Giving Thanks at All Times
11.14.17
Most of us don’t find it a challenge to be thankful for the good things that come our way. It’s easy to be grateful for a beautiful day, a raise at work, or a good report from the doctor. But what about when life is hard? When everything feels hopeless and dark? The gratitude doesn’t flow quite as freely in those times.
Black Church Leaders Defend Baker in Wedding Cake Case
10.26.17
A Colorado baker has a right not to make a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage that is against his faith, and the LGBT agenda is not a new civil rights movement, black Christian leaders said Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court. The nine leaders spoke in support of Jack Phillips, whose lawyers will ask the high court...
Who Is Teaching Our Children?
By Laurie Higgins   |   10.25.17
There are myriad reasons why young people are abandoning conservative principles, one of which is that our publicly funded schools are run by and our children are taught by fools who revile truth. Neil Rigler, an English teacher at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois, is one such teacher.
Prayer is Changing Hearts and Lives in the Abortion Crisis
By Monte Larrick   |   10.24.17
Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly are using House Bill 40 to force taxpayers to fund abortions in Illinois.
What Truth Do We Honor?
10.09.17
In his commentary on the Las Vegas tragedy, Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow mentions psychological denial as a way people avoid thinking about human vulnerabilities. Human vulnerability refers to our fear of being wounded ("vulnera" in Latin means "wound"). We fear bodily harm or, most often, bruising to our fragile egos. Thus, we deny hard personal truths which we want desperately to avoid, desperately not to face. Denial is an attempt to escape.
40 Days for Life is Having Long Term Effects
By Monte Larrick   |   09.26.17
The 40 Days for Life campaign is getting underway. Leaders are counting on the power of prayer to shut the doors of abortion facilities and to block legislation that will increase the number of abortions in Illinois.
Evangelist Ray Comfort on His ‘Hidden Agenda’, Waking Up the ‘Sleeping Giant’ in the Church
09.22.17
Evangelist Ray Comfort believes there's a "sleeping giant" within the Church today - and it's time for that giant to wake up.
Diane Feinstein Doubles Down on Her Discrimination Against Christians Holding Public Office
By Joshua Denton   |   09.20.17
After an embarrassing rant about Christianity somehow disqualifying an individual from public office and impying that a religious test should be implemented for those seeking to hold public office, California Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein is doubling down on her remarks.
Lack of Knowledge
By David E. Smith   |   09.16.17
In the fourth chapter of Hosea, the prophet delivers God’s charge against the nation of Israel. The Lord pronounces that there is “no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land.” However, what was present in the land...
Recent Barna Survey Shows Majority of Americans Rely on Prayer to God
By Joshua Denton   |   09.09.17
A survey conducted online between June 5-9, 2017 by the Barna group poll shows that many Americans still rely on prayer as a means to communicate with God. The study shows that prayer is the most common faith practice among adults with 79 percent of the population engaging in prayer at least once in the past three months. Here are some of the interesting things the study found...
A Beautiful Gathering in the Heartland: Mom’s March for America
By Tami Jackson   |   09.06.17
Our great nation, America the beautiful, is not merely beautiful for her spacious skies, amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties, heroes proved, or patriots’ dreams. The true and lasting worth of our nation lies in the hearts of her...
Running With Purpose
By David E. Smith   |   09.04.17
Admittedly, I don’t know much about running, but I remember listening to an online sermon in which an important distinction was made between runners and Runners. The preacher made that point that runners enjoy going out for a jog now...
Old Testament Law & Shellfish
08.25.17
Ever have a conversation with someone about God’s view on a matter, such as homosexuality, abortion or sme-sex "marriage," and they bring up some wild response from the Old Testament law as a defense?  They say, “What about not eating shellfish?”  Or, “what about wearing mixed fabrics?” They dig up certain passages on restrictions on beard trimming, or keeping your hair at a certain length.  They do this to downgrade the validity of the Scriptures, but also to...
“The Harvest is Plentiful…”
08.22.17
I was in college, embarrassingly enough, when I crashed and burned in one of the most spectacular single-bicycle accidents never caught on camera. Pedaling along at full speed on my royal blue ten-speed Huffy with no particular place to go, I suddenly found myself hurtling over the handlebars through the summer air and face-planting squarely in the right lane of N. Robb Street.
A Biblical View of Climate Change
By David E. Smith   |   08.22.17
Last year I was at lunch with an evangelist. After the meal, he handed our waitress a Gospel tract. I wanted to reinforce his compassion, so I told the young lady that her relationship with God was the most important thing in the world. She responded, “Yeah, that and global warming!” She proceeded to tell us that she wakes up in fear of what may happen to the earth during her lifetime. I was shocked.
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