Month: July 2017

The one thing guaranteed to end all marriages

This morning I woke up to a text I’ve known for months was coming… It read, “the divorce is done.” Despite the foreknowledge, the finality of those four simple words put an immediate lump in my throat and an ache in my stomach. Today my parents marriage of 44 years is officially over. The rings …

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THE TRUTH BEHIND HIP HOP: FRED HAMMOND JOINS FORCES WITH SNOOP DOGG!

In my video series The Truth Behind Hip Hop, I talked about Snoop Dogg selling his soul to the devil in his song “Murda was the case”. In this song, he described how the devil revived him after he was murdered so he could serve him with his music! Since then Snoop Dogg has released …

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Most White Evangelicals Don’t Believe Muslims Belong in America

As much of American society undergoes a secular shift, most Muslims and Christians continue to attend worship, adhere to tenets of their traditions, and proudly identify with their faiths. But despite this shared sense of religious devotion, as detailed in a new Pew Research Center report on what US Muslims believe and practice, survey data …

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16-year-old Facing Death for Sharing Gospel

A 16-year-old Pakistani Christian boy has been charged with blasphemy for talking with a colleague about his belief in Jesus, the second such incident in a month. Shahzad Masih, 16, a cleaner at a hospital in the city of Dinga (near the religiously conservative city of Gujrat), was arrested on July 13 after his colleague, …

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God Does Not Support Vaccines

Christians, we need to talk. If you are not a Christian, this post is not for you. I still love you. I still accept you. I don’t know what you believe and I’m not trying to convince you to believe otherwise. People who practice other religions…sorry, I am not well versed in the art of …

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Is Your Pastor Actually Born Again? Are You?

What does it mean to be “born again”? Do Christians truly understand this concept? According to research from the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI), many Americans call themselves “born again,” but fewer than 30 percent provided answers that would support that claim. And if so many think they are born again, why aren’t these …

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Why Speaking in Tongues is Controversial and Why You Should Still Do It

Watch this video and let us know what you think! Bible Verses about speaking in tongues: “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where …

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Have You Fallen Victim to These Seemingly Positive Idols?

As the result of a diving accident which left her a quadriplegic at age 17, my friend Joni Eareckson Tada has spent the last five decades in a wheelchair. Yet she wrote these amazing words about her tragedy: “My wheelchair was the key to seeing all this happen—especially since God’s power always shows up best …

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Compromised Churches: It’s Time to Remove People, Clean House

People are leading ministries and churches all while the Bible instructs us not to even eat with them. It’s time for a housecleaning. Facebook is a great, if unscientific, medium for discussions about culture and Scripture (and kittens, food, vacations and so forth). I’ve participated in many such discussions online, and I constantly find myself …

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Mark of the Beast? WI Company Installing Rice-Sized Microchips.

A Wisconsin technology company is offering its employees microchip implants that can be used to scan into the building and purchase food at work. Whether or not to get a chip is up to the employee to decide. Three Square Market, a company that provides technology for break-room or micro markets, has over 50 employees …

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Sign of the Times: Tennessee Judge: Gay Couples Have Equal Parental Rights

NASHVILLE – Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement was a …

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3 Big Problems With Running the Church Like a Business

The Bible uses many colorful words to describe the church. It’s a family, a body, a fellowship, a holy people, a flock, and more. But not a business. In my previous post, I wrote about Why It’s A Bad Idea To Run A Church Like A Business. In today’s post, I want to get more …

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