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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Friday, 28 December 2018 20:00

Christian Quarterbacks and the 2018 College Football Playoff Featured

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Today’s College Football Playoff features four of the nation’s most heralded quarterbacks: Tua Tagovailoa of the University of Alabama, Trevor Lawrence of Clemson University, Ian Book of Notre Dame, and Kyler Murray of the University of Oklahoma. There is a good chance that, when the...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 02:41

Baptists Join with Pope for the Sake of “Christian Unity” Featured

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[Ethics Daily] The second meeting of the third phase of international ecumenical conversations between the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) and the...

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Jax Taylor is an actor and model and currently stars in a Bravo reality television series entitled Vanderpump Rules. Taylor has modeled for the cover of Trump Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, and Cosmo Girl. He’s also done ads...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 01:02

Five Signs of a False Gospel Featured

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[Reformation Charlotte] The gospel, or “good news,” is essentially the revelation of Jesus Christ to the world for the purpose of reconciling God’s people to Himself. Sadly, there is much perversity masquerading as the gospel, yet it’s designed to lead man away from the...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 22:25

40 Harmful Effects of Christianity – #22 Featured

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“So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Thus the land had rest from war.”Joshua 11:23

This post is the twenty-second in a series that addresses a list...

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[The Blaze] A YouTube search for the word “abortion” has been significantly wiped clean of top results with pro-life videos after a writer for Slate contacted the company and complained.

April Glaser tweeted about complaining to YouTube about the pro-life videos and their response.

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 04:23

Poll: Americans Trust Clergy Less than Ever Featured

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[HuffPo] The level of trust Americans have in clergy members has dropped to a record low, a recent Gallup survey suggests.

The polling organization found that only 37 percent of 1,025 respondents had a “very high” or “high” opinion of the honesty and ethical standards...

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[Conservative Review] Another child has died while in government custody at the border, and yet again, the open-borders crowd is using the death to score political points against the Trump administration.

In this most recent tragedy, an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died early...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:46

After Alleged Mishandling of Molestation Scandal, ARBCA Hurting Featured

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Tom Chantry, son of famed Reformed Baptist, Walter Chantry, is now a disgraced former-pastor who rests behind bars for a string of child molestations. Chantry stood trial in July for five counts of child molestation and three for assault. He was found guilty of two cases of assault (the molestation...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 02:32

Hipster Calvinists Vs Fundie Arminian in Religious Phoenix Feud Featured

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Steven Anderson, the highly controversial pastor from Tempe – a suburb of Phoenix – is in a heated back-and-forth with Jeff Durbin, a self-styled “hipster pastor” who is best known for booze, tattoos, and Calvinism. Anderson is best known for...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:49

Mormon Missionary Gals Can Now Wear Pants Instead of Skirts Featured

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“Sister Missionaries” in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints no longer have to wear skirts while on mission. They can now, thanks to a decree of the Mormon church, wear pants. In particular, they can wear dress slacks, specifically.

Sister Missionaries serve in 407 missions...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 05:02

The Worst Christian of 2018 Featured

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Who is the worst Christian of 2018?

On the surface, this seems like a foolish or even pharisaical question. The fact of the matter is that there are none worthy to stand righteous before God except his perfect son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Every believer struggles with sin every day and will...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 00:06

State University Launches “Satanic Student Club” Featured

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[Now the End Begins] A new ‘Students For Satan’ club has just completed its inaugural semester at North Carolina State University, welcoming students interested in Satanism.

Give the Devil his due, folks, he’s earned it. Seriously. First he convinced people that he’s not...

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Joseph was thrown in prison because Potiphar’s wife tried to rape him, and he fled to maintain his purity. Jim Bakker was thrown in prison because he raped a woman and used ministry funds to cover it up. However, Bakker – who is now out of jail and running the same type of real estate...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 23:32

The One in Which Fred Butler Was Wrong Featured

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Fred Butler was called by Brannon Howse the “Grace to You Mailroom Guy.” Butler is more than that. He’s the unofficialresident blogger at Grace to You, who for some reason heads up GTY’s Senior Citizen volunteer division (or something like that) instead of doing what seems...

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Usually when we cover someone butchering the Scriptural narrative to push Marxist ideology it’s Timothy Keller. This time around it’s another New York liberal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez, the congresswoman-elect for New York’s congressional district has apparently...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 20:00

The Top 10 Pulpit Pen Articles of 2018 Featured

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As 2018 comes to close, it is a good time for discerning Christians to take look back at a year of theology and polemics.  One way to do so is to review some of the most popular articles published here at Pulpit & Pen.  Our top 10 articles, by page views, over the last year are...

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[LMT Online] A Houston group that projected the message “Jesus was a migrant” onto the walls of several Houston buildings says leaders of Lakewood Church summoned police to remove its crew from a public sidewalk.

Over three hours Sunday evening, members of Indivisible Houston projected...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 04:30

Sermon: Hanged on a Tree Featured

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This sermon is from Galatians 3:10-14, and is a part of the “Bewitched” sermon series. Preached by JD Hall at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, how Jesus was cursed for us is explained and the passage exposited.

As always, you can watch on YouTube or on Facebook (below), or download...

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Jews have traditionally been called, “Olive Skinned.”

It is common, at Christmas time, for globalists to repeat the narrative that the Christ-child was an illegal refugee. The desire to end the nation-state would betray their hope for individual liberty and civil rights, as such things...

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What was the first sound to go out over radio waves? It was the sound of “O Holy Night,” the Christmas hymn, being played on a violin.

On December 24, 1906, the first radio broadcast was made over what was then brand new technology. Reginald Fessenden was a Canadian-born inventor who...

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Like his friend and fellow scandalized pastor, Mark Driscoll, James MacDonald is largely unwelcome anywhere in evangelicalism except for the dark, seedy corners of charismaticism.

Charismatics, modern practitioners of the ancient heresy of Montanism (also known as the “New Prophecy...

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[SOVEREIGN NATIONS] Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant lamented how many unborn African American babies are aborted during a press conference Monday.

The pro-life governor asked why there is no outrage in the media about “the genocide of 20 million African American children,” the Jackson...

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[Columbus, Ohio] Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has again vetoed a bill that would ban abortion when a heartbeat is detected, stating that the state would likely lose if the matter went to court and taxpayer money would consequently have to be used to pay the legal costs of...

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[HuffPost] Double, double toil and trouble ― watch the rise of witchery bubble. Those interested in religion and spirituality have noticed that 2018 was a landmark year for the visibility of ancient natural religions, and those who are drawn to their principles and practices. Call it the...

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