5 Reactions to Trump's 'Both Sides' Comments on Charlottesville Violence

President Donald Trump gave a press conference at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday in which he said there was blame and decent people on "both sides" of the Charlottesville protests that broke out into violence between white supremacists and members of Antifa, a communist-anarchist group.

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Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Jordin Sparks to Perform at Greg Laurie's SoCal Harvest 2017

A star-studded lineup of Christian music artists including Lecrae, Jeremy Camp and "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks will perform at the 28th annual SoCal Harvest revival crusade hosted by popular California evangelist Greg Laurie this weekend in Anaheim.

CHURCH & MINISTRY

Tim Keller Warns Christians 'Traditional Values' White Nationalists Could Be in Their Circles

Redeemer Presbyterian Church founding pastor Tim Keller has warned Christians in the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that some in their circles could themselves be attracted to white nationalism.

ENTERTAINMENT

Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions Pick Up 'I Can Only Imagine' Starring Dennis Quaid; Set Release Date

The powerful story behind the Christian contemporary hit song "I Can Only Imagine," which has now been turned into a movie featuring Hollywood star Dennis Quaid, was picked up by global leading content distributor Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. They announced an official release date.

WORLD

'National Musicians' Church' Will No Longer Allow Musicians to Practice Non-Christian Music

An Anglican church in London that is known by many as the "National Musicians' Church" and has been used as a rehearsal venue for musicians scheduled to perform classical music concerts announced that it will no longer allow musicians who perform non-Christian music to practice there.

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Charlottesville Tragedy: The Real Robert E. Lee

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If we start to tear down all statues of Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, why stop there? What about the nine presidents of the United States who owned slaves? We should be honest about our history, but not try to revise it with a giant eraser.

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Charlottesville and Sin

What are we to make of these developments in Charlottesville? We are all sinners, alienated from God and isolated from each other.

Opinion

Hitler's Lies: Responding to Nazism Today

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Any time a country faces an uncertain future, some turn to the past. Neo-Nazis are rising in popularity wherever white people feel threatened and victimized. What biblical truths should guide us as we respond to the rising racism and Nazism of our day?

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When Words Can Kill

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Jane Hodgson, who died about a decade ago, was celebrated in liberal circles as a pioneer of abortion rights. She was a master at justifying the killing of human life in the womb.

Opinion

Is America Worth Saving?

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America-bashing is now all the rage. Making its first bold modern-day appearance under President Obama, it has become a cause célèbre with the election of President Trump. Indeed, a hatred for Donald Trump and the "deplorables" he represents is what fuels it.

Opinion

When White Supremacists Come to Town

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As a citizen of Charlottesville, I want to publicly state my disgust and condemnation of the rally that occurred to champion white supremacy. And we will also not be one-day activists who aren't interested in faithful, gritty work in this community. We will instead be Christians. We will continue to give the gospel issue of racial division our full attention. We will call white supremacy what it is: sin.

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A Cure for Racism

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Racism was real growing up in North Denver. For my family it was "us" verses "them." And the result was extreme violence, shed blood and intense hatred. But then Jesus came in and changed everything.

Opinion

Why Dying Churches Die

Many churches are dying. Some are so sick that they are a few years, perhaps just months, from death. But too many refuse to do anything.

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Sin in the Camp: How to Handle Church Discipline

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An unrepentant man attends church while continuing a porn addiction; a wife leaves her husband for a boyfriend; a gossip continues belittling and slandering … the lists goes on and on. Sadly, many churches take the easy route by avoiding confrontation. But saying nothing is saying something.

Does the Bible Justify War?

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While our Constitution clarifies that only Congress has the power to declare war, it's a very different thing to suggest that the Bible justifies war in the twenty-first century. It's not as clear as some well-meaning Christians may think, and the consequences of confusion over this could be horrendously irreversible if there were to be a nuclear conflict.