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  • Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for Christians

    Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for Christians

    A Supreme Court cruelty reveals how we can love our neighbors.Had Domineque Ray been a Christian, he’d have been executed with a chaplain kneeling by his side, praying with him. But Domineque Ray was not a Christian, and he did not want a Christia…
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  • Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death

    Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death

    When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.“How do you prepare for a birth and a death at once?” I asked a friend one morning in…
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  • Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again

    Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again

    Revised code of conduct shifts in favor of “uniform standards of behavior for all students.”Azusa Pacific University (APU) has gone back and forth this school year on whether to allow students to date members of the same sex.Last week, the Sout…
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  • Templeton Prize Winner: Marcelo Gleiser, Physicist Who Beholds the Universe’s Mysteries

    Templeton Prize Winner: Marcelo Gleiser, Physicist Who Beholds the Universe’s Mysteries

    The agnostic is credited with bringing believers and religious questions into the scientific realm.An agnostic theoretical physicist who has encouraged Christians to embrace the dual mysteries of science and faith is the latest recipient of the pres…
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  • Power and Pastors: Part 3

    Power and Pastors: Part 3

    Jesus schooled the world on how to understand and exert power.This series is an expanded version of my talk from the GC2 Summit, December 13, 2018. Here are Part 1 and Part 2.Jesus schooled the world on how to understand and exert power.Rather tha…
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  • How Should Christians Respond to Christchurch Mosque Massacre?

    How Should Christians Respond to Christchurch Mosque Massacre?

    Eleven evangelical experts weigh in as death toll of New Zealand Muslims hits 50.Last Friday, Muslim worshipers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, suffered a terrorist attack at the hands of an avowed white supremacist. 50 people were kill…
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  • Five Churches that Shouldn’t Reproduce

    Five Churches that Shouldn’t Reproduce

    There is legitimate reason to caution against a universal plea toward blind reproduction.There is a growing awakening to the need of a multiplying church movement within North America, as the best—and likely only—means to bring the gospel within…
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  • A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot

    A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot

    What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.Years ago, I needed to write a brief biography of Elisabeth Elliot as part of a larger project. I searched for book-length biographies that I could draw on fo…
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  • ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel’s Accreditation

    ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel’s Accreditation

    Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch may have been in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Harvest Bible Chapel had its accreditation suspended this week by the…
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  • Should We Rethink the 30-minute Sermon Lecture?

    Should We Rethink the 30-minute Sermon Lecture?

    Our message should encompass both Scripture and our congregants questions.Recently, a group of pastors asked me this question: “Should we rethink the 30-minute sermon lecture in light of the many different ways classroom teaching is currently cond…
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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 -

    RELEVANT Magazine

    • newEpisode 691: Kim Walker-Smith
      On today’s show, Jesus Culture worship leader and author of the new book Brave Surrender, Kim Walker-Smith, opens up about her painful upbringing and how she overcame shame and fear to find deep healing in God. Plus, the gang learns how Taco Bell h…
      - 9 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:17pm -
    • Episode 690: Maggie Rogers
      On today's podcast, we talk with indie-pop singer Maggie Rogers about her critically acclaimed new album Heard It in a Past Life. The gang also plays a truly unforgettable game with a listener, discusses HBO’s new Leaving Neverland docuseries, lear…
      - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 4:14pm -
    • Episode 689: LIVE — Shane Claiborne
      On today’s show, author and activist Shane Claiborne discusses how Christians can address America’s gun violence problem and the vision behind his new book “Beating Guns.” The gang also finds out the most popular things people are giving up f…
      - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 5:15pm -
    • Episode 688: David Curry
      On today’s show, Open Doors USA President and CEO David Curry tells us about the shocking levels of persecution facing Christian churches in China. We also look at (another) controversial Christian comic book currently in the works, hear about Mind…
      - 11 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 6:01pm -
    • Episode 687: LIVE — Joel McHale
      On today's show, we talk with actor and comedian Joel McHale about why he thinks Jesus would enjoy reality TV and why going to church is such an important part of his life. We also learn why you should maybe think twice before turning on mus…
      - 14 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 5:02pm -
    • Episode 686: Jerry Lorenzo
      On today’s show, designer, entrepreneur and mastermind behind the brand FEAR OF GOD, Jerry Lorenzo, opens up about his own story of faith and redemption, and explains how he’s using fashion to change culture. Plus, we hear Stephen Colbert and C…
      - 18 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 5:52pm -
    • Episode 685: LIVE — DeVon Franklin
      On today's show, filmmaker, speaker and author DeVon Franklin discusses how Christians should address toxic masculinity—and his upcoming movie about the inventor of Flaming Hot Cheetos (seriously, it sounds great). Also, the gang discusses how A.I.…
      - 21 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 4:56pm -
    • Episode 684: Brian Johnson
      On today's podcast, the gang debates Jesse's contribution to the podcast, discusses Colin Kaepernick's settlement with the NFL and hears from Bethel's Brian Johnson about his new book about his struggles with mental health.
      - 25 days ago, 22 Feb 19, 5:38pm -
    • Episode 683: LIVE — Christians & Conspiracy Theories
      On today’s show, we discuss the rise of conspiracy theories and why so many young Christians have started to believe them. We also learn about religion’s link to happiness, Eddie brings us a terrifying new “Revelation Revelation,” we hear why…
      - 29 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 3:51pm -
    • Episode 682: Jonathan Merritt
      On today’s show, we talk with author and reporter Jonathan Merritt about the sexual abuse scandal unfolding in the Southern Baptist Convention—and how to prevent abuse in the future. That gang also discusses the new faith-inspired single from Joh…
      - 32 days ago, 15 Feb 19, 5:13pm -
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    • new'The Story of God's' Latest Season Looks at the Human Side of Belief Systems

      'The Story of God's' Latest Season Looks at the Human Side of Belief Systems

      Morgan Freeman’s dulcet tones make him one of the most recognizable voices on the planet. He has used his presence to become one of the most famous actors of his generation, during which time he won the Academy Award for Million Dollar Baby, was no…
      - 18 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:33am -
    • newThe Significance of Friday Prayers in Islam

      The Significance of Friday Prayers in Islam

      Muslims believe Friday was chosen by God as a dedicated day of worship. In addition to the prayer itself, which is shorter than the usual midday prayers, Friday services include a sermon, usually given by a professional male Muslim clergy member in M…
      - 19 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 11:05am -
    • newThe Greatest Environmental Pollutant Is Our Politics

      The Greatest Environmental Pollutant Is Our Politics

      So where can we find hope, and how can we actually move the needle on climate change? By doing three things: One, Americans should follow a moral compass, not a political one. Two, we must focus on bringing change locally. And three, religious leader…
      - 20 hours ago, 19 Mar 19, 9:40am -
    • When White Privilege Is Disguised as Meritocracy

      When White Privilege Is Disguised as Meritocracy

      The idea that black and brown students possess the intellectual prowess to compete and succeed alongside their white counterparts is not a myth, it’s a fact. But, historically, black and brown students have not been allowed to showcase this intelli…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 4:20pm -
    • How One Church Tackled Their Community's Affordable Housing Crisis

      How One Church Tackled Their Community's Affordable Housing Crisis

      Churches across the nation are recognizing the value of their land how it can be leveraged to address the scarcity of affordable housing. An interfaith alliance in Colorado, which found faith organizations own more than 5,000 acres in the Denver metr…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:58pm -
    • This Was Not 'God's Plan'

      This Was Not 'God's Plan'

      The church has failed to speak out strongly enough against the evils of white supremacy and white nationalism. We have failed to confront it, even name it for what it is. Our complacency has laid the foundation that this act of terror was built on. W…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 3:24pm -
    • Democracy Reform at the Top of the Agenda

      Democracy Reform at the Top of the Agenda

      On March 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “For the People Act,” a historic piece of ethics and election reform legislation that responds to some of the biggest problems our democracy has experienced in recent times. The bill itself…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:38pm -
    • Coming of Age in the Snake-Handling Church: Q&A with the Team Behind 'Them That Follow'

      Coming of Age in the Snake-Handling Church: Q&A with the Team Behind 'Them That Follow'

      Co-directors and writers Dan Madison Savage and Britt Poulton made Them That Follow out of a shared interest in religious communities, their long-term effects on the people raised in them, and encouraging empathy toward misunderstood population group…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 9:45am -
    • When Your Sexual Harasser Has Keys to Your Apartment

      When Your Sexual Harasser Has Keys to Your Apartment

      A murkiness in the numbers, combined with a lack of training and awareness, has made sexual harassment in housing a widespread, yet under the radar, problem. But local housing authorities are working to combat the problem on the ground. Their efforts…
      - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 12:00am -
    • O God, We Grieve the Hatred

      O God, We Grieve the Hatred

      O God, we grieve the hatred, the ugly, racist fearthat hurts our common living and harms those you hold dear.For Muslims who were gathered to worship and to praysoon found their lives were shattered as violence filled their day.
      - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 5:42pm -

    The Christian Post

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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…
        - 8 Jun 16, 11:50am -
      • 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…
        - 8 Jun 16, 8:45am -
      • 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

      • Devotion: You're worth so much

        Devotion: You're worth so much

        You can go through so many things in life that you feel devalued, overlooked, and unloved. But God treasures you. You are His prize.That’s why He is going to show you favor throughout and shower you with blessings, so that others will know you a…
        - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 1:35pm -
      • Podcast: God will confirm His word

        Podcast: God will confirm His word

        What you hope and believe for doesn’t always seem possible, but your faith unlocks the door. God will send confirmation and His plan will be revealed.So stay firmly rooted in faith. Don’t let negative circumstances uproot you. Remain anchored…
        - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 1:31pm -
      • Man charged with killing wife after blaming a panhandler to be extradited

        Man charged with killing wife after blaming a panhandler to be extradited

        The killing of a Baltimore woman took a stunning twist Sunday when her husband and stepdaughter were arrested on murder charges two months after they claimed a black man panhandling with a woman and a baby stabbed her when she gave them money…
        - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 4:25pm -
      • London street preacher speaks out after arrest, says ‘God has been so faithful’

        London street preacher speaks out after arrest, says ‘God has been so faithful’

        When EEW Magazine reported that Nigerian street preacher, Oluwole Ilesanmi, was arrested in London for sharing the Gospel, many who read the story were furious.Now that he has been released from custody for allegedly “breaching the peace” on Fe…
        - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 3:59pm -
      • London street preacher speaks out after arrest, says ‘God has been so faithful’

        London street preacher speaks out after arrest, says ‘God has been so faithful’

        When EEW Magazine reported that Nigerian street preacher, Oluwole Ilesanmi, was arrested in London for sharing the Gospel, many who read the story were furious.Now that he has been released from custody for allegedly “breaching the peace” on Fe…
        - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 3:50pm -
      • Baby Buzz: Tamron Hall announces marriage, pregnancy, and solicits prayers

        Baby Buzz: Tamron Hall announces marriage, pregnancy, and solicits prayers

        Tamron Hall is married, having a baby and getting her own talk show, and she wants your prayers during this season of her life.The former NBC “Today” show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she’s expecting and wrote that she was “in a safe…
        - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 3:49pm -
      • Devotion: Crushed? God wants to get glory

        Devotion: Crushed? God wants to get glory

        Just as God rewarded the woman with the issue of blood for her press, He will reward you as well. Don’t quit on life. Don’t give up because you’re weary.Don’t stop because you’re tired. If you’re feeling crushed by life, know that G…
        - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:32pm -
      • Podcast: Your expectation will be met

        Podcast: Your expectation will be met

        In today’s inspiration, Dianna Hobbs says, there are some things you’re expecting God to do, and you will not be disappointed!Click here for more...
        - 16 days ago, 4 Mar 19, 2:30pm -
      • Devotion: He's with you through your rough place

        Devotion: He's with you through your rough place

        Friend, transitional seasons are tough. You don’t always know what God is up to, but know that He’s with you through your rough place.And when the time is right, a shift is going to take place in your life. It’s about to get better from…
        - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 3:02pm -
      • Podcast: God sees you

        Podcast: God sees you

        In today's inspiration, Dianna Hobbs says, you and your struggle are not invisible to God. No matter how hard it is at the moment, and what kind of opposition you face, we serve a God who sits high, but looks low, and He is going to show up for y…
        - 22 days ago, 26 Feb 19, 2:58pm -
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