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A Nation Raging, a Church Unchanging

A Nation Raging, a Church Unchanging

Contention and Division I was in Southeast Asia several weeks ago spending time with a friend, Michael. Michael is an American missionary, and his family has been absent from the United States for more than a decade. Over dinner one evening we strayed into politics. “I keep up on the news,” he said. “But what’s

How Are You Praying for this Election Year?

Since our nation’s very first days, God’s greatest movements in our midst have been fashioned and sustained by prayer, from the signing of our earliest documents, to our triumphs over days of darkness, to the spiritual awakenings that have sustained our faith and resolve over the centuries. Throughout Scripture and throughout our history as a

Independence Day

Declaring Independence

Adopted on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence stated that the thirteen American colonies were “Free and Independent States” and that “all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved.” Our Founding Fathers acknowledged God as the source of our rights: We hold these truths to

Liberty!

Liberty

  The Liberty Bell Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me… to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives. — Luke 4:18 NKJV The Liberty Bell, one of the most familiar and beloved symbols of American independence and freedom, is now housed in the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia’s Independence

True Freedom: The Statue of Liberty and The Cross

The Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York Harbor As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. — Galatians 6:14 A gift like no other, it has become the ultimate symbol around the world for freedom and democracy. Erected in New York Harbor and

Freedom: Remember His Marvelous Works

Remember His marvelous works which He has done. — Psalm 105:5 On July 3, 1776, following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams reflected on that important day: The second day of July 1776 will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by

Evangelism: Stuttering Stephen, American Patriot

While we have much to admire, and love, and be thankful for in being able to call America our home, our nation is rapidly drifting from its biblical foundations. Our freedom to serve God and to promote the Gospel in our land is disintegrating. We are engaging in a great spiritual battle that threatens our

God's Not Dead

God’s Not Dead

Last weekend marked the opening weekend of God’s Not Dead, a film directed by Harold Cronk and released by Pure Flix Entertainment. The film introduces us to Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), a present-day college freshman and devout Christian who finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor

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