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God Is Not a God of Second Chances: The Church & Formerly Incarcerated Persons
If we really believe in the transformation of the gospel—that any life can be saved and changed—we cannot say to someone, “You are not welcome here.”
Noah was found drunk by his sons; Abraham trafficked his wife, Sarah; Moses murdered an Egyptian; Rahab committed prostitution; and David hired someone for murder and
The ‘Bad Girls’ of the Bible Deserve a Fresh Look
Women dismissed as “prostitutes” and “adulteresses” were often models of righteousness and faith.
ensured the familial line of Christ himself (Matt. 1:3). The point of James's essay is not to condone prostitution. Rather, she peels back the layers of the
Scarlet Hope
Louisville-based ministry shares the love of Jesus with women in the adult entertainment industry
Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. (John 13:4-5, 12-14). (1) Melissa Farley, from “Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine
‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be.
Cooper (played by Kyle MacLachlan) to uncover connections between Laura Palmer's murder and other unsolved mysteries, thus exposing drug dealers, a prostitution ring, corrupt
God, Guns, and OilSubscriber Access Only
A Los Angeles church seeks the good of its neighborhood by confronting crime and environmental distress.
The violence and chaos once common outside the liquor store have vanished. The gang activity, the drug dealing, the public drunkenness, and the prostitution are gone.
Cambodia’s Child Sex Industry Is Dwindling—And They Have Christians to ThankSubscriber Access Only
From rescues to legal reform, a faithful minority changed the country’s criminal landscape.
Though adult prostitution is also illegal in the country, the industry thrives; activists and authorities mostly focus enforcement efforts on underage victims.
Why Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage Subscriber Access Only
A new focus on the family is changing how Christians care for abandoned and neglected children.
Over time, however, children who left the orphanage at age 18 weren't faring well. Without the support of a family, they fell into drugs, prostitution, and suicide.
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
Many of these women are so alone in their circumstances that options like prostitution, human trafficking, polygamy, and street life seem like the only way out. Cultural pressure.
Morning Roundup 2/5/15
The Exodus; Robin Williams and Luther; Pray for the Johns
Pray for the Johns Day. I appreciate the intent and focus here. john (jǒn) n. A man who purchases sex from a person in prostitution. John (jǒn) n. The Baptist. The disciple Jesus loved.
Healing Victims of Human Trafficking: A Long, Slow Road to Transformation
When we give our lives to the service of others, THEY will change US.
staying in this life? The answer to this is hard to digest. Here in the United States the average age of entry into forced prostitution is 13. Think of a child
The Story Behind the World's Most Complete Graphic Bible
A conversation with the Kingstone Comics editor who oversaw the massive effort to adapt sacred Scripture into comics form.
Here's an example: There's a lady who works in one of our ministries who adopted a young girl from a totally dysfunctional family situation—prostitution, drugs, all that.
Why Christian Groups Oppose America's Anti-Prostitution StanceSubscriber Access Only
As the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in, faith-based organizations say 'no' to loyalty oaths.
Why Christian Groups Oppose America's Anti-Prostitution Stance. Their position may seem counter-intuitive, since all three organizations oppose prostitution.
Supreme Court: Anti-AIDS Program Can't Require Groups to Oppose ProstitutionSubscriber Access Only
Some religious groups see ruling as a protection against future "loyalty oaths" on other issues.
Supreme Court: Anti-AIDS Program Can't Require Groups to Oppose Prostitution. "It requires them to pledge allegiance to the government's policy of eradicating prostitution.
Don't Make George Soros Oppose ProstitutionSubscriber Access Only
The government's ideology requirement at question in USAID v. Open Society International is dangerous.
Don't Make George Soros Oppose Prostitution. The government's ideology requirement at question in USAID v. Open Society International is dangerous.
Weekly Roundup 4.18.14: The Best Novel I've Read in a Long Time, and Other Reading Notes
The Festival of Faith and Writing, faith, family, disability and culture
New York Times). The 'sex work is work' cliché is that prostitution is much like any other service job—being a waitress is the usual example. I dunno how
On Mission in Brazil: Shores of Grace
When the Lord calls, we go. It doesn't have to be so complicated.
On Monday, our group had the opportunity meet with Nic Billman, the director of Shores of Grace, a ministry for victims of prostitution and sexual abuse.
Parenting in a Porn-Saturated World
It’s addictive, has devastating consequences, and nearly all of our kids will be exposed to it. What can we do?
loved. Perhaps they don't understand they're worth more than this.”. Explain how porn feeds the industries of prostitution and human trafficking. For kids
Blessed Are the Agnostics
How I learned to see my unbelieving husband through God’s eyes.
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We met on a mission trip to Denver, where we hung out with homeless people at a shelter and ministered to kids living in motels rife with drugs and prostitution.
Morning Roundup 08/05/13
Faith in Detroit; NT Canon Facts; Race in America; Songs from the Book of Luke
in 2012. About 103 vacant homes, many of them gutted and turned into drug or prostitution hubs, pock the eight blocks around the CDC's offices. "We
Church Planting in the City and in a Multi-ethnic Context: A Recap of CPLF November 2013
A summary of thoughts from our latest Church Planting Leadership Fellowship meeting
New Life Covenant Church has been an incredibly influential church in Chicago fighting gun violence, prostitution, and child slavery, reaching out to those in the communities
Top Story April 21, 2018
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
Willow Creek Promises Investigation Amid New Allegations Against Bill Hybels
“We are sorry,” elder board says as more women claim misconduct.
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