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January 23 2018 By dvirtue New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger

Religious faith in America is going the way of the Yellow Pages and travel maps, we keep hearing. It's just a matter of time until Christianity's total and happy extinction, chortle our cultural elites. Is this true? Is churchgoing and religious adherence really in "widespread decline" so much so that conservative believers should suffer "growing anxiety"?

Two words: Absolutely not.

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January 22 2018 By dvirtue Smoking is evil; murdering babies is fine

The images are hideous, revolting, grotesque and almost entirely fraudulent. 'There is not the slightest proof that either the plain packaging or the concealed displays have reduced smoking in this country, still less the hilarious photographs of very ill and unhappy people which now, by law, must adorn every packet,' writes Rod Liddle in the Spectator.

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January 16 2018 By dvirtue Islam in the Public Square

In his groundbreaking 1984 book, The Naked Public Square, Richard John Neuhaus argued that the public square can never be naked for long. In other words, it cannot be neutral about values: "If it is not clothed with the 'meanings' borne by religion, new 'meanings' will be imposed by virtue of the ambitions of the modern state."

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January 16 2018 By dvirtue The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars

Griffith picks up the story in the aftermath of the conflict over the 19th Amendment. With women's suffrage enshrined in the Constitution, the nation had hardly caught its breath before it was embroiled in a series of political conflicts over sexuality. Suffrage was followed by a series of what we would now call "culture wars" over birth control laws, censorship of pornography, marriage across ethnic lines, Alfred Kinsey's sex research, and sex education in schools.

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January 13 2018 By dvirtue How important is sex?

Well, should we stop talking about it and get on with talking about Jesus?

The trouble is, that if we take that line, it will not be the real gospel of Jesus we will be preaching.

It's interesting isn't it that the most extended and coherent presentation of the gospel in the New Testament, the Epistle to the Romans, starts with sex, linking sexual sin with the suppression of the knowledge of God and hence idolatry.

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January 12 2018 By dvirtue Top Five Church-Affiliated Events Coinciding with March for Life 2018

Please consider participating in or prayerfully supporting one of the church-affiliated pro-life events below:

1.) Anglicans for Life Summit 2018: Mobilizing the Church for Life

Anglican leadership are hosting the third-annual Summit 2018: Mobilizing the Church for Life conference. The event is co-sponsored by Anglicans for Life and the Anglican Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic and will feature keynote speakers, workshops, prayer, and worship.

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January 06 2018 By dvirtue Ex-Lesbian Talks Leaving Behind 'Super Wild' Lifestyle With Women, Turning to Jesus in Viral Video

"It was my first time ever dating someone," Thomes says in the video, which has been viewed over 1.3 million times as of Tuesday.

She says that she came out to other people, and reasoned that God would be accepting of her relationship.

"God being love meant God was nice and God was chill with what you were cool with," she said of her thinking at the time.

"By 18 and 19 and 20, I was super wild and in serial relationships with women," Thomes reveals.

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December 20 2017 By dvirtue Two Leading Evangelicals Duke it out over Alabama Election

The Biggest Loser in the Alabama Election
It's not Republicans or Democrats, but Christian witness.

By Mark Galli
https://www.christianitytoday.com/
DECEMBER 12, 2017

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December 20 2017 By dvirtue Is the UK Overthrowing the Christian Basis of the West?

What defines Europe are its boundaries -- not physical but cultural. Without its culture, Europe could not be distinguished from the rest of the world. And the pillar of this culture is based on the Judeo-Christian heritage and values.

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December 19 2017 By dvirtue The Zealous Faith of Secularism

Thus, nine years ago, the late Richard John Neuhaus called this new place "American Babylon." Today, in another eponymous book, Rod Dreher speaks of a "Benedict Option." George Weigel called in his 2017 Simon Lecture for a new Great Awakening, and elsewhere for what he dubs "the Panula option" after the recently deceased Fr. Arne Panula, a tireless evangelizer. Using T. S. Eliot as a touchstone, First Things editor R. R.

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