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What the Ebola Panic Reminds Us About Worry

Even faced with deadly disease, we can choose to live like God’s in control. After 21 days in isolation, Louise Troh, her son, and two nephews emerged giving thanks to God. “We are so happy this is coming to an end,” Troh said. “We have...Show More Summary

Catch a Falling Star

  I started immersing myself in the Christian blogosphere at least a year before beginning to write my own, so I’m guessing it’s been at least nine years now. During that time I have unfortunately been made aware of the different tribes that exist among my fellow believers, and the degree to which tribal convictions […]

'Downton Abbey' Season 5 News: Episode 5 Recap, Episode 6 Plot Revealed

'Downton Abbey' is about to end its fifth season, and episode 5 sees some of the characters kept busy by their love interests, while others had to make painful choices.

Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers Live Stream Free: Watch NFL Thursday Night Football Online (CBS TV Start Time, Preview)

The Denver Broncos will host the San Diego Chargers on Thursday Night Football, in a massive AFC West match up. Coming into Week 8 of the season, these two teams have only lost a combined total of three games all season-long, and this game could have big Playoff implications. Show More Summary

News: Why Your Bible Was Made in China

Does it matter that the Good Book is printed where many Christians lack one? Should consumers worried about the origins of their clothing, coffee, and chocolate focus on a more spiritual item: the Bible? Chances are good that your favorite Bible was printed in China. Show More Summary

Verse Numbering Shifts Emphasis, Misses Contexts

1From Paul, a blogger at Thinking Out Loud, to the church online; 2Greetings and welcome to today’s topic. 3Can you imagine if I were to write a book and give a number to every one or two sentences? 4It would break up the reading for sure, 5And people would consider it somewhat pompous. 6While it […]

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seeley Wedding Update: Wedding Shower Details Revealed

Last week, "19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Duggar and her fiancé Ben Seeley were given a wedding shower by their family and friends, according to The couple will be tying the knot on Nov. 1, and for the past few weeks, they have been kept busy by wedding preparations as they have opted to do it by themselves rather than hiring a wedding planner to oversee things.

Man Faked Coma for 2 Years to Avoid Court in UK

A man faked a coma for two years to avoid going to court in the U.K., according to reports. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, was caught on camera at a supermarket, which meant his story about being quadriplegic and diagnosed with other medical conditions.

When Pastors Lose Their Swagger

When pastors lose their swagger, they find the true heart of ministry. There was a time when I lost my pastor swagger. Yes, believe it or not, pastors have swagger, and/or mojo. Though we usually spiritualize it and call it "anointing", and/or "gifting". Show More Summary

The Love Chapter Remixed

This appeared on The Blazing Center, the blog of Stephen Altrogge, who you can also listen to regularly on The Happy Rant Podcast. If I status update with such insight, hilarity, godliness, or profundity, that I get a thousand retweets and likes, yet have not love, I’m a cellphone that won’t stop ringing, or a […]

Immigration Reform 2014 Update: Senate Democrats Urge Homeland Security to Protect Mothers and Children in Need of Asylum

In a move which seeks to oppose the creation of the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, as well as to focus attention on the plight of immigrant mothers and children, 10 Senate Democrats wrote a letter to the U.S. Department...Show More Summary

Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll Reports Death Threats, Attacks at His Home

Former Mars Hill Pastor Mark Driscoll told the audience at 2014 Gateway Conference Monday that his family is going through "a very trying season" of death threats, physical attacks, and night terrors.

Confession Leads to Reconciliation Leads to Community

An interview with Mae Elise Cannon and Soong-Chan Rah about their new book, Forgive Us. In the midst of the national news storm that emerged following Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, I received an early copy of Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith. Show More Summary

Mark Driscoll Resigns

From Huffington Post to Christianity Today, the story of Mark Driscoll’s resignation as pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle was becoming fairly common knowledge by Wednesday afternoon. Religion News Service (RNS) reported: Mark Driscoll,...Show More Summary

Amber Vinson Update: Ebola Virus No Longer Detected in Her Body, Vinson to Continue Treatment

Amber Vinson, one of two nurses who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the Ebola virus, is reportedly free from the deadly disease. On Wednesday, her blood tests returned negative of the virus which has killed more than 4,800 people worldwide, according to reports.

Gungor Calls for Christian Unity After Being Branded 'Twofold Son of Hell' for Criticizing Literal Interpretation of Bible

Alternative rock musician and Dove Award winning Christian Michael Gungor of the musical collective, Gungor, is now calling for unity in Christendom months after being branded a heretic and other names like "twofold son of hell" for challenging the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis in the Bible.

Biblical Literacy by the Numbers Part 2: Scripture Engagement

Biblical literacy cannot exist without regular Scripture engagement. It's All About Engagement The bottom line is that too many Christians are simply not reading and studying their Bibles. This goes beyond simple trivia questions aimed at revealing how few facts we know about our Bibles. Show More Summary

Sorcery in the Sanctuary; Witchcraft (Part Two)

We see the evidence of witchcraft in Saul's life long before he consulted the witch of Endor. It began with his rebellion of disobeying God when he spared the King of the Amalekites and the best of all the animals.

Why Do We Still Need Women’s Conferences?

Q cofounder explains the purpose behind gathering as women. Q began seven years ago as a way to gather Christian leaders and influencers to mobilize around the common good in our cities. My husband Gabe and I cofounded the organization,...Show More Summary

Just When You Thought This Squirrel Was in Big Trouble Something Unexpected Happens – Wow!

Just as you think he is going to pounce on the squirrel, something else is in this squirrels plans.

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