Mark Minnella for Townhall Finance: The Sweet Spot


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By Mark Minnella for Townhall Finance

An interesting observation—two opposite ends of the calendar and two completely different financial focuses.

Have you noticed that the last couple of months of our calendar is often defined as the “Giving Time of Year”? Charities and churches campaign with vigor for your donations through every media possible, everywhere you turn.

In fact, according to “Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018,” American individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $427.71 billion to U.S. charities last year, an increase of 0.7% over the previous year.

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Timothy Plan for Lifezette: If You’re Christian and Married, You’re More Likely to Show Forgiveness Toward Your Spouse Than Other People Do


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By Robert Knight for Lifezette

Married people are more likely than others to strive for ways to forgive an offense and move on, according to a Barna Group study released earlier this year.

It’s partly because these couples have no illusions from the outset that there won’t be bumps in the road.

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Stephen E. Strang for American Thinker: Evangelicals and Washington


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By Stephen E. Strang for American Thinker

Evangelicals have become loyal to Donald Trump because we see him as a champion of our values. Instead of pandering for votes from religious conservatives and then treating Evangelicals as if they don’t exist, which some leaders have said Ronald Reagan did, Trump listens and acts.

Today, there are many Evangelicals in the Trump administration, from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Vice President Mike Pence. Friends of Zion founder Mike Evans frequents the White House, and he told me that you can’t walk 10 feet in the West Wing without running into an Evangelical.

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The American Family Association For Townhall: Christians Must Not Cave to LGBTQ Pressure


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By Tim Wildmon for Townhall | Image from Townhall

According to the Bible, God allows sexual activity only between a man and a woman who are married. All other sexual conduct is forbidden.

Sinful sexual activity can be forgiven, to be sure, and the Christian is called to overcome the impulses that lead to sexual sin. This has been the teaching of the Christian church since its inception 2,000 years ago.

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The American Pastors Network for Charisma Magazine: Why This Psalmist Commands You to Praise—Even When You Don’t Want To


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By Sam Rohrer for Charisma Magazine | Image from Charisma Magazine

What does it really mean to be thankful? As we approach Thanksgiving, we consider the importance of living with gratitude for God’s blessings.

Psalm 100 urges us to “enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” The Israelites praised God as they first entered the temple gates in Jerusalem, continuing as they walked through the courtyard. Gratitude was extended throughout their journey.

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The American Pastors Network for Charisma Magazine: Why This Psalmist Commands You to Praise—Even When You Don’t Want To


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By Sam Rohrer for Charisma Magazine | Image from Charisma Magazine

What does it really mean to be thankful? As we approach Thanksgiving, we consider the importance of living with gratitude for God’s blessings.

Psalm 100 urges us to “enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise.” The Israelites praised God as they first entered the temple gates in Jerusalem, continuing as they walked through the courtyard. Gratitude was extended throughout their journey.

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Southern Evangelical Seminary for Townhall: Thanksgiving Has Been Part of America’s Story From Puritan Forefathers Onward


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By Dr. Richard Land for Townhall | Image from Townhall

This is the time that Americans from coast to coast cease their workaday activities and gather with friends and loved ones for Thanksgiving. It is a time-honored ritual, observed by the overwhelming majority of the American population. What are the origins of this celebration, and what meaning should it have for Americans today?

Thanksgiving is a combination of two longstanding traditions in Anglo-American civilization—the joyous harvest festival and the more somber declaration of a day of prayer or thanksgiving in the midst of some national crisis.

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The American Pastors Network for The Christian Post: Does God always answer prayer?


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By Sam Rohrer for The Christian Post

“O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?”

This was the prayer of the biblical prophet, Habakkuk—crying out for God to hear him. Sometimes, even those with a deep relationship with God question whether He is listening. In Habakkuk’s situation, God promised His answer was on the way. Though he could not see a response at that moment, the Lord had a plan that would perfectly address the prophet’s situation.

We often find ourselves wondering whether God will answer our concerns. Whether our health, a job situation, concerns regarding a loved one or solutions to the nation’s problems, we want to see change now. Yet the Lord’s timing is best. He is never early or late. His answer arrives on time, and in His perfect time. He is listening—and will answer—in ways beyond our understanding. As Paul wrote, God can do more than we ask or imagine.

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Timothy Plan for The Christian Post: The passion behind biblically responsible investing


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By Robert Knight for The Christian Post

In 2018, Timothy Plan founder Art Ally’s daughter, Cheryl, penned an article, “Why Art Ally Is Not THE Expert on Biblically Responsible Investing.” She briefly traced family history and offered some thoughts about why Timothy Plan was an idea whose time had come: “One thing you could count on is my dad never settled for mediocrity. He always looked ahead to see how he could improve his knowledge—and his family’s income. But it came at a cost—way too many moves and financial roles,” Cheryl remembers. “Since I was pretty much the only child at this point, I experienced all of the pro-life rallies and events my parents dragged me to. I honestly had no idea how awful abortion was. He cared for the unborn and was hoping it would impact me in some way.

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Stephen E. Strang for The Stream: Nearly 90% of Evangelicals Think Trump Impeachment Hearings Are a ‘Witch Hunt’ or a ‘Waste of Time and Money’


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By Stephen E. Strang for The Stream | Image from The Stream

A brand-new poll by Charisma News has found that as of Nov. 15, nearly 90% of Evangelicals are calling impeachment hearings either “a witch hunt” (62%) or “a waste of time and money” (28.3%). Only 5% say it’s a “valid course of action,” and another 5% say it is to “hold Trump accountable.”

As the impeachment dominates nearly every headline and evening news sound bite, President Donald Trump impeachment talk is louder than ever. Of course, this is nothing new. The week after a whistleblower repeated secondhand information that President Trump’s conversation with the president of Ukraine was an impeachable offense, former Gov. Mike Huckabee said in his monologue on his TV program in late September: “I thought that’s what we’ve had ever since he got sworn in.”

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