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Churches Must Not Be Excluded From FEMA Relief, Senators Declare in Bill Tackling 'Discrimination'

Four Republican senators have introduced a new bill aimed at allowing houses of worship, such as churches, the right to receive federal assistance in the wake of natural disasters.

Nick Cannon's Brothers Living for Jesus, Praying for Him to Come Back to God

In a recent interview, Nick Cannon's younger brother, Gabe Cannon, who is now a Christian artist, revealed that he and his other brothers are praying for their celebrity sibling to take a break from his busy life and turn to Jesus.

Nearly 220 Dead in Devastating Mexico Earthquake; Donald Trump, Pope Francis Call for God's Help

A large magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing as many as 220 people, possibly more, as world and religious leaders plead for God's help.

Theologians Respond to String of End of the World Date Predictions

For the past several decades, some Christians have declared that they know the date and time of Christ's return or the end of the world, predictions sometimes based on numerology. But these contentions should be ignored, leading theologians say, and they rest on a misunderstanding of both the text of Scripture and how time works in the Bible.

'Shadow of the Colossus' News: Trailer Reveals Features of Remake Meant For PlayStation 4

First released in 2005, "Shadow of the Colossus" has garnered the positive attention of the gaming community. It received a lot of rewards, and critics generally agreed that the soundtrack, gameplay, and plot of "Shadow of the Colossus" remains to be one of the best seen on a video game. Now that modern day technology is capable of giving players a more in-depth experience of their games, the developers of "Shadow of the Colossus" has revealed what to expect of the remake.

Pastor Jamal Bryant Vindicated, Reveals Burden of Christians Calling for Resignation (Interview)

The call for Pastor Jamal Bryant's resignation proved to be his heaviest burden when the leader of the Empowerment Temple AME church in Baltimore, Maryland, was accused of stalking a Bronx, New York mother.

'Lethal Weapon' Season 2 Plot Spoilers: Riggs and Murtaugh's Trip To Mexico Will Not Go According To Plan

Events in Mexico may not what Riggs and Murtaugh have been expecting in "Lethal Weapon" season 2.

'Marvel's The Punisher' Teaser News: Frank Castle Manages To Escape His Captors And Warns Nemesis In Show's Latest Trailer

The search for Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) begins in the latest teaser for Netflix's upcoming superhero crime drama "Marvel's The Punisher."

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 25 News: Who Stood Out, Who Has A Chance, and Who Might Be Going Home

"Dancing With The Stars" kicked off its silver season on Monday night with outstanding dance performance from celebrities and their partners. Some have already shown a promising start with no one having a bad truly horrible routine.

Valve Announces 'Dota 2' Custom Game Contest With $30,000 Prize In Preparation For Frostivus

"Dota 2" is bringing back its Frostivus event this year and for the first time, they is relegating the task to the community. Valve has recently announced that they are for a custom game that they can use for their 2017 Frostivus event and are willing to pay for it to the tune of $30,000.

'Final Fantasy 15' News: Noctis To Join 'Dissidia NT'

Good news for fans of "Final Fantasy" protagonist Noctis because the character will be joining the roster of the upcoming "Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT." This was announced last Tuesday during Sony's conference at the Tokyo Game Show.

Tokyo Game Show 2017: 'Dragon's Crown Pro' Confirmed Coming To PS4

After being leaked the previous week, Sony has finally confirmed that "Dragon's Crown Pro" will indeed be coming to the PlayStation 4. Developed by Vanillaware, the 2D fantasy action role-playing game was originally released back in 2013 on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

iOS 11 Screen Recording Guide: How To Activate New Video Capturing Feature

Apple officially launched the iOS 11 update in public on Tuesday, bringing a lot of new features and changes in most of the tech firm's mobile devices. This includes the new Screen Recorder that could reportedly make an impact on the device's performance.

'Modern Family' Star Talks About the Abuses She Went Through as a Child

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter admitted she had been "very torn" over how to present herself in her early years in show business. In a recent interview, the 19-year-old actress also talked about how the abuses she had to face as a child helped shape her life as an adult.

New Movement Aims to Unite Methodists Amid Growing Split Over LGBT Debate

A group of United Methodist Church clergy and laity have launched a movement meant to stress unity for a mainline denomination divided by the debate over LGBT issues.

'The Winds of Winter' News: Al Predicts What's Next on George R.R. Martin's Novel Series

The next installment in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel series, "The Winds of Winter," has long been delayed and some fans are already using artificial intelligence to predict where the narrative is headed in the upcoming book.

Where Is God in the Storms? Christ and the Problem of Natural Evil

With so much devastation in the news, it's hard not to ask God, "Why?" Here's some help for responding to questions about natural disasters and God.

Dreamers Are Not a Charity Case, They Are America's Future

While I understand and respect the importance of borders and security, those protected by this policy are worthy of our compassion and concern. This is not a question of border security -- these individuals have already been in the country for many years, some for decades.

5 Christian Leaders' Reactions to Trump's UN Speech: 'Trump Was Churchill'

President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York City and didn't hold back from using bold language to address issues such as North Korea, terrorism and Iran. Here are five evangelical leaders' reactions to Trump's U.N. speech.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin Rematch Rumors: To Happen in 2018?

According to a Sports Illustrated report, Alvarez holds an immediate rematch clause in his contract, which he plans to exercise, possibly next year.


Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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Today in Christian History
1947
English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'Those who suffer the same things from the same people for the same Person can scarcely not love each other.'
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87; John 20:1-18:
When all this had ended, the Israelites who were there went out to the towns of Judah, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. They destroyed the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh. After they had destroyed all of them, the Israelites returned to their own towns and to their own property.Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions—each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites—to…
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