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Irrefutable: Israel’s Case for Legitimacy

August 29, 2014

Amidst all struggles, Israel reborn as a modern, thriving Jewish state “is undeniably a miracle of God…”

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New Book Shows How Christianity Does not Condone the LGBT Agenda

August 18, 2014

Traditionally respected gender and sexuality standards bring charges today of “false Christians” who “hate thy neighbor.”

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Film Warns of Secularism’s Religious Repression

August 16, 2014

“There is a window of opportunity to fight” for American religious freedom, scholar Eric Metaxas warns in the upcoming documentary One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty.

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Tradition: We are Not So Alone

July 18, 2014

Tradition is not a separate entity from your own personal Experience. Tradition is not a dead static heirloom which you may or may not perpetuate…

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Choppy Waters Ahead: A Discussion with a UMC Bishop

July 16, 2014

Increasing pressure to address the issues of same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBT persons have set a rather precarious stage…

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The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

July 10, 2014

Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.

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Your Faith is Now Intrinsically Offensive. Are You Ready for the Fallout?

May 25, 2014

Picture a world in which Christianity has all but vanished with little hope of resurgence, a world where the marginalization of Christians has morphed into persecution and genocide…

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The Discipline of Matrimony in the Orthodox Church

May 15, 2014

Unlike Western churches, there is no sense of marriage as a contractual agreement between the couple. If there is a contractual element, it is in the Betrothal, and not seen as sacramental.

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Bishop Timothy Whitaker: The Gospels and Eyewitness Testimony

April 29, 2014

Retired Bishop Timothy Whitaker recommends a helpful resource for defending the reliability of the four biblical gospels against secular and theologically liberal challenges.

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Chinese Christians Rattle Government

April 18, 2014

For some Chinese Communist Party officials, seeing crosses atop churches from a highway are an intolerable symbol of who owns the future. Christianity is transforming the country…

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Muslims of the Americas’ Anti-Semitic Interfaith Campaign

April 9, 2014

The group’s website and video are full of anti-Semitism. Either their interfaith partners failed to visit its website or ignored it.

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Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today – Part 2 of 9: Biblical Groundedness

December 11, 2013

Practical, systematic strategies for how United Methodist congregations can combat the famine of biblical illiteracy plaguing the United Methodist Church. Part 2 of 9 from UM Action Director John Lomperis’s recent “Rebuilding and Defending United Methodism Today” speech.