But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:00

40 Harmful Effects of Christianity – #24 Featured

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“If you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve for six years; but on the seventh he shall go out as a free man without payment.”Exodus 21:2

This post is the twenty-fourth in a series that addresses a list of “40 Harmful Effects of Christianity” that originated on the...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10:59

Sermon: Why Then The Law? Featured

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This sermon is by Pastor JD Hall, at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana. The message is taken from Galatians 3, as a part of the ‘Bewitched’ sermon series. If we are saved by grace through faith, then what purpose is the Law?

As always, you can watch at YouTube or download and...

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Reformation Charlotte was the first (that we know of) to write about a PCA Church, the South City Church in Saint Louis, inviting a lesbian to come preach at their church. She had recently given a talk about “Transgender Jesus” in 2015. Other press outlets soon picked up the story....

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 08:25

“McJesus” Statue Sparks Violent Clashes Featured

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[HyperAllergic] A new exhibition at the Haifa Museum in Israel featuring a sculpture of a crucified Ronald McDonald has sparked wide protest and violent clashes between members of the local Arab Christian minority and the police. The protestors demand the removal of the sculpture “McJesus&rdqu...

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Multiple Baptist sources on Twitter have reported that prominent evangelist Bailey Smith has died. Before embarking on a three decade career as an evangelist, Smith servedas the pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Del City, Oklahoma and the 44th Presidentof the Southern Baptist...

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imageA recent political cartoon published in a Netherlands Christian Newspaper representing the Nashville Statement as noted in article below.

AMSTERDAM (BP) — In the Netherlands, signatories of The Nashville Statement on biblical sexuality have been threatened with criminal prosecution, admonished...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 00:03

Steve Harvey on Pastor Stunts: Enough is Enough Featured

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Clearly, this article is not an endorsement of comedian, Steve Harvey, the comedian and talk show host. Born Broderick Steven Harvey, the popular figure has been a fixture of daytime television for some time, and the entertainment world as a whole longer than that. Harvey often interjects religion...

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For years now, the APA has been at the forefront of legitimizing progressive gender and sexual ideologies; that is just what they did in this new report on boys and men. The report is the first of its kind from the APA, which in the past has issued “guidelines” for girls and women, as...

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It appears that LGBT activists in a small California community have successfully put their target’s head on a platter. Pulpit & Pen brought to you the news of Pastor Justin Hoke posting “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still sin. The culture may change. The Bible does...

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Jon Harris is a recent graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. After a break from on-campus studies for several years, Harris reports that the social justice take-over of the seminary in just a few short years was overwhelming.

To be very clear, Harris alleges that the institution...

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imageLocusts, or black grasshoppers, have to be swept up by the truckload at the popular Islamic destination.

[Daily Wire] The pilgrimage hub of Saudi Arabia got hit with a plague of biblical proportions earlier this week when a massive swarm of locusts descended upon the Islamic holy site of Mecca.

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[CNS News] Some claim that building a wall is a “medieval solution” to a modern problem. The wheel is an ancient solution too. Nobody’s complaining about that. POTUS is on target. Walls do work; as in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah, walls are still viable solutions. Why now? Just...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 04:21

Episcopal Bishop Punished for Not Allowing Sodomy-Based Marriage Featured

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[One News Now] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a partial restriction on a New York bishop’s ministry because of his refusal to allow same-sex wedding ceremonies to be performed in his diocese.

The punishment was executed against Episcopal Diocese of...

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Saturday, 12 January 2019 04:13

Pro-LGBT Jesuit Retained By Democrats as U.S. House Chaplain Featured

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[Liberty Voice] Democrats, who now hold the majority of House seats, have voted that Father Patrick J. Conroy will remain as their chaplain. They solidified their intent by granting him a new two-year contract.

In April 2018, former Speaker Of The House Paul Ryan asked the Jesuit Priest to submit...

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In a recent outburst on Twitter, Southern Baptist pastor and race-baiter, Thabiti Anyabwile, suggests he’d be in favor of enlisting foreign nations to commit voter fraud, as he states,

If I were the head of state for an American ally, I would be working to convince other American allies to...

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[World] The success of LGBT activists in dictating how therapists counsel minors about sexuality and gender dysphoria continues to gain momentum as we head into 2019. Some pro-LGBT groups want to make it illegal for therapists to encourage children to embrace heterosexuality or their biological sex...

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[Townhall] This is the tale of two lectures at Wheaton College, a Christian evangelical college in the suburbs of Chicago. One was given in September 2017 and the other in November 2018. Though only a year apart, the responses to the two presentations were universes apart. The reaction is very...

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[Lincoln Journal Star] Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.

The...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:24

“Taking Up Serpents,” New Opera at the Kennedy Center Featured

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(RNS) — Snake-handling Pentecostals may be on the fringe of American religious culture, but a new opera brings their exuberant worship and rockabilly-inspired music to center stage this week.

Taking Up Serpents,” a 60-minute work by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Jerre...

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(RNS) — Ahead of next month’s special session on sexuality intended to resolve an issue that has dogged the United Methodist Church for decades, a group of affiliated college and university presidents issued a strong call for full inclusion of LGBTQ Christians.

The group, which...

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[Reformation Charlotte] MANILA (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos joined an annual procession in the Philippine capital to kiss or touch a centuries-old black wooden statue of Jesus Christ, believed to have miraculous healing powers, in a grand display of Catholic devotion.

The...

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I. Overview of Dr. Bass’ Dismissal

Clint Bass served as a professor of church history in the Redford College of Theology and Ministry at Southwest Baptist University from 2009-2018. Prior to November 28, 2018, he never had a negative review nor had disciplinary action ever been taken against...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 05:46

Commentary: Learning from Steven Anderson? Featured

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Steven Anderson is not a Christian who I would, in any way, endorse. I told him that to his virtual face when he once joined me on my podcast (he was invited so I could make a point about assuming orthodoxy by litmus test). Anderson returned in kind, and said I was not a Christian he would endorse...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:01

Beautiful Women Don’t Want Evangelical Company Men Featured

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[Self Wire] We don’t often like to think about the human aspect of dating within the walls of evangelicalism. We want to over-spiritualize the process of selecting a spouse as if there were no legitimate physical or psychological variables with significant gravity in the process. But there...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 03:14

Joyce Meyer Allegedly Repents of Prosperity Teaching Featured

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Joyce Meyer is a lady pastor (1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 2:12) who holds to Little God Theology – or Kenyonism – and is also known as Word-Faith Theology. All of these are subsets of the so-called Prosperity Gospel, which teaches that Jesus’ atonement provides health, wealth, and...

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