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  • In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’

    In Defense of Pro-Life ‘Hypocrisy’

    Analogies between abortion and other “life issues” are shakier than we sometimes suppose.Spend enough time arguing against abortion, and you’re certain to deal with accusations of hypocrisy and inconsistency. If you were really pro-life, criti…
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  • The Year Science Took Over the Pro-Life Movement

    The Year Science Took Over the Pro-Life Movement

    Even the technology touted at 2018’s March for Life can divide the cause when it comes to abortion policy.The March for Life has taken place each January in Washington for 45 years, rallying Christian organizations, Republican politicians, and tho…
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  • Overreach Is the Part of Obama’s Legacy That Trump Should Undo. And He Is.

    Overreach Is the Part of Obama’s Legacy That Trump Should Undo. And He Is.

    HHS Announces New Conscience and Religious Freedom DivisionToday, the Trump adminstration rolled back some Obama adminstration rules and changed how the government would approach religious and conscience objections.The Washinton Post reported:The…
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  • It’s Official: Trump Turns HHS from Pro-Life Antagonist to Advocate

    It’s Official: Trump Turns HHS from Pro-Life Antagonist to Advocate

    Department of Health and Human Services reverses Obama-era policies on Planned Parenthood funding.The Trump administration continued to move toward pro-life policies and against Planned Parenthood with further guidance issued today by the Department…
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  • Are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Women Any Closer to Finding Common Ground?

    Are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Women Any Closer to Finding Common Ground?

    A year after the first Women’s March, politics continue to splinter the women’s movement.Last year’s record-setting Women’s March—filling Washington D.C. and hundreds of other cities with streams of pink hats and feminist placards—launch…
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  • The Humble Leader

    The Humble Leader

    Lifeway Senior Vice President contributes to a new seriesLeadership is often very humbling, and leadership is most dangerous when it ceases to be. Here is what I mean: Leadership is humbling because it is extremely challenging. Being a leader can be…
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  • Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer

    Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer

    ‘It would literally take a miracle,’ says renowned evangelist ready for heaven.In a 12-minute YouTube video, international evangelist Luis Palau revealed yesterday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.After Palau, 83, and his wif…
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  • Why Ralph Winter’s Missions Mobilizer Is Up for Sale

    Why Ralph Winter’s Missions Mobilizer Is Up for Sale

    Shift in global evangelism prompts downsizing of US Center for World Mission’s famous Pasadena property—but not all alumni are ready to say goodbye.The late missiologist Ralph Winter envisioned a place to “awaken” a million evangelicals to…
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  • These Trump Advisers Want a Dreamers Deal Enough to Meet with Nancy Pelosi

    These Trump Advisers Want a Dreamers Deal Enough to Meet with Nancy Pelosi

    Evangelicals join the push for protection for young immigrants.Many evangelicals won’t let partisan divides keep them from rallying for immigration reform, particularly the urgent push for congressional action to allow Dreamers—who entered the U…
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  • New HHS Division Defends Pro-Life Health Care Workers

    New HHS Division Defends Pro-Life Health Care Workers

    Under Trump, federal policy keeps shifting away from abortion rights in favor of religious conscience protections.Ahead of Friday’s annual March for Life, pro-life Christians celebrated new federal protections for health care workers who decline t…
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    • My Blog Has Moved to Wordpress

      My Blog Has Moved to Wordpress

      Thanks to all those who've supported this blog over the years. I'm moving over to Wordpress with a slightly different format. Hope you'll join me there!Jesus Unboxed
      - 21 Jun 16, 12:32pm -

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    • A Customer Returned Her Sandwich Because It Wasn’t Cut Precisely Enough
      If you’ve worked in food service, you’ve definitely heard some of the strangest requests and complaints, but chances are you haven’t heard this one—at least, not in sincerity. A customer…View PostThe post A Customer Returned Her Sandwich…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 4:03pm -
    • Trump at Pro-Life Rally: American Abortion Laws Must Change
      This week, Pres. Trump became the first sitting president ever to address the March For Life, a pro-life gathering in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade…View PostThe post Trump at Pro-Life Rally: American Abortion Laws Must Cha…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 3:10pm -
    • How ‘Breaking Bad’ Made Us Expect Redemption But Never Delivered
      It came with a desert breeze and a pair of ballooning khaki pants. Breaking Bad’s debut, 10 years ago now, was as unassuming and docile as our first impression of…View PostThe post How ‘Breaking Bad’ Made Us Expect Redemption But Never Deli…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 2:50pm -
    • Amazon Prime Monthly Subscription to Cost 20 Percent More
      Amazon Prime costs $10.99 per month, and with that, you have free shipping, a bunch of available-to-stream movies and TV shows, tons of books available to e-read, and a load…View PostThe post Amazon Prime Monthly Subscription to Cost 20 Percent M…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:38pm -
    • 5 Money Conversations to Have Before You Get Engaged
      Look, most people don’t exactly like talking about money before they get married. You’re getting married! You want to talk about the wedding and go on dates and actually enjoy…View PostThe post 5 Money Conversations to Have Before You Get Eng…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:24pm -
    • Joel McHale Is Bringing a ‘Soup’-Like Talk Show to Netflix
        Well, this is good news for your Friday. Joel McHale has released a new promo for an upcoming Netflix series that looks a lot like The Soup.  The Joel…View PostThe post Joel McHale Is Bringing a ‘Soup’-Like Talk Show to Netflix appeared f…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 1:16pm -
    • 4 Myths Everyone Believes About Giving to Charity
      Giving money to charity is a good thing. Almost everyone is on board with that. And yet, practically speaking, fewer and fewer of us are doing it. Texas A&M researchers…View PostThe post 4 Myths Everyone Believes About Giving to Charity appeared…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:42am -
    • Why I Left the Cult of ‘Calling’ (And You Should, Too)
      I don’t like to say that God “calls me” anymore. When I graduated from a Christian college, I believed I would change the world. I was determined to be useful,…View PostThe post Why I Left the Cult of ‘Calling’ (And You Should, Too) app…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:01am -
    • Not A Joke: ‘Paddington 2’ Has the Best Rotten Tomatoes Score of All Time
      This is a true statement: Paddington 2, a movie about a warm and fuzzy British bear, is now one of only four movies in the history of Rotten Tomatoes to maintain a…View PostThe post Not A Joke: ‘Paddington 2’ Has the Best Rotten Tomatoes Sc…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:22am -
    • Pope Francis Performed an Impromptu Wedding Ceremony for Flight Attendants Aboard the Papal Plane
      Your dream wedding is trash compared to this one. Thursday morning, Pope Francis held an impromptu wedding ceremony aboard the papal plane to marry two flight attendants. Paula Podest Ruiz…View PostThe post Pope Francis Performed an Impromptu Wed…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 9:21am -
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    • newTrump to March for Life Crowd: ‘We Are with You All the Way’

      Trump to March for Life Crowd: ‘We Are with You All the Way’

      Thousands of pro-life activists gathered Friday for the annual March for Life on the National Mall. The event was heavily attended by members of religious institutions, Catholic school children, and evangelical Christians — but politics took center…
      - 21 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 5:47pm -
    • newPhotos from the Women's March 2018

      Photos from the Women's March 2018

      On Jan. 20, one year since President Donald Trump's inauguration and nearly a year since the world's largest protest in history, thousands gathered in cities across the nation for the Women's March — this year focused on driving people to the polls…
      - 24 hours ago, 20 Jan 18, 3:09pm -
    • For the Women Marching

      For the Women Marching

      I marched because I serve a Master whose yoke is easy, whose burden is light. Labor rights are essential to the health and well-being of the country, both economically and spiritually. The decline of the middle class is a result of the decline of uni…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 4:35pm -
    • How the Early Church Embraced Distraction

      How the Early Church Embraced Distraction

      For Augustine and his followers, attention was a rare and valuable experience, perhaps even more than for us since they associated it with the divine. One might expect that as a result they should have simply dismissed distraction. But they didn’t.
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 4:15pm -
    • Trump Pushes for Congress to Restrict Abortions at ‘March for Life’ Event

      Trump Pushes for Congress to Restrict Abortions at ‘March for Life’ Event

      The Rose Garden event was part of a deliberate strategy to raise the visibility of anti-abortion protesters, who have complained they haven’t gotten as much attention as other Washington protests, including last year’s Women’s March — which s…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
    • Meet the Dreamers of North Carolina

      Meet the Dreamers of North Carolina

      It’s not just the Dreamers who stand to lose if there are no new legislative protections put in place: It could have hefty economic consequences for states like North Carolina. Patrick McHugh, economic analyst for the progressive research and advoc…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 3:34pm -
    • Pope Francis: Protect the Amazon from ‘Consumerist Greed’

      Pope Francis: Protect the Amazon from ‘Consumerist Greed’

      "The native Amazonian peoples have probably never been so threatened on their own lands as they are at present," the pope told a crowd of indigenous people from more than 20 groups including the Harakbut, Esse-ejas, Shipibos, Ashaninkas, and Juni Kui…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 3:02pm -
    • Weekly Wrap 1.19.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

      Weekly Wrap 1.19.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

      3. Pope Francis Marries Couple in Impromptu Ceremony Aboard Papal PlaneThe pontiff offered the couple a hand-written wedding certificate.
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:08am -
    • As Immigrants Claim Sanctuary Around North Carolina, One Church Steps Up, Again

      As Immigrants Claim Sanctuary Around North Carolina, One Church Steps Up, Again

      This is not the first time Congregational United Church of Christ has offered their church as sanctuary to undocumented immigrants. Minerva Garcia took sanctuary in the church from June 28 2017 to Oct. 2 2017 A federal judge in Texas vacated her depo…
      - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:46am -
    • Protests, Vigils for DACA Recipients Grow as Government Shutdown Looms

      Protests, Vigils for DACA Recipients Grow as Government Shutdown Looms

      Throughout the week, faith leaders and DACA recipients — young immigrants who were guaranteed protection from deportation under an Obama-era program, since rescinded by President Trump — have urged legislators to refuse a vote on a spending bill…
      - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 6:52pm -

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    • Globe Trot: Imprisoned Iranian Christian granted medical care
      Plus, India’s religious freedom, aid in Iraq, EU censorship, terror-tracking technology, and Kenyan protests
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    • New York Times goes off the deep end over women’s swimming hours
      A New York Times critique of women-only swimming hours for Hasidic Jews is makingwaves, particularly since earlier this year the Timespraised a Toronto aquatic center’s protections of Muslim modestywith screened lanes and female-exclusive h…
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:50pm -
    • Missouri appeals court considers the rights of frozen human embryos
      Another divorced couple went to court last week to fight over theremains of their shattered marriage, but their disagreementinvolves more than the typical tug-of-war over furniture andhouses. The Missouri Court of Appeals must determine whether…
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:45pm -
    • Speaking freely on campus
      Federal court sides with N.C. State Christian group’s First Amendment rights
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:19pm -
    • Midday Roundup: Truck plows into bicyclists in Michigan
      Deadly ride. Motorists reported a pickup truck driving erraticallythrough a western Michigan town for at least 30 minutes before itslammed into a group of bicyclists Tuesday evening. The accidentkilled five people and four suffered serious inju…
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    • Historic agreement reached to renovate the reputed tomb of Jesus
      For the first time in more than 200 years, renovations began Mondayon what is traditionally believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ.The site has not been touched since 1810 due to the rivalry amongthe site’s guardians: the Roman Catholic, Gre…
      - 8 Jun 16, 11:38am -
    • Increasingly violent political protests threaten Kenya’s stability
      Kenya’s government on Tuesday banned the opposition party fromprotesting against the country’s electoral commission after policekilled two demonstrators on Monday during violent clashes. Policyanalysts warn the increasing protests threaten…
      - 8 Jun 16, 11:25am -
    • Pro-life groups celebrate Renee Ellmers’ defeat
      Amid a tumultuous presidential election cycle, one election trendremained glaringly constant entering Tuesday’s primaries: NoRepublican incumbent in the U.S. House or Senate had lost to aprimary challenger. That changed Tuesday when Rep. Rene…
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    • Illegal gemstones from Afghanistan are funding Islamic extremists
      While Taliban militants in Afghanistan harvest up to $3 billionannually from opium poppy profits, another moneymaker lies beneaththe country’s war-ravaged soil: lapis lazuli, a deep ultramarineblue mineral almost entirely unique to Afghanista…
      - 8 Jun 16, 8:35am -
    • Clinton clinches the Democratic nomination
      Hillary Clinton won decisive victories in California and New Jerseylast night, sealing her selection as the Democratic presidentialnominee. According to the latest Associated Press tally, Clintonhas 2,755 delegates going into the July conventio…
      - 8 Jun 16, 8:22am -

    EEW Magazine

    • Gospel songwriter Fred Hammond, a military veteran, salutes fellow vets

      Gospel songwriter Fred Hammond, a military veteran, salutes fellow vets

      Gospel songwriter Fred Hammond may be a soldier in the Lord’s army, but he was once a soldier in Uncle Sam’s army too.During Veterans Day weekend, the “No Weapon” singer saluted his fellow vets and shared a throwback photograph of himself i…
      - 69 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:18pm -
    • Here’s a great way to become more thankful this Thanksgiving

      Here’s a great way to become more thankful this Thanksgiving

      Every Thanksgiving, I would get flustered. I wanted everything to be perfect for family, friends, and guests, so I would end up stressing myself out.Instead of being thankful for all God’s blessings and benefits, I would spend most of the holiday…
      - 69 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 3:40pm -
    • 4 reasons God allows affliction: There is purpose in your pain

      4 reasons God allows affliction: There is purpose in your pain

      The path to purpose is not an easy one, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying, read a few cherry-picked Bible verses online, or they have not yet been through anything in their lives.The Bible says many are the afflictions of the right…
      - 69 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 2:04pm -
    • #WorldKindnessDay: 8 scriptures to help you spread some love

      #WorldKindnessDay: 8 scriptures to help you spread some love

      With the ugliness of politics and a rise in hate crimes, America is so divided right now.As the body of Christ, what we need now more than ever is love. In honor of #WorldKindnessDay, here are 8 scriptures to help govern your dealings with others,…
      - 69 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:34pm -
    • 4 scriptures to memorize to help you combat the lies and guilt trips of the enemy

      4 scriptures to memorize to help you combat the lies and guilt trips of the enemy

      Have you ever had a bad day?A day when your mind is filled with negative thoughts that you just can’t seem to shake?
      - 69 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:13pm -
    • Pass the salt, please: How to season your words with grace

      Pass the salt, please: How to season your words with grace

      Communication is one of the earliest skills you learn in life—but communicating effectively is a bit harder for people to grasp.Disagreements would be settled faster, points would be made quicker, misunderstandings would be rapidly cleared up, an…
      - 69 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:02pm -
    • Facing Affliction: Understanding the path to purpose

      Facing Affliction: Understanding the path to purpose

      The path to purpose is not an easy one, and anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying, has read a few cherry-picked Bible verses online, or they have not yet been through anything in their lives.The Bible says many are the afflictions of the r…
      - 75 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 12:24pm -
    • Air Force’s non-disclosure of Texas church shooter’s criminal past cost worshipers’ lives

      Air Force’s non-disclosure of Texas church shooter’s criminal past cost worshipers’ lives

      SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The gunman who killed 26 people at a small-town Texas church had a history of domestic violence that spanned years before the attack, and was able buy weapons because the Air Force did not submit his criminal his…
      - 75 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:20am -
    • Sony to release Christian film ‘Only God Can’

      Sony to release Christian film ‘Only God Can’

      Only God Can, an award-winning Christian film, is coming to DVD Nov. 7, 2017 via Sony Entertainment.The movie tells the story of five College of Charleston alumni that have remained friends over the years since graduation. Following a reunion, tr…
      - 75 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 9:48am -
    • Are you too quick to speak your mind? Try effectively listening

      Are you too quick to speak your mind? Try effectively listening

      In today’s culture, being nasty, rude, and delivering low blows through social media has become the norm. But this should not be the case for Christians.Have you found yourself becoming increasingly defensive and vocal, without taking time to lis…
      - 75 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 9:42am -
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