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Abortion and Human Trafficking: What Would Abraham Lincoln Have Done?

So, on this 150th anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln, we should be loath to claim this greatest of all Americans for causes near and dear to our own hearts. Lincoln, the tax-cutter; Lincoln, the defense hawk; Lincoln, the champion of litigation reform – these and a hundred other tinny appellations clank against the edifice of historical integrity.

'Like a Good Neighbor' Jesus Is There

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You have probably seen the State Farm commercials. People who find themselves in a precarious situation simply speak a magic mantra to summon their insurance genie: "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." And poof, an agent is instantly teleported to their exact location. The commercial concludes, "State Farm agents are there whenever you need them."

Young Christians Spiritually Failing in Real World Because Youth Groups Depend Too Much on Emotional High, Says Nancy Pearcey (CP Interview 1/2)

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The main reason people abandon Christianity is unanswered intellectual questions, yet many churches treat faith as a mostly emotional experience, philosopher Nancy Pearcey argued in an interview with The Christian Post. Her new book, "Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes," provides five practical strategies to help Christians think about issues that challenge their faith.

Blessed Are the Kind: Sharing the Gift of God's Mercy

Joyce Meyer

Mercy is not fair, but it's godly. Not fair, but powerful. Not fair, but Christ-like. And when we do what God leads us to do, He always brings justice into our life. To honor God in this area, we need to learn to trust Him more fully. Every single one of us has opportunities to do that each day…with friends and family, coworkers and even the clerk at the grocery store.

Christian Lives Matter In Kenya and Everywhere Else

Johnnie Moore

They were standing in a circle holding hands as they prayed when Al Shabaab terrorists entered the back door of the building and immediately shot and killed the young woman leading the entire group. One by one, they proceeded to kill each one of them, laughing as they did so.

5 Organizational Reasons Many Churches Hit Attendance Plateaus

Thom Rainer

As I have noted in other posts, the number one reason for declines and plateaus in churches is declining frequency of attendance of church members. Though there are many possible explanations for this reality, some of the reasons are in the category of organizational issues. Let me note five of them.

Marriage and the Supreme Court: A Call to Prayer

Russell moore

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether states can legally choose to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. It is a watershed moment in our nation's history. As an organization, we have filed briefs with the court, argued in public and in private about why marriage, defined as the union of one man and one woman, matters as a social good, and more than I have space to list in one post. But beyond all this we as Christians and churches need to pray—because marriage is not just another culture war issue.

4 Questions About Sex & A Sex Series

Perry Noble

This Sunday we begin a brand new series entitled, "Sex…It Doesn't Have To Be Grey!" There are some people who are really excited about this series, others are curious in regards to what type of things will be talked about—and others are afraid of what is going to be said. Which is why I am writing this article—to answer some questions you may have about why we're doing the series and what can be expected.

America: Supportive but Overly Optimistic About Bible Access

A man holds a bible during church services in this Feb. 18, 2007 file photo.

Sometimes it is easy to forget that not everyone in the world enjoys all the privileges we do here in America. Perhaps that explains why, according to American Bible Society's State of the Bible Survey released this week, 72 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that the Bible has already been translated into all of the earth's languages.

5 Things Starbucks Can Teach About Effective Evangelism

Greg Stier

So how can Starbucks saturate the physical cravings of decaffeinated Americans and the church cannot satisfy the spiritual thirst of Americans with the living water? After all, there are only 12,000 Starbucks coffee shops in the United States and there are over 300,000 Protestant churches! That's right! We outnumber Starbucks by 25 to 1!

What You Can Do About the Kenya Massacre: Choose to Love

Geoff tunnicliffe

Once again the senseless massacre of almost 150 students in Kenya has demonstrated the fallenness and depravity of humanity. It is impossible to comprehend the depth of brutality that human beings can perpetrate against others, particularly children and young people. Lives filled with so much hope and potential were snuffed out by the barbarity of those who seemingly will stop at nothing to promote their twisted ideology and beliefs.

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'Muslim Hardline' Gunmen Open Fire on Catholic School in Pakistan; Injured Christian Student Taken to Hospital

Two masked gunmen on motorcycles, believed to be Muslim, open fired on the campus of a Pakistani Catholic school in Lahore Friday morning, injuring one Christian student and two security guards.

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Christians Across the US Urged to Wear Orange to Raise Awareness About ISIS Victims

Many Christians across the country are wearing orange ribbons and dress, representing the jumpsuits worn by victims of Islamic State, in church and otherwise in response to calls by churches and groups to help draw attention to the persecution of Christians by the terror group in the Middle East.

Wife of American Pastor Saeed Abedini Says Prison Guards in Iran Say He Will Never Go Free Until He Denies Christ

Naghmeh Abedini

As the United States continues to negotiate with major world powers and Iran aimed at limiting the Middle Eastern nation's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, the wife of American pastor Saeed Abedini says her husband, who has been imprisoned there for more than two and a half years for his faith, is being threatened by guards that he will never be freed unless he renounces Jesus Christ.

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Conservative Anglicans Discuss Breaking Apart From Church of England Over Gay Marriage, Women Bishops

A group of conservative Anglican leaders are reportedly meeting in London to discuss forming a "parallel" church that they feel would be more true to Anglican principles on positions like women bishops and gay marriage.

Megachurch Pastor Mark Smith Who Church Leaders Hired as 'God's Man' Quits After Just 18 Months

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Just 18 months ago, in an announcement that they had hired Mark Smith to be their new senior pastor, top officials at the First Baptist Jackson Church in Mississippi said they had fallen "in love" and described him as God's man and "God's will" for the job. In a surprising turn of events this week, however, Smith abruptly quit, declaring in his rejection of the job that he is not the man for their church.

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Newsboys Exclusive: Duncan Phillips Talks Stopping Poverty on Tour, Being More Excited Than Ever About Band

The Christian pop rock band,Newsboys, are grateful that they can still sell out shows after forming close to three decades ago, but the foursome decided to up the ante by working to end world hunger on their current tour.

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Pakistani Christian Boy Set on Fire Dies From Burns Over 55% of His Body; Forgives His Muslim Attackers

The 15-year-old Pakistani Christian boy who was beaten and set on fire by two Muslim men last Friday after answering truthfully if he was a Christian, died Wednesday morning due to burns inflicted during the attack.

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Christian Mother Delivers First All-Girl Quintuplets Born in US Since 1969 in 4 Minutes

A Christian mother from Houston, Texas made history last Wednesday when she became the first woman to give birth to a set of all-girl quintuplets in the United States since 1969 and she did it all in four minutes.