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When a Leader’s Influence Reaches Beyond the Title on the Door

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By Dr. Paul Chappell for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post

Our culture gets hung up on titles, and we often buy into the premise that leadership and influence are related to our position on a flowchart or the title on our office door. But as one author observed, “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

In reality, influence reaches farther than mere title or position. The truest, most lasting influence is felt heart to heart and, when enlarged by God, extends far beyond what we would envision. True, some people have more prominent influence than others—the president of the United States or the CEO of a company, for example. But this doesn’t indicate a more significant influence. Continue reading…

The Mother of All Inventions

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The Simple Tool That Will Help Save Girls from FGM

By Elizabeth Yore for | Image from Townhall

Law enforcement now employs sophisticated cybercrime fighting tools to root out criminal conduct. Police use modern DNA technology to catch criminals, sophisticated digital camera imaging to solve crimes, and employ digital footprints and algorithms to track down child pornographers or cyber felons. Cyber forensics crack the complex code of global criminal activity and organizations. Yet, there are some crimes that do not lend themselves to cyber solutions.

The unique and covert nature of global trafficking of child female genital mutilation (FGM) victims introduces a baffling challenge for law enforcement interdiction. While not a sophisticated crime, the familial and secretive nature of the crime of FGM requires ingenious and enterprising crime-fighting tactics. The victims are young, threatened into silence, and powerless. Perpetrators and organizers of the mutilation of little girls’ genitals are often parents and relatives, thus making crime-solving difficult for police. Little girls are often taken overseas to their home country for this brutal procedure called “vacation cutting.” The modern challenge for law enforcement is how to prevent this ancient practice. Continue reading…

God’s Call to Biblically Responsible Investing

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By Robert Knight  | The Christian Post

The ethics of Biblically and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) are not new. In fact, they can be traced not only to specific Bible verses but also to Jewish interpretive writing in the Talmud stretching back before Christ.

Drawing from several ancient Talmudic sources, Rabbi Dr. Asher Meier of the Business Ethics Center of Jerusalem confirms that Jewish tradition requires an ethical approach to investing: “Any economic activity that has special social value can be considered a preferred investment,” he wrote. Continue reading…

A Survivor’s Plea to Women to Join the Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in the US

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By F.A. Cole | The Christian Post

The pleasures in life are enjoyed through our senses.

Imagine the diminished experience you would have going to your favorite coffeehouse or restaurant. The sights, smells and tastes are vital ingredients in maximizing the experience.

Well, imagine the horror of diminished sexual pleasure with the vital organ of the clitoris removed. It is removed through the inhumane practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Continue reading…

Free Tommy

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By Frank Gaffney | | Image from Townhall

Millions of Americans have exhibited this year a seemingly boundless appetite for things that call to mind the greatness of Britain. We have voted with our feet to make successes of movies about the plucky extraction of 300,000 soldiers stranded at Dunkirk and the indomitable man who, in his country’s darkest hour, rallied the nation to effect that miracle with a fleet of small boats. We have also breathlessly followed the marriage of one of us to one of the Royals in a ceremony whose pomp and circumstance harkened back to the days of their kingdom’s most fabled monarchs.

Sadly, it seems the Great Britain of those earlier, storied eras is no longer great or, for that matter, particularly British. A prime example is the fact that a man whose plucky pugnaciousness and love of freedom and country is reminiscent of the scappy Brits who helped Winston Churchill win the Battle of Britain and his nation’s civilization bestride the world has been thrown in jail for thirteen months. His “crime”? Simply reporting on a trial that showcases how far the United Kingdom has fallen. Continue reading…

5 Reasons the North Korea Summit Proves the Bible Is True

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By Dr. Alex McFarland | Charisma News | Image from Charisma

The world is buzzing with news about President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea Kim Jong Un. There is much talk about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and talk of the U.S. and the rest of the world helping North Korea more humanely look after their people.

Trump is the first U.S. president to meet with a North Korean leader, and body language experts were observing how Trump spoke cordially with the North Korean leader yet definitely maintained a physical posture of control. Besides establishing healthy diplomatic relations with North Korea, it is fervently hoped that the meeting will result in better living conditions for the North Koreans and ultimately make this world a safer place. Continue reading…


5 Common Causes of Conflict in Marriage

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By Dr. Paul Chappell | The Christian Post | Image from The Christian Post

Our first fight as a married couple was at our wedding reception. More accurately, it was in the car immediately after the reception—but it started at the reception. For months prior to our wedding, my soon-to-be wife, Terrie, had invested untold hours into making reception favors—fabric roses with a candied almond as the center—for our special day. She explained to me ahead of time that during the reception she and I were to take a basket of these around and personally thank each person who was there, giving them a rose as we did so.

To Terrie, this labor of love was a way to express personal gratitude to those who had invested in our lives. I viewed it as a thoughtful idea and didn’t think much more of it—until the reception. After we had delivered roses to about six people, I realized this was going to take way too long. Totally forgetting the reasons Terrie had made the roses and why she wanted to hand deliver each of them, I saw that basket only as an obstacle to getting out of the reception and on to our honeymoon.

Inspired with a great idea, I grabbed the mic from our emcee and announced, “If there is anyone who would like one of these roses, come up and get one!” My idea was a success. We were immediately flocked by every child in the room, and I watched with joy as the roses disappeared. I, the rose-conquering hero, whisked Terrie out to the car, and we were off. Continue reading…

Israel Celebrates 70 Years as Modern Nation

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By Gary Dull, American Pastors Network, for CNS News | Image from CNS News

From the very beginning of her history, Israel has faced hard times, has been surrounded by enemies, has fought for her right to exist, has been in and out of the land promised by God, has obeyed God, has disobeyed God, has been persecuted by other countries and people, and has survived like no other nation on the face of the earth. Most, if not all, nations that have gone through what Israel has faced from her founding would not still be in existence or would be of very little importance. Continue reading…

It’s Good to Be Heard in DC — for a Change

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By Tim Wildmon, American Family Association, for The Christian Post | Image from CP

In April, I received an invitation from the White House to attend a briefing for leaders of conservative organizations. You never know about meetings like these. I have been to many that turned out to be just a dog and pony show without much substance. But that was not the case this time. About 40 groups were represented to hear directly from some of the top officials in the Trump administration, people who meet with the president on a regular basis.

Donald Trump was not my first choice for president. I voted for another candidate during the primary. With Trump, I would cheer what he said one day, and be aghast at something he would say the next. After the primaries, it was clear that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton would be president of the United States.

As Trump went forward, he took some actions and made some pronouncements that made me more and more comfortable with his campaign. For one, he named Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana as his running mate. Pence is an evangelical Christian. He understands a biblical worldview. The one issue I did have with Gov. Pence is that he gave in to some of the demands of the LGBTQ mob on a religious freedom law in the Hoosier state a couple of years back. Even so, I thought that having Pence as Trump’s vice presidential running mate meant that Trump wanted a committed Christian as his top confidant and adviser. Continue reading…

APN for The Christian Post: Do We Care That Our Family is Hurting?

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By Shane Pruitt and Sam Rohrer | American Pastors Network
The Christian Post | Image from The Christian Post

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” – Hebrews 13:3

One of the most natural responses we have as humans is the drive and the desire to protect our families. We’ll fight for our loved ones, sacrifice our well-being for them, and most of us would put our own lives in danger so that our families could continue to live.

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