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Cultural Christianity vs. Convictional Christianity

As cultural Christianity wanes the more faithful, traditional Christianity practiced by Evangelicals will stand out in ever more vivid contrast with mere civic or "country club" Christianity in America. The shameful gap between the "orthodoxy" (sound doctrine) and "orthopraxy" (sound practice) of too many Christians has been, and is, a disgrace to the Gospel.

The Scandal of Christianity

John stonestreet

And no amount of calm will dissuade critics, such as the Lynn, Massachusetts, school board member who compared Gordon College to the KKK and dismissed their work among the city's poorer children out of hand. In the end, no matter how "nice" we are, our faith in Jesus and our faithfulness to His teaching will be a scandal to the world. And we are and will be treated accordingly.

How Sexual Disorientation Can Lead to Self-Deception

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The idea of "sexual orientation" is the world's way of trying to explain why people experience various sexual desires. In reality, all of us experience some measure of sexual "disorientation." The presence of sin within human nature causes confusion regarding our sexuality.

5 Interesting Facts About Ted Cruz's Christian Faith

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. It's a testament to his faith and Southern Baptist roots that have kept him grounded throughout his life. But here are five facts you may not know about Cruz's personal faith.

9 Stupid Things I Did as a Pastor

Thom Rainer

1. I neglected my prayer life and time in the Word too often. It sounds absolutely insane as I write it, but I got too busy for God. As a consequence, I operated out of my own insufficient power too many times.

Andy Stanley on Homosexuality: He's Really Right and Really Wrong

Michael Brown

I really appreciate Pastor Andy Stanley's call last month for Christians in America to live like real Christians, but he was way off in his call for Christians to take one year off from the culture wars, as if the only way we could live like real Christians was to refrain from engaging the culture. Quite the contrary.

Boys Without Dads: A Cruel and Volatile Calculus

Ken Blackwell

It is right that political and religious leaders, community groups, business organizations, and law enforcement officials are commenting about all the causes and effects of the riots. But one thing seems missing from the discussion, a factor whose omission is unacceptable. It's called fatherhood.

6 Interesting Facts About Mike Huckabee's Christian Faith

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee was a Southern Baptist minister before entering the politics and running for president in 2008. Now, he is running again and clinging to his conservative values to help him win the coveted office. Here are six facts about his faith that readers should know.

In New Book to Moms Ex-Ambassador's Wife Marina Slayton Says 'We've Been Empowered By the Holy Spirit'

Be the Best Mom

In a new book for mothers titled Be the Best Mom You Can Be Marina Slayton, a Christian mother of four and wife of former U.S. diplomat Gregory Slayton, has shared tips on parenting in the 21st century. It's a time, she says, when parents and children alike are facing new challenges such as growing hostility against Christianity and a higher rate of suicide, both of which have touched her family personally.

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Washington National Cathedral Holds 'Blessing of the Bikes' for Rolling Thunder During Memorial Day Weekend

Washington National Cathedral held its annual "Blessing of the Bikes" on Friday for members of Rolling Thunder as they arrived at the nation's capital to honor fallen veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces on Memorial Day.

Obama Denounces Growing Anti-Semitism in Speech at Washington Synagogue; Seeks to Reassure American Jews of Support for Israel

President Barack Obama warned of rising anti-semitism in the world, while seeking to reassure American Jews of his support for Israel, in remarks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington on Friday.

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Joel Osteen: Churches Need to Provide Spiritual Guidance That Military Caregivers Long For

With over 5.5 million Americans devoting their lives to caring for loved ones suffering from debilitating health conditions resulting from their military service, televangelist Joel Osteen says it is the church's role to ensure that military and veteran caregivers get the spiritual guidance they need to build their faith.

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Young Leaving Churches That 'Abandoned Belief in Authority of Scripture,' Says Head of World's Largest Pentecostal Denomination

George O. Wood, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church (USA) and chairman of the World AG Fellowship, considered the world's largest Pentecostal denomination with more than 67 million adherents, said Wednesday that young people are leaving traditional churches that have "abandoned a belief in the authority of Scripture."

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'A.D. The Bible Continues' Producers Roma Downey, Mark Burnett Share Exclusive Preview of Sunday's New Episode

"A.D. The Bible Continues" is returning to NBC with its eighth episode on Sunday, and series producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett offered The Christian Post an exclusive preview of what lies ahead.

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'Scandalous' for UN to Push Abortions on Girls Raped by Boko Haram, Say Pro-Life Nigerian Groups

The Foundation for African Heritage, a coalition of non-governmental organizations in Nigeria, has pushed back against suggestions by a United Nations organization that the pregnant women and girls rescued from Boko Haram be allowed to undergo abortions, which is illegal in most cases under local law.

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'I Was Terrified' — Partially Blind Muslim Schoolgirl Who Found Jesus Recalls Risking Her Life to Read the Bible

At age 12, the concerns of most American children usually revolve around schoolyard politics and the awkwardness of becoming a teenager, but for Rifqa Bary, a young girl in Ohio, a life-changing decision to secretly convert to Christianity completely consumed her world and left her living in constant fear.

In New Book to Moms Ex-Ambassador's Wife Marina Slayton Says 'We've Been Empowered By the Holy Spirit'

Be the Best Mom

In a new book for mothers titled Be the Best Mom You Can Be Marina Slayton, a Christian mother of four and wife of former U.S. diplomat Gregory Slayton, has shared tips on parenting in the 21st century. It's a time, she says, when parents and children alike are facing new challenges such as growing hostility against Christianity and a higher rate of suicide, both of which have touched her family personally.

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