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Glenn Stanton: Is Christianity really shrinking? – Fox News

There’s been a rash of stories lately suggesting Christianity is in steep decline and that atheism is rapidly becoming the largest “religion” in the United States. But is such news true? Is Christianity really going the way of the VHS tape? No. As President Ronald Reagan once said of liberals: “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” MICHAEL MCAFEE AND LAUREN GREEN MCAFEE: IS THE BIBLE WORTH READING? Christianity is certainly not…

The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity – The Atlantic

Last week, Ralph Reed, the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s founder and chairman, told the group, “There has never been anyone who has defended us and who has fought for us, who we have loved more than Donald J. Trump. No one!” Reed is partially right; for many evangelical Christians, there is no political figure whom they have loved more than Donald Trump. I recently exchanged emails with a pro-Trump figure who attended the president’s reelection rally in Orlando, Florida, on June 18. (He spoke…

Fulfilled prophecy teaches great lessons | Faith – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

The Bible is an amazing Book! Written by forty different authors, over fifteen hundred years, in three different languages, on three different continents and yet there are no errors and no contradictions. One of the greatest lines of evidence for the inspiration of Scripture is fulfilled prophecy. In Daniel chapter 7 God gave the prophet Daniel a vision of world history. Daniel saw a vision that focused on four great beasts. These beasts represent four great empires. Verse 4 reads, “The first (beast) was…

A Photographer Sees a Prophecy of Trump’s America in Atlantic City – Hyperallergic

From Atlantic City (courtesy Circa Press) Atlantic City, New Jersey never really had a heyday, at least not one that lived up to the halcyon daydreams of its original architects. First conceived as the East Coast’s answer to Europe’s fashionable seaside resorts, its tawdry boardwalk attractions, backroom gambling establishments, and casual violence never approached the elegance of Cannes or Biarritz. Nevertheless, it held on for a while before taking a particularly American downturn. The legacy of the cut-and-run business which caused that downturn is…

What Do Oil And Christianity Have In Common? – Texas Standard

It may seem like a stretch to look for a connection between the oil industry and Christianity. But a new book by Darren Dochuck says these two larger-than-life entities both played important roles in building the country. The book, titled “Anointed with Oil:  How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America,” draws connections between the independent oilmen and wildcat Christianity. Dochuck says a lot of migration inside the United States has historically been tied directly to where and how oil money could be found, and…

The Color of Compromise: American Christianity’s legacy of racism calls for ‘repentance and repair’ – Baptist News Global

In his 2019 book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Jemar Tisby describes his purpose: This book is about revealing racism. It pulls back the curtain on the ways American Christians have collaborated with racism for centuries. By seeing the roots of racism in this country may the church be moved to immediate and resolute antiracist action. Tisby’s study surveys the history of racial discrimination and injustice in America from the colonial…

Christianity Is the Bad Guy?: Bemoaning the Demise of the Classical World – Christianheadlines.com

Christianity Is the Bad Guy?: Bemoaning the Demise of the Classical World In “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire,” 18th-century historian Edward Gibbon blames Rome’s demise, at least in part, on Christianity. He wrote, “The clergy successfully preached the doctrines of patience and pusillanimity; the active virtues of society were discouraged, and the last remains of military spirit were buried in the cloister [and] a large portion of public and private wealth was consecrated to the specious demands of charity and devotion…”…

The end of the world will be a non-event – The Outline

It will not stop raining in Pittsburgh. Ours has always been a gray and drizzly city, but this feels different. Last year we got nearly 60 inches of rain, more even than in 2004, when the remnants of Hurricane Ivan flooded downtown and many of the little riverfront towns a few miles up the Allegheny River. We had an epidemic of landslides, collapsing roads, and homes getting swallowed by mud. This year is on pace to match or exceed 2018’s record precipitation. The rains…

Chinese House Church Members Taken Into Custody After Sharing Meal Together – Christian News Network

Photo Credit: Andrey Filippov/Wikipedia Commons (Bitter Winter) — For Christians, even getting together for a meal is now off-limits in China. It seems that dinners are now considered religious gatherings, which as such should be authorized. That’s the hard lesson 11 believers from a Sola Fide house church in Xiangyang city in central China’s Hubei Province learned on March 13, 2019, the night they were arrested after having dinner together. Just as the believers were leaving the meeting venue, they were surrounded by more…

Florida “Pride Prom” for Teenagers, Where Youth Could Dress in Drag, Canceled – Christian News Network

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A “Storybook Pride Prom” for teenagers that had been scheduled for Friday night, where youth were invited to dress as their favorite book characters — including in drag, was canceled due to stated “emotional and physical safety” concerns and a lack of “adequate security.” The event had generated an impassioned response from both sides, with tickets selling out on one hand but also being opposed by others as being inappropriate for children. “You’re invited to create your own ‘happily ever after’…