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Does Amanda Palmer's abortion baby shower song actually have a pro-life message?

Singer Amanda Palmer's new single "Voicemail for Jill" is being hailed by fans for addressing abortion, but some see its dark lyrics as having an unexpectedly pro-life message.

Van Gogh film, 'At Eternity's Gate,' unknowingly displays Christian themes

Van Gogh was painting the parables of Jesus just weeks before he died.

Couple sues Planned Parenthood because abortion pill did not kill son

A cash-strapped couple from Idaho, who traveled 700 miles to acquire the services of a Planned Parenthood in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is now suing the abortion giant for $765,000 and other damages because the abortion pill did not kill their son.

America's historical ignorance

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the darling of the new socialist Democrats in this country, recently referred to the three branches of government. She said, they are the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.

Universal Studios in Orlando continues biggest Christian music outreach during a new season

Rock The Universe took Universal Orlando by storm at the top of February by hosting their beloved annual Christian concert series during a new season, just months after their Sept. 2018 Christian concert series.

Trump admin. launches campaign to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide

The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality worldwide, specifically in 71 countries were a person can be executed for being gay.

Samaritan Ministries gets 'Best Christian Workplace' honor for 11th straight year

Samaritan Ministries International, a Christian health care sharing ministry, was named a "Best Christian Workplace" for the eleventh year in a row.

Children's pastor, decorated detective, commits suicide after child porn found on church computer

A Florida police detective and children's minister committed suicide after being investigated for having child pornography.

Pope Francis opens sex abuse summit, urges Catholics to fight 'evil afflicting the Church'

Pope Francis told ecclesiastical leaders gathered for a major summit on combating sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church that they must find "concrete" solutions to end the crisis.

Colo. House passes LGBT-inclusive sex ed bill blocking schools from teaching abstinence only

The Colorado House has passed a controversial bill requiring schools that offer sex education classes to either teach gay and lesbian issues and not focus on abstinence-only programs -- or to provide no instruction on sexuality at all.

Finding hope when 'hard places' become even harder

Two battles are happening at the same time - a battle against extreme poverty and a divisive political battle here in Nicaragua.

Jussie Smollett charged with felony over alleged false report of hate crime

Jussie Smollett, the television actor who claimed to have been the victim of a racist homophobic assault, has been arrested and charged with a felony over allegedly giving a false report.

'This is America, 2019'

The response to the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett revealed another dark side of America. A dark side just as ugly and potentially even more dangerous. This is America, 2019.

The struggle is real -- passive and pushy pastors

The number of prominent pastors stepping down because they are very controlling and manipulating, and creating a culture of fear and intimidation, appears to have reached new heights these days.

John Piper on entertainment addiction: Jesus' command to 'tear out your eye' can be applied to devices

For those seeking to break the cycle of their entertainment addiction, theologian John Piper argued that Jesus' command to "tear out the eye that causes you to sin" can be applied to devices too.

Tim Tebow explains why his new movie isn't a 'cookie cutter' Christian film

Former NFL quarterback-turned-Minor League Baseball player Tim Tebow said he didn't want to make a typical Christian film when he and his brother, Robby, co-produced the upcoming faith film "Run the Race."

Transgender agenda lands at airlines, passengers given 'unspecified' gender option

Air travelers will soon be able to choose a gender option other than "male" or "female," indicating they identify as transgender or non-binary when buying their tickets.

Warren's comments on racism fail again

Elizabeth Warren desperately wants to shift attention away from the racial controversies that have ensnared her and other Democrats.

Church vs. Trump's wall: Religious freedom fight still looms on Texas border

A historic border church embroiled in a religious freedom court battle with the Donald Trump administration was saved by the spending bill, but could be back in court over emergency funding.

'It was a miracle': Doctor's near-death accident brings him to God

Dr. Jeff Huxford was a successful family medical doctor when a life-altering car accident changed absolutely ...

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Friday, February 22nd, 2019
the Sixth Week after Epiphany
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Today in Christian History
1980
American Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'None of us are normal, even after we are Christians if we mean by that being perfect. What is possible, however, is for us to live in the fullness of life in the circle of who we are, constantly pressing on the border lines to try to take further steps.'
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Bible-in-a-Year — NIV
Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12; Matthew 4:
The said to Moses,“Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze;blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather; acacia wood;olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;and onyx stones and other gems to…
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