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Weekend Reads: A good combination in making converts

World Magazine - 1 hour 10 min ago
The Bible is an obvious choice, but what else do you give someone who is interested in Christianity but hardly knows where to begin? Two new books aim to fill that gap:  Hope Reborn: How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus  (Christian Focus, 2014) and  Start Here: Beginning a Relationship with Jesus  (David C Cook, 2014). Both books share a goal (making converts), are written by pastors, assume the reader has virtually no familiarity with Christianity, and aim to give
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Next Step of Faith for 'Touched by an Angel' Producer: Hallmark Movie 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas' (Interview)

The Christian Post - 1 hour 27 min ago
It's not too hard to imagine that Hallmark's TV movie "Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas" — produced and written by Martha Williamson, the creative visionary behind the ground-breaking TV show "Touched by an Angel" — premiering on Sunday will become a Christmas classic, early reviews say as much.
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Why Are the Social Sciences So Secular?

The Christian Post - 2 hours 4 min ago
For multiple and complex reasons, professors in American college and university social science departments are much less religious than the population, sociologist Christian Smith explained Monday.
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Christian Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Says 'I Feel Fingers' of God Prodding for Presidential Run

The Christian Post - 2 hours 7 min ago
Dr. Ben Carson, accomplished neurosurgeon and conservative Christian, tells David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that there's a "good chance" he'll run for president as he can feel "God's fingers" touching him gently for the 2016 race.
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‘Normal Barbie’ keeps it real with cellulite, stretch marks, and acne

World Magazine - 2 hours 14 min ago
Move over, Barbie. A new doll with scars and cellulite is stealing your limelight. She’s the Lammily doll, a “normal Barbie” dreamed up by a toymaker who believes children should have access to dolls promoting simple beauty and realistic bodies—because if the real Barbie were human, she’d be forced to walk on all fours while being physically incapable of lifting her head. Frustrated by Barbie’s unrealistic proportions, Nickolas Lamm, Lammily’s creator, designed a doll of his
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Ouija is an exercise in foolishness

World Magazine - 2 hours 44 min ago
Ouija (rated PG-13 for terror and some language) is like a mashup of a horror movie and the classic Saturday morning cartoon series Scooby-Doo —except the ghosts are not animated, masked henchmen, and Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma each meet a gruesome demise. Five teenage sleuths are drawn together after their friend Debbie hangs herself with a strand of Christmas lights. In the house where she died, her friends investigate the spooky goings-on using a Ouija board, internet searches, and a
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A musical experiment filled with sound but lacking passion

World Magazine - 3 hours 14 min ago
Folk musician and singer Sam Amidon is known for turning old ballads and hymns into eerie, quavering, art-rock experiments. He succeeds even more than usual on his new album Lily-O, in large part due to the dream collaboration with jazz guitar legend Bill Frisell. Frisell’s idiosyncratic phrasing seems to traverse interstellar space while Amidon’s grainy voice brings the music down to Earth and conjures up Appalachian melancholy.  Though only 33 years old, Amidon comes by his folk
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Republicans Will Suffer in 2016 If They Fail to Pass a Bill on Immigration Reform, Says Samuel Rodriguez

The Christian Post - 3 hours 30 min ago
Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and one of the leaders of the Evangelical Immigration Table, warned Friday that if Republicans fail to pass a bill on immigration reform, keeping millions of undocumented immigrants in limbo, they can expect to suffer at the polls in 2016.
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50 Things the Holy Spirit Does

The Christian Post - 5 hours 23 min ago
In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost — putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. In other denominations and movements, the Spirit is but a footnote, an afterthought, even a stranger. What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. If you find this list helpful, share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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Thinking the 'Emergent Church' Was Ineffective? Think Again

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:44pm
Brian McLaren is right. The "emergent church" movement is growing. Not as a collective group, but as a savvy, scattered chain ever-present in the fiber of the Church.
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Republican Party Cowards and Immigration

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:34pm
As time goes on, President Obama is becoming much more provocative with the GOP. For example, he met with congressional Democrats, but no Republicans, then announced his long awaited plan for executive amnesty, giving 5 million illegal immigrants a pathway to work permits and relief from possible deportation for 3 years.
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Trusting Iran But Not Verifying Nuclear Weapons

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:28pm
The New York Times is ever the voice of hopeful liberalism. The famed "Gray Lady" recently reported on the status of nuclear talks between the U.S. and Iran. Those talks in Vienna are headed "down to the wire" as the November 24th deadline nears.
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Obamagration and Our Disdainful President

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:13pm
The executive order, which President Obama has issued, granting amnesty to millions of individuals now residing illegally in our country, should make clear the profound disregard our president has for American voters, our constitution, and our two-party system.
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Christian Filmmaker Launches Start-Up to Fight Hunger

Christian Newswire - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:38pm
Contact: Lisa McClellan, 321-446-7159, info@mealdeals.com ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- What if you could provide a full meal for a hungry child every time you go out to eat? That's the question award-winning filmmaker Sean Bloomfield asked himself after a film shoot in Rwanda. "I remember the culture-shock of being in African villages full of children who didn't have enough to eat, and then coming home and taking my family out to a local restaurant," said Sean Source: Royce Hood, Esq
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Taxpayers Spent $1.5 Million on President Obama's Personal and Political Use of Air Force One Over Labor Day Weekend

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:25pm
A recently obtained US Air Force document has revealed that taxpayers dished out over $1.5 million in transportation flight costs for President Barack Obama's Labor Day weekend personal and fundraising commitments.
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Defining our immigration terms

World Magazine - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:04pm
One of our mottos at WORLD is “sensational facts, understated prose.” When it comes to immigration, President Obama’s bomb-lob into an already combustible situation certainly qualifies as sensational. So how can we achieve understated prose?  One of the ways is by clearly defining our terms. I was reminded of this Thursday when I interviewed Victor Manjarrez, a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Border Patrol who now works for the University of Texas–El Paso’s National
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Thanksgiving Feast With Tiny Hamsters That Will Make You Smile

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:52pm
Ever wonder what other people say they are thankful for? Well, for instance, this guy is currently thankful for his tiny little hamster friends. He even cooks them a delicious Thanksgiving dinner!
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A Message to Ferguson and America: What If?

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:47pm
The St. Louis County grand jury decision will no doubt fuel the flames of racism and hatred, but what if we look through a different lens...
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Kari Jobe Ties the Knot; Christian Worship Star Confirms Wedding on Social Media

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:19pm
Christian worship singer Kari Jobe will be getting married on Friday, according to her publicist and several Twitter comments posted by the singer earlier this week.
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This Man's Life Was Lost Until He Found Out Who Jesus Was – Do You Know Who Jesus Is?

The Christian Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:02pm
JP Pokluda weights in on a very important question that many of us cannot answer. That question is "Who is Jesus?" After committing many sins in his college years, he goes to Church to figure out who this historical figure that died for our sins really is.
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