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Rapper’s Satan-themed sneakers show what the culture values but does not reflect who is really in control

    The Bible says that Satan disguises himself as an “angel of light” when he tries to deceive the world and ensnare us in his ways (2 Corinthians 11:14). This past week, he abandoned his old subtle playbook and made himself clearly known through one of his servants.   Rapper Lil Nas X recently...

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In harrowing winter storm in Texas, the Church shows exactly why it is essential

  Over the past week, Texas has dealt with a historic cold and power crisis, but fortunately, churches in the Lone Star State have been on the front lines, providing shelter, food, safety, and compassion to the millions of citizens grappling with the harsh conditions.   Quick Facts   Millions of Texans were still without...

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Love your neighbor — even the Trump supporters who voluntarily plowed your driveway

    One would think that a simple act of neighborly kindness would be welcome these days, especially given the political and cultural climate we live in.   Unfortunately, one Los Angeles Times author viewed a recent act of kindness demonstrated towards her as a far more complex situation — and made a point of...

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Pew Research Center: COVID-19 lockdowns are actually strengthening the faith of Americans

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local governments have attempted to limit the number of people attending church by banning indoor and outdoor worship services or heavily restricting the number of people who can gather to worship. However, many Americans say that the COVID-19 lockdowns and worship restrictions have only served to strengthen...

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Churches sue Scotland’s government for essentially banning worship

  America is not the only country engulfed in a war to protect religious freedom. In Scotland, 27 church leaders have sued their government for “criminalizing” church services and setting unreasonable standards for Christians to be able to meet for worship.   Quick Facts The legal group representing the 27 leaders claim that the regulations...

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Biden reverses most of Trump’s pro-life efforts, choosing political expediency over the tenets of his Catholic faith

  During his first days in office, President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders that effectively squashed the progress that President Trump made in support of pro-life policies. Biden’s orders will have far-reaching consequences on the potential lives of unborn children — both at the national level and globally.   Quick Facts Biden reversed course...

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Want to effect positive, meaningful, lasting change? Then protest with peace, persistence, and patience.

  Violent protests have drastically hampered any sense of unity in our country. Whether it was Black Lives Matter rioting in numerous major cities over alleged racially motivated police killings, or dissatisfied voters storming the Capitol building after President Biden was confirmed the winner of the 2020 election, Americans have had their fill of “demonstrations”...

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Don’t retreat to the sidelines: Christians must continue to engage the culture and be salt and light to a lost world

  America is a unique country in that it recognizes that God is the source of the freedoms we seek to protect through our government. Our Declaration of Independence reads:   “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,...

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Three Ways Not To React to Pastor Bob Bryant’s COVID-related Death

  On November 30, megachurch pastor Bob Bryant died from COVID-19 complications days after contracting the virus.   Bryant, pastor of the multisite, nondenominational Water of Life Community Church in Fontana, Calif., was rushed into the COVID intensive care unit at a local hospital but his health worsened soon after being admitted.   “He was...

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Removing the Electoral College would be a catastrophe for our republic

  The integrity of the voting results for the 2020 election has come under immense scrutiny. Now, several states want to completely change the way the voting process is conducted in the next presidential election.   Currently, the president and vice president are elected through the Electoral College, which was created by 12th Amendment to...

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