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Archive for October, 2017

–Happy Reformation Day! Celebrating 500 Years

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

       (Wittenberg Door: Wikipedia) Happy Halloween –Happy Reformation Day! I know. October 31st is known for witches, goblins, pumpkins, and trick or treat. It is amazing to me how in the last 20 years or so Halloween has gone from a one night ‘celebration’ to become an entire ‘holiday’ season of it’s own with parties […]

-UK: Judge Rules Against Christian Student Expelled Over Views on Gay Marriage

Friday, October 27th, 2017

A judge in the UK has ruled against a Christian student that was expelled from a university course for putting his views against same-sex marriage on social media. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: …Deputy High Court Judge Rowena Collins Rice ruled against the student, Felix Ngole, arguing that his religious freedom has not […]

-Saudi Arabia Gives Citizenship to a Robot?

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Saudi Arabia became the first country to give full rights and citizenship to a robot. Here’s the story from the Daily Wire: The oil-rich kingdom recently granted women the right to drive, but restricts nearly all other human rights to women. In fact, some women who are raped are actually whipped for having sex outside […]

-Christian Pro-Traditional Marriage Student Group to be Banned?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

A Catholic Christian student group which supports traditional church teaching on marriage is facing banishment from a Catholic university? Incredible but true. Here’s the story from Breitbart: Leaders of LGBT organizations at Jesuit Georgetown (University) have denounced the pro-marriage group “Love Saxa” as homophobic, calling on the university to strip the group of funding and […]

-Things for Ministers to Avoid on Social Media

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

It is important for ministers and church leaders to have some kind of presence on Social Media. Nevertheless there are major ways that leaders can actually undermine their ministry in the process. Read my article about this @Blogging Ministry:  -Pastors and Social media: Five Mistakes to Avoid Here’s a recent article from Christianity Today that […]

-Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional Again

Friday, October 20th, 2017

A federal judge has ruled once more that the clergy housing tax break is unconstitutional. Her first 2013 ruling against the tax break was overturned by an appeals court in 2014. Now the same judge has ruled against the break in a new case initiated by the atheist group- FFRF. Here’s the story from Christianity […]

-Don’t Support Same-Sex Marriage- Lose Your Career?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

We have seen it happen several times now. Some Christians who support traditional marriage are now getting in trouble and finding their careers in jeopardy. The latest is a decorated officer in the US Air Force. From Townhall: Col. Leland Bohannon, who was on the verge of being promoted to a one-star general, was suspended […]

-“Origin”

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

By Dan Brown (New York: Doubleday, 2017, 480 pages) Dan Brown continued his assault on religion and particularly on Christianity in a major way in ‘Origin.’ In fact the first half of the book is full of one attack after another on religion. Also according to first impressions, all of the bad characters seem to […]

-Plans for Christian Retreat Rejected Due to LGBT Opposition

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Christian evangelist Morris Cerullo planned to build a Christian retreat center on 18 acres in Mission Valley of San Diego but those plans were rejected by the city council after a great deal of pressure was applied by LGBT community activists. Here’s the story from the San Diego Union-Tribune: Morris Cerullo to transform an aging […]

-The Gospel of Thomas and the Historical Jesus

Friday, October 6th, 2017

The Gospel of Thomas?   (From our Apologetica page): Much has been written about so-called ‘lost Christianities’ in the last decade or so. The Gospel of Thomas is always among the early books mentioned that supposedly demonstrate a possible variety of understanding and teaching in early Christianity. First of all, there are a number of […]