Religion

New York State prevents churches from making employment decisions based on pro-life commitments: Answering God’s call to courage

New York State prevents churches from making employment decisions based on pro-life commitments: Answering God’s call to courage

on November 21, 2019, 8:14 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Imagine a day when your church cannot refuse to hire a person to lead your congregation’s ministry for expectant mothers on the basis of that person’s pro-choice agenda. Or a day when a staff member at your church cannot be disciplined for encouraging others to have an abortion. If your church is in New York State, […]

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A Unique Sacrifice

A Unique Sacrifice

on November 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

This Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. —Hebrews 10:12  What do you think of when you hear the word sacrifice? We may use the term when we see parents who follow a strict budget and drive an old car so they can send their children to college. It […]

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Let The Whole World Hear

Let The Whole World Hear

on November 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. —Mark 16:15 Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions, but he generously gave most of it away. So, when he discovered an exquisite violin on one of his trips, he lacked the money to buy it. Later, having raised enough money […]

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Chick-fil-A Foundation will no longer donate to Salvation Army and FCA: A question and two important facts

Chick-fil-A Foundation will no longer donate to Salvation Army and FCA: A question and two important facts

on November 19, 2019, 8:34 AM / in National News, Opinion, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison The Chick-fil-A Foundation announced yesterday that it is “introducing a more focused giving approach to provide additional clarity and impact with the causes it supports.” As a result, it will “deepen its giving to a small number of organizations working exclusively in the areas of education, homelessness and hunger.” As a result, the Foundation has committed […]

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The Path We Take

The Path We Take

on November 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

One day thru the primeval wood A calf walked home, as good calves should, But made a trail all bent askew, A crooked trail, as all calves do. Since then three hundred years have fled, And I infer, the calf is dead; But still behind he left his trail, And thereon hangs my mortal tale. The trail was taken up […]

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Joyful Trials

Joyful Trials

on November 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Count it all joy when you fall into various trials. —James 1:2 The Bible tells us to respond to difficult circumstances in a way that is directly opposed to our natural tendency. One of the most challenging of those commands is this: “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (James 1:2). Other translations speak of viewing our […]

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Society Is Pushing LGBT Freedom, But Freedom From What?

on November 18, 2019, 8:06 AM / in Opinion, Religion

I wonder how the corporate leaders who approved the Sprite ad would respond to another major brand advertising freedom and pride showing parents beaming when their children emerge from baptism waters? by Steve Berman  |  The Resurgent The latest corporate brand pandering comes from Sprite, who have dropped this video on social media, pushing the concept of “you are not alone.” It’s […]

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God’s Astonishing Promise

God’s Astonishing Promise

on November 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will never leave you nor forsake you. —Hebrews 13:5 The writer to the Hebrews quotes God as saying to His people, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). How does that strike you? Is it just some pleasant piety that evokes a wide yawn? This isn’t like saying we have coffee with the President or a […]

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Four people killed at family gathering in Fresno: Why we need to emulate the kindness of Tom Hanks

Four people killed at family gathering in Fresno: Why we need to emulate the kindness of Tom Hanks

on November 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison   I had planned to begin my article today by focusing on the kindness of Tom Hanks, whose portrayal of Fred Rogers will open in theaters this Friday. Then I opened my computer this morning to learn that another shooting was making headlines. Fresno Police Lt. Bill Dooley described the tragedy: “This was a gathering, a family and […]

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Pain Is Not Pointless

Pain Is Not Pointless

on November 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

This also comes from the Lord of hosts, who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance. —Isaiah 28:29 During times of hardship, I often feel like whining, “Who needs this pain? I certainly don’t!” But Isaiah 28 and my own experience tell me this is a shortsighted reaction. Not that we need hardship just for its own sake, but […]

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A day with Joey Martin Feek: ‘I don’t fear anything’

A day with Joey Martin Feek: ‘I don’t fear anything’

on November 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Written by Cindy Watts  / The Tennessean ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — Joey Martin Feek is determined to cut husband Rory’s hair. She has cut his hair every two-and-a-half weeks for the last 14 years and she’s mildly offended at how long it’s gotten. Rory thinks he might let it grow — he’s not sure Joey should be using the scissors and the idea of […]

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Hi Lord!

Hi Lord!

on November 16, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Thanks to Sandy for this way to start today I have this picture and the one that goes with it of the grandma  – they sit on my entertainment center where I see them every day.  –  Jackie If you take 1 minute to read this prayer, imagine how many prayers are going up for our country. Hi Lord, it’s me. […]

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Why do we hiccup? Some surprising unsolved mysteries and the bias against religion

Why do we hiccup? Some surprising unsolved mysteries and the bias against religion

on November 15, 2019, 9:11 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison The humble hiccup has been one of science’s enduring mysteries. People from before birth to old age get hiccups from time to time. So do cats and rats. No one knows why or how to stop them. In fact, an internist performed a five-year study involving fifty-four hospital patients with hiccups, attempting a wide range of treatments. […]

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Revival Prayer and Fasting; Marriage Down, Cohabitation Up; Erdogan

on November 15, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Religion

Jesus said, “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:21) Dear Praying Friends, In April 1995, the Herald of His Coming, featured several articles on the theme of “prayer and fasting,” among them, “Now is the Time to Seek the Lord in Fasting and Prayer”: A call for 2 million American Christians to fast and pray […]

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What God Has Done

What God Has Done

on November 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. —Acts 26:19 In a debate at Boston College, Christian scholar William Craig Lane convincingly set forth the historical arguments for believing in Jesus’ resurrection, much as the apostle Paul did in Acts 26. Then Lane told the story of his conversion. As a child he never went to church, but […]

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Ellie Goulding threatens to boycott Salvation Army benefit at Dallas Cowboys halftime show: The pervasive power of personal influence

Ellie Goulding threatens to boycott Salvation Army benefit at Dallas Cowboys halftime show: The pervasive power of personal influence

on November 14, 2019, 8:48 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison  |  Denison Forum  Ellie Goulding generated headlines yesterday with her announcement that she would boycott the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving halftime show unless the Salvation Army makes “a solid, committed pledge or donation to the LGBTQ community.” The singer had agreed to perform at the nationally televised show. Then fans on Instagram accused the Salvation Army of […]

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Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God;’ ‘until He says stop, I’ll keep going’

Dolly Parton: My life purpose is to ‘do something for God;’ ‘until He says stop, I’ll keep going’

on November 14, 2019, 6:52 AM / in National News, People, Religion

By Leah MarieAnn Klett  | Christian Post PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton can still remember the moment she discovered her God-given purpose. During a sit-down interview with The Christian Post and other reporters last month, the country music legend and cultural icon recalled how, as a little girl raised in the Smoky Mountains, an old woman once told her: “You are […]

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More Than Socializing

More Than Socializing

on November 14, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love. —Romans 12:10 Church can be a great place to get caught up on the latest football games, golf scores, family news, health concerns, or just to visit with friends. A cup of coffee together, a warm handshake, a friendly pat on the back are all part of the social interaction we […]

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Karen Pence’s powerful analogy for religious liberty: How and why to speak the truth in love

Karen Pence’s powerful analogy for religious liberty: How and why to speak the truth in love

on November 13, 2019, 8:42 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Karen Pence is in the news as she increases her role in the 2020 presidential campaign. In an interview with USA Today, she was asked about her decision to resume teaching art at Immanuel Christian School, which doesn’t allow gay teachers or students. The reporter suggested that “a gay person might say that your faith is […]

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A Piece Of The Puzzle

A Piece Of The Puzzle

on November 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. —1 Corinthians 12:18 At her birthday celebration, the honored guest turned the tables by giving everyone at the party a gift. Kriste gave each of us a personal note expressing what we mean to her, along with encouraging words about the person God made […]

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