Dr. Michael Brown for Lifezette: Kanye West’s Brave Wake-Up Call to America: Porn Is ‘Not OK’


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By Dr. Michael Brown for The Christian Post

Perhaps this was the wake-up call we needed.

Perhaps this jarring quote from an icon such as Kanye West was needed to force us to stop denying the utterly destructive effects of pornography in our culture.

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, which aired on October 24, Kanye West said, “My dad had a Playboy left out at age five and it’s affected almost every choice I made for the rest of my life — from age five ’til now, having to kick the habit.”

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The Tide for Lifezette: The Persecution of Christ’s Followers Around the World Takes on a New Urgency for Believers


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By Don Shenk for Lifezette

“In my family, I am the only one who believes in the Lord — and because of that, there are threats to attack me and kill me. It seems my own family is involved in this, but when I listen to the word of God, I am very much blessed and encouraged.”

These are the sobering yet hopeful words of Rajesh in India, one of millions of listeners of The Tide’s global gospel radio programming. Here in the U.S., believers in Jesus can easily flip on Christian radio in their cars or listen to a Christian podcast any time they want.

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The American Family Association for Townhall: Five Truths Most Americans Are Afraid to Say


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By Tim Wildmon for Townhall |Image from Townhall

Our world can be a dark place.

There is abundant evidence of this, but one recent example was a threat of possible violence tied to the October opening of the film, “The Joker.” According to U.S. News & World Report, the FBI became involved when references were made to the 2012 shooting in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater during another Batman movie. This comes after the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the summer, when a total of 31 people were murdered and dozens injured by gunmen with widely different belief systems.

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Jonathan Cahn for CBN News: ‘Ancient Jewish Rite Reveals the Major Events of Our Time’


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By Jonathan Cahn for CBN News | Image from CBN News

“You shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee to you, and each of you shall return to his possession, and every person shall return to his family” (Leviticus 25:10).

Could an ancient law from the Bible be determining the events of our times? In the Jewish tradition the Jubilee Year is a year of rest, restoration and resetting. Agricultural work is put on hold so laborers can enjoy their produce (Lev. 25:12). Everyone returns to their land and their family (v. 10). Debts are taken care of in a way that is fair and not oppressive.

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American Pastors Network for The Christian Post: Showing appreciation for your pastor


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By Gary Dull for The Christian Post

The month of October has been designated as “Pastor Appreciation Month,” and many local congregations will make efforts to show their pastors respect and love. In doing so, various acts of kindness will be conducted, such as having a special service to honor them, giving them nice gifts, sending them on a trip, giving them time off and a list of many good things that could go on and on.

Recently, I saw a list of 30 things a church can do to show appreciation to pastors, all of which were all very kind and good. Certainly, every pastor who is a recipient of these things will be appreciative of the gestures made for them, and it is good for local churches to do so. But showing appreciation to your pastor should be more than just honoring him in a special way once a year. Appreciating your pastor should be a continual attitude with regular actions to express that appreciation.

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The Tide for The Christian Post: This is what Christianity looks like in Zimbabwe


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By Hannah Wheeler for The Christian Post

I often find myself scrolling through pictures from last month. My heart is filled with joy as I look at the fellowshipping groups, the sporadic worship and the genuine moments, yet I feel a longing. There are some experiences in life you never forget. Although I only spent one week in Zimbabwe, seven days have never impacted me in the way Africa has. My heart for God has been positively altered by the Christian lives in Zimbabwe.

Last month The Tide global radio ministry, a nonprofit organization currently using radio broadcasting and conferences to reach the nations with the Gospel, blessed me with the task of documenting our time in Zimbabwe through journaling. Going to Africa, I knew I had responsibilities to the organization, but Zimbabwe very quickly shifted how I viewed the order of priorities.

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Timothy Plan for Lifezette: Why a Commitment to Life Takes Faith-Driven Activism


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By Robert Knight for Lifezette

Christians cannot be committed to investing their God-given resources in a biblically responsible way without also having a commitment to the unborn.

The Bible is clear that life begins not just at birth. God knew us before we were born. Our births were not accidental — but, rather, intentional acts of God with His purpose for us to realize on Earth.

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Dan Celia for CBNNews.com: Give it ALL to Christ


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By Dan Celia for CBNNews.com

“Give it ALL to Christ.”

That sounds scary, and I’m sure most of you are thinking, “Is he talking about my money? Am I to give it all away?” But, just so you will continue to read on, know that this is not what I am talking about here. I am talking about our fear. I am talking about our work. I am talking about all the things that occupy our minds, hearts and desires each and every day.

We need to go through life giving it all to Christ. What we should not do is separate our money from the rest of our lives—separate our giving, our debt or our financial stability. We are not to separate or compartmentalize these things that are related to our money.

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The American Pastors Network for The Christian Post: The biblical duty of governmental leaders


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By Sam Rohrer for The Christian Post

As politics take over the majority of news headlines, more Americans may be asking themselves: What is the role of our national leaders?

According to the Bible, those who serve in government are ministers of God. Many Americans and even American Christians have never considered that distinction and prefer to oppose or avoid political leaders altogether. However, God desires that we encourage governing leaders to serve Him and the people they lead. Romans 13:4 notes, “He is God’s minister—or servant—to you for good.” Therefore, our leaders and officials are to protect those who do what’s morally right, as well as to bring justice against those who do what’s morally wrong. That’s why the highest duty of governing involves creating and implementing laws to enact justice and to maintain peace throughout the land.

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National Association of Christian Financial Consultants for The Stream: What Matters in the End?


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By Mark Minnella for The Stream | Image from The Stream

Investing with integrity means your money works to achieve both of these distinct yet highly compatible objectives. Your money can be put to work achieving your personal financial objectives, such as creating a secure and comfortable future for yourself, caring for and educating your family, and also be aligned with your beliefs and values. A biblically responsible approach to investing helps your money perform both tasks without compromise.

Let me share what I have discovered in my journey with Christ and what truly matters in the end. First, as a Christian, I am to be aware, awake, and conscious of what I do with my life and live it on purpose.

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