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What Zack Snyder's Justice League would have been like

From Digital Spy<p>There's no getting away from it – DC fans are disappointed with <i>Justice League,</i> enough to start a petition demanding to see Zack …

Comic Books

Colin Kaepernick vs. Tim Tebow: A tale of two Christians on their knees

<i>Editor's note: At a rally Friday in Huntsville, Ala., President Trump called on NFL owners to release players who took a knee during the national anthem like former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who intended to draw attention to police violence against African Americans. Here,</i> …

Colin Kaepernick

How Do We Use Your Easter Offering for Missionaries?

What’s your first reaction when your pastor announces another special offering? Hesitation? Giver’s fatigue? Skepticism?<p>We at the North American …

Southern Baptist

The Left Learns to Love Dubya

Liberals call Bush a hero now that there’s a new Republican Hitler in town.<p>George W. Bush gave Democrats a gift this week—which should be a reminder of the perils of demonizing political opponents. But don’t bank on the left accepting his gracious offering.<p>Promoting his new book about veterans on …

Matt Lauer

Pray4everyhome

Please Keep Your American Flags Off My Hijab

politics<p>Please Keep Your American Flags Off My Hijab<p>23 January 2017<p><i>Preface</i>: To be honest with you, I was having trouble putting this piece into words …

Religion

The Exact Moment Big Cities Got Too Expensive for Millennials

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Real Estate

Here are three reasons why Southern Baptists are on the decline

<i>This opinion piece is by Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins, professors of history at Baylor University and the authors of</i> <i>“Baptists in America: A History.”</i><p>As Southern Baptists gather Tuesday for their annual summer meeting, gloom hangs over the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Perhaps it is …

Christianity

When Baptist Is a Name But No Longer a Reality

This Sunday morning, I’ll stand in front of several dozen adults—all who are newer to Lancaster Baptist Church and most of which are new Christians …

Theology

Memo From Middle America: Southern Baptists–Worry Less About “Diversity” a.k.a. Bashing Whites, More About Saving Souls! | VDARE - premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform

The leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, are aghast at the supposed lack of diversity in their …

They Told Chris Pratt "Keep Jesus Off The Set", His Response Left Me Cheering

As if America needed another reason to love this talented husband and father, what I’m about to reveal could be the key to world peace.<p>He’s the man …

Movies

Why Are Women Leaving the Church?

For five years, we met every week for Bible study but rarely attended church.<p>From about 2002 to 2007, our small group formed a tight-knit group who …

Faith

Man Beautifully Restores Cars With Expandable Foam And Stencils

This fellow from Lithuania uses a combination of stencils, made of cardboard and expandable foam, to totally transform junkyard cars. He turns cars …

Classic Cars

Megachurch: Stay With Your Kiddie Porn-Watching Husband—or Face ‘Discipline’

When missionary Karen Hinkey found out her husband was attracted to children, she tried to separate from him. Her church elders told her to knock it …

Why Portland Desperately Needs More Urban Density

<i>Editor's note: In</i> Portland Monthly<i>'s April feature on the city's real estate boom, we reported on local architect Rick Potestio's "modest proposal"</i> …

Urban Design

Why People Aren't Connecting to Your Church - Brian Howard

Many churches fail at connecting people beyond Sunday worship services.<p>There are two primary reasons that churches struggle to get people connected …

Communicate

Bad Epistemology

April 29, 2014 by Guest Contributor<p>By Mark Goldblatt<p>“There is nothing new under the sun,” the author of Ecclesiastes assured us more than two …

Physics

Should Christians Confront Mormon Missionaries?

Yes, Jesus Would<p>L. L. (Don) Veinot Jr.<p>Holy confrontation has become a lost art, in part because we misinterpret 2 John 1:10–11: “If anyone comes to …

Starting a Dialogue with Hip-Hop

Daniel White Hodge is a producer with a Ph.D. In his twenties he had production credits on Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's first album, E 1999 Eternal, as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Is this critical element missing in your preaching?

<i>A mediocre person tells. A good person explains. A superior person demonstrates. A great person inspires others to see for themselves." - Harvey</i> …

Life with Mission VS Life of Mission - Caesar Kalinowski

Disjointed

10 Power Principles on Church Strategy

<b>#1 P</b><b>rograms don't attract people; people attract people (Aubrey Malphurs)</b><p><b>#2 Think steps not programs; strategy makes the next step simple, easy, and</b> …

Marketing

Eric Metaxas: My Top 5 Books for Nonbelievers

Eric Metaxas may be best known for his biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, but he's also devoted much of his work to making Christian faith winsome and …

Loneliness

Church Planting and the NBA: Lessons learned from the SA Spurs

Would you allow me to share another bit of insight from the San Antonio Spurs that has to do with church planting? Here in San Antonio, as you can …

5 Things That Give Pastors A Bad Name With Unchurched People

I’ve been a pastor since I was 30 years old, but even now, I still don’t really like telling people what I do.<p>I have a heart for unchurched people …

The Rise of the Dones: the 'Done With Church' Population

John is one of the Dones every though he’s every pastor’s dream member. He’s a life-long believer, well-studied in the Bible, gives generously and …

Faith

The One Thing Pastors Must Do From The Pulpit

Mark Miller posted a great blog on this subject: InspireAfter reading his blog, I was inspired to repost a blog I wrote a couple of years ago on the …