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'McFarland USA' Is the Prophetic Voice the Immigration Reform Debate Needs

Seated behind an elderly Mexican American couple, my wife and I stood moved and motivated as we watched Kevin Costner's latest movie, "McFarland U.S.A." The story of immigrant young men, who worked in the fields picking fruits and vegetables in addition to attending High School and running in cross country competitions, re-ignited our commitment to immigration reform.

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  • 10 of the Worst Statements Made By Pro-Choice Politicians

    Kristi Burton Brown

    It's always ironic when pro-abortion politicians complain that crisis pregnancy centers don't meet medical standards while they vehemently object to abortion clinics being inspected or held to surgical center standards. Doublespeak, anyone?

  • Marijuana Laws: Going Up In Smoke?

    Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and Hope Connexion Orlando in Florida, is seen in this file photo.

    Last December, Washington, DC voters approved a measure legalizing marijuana for users over 21. In a legislative battle that highlighted how controversial and complex the issue is, Congress immediately moved to ban the sale and purchase of the drug, creating a challenging situation for law enforcement.

  • When Push Comes to Poll...

    Tony Perkins

    The Christian owner of Arlene's Flowers is standing by her beliefs, no matter what it costs her. "You are asking me to walk in the way of a well-known betrayer, one who sold something of infinite worth for 30 pieces of silver. That is something I will not do."

  • Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore: A Man for All Seasons

    Jerry Newcombe

    In my career as a TV producer for D. James Kennedy Ministries, I've had the privilege of interviewing all sorts of movers and shakers within modern Christendom. I've seen them on camera and off camera. One leading example of such is the Hon. Roy S. Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.

  • Giuliani's Comments on Obama 'Hit a Nerve' With Liberal Media

    Phyllis Schlafly is a lawyer, conservative political analyst and author of 20 books. She is the co-author, with George Neumayr, of the New York Times Best-Seller titled "No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom."

    "It hit a nerve," Rudy Giuliani observed about his widely reported insight that President Obama does not love America. Amid the uproar from the liberal media that anyone would dare question a liberal's patriotism, the former mayor of New York City is not backing away from his candid comment, telling the New York Times that "I said exactly what I wanted to say. I conveyed exactly the message that I wanted to convey."

  • Nations Mayors Drink the Ex-Im Kool-Aid

    Ken Blackwell

    The group has supported the bank in the past and passed a resolution in favor of renewing Ex-Im's charter last June as the debate over the it's reauthorization raged in Congress.

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  • Measles: The Great Disease Debate of 2015

    Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Md., and Hope Connexion Orlando in Florida, is seen in this file photo.

    The measles outbreak that began in Disneyland last December has infected more than 100 people in 14 states, most recently victimizing five infants at a Chicago area daycare. Last year, there were 644 cases of measles reported, by far the largest number in a decade and a half.

  • Black 'Future' Month

    Lisa Sharon Harper

    I cringed. Recently, I sat watching a cable news broadcast — can't remember which one. What I do remember is it featured people doing good in the world … and it made me cringe.

Editorial

  • Was the Apostle Paul a Misogynist?

    In the modern world many people rather casually assume, or assert, that the Apostle Paul was a misogynist based upon his teachings concerning the differing roles of men and women in the church and in marriage in the early church.

  • Radical Islamic Jihadism: A Mortal Threat to Western Civilization

    Make no mistake, the radical Islamic jihadist terrorist attacks in Paris strike at the very heartbeat of Western Civilization, namely freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and freedom of religion. These freedoms are essential and priceless values of Western Civilization. In fact, the belief that freedom of speech is cherished as a universal right was enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19 of which declares, "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression."

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    Unfortunately, this passage is often presented to genuine believers in an attempt to get them to "do more." Such badgering is not helpful, and can actually rob those weak in faith of the assurance of salvation. I suspect you have heard this passage used in such a way. But have you stopped to really think about not only what Jesus said, but what the hearers said to Christ? Or better yet, what they didn't say.

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    I recently embarked on a major research project for a new resource I will soon be offering. Part of my research included a long review of thousands of comments made on this site over the past few years. Though my research had another purpose, I became intrigued by the comments related to church traditions.

  • Why Can't Three Men Marry Each Other?

    If "love is love" and "everyone should have the right to marry the one they love," then why can't any number of people come together in "marriage"?

  • Stay Weird, Stay Different, But Don't Stay in Sin

    I just ran across Graham Moore's Oscar acceptance speech from last night, described by The Huffington Post to be the night's most moving speech.

  • 'McFarland USA' Is the Prophetic Voice the Immigration Reform Debate Needs

    Seated behind an elderly Mexican American couple, my wife and I stood moved and motivated as we watched Kevin Costner's latest movie, "McFarland U.S.A." The story of immigrant young men, who worked in the fields picking fruits and vegetables in addition to attending High School and running in cross country competitions, re-ignited our commitment to immigration reform.

  • My Family's Legacy: Returning to My Great Grandpa's Mission Field Nearly 100 Years Later

    My great-grandparents and my grandmother are all in Heaven now, but they would be thrilled to know that I will be returning to Huai'an next week, not just to visit the place of my grandmother's birth, but to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Is America a Christian Nation?

    "More than 90 percent of Americans who express a religious preference identify themselves as Christians." So said a December 2014 Gallup survey after interviewing 173,490 U.S. citizens. If these figures are accurate, why are the Christian faith and followers of Christ under such relentless attack?