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Actor Jon Voight: 'God's asking us to protect the values of family in our country'

Academy Award winner Jon Voight, actor in the upcoming film "Roe v. Wade," attended the 2019 Movieguide Awards and said that God is asking Christians to protect the values of family in these times.

Russell Moore on what Christians must know about transgenderism, what 'fuels' movement

At some point, every church and ministry will deal with a transgender individual or issues surrounding transgenderism. Thus, Christians need to understand the "larger question" behind the transgender debate, said leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore.

Irish hospital posts ad requiring new employees to perform abortions

A hospital in the Republic of Ireland recently posted a job advertisement explaining that applicants must be willing to help perform abortions, drawing criticism from pro-life activists.

Parents, police denounce social media '48-hour challenge'; some skeptical

Rumors of a new social media game called the "48-hour challenge" in which teenagers try to disappear from family for at least 48 hours has stirred outrage from parents and police departments alike.

Churches, museums and lots of history await in Baltimore

Baltimore also has lots of history. It was here where the words to what became the national anthem were composed during the largely forgotten War of 1812. It was also here where the country's first Roman Catholic cathedral was built.

Harvest Bible Chapel promises leadership purge after James MacDonald's firing

Just days after announcing the firing of founding pastor James MacDonald last Wednesday, the multi-campus Harvest Bible Chapel in greater Chicago said it will also be purging the church's executive leadership in the coming months.

Joni Eareckson Tada discusses cancer battle, hope of Heaven

As Joni Eareckson Tada undergoes treatment for cancer, she recently discussed the hope for Heaven and cleared up common misunderstandings about the afterlife.

Former Trump admin insider talks 2020 election, challenges to his Christian faith

The Christian Post interviewed Cliff Sims, a former White House administration official, about his new book Team of Vipers and questions on matters including his experiences working in DC, how his Christian beliefs were put to the test, and his views on the current 2020 presidential election field.

A Q&A with Bishop Harry Jackson: How can America remain a shining city on a hill?

Though America does immense good for its citizens and the whole world, some Christians seem more focused on our nation than they do God's Kingdom. What do you say to these Christians?

Are Christian leaders more likely to commit sexual sin?

Are Christian leaders more likely than others to engage in sexual misconduct? To the extent that they are truly Christian, the answer is certainly no. But to the extent they are still human, the answer is that all too many have fallen here.

Future of homeschooling: Less religious, more regulated?

The homeschooling movement in America is experiencing potential changes in its religious makeup and new challenges from government regulation.

Seeing the blind

How do you react when you see a blind man tapping his way through the obstacles of daily living? Do you empathize with him?

On pastors who doubt

Pastors sometimes doubt their own salvation, or the goodness of God, or perhaps even God's very existence. Pastors might wonder, am I being a person with integrity if I continue to minister when I have these doubts?

'Rebels without a clause': 10 times Dem. senators questioned Trump nominees' religious beliefs

One of the nation's leading Christian conservative advocacy organizations has called out 12 senators who have employed "unconstitutional religious tests" on Trump nominees in the past two years.

How the Gospel transformed a family practicing witchcraft

Santeria -- a form of modern witchcraft that fuses Catholic practices and African folk beliefs -- is prevalent in Cuba.

This Week in Christian History: Tolstoy excommunicated, Quakers protest slavery, Thomas Becket canonized

Here are just a few things that happened this week, Feb. 17-23, in Church history. They include the excommunication of Leo Tolstoy, the Quakers issuing America's first formal protest of slavery, and Thomas a Becket being made a saint.

The world is getting crazier, but that's why we do what we do

Today, when it seems like our culture is suffering from corporate delusion, our voice of sanity and clarity and morality is all the more needed.

Why leaders fall

With frequent headlines reporting the fall of leaders and the end of stellar ministries, we ask again: How could it happen?

China hearing gospel via Africa; church growing amid brutal persecution

As the Chinese economically invest in and build infrastructure in Africa, Africans are evangelizing China.

Actor Nick Loeb urges men to lead fight against abortion

Actor Nick Loeb, director of the upcoming film "Roe v. Wade," was in attendance for the 2019 Movieguide Awards last weekend and encouraged men to take the lead in the standing against abortion.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, February 18th, 2019
the Sixth Week after Epiphany
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Today in Christian History
1867
The Augusta Institute was founded in Georgia. Established as an institution of higher learning for black students, it moved to Atlanta in 1879, and in 1913 changed its name to Morehouse College.
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Exodus 18,19; Proverbs 8; Hebrews 13:
Now Jethro, the priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses, heard of everything God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, and how the had brought Israel out of Egypt.After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received herand her two sons. One son was named Gershom,for Moses said, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land”;and the other was named Eliezer,for he said, “My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from…
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