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'The Jesus Experience' Book Review: A Brutally Honest Christian's Testimony Highlights the Shortcomings of Works-Based Faith

The Jesus Experience

In his latest book, "The Jesus Experience," Christian author and filmmaker Bill Myers attempts to reignite faith in older believers and help new ones avoid the traps of works-based Christianity through a narrative on how his walk with God was transformed when he finally realized he didn't need to impress God with deeds and good behavior.

SCOTUS Has Put an 'Air Hammer' to America's Foundations

Wallace Henley Portrait

There is a stunned silence in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court of the United States' assault on the Constitution inherent in its ruling on same-sex marriage — even though most knew it was coming. Nevertheless, let us now pause and consider the enormity of the decision.

Supreme Deception

Tony Perkins

In one breathtaking move, the nation's highest court took for itself the power reserved for its people—overturning the votes of millions of Americans and demanding that they walk away from millennia of human history, human nature, and the explicit teachings of Scripture in the process.

Time for the Confederate Flag to Be Retired

Richard Land Portrait

The tragic events of recent days have once again focused the emotions of much of the nation on the Confederate flag and what it stands for and what it does not. I understand that for many people the Confederate flag stands for history, heritage, and the bravery and courage of their ancestors. However, the flag has been despoiled and sullied by the KKK and other white supremacists who have cloaked their evil deeds and beliefs with the "Stars and Bars."

A Helpful Guide to Cultural Unity: Leadership Culture (Part 3)

The Lessons of Mars Hill\'s Fall

As a leader and pastor of a church, you need to understand what type of culture exists in your church leadership. And though it may seem that all should agree on the essential natures of sin, repentance, and forgiveness, slight differences during the good times turn into massive chasms when crisis comes.

The Eternal Victory of the Charleston Martyrs

Mark D. Tooley

The nine Bible study attenders murdered in Charleston were targeted for their race but they can rightly be honored as Christian martyrs, slain in their church while examining God's Word and offering hospitality to the disturbed visitor who became their killer.

7 Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fall

Shane Idleman

Within weeks, two of my heroes have fallen from grace, and some of my friends in pastoral ministry have taken detours in their destiny as well. Moral failings among leaders are becoming an epidemic

The Charleston Way: Dr. King's Dream Still Lives

Richard Land Portrait

To witness the faith and forgiveness of the African-American members of Charleston's Emanuel AME Church is to expose the current generation to the life-changing impact and power of the non-violent, reconciling message of the 1960s civil rights revolution that transformed our nation in so many important and critical ways.

What If God Granted You One Wish?

dan delzell opinion page

If you could wave a magic wand and be granted just one wish, what would it be? And what if rather than a magic wand, you simply needed to present that request to God, with the guarantee that it would be given to you? That is, assuming it does not involve something sinful or harmful to others.

What Black Americans Can Teach White Americans About Faith

Michael Brown

As a white, Jewish American (and committed follower of Jesus), I have learned much from my black brothers and sisters, among whom are some dear friends and colleagues, while some of my fondest memories of worship and ministry are in the context of black church services.

Major League Baseball Didn't Make a Major League Dad, but Christ Did

Hannah Wegman

My dad had made it to the "top." He had achieved what most boys dream about achieving. When he was little, he told me that he used to sleep in his uniform the night before a game; he was that excited and that dedicated to America's pastime. If that tells you anything, making it to the Major Leagues was his dream and would have made his life complete. Or at least that's what he thought.

Can Someone Love God Without Accepting Christ?

dan delzell opinion page

If a person is going to love God, he must first know the one true God. In other words, he needs to have a relationship with Him. Warm and fuzzy feelings for your "higher power" is one thing. Knowing God personally, specifically, and spiritually is quite another.

Pope Francis: Pastor or Policy Wonk?

Wallace Henley Portrait

In his Encyclical, "Laudato Si mi' Signore'" ("Praise be to you, my Lord"), released June 18, Pope Francis reveals an inspiring, dynamic, compassionate heart, and then smothers it in the same old stagnant, wearying strategizing of the finite human mind.

Discovering the Key to Self-Acceptance

Joyce Meyer

Over the years, I have met countless people who believe God is angry with them because they haven't "arrived" at the place of perfection. As a result, they live in a state of perpetual frustration — continually rejecting themselves and feeling bad every time they make a mistake.

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Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Texas preaching in front of the congregation in an undated photo.

Ed Young's Megachurch Says Glenn Beck Is Headlining July 4 'Freedom Experience' Because He's an American Patriot Who Loves God

Glenn Beck, conservative radio host and television personality, is the featured guest at pastor Ed Young Jr.'s Texas megachurch over the July 4th weekend because Beck, long affiliated with the Mormon Church, "is a man who is undoubtedly an American patriot, loves this country, and has shown his love for God in many ways," according to a spokesman.

Pastor Saeed Abedini's Wife Shares 'Excruciating Pain' in Letter to Husband Imprisoned in Iran, Marking 11th Wedding Anniversary

The wife of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini sent a letter to her husband on the day of their 11th wedding anniversary, describing the "excruciating pain" she's in without him while he's being held inside an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith.

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Ryan Anderson

Child's Right to Have a Relationship With Both Mother and Father Totally Ignored by Supreme Court, Ryan Anderson Proclaims

While composing the 30-page majority opinion in last Friday's Supreme Court 5-4 ruling that it's unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriages, Justice Anthony Kennedy ignored the rights of children to have both a mother and a father, Heritage Foundation senior fellow Ryan Anderson argued Tuesday.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Anglican Leader Welby Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over US Episcopal Church's Resolution to Perform Gay Marriages

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has reportedly expressed his "deep concern" over a resolution inside the U.S. Episcopal Church's House of Bishops that is seeking to remove references to marriage as a union solely between a man and a woman, among several other changes.

Donnie McClurkin
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Ex-Gay Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin Under Fire After Speaking Out Against Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Donnie McClurkin, the pastor and gospel music singer who said God delivered him from "the curse" of homosexuality, is now under fire from critics after speaking out against last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide.

ISIS in Syria
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ISIS Threatens Mass Slaughter of Christians in Israel Before End of Ramadan

Islamic militants claiming to be representatives of terror group ISIS in Jerusalem have threatened to "cleanse" Israel of all Christians and "non-believers" unless they leave the country. The extremists are accusing Christians of encouraging Muslims to abandon their religion.

Plastic surgery
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Is Plastic Surgery a Sin? Doctor Argues 'Jesus Performed Plastic Surgery'

Cosmetic surgery procedures are on the rise across the United States, with an estimated 15.6 million procedures in 2014, a 3 percent increase from the previous year. While it remains unknown what percentage of Christians make up the millions undergoing these vanity procedures each year, believers who've suffered from botched surgeries are now declaring the practice sinful, but not everyone agrees.