Topic: understand

April 25th, is the optional memorial of Saint Mark (also referred to as John Mark), an early disciple of Our Lord, best known for the Gospel that bears his name. Tradition holds that members of Mark's ... discuss

“Don’t call it sin,” he declared, and proposed that, to describe someone’s immoral behaviour, I write objectively disordered. Preserve us from word-watchers, I thought. His lecture was a r ... discuss

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The Democratic Party chairman made it clear late last week that pro-lifers are not welcome in his party anymore. DNC Chair Tom Perez described abortion as a “fundamental value” Friday in response ... discuss

There can be an apparent disconnect, at least in the short term, between a person’s spiritual life and their outward circumstances. Sometimes evil people prosper while godly people may face enormous ... discuss

I’ve used British examples because I’m British, and it seems more polite to point out the errors in my own national worldview than in that of other nations. I could’ve pointed out how Darwin’s ... discuss

Paul’s question, “what advantage has the Jew?” comes immediately on the heels of his distinction between those who are Jews inwardly and those who are Jews outwardly. He knew that the moment he ... discuss

If so, then these passages prove, argues Cara, that at least some first-century Jews did, in fact, believe in works righteousness.  Even if Paul didn’t write these books (though Cara thinks he did ... discuss

Audio Message:Who is Jesus? Who is it really that we’re following? What did Jesus say about himself, and his identity? We talk about Him enough don’t we? Jesus this, Jesus that, but who is Jesu ... discuss

Today is known on the Christian calendar by at least six names.In the traditional Missale Romanum, it is referred to as “Dominica in albis octava Paschae” -- Sunday in White Within the Paschal Oct ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)Last Sunday’s Gospel account was about the disciples who were huddled in the Upper Room behind locked doors out of ... discuss

…The resurrection IS true, which means that Jesus is alive, which means that everything he promised will happen. It’s not a myth, fairy tale, or children’s tale. Christ is risen from the dea ... discuss

Suffering people need to know they can be safe to struggle alongside other believers, and not have to pretend they are on a mountaintop perpetually. They can say: “This is hard, and right now I am ... discuss

Worthen characterizes this [presuppositionalism] as the idea that although all people view the world through inbred preconceptions, only Christians have access to absolute truth. The result, she concl ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

Saint Faustina received visions of our Lord, in which, Jesus instructed her to tell the world of His infinite Love and Mercy. She recorded these visions in her diary; later published under the title D ... discuss

Divine Mercy: The Easter Gift   \"Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one; I died, and behold I am alive for evermore\" (Rev 1:17-18). We heard these comforting words in the S ... discuss

“My parents knew that I needed additional influences in my life when I was a teenager, and they sought these out. I’m exceedingly grateful they did so that I would learn to follow Jesus. Somet ... discuss

“Ministers are slandered, vilified, addressed in anger – not by those who are the enemies of Christ and his gospel, but by professing Christians. And when the watching world catches glimpses o ... discuss

There is less than 21% approval rating for the American media. The reason is that people in this country understand that it is nothing more than fake and contrived news! Yet, they remain in the prese ... discuss

April 21 is the feast of Saint Anslem, a Benedictine monk, abbot, philosopher and theologian, who held the office of archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109. He is a Doctor of the Church who is kn ... discuss

21 April AD 1109 Known as the father of medieval Scholasticism, Anselm was born in Italy in 1033. Most closely associated with England, he first served as prior and abbot of the Benedictine Abbey in ... discuss

“Then presently comes someone who preaches to me: ‘If you want to be pious and serve God, then put on a hood, pray daily so many rosaries, burn so many little candles to St. Anna.’  Then I ... discuss

Saint Anselm of Canterbury, the 11th century Benedictine archbishop, achieved tremendous insight into the love of God. He dedicated his life to seeking out and teaching the depths of Divine Wisdom. Ma ... discuss

(LiveActionNews) — Melissa Ogle, MD, is a pro-life doctor I wrote about in a previous article. When she was young, she had an abortion and deeply regretted it. She told her story in her book ... discuss

(CFAM) — Governments have long agreed that abortion cannot be a part of family planning. The World Health Organization has gone along with that consensus until now. Recent journal articles by WH ... discuss

“And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”  (AKJV)& ... discuss

Bernard of Clairvaux’s solemn hymn, “O Sacred Head Now Wounded,” helps us better understand that the Gospel is grounded in Christ’s sacrifice not in our faithfulness. It also helps ... discuss

The church is to be a house of prayer. It doesn’t need to rely on the ordinary. It shouldn’t be satisfied with small measures. It doesn’t need to turn to human contrivance. It shouldn’t be con ... discuss

It is important that Reformed leaders take seriously the desire of those who are looking for continuity to the ancient church. We need to instruct the members of our congregations on how they can be c ... discuss

. . . The making of another Islamic Republic.by Bruce Thornton: By a razor-thin margin, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the referendum to expand exponentially the powers of his office ... discuss

I hope that as more groups purchase the Equipped for Life Course, they will be prepared to participate in more outreach events like polling tables. Having a strategic plan in mind and practical suppli ... discuss

We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is. How do we know what’s right? Great minds ha ... discuss

In 1831, a highly respected French judge named Alex de Tocqueville, was sent by France to America to find out why there was so little crime at that time.  He studied American society, its beliefs ... discuss

Perhaps God has given us fickle emotions to prove the foolishness of such a basis for decision-making. Why would we determine the most critical aspects of our lives based on something that changes wit ... discuss

by Ken Buck (R-CO): Congressional reform begins with stopping Congress from spending us into oblivion—and that begins with a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.To make that happen, I prop ... discuss

Related article: Is a Korean Missile Crisis Ahead?by Patrick Buchanan: “Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President ... discuss

. . . Comparing media coverage of Muslim attacks in Europe vs. MideastISIS killers in Syria.  by Michael Brown: A United Airlines passenger is violently hauled off a plane, and there is national ... discuss

The women who followed Jesus’ body to the tomb went home to prepare spices and perfumes for its wrappings.  Luke 24:1 “The Resurrection And on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they ... discuss

A friend posted an article on Addicting Info to my Facebook wall titled 14 Reasons a Fetus is Absolutely Not a Person, written by one Wendy Gittleson (who has obviously never seen the inside of a logi ... discuss

This past November, everything I knew to be mine was taken away from me. It started the weekend of Thanksgiving when I realized something was wrong with my arm. I could hardly write at all without i ... discuss

The Collect.GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we who celebrate with reverence the Paschal feast, may be found worthy to attain to everlasting joys; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.The Epi ... discuss

by Dr. Ron Paul: Audit the Fed recently took a step closer to becoming law, when it was favorably reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This means the House could vote o ... discuss

What a joy it is to be able to rejoice with a couple who recognize the irreplaceable value of their unborn child. Washington state couple Krista and C.J. Schwab are expecting a baby boy in August, a c ... discuss

 Today, I wrote to President Trump about the North Korean crisis. Yup, a disabled nobody out in the Canadian hinterland wrote to the most powerful man on the planet. I'm not even American. Why? T ... discuss

I'm no fan of marijuana, but I am greatly impressed that a presidential advisor actually understands that marijuana laws fall within the purview of the States--NOT the imperial federal government--thi ... discuss

Yes, Mr. Trump has the legal authority to stop processing refugees with or without a formal moratorium. But, more to the point, he has the constitutional authority and DUTY–that’s DUTY– to ignor ... discuss

An April 10 Rolling Stone article featured an interview with Dr. Willie Parker, an abortionist who identifies as a Christian. Parker’s recently released book is titled “Life’s Work: A Moral Argu ... discuss

Still, these arguments don’t get him quite to where he needs to go—toward undoing the Bible’s prohibitions on not just killing but on sexual immorality as well. Parker then describes the Bible a ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Happy Resurrection Day 2017 For those of you who don’t follow the Christian faith and don’t understand the meaning of Resurr ... discuss

By Msgr. Bernard Bourgeois The Easter season stretches from Easter Sunday to Pentecost, making up what is known as “The Great 50 Days.” This is a season in which the Church rejoices in and wi ... discuss

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's SquareEaster Sunday, 12 April 2009 Dear Brothers and Sisters, “Christ, our Paschal lamb, has been sacrificed!” (1 Cor 5:7). On this ... discuss

“In this collection on Christian Men and Their Godly Moms, we have learned of the power of a mother who was spiritually strong even while physically weak, and we have learned of the power of a m ... discuss

“I prefer not to use the term limited atonement because it is misleading. I rather speak of definite redemption or definite atonement, which communicates that God the Father designed the work of ... discuss

If you were to hear me preach from the Old Testament, you would hear me say “Yahweh” in the places where my NASB or ESV says “The Lord.” I’m often asked after services by visitors what Bible ... discuss

A few weeks ago when I was talking with a friend about all manner of subjects, we briefly touched on the subject of religion while talking about current news events. She made the comment while discus ... discuss

Our Three Baby Boomer Presidentsby Michael Barone: With the inauguration of Donald Trump this year, we have now had, for the first time in our history, three American presidents who were born in the ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: Today is Good Friday. On this day, believers around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. We all understand that. What most of us don’t under ... discuss

Times change and so do people, culture, and laws. Today we enjoy the benefits of music, language, and technology that have evolved drastically over time. Innovation is natural and vital to the surviva ... discuss

Contentment does not suddenly descend upon us; it is learned. Can you recall the last time you learned something new? Usually, learning involves both study and observation, but at some point it requir ... discuss

Anyone interested in Christian apologetics should consult the works of Lee Strobel. His investigative-style books–such as The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator–offer a fresh app ... discuss

Montana House lawmakers gave their initial approval of a bill Wednesday that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks on pain-capable unborn babies. State Senate Bill 329 passed in a 60-40 vote, and a ... discuss

by Bob Owens: The United States just delivered the largest single bomb it has dropped on an enemy position since BOCKSCAR delivered the Fat Man atomic bomb to Nagasaki on August, 9 1945.The U.S. mili ... discuss

A MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO KILL USFr. Boules George, St. Mark, Cleopatra (Cairo, Egypt)What will we say to them?THANK YOUThe first thing we will say is “Thank you very, very much,” and you won’t bel ... discuss

Popular young conservative commentator Tomi Lahren gave more details about her position on abortion this week during an interview with ABC News. Lahren came under fire in March after she said it was h ... discuss

Living in the Western world, in our modern era, one might think that chattel slavery (the buying and selling of human beings as property) is a thing of the past. They would be mistaken. Just yesterday ... discuss

According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular observatory based in Frankfurt, Germany, 80 per cent of all acts of religious discrimination in the world today are directed at Chris ... discuss

IYIs [Intellectual Yet Idiot] fail to distinguish between the letter and the spirit of things. They are so blinded by verbalistic notions such as science, education, democracy, racism, equality, evid ... discuss

Once Lost, Integrity isDifficult to Regainby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: I like Bill Buckley, Frederic Bastiat, Milton Friedman and a whole host of other conservative luminaries. But I a ... discuss

We often speak of the “Seven Last Words” of Jesus on the cross. All four gospels mention them. Three are unique to Luke; three more are unique to John; there is only the one in Matthew and Mark, ... discuss

. . . The Benghazi deceptions, the selling of the Iran deal, the Bergdahl trade – one ‘expert’ kept turning up to peddle falsehoods.by Dr. Victor Davis Hanson:  Susan Rice is the real versi ... discuss

Text: Zechariah 9:9-12In the name of Jesus: Amen.It is tough to shout for joy when we have not had much to rejoice over lately.  As you already know, we have come through several very difficult s ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

The Last Supper, Juan de Juanes, 1562, Museo del Prado, Madrid.April 13, 2017On Holy Thursday, the Mass of Chrism is celebrated by the diocesan Bishop with his priests as concelebrants. Together they ... discuss

Maurice Denis. The Road to Calvary/Montace au calvaire ou Le Calvaire. 1889.THE WAY TO CALVARYForming part of the procession, their presence making his impending death yet more shameful, are two convi ... discuss

An expecting father vented his frustration on a parenting forum this week after his wife refused to abort their unborn baby. The unnamed husband wrote about the situation on Mumsnet, an online parenti ... discuss

Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Sandro Botticelli, c. 1481.Tenebrae, the Latin word for “shadow,” is the name of the ancient liturgy that engages our senses to help us understand the anguis ... discuss

Triduum. What a word. What a concept! I remember how hard it was, as a new convert, to understand what happened then and why.That's why I was so happy to come across Focus on Campus's Illustrated Guid ... discuss

Syrian Civil Defense workers tend to children inthe aftermath of a chemical weapons attack on Khan Shaykhun, Syria,  on April 4, 2017.(Syrian Civil Defense photo)by Bridget Johnson: Whi ... discuss

CHICAGO (AP) — Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they under ... discuss

. . . As Secretary fo State Tillerson Heads To Moscowby Robert Romano: The morning right before President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to bomb the al Shayrat air base on April 6, his one-time ri ... discuss

In Rudyard Kipling’s book Kim, there is an episode where Kim quickly talks his way out of some trouble through a series of creative fictions and taradiddles, and Kipling concludes his descripti ... discuss

And what does purity look like in coed friendships? Avoidance? Paul calls Timothy to treat “the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity” (1 Tim. 5:2). We know how ... discuss

by David Lombardo: A recent article in Freedom Outpost looked at Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers’ rant at her fellow legislators. The focus of her wrath was to gin up support for proposed ... discuss

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi often uses religious terminology to defend her political positions on abortion, welfare and other issues. A strong abortion advocate, the California Congresswom ... discuss

Kelly Ayotte helped guide Judge Neil Gorsuchthrough the Senate’s confirmation processby Rachel del Guidice: Leaders of organizations that worked to help win Senate confirmation for Judge Neil Gorsu ... discuss

The prefix “homo,” which means “same,” evokes a world without ultimate distinctions, where everything is ontologically the same, where all things share the same substance. Pushed to its religi ... discuss

I’m really having a hard time. And no, I’m not white. I’m actually an African-American woman who is a Baptist in a conservative PCA church in the South. And though I can consider you to be my ... discuss

But notice that Paul sets this in a very important, broader context. The negative 0task of putting sin to death will not be accomplished in isolation from the positive call of the Gospel to “put o ... discuss

This post is from a couple of years ago ... when I rediscovered it, I was so moved that I wanted to share it. Some of the liturgy quoted may not relate to this year because it is older, but it is all ... discuss

In Romans 13:14, Paul joined the active avoidance of sin together with the gospel message of Christ’s righteousness: “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to ... discuss

First there was body-shaming, next came pet-shaming. The propagation of untruths on social media in the form of memes has become a national pastime.  It was all harmless fun until our nation’s farm ... discuss

Question: "Why do we not do the Unction Service on Holy Wednesday?"The common practice among Greeks, Antiochians, and in some other parishes, of doing General Unction on Holy Wednesday is not an ancie ... discuss

“We must be praying people, first, because we know that our only help is in the name of the Lord. It is the Lord who builds the house and watches over the city—who gives success to the church ... discuss

It’s difficult to understand how a woman could defend legalized abortion after having a brutally painful abortion experience that has haunted her for more than a decade. But that’s what Au ... discuss

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lobbed criticisms at pro-lifers again this week during a women’s conference in New York City. Clinton, who ran on a radical pro-abortion platform th ... discuss

The “White Helmets” – heralded by all the Hollywood elites, CNN, and the rest of the MSM these days – affiliations are in question. I’ve seen irrefutable evidence they fa ... discuss

Article reprinted from: Concordia Publishing House NewsroomNew book exposes twelve false christs of modern culture In our world, there is no shortage of false christs. Like the Elvises who roam the st ... discuss

Brass tacks, let's talk practical application.  What are the most common practices that underpin a legitimate growing Christian faith?  I consider in my own life, and often try to understand ... discuss

Via Wikimedia, Ontario SnowfallIt's quite astonishing to me that I have the ability to commune regularly with the architect of time, space, matter, energy, and consciousness.  Dare I treat it as ... discuss

Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  It's a time when we reflect upon the birth of our savior.  It's a time when we rejoice, feast, give gifts, and fellowship with family.  I think I ... discuss

At my own college, when a senior colleague at a public meeting last fall uttered an expression (“in their native habitat”) felt by some to be “offensive” — though clearly not ... discuss

This book is a work of investigative journalism. Kean begins this book with an Introduction about the purpose of this book. She spreads her content in four parts over 26 chapters. Contributing autho ... discuss

When The Anchoress was failing at her Lenten penance, she shifted gears ... and found herself right back in the same place.Slightly chagrined, I made an adjustment back to the most basic of basics: fa ... discuss

Westminster Bookstore has a great deal on a pair of highly recommended resources for Bible study. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament by Jason S. DeRouchie and How to Understand and Apply th ... discuss

“Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.”  (ERV)  (Read this script ... discuss

Abortionist Willie Parker and writer Amanda Marcotte are some of the most radical, illogical abortion activists out there today. The two got together recently for an interview about Parker’s new ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

How many Protestants today, that is, could (or would) insist upon their own readiness to submit their determinations about Scripture’s meaning to “the judgment of the Church.” Calvin ... discuss

Flee to the cross. Without this step, everything else is a band-aid. Without the cross of Christ, we could never be assured that the worst things are planned by God to do the best things. Without the ... discuss

"You're a man! You can't speak on abortion!"This assertion is so laughably bad, I would prefer to ignore it. It is another example of the Ad Hominem fallacy that is commonplace in heated topics like a ... discuss

  March for Life President Jeanne Mancini had an op-ed published in the Federalist entitled, 80 Percent Of Americans Support Limiting Abortion To The First Trimester. To be clear, any abortion, ... discuss

by Kerby Anderson, Contributing Author: I think most of us understand that if you want to prevent some human action, the most effective way to accomplish that is through deterrence. We can put up sig ... discuss

If we’re friends, then at some point, I’ve probably begun a sentence with the phrase: “I heard on NPR  . . . ” Anyways, I was listening to NPR earlier this month when they ran ... discuss

Sometimes persistent questions demand a response. The question I would like us to ask and answer this morning is will beauty save the world? It may sound like an odd question. It’s a question occasi ... discuss

Susan Rice Rice is the Obama official who loudly and publicly praised Bowe Bergdahl for his “honorable service” & claimed he was captured “on the battlefield.” She carried ... discuss

I haven’t always been a writer. As a child, I almost never wrote outside of my usual schoolwork. Writing was not a subject I dreaded, but neither was it something I particularly enjoyed. When I was ... discuss

In Depression, Sin & Self-Reformation Byron Yawn contrasts these two emphases when comparing pietism (which he equates with American evangelicalism) with reformed theology. He says: “While [piet ... discuss

When I wrote the Blog, I thought it was pretty straightforward: (1) Here is what Critical Race Theory is. (2) Here are the views of Dr. Williams and Mr. Tisby. (3) Comparing the description of CRT to ... discuss

There is a story behind every book. The story for this book was painfully sweet and stitched to my soul. A couple of years ago I was enduring a particularly difficult season. It seemed as though God h ... discuss

Jesus must judge us, but he does so by judging himself. That is the look we cannot stand—the gaze of someone who is really innocent taking the scorn and shame we deserved without seeking revenge. In ... discuss

by Tom Knighton: The left touts "multiculturalism" as some great thing, the idea that all cultures are worthy of respect and all should be appreciated. However, when you dig a little deeper, you ofte ... discuss

HBO’s latest documentary lets viewers “hear the death” of an actual baby in abortion, according to one pro-life leader who’s in it. And, even then, the film sides with “choice” ... discuss

The government of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has released a draft of a bill regulating the controversial surrogacy industry. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 proposes a complete ban on c ... discuss

Restricting abortion is like subjugating women to slavery, according to one abortionist. In other words, women’s “freedom” relies on the ability to destroy others’ freedom – the lives of the ... discuss

So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult r ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of Saint Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet and the author of the first encyclopedia. A Confessor, Doctor of the Church, and Bishop of Seville, Isidor ... discuss

“So, if cessationists reject a charismatic pneumatology, is there anything remaining to believe about the Holy Spirit? If so, what do they believe about him? Far from being dinitarians who do no ... discuss

“When you hear this glorious truth preached on Sunday rejoice and be thankful for the gospel of grace!  If you don’t hear it preached, lovingly talk to your pastor and elders and discuss it. ... discuss

Most of us know the word “infinity.” Even kids love to use the word (“To infinity and beyond!” “I promise times infinity!”). We understand “infinity” to mean something like “going on ... discuss

Judge Gorsch: As Judges, ‘Sometimes The Answers We Reach Aren’t Ones We Would Personally Prefer. Sometimes The Answers Follow Us Home And Keep Us Up At Night. But The Answers We Reach Are Alw ... discuss

by Dr. Jack Sternberg, Contributing Author: Whenever I write about healthcare it usually causes problems. As a physician, it’s impossible for me not to feel the pain of those patients who are not i ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Do you have an abundance of love in your life? Or simply an abundance of things? An abundance of love in your life doesn’t manifes ... discuss

CC 2.0 via PixabayBeauty is inescapably surrounding, yet it's so easy to ignore.  We see it everyday, the blue sky, the clouds, the night sky, and if you live in the city it's relatively obscured ... discuss

“May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.”  (WEB)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com.) Here, the prayer of the apostl ... discuss

Though it might seem strange to reach back to the late seventh and early eighth centuries for a patron saint of something as modern as computers and the Internet, one of the names suggested for just s ... discuss

A tangible loss of real spiritual joy will always accompany our misplaced quests for identity and affinity. There is a deep-seated joy that flows from realizing the newness of life that we have in Chr ... discuss

I was naive. Actually I feel quite stupid. When I saw the charges of racism being leveled against me just moments ago I decided immediately I would not subject my family or the church I serve to such ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter God Answers My Prayers If and when someone asks you why you’re a Christian, I hope one of your answers is: Because God answers my ... discuss

“Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” — 1 Timothy 4:12 This is a well-known Scripture passage to anyo ... discuss

From my archives- I wrote this over 15 years ago. Closer to 20 years ago, in fact. We approach art from two different paths, art history and art appreciation. When we do art history (something I did w ... discuss

Under Mao Zedong’s dictatorship, Christianity, Buddhism, and Taoism suffered persecution and near-extinction. In recent decades, however, they have each made an astounding comeback. In The Souls of ... discuss

One of the reasons why we sweat over getting the hard sayings of the Bible right is because we believe, like Peter, that they hold the words of eternal life. In many ways, wrestling with these hard sa ... discuss

Once we begin to grasp the nature of God, we are ready to investigate whether or not that God exists. My concern is that many skip the investigation because of a misconception about God they started w ... discuss

by Brian Fischer: At Human Coalition, we know that in order to save preborn babies, we must first help rescue the parents from making an abortion decision.That’s why we share compassion, truth, gra ... discuss

A while ago I came across this letter from a dad whose unborn daughter, Eva, had a debilitating disability and would die a few days after birth. Of course, it's a very difficult situation to go throug ... discuss

Control.Alt.Revolt by Nick Cole Here’s the blurb: The Thriller that won the Dragon Award for 2016 The first night of the Artificial Intelligence revolution begins with a bootstrap drone assault ... discuss

(ZeroHedge) Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, would very much like to understand why Hillary Clinton and 6 of her closest “research aides” may still have access to classi ... discuss

Mulling over NARAL’s latest attacks on pregnancy help ministries, I’m reminded of a major difference we have with the abortion industry. This one is fundamental. Key. Vital. And Simple. The aborti ... discuss

by Genevieve Wood: President Donald Trump’s tweet that it’s the House Freedom Caucus that “we must fight” shows there may be a little confusion about what “draining the swamp” means or, ... discuss

Judge Neil GorsuchJudge Gorsuch ‘Masterful,’ A ‘Mainstream Nominee,’ ‘Exactly The Kind Of Jurist We Need On The Supreme Court’SEN. COLLINS: ‘He Is Eminently Well Qualified To Serve On ... discuss

  Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. “A civil war has begun”. This civil war is very different tha ... discuss

  Dr. Dale Klein may be the highest-paid U.S. government employee who literally does nothing while he’s on the clock. A highly rated pain management specialist at the Southeast Missouri John J. ... discuss

There’s just something special about twins. But no one can blame Jodi and Matt Parry for thinking that their twin daughters are extra special – and not just for the usual reasons. Five-year-ol ... discuss

by Todd Starnes: Duck Dynasty was a modern-day version of Mayberry - a television show that celebrated faith and family and ducks.It was back in 2012 that A&E introduced the nation to the owners of D ... discuss

Although my birthday is still (exactly) 2 months away, I've been thinking about what I want to do to celebrate... and, apparently, it's weird to see because I shouldn't be excited. Because I'm tu ... discuss

by Dwayne Purvis: Notwithstanding that oil demand has increased for over 150 years, it will eventually stop increasing. If oil demand were to reach an actual peak, then the top might be easier to pre ... discuss

This article was published by HOPE Australia on March 26, 2017.British actress, comedian, broadcaster and disability activist, Liz Carr is in Melbourne with her show: Assisted Suicide: The Musical. Th ... discuss

America The Last Best Hope:From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom 1914-1989by William J. BennettI've been reading this book very slowly, dipping in whenever current events makes the world seem ... discuss

It is not inference or implication that “Critical Race Theory” strongly influences the thinking of Dr. Willams and Mr. Tisby. One can draw a straight line from “Critical Race Theory& ... discuss

These tensions are not between a good choice and a bad choice. They are between two good choices where one will be sacrificed for the other. It is easy to say that the pastor must seek balance; it is ... discuss

Grief can make us physically nauseous, emotionally depressed and spiritually dry. It can numb us to the realities of God’s comfort and goodness. Surrounding ourselves with the people of God, immersi ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: Friday’s decision to pull the House Republican health reform bill was not the end of health reform. In fact, it may have been the best step toward actually achieving real health ca ... discuss

At Parties - or by Political Partiesby Seton Motley, Contributing Author: In the Left’s ongoing war against anyone who makes any money – the tax code is probably their best and most vicious weap ... discuss

There were very serious consequences for misrepresenting God in the Bible because false representation led to false worship of a false god. If you take “Is it true to the Book?” seriously ... discuss

I’ve been astonished by people I’ve heard who make an argument from Jeremiah 29:7 like this:They note that that word ‘welfare’ is the Hebrew word shalom, which has a wide possible range of mea ... discuss

These are just a couple of ideas, suggestions, brainstorming- they are not required, you don’t have to do it this way, and I am sure there are other approaches.  They are for students who have ... discuss

Not to be confused with the horror flicks of the same name, Hush is a 2016 documentary about the health risks of abortion—primarily the disputed connection between abortion and breast cancer. Th ... discuss

Not to be confused with the horror flicks of the same name, Hush is a 2016 documentary about the health risks of abortion—primarily the disputed connection between abortion and breast cancer. Th ... discuss

In the first minute, the commentator mentioned that five states have banned licensed counselors from engaging in “gay conversion therapy” with another 20 considering legislation this year. ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Summer Love and its double meaning Our recent warm weather here in Colorado got me thinking back to when I was a young boy, hearing son ... discuss

Three headlines have popped up in the past two weeks to prompt a hypothetical question: What if “they” were right? What if every slander of pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics was the a ... discuss

Days like today are the days nobody remembers... nobody but me that is. Today is March 27th and to most, it's just another Spring day. But for me, it will always be the day my daughter's body was laye ... discuss

Wherever the public school system has its successes, and there are many, after all, millions of kids and adults are in that system, it is in spite of the system, not because of it. It is because of go ... discuss

Is the Bible Good for Women? doesn’t just equip women to interpret Scripture correctly; it helps us gain a right understanding of a woman’s value. God made all of humanity in his image, and h ... discuss

The phrase ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (the church reformed, always reforming) has been used so often as to make it a motto or slogan. People have used it to support a surprising array of th ... discuss

You cannot fix it. Loving the hurting opens us up to the temptation to see ourselves as the sufferer’s personal savior. But they do not need you—they need Christ. Comfort is about redirecting some ... discuss

CC 2.0 via VimeoVideo:  "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, ... discuss

"The Visitation" We are now in the 3rd week of advent. Time flies doesn’t it? We’re walking our way from the first news of the coming messiah given to Mary. We discovered how Mary must’ve fel ... discuss

Our prayers don’t alter God’s sovereign plan. It’s not like we pray and God says, “Woah, hey now! Didn’t expect that one. Okay, gotta change things quickly. Time to shift things around. Let ... discuss

NEW OHIO LIFE COALITION INTRODUCEDGroup formed to press for no compromise for abortionFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 10, 2017                       ... discuss

As I have previously written, most of my life has been one bad decision after another. This rocky road started for me when I was 14 years old and decided to leave the Catholic Church. It was all down ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter The sad demise of Saturday morning cartoons Have you noticed how Saturday morning cartoons got pushed aside for more “educational& ... discuss

Doss should be listed among the “most heroic figures in American history. He was singular,” said “Hacksaw Ridge” director Mel Gibson, during 2016 commencement rites at Liberty ... discuss

“He invites you, mom, who labors and are heavy laden. You who have been working hard to be the best, only to realize that your efforts leave you more condemned and doubting than refreshed and en ... discuss

“You may not realize it, but pastors have to write every day. I’m sure every pastor has a love/hate (mostly hate?) relationship with email. There was a day last week when I wrote 53 emails. Ma ... discuss

. . . As always, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards wrapped her abortion statement up and language concerning women’s health. But the irony is that if Planned Parenthood stopped aborting baby bo ... discuss

‘Sen. Chuck Schumer … Will Lead A Filibuster Of Neil Gorsuch’s Nomination To The Supreme Court. What A Pity. And How Utterly Shameful’SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): “If you’d filibuster Ju ... discuss

In my last post I looked at Erik Wielenberg’s response to the objection that, in the absence of God, people lack compelling reasons to comply with morality’s demands.  A second objection Wie ... discuss

While watching a documentary about the rise and fall of the rock band Oasis recently, I was struck by a comment that the group’s songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher made while discussing his ... discuss

To love God with all that we are, what does that mean?  How do we love God?  Does simply knowing his words do it, or do they have to become a part of us so that they truly guide all we do? & ... discuss

DAY 2Scott and I returned to our room and were pretty speechless.  We commented on how our birth mother truly loved this child, and maybe it would have been easier if she would have not care ... discuss

Lauren Green is a religion correspondent for Fox News, and also an accomplished pianist and former Miss Minnesota. She shares lessons from her faith journey in her new book Lighthouse Faith. The book ... discuss

Author’s note: I am writing this as the director of The Forerunner and president of Personhood Florida Education. Nevertheless, this is not an “official” statement from any Personhood group. ... discuss

In the first volume of his history of World War II, Winston Churchill looked back at the storm clouds that gathered in the 1930s portending war and the loss of human freedom. Churchill wisely and pres ... discuss

Audio:I’d like to share with you about the faith of Monica Steckbauer. I never knew her as Monica though, but as Grandma Steckbauer. So that’s what I’m going to refer to her as. Grandma Steck ... discuss

“I will build a wall!” It is almost impossible to not know this popular political sloganeering mustered during the previous U.S. election. In the age of social media, campaigns and political narra ... discuss

I have heard it said that if a sense of order and discipline is not established in a child's life before the age of seven, he is lost. I do not know where that pearl of parenting wisdom came from and ... discuss

This is something I originally shared after Lily's 4th birthday... I'm feeling similarly with her 7th.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The days following Lily's birthday have been even harder than the days leading up t ... discuss

This is something I shared last year that I was reminded of.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Somehow between each of Lily's birthdays, I forget how there's a let-down in the days after March 16th. I think people c ... discuss

The weekend before last, I had the privilege of addressing the Bringing America Back to Life convention, organized by Cleveland Right to Life. My talk was entitled "The war against abortion: No except ... discuss




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