Why Pastors Must Preach on Political Issues (and Historically, They Did)
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Why Pastors Must Preach on Political Issues (and Historically, They Did)

The anti-Christ, anti-morality, anti-biblical worldview-ers are applying a very old tactic to accomplish what years of protesting did not: Domination via intimidation. Why outmaneuver your foe politically or confront them in the arena of ideas when you can label and libel them into submission? The shock and block technique has silenced the American Church. In…

“I don’t drink, do drugs, or swear. So why do I need Jesus when my behavior is fine? And my life seems fine?”
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“I don’t drink, do drugs, or swear. So why do I need Jesus when my behavior is fine? And my life seems fine?”

It may seem like Christians are giving out medicine when they share about Jesus, and it’s easy to think, “I don’t really need that right now. My life is alright.” Part of the problem here is seeing belief in Jesus as something we can take or leave—something that might or might not help us. That’s…

The Woman who is Responsible for Thanksgiving
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The Woman who is Responsible for Thanksgiving

While most Americans probably have no idea who she was, Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) can be seen as the mother of our modern Thanksgiving celebration.  In 1864, the Newport, New Hampshire native had become the “editress” of a respected publication known as Godey’s Lady’s Book.  In her prominent position, the young widow and mother of…

Four seconds? Why calls for Israel to cease fire are tied to the liberal devaluing of human life
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Four seconds? Why calls for Israel to cease fire are tied to the liberal devaluing of human life

The schoolyard bully who bruises the little girl. The thug who pushes an old woman to her death on the subway rails. The gang that robs a jewelry store and stabs the owner. The coward who carjacks and shoots the driver. They’re all guilty of crimes against innocent lives. The abortionist who wields forceps may…

Who Can Really Make a Difference in this World?
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Who Can Really Make a Difference in this World?

Not long ago, a discouraged minister recently said to me, “At one time I thought that I was going to help change the world . . . Now that the years have gone by, I realize that it’s just not possible to make much of a difference.  You get by, and maybe leave a mark…

America must repent — before it’s too late
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America must repent — before it’s too late

You know God is powerfully present in a service when people come to the altar, not just to throw themselves before the Divine Lawgiver for mercy but also before local law enforcement. It was a small town in Illinois — a Friday night service as we were nearing the end of our “50 states in…

How do I overcome memories of my sinful past?
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How do I overcome memories of my sinful past?

Even the apostle Paul faced this struggle; he said he was “chief of sinners,” (1 Timothy 1:15-16) in part because he knew he had a terrible past. He had persecuted the first Christians and tried his best to ruin their lives. But God showed him mercy. And this same Paul said he was confident nothing…

Do Christians have to follow the Old Testament law?
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Do Christians have to follow the Old Testament law?

Though God’s law never passes away, and all must be fulfilled, Jesus came to fulfill the law for us (Romans 8:3-4). Only in Him can the righteous requirement of the law be fulfilled. The law was like a mirror that shows us how incredibly short we fall. That’s what the gospel is all about—the reality that Jesus…

Why Should Christians Get Involved with Politics? Alex McFarland Featured on Running Into the Fire
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Why Should Christians Get Involved with Politics? Alex McFarland Featured on Running Into the Fire

In this interview with Terri Hasdorff, Alex delves into the history and current state of American politics. He explores the role that Christians can play in shaping the future of our nation. He delves into socialism’s ascent, the importance of biblically responsible political participation by young people, and pastors’ responsibility to urge their flocks to…