Religion

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Sacred Carols

Keeping Christ in Christmas: Sacred Carols

on December 25, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, Religion

Written by  William F. Jasper  God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay, Remember, Christ, our Savior, was born on Christmas Day; To save us all from Satan’s power 
when we were gone astray.
 O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy. Yes, it is easy to forget, in our hyper-commercialized, secularized, paganized […]

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The “Inklings” — Providing Hope Against a Culture of Despair

The “Inklings” — Providing Hope Against a Culture of Despair

on December 25, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, Religion

Written by  James Heiser The grand sweep of history is often presented as an account of nations and even entire civilizations upon which the religious beliefs and ideologies of different ages have their impress on vast and faceless multitudes. Nearly lost in that vast expanse of time are the moments in which the individuals who shape the character of their […]

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The Forgotten Part of the Christmas Story

The Forgotten Part of the Christmas Story

on December 24, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

By David Fowler  /  FACTN Most Americans think they know the whole “Christmas story,” much like many Americans think of Thanksgiving as simply a time when the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated a good harvest season. They know Christmas celebrates Jesus being born in a manger, and many know that Jesus is God in some form or fashion. But it’s more […]

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Santa’s Surprising Origins-A Christmas Classic Feature

Santa’s Surprising Origins-A Christmas Classic Feature

on December 24, 2022, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History, Religion

by Rev. Austin Miles  |   News With Views MYRA – (Note To Readers: This story was first published on December 20, 2001. It has been picked up and re-published all over the world every year since, becoming a Holiday Tradition. Hallmark contacted the writer and asked him to appear in the Holiday movie, Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus, playing the Mall […]

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Stolen Baby Jesus returned to nativity in time for Christmas

Stolen Baby Jesus returned to nativity in time for Christmas

on December 23, 2022, 7:25 AM / in Religion

By JIM DENISON, PHD Last week, an unknown man wearing a gray collared, long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans stole the baby Jesus figure from the nativity scene at Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, Texas. Now the police have announced that they have the figure in their custody and will return it to its rightful place. However, no arrests in the theft have been […]

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Granny Whale

on December 23, 2022, 6:43 AM / in Religion

My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds. Psalm 71:15 An orca whale, who researchers have named “Granny,” apparently knew the importance of her role in the life of her “grandbaby whale.” The young whale’s mother had recently died, and the orphaned whale was not yet old enough to thrive without protection and support. Granny, though in her eighties (or […]

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The Peace of God…

The Peace of God…

on December 22, 2022, 7:28 AM / in Religion

Our purpose and focus are singularly defined in eternal principles. “May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.” —George Washington (1790) Last Christmas, observing our 25th year of publishing online, I wrote a retrospective, “The Hand of […]

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Bending Low

on December 22, 2022, 7:02 AM / in Religion

The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort . . . comforts us in all our troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 A young mom followed behind her daughter, who pedaled her tiny bike as fast as her little legs could go. But picking up more speed than she wanted, the little girl suddenly rolled off the bike and cried […]

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Treasured Prayer

Treasured Prayer

on December 21, 2022, 8:13 AM / in Religion

May these words of mine . . . be near to the Lord our God day and night. 1 Kings 8:59 The Clark’s Nutcracker is an amazing bird. Every year it prepares for winter by hiding tiny caches of four or five whitebark pine seeds, as many as five hundred seeds per hour. Then, months later, it returns to uncover the […]

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No Cursing

No Cursing

on December 20, 2022, 7:09 AM / in Religion

William Shakespeare was a master of the insult, a “quality” that actor Barry Kraft adeptly leverages with his Shakespeare Insult Generator. The clever book consists of obscure insults drawn from Shakespeare’s plays. For instance, you might disparage someone by saying, “Thou thrasonical, logger-headed rampallian”—which is so much more creative than saying, “You brag a lot and you’re not very smart, […]

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Does Dave Ramsey’s company have the right to govern itself by biblical values?

Does Dave Ramsey’s company have the right to govern itself by biblical values?

on December 19, 2022, 7:15 AM / in Religion

 JIM DENISON, PHD That I may gain Christ and be found in him (Philippians 3:8–9). Dave Ramsey, one of the most popular financial advisers working in media today, is a committed evangelical Christian. As a result, his company, Ramsey Solutions, seeks to govern itself by biblical guidelines. Now, according to USA Today, the company is facing a federal lawsuit filed by a former employee who […]

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Standing Firm by Faith

on December 19, 2022, 6:28 AM / in Religion

If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. Isaiah 7:9 Nokia became the world’s best-selling mobile phone company in 1998 and saw profits rise to nearly four billion dollars in 1999. But by 2011, sales were diminishing and soon the failing phone brand was acquired by Microsoft. One factor in Nokia’s mobile division […]

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The Miracle of Christmas

The Miracle of Christmas

on December 18, 2022, 7:44 AM / in Religion

[God sent] his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. Romans 8:3 At a garage sale, I found a nativity set in a beat-up cardboard box. As I picked up the baby Jesus, I noticed the finely sculpted details of the infant’s body. This newborn wasn’t cocooned in a blanket with closed eyes—he was […]

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Merry Christmas to All

Merry Christmas to All

on December 16, 2022, 9:00 AM / in Religion

It is the near the end of 2022 and we will be out of the fray and celebrating the holidays with family and friends and will not be back till December 28th. The news line will be running on automatic. May God bless and Keep You till then….. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all […]

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Friends for Life

on December 15, 2022, 7:00 AM / in Religion

[Jonathan] was grieved at his father’s shameful treatment of David. 1 Samuel 20:34 William Cowper (1731–1800), the English poet, found a friend in his pastor, John Newton (1725–1807), the former slave trader. Cowper suffered from depression and anxiety, attempting to die by suicide more than once. When Newton visited him, they’d go on long walks together and talk about God. […]

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In His Hands

on December 14, 2022, 7:33 AM / in Religion

What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Job 38:19 William Shatner played Captain Kirk on the television series Star Trek, but he was unprepared for a real trip into space. He called his eleven-minute sub-orbital flight “the most profound experience I can imagine.” He stepped out of his rocket and marveled, “To see […]

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“SO HELP ME GOD”

on December 14, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

Why has the tradition in America been for oaths to end with “So Help Me God”? The military’s oath of enlistment ended with “So Help Me God.” As a commissioned officer the oath ended with “So Help Me God.” President’s oath of office ended with “So Help Me God.” Congressmen and Senators’ oath ended with “So Help Me God.” Witnesses in Court swore to tell the […]

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Two Centuries of Struggle and Division

Two Centuries of Struggle and Division

on December 13, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

by Adam Grey  |   Faith and Heritage In the past two centuries the Church in America has undergone several cycles of terrible decline, followed by division and revival. In the mid-1800s the mainline Protestant denominations split along regional lines due to the ascendancy of abolitionist, often unitarian, egalitarians in both Church and State. The Presbyterians, Methodists, and Baptists all divided because […]

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Government mandate would have forced religious doctors to perform gender transitions

Government mandate would have forced religious doctors to perform gender transitions

on December 12, 2022, 6:47 AM / in Religion

 JIM DENISON, PHD Whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do (John 14:12). Last Friday, a federal appeals court handed down a significant victory for religious freedom. In Sisters of Mercy v. Becerra, a coalition of Catholic hospitals and other institutions successfully challenged the Biden Administration’s attempt to invoke the Affordable Care Act by requiring doctors and hospitals to perform […]

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Clinging to What’s Good

on December 11, 2022, 6:40 AM / in Religion

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9 When we park our car near an open field and walk across it to get to our house, we almost always get some sticky cockleburs on our clothes—especially in the fall. These tiny “hitchhikers” attach to clothing, shoes, or whatever is passing by and ride […]

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