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3 factors keeping youth in church through adulthood

They’re falling away from the Church in droves, but what actually keeps youth grounded in their faith and committed to regular church fellowship?<p>One …

Is God Training You Like He Did Elijah?

<i>Now Elijah, who was from Tishbe in Gilead, told King Ahab, “As surely as the</i> <i>Lord</i><i>, the God of Israel, lives—the God I serve—there will be no dew or</i> …

Christian Bakers Detail the ‘Scary’ and ‘Almost Horrific’ Things the Gov’t Has Done Since They Refused to Make a Lesbian Wedding Cake

The ongoing saga surrounding Aaron and Melissa Klein, the Christian owners of the confectionery shop Sweet Cakes by Melissa who gained national attention after they refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple in 2013, continues, as an Oregon judge has recommended that they pay the women …

Why Atheists Change Their Mind: 8 Common Factors

Conversions from atheism are often gradual and complex, no doubt. But today our newest blog contributor, Canadian apologist Matt Nelson, shares eight …

He Was Asked Whether Atheists Are Qualified to Be President. His Response Is Sparking Controversy.

Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest and cultural commentator, is taking heat from some who interpreted his recent on-air statements about politics and faith as definitively saying that atheists aren’t viable presidential candidates due to their lack of belief in a higher power.<p>Debate over …

The Hard Truths Prepare Kids for Suffering

As a youth pastor and Christian parent, one consideration tends to dominate my mindset: am I fostering sustainable faith in Christ in my students and …

Creationist Leader Decries Super Bowl Commercial That He Claims ‘Used Evolution’ to Sell Its Product: ‘You…Are Just an Evolved Animal’

As usual, Super Bowl commercials caught a fair bit of attention this year, though there was one spot in particular for Carnival Cruise Lines that sparked an evolution debate after catching the attention of creationist leader Ken Ham, founder of the Answers in Genesis ministry, who accused the …

Why we can trust in the Bible

The Great Isaiah Scroll, 1QIsaRecently there are articles that try to discredit Christianity by claiming the Bible is unreliable, that it changed …

‘Our God Wins’: Stephanopoulos Pressed Bobby Jindal on Whether It’s the President’s Job to ‘Lead a Spiritual Revival’ — and Here’s How He Responded

Just one day after headlining “The Response” prayer rally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday, Gov. Bobby Jindal appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” where he explained why he believes that U.S. presidents and leaders should “turn to God for guidance.”<p>During “The Response” event, which Jindal heralded …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …