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Liberal, Conservative Evangelicals Unite to Call Congress to Act on Migrant Children

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:00am
In the midst of an unprecedented number of unaccompanied Central American children migrating across the Mexican-American border, Conservative and progressive Evangelicals have called upon Congress to authorize additional funds to address the crisis.
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These Cute Cats Will Put a Smile on Your Face for the Rest of The Week (VIDEO)

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:36am
If you are a cat lover than it just doesn't get any cuter than this!
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Controversial disabilities treaty makes a comeback

World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:30am
WASHINGTON—The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday approved a controversial disabilities treaty, renewing a battle with conservatives who say it could be used to expand abortion and strip parents of the right to homeschool their children. The Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) passed on a 12-6 vote, almost identical to the 13-6 tally two years ago. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo., joined 10 Democrats in voting to send the treaty
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Mark Driscoll Admits He Should Have 'Acted With More Love and Pastoral Affection' During Leadership Changes at Mars Hill

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:12am
The normally outspoken and media-engaged Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle-based Mars Hill Church, who has attempted to stay away from the spotlight for several months since being embroiled in controversy this past year, admits that it has been a tough season for the church and it is time for reconciliation.
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Dealing with a 7-year-old

World Magazine - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:07am
I spent the day with a 7-year-old. Not my 7-year-old grandson but the neighbor’s grandchild. (“If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.”) A day with a 7-year-old boy is more like a competition than a relationship. In everything he is faster and better than you are—even when he’s not. All day long you are “the rotten egg” for losing the race to the car, or tying your shoes more slowly. And he is the alpha dog to whom you submit for upbraiding about
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Analysis: On LGBT Workplace Discrimination, GOP House Has Potential Path to Splitting Democrats on Religious Freedom

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:15am
President Barack Obama's LBGT workplace discrimination order has revealed a rift among Democrats over whether religious freedom trumps gay rights. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives could exploit that rift by bringing the Senate-passed Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which has a religious exemption, to the floor for a vote.
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Aaron McGruder's 'Black Jesus' Blasted as 'Utter Foolishness;' One Million Moms, Christians Demand 'Blasphemous' Show Be Cancelled Before It Even Airs

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:04am
The trailer for Aaron McGruder's upcoming live-action comedy series "Black Jesus" has been making the rounds on the Internet since last Friday, and some Christians are anything but amused by what the Adult Swim network was teasing as "the most anticipated comeback in history." At least one "violently offended" Illinois pastor, in addition to the activist network One Million Moms, has issued a clarion call for Christians to pressure the network to drop "The Boondocks" creator's new program before it even airs next month.
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Illegal Immigrant Children Are 'Created in the Image of God,' Issue Is Not Just Political, Says Russell Moore After Touring Texas Facilites

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:48am
Members of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention toured two Texas facilities Tuesday that are providing temporary shelter to illegal immigrant children from Central America. During their tour, members met with U.S. Border Patrol agents, spoke to children with the help of translators, and learned more about the work of pastors who are facilitating humanitarian efforts to meet the needs of the large number of immigrants who are flocking to the U.S.
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5 Simple Steps to Finding an Accountability Partner

Covenant Eyes - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:55am

Undoubtedly the biggest objection we get when we talk to people about using Internet Accountability Software is this: I don’t have anyone I can trust to be my accountability partner.

This is a fair objection, because after all, using Accountability Software without someone who is willing to receive your Accountability Reports isn’t worth a whole lot.

However, nine times out of ten, the real problem is not that we have nobody in our lives we could trust. The real problem is that we have to face our fear of telling others about our dark side. The problem is not often that everyone has demonstrated to me that they aren’t trustworthy. The problem is more often that we think our sins are so dark that no one could possibly help or understand.

If you’re looking to find a good Accountability Partner, here’s a simple, step-by-step process that will help you swallow your fear.

Step 1: Prepare Yourself to Be Accountable (Sign Up for Covenant Eyes)

Don’t fall prey to the Law of Diminishing Intent. We all know what it’s like to get inspired to change something in our lives, but then we say, “I’ll start that next week.” What often happens is we don’t do anything when next week rolls around.

Sign up for Covenant Eyes right now. Install it on all your computers and devices. Start receiving your own Reports. Defeat procrastination right now.

Think about it this way: When you find that right person or people to be your Accountability Partner(s), you will not be showing up empty-handed. You will have a tool ready to use that you have familiarized yourself with.

Step 2: Think of Your Best Partner Options (Watch This Video)

Who do you really look up to? Who in your life is trustworthy, positive, challenging, and mature? Start with that person or those people.

Step 3: Talk to Your Top Picks (Send This E-mail)

Let’s say you want to have an Accountability Partner to help you stop looking at pornography online. Start by sending your potential partner an e-mail or giving them a call. Here’s a sample e-mail taken from the book, Coming Clean.

Hi,

There has been something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about. I recently signed up for a program called Covenant Eyes. It basically monitors everywhere I go online and then sends a Report of that information to any friend or friends I choose.

As you can imagine, this isn’t the easiest thing for me to talk about. The reason I want to use this program is because I want to be open and honest with others about my Internet use. There are simply far too many temptations on the Internet today, too many pitfalls. Knowing others will see where I go online will really help me stay honest and avoid these temptations.

I’d love talk to you more about this in person. I need help and encouragement right now, and I knew you would be a great person to ask for help.

You should receive an e-mail from Covenant Eyes asking you to confirm whether you want to be my accountability partner. If you think you would be up for this, please accept that invitation. Let me know what you’re thinking so we can talk more.

Thanks!

Step 4: Invite This Person to Be Your Partner (Manage Your Partners)

Sign into your Covenant Eyes account and select “Manage Partners.” Click the button “Invite a partner” and follow the prompts.

Step 5: Give Your Partners the Tools (Send Them This Checklist)

Once your Accountability Partners have accepted the invitation, send them this Accountability Partner Checklist. It uses a simple, three-step process for when your partners get your Accountability Reports. It also offers a list of important ways your partners can encourage you and motivate you if they see questionable stuff on your Report.

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Colorado Cake Company Appeals Decision Forcing Them to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings

The Christian Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:39am
A Colorado baker who was found guilty of discrimination for not baking a wedding cake for a same-sex couple is appealing the decision.
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Quick, hide the kids! Atheists 'warn' about children hearing the Good News

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

When did the Good News become so bad?

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'Medical aid in dying'? Words that conceal the truth

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

The fight to protect the dignity of life in Quebec has moved to a new chapter - and two pro-life groups are going to court to lend a hand.

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Study: Regular churchgoers worry more about eating habits

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

Does a person's faith have anything to do with how serious they are about eating healthier? A recent Barna study indicates, among other things, that "food guilt" indeed plays a role among those who actively practice their faith.

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Gospel group helps start orphanage in Central America

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

A gospel music family is helping orphans in Central America in between recording its award-winning music. 

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McFarland: Airline tragedy reminder to turn to God

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

A Christian apologist is concerned that Islamic terrorists may try to target a U.S. jetliner the same way a Malaysian jet was shot down over Ukraine last week.

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Expert: Dueling ObamaCare decisions destined for high court

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

An author and legal expert says for "one big reason" the issue of ObamaCare subsidies is guaranteed to go to the Supreme Court.

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Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer's

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer's disease.

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LeBron apologizes to neighbors, sends cupcakes

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

BATH, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month.

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U.S. movie theaters to show Premier League games

One News Now - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:00am

NEW YORK (AP) — Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.

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