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The Political Classification of the American Evangelical

The Center for Religious and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California (USC) was published that looked to classify American Evangelicals politically into a number of smaller groups based upon unifying factors of how they interpret (and act upon) civic life. The entire study can be found at this link. The published criteria …

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Christian Singer Lauren Daigle’s Response about Homosexuality Resembles Something Jesus Did

Lauren Daigle is a young Christian artist who has made a splash in recent weeks with the widely celebrated release of her most recent album (debuting at the top of the charts) and becoming a crossover sensation as she sings and performs on Christian and mainstream platforms alike, influencing both Christians and non-Christians with her …

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The World Isn’t Looking For a Bigger Church, They Want A Better Church

Pastors want bigger churches. Church members? Not so much. Sure, a lot of people go to big churches. That’s what makes them big, after all. And the majority of them are strong, healthy churches doing great ministry. But if you ask the average member why they attend, “because it’s big” won’t even crack the top …

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What Pride Does to Relationships

Article written by Dr. David B. Hawkins // Originally posted on Crosswalk.org. The quiet, healthy pride that comes from sincere and true accomplishment and a job well done can be a healthy thing. We have all performed well at a task and deserve to take a moment to appreciate what we have done and the …

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Dealing with Failure

Let me ask you two questions: What do you do and where do you go when you fail?   Failure isn’t something we like to talk about too much. At times, it almost seems taboo to talk about it, and it’s completely understandable. No one likes to fail. I mean, it’s negative, depressing, discouraging, and …

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The Lessons of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case–for Both Sides

Let’s start with with the lesson for culture warriors on the left: Religious objections to state policies have to be handled without prejudice. Seven of the Supreme Court’s nine justices, liberals and conservatives, agreed that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission acted prejudicially in handling the complaint of a gay couple who were refused a wedding cake by …

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Making Abortion Unthinkable: Even More Important than Making It Illegal

Ever since Roe v. Wade, and especially in recent years, pro-lifers are making dramatic legislative gains in restricting abortion. Thank God for that. But we should never lose sight of the fact that the ultimate goal is to change hearts and minds, not just laws. Why this distinction matters was illustrated in a recent op-ed in …

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Is Taking God out of Schools Leading to Increase in School Shootings?

About twenty years ago, I produced a story for D. James Kennedy Ministries on the subject of a school prayer case in Santa Fe, Texas. On the one hand, many parents and ministers were eager to promote godly influence in the school district. On the other hand, the judge ruled against such influence and did …

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Can a Christian Buy a Lottery Ticket?

Dear Roger, Is it a sin for a Christian to purchase a lottery ticket? Sincerely, T, Dear T, Once upon a time I played the lottery—just once, just one ticket. Our family was playing Yahtzee, which is a lot like poker, only you play with dice instead of with cards. The goal is to roll …

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10 Things Real Christian Women Shouldn’t Do

  “In some countries, the term Christian is synonymous with American and carries with it negative connotations – it says more about one’s political beliefs and excesses than personal values,” Dana told me. “The term Christ-follower describes a Person and a lifestyle.” Upon hearing that, I was convicted through the years to make sure that …

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9 Things Christians Should Know about Profanity

What differentiates one word from another – making one word a profane word while another is considered normative? Why is one “four letter word” different from another one? It’s not always based on the precise definition of a word. Instead, it’s based on how that word has been used in the culture. 1. Profanity abuses …

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4 Christian Principles for Making New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions are strategic reminders for our repentant hearts. As Christians, they should be set in place to progress of the will of God in our lives. Before compiling a new list of goals, celebrate each step of progress that was made in the last year. Pay homage to the work God has done in our …

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