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Proverbs 13:14 - The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
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Though our differences are sad enough, yet they come not up to this to make us men of different religions. We agree in the same end, though not in the same means. They are but different ways of opposing the common enemy. The agreeing in the same means, in the same way of opposing the common enemy, would be very comfortable. It would be our strength. But that cannot be expected in this world. - Jeremiah Burroughs (1599-1646)
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New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Live Stream (TV Start Time, Preview): Watch MLB Playoffs ALCS Game 7 Online

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will fight it out for the ALCS pennant and a place in the World Series 2017 on Saturday in Game 7 of their MLB Playoffs Championship Series. It all comes down to this one game, which takes place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, with a scheduled start time of 8.08 p.m. ET.

Tim Tebow to Make Guest Appearance on Final Season of 'Fixer Upper'

Tim Tebow is gearing up to appear in the fifth and final season of the HGTV hit series "Fixer Upper."

Justin Bieber Tattoos: Pop Star Covers Up 'Son of God' Inking With Brand New Torso Tattoo

The 'Love Yourself' singer's new tattoo has triggered mixed reactions from his fans, with some clearly heartbroken.

3 Foods To Boost Your Mood, Feel Happier And Fight Off Depression

If you're prone to depression or bouts of sadness, then you might want to try making some simple changes to your diet.

Channing Tatum Pulls First Directorial Film From The Weinstein Co. Following Hollywood Sexual Abuse Reports

Channing Tatum has pulled "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock" -- a movie he takes directorial credit for -- from production studio The Weinstein Co. following multiple sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Chick-fil-A Ranks No. 1 as America's Favorite Fast-Food Restaurant

Chick-fil-A, the fast food chicken chain with Christian values, is the No. 1 fast food chain in the nation.

Chelsea Handler Leaves Netflix Talk Show to Become a 'More Knowledgeable and Engaged Citizen'

Host and comedian Chelsea Handler has announced she is leaving her talk show on Netflix as she aims to become a "more knowledgeable and engaged citizen."

What Caused the California Wildfires 2017? Death Toll At 42, More Than 10,000 Homes Destroyed

The series of wildfires that have engulfed Northern California this month destroyed about 10,000 homes and took the lives of 42 people. Surprisingly it has spawned debates on a seemingly unrelated issue, immigration.

Who's Teaching Your Kids About Sex?

There's a battle raging right now over sex education, and our kids are in the line of fire.

Teaching Christianity in Christian Schools Is 'Extremist'?

A Christian group is defending itself against allegations that it's teaching students "extremist" views after being banned from a church-run primary school following complaints by parents who said their children were being "exposed to potentially damaging ideology."

The Secret to a Faithful Family: Share the Bible!

A majority of churchgoing Protestant parents say their adult children are still Christians, but half of them don't practice the tenets of the faith, a survey has found.

Bixby 2.0 News: Samsung 'Reinvents' Smart Assistant From Being 'A Novelty to an Intelligence Tool'

Aside from expanding its services on smartphones by welcoming contributions and partnerships with third-party developers, the Bixby 2.0 is Samsung's take off in building an ecosystem of digital devices and home appliances that will be linked together through the smart assistant.

Church of England Under Pressure After Diocese Votes to Bless Same-Sex Unions

The diocese of Hereford in the United Kingdom has voted to back services and prayers to bless same-sex unions, putting pressure on the Church of England to abandon its institutional opposition to same-sex marriage.

Nokia 7 Specs, News: Mid-Range Smartphone With Hefty RAM and Camera Specs

HMD Global, the company licensed to make new Nokia smartphones, has recently announced another product for this year -- the Nokia 7. While the handset is marketed as a mid-range mobile device, it is packed with some promising specifications, especially with its memory and camera.

'The Walking Dead' Season 8 News: Rick Promises Allies He Will Kill Negan in First Three Minutes' Clip

Days before "The Walking Dead" season 8 starts, a clip of the first three minutes of the premiere episode is now making its rounds online. The clip shows Rick (Andrew Lincoln) making a promise to his allies that he will be the one to kill Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

'Dragon Ball FighterZ' News: Numerous Story Mode Details Revealed, At Least Three Scenarios To Be Featured

Plenty of new details about the story mode that will be included in "Dragon Ball FighterZ" have been revealed.

Gold Star Widow Releases Audio of Trump Call After Husband Was Killed in Afghanistan

Amid claims that President Trump told the grieving widow of a U.S. soldier killed during an ambush in Niger this month that her husband "knew what he was signing up for," a widow of an Army staff sergeant who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year has shared the recording of her call with the president, showing Trump was respectful and kind after her husband's death.

'Riverdale' Season 2 Episode 3 Spoilers: Archie Takes Matters Into His Own Hands

"Riverdale" season 2 episode 3 is airing in a few days and the synopsis for the upcoming episode has just been dropped. Titled "Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods," the new episode will just be as darker and sexier as the first two episodes of the season and will feature two guest stars.

CBS Confirms 'Salvation' Will Return for Season 2

CBS has officially renewed the drama series "Salvation" for another season. Earlier this week, the network confirmed that the sci-fi series by Alex Kurtzman would return next year for its sophomore season, which will consist of 13 episodes in total.

'Major Crimes' Season 6 Episode 1 Spoilers: Raydor Gets Intel on Stroh's Whereabouts

Commander Raydor (Mary McDonnell) will receive important evidence on the whereabouts of Phillip Stroh (Billy Burke) in the upcoming season premiere of "Major Crimes."


Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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Today in Christian History
1532
German reformer Martin Luther declared: 'For some years now I have read through the Bible twice every year. If you picture the Bible to be a mighty tree and every word a little branch, I have shaken every one of these branches because I wanted to know what it was and what it meant.'
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Isaiah 9-10; Psalm 111; Revelation 21-22:
Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before…
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