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A Different Kind of 'Coming Out'

matt moore

I came busting out of the closet in 2009 in a desperate attempt to finally find some peace in my life. Some happiness. Some joy. Some freedom. But as most of you already know, the "freedom" that my coming out and adopting a gay identity bought me was a freedom that only brought me into more bondage.

Author and Abuse Survivor Disciplined by Church for Wanting Divorce Says Biblical Illiteracy Can Perpetuate Domestic Violence

Autumn Miles, author of \

The issue of domestic violence took center stage earlier this month when video emerged of Ray Rice punching wife Janay Rice inside of an Atlantic City elevator. The ugly event prompted numerous discussions, including introspective ones among Christians about how church leadership handles, or mishandles cases of domestic abuse. According to one survivor, biblical illiteracy among church leaders actually enabled her abuser.

Deadly Standard Options

Eric Metaxas

The seven deadly sins are also called capital sins. What makes these sins deadly is that they're spiritually corrupting. Whereas Christian charity inclines our hearts toward the love of God and neighbor, the seven deadly sins imprison us through a kind of self-worship.

The Four Best Places to Raise Your Kids

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly recently spoke on same-sex marriage on NPR\'s

MONEY magazine recently released its list of "Best Places to Live in America" for 2014, and Castle Rock, Colo., a town just north of Colorado Springs, was number four on the list. We can't all live in Castle Rock – but we can take steps to make our home a great place to live.

Entrepreneur Wants to Find 'Cure' for Death

Jerry Newcombe

The man who co-created PayPal helped solve a big problem, how to make trustworthy payments on the Internet. This successful solution has enriched the lives of everyone---himself included. Now, he wants to think outside the box to solve another problem: Death.

Radical Islam, Not Peace, On Display In Moore Oklahoma

Jeff Crouere

Sadly, these radicals are not confined to the Middle East. They have found a home in the United States of America, even in Moore, Oklahoma. On Thursday, Alton Nolen, who recently converted to Islam, started attacking innocent people at the Vaughan Foods processing plant. Nolen, who had tried to convert others to Islam, had recently been fired from the company.

Is Divorce Equivalent to Homosexuality?

russell d. moore

This week my denomination, through its executive committee, voted to "disfellowship" a congregation in California that has acted to affirm same-sex sexual relationships. One of the arguments made by some, though, is that this is hypocritical since so many ministers in our tradition marry people who have been previously divorced.

The Phone That Rang With No Connection

Mark Creech

Like a phone call bypassing its connecting lines, there are many voices that ring out today in seemingly amazing and astonishing ways. We may find their words and the circumstances surrounding them quite alluring, remarkable, and unparalleled. Still, no matter the voices' agencies or channels, there is only one voice that can be trusted implicitly.

Be Selfish or Happy – It's a Choice You Can Make

Joyce Meyer

One of the greatest lessons I've learned is that you can't be both selfish and happy. I know this is true through my own personal experience, but more importantly, the Bible has some things to say about the attitude we should have about "self."

Can You Say You Are Without Sin?

Dan Delzell Portrait Seagreen Background

Have you been able to pull off what no other human being, except One, has ever accomplished? Have you crossed every "t" and dotted every "i" in the realm of your soul? No sinful thoughts or words, ever. Absolute obedience to God's commands. And perfect faith in every situation.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Stanley: Why I'm Thankful For My Pastor

Ruth Malhotra with Dr. Charles Stanley

In that moment I was reminded of how First Baptist Atlanta has been more than just my church for the past 30 years. It is indeed my family. And Dr. Stanley has been more than just the pastor. He has been my pastor. Today, as he turns 82 years old, Dr. Stanley remains like a grandfather in the faith to me and countless others who have been personally shaped by his ministry over the years.

What If Jesus Came to Your Home?

Dan Delzell Portrait Seagreen Background

You hear a knock on your door. You go to see who it is only to discover the Lord Jesus Christ standing there. Would you open the door? Would you let Him in? Or would you pretend you're not home? (as if the Lord didn't know better)

Why Hillary's Alinsky Letters Matter

Stanley Kurtz

Alana Goodman's revelation at the Washington Free Beacon of previously unknown correspondence between Hillary Clinton and Saul Alinsky shows that Clinton has not been honest about her far-left past. The lost Alinsky letters also remind us of what we ought to know but have forgotten,

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CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola in US as Patient Is Diagnosed With Deadly Virus in Texas Hospital

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday that a patient at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas became the first person in the United States to test positive for the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging multiple countries in West Africa.

Second Annual Ex-Gay Awareness Month to Feature Fmr. Ambassador Alan Keyes

For the second consecutive year, conservative groups will be observing a month dedicated to spreading awareness of and support for those who formerly identified as homosexual. Known as ex-gay awareness month, the observance will feature events in Washington, D.C. Friday and Saturday.

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates attends a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in this file photo from January 24, 2014.
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Common Core Wants All Kids Taught the Same Way, Bill Gates Says; Surprised It Became Political Debate

The purpose of Common Core was to make sure all kids are taught the same way, Bill Gates, the largest financial backer of Common Core, said, and he was surprised it has become controversial.

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Chuck Smith Jr. Not Supporting Sister's Lawsuit Against Calvary Chapel Involving 'Papa Chuck'

Chuck Smith, Jr., has responded in strong opposition to a lawsuit shortly after it was filed by his sister and apparently supported by his brother on Friday, that alleges elder abuse against the late Pastor Chuck Smith and wrongful takeover of his property by the church board at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, and includes current pastor Brian Brodersen.

Megachurch Preacher Rick Cole Pledges to Live on Streets of Sacramento Until He Raises $100,000 to Help Homeless

Rick Cole

Rick Cole, pastor of the megachurch Capital Christian Center in Sacramento, California has ditched the comfort of his home and has pledged to live on the streets of the city's downtown area for up to two weeks or until he has raised $100,000 to help fund a program called "Winter Sanctuary" that provides food and shelter for the homeless at churches in the area during the winter months.

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Syrian Boy Dies as Devastated Family Is Unable to Pay Lebanese Hospital Fee

Syrian refugees are sharing stories of deep pain and loss, with over 3 million of them having fled to neighboring countries seeking protection from the devastating civil war that has torn their nation apart. One family that fled to Lebanon revealed how they lost their 5-year-old son to leukemia after they were unable to pay the fees charged by a local hospital.

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Drug Dealer and Pimp Turned Preacher: God Wants to Bring You Out of Your Desperate Situation

Once a notorious gangster, drug dealer and pimp, John Turnipseed knows what it's like to feel trapped in sin. Now a licensed minister, Turnipseed wants those struggling to make a change and to know God hears their prayers.