gudrun Kugler was openly jeered by fellow members […]

Landmines removed from Jesus’ baptism site

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Should you wish to make a pilgrimage to Aenon near to Salim, the spot on the Jordan River where John 3:23 tells us that Jesus was baptized by His cousin, John the Baptist, you will be pleased to know that […]

19-year-old Missouri boy is a living miracle

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  Nineteen-year-old college student Brryan Jackson is a living miracle. When he was an infant, his divorced father – a blood transfusionist at a local hospital – intentionally injected him with AIDS-infected blood, intending to kill him and dodge having […]

British electrician refuses to remove his cross

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Colin Atkinson is a Christian. He is also an electrician who works for a non-profit group, the Wakefield District Housing in England. In his 15 years on the job, he never thought for a moment that the two would clash. But now he is […]

So, Stephen Hawking doesn’t expect to go to heaven?

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Stephen Hawking, perhaps one of the world’s smartest living humans, has overstepped his field of expertise. He’s the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time. He predicted that black holes should emit what today is regarded as “Hawking radiation.” […]

What turned a nice Alabama-born Southern Baptist boy into a wild-eyed Somali terrorist?

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So, what could possibly turn a nice Southern Baptist boy into a jihadi terrorist? That’s what the stunned residents of Daphne, Alabama, are asking themselves.  On May 12, the local high school’s former sophomore class president, Omar Hammami,  proclaimed in an African summit meeting of Islamist […]

Why is there a Bible verse on my cheeseburger?

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So, you’re chomping away at a hamburger and notice to your surprise that on the wrapper in tiny letters is “Revelation 3:20.” You examine the soft drink cup, and in the smallest possible print is “John 3:16.” On the bottom […]

It’s Friday the 13th! Should you stay home?

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Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?  According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day.   […]

Farewell to an old buddy and NASA genius

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One of Beliefnet’s best writers, bestselling author Linda G. Howard, has been my friend for 28 years. She and her husband, Frank, took my bride and me under their wing when we were newlywed and 2,000 miles away from friends and […]

Losing David Wilkerson “like having to say goodbye to my father,” says Nicky Cruz

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Back in 1958, rural Pennsylvania pastor David Wilkerson was stirred by a Life magazine photo of teenage street thugs – and felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to go talk to the young gangsters. However, he found himself on the dark, […]

Ever feel like you’re talking to a wall?

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If you’ve ever felt nobody is listening, nobody is paying any attention — no matter what you do, consider this dog. Obviously, the pooch loves playing fetch. All it needs is a human to throw the stick. And this guy […]

Escape the bounds of earth

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Sometimes the seriousness of life can just get you down. So, let’s escape the mundane for a couple of minutes. In this video an apparent madman with a camera on his helmet skis down the side of one of the […]

What are the limits of our freedom of speech and worship?

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Watch this video and ask yourself whether this street preacher was a trouble-maker or merely exercising his right to freedom of speech. You’ll watch him being arrested for reading aloud from Romans 1 outside of the Department of Motor Vehicles […]

OK, let’s just be a little silly

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Oh, this poor pooch — having to listen to his human describe great tasting goodies. Almost as frustrating as the evening TV news.

Pup & pachyderm are pals

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Why can’t we all just get along? That was Rodney King’s plea in the wake of the Los Angeles riots several years ago. Taking up the challenge are Tarra and Bella. Tarra is a former circus elephant spending her final […]

Pray for China’s Christians; they’re suffering a new attack by the Communist government

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 The Chinese government may have picked the wrong target as they scramble to prevent the Middle East’s “Jasmine Revolution” from spreading to China. According to reports, they are going after China’s millions of Christians. Since most Chinese Christians worship in underground congregations, […]

Why is there a National Day of Prayer?

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“We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep,” says Mrs. Shirley Dobson, chairman of the National Day of Prayer 2011. “I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day […]

Is the National Day of Prayer for everybody?

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So, you don’t plan on traveling to any big rallies for the National Day of Prayer. Nor do you intend to take the day off from work. So, how can you observe this special day? Well, there’s always the Apostle […]

America is being transformed

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By Tom DeWeese, guest columnist America is being transformed. Americans know something is very wrong and are desperately digging for answers. Spending is out of control. Rules and regulations are enforced over every aspect of our lives. Not only can […]

Christian shop owner killed, schools closed in Pakistan, called an “easy target” for bin Laden reprisals

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A Christian shopowner in Pakistan has died in an apparent reprisal for the death of Osama bin Laden, according to Asia News. Christian institutions, schools and organizations throughout Pakistan have closed down Wednesday for fear of attacks. The retired Archbishop of Lahore, Lawrence John Saldanha, called for greater […]

How should we regard bin Laden’s fate?

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By CATHLEEN FALSANI (c) 2011 Religion News Service Late Sunday night, while perusing Facebook, a friend on Facebook updated her status to announce that Osama bin Laden was dead. It took a few seconds to confirm the news on CNN, […]

Mom of first Navy SEAL to die in Iraq responds to news of Osama bin Laden’s death

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“I have gone through a scope of emotions this evening as I learned that Osama had been killed,” writes Debbie Lee, mother of Marc Lee, the first U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Iraq.    “I received a text from a friend, […]

New Yorkers celebrate Osama bin Laden’s death

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Americans received the news of the death of Osama bin Laden with rejoicing Sunday night. Here is a group of New Yorkers celebrating: To watch the video of the President’s statement, CLICK HERE READ HERE as Beliefnet’s Jim Fletcher asks […]

President Obama announces Osama bin Laden killed

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To share this with your friends, click on the envelope at the bottom of this article Here is President Obama making the announcement of the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin […]

Osama bin Laden dead; U.S. not at war with Islam, declares President Obama

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Sunday night, President Obama made a special statement from the White House: Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of […]

God’s good! These kids want you to know it!

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Prepare to have your confidence in the future restored as you watch this fun a capella trio from Mississippi, called “Dave’s Highway,” sing God’s praises! The video is a little amateurish and starts slow (come on, they’re fifth and sixth graders!) — but give […]

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