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Progressive Christian Wild Goose Festival Celebrates Planned Parenthood, Abortion: Evangelical Author

A progressive Christian festival last week featured overt support for Planned Parenthood and abortion, with Christian speakers and attendees speaking of their "favorite" kinds of abortions and how they can be "morally correct" and "life-saving."

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Former Muslim: Dreams of Jesus, Miracle Healings Leading Millions to Christ Despite Persecution

A pastor who has started hundreds of churches in Pakistan, where he suffered persecution for his faith, has chronicled his extraordinary journey in a new book where he says that divine healings and prophetic dreams are leading many Muslims to Jesus Christ.

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Beyond These Walls

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Are we sharing what we have with those beyond these walls? Beyond these walls are people who are lost and don't know Jesus can rescue them. We can't just come to church week after week, experience the saving power of Jesus, live in His blessing, and then keep all of it to ourselves.

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The Myth of the Free-Thought Parent

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I informed my audience that I had taught the Apostles' Creed to my daughter. One of the students spoke for many when she insisted that children should be raised without "religious dogma". Instead, they should be free to "make up their own minds" about what to believe.

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The Most Important Prep for Your College Student

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Summer is almost over for many college students. Parents and kids have started shopping for dorm room essentials and decor. But there is a more important preparation that needs parents' attention. It is to equip your student to make good decisions while he is away at school.

5 Reasons North American Churches Will See a Wave of Revitalization

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Here is where I take a contrarian position compared to many others, including positions I have held in the past: Of the 300,000 churches in need of revitalization, 100,000 will revitalize organically or internally, and another 100,000 will be revitalized through replanting. It's a bold assertion, but something that could very well unfold over the next five to ten years.

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You Know That You've Repented When ...

There seems to be a growing public conversation on the subject of repentance. When a pastor or politician or member of the press or (insert public figure of choice) fails to live up to the standard they profess, the consequences are swift and significant. But, are we failing at grace? When does an offender deserve a second chance?

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Jesus, Immigration, and My Critics

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As a blonde female, and as a pastor, this isn't the first time someone has called me stupid. Sadly, it comes with the territory. And while the Bible may say turn the other cheek, it does not say allow bullies to treat you like a punching bag.

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#MeToo and Humanae Vitae

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What do present-day Hollywood sex scandals have to do with a 50-year-old papal encyclical? In Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI clearly recognized that the gift of sex, by its nature, can easily devolve into self-interested mutual use, or even unilateral imposition, if it is not ordered to a good held in common: in particular, children.

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In Reply to a Beloved Brother Regarding the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Nomination

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John C. Richards, Jr., a self-described "Christian person of color," is expressing concern over the potential impacts the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh's nomination seems to be proffered in such a way as to suggest that black Christians are, or should be, primarily, if not solely, concerned about matters that subjectively fall under the ever-expanding and ambiguous banner of "social justice."