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Two cheers for New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions may mean that we mistakenly see our lives as land voyages (with everything under control) rather than sea voyages by sailing ship (where winds and currents can make our best efforts irrelevant). But they can also represent a Christian desire to try, try again. The rousing words penned by James Russell Lowell […]

Celebrating death with chocolate

We don’t need more proof that mainstream media are in bed with the abortion industry. But here’s another example, just in case: Sarah Kliff, a former reporter for The Washington Post and now a senior editor at Vox, recently tweeted:  “Planned Parenthood sends a holiday gift to reproductive health reporters: Emergency Chocolate.” Kliff, who covers […]

Concussion deals blow to NFL’s image

In 2012, retired 43-year-old National Football League (NFL) linebacker great Junior Seau committed suicide. Later that year, 25-year-old Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself in front of team officials. Autopsies showed both players suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a personality- and behavior-altering disease brought […]

A word to the hopeless for 2016

This is a word to anyone out there who has been so sinful for so long after so many warnings and tragedies that he or she has quietly excommunicated himself or herself. Here is the word: The forgiveness of the Lord, when one asks for it, is instantaneous. And the ability to change course is […]

Midday Roundup: Turkish police foil New Year’s terror attack

Terror plot. A Turkish prosecutor says police in Ankara detained two suspected Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists who planned suicide attacks during New Year’s celebrations in the city. Police raided a house in the low-income Mamak neighborhood of Ankara earlier today, capturing two men while seizing a suicide vest armed with a bomb, an explosive device […]

Pataki pulls out of presidential race

Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Tuesday night he is ending his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. “While tonight is the end of my journey for the White House as I suspend my campaign for president, I’m confident we can elect the right person, someone who will bring us together and who […]

Boston hospital expels doctor over LGBT views

Paul Church argued Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center should not promote unhealthy lifestyles

FDA lifts ban on gay blood donors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its lifetime ban on homosexual blood donors. But the new regulations acknowledge the high rates of HIV infection among men who have sex with other men, an admission that left gay rights activists fuming.  The new regulations bar donations from homosexual men who have had sex […]

Chapter 11: Monsters Fill the Darkness of Night

The 11th of 13 installments of The Case of the Homeless Pooch, a Hank the Cowdog book

Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2015

A glimpse at the important work that took place at excavations this year. Archaeological discoveries made public in 2015 have given us new information about biblical events and people. Below are the Top 10 findings of the important excavations taking place in the lands of the Bible. (This list is subjective, and based on news […]

The Pro-Life Call to Remember our ‘Old Acquaintance’

Seeing the aged as a blessing rather than a burden. As we bid farewell to the year now past and usher in the new with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne,” let us not forget those who’ve seen the passing of many years. Such “old acquaintances” remain with us longer and in greater numbers. America’s […]

Six Simple Ways to Minister to Ministers

Being a pastor is a blessing, but it can be discouraging, too. Here are some ways you can encourage your pastors. According to just about every stat I hear, pastors hate the ministry, feel miserable, and would get out of the ministry if they could because being in the ministry is hurting their families. You’ve […]

The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Epiphany

The Avas and Samanthas of our world—the technological avatars—cannot replace the power of fleshly presence. Note: “A Liturgical Year in Cinema” is an ongoing series, a personal exploration of the thematic connections between the Christian calendar and films. In the Christian year, January 6 marks the celebration of Epiphany, a commemoration of the revelation of […]

Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo 2 Rematch Fight News 2016: UFC Fighters Chime In On Whether Immediate Rematch Should Happen

A number of UFC fighters have chimed in about whether or not former long-time featherweight champion José Aldo should get an immediate rematch against current 145-pound king Conor McGregor.

Manny Pacquiao Next Fight News 2015: Bob Arum Dispels News About Pacman vs. Broner Possibility

Top Rank Promotions chief executive officer Bob Arum has put the lid on the possibility of a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner.

UFC 195 Fight News: Robbie Lawler Squashes Injury Rumors, Carlos Condit A Fan Of McGregor’s ‘Movement’ Concept

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler recently squashed some injury rumors that had been floating around about him.

Miami Heat Roster Rumors: Josh McRoberts To Miss 10th Straight Game Due To Knee Injury, Goran Dragic Talks About Role In Team

The Miami Heat will be missing the services of big man Josh McRoberts for ten consecutive games.

NBA Trade Rumors 2015: Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard Headed To The NY Knicks, Bulls’ John Paxson Addresses Team’s Trade Rumors

Houston Rockets big man Dwight Howard is purportedly involved in a three-team deal that could potentially land him a spot in the New York Knicks.

NBA News 2015: Grizzlies’ Matt Barnes Suspended After Being Involved In Brawl, Suns Fire Two Assistant Coaches

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Matt Barnes has been slapped with a two-game suspension after being involved in an altercation with New York Knicks coach and former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher.

WWE WrestleMania 32 Latest News: The Rock To Appear at WrestleMania 2016; Daniel Bryan Offered Another Job Outside WWE

Former World Wrestling Entertainment champion and all-time fan favorite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has announced that he will be appearing on the company’s blockbuster event for 2016, WrestleMania 32.

Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers Live Stream: Watch NBA Basketball 2015 Online

Central Division rivals collide as the Chicago Bulls host the Indiana Pacers at the United Center in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.

Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors Live Stream: Watch NBA Basketball 2015 Online

It’s a battle between two of the more popular teams in the Western Conference as the Dallas Mavericks host the Golden State Warriors at the American Airlines Center in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.

San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns Live Stream: Watch NBA Basketball 2015 Online

It’s a Western Conference match as the San Antonio Spurs host the Phoenix Suns at the AT&T Center in the regular season of the National Basketball Association.

Most Read Posts of 2016: #4

This week on the Persecution Blog we are looking back at the top six most-read stories of 2015, based on the posts that created the most traffic throughout the year. Today is #4. Amidst the controversy surrounding Muslim refugees, Todd Nettleton shared some personal thoughts about what the response of Christians should be. The post […]

NEWS | Iran’s Regime Arrests Christians on Christmas Day

    A raid on Christmas day at a gathering of Christians has put nine more Christians behind bars in Iran. The Iranian intelligence community continues to treat the gathering of Christians to worship as a threat to “national security” and will regularly raid gatherings and arrest Christians. At present nearly 100 Christians are currently […]

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