3 Thought-Provoking New Christian Documentaries

3 Thought-Provoking New Christian Documentaries by BRETT MCCRACKEN for The Gospel Coalition In recent years we have seen the growth of a genre I might call “theological documentary.” As faith-oriented films go, this genre has become somewhat of a bright spot in an otherwise uninspiring “Christian movie” landscape. Documentaries can get away with being didactic and apologetics-oriented in ways fiction films can’t, which is why they’re often well-suited for theological content. Last year’s For the Love of God documentary, for example, was a far more effective defense of Christianity than any of the God’s…

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9 Things You Should Know About Family Structure

9 Things You Should Know About Family Structure by JOE CARTER for The Gospel Coalition In a new article for The Atlantic, David Brooks argues that “The Nuclear Family Was a Mistake.” Brooks claims, “The family structure we’ve held up as the cultural ideal for the past half century has been a catastrophe for many. It’s time to figure out better ways to live together.” The article has provoked a wide range of responses (see, for example, this symposium at the Institute for Family Studies) about the best arrangement for families. Here…

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Calling women ‘pastors’ ‘undermines’ New Testament teaching on church leadership, says John Piper

Calling women ‘pastors’ ‘undermines’ New Testament teaching on church leadership, says John Piper from Christian Today Theologian John Piper has claimed that it is “misleading and unwise and ill-founded” to apply the term ‘pastor’ to women leaders in the church. He addressed the useage of the term in a recent episode of his podcast on his DesiringGod.org website, in which he sought to answer a question put to him by a Christian whose church is revising its definition of pastors to include women. The church believes that as Ephesians 4:11…

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“It’s actually really emotional” watch her mind change on abortion (Video)

“It’s actually really emotional” watch her mind change on abortion Video from Live Action If you had only four minutes to try to change someone’s mind about abortion, what would you do? Live Action took this challenge — and our new Abortion Procedures videos — to the streets, and the results were staggering. Video Source

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IS THE LORD ALLOWING YOU TO GO THROUGH A TOUGH TIME RIGHT NOW? HE’S DOING IT TO HELP YOU GROW IN GRACE AND TO TRUST HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART

IS THE LORD ALLOWING YOU TO GO THROUGH A TOUGH TIME RIGHT NOW? HE’S DOING IT TO HELP YOU GROW IN GRACE AND TO TRUST HIM WITH ALL YOUR HEART by Geoffrey Grider for Now the End Begins So what do you do when you’re going through a trial that puts you to bed in tears and wakes you up with anxiety? You do what Job did, what David did, what Joseph did, what Jesus did in the garden of Gethsemane, submit to it and allow His will to have rule…

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Revival and the 2020 Election: A Rally Cry to Christians

Revival and the 2020 Election: A Rally Cry to Christians by STEPHEN STRANG for Charisma News Prior to the 2016 election, many intercessors around the world were praying for our election. People in Europe, China and Latin America said intercessors were praying fervently that Trump would be elected. Many took the election so seriously, they were fasting and praying for hours each day. Lou Engle, a revivalist and co-founder of TheCall, a group that hosted 12-hour prayer rallies, sent out a call to friends and supporters to begin a three-day…

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The Jesus Evidence that Turns Atheists into Followers of Christ

The Jesus Evidence that Turns Atheists into Followers of Christ by Paul Strand for CBN News Although believers and evidence exist, there remains the question: is there a God? Cold case detective J. Warner Wallace has pursued the question, applying the same procedures he used to solve cold cases. He started this investigation into God’s existence many years ago as an atheist. But even then, he had to accept something beyond the natural because he already believed the universe had a beginning before space and time. The Beginning needs a…

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This Act Allows Holy Spirit to Breathe God’s Passion on You

This Act Allows Holy Spirit to Breathe God’s Passion on You by BOB SAWVELLE for Charisma News This is the third article in a three-part series. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. In my last article I asked these questions: “Is Jesus your passion, and desire? Do you love him with every ounce of your heart? How desperate are you ‘to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge’?” (Eph. 3:19). If you cannot answer with a firm “Yes!” then perhaps your “first love” for Him has grown cold. Here is the…

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Judah Smith Launches ‘Guided Prayers’ That Justin Bieber Says Have Been Helping Him

Judah Smith Launches ‘Guided Prayers’ That Justin Bieber Says Have Been Helping Him by JENNY ROSE SPAUDO for Charisma News Earlier this week, Judah and Chelsea Smith launched a new feature on their Churchome app: “Guided Prayers.” In an Instagram post announcing the new prayer feature, Judah says he and his wife—who both pastor Churchome in Seattle, Washington—appear in videos to guide people through prayers that are relevant and five minutes or less. “Guided prayer is a spiritual experience,” he says. “It’s much more than just a method. It’s much more…

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‘I Wanted to Die’: Traded for Drugs as a Toddler, Her Life of Drugs and Jail Is Transformed Through Faith

‘I Wanted to Die’: Traded for Drugs as a Toddler, Her Life of Drugs and Jail Is Transformed Through Faith By Billy Hallowell for Faith Wire “I wanted to die.” Brandy teared up as she delivered her heartbreaking story, revealing that the desperation she experienced while incarcerated on drug charges after years of emotional and physical abuse had led her to the brink. She shared her story as part of PureFlix.com‘s “Restored With Missy Robertson,” a digital series that reveals “Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson’s life-changing work to help women in crisis.…

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