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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 ...
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 ... Fox News

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
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 ... Christian
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 ...
It's one of the things that made Christianity quite distinct in the ancient world. It had to do with the nature of the Christian religion. Christians from the very beginning believed that it was Jesus' death and resurrection that could make a person right with God and that if a person was not right with God, they ...
WWM has reported regularly on how Christians face different forms of discrimination and oppression in Pakistan—in daily life as well through the misuse of blasphemy laws. The Christian woman Aasiya Noreen, popularly known as Asia Bibi, is one of the best-known examples: she has been on death row ...
If Europeans were this dedicated to Christianity in the medieval era, naturally so too were the Copts of Egypt, who became Christian centuries earlier. What, then, made them convert to Islam in mass is the question before us? Is it true, to quote Georgetown University professor John Esposito, that Christians ...
Prayers were also offered for 42 Christians jailed for lynching two suspected terrorists in riots after the attacks. ... The family of Abhishek, an 8-year-old Christian child who died in front of Christ Church, offered Iftar (fast breaking) meals in Youhanabad, Pakistan's largest Christian settlement and home to 50 ...
Actor Jim Carrey shared a portrait on his Twitter account of an angry looking woman he called a so-called Christian and a liar that was quickly compared to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Carrey tweeted to his 17.8 million followers Saturday night the colorful painting of the ...
KILAUEA — After completing a rigorous three-year program, Kauai Christian Academy has finally gained accreditation. A team of educators from the American Association of Christian Schools visited the school in January. After reviewing the findings, the academy was awarded accredited status, making it ...
In response to a recent letter claiming the United States was founded on Christian values: I agree that many books have been written about this subject, but they were written by Christian leaders pushing their religion. Join our community! Stay with this story by gaining full access to The Today's ...
Memories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests. A team of scientists and medieval historians, led by the University of Cambridge, has used information contained within ...
India (MNN) — It has been nearly a decade since the 2008 campaign of violence against Christians in Kandhamal, India displaced 60,000 Indian Christians. Over 300 churches and places of worship were destroyed and 6,000 Christian families attacked. While this stands out as a horrific event in Christian ...
Some 20 miles south of Belfast, Northern Ireland, is the Ulster village of Downpatrick. It has 10,000 residents, two dozen pubs (I have had the pleasure of chugging a few pints in a number of them), and one massive, glorious church: Down Cathedral. Built on a holy hill once used by the druids, transformed ...
It is in Nigeria that the balance between Islam and Christianity in Africa will be decided, according to Philip Jenkins, a leading expert of Christianity. That is why ... First, extremist Muslims ransacked Christian towns and cleared them of Christian religious symbols, and then murdered 19 Christians . In just one ...
A small group of Christian protesters amassed outside of the Wilson School across Washington Road early Tuesday afternoon. The protest consisted of a few men holding signs that read “Jesus or Hellfire,” “Gamers are Murderers,” “Feminists are Whores,” and “Women Belong in the Kitchen.” The men ...
That balance was upset recently, leaders of the Holy Land's Christian churches say, when they received property tax bills totaling millions of dollars, applicable ... accusing the Israeli government of trying to spur the emigration of Holy Land Christians, who constitute about 2 percent of the Israeli population.
Christians in the Middle East, particularly those who have been forced from their homes by violence and persecution, need the support of the Catholic ... own human dignity, continues to reach us, breaking our hearts and inviting us to embrace them through Christian charity, a sure source of hope,” he wrote.
This combination photo shows TV personality Joy Behar at the "Lucky Guy" Opening Night in New York on April 1, 2013, left, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence aspeaking at U.S. Yokota Air Base, on the outskirts of Tokyo, on Feb. 8, 2018. Behar of “The View” is apologizing for comments she made for ...
A man named Jesus Christianity began shouting “It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Adam,” on a train to Cardiff, Wales, filled with people going to an August gay pride event, authorities say. Then the 34-year-old man said something more frightening. “When the passengers got off he said to one of them 'I'm ...
... had transformed Liverpool Crown Court into a sell-out theatre, with fellow comics Eric Sykes and Roy Hudd called as character witnesses. His first fiancee, Anita Boutin, died of a brain tumour in 1977 aged 45 after 24 years together. Stay up to date with the latest news stories from a Christian perspective.
But when that happens in a Christian celebrity culture built around reifying our own ideas, Christians are quick to abandon their celebrities by the wayside. ... Celebrity Christianity creates a culture wherein we mistake a person's public persona for their character and create protective cocoons around ...
Am I satisfied with the appetizer, or do I desire the banquet that is set before me? The Holy Father concluded his reflection by encouraging those present to maintain their desire, to not be content with where they are. “Go forward a little bit, take risks,” he said. “The true Christian takes risks, he goes out of his ...
“Most evangelical Christians like me exclaimed, 'Who are these people?'” wrote Mark Galli, the editor in chief of Christianity Today, in his essay. “'I know hardly anyone, let alone any evangelical Christian[s], who voted for Trump.'” In trying to understand Trump-supporting evangelicals, journalists and ...
A mulligan, as defined by Wikipedia, is a second chance to perform an action, usually after the first chance went wrong through bad luck or a blunder. Christian Evangelicals awarded Donald Trump a mulligan after news of Stormy Daniels came to light. These same “Christians” have been giving Trump ...
"In the past week, a fake Christian special interest group that is represented by a boy from Nashville has attacked our inmate faith reform program and also tried to put a bad light on our local churches by involving them in his article. Even doctored-up photos by putting an inmate's mug shot over the face of ...
ONTARIO — A Superior Court judge in Canada has ruled in favor of a Christian couple who lost their foster children, and were prevented from caring for other children, after refusing to lie by claiming that the Easter Bunny was delivering candy to their home. Derek and Frances Baars are Reformed ...
VATICAN CITY - On Sunday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian isn't easy, but means having faith and striving to live a moral life even when it's hard, ... Christians, he said, are called to listen to this announcement and to reject the temptation to be too sure of themselves, wanting to “do without God,” and ...
Titled “Rebuilding the Cradle of Christianity,” the initiative is the local version of a national Knights of Columbus effort to help Christians who fled to escape the ... A Catholic family working to repair their family home damaged by Islamic State militants poses in 2017 in the Christian town of Karamdes, Iraq.
Some recalled being pressured, either by staff or by their own Christian ideals, to undergo conversion therapy, a controversial and to some discredited form of counseling designed to alter a person's sexual orientation. Others said they felt the Christian school was shutting the door on Christians. Some of ...
Egypt Sentences 10 to Death for Plotting Attacks on Christians, Officials ... agency said the defendants are affiliated with the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group and are accused of aiming to assault security personnel and state institutions, target Egypt's Christian minority and disrupt public order.
The Northstar Christian offense and its star Miles Brown could be held down for only so long. The junior took over the game, scoring 25 of his 36 points in the second half, as the state's No. 2 ranked Class C team overcame a six-point halftime deficit for a 73-64 win over Tapestry Charter on Saturday in the ...


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