Faith

The Real Root of Sexual Sin

The most powerful weapon against sexual impurity is humility. Patterns of sinful thought and behavior are fruits of a deeper root. If we want to stop …

Two Algiers churches blend to make one unified 'family'

Two Algiers churches have recently combined to unite a community in faith, family, and friendship. Connect Church has united with Oak Park Baptist …

New Orleans

How to Have an Effective ‘Missionary Encounter’ with Culture

Early Christians before Constantine were highly persecuted for being too exclusive, narrow, and strange, and yet at the same time they were fast …

Evangelical Christianity

Renew Your Mind

There are many places in the Bible where God presents a stark contrast between two options, then urges the reader to make his choice. He gave his law …

Evangelical Christianity

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Des Moines

Parashat Bamidbar: Summary

<i>Commentary on Parashat Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1 - 4:20</i><p>God told Moses to, “Take a total count of the entire community of the sons of Israel according to …

Jewish Culture

Evening Standard runs ad for pray away the gay group

The Evening Standard has been criticised by online commenters for running an ad from a group that advocates 'pray away the gay' therapies.<p>On …

10 Surprising Realities of Mission in New England

Although I moved in early 2015 to the Midwest, I left a big piece of my heart back in New England, the least-churched region of the nation, which, …

Evangelical Christianity

Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena Prayers

<b>D</b>evotion to the Sacred Heart, as we know it, began about the year 1672. On repeated occasions, Jesus appeared to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, a …

Theology

Mainstream rap has grown more Christian. So why is Christian rap pushing mainstream?

Much has been written about mainstream rap’s religious revival. Popular hip-hop artists–most notably Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye–are …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pastor ‘calls God on his mobile’ during bizarre church service

A pastor, who claims to have a direct line to heaven, was filmed ‘calling God’ during an outlandish church service.<p>Paul Sanyangore was filmed …

Church History

The History of the Presbyterian Church<p>Emperor Constantine<p>The Christian church’s birth was at Pentecost, as described in the Book of Acts. At …

Religion

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• Home<br>• Blog<br>• A Beginner's Guide...<p>A Beginner's Guide to FastingLilli Jones - 24 May 2017<p>"I am not in control. God is."<p>“But when you fast, put oil on your …

Trump Reveals Contents of His Silent Prayer to God During Historic Visit to the Western Wall

President Donald Trump made history on Monday when he became the first sitting U.S. president to pray and leave a note at the Western Wall in …

Western Wall

Praying for the safe return of Pastor Raymond Koh

The Parish Ecumenical & Inter-religious Dialogue (PEIRD) of St Philip, Segamat organised a prayer session on March 20 for the safe homecoming of …

Religion

Not on your own steam

At one time I was feeling pretty discouraged. Things weren’t going well. I was so tired of fighting to remain standing. I will quote from the journal …

Revisiting Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling

Thomas J. Millay on Jeffrey Hanson’s <i>Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith</i>Jeffrey Hanson, <i>Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical,</i> …

Ascension: Hope and Commission

Grace to you and Happy Ascension Day! <br>Reflect on two unique moments when the Lord Jesus gave farewell words to his disciples. The first was on the …

Theology

Chief Rabbi composes prayer for Manchester victims

The Chief Rabbi has composed a prayer in memory of the victims of this week’s terrorist attack in Manchester, mourning for those who were murdered …

Jewish Culture

Churches unite in prayer for missing pastor

Malaysian Christians from different denominations gathered in a special prayer session to pray for Pastor Raymond Koh, abducted 50 days ago on March 4<p>…

Religion

The Madonna who consoled those condemned to death

Today's stop on our May tour brings us to the image where Our Lady saved an innocent man from the gallows.<p>We continue with our daily tour this month …

Rome

John 8:12-27

KJVKing James Version12Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but …

Theology

Persecution yesterday and today: the moment to be bold - CNA Columns: Bishops' Corner

According to a report issued by the Center for Studies on New Religions, there were 90,000 Christians killed for their faith in 2016. As Robert …

Christianity

Survey: On Most Moral Issues Americans Are More Permissive Than Ever

<b>The Story:</b> According to a new Gallup survey, a record number of Americans now consider behaviors that the Bible condemns to be “morally</b> …

Evangelical Christianity

Where Is God In Manchester?

The city of of Manchester is reeling. Broken. Bleeding. Hurting. Weeping. Grieving.<p>Asking why. Why us? Why our children? And amongst the brutality, death and devastation, where - if anywhere - is God?<p>At times like this, when everything we know is taken from us and when we have nowhere left to turn, …

5 Warnings to Those Who Merely Pretend To Be Godly

There is in each of us a dangerous temptation toward hypocrisy, to be one thing but to pretend to be another. There are many within the church who …

Hypocrisy

Why and How John Piper Does Biography

Historian John Coffey, in an insightful, critical analysis of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s use of history, noted:<p>Few pastors have displayed such a sustained …

John Piper

The Chesterton Option | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Illustration of G.K. Chesterton (Carl E. Olson)<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> The following post is an excerpt from the commencement address given by Dale Ahlquist …

Religion

Being the Outsider in Church

<i>Editor’s note: As an etiquette guide, this article is based on opinion. It’s goal is to create a standard.</i><p>With all the talk you hear these days about …

Religion

Navigating Rough Waters

Joe Stowell1 Chronicles 28:9–20Do not be afraid or discouraged, for theLordGod, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. 1 …

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