Religion

Looking For God?

Looking For God?

on December 3, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Tax collectors and harlots enter the kingdom of God before you. —Matthew 21:31 My wife and I were having dinner with another couple at a fishing lodge in Montana. It was interrupted when a fellow fisherman in a drunken rant began to regale us with tales of the houses of ill-repute he had visited. Though his comments were crass and […]

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A dear friend suffers for his faith in Cuba: The courageous power of intimacy with Jesus

A dear friend suffers for his faith in Cuba: The courageous power of intimacy with Jesus

on December 2, 2020, 8:56 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison One of my dearest friends in the world is a pastor in Cuba. He and his congregation prayed for our oldest son as he was undergoing cancer surgery some years ago; our son is well and I will be grateful for the rest of my life. My pastor friend has had many opportunities to leave Cuba […]

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Christmas Presence

Christmas Presence

on December 2, 2020, 6:44 AM / in Religion

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son.  Isaiah 7:14 “No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin, where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.” Those words from Phillips Brooks’ much-loved hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem” point to the very heart of Christmas. Jesus came into our broken world […]

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From ‘Christmas Parade’ to ‘Winter Parade’: Two ways to experience the power of Christ this Christmas season

From ‘Christmas Parade’ to ‘Winter Parade’: Two ways to experience the power of Christ this Christmas season

on December 2, 2020, 6:38 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Charleston, West Virginia, has held an old-fashioned downtown Christmas Parade for many years. In early October, the city’s official Facebook page announced: “The Charleston Winter Parade will begin at the corner of the Kanawha Boulevard and Capitol Street.” Their recently elected mayor made the change to signal that their city was a place for people of […]

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Rev. Graham: Now We Must ‘Pray That The Godless, Progressive Agenda Will Be Thwarted and Defeated’

on December 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in National News, Religion

“The kingdom of God is not going to arrive on Air Force One.” Cal Thomas By Michael W. Chapman  /  CNSNews.com Although the media and politicla pundits were in shock and could not explain the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, Reverend Franklin Graham said this was because “few of them understood the God factor,” the power of prayer, and […]

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Returning God’s Love

Returning God’s Love

on December 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

“I have loved you,” says the Lord. —Malachi 1:2 The book of Malachi begins with this wholehearted word from the Lord to His halfhearted worshipers: “I have loved you” (1:2). Though Israel had long been the object of God’s love, they no longer returned His love. God listed the ways His people had offended His love through their disobedience. Israel’s […]

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The Church Has Elected To Play The Harlot In Three Ways

The Church Has Elected To Play The Harlot In Three Ways

on December 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Pastor Mike Spaulding  |  News with Views Is this not the reason you are mistaken…? —Mark 12:24 American political rhetoric has never been more vitriolic. There has never been a more clearly defined divide between political perspectives than there is right now. The Republican Party has become the party of compromise, acquiescence, and feigned allegiance to the rule of law, […]

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‘Fixer Upper’ stars under fire for attending evangelical church

‘Fixer Upper’ stars under fire for attending evangelical church

on December 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion, Religion

Here’s a truth bomb for those who are trying to fire up the militant LGBT crowd against Chip and Joanna Gaines: it’s really none of your business where they worship. by Todd Starnes – Guest Columnist http://www.foxnews.com/archive/todd-starnes One of my guilty pleasures in life is to watch Fixer Upper marathons on HGTV. Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have not only made […]

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Where Have All The Churches Gone In New Urbanism?

Where Have All The Churches Gone In New Urbanism?

on December 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

BY CLINT SCHNEKLOTH  |  Patheos Growing Into New Urbanism I live in a growing city in a growing region. Fayetteville frequently gets short-listed as one of the best places to live in the United States. Northwest Arkansas may be adding as many as 30 residents a day (think Walmart, Tyson, and a land-grant university), which means in the next five years, […]

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Enjoy this when you have some quiet time.

on December 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Nature of God

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Man put a Black Santa Claus on his lawn and got a racist note: Responding to hate with love that shapes our souls

Man put a Black Santa Claus on his lawn and got a racist note: Responding to hate with love that shapes our souls

on December 1, 2020, 8:00 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Let’s begin with some good news on the pandemic: Santa Claus does not have COVID-19. In fact, he does not need to wait for a vaccine like the rest of us since he has “a lot of good innate immunity,” according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. In addition, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced that despite the pandemic, […]

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braver than me

on December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory | Originally written Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 I am fiercely protective of my wife. Any man would be.  With all she’s going through, I only want her to be seen in a good light.  So, though I’m only an amateur with a camera, I try to use my lens and words to lift Joey up. Like any woman, my wife […]

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Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Famine

Saudi Arabia and the Politics of Famine

on December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in International News, Religion

The Death of the Yemenis by: Eric Metaxas &  Roberto Rivera   |   BreakPoint A humanitarian crisis unlike any we’ve seen in decades is unfolding in Yemen. And it’s being caused by an “ally” of the U.S. The assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has shone a spotlight on the brutality of the Saudi regime. In particular, it has caused people to revisit their […]

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The Crooked Path

The Crooked Path

on December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

  Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him; and I will (1) loose the armor of kings,(2) to open before him the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut; (3) I will go before you, and (4) make the crooked places straight: (Isa 45:1-3) So […]

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Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter

Dead Ducks Don’t Flutter

on December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

  Many years ago, a wealthy man went duck hunting with a hired hand named Sam. They took a horse and carriage, and along the way a rim came off one of the wheels. As Sam hammered it back on, he accidentally hit his finger. Instantly he let go with some bad words. He quickly fell to his knees, asking […]

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Why Did Christ Come?

on December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

At this season called Christmas, amid the frenzied commercialism, which has distracted the attention of the multitude, how many give serious thought to the things, which this holiday is intended to represent? Do we ask ourselves what do we celebrate? Yes, a few do and of this few, only a few get the entire answer. We say that we are […]

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LIVING THE LIFE OF FAITH

on November 29, 2020, 6:26 AM / in Religion

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,” 2 Peter 1:2-3 Peter understood what it meant to put our faith in the Word of […]

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Prayer Targets: “Rights of Conscience Inalienable”; Equality Act; Caravan; Military Transgender Politics

on November 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Born and raised in Massachusetts, little-known Elder John Leland (1754-1841) was a key figure in the history of American religious liberty. Self-educated, he received a “sign from God” and set out as a traveling evangelist, becoming a Baptist. In 1776 he was called to Virginia to preach and became a leader in the struggle for religious liberty from Virginia’s Anglican […]

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Breath and Brevity

on November 29, 2020, 5:58 AM / in Religion

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  Psalm 139:16 Mom, my sisters, and I waited by Dad’s bed as his breaths became shallower and less and less frequent—until they were no more. Dad was a few days shy of eighty-nine when he slipped quietly into the life beyond where […]

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Staging the world’s largest cornucopia: Is “belief in an afterlife” a “malignant delusion”?

Staging the world’s largest cornucopia: Is “belief in an afterlife” a “malignant delusion”?

on November 27, 2020, 7:24 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Americans spend $800 million a year on Thanksgiving turkeys, according to Forbes. Eighty million of us watched NFL games yesterday as well. However, it takes an estimated nine hours for a 180-pound adult to walk off an average three thousand-calorie Thanksgiving meal. In other words, we will do well to do more than watch television today. We could […]

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