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The Refugee Ban Is Back, But Church Connections Might Trump It

World Relief wants clarification over today’s big Supreme Court decision. It’s been a tumultuous year for refugee resettlement, and the latest ruling on President Donald Trump’s highly contested travel ban introduces more questions about...Show More Summary

Power Band Witnessing Tool Bracelet

Power Band Witnessing Tool bracelet. What does the knot, black, red, white, blue, green, yellow, other knot and clear beads mean? Plus how to make them. The post Power Band Witnessing Tool Bracelet appeared first on Courageous Christian Father. ©2004-2017 by Steve Patterson of Courageous Christian Father.

The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017

Let’s get unchurched evangelicals back into church, and prejudiced evangelicals back to the Bible. Every week, we are treated to another revelation about the alarming attitudes of white evangelical Christians. You would think that aShow More Summary

Supreme Court to Decide If Christian Businesses Must Serve Gay Weddings

Colorado baker faces fines for refusing cakes for same-sex couples. As same-sex marriage became legal in more and more states and then across the country, evangelicals and others with religious objections have worried about their obligations to accommodate gay and lesbian couples. Show More Summary

Play On: Supreme Court Gives Christian Schools a Big Victory

Trinity Lutheran ruling defends religious institutions from discrimination in certain public benefits. In its biggest religious freedom case of the year, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a conservative Lutheran congregation seeking a state grant for improving its playground. Show More Summary

Interview: The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You

Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality. Four years ago, Kristin Schell ordered two picnic tables for a party. She was a reliable hostess in her Austin community, a thrower of book clubs, barbecues, and neighborhood Bible studies. Show More Summary

Character: The Secret to Leading for the Long Term

D.L. Moody described character as “what you are in the dark.” It comes as no surprise to anyone when I say that pastoring is hard. Pastors bear the spiritual responsibility of a church. They grow it to sustainability, help it thrive,...Show More Summary

Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together

A good church-field partnership takes work and lots of communication. Read Effective Partnering: The Church and Cross-Cultural Worker On-Task Together, Part One (Case Study; The Cross-Cultural Worker’s Checklist). The Church’s Checklist 1. Show More Summary

National Handshake Day

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Baby Dedication and Gift-Giving

Not being Roman Catholic, I didn’t realize that Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation were gift-giving occasions until I started working in a Christian bookstore. To be honest, I didn’t really know what the latter two sacraments were and at what age they were preformed. I quickly caught up. Then came the day someone asked for […]

The Trinity Transcripts

The other night I was listening to yet another sermon from A.J. Sherrill at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids. He put up a slide showing this picture, Trinity by Raffaella Lunelli — you can purchase a print at this site — and commented on how the figures are all looking at each other. […]

-Bernie Sanders Continues Stand Against Christians in Public Service?

                            (Image: Wikipedia) In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN, Sen. Bernie Sanders made it plain that Christians have freedom to believe what they want but those who maintain similar conservative views as Russell T. Vought should not be allowed to serve in the American government. From PJ Media: In the interview Sunday, Sanders […]

Fourth of July Poem/Acronym

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