When and how to obey God not man in Victoria?

Feb 17, 2021 by

with Neil Foster, Peter Barnes and Heath Easton by Dominic Steele, The Pastor’s Heart: Harsh new rules have just been approved by the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria, banning conversion practices relating to sexuality. The parliament has made illegal practices that have been part of Christian religion since the start of the church.  What does the law say a pastor should do if asked for guidance on matters of sexuality? What does God say?  Pastors have questions on what the...

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Why does the media give a pass to Biden’s faith?

Feb 11, 2021 by

by Jason Jiminez, Christian Post: Biden, the 46th president, is America’s second Catholic President. The first was John F. Kennedy — when he became President in 1961. From the start of his campaign, Biden wanted everything to be about his faith. A favored campaign slogan for the Biden camp was the “battle for the soul of the nation. It didn’t matter the media outlet. They all loved reporting on how Biden was a “deeply devout Catholic” and that his faith is a huge...

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More Americans Than People in Other Advanced Economies Say COVID-19 Has Strengthened Religious Faith

Jan 28, 2021 by

from Pew Research Center: Nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults say the outbreak has boosted their faith; about four-in-ten say it has tightened family bonds. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause deaths and disrupt billions of lives globally, people may turn to religious groups, family, friends, co-workers or other social networks for support. A Pew Research Center survey conducted in the summer of 2020 reveals that more Americans than people in other economically developed countries say...

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The power of faith vs. the danger of delusion

Jan 10, 2021 by

by Michael Brown, Christian Post: There is nothing more powerful than faith in God. Faith can move mountains, because it trusts in a mountain-moving God. Faith can change the destiny of whole nations, because it believes in the one who created the nations. That’s why the entire Bible puts such a strong emphasis on faith, from beginning to end. But faith is not fantasy. Faith is not simply affirming the figments of our own imagination. Faith is anything but delusional. Instead, true faith is...

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Is anxiety the new normal in 2021?

Jan 9, 2021 by

By Kelly Williams, Christian Post: We all hope 2021 will be much better than last year. We all hope the year of Covid ends soon. But we also know that Covid has left its mark on us as a society and as individuals. It will have lasting impact and effect on us. We know this. It causes me to pause and ask, “Is anxiety our new normal in 2021?” It is a good question. It doesn’t have to be. Paul found himself captured and confined to a jail cell in the book of Philippians. Many of us have felt Covid...

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Difficult histories: Christian memory and historic injustice

Jan 8, 2021 by

by John Coffey, Jubilee Centre: Summary Recent years have witnessed heated debate over how Western nations remember their pasts. A generation of historical research on racial slavery and imperial expansion is now informing public memory. The turn to ‘difficult histories’ has provoked a reaction and calls for the reassertion of ‘patriotic history’. This paper surveys the controversy and asks how Christians should respond. It argues that Christian memory should be shaped by the difficult history...

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