Religion

The Joy God Provides

The Joy God Provides

on July 27, 2021, 7:30 AM / in Religion

A cheerful heart is good medicine. Proverbs 17:22 When Marcia’s out in public, she always tries to smile at others. It’s her way of reaching out to people who might need to see a friendly face. Most of the time, she gets a genuine smile in return. But during a time when Marcia was mandated to wear a facemask, she […]

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Are wildfires and drought the judgment of God? An urgent lesson for every follower of Jesus

Are wildfires and drought the judgment of God? An urgent lesson for every follower of Jesus

on July 26, 2021, 7:33 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison More than twenty-two thousand firefighters fought “extreme fire behavior” across the West yesterday as homes burned and thousands of residents fled fast-spreading flames. The largest fire in the US is continuing to grow this morning, one of eighty-eight large wildfires crews are battling throughout the country. Six new large fires were reported Saturday. California has seen a 257 percent increase in acres […]

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Blooming for Jesus

Blooming for Jesus

on July 26, 2021, 5:58 AM / in Religion

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. John 13:34 I wasn’t truthful about the tulips. A gift from my younger daughter, the packaged bulbs traveled home with her to the US from Amsterdam after she visited there. So I made a show of accepting the bulbs with […]

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Of Prayer and Dust and Stars

Of Prayer and Dust and Stars

on July 25, 2021, 6:19 AM / in Religion

Look up at the sky and count the stars. Genesis 15:5 Lara and Dave desperately wanted a baby, but their physician told them they were unable to have one. Lara confided to a friend: “I found myself having some very honest talks with God.” But it was after one of those “talks” that she and Dave spoke to their pastor, […]

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Seeking God’s Help

Seeking God’s Help

on July 22, 2021, 6:08 AM / in Religion

We will stand in your presence . . . and will cry out to you in our distress. 2 Chronicles 20:9 For five years in the late 1800s, grasshoppers descended on Minnesota, destroying the crops. Farmers tried trapping the grasshoppers in tar and burning their fields to kill the eggs. Feeling desperate, and on the brink of starvation, many people […]

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Authentic Christianity

Authentic Christianity

on July 21, 2021, 6:59 AM / in Religion

Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven. Matthew 5:12 I applied for a position in a Christian organization years ago and was presented with a list of legalistic rules having to do with the use of alcohol, tobacco, and certain forms of entertainment. “We expect Christian behavior from our employees” was the explanation. I could agree […]

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God’s Power on Display

God’s Power on Display

on July 20, 2021, 8:23 AM / in Religion

What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed, or the place where the east winds are scattered over the earth? Job 38:24 It was a lightning storm, and my six-year-old daughter and I were on the floor watching the dazzling display through the glass door. She kept repeating, “Wow! God is so big.” I felt the same way. […]

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What are the odds Jeff Bezos will survive his trip into space? Three reasons Christians fear death and the biblical path to peace

What are the odds Jeff Bezos will survive his trip into space? Three reasons Christians fear death and the biblical path to peace

on July 20, 2021, 7:49 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison If you could join Jeff Bezos on his journey into space today, would you? It’s a little late now—the launch is set for 8 a.m. CDT. Bezos, his brother Mark, aviation pioneer Wally Funk, and eighteen-year-old Oliver Daemon will be on board the New Shepard rocket traveling sixty-two miles into space. Blue Origin has tested the […]

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Firm Refusal

Firm Refusal

on July 19, 2021, 6:36 AM / in Religion

Daniel . . . still pray[ed] three times a day. Daniel 6:13 When the Nazis drafted Franz Jägerstätter during World War II, he completed military basic training but refused to take the required pledge of personal loyalty to Adolf Hitler. Authorities allowed Franz to return to his farm, but they later summoned him to active duty. After seeing Nazi ideology […]

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‘The Eagle has landed!’: The courage to change the world

‘The Eagle has landed!’: The courage to change the world

on July 19, 2021, 6:00 AM / in History, Religion

by Dr. Jim Denison <comments@denisonforum.org> “Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed!” With these words spoken fifty years ago tomorrow, astronaut Neil Armstrong announced to our world that he and Buzz Aldrin had become the first humans to land on another world. Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. identified the moon landing as the most significant event of the twentieth century. More […]

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A Note to Me

on July 18, 2021, 7:57 AM / in Religion

Erick-Woods Erickson I got back from the mountains yesterday. On my last night there, I let people ask me anything on Instagram. One of the questions was, “What would you tell your 21-year-old self?” I can’t remember what I said, but it was limited in the number of characters I could type anyway. I’ve been thinking about that question and […]

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What Might Jesus Say to a Culture Clamoring About Oppression and Victimization?

on July 16, 2021, 3:44 PM / in Religion

BY DAVID FOWLER | FACT Today I want to speak to what a non-Christian friend calls “the Church that’s substituted Mr. Nice for Jesus Christ” and, using Jesus’ own words, consider how He might have responded to those in American society complaining about their oppression and victimization. I suspect those of the Church of Mr. Nice and those to whom […]

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Navigating the Storms of Life

Navigating the Storms of Life

on July 16, 2021, 6:46 AM / in Religion

Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me. Psalm 43:3 On July 16, 1999, the small plane piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr. crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. Investigators determined the cause of the accident to be a common error known as spatial disorientation. This phenomenon occurs when, due to poor visibility, pilots become disoriented and […]

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Scientists tap into paralyzed man’s brain to help him speak: The great need of our day and a baptism in Cuba I’ll never forget

Scientists tap into paralyzed man’s brain to help him speak: The great need of our day and a baptism in Cuba I’ll never forget

on July 15, 2021, 6:32 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison A patient who goes by the nickname of Pancho has not been able to speak since 2003, when he was paralyzed at the age of twenty by a severe stroke following a terrible car crash. Now researchers have tapped into the speech areas of his brain, allowing him to produce words and sentences simply by trying to say […]

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Listen and Learn

Listen and Learn

on July 14, 2021, 7:02 AM / in Religion

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19 On one side of the street a homeowner displays in his yard a giant blow-up bald eagle draped in a US flag. A big truck sits in the driveway. Its side window features a painted flag and the back bumper is covered with patriotic […]

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Longing for God

Longing for God

on July 13, 2021, 9:27 AM / in Religion

Even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen. Nehemiah 1:9 When Conner and Sarah Smith moved five miles up the road, their cat S’mores expressed his displeasure by running away. One day Sarah saw a current photo of their old farmhouse on social […]

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Why the crisis in Cuba is personal for me: “Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas”

Why the crisis in Cuba is personal for me: “Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas”

on July 13, 2021, 9:11 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison I love the Cuban people. It has been my privilege to serve alongside Cuban Christians on ten different mission trips to their island over more than two decades. Their churches amaze and encourage me every time I am with them. The Cuban ministries with whom we partner truly manifest New Testament Christianity. With very few resources […]

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Misunderstanding the “Separation of Church and State”

on July 13, 2021, 6:42 AM / in Religion

The anti-faith left wants Americans to believe that Christianity has no place in politics or the administration of government. They often cite “separation of church and state” as the basis for their opposition to faith in the public square, which is a flawed and historically incorrect argument. The concept of separation of church and state was meant to prohibit the […]

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Jesus Restores Us

Jesus Restores Us

on July 12, 2021, 6:42 AM / in Religion

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. Genesis 3:21 Although Sam had done nothing wrong, he lost his job on the assembly line. Carelessness in another division led to problems in cars they built. After several crashes made the news, wary customers stopped buying their brand. The company had to downsize, leaving […]

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Hope in Grief

Hope in Grief

on July 11, 2021, 6:22 AM / in Religion

We do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.1 Thessalonians 4:13 As the cabbie drove us to London’s Heathrow Airport, he told us his story. He had come alone to the United Kingdom at age fifteen, seeking to escape war […]

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