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July 20 2016 By dvirtue Secular Civilians Assault Warfighters' Faith

Starnes described a "war on the Judeo-Christian values that shaped and flavored the founding documents of our great country." "Without that Judeo-Christian foundation I believe the country crumbles," he added. "Proud to call myself a gun-toting, chicken-eating, Bible-clinging son of a Baptist," he defined himself as a "Duck Dynasty guy living in a Miley Cyrus world and Washington is twerking all of us."

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July 15 2016 By dvirtue The Sexual Revolution and the Witness of the Church

Why is this challenge to Christianity different? Hobson suggests that the first reason is what he recognizes as the either/or quality of the new morality. I agree with him that there is no middle ground in terms of the church's engagement with these hard and urgent questions. Churches will either affirm the legitimacy of same-sex relationships and behaviors or they will not.

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July 14 2016 By dvirtue Devils Lurking in the Church of South India Books?

According to the news agency report, "A report by Registrar of Companies, New Delhi strongly recommended an SFIO probe in a January 2016 letter to the ministry of corporate affairs. The Prime Minister's Office on October 10 last year forwarded a petition seeking swift action to the corporate affairs ministry, providing impetus to the probe effort."

Economic crimes are growing at a fast rate in India and the church is no exception

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July 08 2016 By dvirtue Let's Blame Christianity For Everything, And Islam For Nothing

We don't have to ask. The Catholic Church years ago apologized for the Spanish Inquisition. On March 12, 2000, Pope John Paul II said, "We are deeply saddened by the behavior of those who in the course of history have caused these children of yours to suffer, and asking your forgiveness we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood." In fact, Pope John Paul II apologized for a number of things during his papacy, including the crusades and the imprisonment of Galileo.

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July 06 2016 By dvirtue The Theology of Donald Trump

Dr. Dobson is not alone. Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, has praised Mr. Trump's life as in many ways exemplary and said that he believes that "Donald Trump is God's man to lead our nation." Eric Metaxas, who has written popular biographies of William Wilberforce and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, has rhapsodized about Mr. Trump and argued that Christians "must" vote for him because he is "the last best hope of keeping America from sliding into oblivion."

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July 04 2016 By dvirtue Independent Britain has to fix its broken family culture

If that were all that is wrong with Britain the future might indeed look bright. But behind the burning issues of the day is a long-term cultural trend which the country shares with most of Europe and the rest of the West: neglect of the family. This has been undermining Britain since before it joined the European Economic Community in 1973.

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July 03 2016 By dvirtue Pro-gay evangelicals?

For the sake of clarity I will reproduce their statements and leading questions, and then give my response to each. The first six come from the non-evangelical bishop Alan Wilson of Buckingham. Starting at no. 7, the statements and questions come from the new book by "evangelical" Anglicans.

1. "The idea that that gender binary is part of the Judeo-Christian tradition is rubbish."

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July 02 2016 By dvirtue Sorry, Jen Hatmaker: Christians Aren't Complicit in Orlando

In the midst of grieving -- and attempting to make sense of the stark reality of real evil, Christianity has been scapegoated and criticized for this ISIS-inspired mass murder.

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July 01 2016 By dvirtue Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think

Yes, the Catholic Church should apologize to gays. But not for the reason you think

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June 29 2016 By dvirtue The dark pessimism of American Christians

Eberstadt documents in exhaustive detail this widespread social urge to rob Christians of their livelihoods and their good names, merely for believing what their churches have always taught, and acting on those beliefs. This is not just a handful of bakers who refused to make gay wedding cakes. There was the U.S.

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