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Prerequisites for Cultural Transformation

March 24, 2017

The efforts of Christians in the late twentieth century could have been much more successful, whereas they turned out to be disastrous, because they focused on political action without the necessary cultural support.

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Clergywoman’s Patriotism

March 24, 2017

A Free Methodist Church clergywoman recounts here how she rediscovered her American patriotism from her immigrant friends.  A Congolese friend particularly persuaded her.  She had thought after his difficult time in substandard housing and…

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Princeton Seminary Reverses Course, Won’t Award Tim Keller

March 22, 2017

Prominent New York pastor and author Tim Keller will not be receiving an award from Princeton Theological Seminary after an outcry at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-affiliated institution.

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Liberal Clergy Rally against Health Care Change

March 22, 2017

Interfaith clergy representing politically liberal advocacy organizations rally on Capitol Hill decrying changes to Obamacare, declaring Republican-backed proposals not merely an inadequate policy prescription, but immoral and sinful.

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Northern Illinois UMC Pro-LGBTQ Ordination Policy Ruled “Out of Order”

March 22, 2017

In a significant setback for the disobedience movement, an LGBT-affirming ordination policy for Chicago-area United Methodists is cancelled.

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UCC Task Force Sees Politicized Future

March 20, 2017

A survey commissioned by a denominational task force identifies three issues the declining denomination will focus upon in the next decade: climate change, racial justice and income inequality.

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7 Elisabeth Elliot Quotes Elevating Obedience to God

March 20, 2017

In honor of Women’s History Month, we commemorate the legacy of Elisabeth Elliot by looking back at seven of her inspiring quotes on steadfast obedience to the Almighty.

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Opposing Tim Keller at Princeton Seminary

March 18, 2017

There is some opposition to New York pastor Tim Keller speaking at Princeton Seminary on April 6 because his denomination doesn’t ordain women or LGBTQ people.  He belongs to the Presbyterian Church in America,…

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Challenges in Advancing the Kingdom of God

March 17, 2017

In describing ways that Christians can be salt and light in the world, Keyes said that God’s calling is “not necessarily to win, but to be faithful to him each day.” Christians may leave this world for eternity not knowing the results of their efforts … “God is in this for the long haul.”

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5 Lessons We Can Learn from St. Patrick about Spiritual Warfare

March 17, 2017

When Patrick said yes to God, and went back to Ireland, he had no idea of what God had in store. Without Patrick there would not have been the concept of the Irish “saving civilization,” or Ireland being the land of poets, scholars, and saints.

Working as the sun set in Washington, DC, the U.S. House passed the genocide resolution.

ONE YEAR AGO: Hooray for the House! U.S. Representatives Pass ISIS Genocide Resolution 393 to 0!

March 15, 2017

ONE YEAR AGO! It’s official! The U.S. House of Representatives declares genocide by ISIS. Vote to approve H.Con.Res.75 passed unanimously on the evening of March 14, 2016.

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When Christian Celebrities Go Gay

March 14, 2017

As the Church navigates conversations around sexuality, these Christian celebrities’ wide influence could perpetuate misconceptions and confusion on the issue.