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I’m a Rare Breed: An Elite Chess Player Who’s Open About His Faith
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Why I follow Jesus publicly, even when people warn that my career will suffer. On the small planet where elite chess players dwell, very few people worship Jesus Christ. If anyone discovers that you’re one of those “superstitious,” “narrow-minded idiots,” you’re likely to see nasty comments accumulate on your Facebook fan page. On a regular […]

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700 Club Interactive – August 14, 2017
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A homeless drug addict gave his life to Jesus when he was 52-years-old. Now, he’s ministering to others homeless in Las Vegas.

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Defending the Accuracy of Scripture, One Coincidence at a Time
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How the Bible’s little details can pack a big apologetic punch. Asked whether it is rational to believe that Jesus rose from the dead, many of us instinctively turn to what is known, in apologetics, as a minimal facts approach. We’ll note that virtually all scholars of any persuasion will agree with certain basic facts […]

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The Use of Nuclear Weapons Is Inherently Evil
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No earthly leader gets the ‘authority to do whatever.’ Much of the world has responded with “fire and fury” to President Donald Trump’s message to North Korea that continued threats will “be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen”—an unmistakable allusion to using nuclear weapons. Given the gravity of this remark, […]

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Interview: The 'Prophets' and 'Apostles' Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion
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A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism. A quiet revolution is taking place in America religion, say Brad Christerson and Richard Flory, authors of The Rise of Network Christianity: How Independent Leaders Are Changing the Religious Landscape. Largely behind the scenes, a group of mostly self-proclaimed “apostles,” leading […]

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Missions Sunday: The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims (Part Two)
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A biblical view of hospitality can offer a corrective to the current view of refugees. Read The Missing Key to the Refugee Crisis: Christian Hospitality towards Muslims, Part One (The Calling of Levi: Jesus Invites the Marginalized; Levi’s Feast: The Challenge of Hospitality to the Marginalized; Jesus Reveals His Motive; Jesus and the Samaritans: Enemies […]

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How We Lead in Times of Cultural Shift
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In many ways, we have lost our home field advantage. It’s pretty obvious the English-speaking Western world is rapidly changing in regards to faith. The culture is moving in secular and pluralist directions, and away from a more Judeo-Christian influence. As a result, Christians need to re-learn how to lead effectively in our new post-Christian […]

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Generosity Gap: Christians and Pastors Tithe and Tip for Different Reasons
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Survey identifies the main motivations for giving money. The most common reason Christians feel called to give generously is to reflect God’s character to others—a motivation that impacts everything from tithing to tipping. Evangelical leaders, on average, say they tip a solid 20 percent, according to a survey released earlier this summer by the National […]

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Trump Picks Sam Brownback as Religious Freedom Ambassador
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President makes his nomination much faster than President Obama. Today the White House announced that Sam Brownback will be President Donald Trump’s nominee for America’s next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. “Religious freedom is the first freedom. The choice of what you do with your own soul,” the current Republican governor of Kansas tweeted. “I […]

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700 Club Interactive – July 24, 2017
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Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the new book” Age-Proof” will discuss the link between health and wealth; how someone can add years to their life while adding dollars to their bank account.

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Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
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An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation. Paradoxically, we live in an age of both unprecedented information access and widespread religious illiteracy. Never has there been more material available on the rational and historical grounds for Christian faith, yet our Western culture is becoming ever more secularized. Increasing numbers of […]

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700 Club Interactive – July 17, 2017
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A man tries to end his life by jumping from a 3-story window; while recovering in his hospital bed, he finds hope.

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Interview: Between Two Cultures: How Latina Christians Approach Leadership
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Yvette Santana pilots a new project to coalesce Hispanic women. With nearly 58 million Hispanics residing stateside and one in every four children born in the United States being Hispanic, the US Census Bureau identifies the Hispanic population as one of the nation's fastest growing groups. Given that 60 percent of Hispanic evangelicals are women, […]

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Jehovah's Witnesses Remain Banned as Russia Rejects Appeal
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And most Russians are okay with it. The last-ditch efforts by Jehovah’s Witnesses to appeal Russia’s ban against their faith have failed in the country’s Supreme Court. With all three judges siding on Monday with Russia’s Ministry of Justice, the April 20 ruling to liquidate the Witnesses’ centers and criminalize their worship stands—despite desperate pleas […]

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700 Club Interactive – July 10, 2017
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Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the new book” Age-Proof” will discuss the link between health and wealth; how someone can add years to their life while adding dollars to their bank account.

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Wait Upon the Drop
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Why churches are turning to club music to elevate praise. The house lights are dark as bright beams of electric blue scan the crowd. White strobes pulsate to the uhn tiss uhn tiss beat. A pre-chorus of snare-drum 16th notes gradually builds into a turbo-spooled climax of drum machine rapid fire. Everything is wound in […]

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700 Club Interactive – July 13, 2017
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Louie Giglio discusses how to overcome the threatening giants in life and pursuing God to live life fully and freely.

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Race and Ethnicity
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The local church is unrivaled in its potential to bring about meaningful transformation. In my previous post, I offered some reflections on the racist incidences at Fenway Park. In this follow-up post, I will attempt to explain why I believe the local church is an ideal context in which to pursue racial reconciliation. I write […]

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How to Find Hope in the Humanless Economy
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Robots could take half of our jobs in the next decade. Here’s why Christians have nothing to fear. The goal was to save money,” Ken Dean said. A senior IT manager near Sacramento, California, Dean oversaw Sprint’s mailroom operations in the early 2000s. Inside the data center, one of three in the United States, hundreds […]

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Finally, Jackie Robinson’s Faith Is Getting the Attention It Deserves
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Two books shine a long-overdue spotlight on the Christian convictions of the man who broke baseball’s color barrier. There is a God-shaped hole in the heart of 42, the 2013 film that depicts the inspiring story of Jackie Robinson. Observers noticed it at the time, pointing out that the film mostly ignored the role that […]

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Why Christian Scholars Loved Peter Berger
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His sympathetic treatment of faith made him a rock star among Christ-following academics. In 1966, a Viennese-born sociologist, not quite 40 years old, produced a scholarly work that changed the world. Or more precisely, it changed the way we see and shape the world. The Social Construction of Reality, named one of the top five […]

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700 Club Interactive – June 28, 2017
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Author and blogger Shauna Shanks discusses how God restored her marriage after her husband’s devastating affair.

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Supreme Court to Decide If Christian Businesses Must Serve Gay Weddings
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Colorado baker faces fines for refusing cakes for same-sex couples. As same-sex marriage became legal in more and more states and then across the country, evangelicals and others with religious objections have worried about their obligations to accommodate gay and lesbian couples. After several state-level disputes involving florists, photographers, and bakers, America’s highest court will […]

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700 Club Interactive – June 21, 2017
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A man’s dream comes true, making it big in the music business. However, he found life at the top empty.

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