Syrian Refugee Accused in Plot to Bomb Pittsburgh Church – to Kill Nigerian Christians

Syrian Refugee Accused in Plot to Bomb Pittsburgh Church – to Kill Nigerian Christians By Patrick Goodenough for CNS News A 21-year-old Syrian refugee inspired by ISIS is due to appear in federal court in Pittsburgh Friday on charges relating to a plot to blow up a church in the city, apparently selected as a target because it has Nigerian congregants. Having first ruled out attacking Yezidi and Shi’ite targets in Pittsburgh, Mustafa Mousab Alowemer settled on the Legacy International Worship Center – according to court documents – in order to…

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How Christianity Is Helping Keep Hong Kong’s Stunning Protests A Peaceful Beacon To The World

How Christianity Is Helping Keep Hong Kong’s Stunning Protests A Peaceful Beacon To The World By Helen Raleigh for The Federalist What’s more impressive than 2 million people walking down central Hong Kong demanding freedom? How about the scene where the human wave moved to the side in an orderly fashion to let an ambulance pass without anyone directing them? How about before going home for the night, the young protesters stayed to ensure there was no litter left on the streets that 2 million people walked? How about that there was nothing, not a…

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A Guide to Prevailing in the Battle of Prayer

A Guide to Prevailing in the Battle of Prayer by Bryan Litfin  for The Gospel Coalition The Gospel Coalitions’ note: Taking the advice of C. S. Lewis, we want to help our readers “keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds,” which, as he argued, “can be done only by reading old books.” Continuing our Rediscovering Forgotten Classics series we want to survey some forgotten Christian classics that remain relevant and serve the church today. Prayer is an old-fashioned Christian virtue that we retain today because we know we should. “I’ll…

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‘Contentment That Doesn’t Depend on Circumstance’: Why Happiness Is a ‘Moral Obligation’ for Christians

‘Contentment That Doesn’t Depend on Circumstance’: Why Happiness Is a ‘Moral Obligation’ for Christians By Ericka Andersen for Faith Wire Author Max Lucado says that happiness is a “moral obligation” for Christians in the face of a consumer-driven society constantly challenging us to be discontent. Lucado’s new book, “How Happiness Happens” unlocks a few of secrets folks may be looking for to pursue happiness on a daily basis. And it’s a lot more simple than one might think. “If I want to be more like Christ, then I will wake up every day…

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Can Christianity Answer Tragedy? With Brian Ivie (Podcast)

Can Christianity Answer Tragedy? With Brian Ivie (Podcast) by John Stonestreet for BreakPoint Every day on the BreakPoint podcast, we help you connect the dots. Join host John Stonestreet for a daily dose of sanity—a fearless exploration of the truth, for a community of listeners who want to be a part of God’s restoration of all things. When filmmaker Brian Ivie heard about the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, he knew he had to tell the story. Not the story of the shooting, but the…

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6 Ways You Can Leave a Godly Legacy

6 Ways You Can Leave a Godly Legacy by LUKE GIBBONS for Charisma News Father’s Day is the time to honor the men who gave us life. But if you struggle with pornography, perhaps the last thing you want to do is reflect on your early years with your father. The roots of porn bondage can often be traced back to a dad’s esteem-crushing put-downs, physical or emotional abuse or other hurtful acts towards you. Using porn has been your way of self-medicating the pain from your past. This is…

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THE KIND OF FAITH THAT WILL SURVIVE A POST-CHRISTIAN CULTURE

THE KIND OF FAITH THAT WILL SURVIVE A POST-CHRISTIAN CULTURE by Nicholas Davis for Core Christianity Christianity is true, and it may even be good, but rarely is it known as beautiful. In the classical philosophical and theological tradition, Christianity was to express and reflect “the good, the true, and the beautiful.” Goodness, truth, and beauty all held a place in the vision of the Christian life. In our day, Christians are mostly known for what we’re against. Rarely (if ever) are we a people known for what we are for.…

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Something Christians NEED to remember (Video)

Something Christians NEED to remember Video by RSE May we never forget this balanced view, and the full counsel of Gods word. In Christ’s death on the cross, God’s wrath against our sin and rebellion was satisfied. And by His Grace, mercy triumphed over judgment. All who repent and believe in Jesus Christ are set free. We, who were once enemies, are now reconciled to God by His sacrifice. Video Source

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CLARITY OF SCRIPTURE FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (Podcast)

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CLARITY OF SCRIPTURE FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE Podcast by Dave Jenkins for Servants of Grace On this new segment of the Servants of Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins looks at what the clarity of Scripture means, why it matters, along with how the clarity of Scripture should encourage Bible reading, Bible translation work, and the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. What you’ll hear in this episode The meaning of the clarity of Scripture. The purpose of the clarity of Scripture. The clarity of Scripture and…

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Christian Schools Now Teaching God is ‘Gender-Neutral,’ Ban ‘Father’ and ‘Son’ From Prayers to Be More ‘Inclusive’

Christian Schools Now Teaching God is ‘Gender-Neutral,’ Ban ‘Father’ and ‘Son’ From Prayers to Be More ‘Inclusive’ By Will Maule for Faith Wire A series of Catholic schools in the Australian city of Brisbane have rolled out new policies aimed at ensuring God is interpreted as “gender-neutral.” The girls schools, including All Hallows, Stuartholme, Loreto College and Stuartholme are all attempting to push for a more feminist interpretation of the scriptures, and insist that, for example, the word “Godself” is more appropriate than the term “himself.” “As we believe God is…

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