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I’m writing this assuming everyone survived the prophetic implications of the blood moon, but maybe the April 15 income tax deadline is a form of judgment. With the movie version set to release, a now 14-year-old Colton Burpo affirms the story on which Heaven is for Real is based. Jamie Wright notes correctly that the […]

Larry Norman: Still Preaching from Beyond the Grave

Our friends at Flagrant Regard sent us this picture from a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of Christian musician and songwriter Larry Norman: The caption on Facebook read: I was able to visit Larry’s grave last week. I was feeling very sad until I went into the office to ask where Larry’s grave was. […]

Wednesday Link List

So, if I go to see one of the many faith-focused movies currently running, can I skip church that weekend? While you ponder that, here’s this week’s link-o-rama: A pastor reflects on being the one succeeding David Platt, even though Platt was never there. The downside of video preaching. The most interesting thing about Thom […]

Liberty University & Benny Hinn: Too Late for April Fool’s

Released on April 1st, this story would have made more sense. Thanks to the blog Pajama Pages for alerting us to a story that through a series of subsidiary spinoffs, Benny Hinn is offering Liberty University Biblical studies certificates; hence the picture at left. Yikes.  If you want to read Liberty’s distancing themselves from this […]

Wednesday Link List

After falling for an April Fool’s Day prank yesterday, you may be overly cautious today, but as far as we know, everything below is legit. Church Life: Six reasons why you may see attrition in what Carey Nieuwouf calls “high capacity” volunteers. Local media in Grand Rapids, Michigan notes the 75th anniversary of Christian publishing […]

Friday 5: Trafficking Survivor Shares her Story to Help Others

Stephanie’s mom worked and went to school full-time. Her stepfather was deployed to Iraq. “So, there really was no one at home,” she told CitizenLink. Her life took a dangerous turn after she met a “nice, cute guy” at a party. Stephanie, now a young woman, was 12 at the time. “He was older, which was exciting,” she said. Show More Summary

World Vision Opens Doors; Follows Jesus

Three cheers for World Vision! The Christian organization, which works to fight poverty, announced this week they would no longer prohibit open gays and lesbians from being employed. It is what we’d expect from followers of Jesus.

CitizenLink Report: Hobby Lobby is Fighting for Your Freedom

Two Christian families are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to honor the “free exercise of religion” guaranteed in the First Amendment. Tom Minnery explains what it’s about and what’s at stake. Learn more about the Hobby Case here. Learn more about the Conestoga Wood Specialties case here. Enjoy our videos? · Be the first to […]

Sanctification

Loved this short video from Matt Chandler on sanctification: Filling Life with Joy in Jesus from Desiring God on Vimeo.

Wednesday Link List

This long de-commissioned church photo appeared back in October at the Twitter feed of AbandonedPics. There’s something here for people at every age and every stage, including links to stories of interest to lay people and clergy, liturgists and charismatics. Or at least that’s the theory. The Gideons are no longer welcome at an Alabama […]

NYC Explosion Leaves One-Third of Spanish Christian Church Homeless

Tragedy destroys two apartment buildings in Spanish Harlem. Church recently celebrated 80th anniversary. One of two buildings destroyed by an explosion today northeast of Manhattan's Central Park not only housed a longstanding Hispanic...Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

Yes, it’s true; Target does have people who visit Wal-Mart and link list creators do drop in on other link lists to see what’s making the rounds. If you find yourself craving more of this sort of thing by Saturday, two of my weekend favorites are the Saturday Ramblings at Internet Monk and the Saturday […]

Morning Roundup 3/11/14

Q&A with Burnett and Downey; Pro Football Was My God; McGregor/Mahrouk Conflict Q & A with Mark Burnett and Roma Downey—Facts & Trends Here is a Q&A with the producers of the new Jesus film, Son of God. Bob Smietana of our magazine, Facts & Trends, caught up with the Downeys and asked about the film and the companion study written by Rick Warren. Show More Summary

Churches Still Ejecting Gays and Lesbians

Bigotry in churches is keep young people from the pews. Some are staying away because they don't want to participate in institutions that offer hate in place of God's love. Others are literally being ejected from their churches because of their sexuality. Show More Summary

“Her”, Physicality, and the Nature of Love

Her made me uncomfortable. If you walk out of Her completely comfortable with the way relationships are presented, there may be something wrong with you (for my friends at The Critical Hit Podcast, discomfort comes primarily from unexpected outlets: the nature of purchasing an OS, the nature of consensual desire in phone sex, etc.). The big […]

Wednesday Link List

The link list knows no borders, so you won’t find any gloating about Canada’s Olympic hockey wins here. A 78-year old pastor whose church is often considered the mother of all megachurches has been sidelined for financial impropriety. Both he and his son face three years in prison. Unlike Lot’s wife, Pope Francis was turned […]

Saying Hola to Our Multilingual Reality

God calls us to celebrate our country’s beautiful diversity. As a professor of Spanish and Portuguese, I work with people who appreciate and embrace linguistic diversity. This semester in particular, many of my students are already on their third or fourth language. Show More Summary

Wednesday Link List

Too much rain in England, too little in California. Snow and ice in Texas, a balmy 70-degrees at the Winter Olympics. Whether you believe these are the end times, or simply attribute it to global warming, either way, it’s time to pour a coffee and read this week’s link list. What if the people who […]

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