Religion

What makes this Homecoming King and Queen so special? Valuing every life as much as God does

What makes this Homecoming King and Queen so special? Valuing every life as much as God does

on November 8, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Noah Stokes and Khrystya Gordon were crowned Homecoming King and Queen last Friday at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado. They were honored in the Homecoming parade and dance the next day. Why is their story so newsworthy? Because both Noah and Khrystya have Down syndrome. I cite their story in light of a National Review article reporting that 61 […]

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The faith of Kanye West: Two biblical responses to celebrity conversions

The faith of Kanye West: Two biblical responses to celebrity conversions

on November 7, 2019, 6:23 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Kanye West is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 140 million records sold. He has been described as a “rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer.” His latest album, Jesus Is King, debuted at No. 1 on the charts. Every song on the album has appeared on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week as well. […]

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Why Matthew McConaughey made headlines: ‘Golden Rule 2020’ and the power of kindness

Why Matthew McConaughey made headlines: ‘Golden Rule 2020’ and the power of kindness

on November 4, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison Matthew McConaughey made headlines recently, but not for a new movie or television commercial. He joined other volunteers last Friday in preparing eight hundred turkey dinners for firefighters in Los Angeles battling wildfires. His team prepared an additional eight hundred dinners for local homeless shelters. Our culture will remember McConaughey for his Academy Award-winning acting career. These […]

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Elvis, Religion, Elephants, and Life

Elvis, Religion, Elephants, and Life

on November 3, 2019, 7:20 AM / in Religion

By: Mike Upchurch | Desoto County Newsroom I was talking with one of my close friends the other day and we were musing about a mutual friend who is a huge Elvis fan.  I made the comment that it was a bit strange that a grown man would love a dead guy. Now, I’m not knocking Elvis.  I like his […]

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Tony Evans seeks prayers, faith leaders meet with Trump, Patricia Heaton’s warning for Kanye

Tony Evans seeks prayers, faith leaders meet with Trump, Patricia Heaton’s warning for Kanye

on November 2, 2019, 6:52 AM / in Religion

We’ve compiled the top stories of the week from the Christian Post. Tony Evans calls on Christians to pray for supernatural intervention    Pastor Tony Evans is asking for all people of faith to pray for a supernatural intervention as his wife battles to defeat cancer despite chemotherapy no longer being an option.  “Even though chemotherapy and radiation are no longer options, we […]

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Lotto and God: Can a Christian Buy a Lottery Ticket?

Lotto and God: Can a Christian Buy a Lottery Ticket?

on November 1, 2019, 8:05 AM / in Religion

Dr. Roger Barrier Preach It, Teach It Editor’s Note: Pastor Roger Barrier’s “Ask Roger” column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice on church leadership issues. Email him your questions at roger@preachitteachit.org. This article […]

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Celebrating the Reformation Reminds Us That God’s Word Is Always Important

on November 1, 2019, 7:03 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Erick Erickson  |  The Resurgent Halloween is a fun holiday, especially for those of us who love candy. It’s fun to see kids in costumes and just enjoy the hijinks. (I’m not going to debate whether we should celebrate it or not; I’ll just take part in the fun – and the Reese’s Pumpkins.) But don’t forget the other […]

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Joe Biden denied communion because of abortion stance: Speaking truth in a ‘post-truth’ culture

Joe Biden denied communion because of abortion stance: Speaking truth in a ‘post-truth’ culture

on November 1, 2019, 6:56 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison Joe Biden is a lifelong Roman Catholic, a commitment he has made public on numerous occasions across his long career in public service. He and his wife regularly attend Mass at a Catholic church in Greenville, Delaware. However, he is also a strong supporter of abortion on demand. Earlier this year, he even reversed his support for […]

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Tony Evans says chemo no longer an option for wife, Lois; prays for supernatural intervention

Tony Evans says chemo no longer an option for wife, Lois; prays for supernatural intervention

on October 31, 2019, 7:12 AM / in People, Religion

By Jeannie Law, Christian Post  Pastor Tony Evans is asking for all people of faith to pray for a supernatural intervention as his wife battles to defeat cancer despite chemotherapy no longer being an option. The Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship senior pastor shared the update in a letter written to his ministry friends and partners concerning his wife’s medical condition. Evans wrote, […]

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Samuel Chase; International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

on October 31, 2019, 7:00 AM / in Religion

Dr. Kenyn Cureton (bio) is FRC Vice President for Christian Resources with a mission to equip Christians to become “spiritually active, governance engaged conservatives” (i.e., SAGECONS). VP for Church Ministries for 13 years, Kenyn helped Tony grow Watchmen on the Wall, FRC’s nationwide church outreach, from 1,800 to over 40,000 pastors and churches. Before FRC, Kenyn was Vice President for […]

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Baby born in laundry room as tornado touched down in Texas: Serving God and others with humble excellence

on October 30, 2019, 8:53 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison A tornado destroyed schools, businesses, and homes in the Dallas area on Sunday night, Oct. 20. But amid the devastation, a remarkable story unfolded. CNN reports that a pregnant woman came into a birthing center in Rowlett, east of Dallas. The center’s owner said later, “It was a beautiful day outside, nothing to worry about. Then around […]

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The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 4 steps to defeating ISIS

The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 4 steps to defeating ISIS

on October 28, 2019, 7:58 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison President Trump made an announcement Sunday morning that has dominated global headlines: “Last night, the United States brought the world’s No. 1 terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world.” The president explained how al-Baghdadi was killed: […]

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The Frog’s “Blackboard”

The Frog’s “Blackboard”

on October 28, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way. —Psalm 119:37 As a young boy, one of my favorite pastimes was hunting frogs along the banks of a pond near our home. I was unaware of their unique visual powers that enabled them to elude me so easily. Later I learned that the frog’s […]

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The Reformation and the Heresy of White Lives Matter

The Reformation and the Heresy of White Lives Matter

on October 28, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by David Fowler   |   FACT I’ve been reading about the Reformation lately because next Tuesday marks the date 500 years ago when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Wittenberg church, and I couldn’t help but think of a striking connection between a fundamental error of the White Lives Matter movement coming to Tennessee this weekend and […]

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Letters To God

Letters To God

on October 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

O You who hear prayer, to You all flesh will come. —Psalm 65:2 Every year thousands of letters addressed to God find their way to a post office in Jerusalem. One letter, addressed to “God of Israel,” requested assistance in getting a job as a bulldozer driver. Another said: “Please help me to be happy, to find a nice job […]

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Fake News and Jesus

Fake News and Jesus

on October 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Erick Erickson   /   The Resurgent  Let me give you three news headlines. (A) The Russians were able to use American social media to effectively micro-target enough voters to hand the election to Donald Trump. (B) The media is intentionally undercounting President Trump’s support among white, working class voters in their polling. (C) Jesus Christ died on a cross, three days […]

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Lost Treasure

Lost Treasure

on October 26, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. — Mark 10:21 Don takes walks on the city’s railroad tracks and searches under freeway overpasses. He’s not looking for lost treasure; he’s looking for homeless people. Don met Jake, who lives in a makeshift underground shack and is mentally ill. He stops by […]

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‘Mommy, What’s Abortion?’: The Powerful Effect of Life Chain

on October 25, 2019, 8:13 AM / in Religion

By Pastor Noel Muscutt San Juan Baptist Church, Port Townsend, Washington “Mommy, what’s abortion?” This is just one of the many questions asked on the first Sunday of October (or, alternately, the last Sunday of October) when over one million people create a Life Chain along the streets of cities and towns throughout the United States and Canada. The sole […]

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What Are You Living For?

What Are You Living For?

on October 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. —2 Timothy 4:7 Many people living in their twilight years suddenly realize how empty and pointless their lives have been. They’ve made some successful business deals and had some fun, but in terms of satisfying friendships or lasting accomplishments, their lives have been zero. […]

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Can Man Be Good Without God

Can Man Be Good Without God

on October 25, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Atheists can be good, but people who believe in God are more likely to value being good, one study showed. I can’t believe I just said that. Nor do I understand why anyone would do a survey to prove the obvious but sociologist and pollster Reginald Bibby of the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, addressed the question “Do people need […]

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