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 Lauren Hill: “I said to God I’ll do anything to be a voice for this cancer and all the kids that can’t speak their symptoms” By Dave Andrus ... discuss

The abortion pill as a form of penance? By Sarah Terzo In an article in the Washington Times, author Hanna Rosin quotes abortion provider Kathy Rogers ... discuss

When Landon and Meggan Wood started Lily Jade, a diaper bag company, in 2013, they had no idea that their bags would travel to places like South America and Ethiopia on the shoulders of adoptive momm ... discuss

In 1984, six days before Christmas, my husband, my 9 months pregnant self, and our 20 month old went out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant.  The 20 month old spiked a temp and was pulling at her ear ... discuss

Rome, Italy, Dec 19, 2014 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “To communicate is to unify” is the first of the “Ten Words of Communication” that Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the ... discuss

The United States has had a long history with the ugly stains of racial prejudice and institutional discrimination on its collective conscience, particularly against African-Americans n the middle cla ... discuss

Rush Revere and the American Revolution is part three in a trilogy written by Rush Limbaugh and his lovely wife Kathryn. And Rush is tickled pink that his books are being read by so many young and   ... discuss

Earlier this month, Australia was rocked by a rare episode of terrorism when a hostage siege in Sydney came to an end after police rescued hostages from a local cafe. Tori Johnson, 34, and Katrina Daw ... discuss

The Oklahoma-based abortion practitioner who lied to women and told them they were pregnant so he could sell them abortion pills is now facing additional charges. Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gand ... discuss

New Jersey bill to eviscerate law protecting against doctor-prescribed suicide appears dead for 2014 By Jennifer Popik, J.D., Legislative Counsel, NRL ... discuss

JERUSALEM – His Beatitude Fouad Twal gave his Christmas message through his Vicar in Jerusalem and Palestine, Bishop William Shomali, during the press conference which was held this Thursday, ... discuss

I cannot promise that all the titles below are really worthwhile books, but they should all give you something to think about.  They are older books which means the language and the syntax are more ... discuss

A recent case of a clinically brain-dead pregnant woman is stirring controversy in Ireland. The mother is in her twenties, 17-weeks pregnant and doctors have decided to keep her on life support to giv ... discuss

This Christmas a lot of children will receive porn from under the tree. It not what they wanted, and not what their parents intended for them to have. But they will get it anyway. The fir ... discuss

Hanukkah Latkes We like to go crazy around the holidays and use every excuse we can find to praise the Lord. Hanukkah gives us eight extra days of celebration and more chances to sit around the table ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — When Nalida Besson was pregnant with her third child, she was told to abort. It seemed some people, including her midwife, didn’t think Nalida could handle a third child, es ... discuss

The following is from my talk at this year's Annual Advent Dinner on December 4th, highlighting all of the good work Lumina has accomplished this year! First of all, I want to thank Bishop Byrne ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 02:04 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis appointed eight new members of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on Wednesday, completing the ranks of the com ... discuss

by Alan Caruba, Contributing Author: Most of the people of the world have concluded that the decades of warnings about “global warming” and its successor, “climate change”, is just idiotic non ... discuss

In July, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby, a Christian-run store, doesn’t have to obey the HHS mandate that is a part of Obamacare that requires businesses to pay for abortifac ... discuss

I have now experimented with several different ways to cook beef tongue, starting with have somebody else do it. While that remains my favorite method, it’s not that easy to recruit a volunteer ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 17, 2014 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As inmates are moved by a letter Pope Francis has sent to the prison of a small town in central Italy, the news broke that a man serving a life ... discuss

17 December, Old Testament Today we commemorate the Holy Prophet Daniel and the Three Young Men — Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These four were among the young men of Judah who were take ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Dec. 16, 2014The House reconvened at Noon today for 8 minutes.  Next meeting will be at noon on Friday, December 19, 2014, unless it sooner has received a message from ... discuss

Yesterday, I did a brief, over-the-phone radio interview with NPR. I’m not sure when the segment will air, but they wanted my take on the 1-in-3 campaign—which is the latest effort to con ... discuss

Yesterday, I did a brief, over-the-phone radio interview with NPR. I’m not sure when the segment will air, but they wanted my take on the 1-in-3 campaign—which is the latest effort to con ... discuss

Christians who love the Bible, should love biblical theology. More than any other discipline, biblical theology has the power to take the student on an exciting journey into the overall meaning of the ... discuss

The case that has now become known as ‘Miss Y’ involved a migrant woman living in Ireland who allegedly sought an abortion on the grounds of being suicidal – the basis on which abort ... discuss

2014 was a great year for Christian readers, and today I want to share some of my top picks from the year that is swiftly drawing to a close. Let me offer a few caveats: First, these are almos ... discuss

If any of you are like me, you have a tendency to want to control things in your life. Somehow it brings with it a sense of security, and although a false one, we still cling to it. After the experie ... discuss

I did a BIG List of Lunch Ideas Post a year or so ago – right before we began our journey to live a more “paleo-ish” lifestyle and ditch inflammatory grains and disease-and-obesity- ... discuss

Many substantive changes can and should be made to the Affordable Care ActEd Haislmaierby Edmund Haislmaier: In the wake of Republican mid-term electoral victories, and with support for the presiden ... discuss

The Daily Signal has an in-depth article today on doctors’ controversial efforts to perform successful surgeries on babies.  Of course, no one would ever find such a story controversial if it d ... discuss

Noel and Sue Radford have seventeen children and are known as Britain’s largest family. Now the couple’s announced they’re expecting their eighteenth child; however, they say this will be their ... discuss

Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.I recently read a great article on sincerity by Dr. Dennis McInerny, a professor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Lincoln, NE. [N.B. I could not find it onli ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 14, 2014 / 08:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian joy is borne out of nearness to Christ, said Pope Francis during his Angelus address for the third Sunday of Advent, adding that ̶ ... discuss

"Prayer Works! is an essential and comprehensive primer on prayer, which is helpful to both the experienced as well as the novice pray-er. It is an upbeat and joyful way to commune with God and to gro ... discuss

"John taught his students this philosophy again and again, 'Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.'"Who ... discuss

Whatever else we know about Charles Spurgeon, and whatever else we honor and respect in him, what always stands out to me is his unshakable confidence in the Bible. I recently came across two ... discuss

Dr Kermit GosnellAfter the death of Karnamaya Mongar in 2009, quack abortionist Kermit Gosnell applied to become a member of the National Abortion Federation (NAF). According to their web site, "The m ... discuss

"Pigsty": Father Wagner complains about Diocese Gerhard Maria Wagner,the parish priest prevented from becoming Auxilliary Bishop of Linz again makes criticism of his diocese on the publication o ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 13, 2014 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis addressed the increasing challenges caused by violence in the Middle East with members of the Syriac Catholic Church, urging them t ... discuss

Here is a good analysis by Chris Chmielenski of NumbersUSA.com of the whys, whats, and wherefores that went into the passage of the CRap-filled CRiminal-Amnestying  CRomnibus Bill. ... discuss

A racial genocide is unfolding in America. This is not mere political hyperbole. The abortion industry is intentionally targeting women of color. According to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute— ... discuss

 Further reflections on Cecile Richards’ claim that having an abortion “wasn’t a difficult decision“ for her By Dave Andrusko Cecile RichardsEarlier this week a story we posted ... discuss

  Via Washington Examiner: President Obama’s recently unveiled immigration scheme creates a new path for illegal immigrants and those who overstay their visas to become legal citizens nearly in ... discuss

T. Tembarom by Francis Hodgson Burnett, recommended in a 1914 edition of St. Nicholas Magazine as a good gift for Mother Reader Review from Amazon: This is one of Burnett’s lesser known novels b ... discuss

Book Review: Theophilos by Michael O’Brien Michael O’Brien is arguably the best English Catholic writer alive today. From contemporary apocalypses and science fiction to historical fiction his eru ... discuss

 Portraying abortion as incredibly safe at the heart of the attack on providing women with the truth about abortion and their options By Dave Andrusko You have to admire our benight ... discuss

Currently, abortion is legal in Northern Ireland only in cases where the life of the mother is at risk. However, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission wants to change that because they believe ... discuss

By Jessie Tappel, M.S. When we spend a significant period of time with our family or old friends from the past, an interesting psychological mechanism known as regression can take hold. Christmas and ... discuss

A former Nurturing Network client joins TNN volunteer Resource Members as an Inspirational Counselor. Jean offers to use her experience to help other TNN clients with deep appreciation for the support ... discuss

Compare the following reports – the first from the Ottawa Sun describing the recent terrorist attack in Ottawa and the second from the Jerusalem Post detailing the also recent terrorist attack in Je ... discuss

Abortionist Arrested: Accused of Raping His Patients, Dumping Aborted Babies Bodies Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing hi ... discuss

Eight weeks before he was born, Elijah Leffingwell met the outside world. On Sept. 21, 2012, at 25 weeks, Elijah was partially removed from his mother’s womb so surgeons could surgically remove a tu ... discuss

 PPFA’s Richards completes Trifecta of non-confessionals By Dave Andrusko Cecile RichardsIn October we talked about Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards decision to open up a ... discuss

Sexual asssault is all over the news today. Headlines in the United States tell of a long list of woman who have accused Bill Cosby of assault, and tell of college campuses where rape is shock ... discuss

The Strange Oprahfication of Rob Bell - “Without intending malice or slander, I have to suggest that Bell is sounding less like a preacher of Christianity (even a liberal one) and more like ... discuss

Are you a family man wondering what birthday gift you need to buy for your wife? If yes, you need to consider birthday gift for her ideas. Jewelry has obviously been the best birth day presents for wo ... discuss

In my years of personal study and online debate, I’ve learned that if you’re willing to cut through the resistance, intimidation, and mockery exhibited by ‘disciples of evolution,’ it’s not ... discuss

I love to read! Fiction, non-fiction, biographies, lives of the saints, history, mystery. Nothing pleases me more (besides cuddling with my grandchildren) than wrapping myself in a blanket with a cup ... discuss

Each Christmas my wife Joy and I set up our tree and relive the memories of past years. For every year of Joy’s life she has received an ornament commemorating a major life event. There is a bab ... discuss

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards disclosed in Elle in October that she had had an abortion: I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult ... discuss

Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients,has been arrested. The arrest came after a Operation Rescue filed a ... discuss

Over the past week or so I’ve been wondering whether our current system of “American Church” actually makes our fundamental task (Make, Mature and Multiply Disciples) more difficult ... discuss

 Bioethicists debate should severely disabled infants be euthanased? By Michael Cook BioethicistGilbert MeilaenderTwo of the leading voices in bioethics have a fascinating head-to-hea ... discuss

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards disclosed in Elle in October that she had had an abortion: I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult ... discuss

Artist Sabo has created a fantastic parody Rolling Stone cover.From The Blaze:One day after Rolling Stone Magazine issued a statement concerning its seriously flawed story about an alleged brutal rape ... discuss

By Brittany Higdon Few Christian households lack a Christmas tree at this time of year. Many people have completed their Christmas shopping, and Christmas carols blare over every store speaker. Howev ... discuss

f="http://liveactionnews.org/the-kansas-clinic-that-operated-under-horrific-conditions-planned-parenthood-ignores-complaints/" target="_blank">Safe & Legal The following is a letter, reproduced her in ... discuss

– Saudi born engineer Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, an immigrant husband of an American woman has been arrested for trying give finite plans and details of still unfinished super new aircraft carrier USS ... discuss

Vatican City, Dec 8, 2014 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis in his latest interview reflected on October’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family, dismissing fears of doctrinal “collaps ... discuss

O Mother, how pure you are, you are untouched by sin;yours was the privilege to carry God within you.Divine OfficeIf you wanted to be a great baseball player, what would you need? First and foremost, ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Dec. 8, 2014: The House convened at Noon today. They will consider several naming and designations of Government building and highways. The House may consider H.R. 5781 ... discuss

Thirteen years ago as the Twin Towers crumbled to the ground, I wept, but I did not despair. I had hope, for the future in those difficult times for I was carrying my third daughter. Christi ... discuss

Self-promotion is always a difficult thing. But if you’re going to pursue what you love, I suppose it comes with the territory, right? I mean, after all, if you believe in you’re doing, y ... discuss

Text: Mark 1:1-8Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.This is the time of the year that the Christmas boxes come out of storage.  Yes, it is the time of year ... discuss

Then she made a game of getting an interesting supper out of the odds and ends she had in her little tin box out the window, which she called her refrigerator. A stalk of celery, too tough to enjoy ra ... discuss

Fr. Robert Lange's memoir, Windows Into the Life of a Priest,  brought to mind a literary theme called the hero's journey. Like the archetypical hero who sets off on a journey of self discov ... discuss

ARRA News Service - House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders broke an impasse and agreed to move forward on a modified, pre-coordinated version of the FY 2015 defense authorization bill. The ... discuss

Text:  Hebrews 1:1-12Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.When I was a youth I was incorrectly taught that God worked through the Law in the Old Testament, w ... discuss

Today in Washington. D.C. - Dec. 4, 2014The Senate reconvened at 9:30 AM today and resumed consideration of the nomination of Franklin Orr to be Under Secretary for Science in the Department of Ene ... discuss

Brittany Maynard was clearly working with the pro-assisted suicide group Compassion and Choices when she took a lethal drug to end her life and released a video in conjunction with the euthanasia grou ... discuss

Over the past ew months, I’ve thought a lot about various aspects of the way we “do church” in America. Though there are certainly variations on a theme, many if not most American Ev ... discuss

Am I alone when I say that its becoming increasingly difficult to have the pride in my country that I’ve enjoyed all my life? Sure hope not! Where is the outrage? Where is the outrage that that ... discuss

A key new Jersey state senator is essentially censoring pro-life opponents of a bill legalizing assisted suicide and preventing them from offering testimony against the legislation when it comes up fo ... discuss

 “Rethinking the abortion issue” yet still blaming the Victim Editor’s note. This is excerpted from an editorial that ran in National Right to Life News sometime ago. But nothin ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Christian Songs for Kids and other humans You’re a Christian in a post-Christian world. Even America is turning her back on you and your faith. You’re ridiculed, mocked, ... discuss

Putting sin to death is at once so simple and so excruciatingly difficult. The theory of it is simple enough, but the practice takes a lifetime. It is fascinating to me that in John Owen’ ... discuss

By Mitchell Kalpakgian, Ph.D. Human nature needs not only physical rest, sleep, and food to restore and replenish its energy, but also inspiration to lift the heart and spirit. The emotions too have t ... discuss

No. I shall not point out any glaring Hypocrisy. White House Dossier - Keith Koffler - White House Decides to Build a Bigger Fence Now we're making sense. The White House has settled on the most o ... discuss

Daniela Poggiali, an Italian nurse, was arrested in October for allegedly killing up to 38 patients because she found them or their relatives annoying. Now, new reports indicate the number of patients ... discuss

Today in Washington, D.C. - Dec. 3, 2014President Obama is set to nominate Ashton Carter as his fourth Secretary of Defense. Carter is a physicist and served as former Deputy Secretary of Defense wor ... discuss

Josh Duggar, son of Bob and Michelle Duggar from the reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, and his wife are expecting a baby! Josh is doing his part to carry on the family legacy and now he and Anna hav ... discuss

Jerusalem, Israel, Dec 3, 2014 / 12:47 pm (CNA).- The lack of unity among Christians is one of the factors that keeps them from playing a mediatory role in the conflict between Palestinians and Israel ... discuss

 Demographic Data Adds Detail to CDC’s Abortion Drop By Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research Editor’s note. On Monday Dr. O’Bannon gave NRL News Tod ... discuss

Unlike Guttmacher, the CDC does not directly survey abortion providers, thus its totals will always be substantially lower than Guttmacher’s. But its data is very helpful as well, as Dr. O’Bannon ... discuss

Cosmo's going political. Not sure how that's a change. I haven't looked at a fashion mag except in the grocery line in decades, but last I looked they all promoted Planned Parenthood and fashionable l ... discuss

The bad news is the GOP took the Senate probably just in time to own the country's problems and elect another Dem president in 2016.The good news? Quite a bit of it!1. The GOP took the state legislatu ... discuss

Sometimes, when you think about your past, particularly something that you have since changed, you want to get rid of much that was associated with whatever was prior to your change ... discuss

So the Daily Kos kids are being their typical selves: piling on their ideological opposition during a time of trouble to score political points. Caleb Howe, a military veteran, wonderful writer, and ... discuss

Identity politics took a central place in the political discourse of our nation during the last presidential election.  It seemed to me that this did more to reinforce racial division in the coun ... discuss

The following excerpt from The Well and the Shallows was posted today at the American Chesterton Society, and I enjoyed it so much I am shamelessly re-posting the entire thing here.(Photo Source)I hop ... discuss

Thomas Sowell wrote: “In short, the even representation of groups that is taken as a norm is difficult or impossible to find anywhere, while the uneven representation that is regarded as a speci ... discuss

Normally, when most people think of heroes, they think of Superman, Ironman, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Batman and many more. First, these heroes don’t die. They were conjured up in the mind ... discuss

Over a hundred years ago, the great Dutch theologian Hermann Bavinck predicted that the 20th century would “witness a gigantic conflict of spirits.” His prediction turned out to be an understateme ... discuss

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Tuesday morning, November 25, 2014, hours after the Ferguson, Missouri grand jury announcement. The grand jury decision Americans wer ... discuss

"I’m co-hosting in the Keeping Christ in Christmas Blog Carnival, along with Tina from Truly Rich Mom and Monica from Arma Dei: Equipping Catholic Families. We'll be sharing different ways ... discuss

"Man is not perfectly happy, so long as something remains for him to desire and seek." ~ Saint Thomas AquinasThomas Aquinas knew what it meant to be happy. He knew that it meant to no longer be s ... discuss

by Diane SteinbachMaking Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. Not long ago I read about an artist that would create small canvas paintings, beautiful creations really, and ... discuss

by Diane SteinbachMaking Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. With St. Patrick's Day being this weekend, I cannot ignore the obvious holiday inspired art process. I wi ... discuss

by Diane SteinbachMaking Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. Our Core Determining who we are, at our deepest level, is often a difficult thing to do. Our definition o ... discuss

Select thin, narrow branches for this projectby Diane SteinbachMaking Whole is a bi-monthly art therapy column focused on art to heal. The old adage: "Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Na ... discuss

Some people are always looking for proof of God's existence. Faith is not enough, and some seek to disprove what their heart might be telling them is truth.Famed Atheist, Anthony Flew, has spent most ... discuss

It's been quite a week with high tension and roller coaster emotions for many. A break may be in order. With the state of the economy being what it is and the ever-present demands of time by modern li ... discuss

Have you ever been angry? Of course! All of us have been angry about something at some point in our lives. Why were you angry? What did you do with that anger? Do you think you were justified in your ... discuss

I have had many defining moments in my life. It’s hard to pick just one. My marriage was certainly a defining moment. The birth of my first child was also a defining moment. But I think that one o ... discuss

Let me start out by saying that the Grace of Ars was not what I was looking for. I was looking for a biography of sorts on St. John Vianney. While this does contain biographical information on the C ... discuss

Life is full of changes. It seems that there is one change after another, and once you get settled into and comfortable in one way of living, then you are thrown off course, in a new direction. Kari a ... discuss

Christmas is coming next Saturday. Being a father of 5, those who know me ask if my wife and I are ready for Christmas. They want to know if we've been able to do all the shopping, all the gift wrap ... discuss

The traditional end of the Christmas season has come and gone with the Feast of the Epiphany yesterday. Upon reflecting on the season of Advent and Christmas, one of my favorite moments of this past s ... discuss

Families are being pulled in many different directions these days. It seems as though there is not much time to spend together with each other as a family. Couple that with the fact that family values ... discuss

Sermon notes for Proper 14 A, 2014 Scripture: Romans 10:5-15 Last week we considered Romans 9:1-5, where Paul opens his consideration of the fact that the bulk of the Jewish people did not accept Jesu ... discuss

Now that things are (hopefully) calming down in Ferguson, with the help of appropriately attired Highway patrol officers, I think it’s time to come up with a better term for the use of military ... discuss

Recently a number of letters have been sent to the Holy See, some of them from prominent figures in political and ecclesial life, explaining the confusion that has been created in various countries, e ... discuss

A Hard SayingI so totally admire your love of the Catholic Church Tony. I am saddened that some of the rules I can not live with and will be joining a Lutheran one that will accept me.What could I sa ... discuss

Hard for me to sugarcoat what was for me a launching disaster.On the 16th, flash floods, heavy rain and cold winds ushered in what, at best, can be described as an anemic OAS turn-out on the Washingto ... discuss

Most Americans understand the mortal threat posed by Modern Liberals-Progressives-Democrats: their unbridled insanity, shameless mendacity, ruthlessness; their visceral ideological loathing of the Con ... discuss

And Survivor stuff too! I'm sorry that posting to this site has become such a rare event. As I've written here before, the time available for blogging is not what it was. The primary culprit remains ... discuss

I've been reading this book avidly now for a while.  It's not my usual "racing speed" that compels me to finish a book in just days.  I'm taking my time, thinking through each page, each sen ... discuss

Have you ever had the stomach flu?  You feel like you are emptying out from both ends (sometimes simultaneously) and just wish wish wish it would stop.  Now, imagine that this happens to eve ... discuss

No, no.  Nothing is wrong here.  I took a short break from my (erratic) blogging to run back and forth, 250 miles each way, a few times these past three weeks.  My oldest two baby girls ... discuss

Nobel laureate Charles Kuen Kao, the father of fibre opticsFrom Earth Times by dpa, 08 Oct 2009:Brilliant mind of Nobel laureate scientist affected by Alzheimer's(Hong Kong) - The brilliant scientist ... discuss

"WE ARE WHAT WE CHOOSE" By Amazon.com founder Jeff BezosFrom News at Princeton - 2010 Baccalaureate remarks"We are What We Choose"Remarks by Jeff Bezos, as delivered to the Class of 2010BaccalaureateM ... discuss

Rev. Todd A. PeperkornHoly Cross Lutheran ChurchRocklin, CaliforniaLast Sunday of the Church Year (November 23, 2014)Matthew 25:31-46 TITLE: “A Sermon on Faith and Good Works” Grace to you and pea ... discuss

With the final results for the GOP August 10 Primary mostly totaled, we can look back and see how the election went in terms of pro-life, pro-Personhood candidates.Overall, I see it as a big win for P ... discuss

We have now completed looking at the foreword by Packer, and then the first three chapters by Grudem, Ryken and Collins. Chapter 4 Chapter 4 is written by Vern S. Poythress, and is entitled TRUTH AND ... discuss

Daniel Wallace wrote a short blog post called “Fifteen Myths about Bible Translation” in which he sets forth these 15 myths. The 15 myths are: A word-for-word translation is the best kind. A lit ... discuss

Title: PORNDEMIC: How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It.Author: Taryn Hodgson (with Dr. Peter Hammond and Christine McCafferty)Publisher: Christian Liberty BooksYear Pub ... discuss

I could try to write my own piece on why "ObamaCare" does not offer the short and long-term reform of health care this country really needs. But I'm certainly no expert on this very complex topic. Y ... discuss

It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog. My wife was in the hospital twice last year and it has been a difficult ever since. She's dealing with severe physical and emotional symptoms. To ... discuss

Isn't the whole point of religion to teach us morals and to love and care for each other no matter what age, gender, sexual preference, religion or race we are?The question was one among many comments ... discuss

Malawi, a southeastern African country of 13 million people, is waking up. Targeted by Western organizations for “family planning” goals that are conceived in New York, Brussels, and London, Malaw ... discuss

Family Research Council does not take a position on immigration reform. We’ve got enough on our plate, from protecting unborn children and their mothers from a predatory abortion industry and su ... discuss

In a post-election article in Politico, James Hohman describes what he terms “fault lines” as the 2016 Republican presidential field emerges. Among the issues he mentions are Common Core, ... discuss

As I rather self-deprecatingly remarked in number 6 here, I made the decidedly unclassy, but decidedly affordable, decision to sleep on an air mattress rather than a real bed this year, because mattre ... discuss

Mars Hill Church began as a small gathering in Mark Driscoll’s home in 1996 and soon became one of the fastest-growing churches in the country. But the church that was praised just last year as one ... discuss

Fighting in South Sudan cuts off 100,000 people from aidSouth Sudan army says it and UN unable to protect civilians in JongleiFighting in South Sudan forces thousands into bushSouth Sudan fails to pro ... discuss

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacks cabinet, including his deputy Riek Machar [1]South Sudan's ousted cabinet barred from entering ministries [2]UK Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds urges restrai ... discuss

When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Tom Brokaw on "Meet the Press" that the Catholic Church has not been able to determine when human life begins, she set off a firestorm of debate about the C ... discuss

As I did for the 2008 Presidential campaign, I have used the US Catholic Bishops' criteria published in the US Conference of Catholic Bishops document on Faithful Citizenship to evaluate the top candi ... discuss

Here is an excerpt of an article by Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood: Tracking had been strong but the studio had expected a gross in the $17M-19M range. CinemaScore was a "B". The audience equally ... discuss

NBC Bay Area, March 29 brings us another example of the tyranny of good intentions: Signs posted at Subway sandwich shops sadly inform San Francisco patrons -- we hear Willie Brown is a big fan -- th ... discuss

Nearly two and a half years ago I noted with approval how difficult it was to find out actor Sam Elliott's political views.  Little did I know that this would end up being one of the most-viewed ... discuss

Jesus says many difficult things in his famous Sermon on the Mount, recorded by Matthew in the 5th chapter of his gospel.43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enem ... discuss

This week I realized that my capacity for empathy is greatest when those who are hurting are the farthest removed from me. My sense of empathy can be debilitating at times. The murder of Michael Brown ... discuss

This is part 3 of the series Not everything Biblical is Christian. See part 1 and part 2 to catch up.Dear John (that is my younger self)Some Bible verses threw you for a loop when you read the Bible w ... discuss

Not everything Biblical is Christian, part 5. See part one, two, three, and four to catch up.Part one points out that the words of Satan recorded in the Bible are not Christian doctrine. Part two show ... discuss

Not everything Biblical is Christian, part 6. See part one, two, three, four, and five to catch up.Part one points out that the words of Satan recorded in the Bible are not Ch ... discuss

Every book that I have read about critical Biblical scholarship and Biblical theology has been a difficult read until the new book by Enns, The Bible Tells Me So...why defending scripture has made us ... discuss

I took vacation days before the Thanksgiving break to enjoy an entire week of vacation. Enjoyment for me includes reading big and difficult books. This week I read the final installment of Rick Atkins ... discuss

ts with the press at the Arkansas State Capital after addressing a joint session of the state legislature. He said he is enjoying his visit back to Arkansas and discusses the changes he sees at the ca ... discuss

What, you ask? Why write about this now? That was in January; the big thing in the last week, even the last two days, is health care mis-reform. True. I can only claim that this is on my mind, and has ... discuss

I've been following this election more closely than I do most mid-term elections. Lots at stake this time. Actually, it seems each election is more critical than the last one. Perhaps that is simply t ... discuss

I’ve been following this debt ceiling debate closer than I should. I watch the coverage on Fox News Channel till I get tired of that, then turn to MSNBC (mainly for laughs), till that makes my blood ... discuss

President Obama said it in his address to the nation, the one that was followed by Speaker Boehner’s response. I have heard Obama’s claim repeated by other Democratic politicians. I haven’t rese ... discuss

HA HA HA HA HA HAThat's not me.I'm just quoting.Read on!A reminder about what real apologetic work is all about.***MANDALUYONG City, Oct. 14, 2014—A Catholic priest discussed the need for apologist ... discuss

Born in Strasbourg on September 15, 1858, he grew up in a family which was a part of the French aristocracy. Orphaned at the age of six, he and his sister Marie were brought up by their grandfather, C ... discuss

The debate about cessationism vs. continuism—meaning, whether all the gifts of the Spirit are still in operation today—is not just an abstract theological debate. It is often a matter of life an ... discuss

As I sit and type this morning, and do a little mental stretching, I contemplate this Advent and season of gift giving.  What makes a gift truly sincere, truly meaningful and truly in the spirit ... discuss

I knew this day would come.  Of course.  Any teenage girl will want to go to the mall and hang out with friends.  I get it, I was once young and carefree like my Thinker is.  But, ... discuss

Understanding the will of God can be difficult.   What am I typing?  It is not only daunting, but at times simply maddening.  It can include excitement at the prospect of His plans ... discuss

The past is dead.  The future:  we don't know.  All we have is the Now.Lent came and went, and just as quickly we saw Easter fly by.  We enjoyed our spring break and while things g ... discuss

BE FOREWARNED..... A RANT IS COMING....I tend to understand why people have the tendency to ask this question....  I get it.  I especially get it if the person asking it only has one or two ... discuss

School is back in session and tomorrow*(This post was written on Wednesday.) starts a whole new day.  Not just a new day, a new chapter for me, your typical Stay At Home Mom.  My last c ... discuss

Wow - how time flies.  September 27th was my last post.  I have been enjoying a kind of interior silence which allows 'keeping all these things in my heart.'So, what has prompted this p ... discuss

By Michael JohnsOne of the most constructive developments of the past eight months is that tens of millions of Americans appear to be reawakening to the critical importance and relevance of the U.S. C ... discuss

By Michael JohnsWe should know at least this by now: One of the first signs of failed and lost political leadership is often the creation of a government commission.On the surface, the development of ... discuss

Tomorrow the United States Supreme Court will hear a case concerning Peggy Young, a UPS driver who was given unpaid leave after revealing to the company that her doctor advised her not to lift more th ... discuss

I was excited to hear recently that Northland International University (formerly Northland Baptist Bible College) was formally accepted by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and will become Boy ... discuss

I did a BIG List of Lunch Ideas Post a year or so ago – right before we began our journey to live a more “paleo-ish” lifestyle and ditch inflammatory grains and disease-and-obesity- ... discuss

El Picosito Copycat Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and I’m proud to be working with the Beef Checkoff. I would have shared this recipe with you regardless, so the National Cattlemen’ ... discuss

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, an ... discuss

Every year the Mississippi Legislature enters into their session, they have a stack of legislation to review and approve. However, if you ever take a look at the bills and resolutions proposed, you mi ... discuss

Boy is the pro-abortion movement completely stumped on how to react to the upcoming Tim Tebow advertisement during the Super Bowl.  It seems to me that with every criticism of the ad from the pro- ... discuss

An incensed critic recently offered his thoughts on my post, "Bill O'Reilly and His Comments on Drones: A False Characterization?" Vitriol aside, one will eventually find an interesting counter-argume ... discuss

This essay was originally published in Ethika Politika.Our political system doesn’t make it easy for an ideological Christian democrat to vote with a clear conscience.We frequently feel that a vote ... discuss

Many of us will eventually reach a point in our lives where birthdays become less of an occasion for celebration, and more of a reminder that we are aging. The sadness or fear that this reminder evoke ... discuss

Are childless couples happier than parents, as some have recently suggested? Not necessarily. Synthesizing findings that, at first blush, appear contradictory, Sonja Lyubomirsky concludes that ". ... discuss

Soon it will be against the law to text while driving. Of course,it was already against the law (it’s called distracted driving). It may seem difficult to enforce as the police can’t tell ... discuss

We’ll begin with the big races, shine a spotlight in Ada County and talk about a few highlights from around the State: High Level: Re-opening the Primary: The party establishment including Butch ... discuss

I’ve read a lot of opinions on the question of whether Raul Labrador should run for Governor. Some have said that Labrador running for Governor would be harmful and that he should stay in the U. ... discuss

On 3 November 2014 I wrote a follow-up letter to Canada's Chief Justice as the Supreme Court deliberates on the issue of the federal law prohibiting assisted suicide. Lawyers for the Canadian Civ ... discuss

I believe that all children are born creative. They are educated out of their creativity. This innate creativity has something to do with the Image and likeness of God that is imbued into every human ... discuss

Tomorrow the United States Supreme Court will hear a case concerning Peggy Young, a UPS driver who was given unpaid leave after revealing to the company that her doctor advised her not to lift more th ... discuss

It is difficult, if not impossible, to name a group responsible for more black deaths than Planned Parenthood. Not surprising given that Planned Parenthood  was founded by Mar ... discuss

 Abortionist: showing abortion diagrams is effective because abortion isn’t “pleasant” By Sarah Terzo Dr. Suzanne Poppema, abortionist and author of the book Why I Am an Abortion ... discuss

In a post-election article in Politico, James Hohman describes what he terms “fault lines” as the 2016 Republican presidential field emerges. Among the issues he mentions are Common Core, ... discuss

I am a verbal processor. I know that sounds like I’m saying I’m a computer, but I glean a lot by throwing ideas out and working through the feedback they generate. I like to present ideas ... discuss

By MARTA JIMÉNEZ/CNA/EWTN NEWS | ISTANBUL, Turkey — Living as a Catholic in the majority Muslim country of Turkey can be difficult, but it can also be a blessing and a call to witness ... discuss

This past week, a new campaign was launched in Dublin, Ireland seeking to end the use of the term “incompatible with life” to describe unborn children prenatally diagnosed with life-limiting condi ... discuss




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