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US Claims ISIS Demoralized by Airstrikes; Militants Selling Christian Artifacts, Using Churches as Torture Chambers

The Christian Post - 2 hours 18 min ago
While U.S. officials say Islamic State, or ISIS, has been demoralized by losses it has suffered in Iraq and Syria due to ongoing American airstrikes, reports suggest that its militants are turning Christian churches into torture chambers and selling priceless artifacts in the black market.
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Delivering good news in West Africa

World Magazine - 3 hours 51 min ago
The threat of Ebola and political unrest does not deter the work of Bible translators
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Perseverance of the saints: A tribute to missionary translators

World Magazine - 3 hours 51 min ago
We read sometimes of “unreached people groups” and efforts to translate the Bible into their own language. But what does it take to succeed in that enterprise? A Sept. 14, 1991, Washington Times article began, “Stuart and Cathie Showalter have chosen a lifestyle few of their fellow Americans could accept or even imagine. Their home for the next 15 years will be … Burkina Faso, 450 miles south of Timbuktu. Isolated from the conveniences of Western civilization, it’s a place where
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Weekend Reads: Expanding the kingdom and following Christ

World Magazine - 5 hours 38 min ago
God Dwells Among Us: Expanding Eden to the Ends of the Earth By Greg Beale and Mitchell Kim What is a temple? Ideally speaking, it is a place in which God dwells. Centuries of metaphorical usage may have obscured for us the obvious significance of a phrase like “the house of God,” but the fact is that God lives in His temple like you live in your house. This is relevant precisely because God created this earth to be like His heavenly temple: “He built his sanctuary like the high
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Gives Hefty Donation to Gay Rights Campaign to Push LGBT Initatives in Southern States

The Christian Post - 5 hours 59 min ago
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, who recently went public with his homosexuality calling it a "gift from God," has donated a considerable amount of money to help fund an LGBT initiative in Southern states, including his native Alabama.
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Mitosis shows human potential lost to abortion

World Magazine - 6 hours 47 min ago
Abortion extinguishes unknown potential in unborn lives, newly released short-film Mitosis argues. In addition to demonstrating life’s value, Mitosis also showcases millennials’ ability to impact culture through film. Eighteen-year-old Hannah Victoria directed Mitosis through Expressionistic Studios, the company she founded in January to tackle messy issues, like abortion, that most films ignore. Produced with $5,200 Victoria raised through a Kickstarter campaign, the studio’s first project
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Hobbits and Christ: The worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien

World Magazine - 7 hours 17 min ago
For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, the Middle Earth imagined by J.R.R. Tolkien—and reimagined by Peter Jackson for the newly released film The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies —shares many commonalities with the real Earth. In The Christian World of the Hobbit , author Devin Brown studies the book’s Christian worldview. I interviewed him about his religious take on Tolkien’s classic. Some people might be surprised to hear the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was
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Obama Says North Korea Behind Cyber Attack; Sony's Decision to Cancel 'The Interview' a Mistake

The Christian Post - 7 hours 29 min ago
President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in cancelling the Hollywood studio's film "The Interview," a comedy about a plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, after the company was subjected to a devastating cyber attack.
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Who’s writing the new Christmas carols?

World Magazine - 7 hours 32 min ago
Andrew Peterson and Keith Getty talk about the new songs celebrating Christ’s birth
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Christian, political leaders blast U.S.-Cuba diplomacy

One News Now - 15 hours 47 min ago

Putting an end to more than half a century of severed ties between the United States and Cuba in protest of its blatant dictatorial human rights violations, President Barack Obama opened up a diplomatic relationship with the communist nation, triggering much criticism from Christian leaders and politicians from both sides of the party lines.

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Study: Technology taking over holiday traditions?

One News Now - 15 hours 47 min ago

As more and more electronic gizmos make their way onto the market and become more commonplace in mainstream society, the way Americans spend Christmas and the rest of the holidays each year is greatly changing from generations past — especially amongst young people.

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Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in parts of Florida

World Magazine - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:48pm
The Supreme Court declined to review a Florida marriage case today, effectively allowing same-sex marriages to begin in some parts of the state as soon as Jan. 6. Florida had appealed to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court in Atlanta refused to stay a district judge’s decision to overturn the state’s marriage amendment. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has argued Florida needs uniform marriage laws. Because the original lawsuit named only one county clerk, questions
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Foundation for Moral Law Criticizes Obama/Communist Cuba Plans

Christian Newswire - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:43pm
Contact: Martha Till, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245 MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law expressed strong opposition to President Obama's decision to restore diplomatic relations with Communist Cuba. Kayla Moore, President of the Foundation for Moral Law stated that "In light of the Communist regime's flagrant abuse of Human Rights and its suppression of Christianity it is outrageous that the Obama Administratio Source: Foundation For Moral Law
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Nativity Scene will Remain in Franklin County, Indiana this Christmas

Christian Newswire - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 7:33pm
Thomas More Society Reaches Temporary Agreement with ACLU of Indiana Contact: Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations, 312-422-1333, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Dec. 19, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- On the heels of their spirited hearing this morning before U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, Thomas More Society has reached an agreement with the ACLU of Indiana that the Franklin County Nativity Scene will remain in place this Christmas. The agreement was reached on behalf of the two or Source: TC Public Relations
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A Video Reminding Us That You Can't Spell Christmas Without CHRIST

The Christian Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:23pm
It is important for us as Christians to remember the reason why we celebrate this special day.
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Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

World Magazine - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:23pm
UPDATE: The nativity scene in Brookville, Ind., will remain in place until the day after Christmas, said an attorney representing the city. Peter Breen, the vice president of the Thomas More Society, said his organization had reached an agreement with the ACLU of Indiana to allow the display remain in place through Christmas: “The parties will now litigate the case on a normal schedule, without the threat of an emergency injunction forcing the removal of the nativity scene
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10-Year-Old Kaitlyn Maher Sings a Powerful Cover of 'Find You On My Knees'

The Christian Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:16pm
After watching Kaitlyn praise the Lord, you will truly be blessed. Knowing that no matter what circumstances you may come across, Jesus will always be there to talk to.
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A better way than enjoying failure

World Magazine - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:10pm
One of the weirdest and most unpleasant aspects of sports is a fan’s intense desire for opponents to fail. I have certainly been party to this sentiment, rooting for Brett Favre, Chris Webber, Paul Konerko, the Chicago Bears, and other rivals to fall flat. It’s become accepted part of fandom. After all, there must be a winner and a loser, right? But that doesn’t make rooting for failure much more palatable or profitable. Last weekend two of the NFL’s most polarizing and
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13 Gay Bakeries Refuse to Make Traditional Marriage Cake With the Message: 'Gay Marriage Is Wrong'

The Christian Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:09pm
Despite anti-discrimination laws in many states that require Christian bakery owners to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, 13 LGBT and gay-owned bakeries objected to one man's request when he asked if they'd make a pro-traditional marriage cake that would read "gay marriage is wrong." All refused to back the cake and one person even cursed at the Christian man for "hate speech" and said a cake supporting traditional marriage "went against their beliefs."
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Atheist Sam Harris Attacks Accomplished NIH Scientist Dr. Francis Collins for Being Christian

The Christian Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:59pm
theist author and activist Sam Harris has taken aim at the head of the National Institutes of Health, arguing that he's an example of an intelligent person pushing religion.
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