Why Some Christians Are Not Open to the Holy Spirit: Scot McKnight

A New Testament scholar is tackling a subject that has confounded sincere Christians across the ages: the identity and function of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. And, he maintains, many Christians in the West remain closed to the Spirit and are hampered by fear when it comes to relating to Him and tapping into his power.

 

US

Johnnie Moore Says Evangelical Leaders Criticize Trump Behind Closed Doors

One of President Donald Trump's informal evangelical advisers has assured that the group of evangelical leaders who advise the administration do in fact criticize the president behind closed doors but don't necessarily do so in public.

Church & Ministries

Why Jesus Is No Longer the Only Way for Many American Christians

New research shows a widespread departure among Christians from traditional Bible teaching such as Jesus being the only way to salvation and some scholars have blamed the ideological shift in part, on influential divinity schools and charismatic church leaders.

ENTERTAINMENT

For KING & COUNTRY Declares the Power of 'Joy' Amid Trials (Video)

Following the celebration around their RIAA Certified Gold Album, RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG., for KING & COUNTRY is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated third full-length album and the two say they believe the joy of the Lord can help the current state of America.

WORLD

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry Preaches on Jesus' Sacrificial Love' at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Wedding

In his 14-minute sermon at the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Saturday, American Episcopalian Bishop Michael Curry stressed the power of sacrificial, receptive love, as Jesus demonstrated in his death.

Opinion

3 Words of Encouragement While We Wait for Christ's Return

It can be difficult to remember the security of our eternity when we are facing the ugly realities of a sinful and fallen world. In a time when human life is devalued, when virtue is weakened or even shamed, and when our God is continually shoved out of a culture that constantly claims to esteem love above everything else, it is tempting for God's people to fall into discouragement and even despair.

Voices

How to Have Eternal Life

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What teachings of the scriptures encapsulate the requirements for eternal life? We're going to look at some scriptures, and some instructions in those scriptures for how to receive eternal life, live it out on Earth, and how to be found as a faithful servant when we meet Jesus in heaven.

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Anne Frank's Lost Diary Entries Are About More Than Dirty Jokes

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Earlier this week, news broke that researchers, using new digital technology, have deciphered two previously hidden pages of Anne's red-checkered diary. News accounts suggest they contain "dirty jokes" that had been deliberately covered over (presumably by Anne) with brown masking paper and tape.

Voices

Should the Church Avoid Politics?

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Before Fox News and CNN, the pulpit was where people acquired their information. Spurgeon preached against slavery. Martin Luther went against the political leaders of that day.

Voices

Why Gambling Is So Popular

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This week, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling. The landmark decision gives states the right to legalize betting on sports.

Right on Cue, the World Condemns Israel

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Things are falling into place just as scripted by Hamas. The terrorist organization recruits and sends its young men on suicide missions. Israel responds with the expected force. The media reports the events along anti-Israel lines. Then the nations of the world rise up to condemn evil Israel.

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On Rightly Hitching Our Wagons (A Response to Andy Stanley)

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In many ways, it is a mistake to focus simply on Andy Stanley's sermon, for in doing so we run the risk of getting distracted from a larger and more important reality: that the kind of position Andy has articulated is not unusual in the contemporary church worldwide. And it is this fact, rather than the words of one preacher in one sermon, that we ought to find truly disturbing.

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Should My Diagnosis Stop Me From Paying Off My Mortgage?

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I want to pay off my mortgage! My financial advisor says no since I am 1 year into my cancer healing journey and about to be laid off in June. But I'll have 6 months savings in my emergency fund even after paying off my mortgage. Should I be debt free or hold off?

Voices

The Sublime Logic of Jesus Christ as the Only Way to God

The dedication of the American Embassy in Jerusalem was monumental. For multitudes, the event was a monumental blessing. For many others the day constituted monumental crisis. For Mitt Romney, the historic event gave opportunity for a cheap shot at President Donald Trump.

Voices

What Is Molinism?

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When it comes to the issue of divine sovereignty and human freedom, the first theological question I get asked as a minister is: Are you a Calvinist or an Arminian?

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For Hamas, More Palestinian Corpses Means More Success

I hate the fact that so many Palestinian protestors have been killed or wounded in recent weeks. And I'm not saying that Israel has done everything right in the conflict. But for Hamas, this is the only way to defeat Israel. The strategy is as cynical as it is simple. Hamas cannot possibly defeat Israel militarily. Hamas can only win the propaganda war, the war of public opinion.