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Proverbs 10:19 - When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
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For as a city which has been once besieged and not sacked will ever after be more strong to hold out if it be assaulted by the like danger.... so those who are besieged and assaulted by their spiritual enemies will ever after more carefully arm themselves against them with the graces of God's Spirit, that they may not be overcome nor foiled by them. - George Downame
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Charlotte Pence Bond: I'm not pro-life because I'm VP's daughter, Christian upbringing

Charlotte Pence Bond said she isn't pro-life simply because she is the daughter of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence or because she was raised in a Christian household.

Unborn baby shows 'majesty of God's creation,' Trump tells March for Life in historic speech

U.S. President Donald Trump told the tens of thousands gathered at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., that an unborn baby shows "a glimpse of the majesty of God's creation."

Celebrate life, not abortion

From the stage of the Golden Globes to the homepage of The Washington Post, women are praising abortion. What does it all mean, and what are we to do?

36-y-o pastor killed by flu complications after flu shot previously suffered strokes, health issues

A beloved youth pastor who died Monday at age 36 from flu complications after lamenting having gotten the flu shot had suffered two strokes four years ago and battled other health issues in recent years her pastor revealed at her memorial service Thursday.

Abortion has 'cheapened women,' hindered sex equality: legal scholar

Abortion rights, often portrayed as integral to women's equality, has "cheapened women" and harmed the progress of actual equality among the sexes, according to a conservative legal scholar.

Christians face threats throughout Syria, thanks to its president

Christians likewise are among victims documented in the "Caesar" photos taken by a regime defector. His 55,000 images present bodies of protesters grotesquely mutilated and tortured almost beyond recognition.

The Enlightenment's impact on church worship music

This new psychological philosophy of emotion, combined with increasing secularism, affected the culture broadly and the church specifically, including their view of art and music.

UK Christian charity backs lawsuit against gov't for scrapping internet porn block

A Christian organization is backing a lawsuit against the U.K. government over its failure to implement age restrictions on pornography websites to protect children.

Professors demand apology after Catholic college screens pro-life film 'Unplanned'

Over three dozen faculty members of a Catholic college in Canada are calling for an apology after a film about a former abortion worker's departure from the industry was screened on campus.

Church of England: Sex outside of heterosexual marriage 'falls short of God's purpose'

The Church of England has released a guidance stating that sexual relations belong between married, heterosexual couples, and that sex in gay or straight civil partnerships "falls short of God's purpose for human beings."

Ask Chuck: How to financially prepare for marriage

Here's my simple, direct answer: You need to manage your money for an unknown future. This is actually what all faithful stewards do, married or not.

Hundreds who survived abortion represent millions who didn't

Some of the most powerful spokespersons against Roe are those who survived an attempted abortion. At least 300 Americans alive today are in that category. Here we will highlight three such survivors.

March for Life: Why I march

The reasons I am attending the March for Life have two names: Toby and Boaz. They are my brothers and both have Down syndrome.

IS child soldier executes Nigerian Christian student, declares 'we will not stop'

The Nigerian man who was executed by a child militant in a video released by a Boko Haram offshoot group aligned with the Islamic State days ago has been identified as a 22-year-old Christian college student.

Jan. 24, 2020: Trump to speak at March for Life, high court hears public funding of religious schools case, Lois Evans saw Heaven

Trump to speak at March for Life, high court hears public funding of religious schools case, pastor praised for pushing for homeless shelter, Lois Evans saw Heaven, Chinese Christian persecution

Can Christian schools qualify for a state tax credit? Supreme Court hears arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a case centered on whether religious schools in Montana can qualify for a state tax credit on scholarships.

Ted Cruz says Christian faith enabled him to forgive Trump's 2016 attacks on family

Conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz explained Wednesday that his Christian faith was instrumental for his ability to forgive President Donald Trump for the hurtful things he said and tweeted during the 2016 presidential election.

Christian refugee charged with blasphemy beaten by radical Muslims in grocery store

A Pakistani Christian asylum seeker in hiding in Thailand says he was attacked by a group of radical Muslims at a grocery store two days before Christmas as his family has faced years of hurdles in their quest for resettlement.

Pastor who pushed to establish community's only homeless shelter praised by Wisconsin governor

A pastor who pushed to build a new homeless shelter in Wisconsin after his community's only one shuttered in 2018 received special mention for his work from the state's governor, Tony Evers, this week in his 2020 State of the State address.

Youth pastor who got flu shot dies from flu complications

An Indiana church and the family of a 36-year-old youth pastor are now in mourning after she died from flu complications Monday.

Lectionary Calendar
Friday, January 24th, 2020
the Second Week after Epiphany
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Today in Christian History
1975
Rev. F. Donald Coggan, 66, was consecrated the 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (primate of Anglicanism). In the audience was Johannes Cardinal Willebrands - the first Vatican representative to attend this Anglican ceremony since the time of the Reformation.
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Daily Reading Plan
Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Genesis 31; Psalm 24; Luke 18:18-43:
Jacob heard that Laban’s sons were saying, “Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father.”And Jacob noticed that Laban’s attitude toward him was not what it had been.Then the said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”So Jacob sent word to Rachel and Leah to come out to the fields where his flocks were.He said to…
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