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The heresy of worshiptainment

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members “want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was “scarcely possible in most …

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Doctor’s arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

Zehra Patwa learned only a few years ago that during a family trip to India at age 7, she was circumcised, which is common for girls in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Patwa, 46, doesn’t remember undergoing the procedure, which is also called female genital mutilation or cutting and which has been …

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DNC Chair to Pro-Life Democrats: Get Out of Our Party

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez had a strong message for the roughly 25% of pro-life democrats in the party: everyone must support abortion; this is ‘not-negotiable’. Perez found himself in hot-water earlier in the week when he threw his support behind a Democratic candidate with a ‘pro-life’ voting record. Liberal groups, such as NARAL …

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13 Reasons Why NOT

I’m sure you’ve heard of the hit series Thirteen Reasons Why that recently made its debut on Netflix. If you haven’t, it was based off a novel and has caused an uproar on social media and spiked many tough conversations. It’s the story of a high school student, Hannah Baker, who takes her own life …

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Pastor Mentored by T.D. Jakes Resigns, Separates From Wife

A pastor formally mentored by Bishop T.D. Jakes has officially resigned, according to a statement released by The Potter’s House of Denver on Facebook. Pastor Chris Hill was accused of having an extramarital affair with a married church employee who is also his goddaughter. The church announced that Hill submitted a letter of resignation which …

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To the Young Mom with the Busy Toddler at Church

I see you: you’re tired, and sweet little Sally has pulled every personal item out of your purse and now your lip balm has rolled under the seat behind you. Little Sally also giggled (several times, very loudly) at the quietest point of the sermon. During the second song she tried to dart out of …

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What This Pastor Told a Homosexual Man Who Wanted to Leave His Church

The perfect Sunday had arrived and I was prepared to present my plan of action to my pastor—the plan to dump God and the church. After all, I was living a double life and the conviction of walking on the platform once more to lead worship was irritating. I was finally ready to be liberated …

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A 6-year-old child brainwashed by the Islamic State terror group has been shown in a video helping behead prisoners in Syria and preaching about who’s going to Hell. The boy, wearing a black headscarf and camouflaged army gear, appears in a video reported by MailOnline on Tuesday and released on IS’ social media accounts, holding …

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Woman Taken Captive by Boko Haram Has Positive View of Pregnancy

A 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped by the Islamic radical group Boko Haram in Nigeria and forced to marry one of its fighters has said that she now finds her pregnancy to be a “gift from God.” “I was taken from my home when my town of Bama was set on fire by Boko Haram. …

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Facebook Live Killer Dead

Steve Stephens, the so-called “Facebook killer” who sparked a multi-state manhunt after he brazenly gunned down a Cleveland man at random, killed himself Tuesday morning in Erie County as cops closed in, Pennsylvania State Police said on Facebook. Stephens was spotted by members of the state police who attempted a traffic stop and “after a …

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Christianity’s Survival in Its Birthplace Looks Grim

Prospects of Christianity surviving in its birthplace, the Middle East, appear as grim this Holy Week as they have at any time in the last two millennia. Persecution of the world’s largest religion has intensified throughout the 20th century and that trajectory has only intensified in recent years, especially in Muslim-dominated countries. Jihadists appear to …

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Why do Christians keep inviting you to church?

Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?” You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you’ve already received a mailer or two about a local church service. Maybe you’ve wondered why Christians like me won’t just leave …

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