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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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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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Interview: Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
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The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace. Sanya Richards-Ross won Olympic Gold medals in 2004, 2008, and 2012 and was considered the best 400-meter female runner for over a decade. Her latest book, Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life (Zondervan), explores her spiritual journey […]

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The Vacuum Christian Indifference Creates
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The crisis we face when the church is silent on social justice. In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis warns that the enemy sends errors in pairs: "He relies on our dislike of one to send us into the opposite." We’re all prone to address an evil that offends or victimizes us by embracing its flawed […]

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700 Club Interactive – June 20, 2017
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Emily Thomes called herself a Christian but lead a life of homosexuality, drug use, and rebellion. Curious, she googled Bible verses and discovered some that changed her life.

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Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly
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In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage. The first time I wrote for this blog, I shared that many Americans are actually open to hearing about the Christian faith. Research shows that previously unchurched people are looking for a welcoming, including environment that makes them feel like church members […]

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