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Proverbs 14:16 - A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
Words to Ponder
Nobody can be eloquent for atheism. Atheism is a denial. Who can write enthusiastically about a negation? Who can address a sonnet to a negation, or dedicate a concerto to a negation, or sculpture a negation? Religion has inspired symphonies, paintings, statues, poetry. Atheism, by its very nature, could never have this impact. Atheism has no wings. - Richard Wurmbrand (1909-2001)
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Leading Pastors Discuss Dangers of 'Celebrity Culture' in Church, How Body of Christ Should Respond

In interviews with The Christian Post, three well-known pastors discuss the dangers of "celebrity culture" within the Church and how the Body of Christ should address this relatively new phenomenon.

Where Is My Honor? Says God

Due to the excess of teaching on grace in the churches today, the thought of serving a God that might be a little demanding turns many people off.

How to Gain Control of Your Kids' Smartphone . . . Without Losing Your Kids' Hearts

The biggest pain point for many parents is--you guessed it--smartphones. Should our kids own them? If so, how do we keep them from owning our kids?

Spontaneous Evangelism vs. Relational Evangelism

In modern American Christianity, one of the greatest needs that is facing the American Church is the need to reach the lost and bring the Gospel to those who will never enter a church building.

The Orientation and Disorientation of Caregivers

Caregivers struggle. They deserve care--not judgment for their fears, mistakes, or even their lifestyle. No one has ever argued me into a relationship. But there are those who loved me into one.

Money Troubles? Stop Worrying About It!

It's characteristic of people who don't know God to be anxious about money and all the problems that arise when it's running short. God is not uncaring, capricious, or unpredictable. He loves his children better than we love our own.

'Creed II': Michael B. Jordan Shares How Spirituality Helps Him When Life Knocks Him Down

"Creed II" hits theaters on Nov. 21 and in a recent interview, lead actor, Michael B. Jordan revealed that his faith keeps him going when life knocks him down.

37 Best Gifts for Pastors

Are you searching for a gift for your pastor? Pastor Appreciation Month may have passed but with Christmas coming up soon, here are 37 suggestions that would make great gifts for pastors.

Colorado U Denies Apologetics Student Group Official Status for Requiring Members Be Christian

Christian students who have tried for three years to get official status for their campus apologetics group at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have filed a lawsuit claiming their religious freedom rights have been violated.

Pastor John Gray Unites With Megachurch Leaders to Push Bridging Racial Divide

After coming under heavy criticism from members of the black community for meeting with President Donald Trump to discuss prison reform and urban job creation, Pastor John Gray continued his push for change Wednesday when he gathered with several high-profile megachurch pastors to see how churches can lead the healing of the nation's racial divide.

Weekly Briefing: Calif. Fires, Prison Reform, Berkeley Student's Christian Views

We've compiled the top stories of the week. Here's what you need to know:

Christian Women's Shelter Sues City Over Complaint Saying It Must Admit Transgender Females

A faith-based women's shelter in Alaska has filed a lawsuit against the state's most populous city for pressuring it to admit men who identify as women.

Egypt: Man Wielding 'Sharp Tool,' Quran Attacks Christians at Prayer Service

Christian worshipers in Cairo, Egypt, were left injured after a man wielding a "sharp tool" and a Quran attacked them during a prayer service as he shouted "Allah is great."

Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts Sees Boost in Interest Amid Girl Scouts Lawsuit Against BSA

A Christian scouting group formed in response to the Boy Scouts of America's stance on LGBT leaders and members has reported an increased interest after the Girl Scouts filed a lawsuit against the BSA for its gender-neural policy.

Episcopal Church Head Michael Curry Responds to Bishop's Refusal to Allow Gay Marriage in Diocese

The head of The Episcopal Church has said that he's deciding on what actions to take after the bishop of a New York State-based diocese has refused to officiate same-sex wedding ceremonies.

'A Scene From Hell': Christians Talk Being Bloodied, Pelted Wih Stones, Metal by Muslim Mob in Kenya

Christian survivors of a stoning in Kenya from September which led to two deaths have described what they called the "scene from hell" at the hands of a Muslim mob.

Killing by Mail: Why We Need to Make Abortion Unthinkable

Abortion clinics are facing a new challenge, but this time it's not from the pro-life movement. Mail order abortion pills could be a game changer.

4 Frustrating Things Christians Do

I have a few frustrating things that I wish I was clever enough to put into rhyme, so that they would hook into the memory of Christians. This is because remembering these few things could help the cause of the gospel.

We Have Some Idea What Americans Think About Abortion

Buzzfeed published an interesting article recently by Ema O'Connor, entitled "No One Really Knows What Americans Think About Abortion." O'Connor provides a detailed analysis of the recent polling on life issues.

Ask Chuck: Overcoming Holiday Comparisons

This has become a very emotional topic because our friends and family will likely be giving us very nice gifts at Christmas and we won't be able to do much for them this year.

Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
Today in Christian History
Anglican hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'Rational assent may be the act of our natural reason; faith is the effect of immediate almighty power.'
Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133; James 5:
This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.(This was after King Jehoiachinand the queen mother, the court officials and the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the skilled workers and the artisans had gone into exile from Jerusalem.)He entrusted the letter to Elasah son of Shaphan and to…
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