Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: How to grow in your leadership: Turn to God’s Word


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By Julie Nimmons for The Christian Post

The issues of being a leader and the questions of leadership characteristics are as old as mankind. From the fall in the garden of Eden through the news of today, we often see the devastating results from listening to and following false leaders. We also know past and present leaders whose tremendous examples are worthy of our attention and imitation.

Where do we go to increase our knowledge of how to be an effective and influential leader? How do we learn to model the characteristics of a leader with integrity? If we search Amazon for a book on leadership, more than 60,000 choices appear. Yet as Christ followers, we have one book, the Holy Bible, that offers the very best examples of what leadership looks like through stories of both great and poor leaders.

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EndFGM Today for One News Now: Is the Hospitality State inviting FGM?


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By Liz Yore for One News Now 

The state of Mississippi proudly boasts that it is “the Hospitality State,” known for its friendly people and welcoming culture. However, child advocates are increasingly concerned that Mississippi is isolated as the lone Southern state not to have a female genital mutilation (FGM) criminal statute – or at least one in the works.

Mississippi is bordered by Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, which all have strong FGM laws; and its other eastern neighbor, Alabama, expects to pass strong FGM legislation soon. As such, Mississippi – without any FGM criminalization laws – risks the dubious distinction and danger of being a lure for female genital mutilators. The Hospitality State remains a standout in the South without the necessary protections for little girls from the barbaric procedure of FGM.

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Southern Evangelical Seminary for Townhall: The New York Times’ Revisionist History on the Start and Story of America Is Absurd and Dangerous


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By Dr. Richard Land for Townhall | Image from Townhall

The New York Times’ “1619 Project” asserts that slavery has contaminated every aspect of American life from the beginning, which “The Gray Lady” proclaims as 1619, when the first Negro slaves landed in America and a year before the Puritans came to what is now Massachusetts, proclaiming their desire to build “a city on a hill” to light the way for the old world.

The New York Times has devoted huge resources to its 1619 Project—an extremely ambitious attempt to “reframe the country’s history by placing slavery at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.” The media outlet is not only wrong in reassigning the year of America’s birth, but also in stating that slavery defines every aspect of our nation from the beginning. This is an absurd and dangerous claim.

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Center for Security Policy for The Hill: Trump and the crisis in Hong Kong


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By Brian Kennedy for The Hill 

Lost in the escalating crisis in Hong Kong is the simple question of, ‘why now?’ Why did President Xi Jinping choose, in the middle of sensitive trade talks with the United States, to provoke a crisis in Hong Kong over a proposed extradition law. The answer is simple: to make trade negotiations more complicated, to put President Donald Trump in a seemingly no-win situation, and to demonstrate to Hong Kong, Taiwan and surrounding areas who is master of Asia. Understanding this is paramount.

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National Association of Christian Financial Consultants for Townhall: Making Recession Constructive


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By Mark Minnella for Townhall | Image from Townhall

For the past 18 months or more, we have been inflicted with the screeching warning cries of a soon-to-come economic recession. Every chance and every possible indicator have been scrutinized to find some weakness in this strong economy. It seems the doomsayers won’t be happy until they see a downturn. Still, the economy keeps pushing forward with strength and vigor.

Now don’t get me wrong, someday we will see a recession again. Eventually, our economy will pause and even slow down. But truth be told, no one can predict when such a change will occur. Only God has the power to know the future. Everyone else is just guessing or projecting—maybe a sophisticated guess, but a guess just the same.

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Liz Yore for Breitbart: Pope Francis Goes Silent on Hong Kong Protests as Christians Take Major Role


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By Liz Yore for Breitbart | Image from Breitbart

Hagan Lío.” “Take to the streets.” “Make a Mess.”

Pope Francis famously bellowed “Hagan Lio” to the 300,000 young Catholics gathered at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro on July 26, 2013, urging them to shake up the complacency of their lives.

Sounding more like the socialist community organizer Saul Alinsky than the Vicar of Christ, Francis prodded young Catholics to take to the streets and shake up the establishment. He challenged that the young people, “must go out, they must show their worth. Young people must go out to fight for values, to fight for values.”

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes in The Christian Post: PRAY/9:38 — Send more workers to the harvest


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By Dan Britton for The Christian Post

“So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.”— Matthew 9:38

Last month, through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, I gathered with hundreds of sports ministry leaders from 95 countries to partner, prepare and plan. It was an amazing experience to worship with men and women from around the world and hear what God is doing in their cities and communities. God touched my heart with a fresh perspective of new ways of ministry as we seek to engage, equip and empower coaches and athletes around the world.

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National Association of Christian Financial Consultants for Townhall: Am I Investing My Money Or Gambling With It?


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By Mark Minnella for Townhall | Image by Townhall

“Investing” is defined by Webster as: “To put money into business, real estate, bond, etc. for the purpose of obtaining an income or profit. Placing money into something you believe in and expect a return from.”

“Gambling” is defined this way: “To play games of chance for money. To take risk in order to gain advantage.”

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Dr. Michael Brown in The Stream: The Spirit of Jezebel, Fatherlessness and Mass Shootings


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By Dr. Michael Brown for The Stream | Image by The Stream

I want to tread very carefully here since, as I write these words, families are in agony. Lives have been torn apart. People have been taken away in the prime of life. Even little children have been slaughtered in cold blood. The devastation produced by mass shootings is indescribable.

But it is for that very reason we cannot be silent. We must continue to focus on one of the common denominators in these shootings: the murderers largely come from fatherless homes.

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Dr. Alex McFarland for WND: Who’s responsible for the breakdown of America?


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By Dr. Alex McFarland for WND

Over six decades, beginning in the late teens, the early 1920s and counting until around 1980, some 205 people died in public shootings in America.

In half of that time span, from the early 1980s to today, more than 1,400 people have died in public shootings. More than 30 of those shooting fatalities occurred this month, and as our nation struggles to process these latest acts of carnage, countless media voices are lending condolences and commentary. The president condemned the shootings as “acts of pure evil,” which they were. Continue reading…