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Scriptural error abounds, but Christians promote, blast ‘Noah’

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No one seems to be arguing whether Paramount Studios’ “Noah” is a factual representation of Scripture, as the filmmaker has admitted it is not, but Christians disagree whether the movie will advance the Lord’s Kingdom. Christian academia, pastors and movie critics laud the production as a tool to encourage dialogue about the Bible, while some caution that viewing the film […]

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U.S. blocks Christian governor from Nigeria peace talks

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The United States Institute for Peace recently brought together the governors of Nigeria’s mostly Muslim northern states for a conference in the U.S., but the State Department blocked the visa of the region’s only Christian governor, an ordained minister, citing “administrative” problems. The visa of Plateau State Gov. Jonah David Jang, has been held up by the Obama administration for […]

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Family Values Are Now Hate Speech

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At Stanford University, silencing the voices of one student organization is apparently pertinent in order to protect the feelings of another. The LGBT community at Stanford raised their voices loud enough at a recent graduate-level student government meeting at which the Stanford Anscombe Society (SAS) was requesting funding to host a conference centered around the organization’s mission—traditional marriage and family […]

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Are Young Christians ‘Embarrassingly Ignorant’ of Their Faith?

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A Christian professor is tackling the claim that young believers are “embarrassingly ignorant” of their faith in a new book intended to answer some of theology’s most asked questions. Dr. Darrell Bock, professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, joined co-authors Dr. Andreas J. Kostenberger and Dr. Josh Chatraw in tackling atheism, human suffering, perceived Biblical “mistakes” and other related themes in […]

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Professors ‘Bully’ Student Group on Facebook for Creationism Event

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When Conservative Students for a Better Tomorrow asked professors at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., to participate in a Creationism debate modeled after the Ken Ham-Bill Nye event last month, the professors not only refused, but allegedly mocked the idea on social media. A student reported that a professor even threatened the group via email for reporting what the students […]

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Christian Homeschooling Family Continues Fight for Custody of Children

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On November 21st 2013, the seven children of Trevor and Christina Tutt were seized by government officials. The Texan family has ministered to children for years, rearing several biological children, providing foster care for others, and adopting several more. The Tutts homeschool, and “feel called to adopt and raise children from difficult backgrounds in a healthy Christian home,” reports Christian […]

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Kenya legalises polygamy without wife’s consent

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Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female lawmakers who stormed out, reports said Friday. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person. The proposed bill had initially given a wife the […]

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War on women? When men force abortion

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As the Supreme Court considers whether the government can force Christians to violate their faith and fund abortifacients under Obamacare, a Texas organization that has been uncovering the dark side of the nation’s abortion industry for years is exposing what happens when men use the procedure to escape responsibilities. Just as women use abortion for the same purpose. Only sometimes […]

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Hacking the Bible

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“There are about 30 modern, high-quality translations of the Bible in English,” Smith announces to the BibleTech group. “Can we combine these translations algorithmically into something that charts the possibility space of the original text?” In other words, Smith is going to show the room what he calls his Franken-Bible maker. It’s YouVersion, if that name actually meant what it […]

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Protestant work ethic isn’t just Protestant anymore

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America’s vaunted Protestant work ethic is getting a makeover: Now it might be more of an atheist work ethic. A new study has found an inverse relationship between the religiosity of a state’s population and its “productive entrepreneurship.” That’s professor-speak for “entrepreneurial investment responsible for real economic growth.” In other words, the less religious a state’s population, the more likely […]

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