Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Romney Poised to Clinch Republican Nomination Tuesday

By Anugrah Kumar

Mitt Romney will no longer be called the "presumptive" GOP presidential nominee after Tuesday's Texas primary, which will enable him to secure the 1,144 delegates required to clinch the official title.

Hundreds of Churches Raising Money to Defend Traditional Marriage in Maine

By Stoyan Zaimov

As the state of Maine prepares for a crucial vote in November on the legalization of same-sex marriages, hundreds of churches defending the traditional definition of marriage, as between one man and one woman, have pledged to raise money during Sunday services to help the cause.


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Military Chaplains: To Have a Strong Army, We Need Strong Families

By Jeff Schapiro

A strong U.S. military depends on more than just high-tech equipment and highly trained soldiers; it also depends on soldiers having a stable marriage, according to military chaplains.

Richard Grenell, an openly gay foreign policy expert, was on staff with the Romney campaign for less than two weeks. But in his first interview since resigning, he insists that he was not forced to step down.

Jacob George, a Christian war veteran who served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, was one of the dozens of young veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars who gathered outside the McCormick convention center in Chicago last Sunday. The gathering marked the first day of the 2012 NATO Summit and was used to make a historic call upon world leaders for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

A religious freedom legal team has launched a Memorial Day campaign that includes the release of the music video, "Don't Tear Me Down"' The video's release coincides with an effort to combat opposition to the use of the Christian cross and other symbols of faith at U.S. veterans' memorials.

Church & Ministries

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Josh McDowell Launches Website to Fight Porn, 'Church's No. 1 Threat'

By Anugrah Kumar

Apologist and author Josh McDowell launched Just1ClickAway.org, a new website to raise awareness about online pornography which he says is a problem big enough to cause the downfall of the church.

Two predominantly black congregations in Harlem, NY., where the respective pastors are gay and lesbian, have merged to fight for homosexuality to be accepted by the Church, giving their congregation the message, "He (Jesus) got up so I can come out. He got up for you can come out!" However, their promotion that God created people gay has been firmly rejected by mainstream Churches, who maintain that the Bible clearly identifies homosexuality as a sin.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and the Anglican Church in North America affirmed core teachings of the Christian faith they share and expressed hope to jointly fight some key social challenges, including homosexuality, abortion and secularism, after concluding the first round of theological discussions.

Italy Quake: 'It's Been Shaking Nonstop'

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Italy ...

Christian Villages Attempt to Revive Language Jesus Spoke

A number of centuries after it disappeared from ...

Survey: Nearly Half of Americans Lost Relative or Friend to War

Nearly half of all Americans have a close friend ...

Romney, McCain Jointly Commemorate Memorial Day

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney shared ...

UK Teenagers Having Up to 7 Abortions, Shocking Figures Show

A new study showing that 38,269 teenagers in ...

Jordanian Christian Sacked Over Dress-Code Sues Muslim Employer

A Christian woman, who was sacked for not covering her head as part of a new mandatory dress-code for all employees, has filed a lawsuit against her Gulf Arab employer in Jordan.

UN Condemns Syria Over Civilian Massacre Killing Over 100

The U.N. Security Council on Sunday condemned the ...

NC Church Supports Pastor Who Made Anti-Gay Remarks

A pastor in North Carolina who has been strongly ...

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Randy Wayne on New Movie and Forgiveness: 'Take the Focus Off of You'

By Sami K. Martin

Randy Wayne has had a successful career and is now starring in the soon-to-be-released film "Hardflip." He was able to spare some time for The Christian Post and speak about his decision to be in the new film and its message of forgiveness.

What if you could travel back in time? Where would you go? What would you do? While you're being entertained by Brolin, Willy and the boys, remember that time travel is not only possible, but has already taken place

A Marvel Comics superhero gay couple is set to be married in the June 20 issue of Astonishing X-Men #51, though the decision is being protested by a family group which believes the move could "indoctrinate impressionable young minds."


Homosexuality has become a fiercely debated issue in Brazil. In this file photo members of an evangelical group protest in front of the congress. The banner translates as "Soon they will say the bible is homophobic"

Divisive 'Homophobia' Bill Passes Senate Committee in Brazil

By Keyla Cezini

A Brazilian Senate Judiciary Committee, responsible for reviewing the Criminal Code, approved Friday a proposal to criminalize "homophobia" and other situations that can be considered discriminatory against homosexuals.

A group of Turkish women angry that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared abortion to murder have branded him a "woman's enemy" and planned to protest the government on Tuesday.

Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met with Chinese officials on May 10 to discuss the place of the Chinese Evangelical Church within the global Christian community as part of an ongoing relationship-building process.

The constraint is on the government, not citizens when it comes to church-state issues according to the Constitution, stated Dr. Richard Land, who was honored with a national religious liberty award earlier this week at the Canadian embassy.

The worldwide collapse of Christianity is set to take place due to a purported Gospel of Barnabas, claims an Iranian newspaper. But Christians have dismissed the claims, describing them as "laughable."

Cynthia Nixon Gets Married at Rally to Support Same Sex Marriage

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Brian Banks Exonerated From Rape Charges After Praying to God

Brian Banks, once a high school football star who ...

Johnny Tapia Dead at 45: Champion Boxer Escaped Death 4 Times

Five-time boxing champion and self-confessed born ...

Manny Pacquiao's Gay Marriage Remarks Attracting Evangelical Fans?

A boxing promoter has suggested that the recent ...

Chris Christie Challenges Federal Law to Establish NJ Betting

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is set to ...

Lady Gaga Angers Thailand Fans With 'Fake Rolex' Comment

Lady Gaga continues to stir controversy on the ...

Lawsuit Claims Sharon Stone Prevented Nanny From Reading Bible

A lawsuit filed by the former nanny of Sharon ...

Pusha T Releases 'Exodus 23:1' Diss Track; Lil Wayne Responds

Pusha T, a rapper signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D ...

Tech & Biz


Facebook Camera a Dangerous New Tool? Reaches More Users Than Instagram

By Brittney R. Villalva

In the midst of tumbling stock prices, Facebook has launched a new standalone camera app for the iPhone. With quick features, you don't even have to sign in every time to upload a picture, and with multi-picture options, this app could be dangerous.

Nissan is planning to launch a brand new van that is powered by electricity that New York City could possibly adopt as the "Taxi of Tomorrow."

Verizon customers who own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus now have the ability to upgrade to Android 4.0.4, the latest build of Google's Android software.

Rumors of Sharp and Foxconn working together have been swirling since they made an agreement in March to partner up in order to advance LCD technology.

Harmful Habits, Addictions: God's 3 P's to Overcoming Them

By June Hunt

My friend Frank suffered many such wounds during his 25-year battle with alcoholism. "For a time, I became a dry drunk," he told me in a letter. "I wasn't drinking, but I had done nothing to quiet the desperation inside my head. I always ended up going back to the bottle."


Why Don't We Experience the Miracles the Apostles Were Capable of?

By John Piper

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Well, some people do. The assumption is, "Why don't we see it" — I guess — "regularly, as often as we'd like, or as often as they did?" And that's true, I think. I think that's true globally.


Hypnosis and Yoga Open Hidden Spiritual Doors

By Dan Delzell


Hypnosis and yoga are a couple of mystical practices which have basically gone mainstream in America today. Just because a spiritual practice goes mainstream, however, doesn't mean that it is safe and beneficial. Many spiritual teachings and practices are dangerous to the soul. This calls for daily discernment and constant vigilance on the part of every Christian.


Veteran: You Fought for Your Country, Now Set Yourself Free

By Reon Schutte

Mt. Soledad

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have fallen in the service of their country. I have a message for those who remain. We soldiers tend to imprison ourselves after combat with anger, violence, an inability to connect with others and difficulty forgiving – others ... and ourselves. I know where you're at, brother, because I was there.


Seven Keys to Preventing Pastoral Burnout

By Thom S. Rainer

Thom Rainer

I have the incredible opportunity to interact with pastors regularly. In recent conversations, I asked two questions. First, have you ever experienced burnout in your ministry? Second, what do you do to prevent pastoral burnout?


A Wakeup Call for the Church: Young People Saying 'You Lost Me'

By Eric Metaxas

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We've all seen the statistics and heard the stories: Good Christian kids go to college, grow disillusioned, and leave the faith. In his new book, "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith," David Kinnaman writes, "Overall, there is a 43 percent drop-off between the teen and early adult years in terms of church engagement."


Peering Through the Smoke of the Marriage Debate

By Alan Sears

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Childhood camping experiences taught me you don't want green wood when you're starting a fire. It creates too much smoke. Plenty of heat, too, but mostly smoke, of the kind that envelops you and leaves you too blind to see the marshmallows and hot dogs you're burning to a crisp.


The Skinny on Fasting (the Elusive Spiritual Discipline That I Avoid)

By Greg Stier


Over the years I think I have subconsciously tried to assign fasting to the Old Testament rituals that were (or should have been anyway) nailed to the cross. Nevermind the fact that fasting is mentioned several times in the New Testament.


Why Does Pentecost Matter?

By Anugrah Kumar


The pews are rarely packed on Pentecost Sunday although the day is often described as the "birthday of the Church" and is as significant as Christmas and Easter.


How to Leave Your Old Church

By Kevin DeYoung

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Try to leave graciously. When someone voluntarily leaves a church (not because of a move or a graduation or a deployment) it is usually a painful experience. Learn how to kindly and honestly answer the question "Why did you leave?"


Bored to Death? How We Consume Media

By Eric Metaxas


Popular culture, with its emphasis on the new and immediate, reliance on instant accessibility and the casual, time-killing way it is usually consumed, is changing us — and not for the better: We are becoming less reflective, more impatient and easily-bored.


Are Catholic Leaders Attacking Obama to Help Republicans?

By Napp Nazworth

E. J. Dionne, a liberal columnist for The Washington Post, suggested in a Monday blog post that Catholic leaders who are opposing the Obama administration's birth control mandate could be doing so to help Republicans in the November elections.


How to Start at Your New Church

By Kevin DeYoung


I want to reflect on what new people can do right in coming to a church and what is helpful from those who decide they must leave the church. Pastors understand that choosing a church is a big deal.


To Pastors: The Problem of Shifting Treasure in Your Heart

By Paul Tripp


After the Sunday morning service he asked if he could make an appointment with me. I thought he had been touched by my sermon and wanted help in applying the truths to the details of his everyday life. What he actually wanted to do was to tell me how bad — "painful" is what he actually said — my sermons were. He also said he was speaking for others who felt the same way. I was hurt, of course, but I went about preparing as I had the week before.


How Should the Church Love a Gay Couple? (Part 3 - Final)

By Alex Murashko


Pastor Duke Taber will be the first to let you know that his small congregation in Pine Haven, Wyo., is about as far removed from the gay marriage controversy boiling over in the country as any church could be. Yet Taber wants his church, which has 30 to 50 people tops attending his service on Sunday, to be an example of how Christians worldwide should love homosexuals no matter what.


Does Being Totally Depraved Mean We're Always Sinning No Matter What?

By John Piper

John Piper

When you become a Christian the depravity and the disinclination to do what is right, and to delight in what is holy and pure and good, and to be satisfied in God is not conquered perfectly.


Christian Mother's Video About Special Needs Son Nears 10M Hits

By Lillian Kwon

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A young mother's video testimony of her special needs son and her decision not to abort him has garnered over 8 million views on GodVine and 1.4 million hits on YouTube.


Love and Dating: How Most Singles Have Love Backwards

By June Hunt

June Hunt

Last year, one of the world's largest online dating sites released results of a survey they took of 5,200 singles. Said to be the most comprehensive poll of its type ever taken, the survey of 21- to 65-year-olds (and older) reported that 72 percent of singles would live with someone in the future without marrying.


Would Jesus Approve of Same-Sex Marriage?

By Jerry Newcombe

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It was one thing for President Obama to call for the legalization of same-sex marriage. But it was quite another to say that it's Jesus who causes him to embrace this position. Today people sometimes say that Jesus never condemned homosexuality.


8 Things to Keep in Mind in Regards to Conflict at Work/Church

By Perry Noble

Perry Noble

Email DOES NOT WORK! It often drags out the conflict way longer that it should be. It can easily be misinterpreted, thus causing new conflicts.


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