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Progressive LGBT Stance Dooming GracePointe ‘Evangelical Megachurch’ in Tennessee

Progressive LGBT Stance Dooming GracePointe ‘Evangelical Megachurch’ in Tennessee

GracePointe Church, a self-described “progressive” church that rejected the “evangelical” label, is selling its property in Franklin, Tenn. and moving to nearby Nashville. The church has been hemorrhaging members and funds since pastor Stan Mitchell announced an “affirming” stance on homosexuality and same-sex marriage in January 2015. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1). “Full privileges…

‘Catharsis on the Mall’ Brings Burning Man Spirit of Paganism, Gaia Worship to Washington DC

‘Catharsis on the Mall’ Brings Burning Man Spirit of Paganism, Gaia Worship to Washington DC

This year, the event carries feminist themes and a focus on women’s issues in general. One emphasis will be on the Equal Rights Amendment, the proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal treatment under the law regardless of gender. Coming today to the national mall: a 70-foot-long metal dragon on wheels that doubles as a stage. A wooden temple that will be set ablaze. And events called “cascading into compassion” and the “consciousness hacking meet-up.” “And the rest of the…

How the Virtue of Self-Denial Can Lead to Gratitude

How the Virtue of Self-Denial Can Lead to Gratitude

We do our kids a great service when we help them practice the virtue of self-restraint. God gives us so many good things to enjoy: fudge sundaes, trendy outfits, shiny bicycles and more. But they are life’s desserts, not the main course. They are worth waiting for and working for. It’s not a bad thing to let our kids go without something they want. These are necessary growth moments for developing grounded, grateful kids. Learning to say…

How Do You Fight Selfishness in Marriage?

How Do You Fight Selfishness in Marriage?

I was doing some homework at breakfast, planning to meet a close friend and mentor the next morning. And I needed to be ready. I love connecting with him, but every time I do, he asks me the same question: “What has God been teaching you lately?” I don’t always have an answer, and I wanted to prepare a theologically deep and appropriately pithy response. And then, just as my brain was getting into a groove, Erin…

Hundreds of Believers Gather to Support Christian Cake-Baker Before Supreme Court Case

Hundreds of Believers Gather to Support Christian Cake-Baker Before Supreme Court Case

Hundreds of believers rallied in Colorado to support Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Philips, who is in the middle of a critical Supreme Court battle for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Philips says baking a cake for a gay marriage conflicts with his religious beliefs. That didn’t keep the Colorado Civil Rights Commission from ruling that he violated anti-discrimination laws. Now, he will face the Supreme Court next month to defend free speech. Leaders from…

Top Court in Germany To Officially Add 3rd Gender Into the Country’s Birth Registry

Top Court in Germany To Officially Add 3rd Gender Into the Country’s Birth Registry

Germany’s top court ordered lawmakers Wednesday to create a third gender option in the registry of births. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27). The landmark ruling from the Federal Constitutional Court could make Germany the first European country to impose a third gender option in its registry. People have been allowed to leave the gender box blank since 2013,…

How Processed Foods Are Killing Us and What We Can Do

How Processed Foods Are Killing Us and What We Can Do

How Fast, Fake and Processed Foods are Killing Us “ Let your moderation be known unto all…” (Philippians 4:5). From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and The End of Diabetes, comes an unflinching, provocative exploration of how our food is killing us and the ways in which we are unwitting participants in an unprecedented and exploding health crisis. It’s called Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It, by…

Kids as Young as 4 Being Referred to Transgender Clinics in the Uk, 40% Are Given Puberty-blocking Drugs

Kids as Young as 4 Being Referred to Transgender Clinics in the Uk, 40% Are Given Puberty-blocking Drugs

The number of children visiting Britain’s transgender clinic the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) has skyrocketed in recent years, and this past year an average of 39 children a week have visited the clinic. If current trends continue, it will reach 50 children a week in the next year. Many of these children as as young as 4, 5, and 6 years old. In the past six months, 1,302 kids visited GIDS, according to a report from Britain’s Daily…

Hillsong NYC Pastor Refuses To Condemn Abortion

Hillsong NYC Pastor Refuses To Condemn Abortion

Hillsong Megachurch pastor Carl Lentz refused to give a clear answer on whether or not abortion is sinful during an interview on “The View.” “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3). “Some people would say” abortion is a sin, the Hillsong pastor said in response to host Joy Behar’s question about his church’s beliefs, according to Life News. “That’s the kind of conversation we would have finding out…

Harry Connick, Jr. Professes His Foundation and Faith: ‘I Want to Do God’s Will’

Harry Connick, Jr. Professes His Foundation and Faith: ‘I Want to Do God’s Will’

Singer, actor, and talk show host Harry Connick, Jr., says God is the foundation for everything he does. “If I had three wishes I want to do God’s will, I want to do God’s will, I want to do God’s will,” he told Matthew Faraci during an interview on the Dove Channel. While some may view doing God’s will as boring or unexciting, Connick believes it gives him more creativity and energy. “I just want to do…