Archive for April 16th, 2017

Are You Free Yet? Part 3

Are You Free Yet? Part 3

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

Death comes to us all. That’s right, we all end up dead, it’s only just a question of how and why. When I was about 8 years old, I tried to deny the reality of death. It happened at my aunt’s (my father’s sister) funeral. Seeing her lifeless body in the casket, I recall thinking, If that should ever happen […]

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Death Came to Visit

Death Came to Visit

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By Erick Erickson   /   The Resurgent  One thousand nine hundred eighty-four years ago, the sky went dark, the earth quaked and a man died on a cross. Martin Luther said that at that moment Jesus was the greatest sinner to ever live. All the sins of the believers in the past, present and future were piled on him […]

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RESURRECTION DAY MEDITATIONS

RESURRECTION DAY MEDITATIONS

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

THE FOUNDATION “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” —George Washington THE GOOD NEWS “Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and […]

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The Great Overcomer

The Great Overcomer

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?  —Romans 7:24 Who is not inspired by the competitor who makes a comeback after being down and seemingly out of the running! The runner who stumbles while coming off the starting blocks but moves gradually into the lead stirs the imagination of us all. The […]

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April 16th in History

April 16th in History

on April 16, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

April 16 is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Easter Sunday Birthday of Queen Margrethe II (Denmark) Christian feast day: Benedict Joseph Labre Molly Brant (Konwatsijayenni) (Anglican Church of Canada, Episcopal Church (USA)) Drogo Fructuosus of Braga Isabella Gilmore (Church […]

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Decorated Air Force Colonel Punished for Views on Marriage

Decorated Air Force Colonel Punished for Views on Marriage

on April 16, 2017, 5:54 AM / in National News

Though his name was recently cleared from allegations that he spoke derogatorily about homosexuals, Air Force Col. Michael Madrid, a four-time Meritorious Service Medal recipient, was accused of lying and slapped with a surprise Letter of Admonishment by his superior for sharing his Christian beliefs about sexuality and marriage, ensuring he would never be promoted and could be demoted. First […]

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Ole Miss Coach Newest Target of Atheist Group

on April 16, 2017, 5:51 AM / in State News

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is Freedom From Religion Foundation’s newest target. Apparently, they don’t like the faith-filled messages Freeze is posting on his official school Twitter account. In a letter to the University of Mississippi, FFRF argues that the coach “may not promote his personal religious beliefs while acting in his capacity as a University employee.” But First […]

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Chick-fil-A Embroiled in Campus ‘Safe Spaces’ Controversy

on April 16, 2017, 5:49 AM / in State News

The famous chicken sandwich chain nearly missed being included as an option at the campus food court at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Student senator-at-large Niko Martini asked the Student Government Association to pass a resolution urging the Catholic university to reconsider offering Chick-fil-A because some students felt the restaurant’s traditional view of marriage discriminated against the LGBT community and offered […]

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NC Bill Challenges Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

on April 16, 2017, 5:47 AM / in State News

While it’s unlikely to become law, some North Carolina legislators are ready to take on the U.S. Supreme Court when it comes to marriage. On the last day for filing, a handful of representatives filed House Bill 780, the Uphold Historical Marriage Act. It states that same-sex “marriages” are invalid in the Tar Heel State and asserts the U.S. Supreme […]

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TN Will Not Enforce Abortion Regulations

on April 16, 2017, 5:44 AM / in State News

Because the U.S. Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional abortion regulations similar to those enacted by Tennessee’s Legislature, the state’s attorney general, Herbert Slatery, announced this week that the state would not enforce its laws. The one law, enacted in 2012, required doctors performing abortions in Tennessee to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital. The other law, enacted in […]

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