One of the most prominent pollsters who focuses on the religious beliefs and behaviors of Americans says most evangelicals actually doubt that Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is a conservative.
George Barna, the founder of the research firm Barna Group, explained during an interview with One News Now that despite media reports suggesting Trump is winning over evangelical voters, many evangelicals are weary of Trump's new-found conservatism.
"They don't really believe he's a conservative — only four percent believe he's genuinely a conservative," Barna explained. more >>
It's one thing when non-religious supporters of Donald Trump attack their candidate's detractors in the most profane and vile way. It's another thing when Bible-quoting, professing Christians do the same. Yet this is a phenomenon I see with increasing frequency. What can we learn from it?
On a daily basis, I receive lovely responses to my articles and videos, with comments like: "YOU'RE A F---ING IDIOT. duuuuumb" (This was in response to my video as to why we should boycott Target. As with all the quotes that follow, the profanity was spelled out in full.)
Remember that old playground song: "Bob and Sally / Sitting in a tree, / K-I-S-S-I-N-G. / First comes love, / Then comes marriage, / Then comes baby / In a baby carriage."
Even though there is a bit more involved than kissing, there are still lots of new babies in carriages every single day. In fact, worldwide, four babies are born every second. It's extremely humbling to think about God using us to give birth, adopt or foster other human beings, while also helping form them into adults. In a sense, God entrusts us with the ability to shape our future through parenting.
With such an awesome responsibility in front of us, we would do ourselves a huge favor by preparing ahead of time for this daunting, yet joyful task. And as people prepare themselves to take on the role of parenting, they can be motivated by many great reasons to be a parent, but there can also be some wrong motivations to have children. And those negative motivations are what I want to bring to light. more >>
Let me take you behind the scenes again in the life of a pastor.
For sure, your pastor is not likely to let you know the pain these brief sentences cause.
But, for most pastors, they hurt. They really hurt. more >>
Barry Allen of The CW's hit superhero drama TV series "The Flash" Season 2 proved to himself and to everyone that despite the lack of his speed and power, he could still pull off the heroic things that his alter-ego can do.
Spoiler alert for those who missed "Back To Normal," Team Flash was confronted with a metahuman who kidnapped Harrison Wells. Griffin thought he was dealing with the Wells who was behind the explosion of the particle accelerator. He forced Harry to do something about his condition, but obviously, the Earth-2 character wasn't able to provide. Meanwhile, the speed-less Barry, Cisco, Jesse, and Joe worked together to bring down Griffin. Although Barry has to receive a couple of superpowered punches, they were still able to defeat the enemy by tiring down the super-strengthened metahuman.
Barry, however, realized that he needs to have his speed back because Caitlyn Snow is still in danger. The whole team is kind of worried about their friend who is currently being held up by Zoom. more >>
Katheryn Winnick, who currently stars in the series "Vikings" on the History Channel, has been cast as a mystery character in the upcoming film from Sony and MRC, "The Dark Tower." There has been no indication of what role she will be playing in the movie, but a view has been taken on the possibility that it will be a new character.
The film, which will be directed by Nickolaj Arcel (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Swedish version), is an adaptation of a series of novels with the same title written by Stephen King. The story follows the journey of a gunslinger knight, Roland Deschain, toward a physical as well as metaphorical tower in the hopes of saving his dying world. One of those accompanying him on his quest to find the nexus of universes is Jake Chambers, who has become a friend to him. The gunslinger meets enemies on his way, including The Man in Black.
Winnick may be playing a totally new character not found in the book series, Jill, who is non-human and works for The Man in Black. Jill's role is said to be an important one, and she even tries to kidnap Jake. more >>