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If Only More Political-Historical Books Were Written Like This

We The People by Juan Williams is an excellent read. Although I am politically conservative leaning, I have a lot of respect for Juan Williams. I find him to be a good and decent liberal voice. From the years of watching Fox News, I recall him as someone who always seemed respectful even in disagreement.

What makes this book different from other political books is that Mr. Williams does not profile just palatable leaders of the modern day. Read a book today from a conservative and you will get a book that gives positive remarks and space to fellow conservatives. The same with a liberal or progressive book’s treatment of fellow liberals. If such volumes cover someone from the other side of the aisle it is nothing more than a blistering attack ad of about 150-300 pages. Not so with Juan Williams.

He chose important characters from our modern era from both the left and the right. The reader will find those with whom they strongly agree and those with whom they strongly disagree. Often en…

Advent Devotional; 50 Years Later Joni Talks of On-going Struggles,Conference Responds to Radical Cultural Shift, NT Wright Provides Encouragement to Small Churches

Advent Devotional
by Erik Segalini

50 Years Later--Joni Eareckson Tada Talks of On-Going Struggles
post by Heather Sells

After almost 50 years in a wheelchair, Christian author and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada says getting up in the morning is still difficult. "Every single morning when I wake up I need Jesus so badly."

Conference responds to radical cultural shift
By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream.

Is it really true that Jesus had no opinion about homosexual practice? Can we be sure that the children of same sex couples suffer no disadvantages from their parents’ lifestyles and ideologies? Is ‘transgender’ mainly about individuals who need compassion, or an altering of reality for all of us? Should Christians spend time analyzing and countering the effects of the sexual revolution, or does this detract from ‘Gospel ministry? These were some of the questions being asked at “The New Normal”, a conference organized by Christian Concern which took place at the Emmanuel Centre, L…

A Biblical Resource for Those Who Suffer: My Review of The Beyond Suffering Bible

The Beyond Suffering Bible is a great tool for Bible study and devotions. While light on theology, it majors on applying the Bible to life, specifically a life that is challenged by suffering, both long and short-term. What makes this Bible so unique and powerful is that it comes from those who have suffered; it is a project of Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability. A familiar friend on the road of suffering, Joni Eareckson Tada, contributed to the study Bible as well as wrote the introduction.

This resource follows familiar patterns yet is markedly different from other study Bibles. There is an introduction to each book. However, there are no outlines. Throughout are “connections” which are points of application. Profiles of various individuals are found inside, three of my favorites being the prophet Jonah, a man named Eliot with cerebral palsy and Doug Mazza. The reader will discover one page devotionals scattered throughout the text of the study Bible. In addition, …

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A Key to Your Happiness is Being Happy for Others; North Korea Kills Church Leaders with a Steamroller; China Repatriates Escapees Even Though This May Mean Their Deaths; Turkish Court Gives Life Sentences to Killers of Christians, One of Whom Faked Interest in the Christian Faith

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Killers of Christians Are Sentenced to Life by Turkish Court and Then Released Pending Higher Court Decisions

On April 18, 2007, in the office of the Zirve Publishing House in Malatya in southeastern Turkey, Gurler, Ozdemir, Yildirim, Ceker, and Gunaydin killed Ugur YĆ¼ksel, 32, and Necati Aydin, 36, both Turkish converts from Islam, as well as Tilmann Geske, 45, a German national. The five Muslim, Turkish nationalists bound the three men, interrogated them about their Christian activities, mutilated them, and then slit their throats, according to court evidence and testimony.

It’s Possible to Enjoy Watching Others Win
By Randy Alcorn | September 28, 2016

The degree to which we can be happy for other people without envying or resenting them determines how happy we’ll truly be. Why? Because if we can only rejoice when positive things happen to …

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Finding Peace in Pain

By: Joni Eareckson Tada
Sept. 12, 2016

I never really know when the pain in my hip and back will start growling, but when it does… it can hit hard. Like this past weekend. But God gave such a blessed remedy; take a look and you’ll see what it was…

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A Note from Ravi Zacharias at RZIM.

By now, many of you have read Nabeel Qureshi's post on the shocking news he received recently that he is in the advanced stages of stomach cancer ( When Nabeel and I shared a meal a few weeks ago, he had talked of terrible discomfort in his stomach. None had a sense of what lay ahead. Life brings its sudden turns.

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Christina Grimmie’s Church Adds 50 Souls to Its Prayers After Orlando MassacreAs if the news that one of their own was killed by a madman in Florida wasn’t enough to grieve, there came more news that another madman in the same town killed far more.
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This New Religion Is Causing an Existential Crisis at American Colleges and Universities, NYU Prof Says
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