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A Prayer and Confession of the Church in America During These Days
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A prayer of Daniel as a model of repentance. As I write this, I am reflecting on what took place two weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. My heart breaks over the division, hatred, and strife that we face in this country over the issue of race. I freely confess that I’m no expert or wise […]

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God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers
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A new school year brings more challenges and opportunities for Christians in education. The sight of the school supplies section is enough to cue a combination of excitement and anxiety for kids, parents, and teachers counting down to the first day of school. In addition to the practical preparation for another school year, we find […]

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700 Club Interactive – August 29, 2017
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A 9-year-old’s body is burned 100% and yet he overcomes life’s challenges by faith.

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Thoughts on Discipleship from a Marine Conservationist
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Why changing hearts is hard and how Christ overcomes that. When I left university, I was a budding conservationist armed with good intentions, theoretical head knowledge, and an enthusiasm to change the world. I then entered a real world where human hearts were not so easy to sway. After firsthand experience in a variety of […]

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3 ABNY Social Realities Shaping North American Missions
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The New Testament Church was birthed in the messiness of a religiously pluralistic society. “Already but not yet” (ABNY) is a phrase which arises out of a system of Christian thought called kingdom theology. It captures the notion that God’s kingdom was inaugurated in Jesus’ death and resurrection and that this kingdom is already here […]

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Black and White Christian Leaders Lament Charlottesville
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Conference call tries to turn ‘pain and anger’ into ‘resolve and commitment.’ They’re angry and sad and scared. About a dozen Christian leaders shared their reactions to Charlottesville on a Friday conference call organized by Civilitas Group president Doug Birdsall. “We want to hear of the pain and anger from African American leaders, and we […]

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No, Christians Don’t See the Eclipse as a Sign of an Immediate Apocalypse (Except for a Few Odd Ones)
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You will know when the end comes. Hello Christian leads with the headline, “Greg Laurie Explains the Prophetic Significance of the Solar Eclipse and North Korea.” Well, you can tell from the title of my article that I think seeing the eclipse as a sign is silly and unhelpful to the reputation of Christians. So, […]

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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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