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Maundy Thursday and the Marriage Battle

Because the Thursday before Easter is known as Maundy Thursday, the day set aside on the Church calendar to remember the Last Supper. At this first celebration of communion, Jesus gave His disciples what He called "a new command" to love and serve one another.

Fifty Shades of Feminine Hypocrisy

E L James, author of Fifty Shades of Grey, poses for photographers during a book signing in London September 6, 2012.

Recently, modesty proponents have been accused of promoting "rape culture" by both faith-based and mainstream bloggers and columnists. The thinking, led by secular third wave feminists, asserts that discussing modesty "sexualizes women" which in turn contributes to rape crimes.

Electronic Devices: Servants or Masters?

Richard Land Portrait

Sometimes things come across your desk that stop you dead in your tracks, and you say, "That just can't be." And then you find out, "Yes, it can." This happened to me the other day when I read a news release that said that at least 40% of Americans (and 90% of under 30 millennials) are afflicted with "nomophobia"—the fear of not having, or losing, their smartphones.

Planned Parenthood Uses Racism, Revisionism and Redirection to Change Its True Image

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A recent article in The Christian Post interviewed the new Chair of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Alexis McGill Johnson, where she regurgitated a statistics-free litany of talking points. No seeming amount of beneficence, such as breast cancer screenings, STD treatments and (alleged) general health care, makes up for the nearly 1,000 killings that happen in Planned Parenthood centers every day.

Do We Really Need More Churches Planted in America?

Greg Stier

Right now there are over 300,000 Protestant churches in America. Think about it this way: there are just over 10,000 Starbucks and well over 300,000 churches! So Starbucks can saturate the United States with caffeinated drinks but almost 30x's more churches can't saturate the United States with the Living Water. Seriously?

Reader's Digest Christianity

Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

We read the story (or hear the sermons) and sing the song and make this whole account about Joshua and how he bravely fought the battle of Jericho and how as a result of his great faith, the walls came tumbling down and he led his people into the Promised Land. And then we turn it into nothing more than a moral lesson. When we read the story of Joshua this way, we demonstrate that we've completely missed the hinge on which this story turns.

Nobody Expects the Rainbow Inquisition

Eric Metaxas

For the past several decades, the scope of what constitutes protected and permissible speech has been narrowing. Views that were commonplace in 2008 are regarded as beyond the pale now. Evidently, the only way to get back into good graces is to publicly recant your position.

When Your Pastor Fails: 5 Biblical Facts

Jim Denison

Bob Coy, the founding pastor of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale, continues to generate headlines. He resigned last week from his position at the 20,000-member congregation after an unspecified "moral failing." Many members of his congregation are understandably hurt. For them, and for all of us who have been wounded by a minister, I'd like to highlight five biblical facts. One: God calls pastors to a higher standard.

4 Steps to Defeating the Giants in Our Lives

Joyce Meyer

Have you ever started a project and not finished it? Or put a dream on hold because other things got in the way? I think we've all experienced these frustrations at some point in our life. The truth is sometimes starting is the easy part. However, with God's help we can finish whatever we start because the Bible says, "With God all things are possible"

Your Spirit Cannot Breathe Without 'Spiritual Oxygen'

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Without oxygen, your body will die. And without "spiritual oxygen," your spirit cannot come alive. Only the Lord can give life to your body. And only the Holy Spirit can give "spiritual oxygen" to your spirit. The Christian life is as miraculous as breath itself. Receiving life-giving oxygen into your spirit is as easy as taking your first breath after being born. It just happens.

Keeping Christian Schools Open: Scouting Outside (Part 3)

Robert F Davis

While "word of mouth" is the best advertisement, it should not be an excuse to sit back and wait for students to flow into your classrooms. Recruitment, aggressive recruitment, should always be the "modus operandi." Actually when enrollment is strong, marketing be even stronger. It helps to protect during the lean times. Recruitment, however, even aggressive recruitment won't assure fiscal strength unless tuition, spending, and salaries, essentially the entire budget is in balance.

Liberal, R.I.P.: A Grievous Obituary

Wallace Henley Portrait

The noble word "Liberal" has died at the hands of executioners, full of years, but far too soon. A pretender has risen in its place, lurking and laughing Gollum-like behind the tombstones even as the corpse of the esteemed term, "Liberal," is borne to its resting place.

Sexual Atheism: Christian Dating Data Reveals a Deeper Spiritual Malaise

Kenny Luck

The guy sitting across from me is a professing and practicing Christian. He drops by my office unannounced today to talk to me about his new online dating life. Specifically, he wants to talk about the over-willingness of Christian women he has encountered on several of his dates who want to jump right from a very public conversation and vanilla latte at Starbucks to very private whispers and physical exchanges between the sheets back at his place.

An Open Letter to Bob Coy

Brad Johnson

My heart breaks for your family, your congregation and for everyone reeling from the revelations of this past week. I physically ache, as I remember being in such a horribly shameful and painful place many years ago.

Keeping Christian Schools Open: A Peek Inside (Part 1)

Robert F Davis

Morale and ludicrous were front-and-center as I arrived at a Christian school seeking to raise capital, and large amounts, at that. The faculty and staff had gone without pay for 12 months, their pension investment had disappeared, they watched as a colleague was released for the sexual assault of over a dozen children at the school, and no one knew from week-to-week which classes would be consolidated or who would be without a job.

Lesson on Boundaries: From Pastor Bob Coy to Congressman McAllister

Wallace Henley Portrait

An ethical lesson from the Nixon White House: Set your boundaries early and sink them in granite. That's the best way to avoid being the star of headlines like those that recently appeared at just about the same time: Megachurch Pastor Bob Coy… Resigns Over 'Moral Failing' (Christian Post). And,'Report: Video shows (Congressman) McAllister kissing staffer' (Po

The Civil Rights Act: 50 Years On

Richard Land Portrait

I believe the vast majority of Americans are disappointed in the degree of racial division, mistrust, and misunderstanding that still plagues American society. And I further believe that disappointment and discontent stretches through all ethnic groups and generations in American society.

The Narcissistic Christian Leader

Thom Rainer

Narcissism should not be said in the same breath as Christian. The former is love of self; the latter is love of God in Jesus Christ. But the sad reality is that narcissism can and often does creep into the lives of many Christian leaders.

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Hollywood Exec DeVon Franklin: 'Heaven Is for Real' Box Office Success Can Green-Light More Faith-Based Movies

DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production for Columbia TriStar Pictures, is praying for a major turnout for the new film, "Heaven Is for Real," in theaters this week. Blockbuster sales at the box office would, according to the Hollywood executive and devout Christian, result in more faith-friendly features on the big screen.

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Rick Warren Says 'Easter Is the Answer' to Coping With Devastation Such as Suicide of His Son

One year after his son's suicide, Rick Warren, author of the Purpose Driven Life and pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California, said that his sermons during worship services beginning this Thursday evening, will be about how the message of Easter provides the answer to life's most devastating trials.

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'Heaven Is for Real' Movie Generating Divided Christian Opinion

"Heaven Is for Real," the movie based on the near-death experience of a young boy who believes he visited heaven and met Jesus, is generating divided opinions among Christians on whether it presents a biblical message on heaven as it hits theaters Easter weekend.

Clemson University Rejects Atheists' Allegations Against Football Program

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Clemson University officials are countering an atheist group's accusations that it's imposing Christian beliefs on student athletes who participate in the football program. The university says the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation is "mistaken" in its claim that football coach Dabo Swinney is pushing his beliefs on members of the Tigers team.

Pro-Russian protesters attend a rally in front of the seized office of the SBU state security service in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 14, 2014.
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Ukraine Calls for UN Help as Pro-Russian Separatists Continue Aggression in East

Ukraine's interim government has asked the United Nations to send peacekeeping troops in an effort to confront pro-Russian separatists who have gained an increasing amount of control in the country's eastern regions in recent days.

Sam Yagan, co-founder of OKCupid, a dating website that recently boycotted Mozilla's Firefox web
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OKCupid Co-Founder Called 'Hypocrite' for Donation to Congressman Opposing Gay Marriage Following Mozilla Controversy

Sam Yagan, co-founder of OKCupid, responded to hypocrisy claims after it was revealed that he donated money to a Republican congressman with a consistent history of opposing same-sex marriage. His company was behind the boycott of the Mozilla software company and its Firefox web browser over a donation made by its newly-appointed CEO, Brendan Eich, to California's Proposition 8 campaign. Eich has since resigned from his post.