Religion

Past, Present, & Future

Past, Present, & Future

on December 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I press toward the goal . . . . Brethren, join in following my example. —Philippians 3:14,17 In his painting “An Allegory of Prudence,” 16th-century Venetian artist Titian portrayed Prudence as a man with three heads. One head was of a youth facing the future, another was of a mature man eyeing the present, and the third was of a […]

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Isaiah

Isaiah

on December 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Announcements, National News, Religion

FROM THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, THE PROPHET ISAIAH IS QUOTED, “PREPARE YE THE WAY OF THE LORD, MAKE STRAIGHT IN THE DESERT A HIGHWAY FOR OUR GOD.” That clarion call is as appropriate today as in the days of Isaiah. The human race of this 21ST century has yet to make straight, a highway for the creator in its desert […]

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How to keep our New Year’s resolutions: Seven science-based strategies and three biblical principles

How to keep our New Year’s resolutions: Seven science-based strategies and three biblical principles

on December 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison We can blame—or thank—the Babylonians. Four thousand years ago, they began a twelve-day religious festival known as Akitu, in which they focused on celebrating the coming of the new year. During this festival, they made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return objects they had borrowed. If they kept these promises, their gods would […]

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Shooter in Texas church kills two: What Hanukkah teaches us about the presence and provision of God

on December 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Gunfire broke out yesterday morning during worship services at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas. A gunman shot two people before two members who are part of the church security team shot him. The gunman and one of his victims died at the hospital. A second victim was […]

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Gaia Worship Gaining Momentum In The Heartland

Gaia Worship Gaining Momentum In The Heartland

on December 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

by Mike Spaulding  |   News with Views I live in flyover country as it is affectionately referred to by America’s aristocracy. The morally superior residents of the left and right coasts of America routinely verbalize their disdain for people like me for no other reason than the people who reside in the place I call home reject their foolish blathering […]

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Do Angels Sleep?

on December 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. —Deuteronomy 30:14 A friend of mine has a 5-year-old daughter who is on her way to becoming a theologian. One day she asked her father, “Do angels sleep?” After pondering the theological dimensions of her question, he answered, “Yes, I think they […]

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Dave Ramsey forgives $10 million of debt “to show the love of Jesus Christ”

Dave Ramsey forgives $10 million of debt “to show the love of Jesus Christ”

on December 29, 2020, 8:28 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Imagine getting a phone call today that someone had paid off your medical and car debt. Completely. With no strings attached. That’s what happened to eight thousand people recently. Dave Ramsey is known to most of us as the host of The Dave Ramsey Show, which is heard by more than sixteen million listeners each week. He […]

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Incompatible?

Incompatible?

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

All of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous. —1 Peter 3:8 A quote in Sports Illustrated magazine expresses a truth that we as people of faith sometimes neglect: “What counts most in creating a successful team is not how compatible its players are, but how they deal with incompatibility.” […]

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Unseen Realities

Unseen Realities

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

Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but . . . against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Ephesians 6:12 In 1876, men drilling for coal in central Indiana thought they had found the gates of hell. Historian John Barlow Martin reports that at six hundred feet, “foul fumes issued forth amid awesome noises.” Afraid they had […]

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a gruffalo christmas

a gruffalo christmas

on December 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

a gruffalo christmas Special Thanks to Jackie By Rory  /  This Life I Live “A Gruffalo… what’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo… why, didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” Those are lines from Indiana’s favorite book and video called “The Gruffalo”. In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find […]

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Happy or Holy?

Happy or Holy?

on December 29, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, Religion

While parts of my life are VERY high tech (see, you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks!), there is one area that is very OLD SCHOOL. I don’t have my calendar on my phone, or in any of my three computers. My calendar hangs on the wall just to the right of my monitor showing one month at the […]

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When God Thunders

When God Thunders

on December 28, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder. —Psalm 81:7 Thunder rolls across the Sawtooth Mountains, crashing and echoing through the peaks and canyons, shaking the ground with celestial sonic booms. My old dog cuts and runs. I stand amazed and delighted. The storm reminds me of the “secret place of […]

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The difference between ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and ‘1917’: Experiencing the reality of Christmas

The difference between ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ and ‘1917’: Experiencing the reality of Christmas

on December 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison My wife and I saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Monday and the movie 1917 yesterday. The first is the last of nine films in the “space myth” franchise; the second is a deeply moving encounter with the horrors of World War I. No one but those who made the films has been to the real world of Star […]

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The Place Of Going Forth

The Place Of Going Forth

on December 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Bethlehem . . . , out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel. —Micah 5:2 A lot of attention was suddenly focused on the small town of Bethlehem. Jews from many parts of the world came to be counted in a census. Mary and Joseph traveled there from Nazareth. Shepherds came from the […]

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Now I have heard it all… Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

Now I have heard it all… Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

on December 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion, Religion

Written by  Selwyn Duke It’s bad enough when a Muslim cleric states that one must not say “Merry Christmas” and that doing so is worse than “killing someone,” as an Islamic “scholar” I recently cited did. But then we have the people born into the Christian tradition who join the anti-yuletide chorus, albeit with a tad more subtlety (usually). This […]

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Blood Sacrifice

on December 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Willie Martin Seldom heard in the modern Jude-Christian church are the meaningful old hymns that speak of “ the blood, ” such as: “ Power in the Blood, ” “ Nothing But the Blood of Jesus, ” “ Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb, ” “ There is a Fountain Filled With Blood, ” etc. This deletion of […]

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Letdown

Letdown

on December 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God. —Luke 2:19-20 The night of Jesus’ birth was exciting for Mary and Joseph. There before their eyes was the miracle Baby whose coming into the world had been announced by an angel. The shepherds too were excited when they saw and […]

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Just to Remind you of what yesterday was all about…..

Just to Remind you of what yesterday was all about…..

on December 26, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, Religion

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought […]

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Merry Christmas From Devvy

Merry Christmas From Devvy

on December 25, 2020, 6:08 AM / in Opinion, Religion

“I hold the precepts of Jesus, as delivered by himself, to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to a man.” Thomas Jefferson to Jared Sparks, November 4, 1820 From NewsWithViews Today is the big day. Christians around the world are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Lots of cheer, the […]

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Born To Die

Born To Die

on December 25, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. —Matthew 20:28 Although millions celebrate Jesus’ birthday, few seem to be aware of its real significance. We recognize that His birth was unusual because He was born of a virgin. His life was unique too, for He was […]

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