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Trump Announces Rollback of Obama’s Cuba Policy

President Donald Trump said Friday he is “canceling” the Obama administration’s historic shift to a more open stance toward Cuba, taking particular aim at travel and transactions with Cuba’s military but leaving many policies in place. The most tangible change will be an end to a directive that allowed for individuals to plan their own …

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Bill Cosby Case Ends in Mistrial

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case ended in a mistrial on Saturday, with jurors reporting hopeless deadlock over charges that the comedian drugged and violated a woman in 2004. Montgomery County district attorney Kevin Steele immediately said prosecutors would seek to retry Cosby on the same charges. They will have 120 days to do so. After …

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How to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home

Every imperfect and normal family wants their kids to turn out right. So, we establish goals for character development and try to create an environment where our kids can mature. Church, school, sports teams, family relationships … each of these provides a context where our kids can learn to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Unfortunately, …

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Doesn’t the Bible Tell Christians to Put Homosexuals to Death

Podcast listener Luke writes in: “Dear Pastor John, I want to first thank you for the Ask Pastor John podcast and for your obedience and love for the Lord. One thing I have always struggled to communicate is the difference between the Old Testament Law and the fulfilled Law after Christ. I have many atheist …

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Philando Castile shooting: Officer Yanez Acquitted of Manslaughter, Dismissed From Police

Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez has been dismissed as a police officer after he was acquitted of manslaughter in the shooting death of black motorist Philando Castile. The city of St. Anthony said Friday afternoon that the public “will be best served” if Yanez no longer works for the city. The decision to dismiss Yanez …

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What Do You Pray for ISIS?

As followers of Jesus, we have chosen the side of good over evil. Nowhere is this clearer than in regions of the world where persecution is the costly price Christians pay for proclaiming the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ — places, for instance, where ISIS is ruthlessly executing our brothers and sisters in the …

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Do Children Go to Heaven When They Die?

Several years ago, I took a group of college students to the Amazon basin to share the love of Christ in some remote river communities. After a few days in one village, I left a small group of students there and continued upriver to another village. After I left, a young family in the community …

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Gender Inclusivity Isn’t Liberal. It’s Biblical.

Nothing gets a bunch of evangelicals going like debates over Bible translation. The latest chatter centers around one of the newest: the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). This translation came out in March as an update to the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), which Southern Baptist-affiliated LifeWay Christian Resources introduced about 15 years ago. A recent …

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Kim Davis’ Stand Was Not About Bigotry or Hate

Kim Davis is no “model Christian.” On that, I agree with Tara Tuttle, who organized a protest against Davis’ planned speech at a local National Day of Prayer rally, which was canceled after the National Guard refused to allow it to occur at the armory. I think Davis would also agree she’s no model Christian. …

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Letter to the Editor: Kim Davis should have stepped aside

A letter to the editor was submitted to the Kentucky Standard recently in regards to the controversy involving Kim Davis, a clerk of court seen as a hero by many Christians for being jailed because she refused to grant marriage licenses to homosexual couples in 2015. The writer of the letter self identifies as Episcopalian …

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Cardinal: Muslims and Christians Do Not Worship the Same God

An American Catholic Cardinal has finally lent voice to an obvious truth that has eluded our virulently-politically correct society: Christianity and Islam do not worship the same God. “I hear people saying to me, well, we’re all worshipping the same God, we all believe in love,” Cardinal Leo Raymond Burke, an archbishop who once served …

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LGBT group objects to Lance Berkman speaking at Cardinals ‘Christian Day’

The St. Louis Cardinals’ decision to have Lance Berkman speak at its upcoming “Christian Day” has drawn ire from one local LGBT group. Pride Center of St. Louis said it was “disappointed” the team would allow Berkman to speak at the event due to his “divisive and demeaning” views. The Pride Center released the following …

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