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

Friday, 23 August 2019 02:19

Yale Scientist Denounces Evolution

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A prominent Yale scientist has just publicly denounced Darwinism as not only improbable, but statistically “a dead loss”! Writing for The Claremont Review of Books, Yale professor of computer science, David Gelernter, explains how he was predisposed to believe in Darwinism, yet when he...

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(Helping report and write this story was a friend and colleague, Patti Townley-Covert. You’ll find her bio at the end of this article.) “It felt like rape.” That’s how Bonnie Brztowski described the sexual encounter with her estranged husband on the first night of their...

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One of the fastest growing, Christian movements in the world is flourishing in one of the most unlikely places—the repressive, Islamic nation of Iran. And, given that they’re viewed as second-class citizens in Iran, it’s extremely surprising that women are spearheading this...

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UPDATE: R.T. Maldaner and his wife, Sarah, have written a statement in response to the information in this article pertaining to them. It is posted at the end of the article. Moody Radio has announced it is cancelling an appearance by Vertical Worship at an upcoming worship night on Moody’s...

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UPDATE: Greg Bradshaw, Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) lead ministry pastor, says James MacDonald has filed for arbitration against the church. Bradshaw says “among the things (MacDonald) is seeking is Walk in the Word. HBC is in the preparation stages of our response.”   Disgraced...

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June 12, 2016, was a day that forever changed the lives of Angel Colon and Luis Javier Ruiz. That’s the day a Muslim gunman massacred 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. And that’s the day both Colon and Ruiz—two men who miraculously survived the...

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John Cooper, the lead singer for the band Skillet, posted a stunning response on Facebook yesterday to the recent public renunciations of Christianity by Joshua Harris and then Hillsong songwriter, Marty Sampson. (Sampson has since slightly walked back his initial statement after Dr....

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Monday, 05 August 2019 01:22

Josh Harris’ Gay Pride Posts Raise Questions

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Josh Harris yesterday posted numerous pictures of himself at a gay pride parade, prompting questions about whether something other than existential angst had prompted the best-selling Christian author to kiss his marriage and faith goodbye. Also, five days ago, Harris posted something to Instagram...

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UPDATE: An editor from Wipf and Stock contacted me Friday and said the publisher is taking Let Us Prey out of print. He said Darrell Puls is considering a complete rewrite of the book, which will not rely on the faulty study or make mention of it. In their book, Let Us Prey: The Plague …

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The megachurch where author and pastor, Josh Harris, pastored for more than a decade today sent an email to its members in response to Harris’ recent announcement that he’s no longer a Christian.  Harris served as senior pastor at Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg,...

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Friday, 26 July 2019 08:27

Josh Harris Kisses His Faith Goodbye

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In a stunning Instagram post today, Joshua Harris, the author who became famous for his 1997 book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced that he is no longer a Christian. “I have undergone a massive shift in regard to my faith in Jesus,” Harris wrote. “The popular phrase for...

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Though progressives claim the federal Equality Act will protect LGBT Americans from discrimination, it’s really a Trojan Horse for inequality, especially for women. Maria Martinez, an attorney in Texas who’s a student of apologist Nancy Pearcey, pointed this out in a recent article...

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Many who attended the elder-led congregational meeting at Willow Creek Community Church last night seemed pleased with what they heard. At the beginning of the service, the congregation gave Willow Creek Acting Senior Pastor Steve Gillen a standing ovation. And at several points throughout the...

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The lead pastor of Willow Creek Wheaton, one of Willow Creek Community Church‘s eight campuses in the Chicago area, announced yesterday that he’s resigning due to an intense drive for results, which was negatively impacting his staff. According to Willow Creek spokesperson, Katie...

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The elders at suburban Chicago Willow Creek Community Church today released a “last statement” about the scandal involving church founder Bill Hybels, charging Hybels with “unchecked sin and intimidating behavior,” and addressing “specific harms” against...

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When I was in graduate school, I participated in a Bible study with three other women in my journalism program. We were the lone Christians in a very secular environment. And having their support and encouragement was extremely important to me. Yet my relationship with one of them ended in an...

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Transcripts of the Roys Report are now available! In the past several weeks, I’ve received multiple requests for transcripts, but until recently, I simply didn’t have the manpower to produce them. However, thanks to some awesome volunteers with typing skills, I now can make transcripts...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 04:53

Is the Bible Pro-Choice?

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Though conservative Christians may try to convince you otherwise, the Bible is decidedly pro-choice. At least, that’s what some pro-choice advocates want you to believe. In an article for Jezebel.com, feminist writer Erin Gloria Ryan says, “(T)he Bible specifically says that a woman is...

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Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) this week published an update confirming an allegation I published in May that HBC Aurora Pastor Craig Steiner failed to report an incident of suspected child sex abuse involving former Harvest Student Pastor Paxton Singer.* The update also stated that Steiner...

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Many of you have expressed that you’d like to hear more on blogging and publicly confronting sin in the church than the one hour of The Roys Report last Saturday allowed. So this week, I gathered my guests from the show once again and we recorded an extra podcast on this important...

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Former celebrity pastor, James MacDonald, has been fired. His sins have been splashed on national headlines. Every elder and senior leader at Harvest Bible Chapel (HBC) has resigned. And the church is scrambling to stay afloat. But it all could have been prevented. That’s according Ryan...

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A powerful proponent of free speech, especially for evangelical Christian organizations, is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy and facing a legal challenge from its former president. For 75 years, National Religious Broadcasters(NRB)—the nation’s largest association of evangelical...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:21

How Can We Prepare for Coming Persecution?

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About eight years ago, my husband and I joined a small group of Christians campaigning to elect three fellow Christians to our local school board. Our campaign didn’t begin as a school board race, but as a simple request to allow our children to read alternative books. One of my neighbors had...

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After an 18-month hiatus, I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning to radio on June 22 with a new, live program on Salem Radio called The Roys Report! This weekly, call-in program will air Saturdays at 11 a.m. on AM 1160/WYLL in Chicago, and will re-air on Sundays at 7 p.m. on...

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Over the past few months, I’ve investigated and reported stories that have prompted major leadership and institutional change at two evangelical powerhouses—the Moody Bible Institute and Harvest Bible Chapel and its many sub-ministries associated with James MacDonald. In my articles,...

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