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10 Warning Signs That a Relationship Could Become Abusive

Karl Benzio

When behavior shocks the world — whether a high-profile murder, domestic violence involving a sports star or even corporal punishment uncertainties surrounding a football player — there are always questions: "Where were the signs that this could happen?" "Why didn't we see this coming?"

7 Danger Signs for Caregivers

Peter Rosenberger

Despite all their skills, blinding speed and apparent competency, all caregivers suffer from the same challenge: What they do is unsustainable. It's simply a matter of time before a caregiver's body, emotions and/or their wallet will break down.

Are Church Planters Skirting Inner-City Life for the 'Sexy' Urban Mission Field?

Christian minister D.A. Horton

Contrary to a time when urban areas were abandoned in a rush of white flight to the more racially-homogenous suburbs, eager and excited church planters are now flocking to cities like L.A. and NYC, holding up the banner of God's call in Jeremiah 29:7 to "seek the good of the city." But, according to urban apologist and former church planter D.A. Horton, his peers mostly seem intent on seeking the welfare of the safe and gentrified urban areas.

5 Incredible Steps to Close the Back Door in Your Church

Thom Rainer

By "closing the back door," I am referring to assimilating or keeping those who have already become a part of the church. The sad reality is that many churches have less than one-half of their members show up at any one point. They are "walking out the back door."

Does God Exist to Make Man Happy?

dan delzell opinion page

God has always existed, and He was perfectly fine without man. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were already having a good time together. Everything they do is good and fulfilling, and so they didn't need man in order to be complete. Nevertheless, God chose to create man and, through worship, allow him to get in on the joy.

9/11 in New York City: Liberty and Prayer for All

Paul de Vries portrait

Thirteen years have passed since the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. We remember that day as if it were yesterday. Two years ago I wrote on our reflections on 9/11. Much has changed, yet what matters remains the same.

The Root of 9/11: Bad Theology

Jerry Newcombe

But there's another factor as well, and that deals with the personal motivation of the hijackers. 9/11 happened because of bad theology. Nineteen men believed the promise that if they died in a state of Jihad, they would go to Paradise and receive their 72 virgins. Nineteen men sought assurance of salvation in the wrong place and killed thousands of innocent people on the way.

What If You Could Enter Heaven Today?

dan delzell opinion page

If God were to invite you to enter heaven today, would you take Him up on it? Imagine God telling you: "This is a one-time offer. And if you accept it today, you will never go back to earth. But you will be guaranteed eternal life in paradise."

A 9-1-1 for 9/11

Derrick G. Jeter

On a beautiful New England morning I was driving from Boston to Rhode Island to visit a client. The morning air was crisp and fresh. The sun had just enough warmth to keep the chill at bay. The sky was a stunning hue of blue. It was one of those days that made you wish you worked outside. That is how the morning of September 11, 2001, began. It ended in ugliness and rubble - and 3,000 of our fellow citizens dead.

Obama and Presidential Hubris

Wallace Henley Portrait

When a nation's chief executive presumes to be the sole judge of what's "right" for his nation he has crossed the fine line between a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people" and a regime that cavalierly sets aside what might be the will of the people for the chief's own idea of what is "right." Such a person has gone from being a leader to a controller.

The Church and Violence Against Women

Russell moore

Male violence against women is a real problem in our culture, one the church must address. Our responsibility here is not simply at the level of social justice but at the level of ecclesical justice as well.

The Global Tsunami Against 'Good': Antinomianism (Part 1)

Wallace Henley Portrait

"I have never before seen it this way," said a close friend of mine in a recent hour-long conversation discussing current global turmoil. "Do you realize what you just said?" I replied. "We are both in our 70s, and have lived through a lot of history, and yet we agree that there are things happening now more intense and wide-sweeping than anything we have seen before."

Book Excerpt: Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel

David Limbaugh

Indeed, I will confess that I am convinced there was a conspiracy in the authorship of the Bible, but that it was a divine conspiracy, and that God Himself was the force behind the singular, remarkable integration that I witness each time I read it. I am certain that this alone could be as convincing a proof as many will ever need that this book was given to us by God.

IS (Islamic State): A Civilizational Threat

Richard Land Portrait

This is what makes IS such a grave threat to the civilized world. The closest analogy to IS in modern history is the U.S.S.R. (The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), which was dedicated to imposing communism worldwide, heedless of national boundaries.

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New York Store Owner, Mufid Elfgeeh, Allegedly Funded ISIS, Plotted to Kill US Troops; Expert Says He Was 'Lone Wolf'

Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a 30-year-old man who owns a food store in upstate New York, has been arrested and charged with funding Islamic terrorist group ISIS, attempting to send jihadists to fight with them in Syria and even plotted to gun down U.S. troops, according to Federal authorities.

Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas.
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Ed Young Jr. Explains Why Christianity Is Not a Religion; Says Calling Jesus a 'Good Teacher' Is Intellectually Dishonest

Ed Young, pastor of the Texas-based, multi-campus Fellowship Church, explained in his Sunday sermon the difference between Christianity and other world religions to make the point that following Christ is not a religion but is rather based on a relationship.

For King and Country
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for King & Country Looks to Uplift, Heal With Sophomore Project 'Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong' Inspired by Highs and Lows in Personal Lives

Following a successful first album with a well-received sophomore effort is one of the most difficult things to do in music. Brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone of the group for King & Country are looking to do just that with the release of "Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong." on Sept. 16.

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Church of Scotland Focuses on Reconciliation as Nation Prepares to Vote on Independence From UK

The Church of Scotland has said it's aiming for reconciliation and to bring the country together regardless of the results of the all-important referendum on Thursday that will decide whether Scotland will separate from the United Kingdom or not.

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Interview: SBC President Ronnie Floyd Counsels Pastors on Prayer, Spiritual Awakening

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is urging U.S. pastors to commit more time to prayer so the American church can experience a spiritual awakening.