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These days, religious art has become its own sleeping giant. The much-heralded Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery will linger at the Dallas Museum of Art through April 2020. The Museum of Biblical Art on Park Lane in Dallas is showing exhibitions by Barbara Hines and James Surls, whose show noted ...
Lakeway Christian Schools held a meet and greet Tuesday night to showcase their upcoming new school, Lakeway Christian Academy, and to give the vision of the future for the ... The Christian school system broke ground last May on a new $50 million middle and high school off Interstate 81 at Exit 4.

In Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics, R. Marie Griffith attempts to "analyze both the reasons for and the effects of" American Christianity's ... As revealed in their biographies, however, sexual freedom's historical heroines and heroes were not anti-Christian.
Christians themselves might well learn from the ongoing relationships that have, against all odds, developed between our two countries. For Christian faith, enemies need not only to be loved, but to be lived with. If soldiers and politicians do choose to invoke Christianity this Anzac Day, it would be ...
Crystal Cheatham, a queer Christian activist, told HuffPost she “absolutely” identified with DeeDee's storyline. Cheatham is the creator of Our Bible, a Bible app for progressive Christians. The app provides users with devotionals highlighting interfaith inclusivity and LGBTQ acceptance, and hopes to help ...
But as Yasmine, a Syrian Christian who agreed to speak to me on condition of anonymity told me, many young Christians who protested against Assad ... In fact, by encouraging the myth of Assad as the only viable protector of Christianity in Syria, it's not difficult to imagine how these trips to Damascus might ...

While Pakistan claims to protect all religious minorities, it currently has a horrible track record for its treatment of Christians and other religious minorities. Violence against Christians in Pakistan just keeps escalating, and the government continues to look the other way. We recently told you about a Christian ...
A German state has ordered that Christian crosses should be placed on the entrance of all government buildings. Bavaria's conservative government has said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state's "cultural identity and Christian-western ...
Forget Fox News. Christian TV is becoming the go-to Trump fawning network. Why Romney has a good shot in the primary. And a look at the guy taking Romney on. Happy Tuesday. While President Donald Trump may be a huge fan of Fox News and its fawning, there's another reliable source of pro-Trump ...
From hating Christians to becoming one, the transformation took place slowly and outside a church pew when the church came to her. In Butterfield's newest book The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post Christian World, she articulates a gospel-minded ...
American Christians occupy a moral quandary. White evangelical support for Trump is the highest it's ever been, and they aren't the only Protestant tradition to put its weight behind the Trump presidency. As The Washington Post reported in February, 61 percent of Pentecostal preachers polled in 2016 said ...
More than 5,000 pastors from across the country have already signed on to an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) campaign defending the exemption. The legal team expects several Christian groups, including ADF, to file supporting documentation—amicus briefs—this week, the next step before the case ...
The major theme running through Griffith's history of the culture wars is that Christianity is not, despite much commentary to the contrary, the eternal ally ... As Griffith painstakingly shows, however, Hargis and his allies in the Christian Crusade, the nation's foremost anti-sex-education group, were battling a ...
Unlike Americans of European descent, most black Americans trace their ancestry to areas of Africa that, centuries ago, were not primarily part of the Christian world. Yet, today, a larger share of African Americans than whites say they are Christian. And, of all major U.S. racial and ethnic groups, blacks are ...
Christian school with focus on diversity sets fall opening ... Desiring a faith-based education for their children without the budget to afford private schools has led two women to start Royal Legacy Christian Academy. ... The idea of Royal Legacy Christian Academy grew out of Martin and Helmer's friendship.
Mr Harawira says it's as if Kiwis have never noticed "how deeply Christian [a] lot of" Pacific Islanders are. ... "I'm talking about the old school Christianity that the missionaries brought into the Pacific 200 years ago. ... "Christians are not God's moral police, because Christianity is not about living a moral life.
FAIRFIELD — Greenfield Hill Congregational Church, 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield, will host the talk “Russian Christianity and the Revolution of 1917” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the church sanctuary. The talk is free and will be given by David McFadden, a professor of history and director of ...

ROME - On Saturday, Pope Francis said that Christians are called to a mission of leading others to an encounter with Jesus Christ, in order that every ... Quoting from 1 Thessalonians 4:13, Francis said: “For a Christian it is not possible to think of his mission on earth without understanding it as a path of ...
Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) attacked and oppressed Christians after the militant group captured swathes of territory in the Middle East to ... The recent attacks and a campaign of threatening letters have prompted many of Quetta's 50,000-strong Christian population to consider fleeing to the port of ...
Christianity Today talked with six women who have made allegations against Hybels and reviewed emails and documents about the allegations. CT also spoke ... Girkins said no other Christian leader she has worked with has asked her to meet one-on-one in a secluded place or private setting. Their last ...
Hudnut-Beumler answers these questions and more in a book that's part pilgrimage, part history lesson, and part celebration of the many versions of Christianity in the South. He writes with grace about almost everyone he meets. At one point, he visits a table at a homeschooling convention that features tips ...
A Middle East without Christianity is not really a Middle East we could recognise. “Christians in many parts of the world are facing unprecedented challenges and threats, in the intolerance in the Middle East and some parts of Asia. And it is quite difficult in the political correctness of the West to be a Christian ...
A Salisbury Township woman is hoping to build a Christian elementary/middle school near Union Terrace Elementary School in Allentown on land once eyed by developer Abe Atiyeh for apartments. The school, to be called Excelsior Christian Academy, would be constructed on 7 acres at 1940 Fairview St.
Fueled by a force apparently stronger than corporate greed, evangelical Christians have, in many cases, refused to abandon their support for Donald Trump ... and the obvious risk of damage which the president may do to their brand of Christianity does not deter them from embracing and supporting him.
Granted, Bieber's actions as a celebrity do not always align with the image of a perfect Christian—but show me a pastor who does. Show me a 20-something evangelical who is perfect. Instead of doubting Bieber, or judging him as a Jesus Calling, megachurch-attending Christian, should we not see that ...
ELKTON — The rain let up Monday morning long enough for dozens of students at Tri-State Christian Academy, along with their parents, to gather around their flagpole and pray. It was not part of the national See You At The Pole movement held every year in September but rather a time for the students to ...
He noted that Christians in Iraq and Syria are members of some of the oldest Christian communities in the world; but the number of Christians in Iraq alone has fallen from 1.5 million before 2003 to only 200,000 today. In Syria, the number of Christians has declined by 70 percent, according to the Knights of ...
Shrimpton believes they were “a pivotal text for Haecker's thesis about Christianity in the Third Reich and the apostasy of the German people.” He points to the fact that on 10 July 1942 Haecker read to a group of students from his theology of history, The Christian and History; “This examines the role of ...
But to some conservative Christians, the devices' makers are trying to push an anti-Christian agenda. “It's kinda scary, it's almost like Google has taken Jesus and God out of smart audio,” Sams told FOX 17 Nashville. He and another woman quoted by the news station likened it to removing prayer from ...
Christians know, however, that governments exist most fundamentally to do justice (Gen. 9:5–6; 1 Kings 3:28; Prov. 29:4; Rom. 13:1–7). Which means justice, not freedom, should be a Christian's preeminent political value. Freedom is a secondary political good and should always be constrained by justice.
The We Are Messengers band will be performing in McCook Sunday on its Hope is the Message Tour, along with two other Christian bands. The McCook Fellowship of Christian Athletes has partnered with the McCook Chamber of Commerce to bring the concert to town. “This is more about just making an ...
It is the institutionalization of a Christian norm or standard, which establishes and perpetuates the notion that all people are or should be Christian thereby privileging Christians and Christianity, and excluding the needs, concerns, ethnic/religious cultural practices, and life experiences of people who are not ...
Sunbury Christian Academy invites you to their performance of the musical "Annie". It will be held April 26th to the 29th, 2018. Visit sunburychristianacademy.org for tickets and more information. Filed in: Good Things Are Happening. Topics: Annie, dinner theater, good morning pa, sunbury christian ...
Vatican City — The Gospel requires Christians to "denounce personal and social sins committed against God and neighbor in the name of the god money and of power for its own sake," Pope Francis wrote. Finance and the economy effect every person and every society, playing a large part in "determining ...
His retraction drew criticism toward Tyndale for publishing the book, which it said had been vetted for biblical principles at the time, and led many Christians to challenge the subgenre of books about visiting heaven, including Heaven Is for Real and 90 Minutes in Heaven. As a result, LifeWay Christian ...
On one side of the conflict was Liberty University, the evangelical Christian college founded by Moral Majority leader Jerry Falwell (who died in 2007) and now .... The Red Letter Christians aren't alone among evangelicals uncomfortable with the way GOP politics and Christianity have become intertwined.
It's an attempt to fundamentally change the way Christians interact with politics, encouraging them to let biblical values, rather than party politics, lead their involvement in the national conversation. While his goals are ambitious, Giboney understands this will take time. That's why he's settling in, ...
And when that gets covered in the media, it gets covered in ways that give the impression that Christianity is anti-abortion. That's one of the reasons I wrote this book, is to try to lift up a counter-narrative, because there's a very strong counter-narrative, and there are many Christians who are pro-choice.
Hollywood is really good at making movies with troubling, sad and complicated endings. Often, we watch a character grow into a person who is worse for wear than who we were first introduced to. It's the core nature of drama. There must be conflict, and conflict always dishes out consequence.
CHRISTIANS from Gaza are facing a ban from Jerusalem over Easter, with one worshipper pleading with officials: “We have to have access to the Holy Land, free access to our holy .... Iraq in particular has seen Christianity plummet after Islamic State fighters destroyed Christian communities and churches.
I have new life, but I live a corrupt life.' These fake Christians will have a terrible end," he said. "A Christian, I repeat, is a sinner. We are all sinners; I am one," the pope said. "But we are certain that when we ask forgiveness, the Lord will forgive us. The corrupt person pretends to be an honorable person but, ...
Christianity has a decidedly complicated relationship with alcohol. On the one hand, wine flows freely throughout the Bible and plays an important role in Catholic ceremonies. On the other, some Christians preach total abstinence from alcohol, and the loudest among them succeeded (albeit briefly) in ...
While the Easter Bunny may have pagan roots, early Christianity used hares in its iconography as well. ... SALT LAKE CITY — When it comes to a lot of Christian holidays, it doesn't take much digging to uncover pretty obvious remnants of the pagan festivals they replaced still lingering in the ways we ...
Christian leaders said US President Donald Trump's decision in December to recognize Jerusalem - sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam - as Israel's capital could embolden Israeli authorities' restrictions to their holy sites. "[Israel] will close every single checkpoint, and this will be more strict than any ...
Emphasizing that Christians must grieve with and comfort victims of sexual abuse, he also emphasized that “we deny—in the strongest terms ... 2018, when Rachael Denhollander, a licensed attorney and advocate for victims of sexual abuse, was interviewed by Morgan Lee for Christianity Today.
IS IT possible to take a unified view of such a desultory phenomenon as the cult of Jesus Christ in the second century? Professor Kruger begins this ambitious project with a chapter on early Christian sociology, rebutting the ancient claim that the Church housed only the poor and the ignorant. The second ...
Just over three months ago, my family and I were wondering if we would get our first white Christmas after three years in Vermont. As I write this today, we have 18 inches of snow on the ground and my kids are amazed by the mountains of snow on the edges of the church parking lot. There is no doubt that ...
As secularism becomes the increasingly dominant religious posture in the West, Christians there are likely to find themselves more and more like those in Asia. Without societal or culture support for, encouragement in and even expectation of a Christian commitment, such commitment must either deepen or ...
There have, of course, been countless Christians through the centuries who have resisted this, but the institutionalisation of Christianity as a whole has done it a great disservice. The move over the past few decades into a post-Christendom world is one we should surely embrace if we want to see the faith ...
Open Doors' partners in North Korea estimate that a small number of these banished Christians are still alive, along with about 50,000 of their descendants, and that another 50,000 believers are held in detention centers, prisons, or political camps. “Christianity is regarded as a political crime and it is ...


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