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September 12 2017 By dvirtue Are White Evangelicals Really in Decline? Scholars Dispute PRRI Findings

"The decline that they (PRRI) show in their survey doesn't match what we see in other surveys that are of higher quality and are seen as more accurate," Grant told The Christian Post, citing a General Social Survey graph of "white (not latino) 'Born Again'" Christians, which shows a mostly flat line from 2004 to 2016 at around 20 percent.

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September 05 2017 By dvirtue Having Sex Has Nothing to Do With Your Identity

What we are finding is the redefinition of what makes humanity special -- yet it is in the fundamental degradation of humanity itself. Rather than highlight that which makes humans unique in all of creation (i.e. that we are moral, emotive, psychical beings bearing the Imago Dei), Western society highlights that which makes humanity similar to all other mammals: sex.

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August 31 2017 By dvirtue The Nashville Statement

This secular spirit of our age presents a great challenge to the Christian church. Will the church of the Lord Jesus Christ lose her biblical conviction, clarity, and courage, and blend into the spirit of the age? Or will she hold fast to the word of life, draw courage from Jesus, and unashamedly proclaim his way as the way of life? Will she maintain her clear, counter-cultural witness to a world that seems bent on ruin?

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August 29 2017 By dvirtue Outspoken critic of same-sex practices leaves Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The seminary and the professor "mutually agreed to end their relationship" effective this past Monday, the East Liberty school said. Mr. Gagnon, 59, was a tenured professor of New Testament and had been on the faculty for 23 years.

"We appreciate the contributions Professor Gagnon has made to our students and the community during his time here and we wish him the best in his future endeavors," a seminary statement said.

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August 23 2017 By dvirtue Muslim takeover of Europe is 'biggest story of our time' and nobody knows it

"People think this is a slow process...It happens very fast. The catching up is well under way," he said.

Steyn said that the takeover of Western Europe by Muslims is "not a prediction." He noted that some elementary schools, such as in Antwerp, Belgium, already have a majority of Muslim students.

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August 22 2017 By dvirtue Apostates Destroying Our Churches

For example, why does Jeremiah 15:1 come to mind as we consider all these apostate religious leaders supporting sodomy? It says: "Then the Lord said to me: 'Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand before me, my heart would not go out to this people. Send them away from my presence! Let them go!'"

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August 18 2017 By dvirtue Why do Christians hesitate to rise up on anti-Christian persecution?

On Tuesday, the State Department released the first International Religious Freedom Report in the era of President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It highlighted persecution and hatred against scores of religious minorities around the world, including Christians.

The report prompted me to reflect anew on why Christians sometimes seem hesitant to raise their voices about such atrocities.

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August 17 2017 By dvirtue Is fatherlessness the key to neo-Nazi violence?

The driver of the car who drove his car into a crowd of protesters, killing one of them, was most recognisable face: a 20-year-old from Ohio, James Alex Fields Jr. He has been charged with second-degree murder and malicious wounding.

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August 17 2017 By dvirtue Transgenderism: Another Take

There appears to be very little scientific data, or evidence of brain differences among transgender people, to yet support a biological cause for transgenderism, known now as gender dysphoria. This recently adopted name, dysphoria, deletes the word "Disorder," and reflects the newly changed view noted in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, that gender dysphoria is not a mental illness. If a man thinks he's a tree, he is ill.

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August 13 2017 By dvirtue Convert Nation

Cohen was the son of a cantor, or worship leader, at a Philadelphia synagogue. His father wasn't comfortable with him marrying someone who wasn't Jewish. At first, Cohen didn't want to push his faith on his fiancee, but Jane really loved Jewish rituals like lighting Shabbat candles and eating with family on Friday nights. She decided to convert, taking the name Sarah.

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