Dr. Richard Land for CNS News: We Need Another Leader Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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By Dr. Richard Land for CNS News | Image from CNS

On Jan. 15, we celebrated the birthday of a true American hero, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a Baptist minister and a courageous voice for racial justice and racial reconciliation. He was truly a God-given gift to our nation.

Frankly, I do not know how we would have made the tremendous steps we made in racial reconciliation in America, although we certainly have not arrived at Dr. King’s vision of a country in which we are judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character, as Dr. King so eloquently articulated in his “I Have a Dream Speech” at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in August 1963, a speech enshrined in the pantheon of the most eloquent American speeches. Continue reading…

Nigeria needs a U.S. special envoy

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By Frank Wolf and Tony Hall for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post

Africa’s most populous country is Nigeria, with a population that today numbers 200 million and that is on track by 2050 to be larger than America’s. Nigeria is also poised to become its continent’s biggest problem.

Terrorists associated with Boko Haram and Fulani militants are slaughtering, enslaving, expelling and otherwise persecuting a growing number of Nigerian Christians. Some Muslims have also been killed. Nigeria’s government has not been successful in preventing such horrors, and these traumatic effects are rippling throughout that nation and neighboring states in the Lake Chad region. Continue reading… 

Timothy Plan for Christian Post: Money — Ultimate Power Trip or Ultimate Opportunity for Growth?

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By Robert Knight for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post

A lot of people are surprised to learn that Jesus devoted 15 percent of his recorded words to the subject of money, and that the Bible has more than 2,300 verses addressing it.

Money is of great importance because it fuels nearly all our activities in some way and can be used for good or ill. It is utterly necessary for daily living, and its handling is a mark of character, again, for good or ill.

A common misnomer is that the Bible—and therefore God—regards money as evil. But this is a misreading of 1 Timothy 6:10, in which the Apostle Paul warns: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Continue reading…

Sam Rohrer for Townhall.com | Socialism: Freedom or Slavery?

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By Sam Rohrer for Townhall.com | Image from Townhall

Recently on Stand in the Gap radio, the American Pastors Network highlighted an interview with one of America’s young people. When asked, his opinion was that socialism would be the best government for the U.S. When told socialism has never worked where it was tried, he simply said, “Well, maybe we haven’t given it enough time.”

As believers in free enterprise and religious and personal liberty that brought our early settlers from Europe, we believe nearly 200 years is more than enough time to judge socialism and its militant brother communism.

Today, many Americans have conflicted attitudes about socialism, best illustrated by the Tea Party activists who demanded that “government get its hands off my Medicare.” But when a 2015 Gallup poll asked Americans whether they would consider voting for 11 categories of presidential candidates, “socialist” ranked last, garnering 47 percent, behind “Muslim” and “atheist.” Among 18- to 29-year-olds, however, 69 percent had no problem voting for a socialist. Why the disparity? People in their 20s have no memory of the Soviet Union or Cold War but did come of age during and after the 2008 financial crisis. To young people feeling great economic insecurity, sharing the wealth sounds less like a threat than like a promise. Continue reading…

Christian Post: ‘We have more evidence than we need’ to prove Christianity, apologists Gary Habermas and Alex McFarland say

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By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter | Image from Christian Post

Believers in Jesus Christ “have more evidence than they need” to intellectually defend the claims of Christianity, says noted apologist and Liberty University professor Gary Habermas.

Habermas, a New Testament scholar who chairs Liberty’s Department of Philosophy, noted in a recent interview that he believes Christians “often crawl into a cubby hole and are embarrassed of being called out” or told that they “don’t have any evidence.”

“But there’s an incredible amount of evidence for Christianity,” Habermas said on Alex McFarland’s “Truth for a New Generation” program on Sunday. “I mean, we have more evidence than we need, we frankly do.” Continue reading…

Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: A Coach’s Dream Becomes Reality

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By Shane Williams for The Christian Post | Image from FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes believes that, through the international platform of sport, coaches and athletes have the power to unite, inspire and change the world. And, believe it or not, this all started with some old magazine clippings of well-known Christian athletes crammed in a dresser drawer.

This was the practice of a young Oklahoma basketball coach named Don McClanen—one that he continued for several years. He began dreaming: if athletes can endorse products, surely they can endorse the Lord. He wrote letters to the men featured in the clippings to see if they were interested in helping form a ministry to reach coaches and athletes. Continue reading…

Elizabeth Yore for #EndFGMToday.com in The Daily Caller: Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Crime in the U.S.

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By Elizabeth Yore for The Daily Caller | Image from Daily Caller

United States District Judge Bernard Friedman declared last week that a federal female genital mutilation (FGM) law is unconstitutional. In the process, she dismissed key charges against two Michigan doctors and six others accused of subjecting at least nine minor girls to the genital excising procedure in the nation’s first FGM case.

This decision marks a serious setback for the rights and protection of our most innocent and vulnerable victims. America now joins the ranks of Third World countries like Chad and Sudan, which do not call FGM a crime. Continue reading…

Brigitte Gabriel Offers Two Thought-Provoking Op-Eds for Townhall.com

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GOP Still Powerless Against Big Tech Censorship

By Brigitte Gabriel for Townhall

Republicans have controlled the House and Senate, as well as the Presidency for almost two years, yet still, big tech totalitarians at Facebook, Twitter and Google continue to censor speech based on political differences, with little to no pushback from lawmakers.

Given the enormous influence these tech monopolies have over society, it’s time to hold them accountable for their blatant and destructive bias. Continue reading…

France Reaps Decades of Socialism and Open Borders

By Brigitte Gabriel for Townhall

As world leaders recently gathered in France to celebrate the centurion anniversary of the ending to World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron took it upon himself to attack President Trump, warning about the dangers of so-called “nationalism.”

The arrogance of a Western world leader using such a unifying event to attack the elected leader of one of his nation’s closest allies aside, Macron would’ve done well to keep his own house in order before lending advice. Continue reading…

Alex McFarland for The Christian Post: The Christmas story template from which all other stories are drawn

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By Alex McFarland for The Christian Post | Image from CP

Growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina, my grade school education included learning about one of the town’s more famous past residents William Sydney Porter.  Does this name ring a bell?  Perhaps you’ve heard of his pseudonym, “O’ Henry.”  Porter (1862-1910) left employment in his family’s local drug store to establish himself as a writer.  He is remembered for crafting one of America’s best-loved short stories The Gift of the Magi.

The plotline of O’Henry’s Christmas story has captivated readers around the globe: a young couple, deeply in love but financially poor, sacrifices greatly in order to give gifts to each other.  The husband sells an heirloom pocket watch in order to buy his wife a set of combs and pins for her hair (a century ago such things were made of tortoise shell, pearl, or ivory, and were very expensive).  The wife—whose lovely hair was her pride and joy—sells it in order to buy the husband a gold chain for his beloved watch.

Though selfless love is certainly demonstrated in their actions, as a child this Catch-22 story frustrated me.  It took a few years of reading before I understood that the author was renowned for such surprise endings.  It would be even longer before I understood the ultimate act of sacrificial love on which O’Henry’s story was based. Continue reading…