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5 Problems With Church Programs

Writing this post may be one of the dumbest things I've ever done. I am the president of the world's largest Christian resource company, and I'm talking about the problems with church programs.

Thanksgiving: I Hate to Entertain, but Everyone Expects It

Marina Slayton

Parent Question: I have a full time job and I really don't like to cook and entertain. But everyone expects me to do all the heavy lifting for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Frankly my home isn't that clean most of the year – but I hate to entertain if the home isn't at least presentable. I feel that I fall short of expectations – especially at the holidays. Sometimes I just feel totally overwhelmed. How can I make it less stressful and more successful - for me and for everyone else?

Human Trafficking Fueled by Evil, Not Climate Change

Elizabeth Yore

Climate alarmists constantly revise their language in search of a catchy phrase that captures, and obscures, our reason and will. Hence, "catastrophic, anthropogenic (manmade) global warming" (CAGW—clear and specific) morphs into "global warming" (vague), which morphs into "climate change" (more vague).

6 Facts You Should Know About Syrian Refugee Debate

Syria refugee camp

As the debate over whether Syrian refugees should be allowed to resettle in the United States has heated up following the Islamic State's attack on Paris, a panel of refugee resettlement experts briefed congressional staffers on Monday about the facts behind the U.S.' refugee resettlement process.

When Repentance Feels Impossible

matt moore

Christian, have you ever found yourself ferociously dominated by some public or secret sin? Have you tried to fight, day in and day out, against some pesky lust of the flesh only to find yourself continually falling into its miserable grip?

'Please, Take My Child,' She Begged

Mary Beth Chapman

I will never forget walking the streets of Port-au-Prince, hand-in-hand with my daughter, and being approached by a Haitian mother with a young child on her hip. "Please, please, oh please," she begged me, "Please, take my child with you."

Why Some Churches Choose to Die

Thom Rainer

The conversation surprised me. I was recently meeting with about a dozen members of a church that was on the precipice of closing. During their perceived "good old days," the average worship attendance was in the 40s and 50s. Now the church attendance was in the teens. The church was on metaphorical life support.

'Woman of the Year' Caitlyn Jenner Has XY Chromosomes

Caitlyn Jenner

Recently Glamour magazine, you know the one that gathers dust in nail salons across America, held their annual Woman of the Year awards ceremony. Drum roll please. … And the 2015 winner is Caitlyn Jenner. (Stunned silence ensues as women all over the nation throw up their hands in surrender.)

Obama Needs a Reality Check

Ken Connor

Speaking to ABC's George Stephanopoulos, the President said that the goal of containing ISIS had been achieved. Not 12 hours later, the world watched in shock and horror as ISIS conducted several coordinated attacks across Paris, killing 129 and wounding hundreds more.


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Pakistan Might Ban Blasphemy Laws After 60,000 Killed, Brother of Murdered Christian Official Says

The brother of Shahbaz Bhatti, a government minister who was killed by terrorists for opposing the controversial blasphemy laws in Pakistan, told the U.K. parliament that his country finally appears to be moving toward religious freedom.


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Christian Club Reinstated at California State University After Religious Requirement Dispute

A Christian student organization has been reinstated by a California academic institute as a recognized student group after being barred for wanting to have religious requirements for their leadership.

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'Evangelicals' Who Support Gay Marriage Are 'Intellectually Dishonest,' FRC VP Says

Evangelicals who support gay marriage are not "intellectually honest" and are unfaithful to the biblical teachings on sexuality and marriage, Family Research Council Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder said Tuesday.

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Western Allies Join Kurds to 'Avenge Paris' in Assault on ISIS' Capital Raqqa

The city of Raqqa in Syria, deemed the main base of the Islamic State terror group, is reportedly set to be assaulted by French, Russian, and Kurdistan forces in a major operation.

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Over 48 Million Americans Can't Afford to Buy Food, 2016 Hunger Report Finds

Many health-related problems Americans face are directly related to hunger and malnutrition, according to a new report by the ecumenical Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World.