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What Arab Leaders Think of USAID Funding Persecuted Christians
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Middle East believers pray more American money won’t mean more problems. Ashty Bahro was one of the first to the scene in al-Qosh, traveling 25 miles over mountainous roads from his base in Iraqi Kurdistan to the town where 850 Iraqi Christian families had been newly displaced. Only weeks earlier, the families had relocated to […]

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Love Thy Neighbor: South Asia Christians Advocate for Rohingya Muslims
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Believers in Bangladesh and Pakistan aid fellow persecuted minority fleeing Myanmar (Burma). Christians in Bangladesh and Pakistan are rallying to support Rohingya Muslims, a fellow persecuted minority in South Asia. Since August, Rohingya refugees have fled targeted violence in Myanmar, the predominantly Buddhist country (formerly known as Burma) where they have long been denied citizenship […]

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Protestants: The Most ‘Catholic’ of Christians
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New confession by high-profile theologians gives post-Reformation unity a URL. The most obvious effect of the Reformation—which celebrates its 500th anniversary this year—is division. It is estimated that more than 33,000 different Christian denominations now exist throughout the world, and much of this is blamed on the Reformation. While not everyone thinks this is a […]

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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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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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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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If Atheists Sounded Like Christians
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If Atheists Sounded Like Christians Hemant Mehta (http://www.friendlyatheist.com, http://www.patreon.com/Hemant , https://www.facebook.com/friendlyatheist) http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2012/04/16/if-atheists-talked-like-christians/ Can you imagine what it would sound like if atheists started talking like Christians? I’m not an atheist. I’m just a follower of reason. Oh, hi, new neighbor. What library do you go to? I love believers. I just hate their beliefs. I […]

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US Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Iraqi Christians
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American veteran faces forced return to dangerous homeland that two-thirds of his fellow believers have fled. Nahidh Shaou could be deported any day now. As a Christian and a veteran of the US military, being forcibly returned to Iraq—a homeland he hasn’t seen since he was five years old—could prove to be a death sentence. […]

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“Super Christians” Are Overrated
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Somewhere along the line, many Christians have come to believe that it’s not their responsibility to tell others about Christ. I think there’s a misunderstanding out there that I’d like to confront. The rationale behind this varies. Some think that it’s their pastor’s job to preach the gospel, not theirs. Others believe that proclaiming the […]

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Dear Fellow Christians: It's Time to Speak Up for Refugees
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If we are pro-life, we are pro-refugee. bYesterday was a critical day for U.S. relations with the world. When Candidate Donald Trump promised to overhaul immigration policies, it seemed like a long shot for many of us. But we are now seeing it unfold before our eyes. As I wrote in an article in the […]

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November 8th Is Long Gone, So Where do Christians Find Themselves?
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God doesn’t love countries. He loves people. Many Evangelicals voted for Donald Trump on November 8th, and he is now our President-elect. Last October and November, I ran numerous articles about Trump and the other candidates. As I posted piece after piece, however, my heart continued to grow pained as I watched fellow Christians do […]

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Why Burkinis Should Matter To Christians Who Care About Religious Freedom
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We must speak into religious liberty issues that protect the rights of those who believe differently than we do. Yesterday I wrote an article for Religion News Service about women and burkinis. But, it was not really about women and burkinis. It was about secularism and its march. Before you go much further, click here […]

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Why Can’t Christians Understand the Word Atheist?
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An Exploration of the word “Atheist” Christians have been telling atheist what the atheist means for far too long. In this video, we expose the reasons why theologians misrepresent the word to their flock. For more videos like this one, please support me on patreon. https://patreon.com/user?u=2602662 To be fair… (in the words of The Infidel […]

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Why Can’t We Christians Laugh Anymore?
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At a time when evangelicals feel culturally embattled, it seems we’ve lost our ability to laugh. When 50 Shades of Grey took over the world last year, it spawned so much Christian outrage that I took to satire and wrote a piece called “A Modest Proposal: 50 Shades of Grey in Every Classroom.” In it, […]

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As UK Votes 'In' or 'Out' on EU, Christians Have Two Tasks
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Today, the United Kingdom decides on its European Union membership. Tomorrow, the most important role of Christians begins. Editor’s note: Last week, the EAUK’s Daniel Webster explored why Christians must show that disagreement without division is possible in both UK and US politics. Today, he explores the two roles that Christians must play during and […]

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Interview: Rabbi: Passover Is for Christians, Too
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Reform leader offers a Jewish perspective on New Testament tradition. One of the youngest head rabbis in Reform Judaism, Moffic leads Congregation Solel in Highland Park, Illinois. Of the three main branches of Judaism in the US—Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform—his takes the most progressive approach to a Torah-honoring lifestyle. Reform Jews are most open to […]

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“Equal Rights” for All But Christians
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The Tri-State Freethinkers atheist group in our area of Northern Kentucky-Greater Cincinnati, who say they are “advocates for equal rights,” continue to make it very obvious they don’t want equal rights for Christians.1 Both Christian and secular media outlets have reported on these atheists’ plans that the Tri-State Freethinkers describe this way: We have launched […]

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Died: Gary Smalley, Author Who Helped Christians Make Love Last Forever
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Speaker was one of Focus on the Family’s favorite experts on marriage and relationships. Gary Smalley, who wrote more than 60 books on relationships and worked closely with Focus on the Family, died on Sunday. He was 75. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce Dr Gary Smalley, at age 75, graduated to heaven […]

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Christians Can't Help Abiding in Christ
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If we are in Jesus, we will stay connected to him. When I began my senior year of college in the fall of 1975, I had been a believer for nearly two years and was being discipled through a campus parachurch ministry. One morning, I overslept. When I realized that I had missed my weekly […]

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Why Lent Is Good for Bad Christians
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The somber season leading up to Easter might feel like punishment. In fact, for people like me, it’s sheer grace. As managing editor of a national Christian magazine, I’m certain I am not supposed to say this out loud. But since it is Ash Wednesday—a day when millions of believers the world over will confess […]

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News: What Arab Christians Think of Wheaton-Hawkins 'Same God' Debate
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Controversy echoes what Mideast Christians have wrestled with for centuries. Larycia Hawkins has a fan in Egypt. Theresa, the nine-months-pregnant wife of a Coptic Orthodox juice stand owner, could not hide her admiration when told how a Christian professor had donned a hijab in solidarity with Muslims facing prejudice in America. “It is a beautiful […]

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Creative Minority Report: Whoopi and Joy: Christians Are …
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But there's one little problem. Hitler and McVeigh weren't actually Christians. The Federalist reports: Behar provided no evidence to support her assertion, which is somewhat understandable since McVeigh wasn't a Christian.

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Three Ways Christians Can Be Like Jesus Amidst a More …
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While America's “nones” keep losing their faith, a significant study finds that religious Americans are staying stable—and by some measures, even growing—in theirs. Religion News Service: Pew study: More Americans reject …

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Did Luke grossly exaggerate the number of Christians in …
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He claims that there is no evidence of this massive population growth and says that the real number is probably around 1,000 by the year 40. His viewpoint suggests that Luke exploded the numbers to make things look like … By the second century, there were areas of northern Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and Palestine where […]

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