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6 Key 2018 Midterm Senate Races to Watch

With the 2018 midterms three weeks away, some on the left are hoping for a "blue wave" to regain control of Congress while others are hoping that conservatives will turn up to ensure that both chambers of Congress stay under Republican control with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Church & Ministries

This Week in Christian History: End Times Prediction, Chicago Statement, Little Sisters Founder Born

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Oct. 21-27, in Church history. They include the birth of the founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor, the beginning of the summit that created the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, and Family Radio President Harold Camping's final end times prediction failing to happen.

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Iraqi Christians Rebuilding Homeland With Help From Trump Admin, Knights of Columbus

The United States government has agreed to a partnership with a leading Catholic humanitarian group that aims to help the administration facilitate the much needed aid and assistance to help persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East.

Opinion

How to Share the Gospel With LGBT People (Part 1)

It is very important to know how to properly share the Gospel with those who would consider themselves LGBT. As Christians living in our current culture, we have a responsibility to share the Gospel with everyone, regardless of how they define their sexual identity.

Voices

Why the Church and World Can't Afford to Lose US Millennials

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Fifty-nine percent of millennials who grow up in the US church drop out. We've pressed on with thoughtful outreach programs, and we have been fueled with evangelistic zeal. But when it comes to interacting and engaging with millennials, time and time again the church has been criticized for coming up short.

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Furious Man Rants About Pedophile Priests

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Recently, a very angry man took out his frustrations on me because of pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church. I don't blame him for being angry. His language would curl your ear hair, but I certainly felt his pain.

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

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Iconic Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine caused outrage when she once asked if the Nazi Holocaust victims suffered because of their sins in past lives. "Karma" seems to give a reason as to why God allows or even sanctions suffering.

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Reformation Hymns

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Reformation Sunday is coming up on October 28. In our church, each year on Reformation Sunday we sing Reformation hymns, that is, hymns that in some way connect to the Reformers and the movement they sparked.

The Problem With Feel-Good Church

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I remember feeling something I had never expected to feel at a church; welcomed. As quickly as I had stepped into an environment that felt accepting and welcoming, the tides began to change. A pastor was preaching things out of the Bible that opposed the way I was currently living my life. He said things I didn't like. He said things that made me get defensive.

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The Death of Free Speech in America

The unholy alliance between radical Islamists and radical leftists has resulted in a modern-day America our founders would not recognize. America, despite being known for its protection of free speech, is now a country where speaking the truth will leave you labeled a bigot or the new attack word, Islamophobic.

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Would Evangelicals Vote for a Practicing Pimp?

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On Tuesday, the man known as America's most famous pimp, Dennis Hof, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 72. So, the late Mr. Hof was not only a practicing pimp but a proud one at that. Some evangelical Christians were backing his run for a seat in the local Assembly.

Voices

The Fleeing Philistines

The world puts all of their eggs in one basket when it comes to their salvation. They champion self-righteousness and make no provision for its failure to justify them on Judgment Day.

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Why Has Tom Cruise Been Recast as Jesus?

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The BibleWalk Museum in Mansfield, Ohio, is a collection of more than three hundred wax figures. Many of the museum's wax figures come from closed wax museums around the country or were bought from manufacturers that had a surplus. Some were celebrities in their previous lives.

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3 Things You May Not Know About the Old Testament

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Roughly three-fourths of the Bible is found in the Old Testament. Most Christians, however, spend the bulk of their Bible-reading time in the New Testament. If you're one of them, then you may not be intimately familiar with what was, in the time of Jesus, the entire Bible. Here are three things that you may not know about the Old Testament.

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When You're #inthethickofit

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I had a full-time job, but every month was still a struggle. We were always one unexpected bill or one car repair away from being homeless again. There was no such thing as hashtags back then, but if there had been, hashtags like #singlemomlife and #inthetrenches and #inthethickofit would have been recurring themes for us.