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An Open Letter to Pastors - Stand or Fall

Over the last few decades, Americans have seen the destruction of the institution of marriage between a man and a woman, the removal of God's Word in several areas, and the blatant murdering of millions of babies. This is an indictment against America and the pulpit is partially responsible - our silence speaks volumes.

An Open Letter to my LBGT Friends and Neighbors

Kevin Shrum

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26, 2015 has changed everything and nothing for Christians. For churches that have already capitulated on this issue the matter is settled. For Christians who oppose the issue, the matter is far from settled — it's only just begun.

Oregon Declares War on the Christian Faith and Aaron and Melissa Klein

Michael Brown

In one of the most egregious anti-Christian acts committed by a state official in recent memory, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian not only upheld the ridiculous $135,000 fine levied against Aaron and Melissa Klein for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian commitment ceremony, but he ordered the Kleins to "cease and desist" from making any public comments about their religious convictions relative to this case.

Bible-Based Healing for Victims of ISIS, Boko Haram

Roy Peterson American Bible Society

The visible aftermath of the terror wrought by groups like ISIS and Boko Haram is devastatingly obvious: dead bodies in the streets; men, women and children left homeless, their bodies bleeding and broken; and makeshift refugee communities popping up across the more stable areas of the Middle East.

Movie Review: 'Faith of Our Fathers' Is Solid Tribute to 'Forgotten' Vietnam Veterans; Showcases Faith on Battlefield

faith of our fathers

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, a new movie that hit theaters Wednesday – just in time for Independence Day – seeks to honor the men and women who served in the war that so deeply divided America that we often ignore it. The movie is called "Faith of Our Fathers," and it spotlights the Vietnam War in a way that other movies have not.

Was June 26 a Day of Celebration or Infamy?

Wallace Henley Portrait

The day the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision compelling all the states to redefine marriage was considered among the darkest days in our history for some, while others danced and celebrated.

Never Give Up!

Joyce Meyer

It is said that in the heat of a battle during World War II, Winston Churchill gave a speech that consisted of one sentence. He said, "Never, never, never, never give up!" I don't know if that's really the only thing he said, but I do believe the Holy Spirit is speaking that one thing to many of us today.

20 Questions for Christians Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

dan delzell opinion page

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has imposed same-sex marriage upon every state in the nation, it would be wise for each of us to think through this issue a little deeper. And so here are 20 questions for anyone who supports this newfangled definition of marriage:

'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."

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Christian Colleges' Right to Deny Married Housing for Gay Couples Is 'on the Edge of the Indefensible,' Barry Lynn Asserts

Americans United for Separation of Church and State announced Monday the launch of an "aggressive" initiative to combat any state or federal legislation, or court ruling seeking to protect religious objectors of same-sex marriage from government consequence for living according to their religious convictions.

Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS 'Will Be the Last' to Receive Help; Worldwide Christian Community Must Step Up, Says Persecution Watchdog Group

Persecution watchdog group Open Doors says Christian refugees fleeing ISIS in Iraq and Syria are among the last groups to receive help, and is calling on churches and Christian communities throughout the world to step up and provide for their brothers and sisters in Christ.

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6 Interesting Facts About Bobby Jindal's Christian Faith

Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal may not be near the top in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination race or even drawing the biggest crowds, but he may be the smartest candidate in the race

A bus ad for NY City-Serve & City-Fest in seen in this photo published online June 29, 2015.

Spreading Good News in NYC to the Tune of $10 Million

How much does it cost to show and prove that Christians care about more than just converting people but also take Jesus' mandate to love others as themselves at face value? Well, if you're in New York City, it apparently costs $10 million.

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Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Tells Rock Church He And Ciara Are Dating 'Jesus' Way,' Abstaining From Sex

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson asked members of The Rock Church to pray for him and singer Ciara Harris on Sunday as they strive to build a strong relationship "Jesus' way" and abstain from sex, since they aren't married.

FILE: Saudi members of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or religious police, attend a training course in Riyadh Sept. 1, 2007.
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Saudi Sheikh Who Taught ISIS Fighters 'Jihad 101' Asks for Bible After Growing 'Sick of the Killing,' Missionary Claims

An Islamic theologian responsible for teaching ISIS militants "jihad 101" has turned to the Bible after growing "sick of the killing" and finding himself yearning for something "better," according to a Christian missionary who works in the Middle East.

Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed Abedini and their two young children in this undated family photo.
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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.

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

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.