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Apr 23, 2014
Research

New Research: Most Americans Want to Keep "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance

What do Americans think about "under God" being in the Pledge of Allegiance?
New Research: Most Americans Want to Keep "Under God" in Pledge of Allegiance
uhuru1701 / flickr

As the fabric of the United States gets markedly less Christian and more secular, evidences of the intersection of Church and State throughout America's history will be called into question.

The United States, in addition to "The Star Spangled Banner," the ...

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Apr 16, 2014
Westboro Baptist Church

Saved from Hate: An Interview with Mark Phelps, Son of Westboro Founder Fred Phelps Sr.

Mark Phelps graciously shared a bit of his story with me over the last couple of weeks.
Saved from Hate: An Interview with Mark Phelps, Son of Westboro Founder Fred Phelps Sr.
@mjb / flickr

Ed Stetzer: First, tell us a little about your background.Mark Phelps: I left my family and my father's "church" in 1973. I graduated college in 1976 with a degree in business finance. I married my wife of almost 38 years in August 1976. We started a business in ...

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Apr 3, 2014

Three Reasons Why NYC Should Let Schools Rent to Churches Regardless of Today's Ruling

New ruling overturns a ruling in favor of churches from 2012.
Three Reasons Why NYC Should Let Schools Rent to Churches Regardless of Today's Ruling
Josh Liba / flickr

Today, a New York City appeals court ruled that churches can be banned from NYC public schools, which overturns a decision from 2012 that granted churches permission to rent schools for worship services when school is not in session.

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The judges of the Second Circuit ...

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Mar 25, 2014
Hobby Lobby

Religious Freedom, Hobby Lobby, Some Pertinent Research, and a Prayer

Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood take their case against mandated contraception to the Supreme Court today.
Religious Freedom, Hobby Lobby, Some Pertinent Research, and a Prayer
Bismarck Pride / flickr

Today, the Supreme Court is hearing the oral arguments on "Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius." The case pits the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) against a claim of religious liberty infringement. It will be a busy news day—every ...

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Mar 21, 2014
Fred Phelps

Reactions from Around the Web to the Death of Fred Phelps

How did you react to hearing of Fred Phelps' death? Here's how some reacted.
Reactions from Around the Web to the Death of Fred Phelps
NoHoDamon / flickr

In case you missed it yesterday, Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro family religious group that protests soldiers' funerals proclaiming God's hate and wrath, has died. I posted a blog yesterday calling for Christians to love others amidst the death of a hateful ...

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Mar 20, 2014
Westboro Baptist Church

How Should We Respond to the Tragic Death of Fred Phelps?

Fred Phelps, founder of Westboro's "God Hates Everyone" picketers, has died.
Hate and How to Overcome It: How Should We Respond to the Tragic Death of Fred Phelps?
@mjb / flickr

Death is always a tragedy. Hate makes it more so.

Today, a man known for hate died. CNN concluded that his infamy was worth a breaking news alert.

But how do we respond? How does this breaking news relate to the gospel's good news?

I've had some run-ins with ...

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Mar 10, 2014
Movies

Noah: Application for Christians and Hollywood

Dr. Jerry Johnson, President of the NRB, answers the question, "Should we go see the Noah movie?"
Noah: Application for Christians and Hollywood
Paramount Pictures

From someone who has actually seen it.

So, do we buy up block tickets for our church or do we boycott this new movie? Consider these factors. Last week we praised the film's positives, such as context, doctrine, biblical story line, and biblical details. This week we critiqued ...

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Mar 4, 2014
Books

20 Truths from Joy for the World: Christians, Culture, and the Joy of God

With every passing minute, Christianity is becoming less accepted in broader culture. What can be done?
20 Truths from Joy for the World: Christians, Culture, and the Joy of God

  • The joy of God—this Spirit-powered flourishing of human beings—can be experienced in a secondhand way by those who don't have it themselves. It can be tasted.(24)
  • I think Christianity is losing its influence in contemporary America because people outside the church just don't encounter the joy of God as much as they used to. (24)
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Mar 3, 2014
Movies

Noah: Five Negative Features about this Film

Dr. Jerry Johnson, President of the NRB, shares some negatives of the new Bible film.
Noah: Five Negative Features about this Film
Paramount Pictures

From someone who has actually seen it.

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Noah's main character does not ring true.

When the title of a movie is the name of the main character, you have to nail it. This does not happen.

Aronofsky's Noah becomes so disturbed by human sinfulness that he obsesses ...

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Feb 28, 2014
Movies

Noah: Five Positive Facts about this Film

Dr. Jerry Johnson, President of the NRB, shares some positives of the new Bible film.
Noah: Five Positive Facts about this Film

From someone who has actually seen it.

Too often, Christians are in knee-jerk reaction mode when it comes to popular culture. If the world made it, we are against it, and can provide the list to tell you why. This is especially true with Hollywood. While there may be much ...

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Feb 27, 2014
Anti-Slavery

I'm In It To End It: #EndItMovement

#EndItMovement
I'm In It To End It: #EndItMovement

Around the world, there are presently almost 30 million people in slavery—a truly staggering number, quite possibly the largest number of slaves the world has ever known. You can see where they are held right at this Washington Post article.

Carrie Underwood, Matt Chandler, ...

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Feb 26, 2014
Mission

10 Ways to Love Your Neighbor

Living out the Great Commission means loving your neighbor: Apartment Life does this well.
10 Ways to Love Your Neighbor

Studies show that 50 percent of apartment residents don't have any friends in their community. The same is probably true for the people in your neighborhood. There are a lot of lonely people out there who are in need of love, and as Christians, God has called us to love ...

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Feb 25, 2014
NRB

What's Happening at #NRB14: Christians and Media

Social media, broadcast media, and all sorts of guests on #TheExchange from #NRB14
What's Happening at #NRB14: Christians and Media

Over the course of the last week or so, if you've been keeping track of my blog at all, you'd be aware that I've been very active with the National Religious Broadcasters' annual convention that has been here in Nashville since Friday.

On Friday and Saturday ...

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Feb 21, 2014
Social Media

Social Media and Christian Ministry: Reaching the World for the Kingdom of God

Justin Wise, Founder of Think Digital, shares his thoughts on the importance of using social media for the Kingdom.
Social Media and Christian Ministry: Reaching the World for the Kingdom of God
Jason A. Howie / flickr

Christians have always been on the forefront of communication technology. I know what you're thinking: "yeah, right!" But bear with me for a moment.

When we look in the pages of the New Testament, we see the writings of St. Paul. Do you know what he was writing ...

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Feb 20, 2014
Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty and the "Culture War"

Christians, the "culture war", and the status of religious liberty in the United States
Religious Liberty and the "Culture War"

Yesterday, Kirsten Powers, who recently shared her testimony in Christianity Today, set the interwebs on fire with an article about a recently withdrawn Kansas bill. She explained:

What's the matter with Kansas? A bill protecting the religious freedom of businesses ...
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