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iOS 8 Release Date, Time: How to Download and Install Apple iOS 8 Today

The Christian Post - 3 hours 32 min ago
iPhone fans are already preparing to line up outside Apple stores as the newest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are set to hit the shelves on Friday. But that isn't the only thing to be excited about, as Apple is also preparing to release its latest mobile operating system on Wednesday – the iOS 8. Here's what you need to know about it.
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This Worm Gives God the Glory

Today's Creation Moment - 6 hours 31 min ago

When scientists completed the first genetic map of an animal, they found that the results have the signature of our Creator all over them. This animal is the nematode, a very small worm. Even though it has only about 1,000 cells, it is very much like more complex animals. It has a nervous system, a brain, and it reproduces sexually. Scientists picked the species because, being transparent, it would be easier to work with.

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Categories: Intelligent Design

iPod Touch 6G Release Date Rumors: Will Apple Launch The Next-Gen iPod Now iPhone 6 Is Out?

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:59pm
The past few months has been rocked with a lot of tech news and with the release of Apple's two new versions of its iPhone, even greater buzz is now circulating around new devices. However, the iPhones are not the only product on everyone's minds, many are also now looking towards the Cupertino-based tech giant for another product – the iPod Touch 6G.
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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in 'Blurred Lines' Court Case

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:15pm
Robin Thicke admitted to being "high and drunk" for much of 2013, according to reports. The R&B singer told lawyers that he wasn't at all sober when he and Pharrell Williams first came up with "Blurred Lines" — the hit song landed Thicke in court with Marvin Gaye's estate, who claim that he ripped off Gaye's "Got to Give It Up."
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SIM President Encouraged by President Obama's New Plans for Combating Ebola

Christian Newswire - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:00pm
Bruce Johnson Believes Multifaceted Approach is Key to Effectively Addressing Disease OutbreakContact: Palmer Holt, 704-662-2569, PHolt@InChristCommunications.com CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- SIM USA (www.simusa.org) President Bruce Johnson is encouraged by President Obama's announcement today to send additional medical professionals, provide more hospital beds and train more West Africans to treat the recent outbreak of Ebola. President Obama announced Source: InChrist Communications
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Does the Bible Truly Forbid Alcohol?

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:20pm
The Bible forbids Christians to partake in a myriad of things, but is alcohol one of them? What does the Bible really say about the consumption of alcohol?
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An Acoustic Hymn That Will Completely Cover You in Chills! These 3 Voices Together Sound Incredible! (VIDEO)

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:08pm
God has given these three a God given talent and they use it to the fullest!
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Hillary Clinton Staffers Destroyed Benghazi Documents, State Dept. Official Claims

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:50pm
A former State Department official claims that he witnessed high-ranking officials in Sec. Hillary Clinton's staff scrubbing documents tied to the Sept. 11, 2012 deadly terrorist attacks at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi before giving them over to an accountability review board.
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A Group of Tough Firefighters Rescue a Trapped Kitten Stuck in a Very Unusual Spot (VIDEO)

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:47pm
This group of firefighters from Sakhalin, Russia, did all that the could to help rescue this trapped kitten after getting stuck in a car's coil spring.
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World Vision Leader to Churches: Fixing Poverty Isn't Simple, Stop Trying to Fix It With 8th Grade Youth Groups

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:10pm
WASHINGTON- While some claim that fighting poverty "isn't rocket science," it actually is complicated, and more like rocket science than many imagine, according to Richard Sterns, president of World Vision.
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To Save Lives, NGO Hospital Sails Away from Ebola

Christian Newswire - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:58pm
In Ebola Crisis, to Save Lives on Land, Hospital Ship Cancels Port of Call Bypassing Benin and Guinea, Mercy Ship Sails for Madagascar Contact: Lucas Fairchild, 214-577-9852 DALLAS, Sept. 16, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- While U.S. President Obama sends ships and troops to West Africa's Ebola zone, for the first time in its 36-year history, Mercy Ships, operating the world's largest civilian hospital ship, has canceled a scheduled port--expanding costs, lengthening travel time, reassi Source: Lovell-Fairchild
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Christian Movie Producer Wishes Christian Films Got Dirty

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:50pm
Christian film producer Laura Waters Hinson has a problem with Christian films: they don't cover the really tough issues accurately.
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Iraq: The Closest Obama's Been to Being Right; Until Now

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:19pm
Obama has focused his considerable community organizing skills on domestic issues like wealth redistribution and fanning racial fires. With the one-sided way he handled the Ferguson, Missouri flare-up, he turned our Midwest into his own Middle East.
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This Little Boy's Dream is to Make Everyone Happy – Watch His Adorable Happy Dance! (VIDEO)

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:00pm
Zhang wants to dance because he believes it spreads happiness in the world.
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U2's Bono Wrote Poem for Billy Graham Based on Preacher's Life Journey

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:59pm
U2 rock band leader, Bono, once wrote a poem for Billy Graham after visiting the retired evangelist in his home in the mountains of western North Carolina.
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Designing furniture with a purpose

World Magazine - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:42pm
INDIANAPOLIS—Businessman David Palmer wants to take workers who used to be homeless to the next level in the furniture business. Purposeful Design, which makes handmade furniture, has opened for business at an old Indianapolis church. Its seven employees start the day with Bible study and prayer and then go to work on making five wood products: picnic tables, chairs, coffee tables, beverage carts, and accent tables. Palmer has his own business, consulting for large food companies in
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Christian Rapper LeCrae on Why Lauryn Hill's Music Inspires Him

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:25pm
Rapper LeCrae Moore is taking the hip hop world by storm with the release of his 7th studio album "Anomaly", but stays grounded because of his spirituality and faith in God.
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Share Your Sins on a Virtual Goat; Jewish eScapegoat App Educates on Day of Atonement

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:24pm
A new app tailored for the Yom Kippur Jewish holiday uses the biblical story of the scapegoat found in Leviticus to teach about the Day of Atonement.
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"My Only Gadget!"

Persecution Blog - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:15pm

A couple of weeks ago, we taught at two conferences for pastors in Mindanao, a Muslim-dominated region of the Philippines. We were there to equip and encourage leaders in this very difficult area to stand strong under intense pressure.

Following one of the sessions, we chatted with one of the pastors and offered to share our teaching notes with him.

We said, “Sure, we can email you a copy.”

He replied with a nod that expressed he was both grateful for our offer, but had no idea what we were talking about.

“We can send all these notes to you on a computer. How many pastors do you think have internet and a computer?”

“I think not many,” he told us. He pulled out his cell phone (a minimal feature “dumb phone”).

“This is my only gadget!” the pastor proudly exclaimed. “Do you want to know how I got it?”

Of course we did.

“My sister owns a gas station. One day she had a customer who didn’t have the money to pay for his gas, so he offered his cellphone as payment. Then, my sister gave the cellphone to me!”

You could see the excitement in his face as he told us about his phone:

“I get to use it for my ministry! I can call other pastors with it, and they can call me. And I can call my church when I’m away from them like at this conference.”

Here are two ways that our faith is attacked:

1. Persecution. The Voice of the Martyrs team works tirelessly to stand with those who are experiencing this type of attack. Our staff has been “sprinting” recently to keep up with the pressing needs of our sisters and brothers in several hot-spots around the world. Please pray for wisdom and endurance for us. But there is another way we are threatened…

2. Preoccupation. This tactic is more subtle, but still extremely effective. When we heard our brother sharing about his sole “gadget,” we were reminded that our enemy has thousands of devices at his disposal to pull Americans away from our singular, essential focus.

What was most striking to us was not the clichéd reminder that other pastors do not have as much as we do, but the singular, utilitarian focus this pastor had with his “only gadget.” For him, it was truly a tool assisting him in his ministry to advance the Kingdom of God.

We thought about our iPads, smartphones, laptops, and VGA cables. We were using them for teaching, connecting with other pastors and field workers, showing PowerPoint presentations and persecution videos. But, we have also been sidetracked many times when they failed to work exactly how we want them to.

Our Filipino pastor friend was able to use his “only gadget” as a tool for ministry. Ironically, the tools we have to help our ministries can sometimes be used to hinder our ministry. Ephesians 6 reminds us that our enemy uses many “schemes” to attack, and distraction may be one of his favorite tactics.

YOUR TURN: What are some ways that you find yourself getting distracted from the calling God has for you? How have you seen “distractions” hinder ministry in your experience? Share your story in the comments to this post.

Anthony H. serves with VOM’s International Ministries department. He has ministered in 5 countries and was recently a guest speaker at two conferences for persecuted pastors serving on Mindanao Island in the Philippines.

Dr. Jason Peters oversees Global Partnerships and travels frequently to meet with our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. He recently joined Anthony as part of the teaching team for the conferences in Mindanao.

Categories: Missions

'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson Quotes Bible Ahead of 'Dancing with the Stars' Debut (Video)

The Christian Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:05pm
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson made her first appearance as a competitor on "Dancing with the Stars" last night, but not before honoring God.
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