Who are my brothers and sisters?

Jonathan Merritt has a fascinating interview with Vicky Beeching, Christian musical artist who has recently come out as a lesbian. It’s a fascinating interview on a number of levels. Explaining her view that Christianity is compatible with gay marriage, she follows very closely one of the arguments made by Matthew Vines in his book God and the Gay Christian. I have commented on that argument elsewhere, so I won’t belabor the point here.

I would, however, highlight one portion of the interview worthy of urgent consideration. Ms. Beeching argues that our views about homosexuality ought not to divide Christians from one another. She says that those who affirm homosexual practice ought to be able to have Christian fellowship with those who don’t. She writes: Continue Reading →

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“We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House”

[WARNING: There are disturbing images of violence in the video below.]

A reporter with Vice News has some chilling footage from his recent embed with ISIS fighters in Iraq. Among other things, a fighter warns, “We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.” This particular statement comes at about 5:04, but you should take time to watch the entire report. See above.

[WARNING: There are disturbing images of violence in the video above.]

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A generation of pro-choicers wiped-out by abortion

This morning on his daily podcast, Albert Mohler discusses a new study confirming what James Taranto called in 2005 “The Roe Effect.” The “Roe Effect” is the theory that Roe vs. Wade has resulted in fewer Democratic voters over the decades. Over 50 million unborn babies have been killed since 1973, and those 50 million have occurred disproportionately among traditionally Democratic constituencies. If the theory were true, it would mean that Roe has eliminated a large portion of the voters who most likely would have adopted their parents’s pro-choice views.

This latest study, authored by two researchers from Northwestern University, has essentially confirmed that the “Roe Effect” is real. Here is a summary of their findings in their own words: Continue Reading →

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A Plea on Behalf of Victims of Barbarism in Iraq

From Robert George:

I have created a website, www.iraqrescue.org, at which I have posted “A Plea on Behalf of the Victims of ISIS/ISIL Barbarism in Iraq.”… I would be grateful if friends would read the plea and, if you agree, go to the website and add your name as a signer. This is a serious matter, and I recognize that not everyone will, in conscience, see the issues just as I do. Of course, I want everyone to follow his or her conscience in deciding whether to join the signers.

Visit the website here. And pray for the victims in Iraq. Maranatha. Continue Reading →

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How will gay marriage impact your marriage?

If you’ve ever been in a debate with someone about gay marriage, one of the conversation stoppers that proponents often throw out is this: “How does gay marriage hurt traditional marriage?” Or more personally, “How does my gay marriage corrupt your straight marriage?” The thinking goes like this. What two people do in the privacy of their own home ought not concern you, even if they choose to reinvent society’s most basic institution. After all, who are you to judge someone else’s pairing? If some people want to call gay unions a “marriage,” what’s that to you?

[read the rest at ERLC.com]

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5-year old Noah Ritter “apparently” gets songified into pop culture greatness

Here’s some lighter fare for your Saturday morning. 5-year old Noah Ritter’s man-on-the-street interview went viral this week for obvious reasons. It also got songified into what may very well be my favorite Songify rendition yet. It’s a classic. The original video is above. The songified version is below. (HT: 22Words) Continue Reading →

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Dr. Kent Brantley releases statement from hospital bed

Dr. Kent Brantley’s statement:

I am writing this update from my isolation room at Emory University Hospital, where the doctors and nurses are providing the very best care possible. I am growing stronger every day, and I thank God for his mercy as I have wrestled with this terrible disease. I also want to extend my deep and sincere thanks to all of you who have been praying for my recovery as well as for Nancy and for the people of Liberia and West Africa. Continue Reading →

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5 Reasons to consider buying the “ESV Reader’s Bible”

I have been reading my new copy of the ESV Reader’s Bible over the last week, and I have to say that I am really impressed with this work. If you are thinking about purchasing a reader’s Bible, there are at least five reasons that you really ought to consider this one.

1. Fine Translation: The most important thing about picking a Bible is the translation. There are many fine translations on the market today, and the ESV is leading the pack among the more literal versions on offer. As a revision of the RSV, the ESV does not use archaic expressions like “thee” and “thou.” Nevertheless, the ESV is in the King James family of translations and as such retains the literary elegance of that tradition. The ESV translation committee is committed to the ongoing work of keeping the translation up to date. Indeed, this volume contains the “ESV Text Edition: 2011.” Continue Reading →

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