To some extent, we are all familiar with the persecution of Christians around the world. The first places that come to mind are countries in the Middle East, maybe even the oppression inn China in recent years. But barely anyone would suggest that it is going on in places like Canada or the United States, right? I want to preface this with saying that I am not underplaying Christian suffering in places where the persecution is harsh and severe, nor am I saying that we have it worse in America. In fact, we are beyond blessed to be living in America where we are able to freely practice our religion and faith.
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Our notorious Illinois lawmakers must really want to hasten the exit from Illinois public schools and the state. A woke committee created by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) concocted a partisan amendment to the ISBE teacher standards. The amendment is called “Culturally Responsive Teaching. The wokesters are trying to strengthen their iron grip on the hearts and minds of Illinois children by requiring government schools to disseminate leftist beliefs about identity politics—beliefs that derive from Critical Race Theory/Critical Theory and which inform BLM and the 1619 Project.
Posted in Education
Tagged 1619 Project, Andrew Klavan, Caesar, Christ-followers, Christianity, Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois State Board of Elections, ISBE, ISBE wokesters, Jesus, National Review
Elana Schor wrote an unhelpful article titled “Christianity on Display at the Capitol Riot Sparks New Debate” for the Associated Press (AP) on Thursday. It’s a rambling piece of slumgullion ostensibly on “Christian Nationalism” that throws together equally unhelpful quotes from Christian leaders without once defining Christian Nationalism; or making distinctions between patriotism and “Christian Nationalism”; or between those who merely use Christian rhetoric and true Christ-followers; or between the rioters and the thousands of Americans—including many Christians—who were at the protest but had nothing to do with the riots.
Posted in Faith, Federal
Tagged Barack Obama, Capitol riot, Christian Nationalism, Christianity, Elana Schor, Jacob Chansley, Jake Angeli, John Piper, Josh Haley, QAnon, Russell Moore, Scripture, Southern Baptist Convention, Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, United States
This is how it’s going down, my friends—the eradication of speech rights for conservatives, that is. The stage was set years ago when “hate speech” laws were passed. The Left argues that any rhetoric that is or may be in any distant way at any time related to acts of violence should be banned. So, if I say that volitional homosexual acts and relationships are abhorrent to God as Scripture teaches, and a lone, crazed, alienated, Godless sociopath or a few hundred alienated fatherless, Godless anarchists—people who may or may not have read my words—commit acts of violence against homosexuals—my …
I recently wrote about the value of asking ourselves during challenging times the question “What is true about God right now?”
With all that’s going on in our nation these days, perhaps now would be a good time to reflect on that question in the context of current events.
Here are ten things that are true about God no matter what’s going on in the world around us.
#1: He’s Still in Control
Psalm 97:1: “The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof.
No matter the outcome of an election, God is still …
Despite the clever marketing and the dishonest media propaganda surrounding the group, Black Lives Matter is not actually about black lives or racism. Instead, it is a dangerous organization founded by self-proclaimed Marxists that seeks to dismantle the nuclear family and the market system. If BLM gets its way, black Americans and everyone else will suffer enormously.
One does not need to dig deep to learn the truth about Black Lives Matter. In fact, BLM leaders brag about it. “We are trained Marxists,” boasted BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors speaking about the group’s “ideological frame” in an interview with The Real …
Posted in Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Alicia Garza, America, Assata Shakur, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Christianity, Christians, Fidel Castro, Margaret Sanger, Marxism, Michael Brown, nuclear familyu, Patrisse Cullors, Planned Parenthood, Richard Wurmbrand, Soros, War on America and Christianity, Washington Times
Islam is on the rise around the world, whether it be terrorist activity in the Middle East or the increasing number of followers here in United States. Though these trends open up many opportunities to share the Gospel, Christians also have reason for concern. We cannot ignore the fact that Christians are being targeted by radical jihadists. Additionally, some of the public policy changes that have been proposed endanger our civil liberties of speech and religious practice.
Arguably, the most tyrannical, divisive, hateful, destructive political movement in the country will once again urge children and teens to disrupt government schools for an entire day on Friday April 12, 2019. And for the 23rd year in row, spineless Christians will take it on the chin. They tolerate the intolerable—not for principled reasons—but out of cowardice.
While students and teachers every year hold a Day of Silence in solidarity with the LGBTQ agenda; that agenda is silencing licensed counselors as well as Christians who use social media, and it threatens pastors.
What does it mean to be a Conservative? Historically, issues of faith and family that reflect traditional morals and values – the sanctity of life, heterosexual marriage, and belief in God and in His Word – have been the primary hallmarks of conservatism. But today, a new type of Conservative is emerging, one that identifies as an atheist, transgender, or gay. How (or can) we reconcile our established definition of conservatism with the views presented by these new, non-religious, non-traditional, self-proclaimed Conservative voices?
Dr. Michael L. Brown contrasts the foundational importance of faith, family, and freedom to the traditional conservative …
Two years ago on BreakPoint we told you about a promising young Christian football player. On Monday, he was the hero of Alabama’s national football championship win. Alabama’s stunning come-from-behind NCAA championship victory over Georgia was fueled by freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa...
A new controversy has erupted in School District U-46, and this time it doesn’t involve compulsory co-ed locker rooms or offensive statements from board member Traci O’Neal Ellis. This time 18 religious leaders have objected to school board member Jeanette Ward’s Facebook post about a controversial article on religion assigned in a sixth-grade class.
Posted in Education, Faith
Tagged Allah, Christianity, David Daubert, Dr. Nathaniel Edmond, Dr. Paris Donehoo, Ed Hunter, Fred Rajan, George Wadleigh, Islam, Jeanette Ward, Jesus, Jill Terpstra, Judaism, Karen Schlack, Katie Shaw Thompson, Lois Bucher, Margaret Frisch Klein, Mark Weinert, Marlene Daubert, Philip Almond, Rev. Denise Tracy, Rev. Donald J. Frye, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Richard T. Carlson, School District U-46, Steven J. Peskind, Sulayman Hassan, Traci O’Neal Ellis, Veronica Noland
A recent study by Barna reveals the truth about what the spiritual climate in America is currently like. The study was conducted over 7 years, ending in 2016, and focuses on the most post-Christian cities in the US. According to Barna, “To qualify as ‘post-Christian,’ individuals must meet nine or more of our 16 criteria… which identify a lack of Christian identity, belief and practice. These factors include whether individuals identify as atheist, have never made a commitment to Jesus, have not attended church in the last year or have not read the Bible in the last week.”