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Total Restoration: Gospel Singer Tina Campbell Gives Recipe for Marital Wholeness After Infidelity

Surrender, repent, submit, confess and believe only. That is what Tina Campbell, one half of the award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary advises. It is her recipe for wholeness after infidelity. (more…)

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Dr. Michael Brown: Another Hyper-Grace Pastor and Christian Leader Bites the Dust By Leading Astray on Same-Sex Marriage

I was sad to see the announcement but not surprised, as yet another hyper-grace teacher took a giant step towards apostasy. I'm not naming names here, but I'm speaking about a man who had been a pastor and respected Christian leader, but who is now claiming that Jesus would bless

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Mark Creech on The Angelic Fallacy: “When Was the Last Time You Heard a Christian Ask An Unbeliever, ‘Have You Been Saved?'”

It was back in the early seventies that I first fully surrendered to Christ. When I joined the fellowship of believers whose influence had made a profound impact on my spirituality, I remember it wasn't uncommon to hear someone witnessing of their newfound faith, saying, "I got saved." It's an

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Rob Bell says, ‘I’m as Traditional as It Gets…Billy Graham Shaped Me’ – But If Billy Graham Shaped him, Bell Would Believe There Is a Hell for People Who Don’t Trust Christ as Savior, Like Billy Graham Preached

Controversial author and spiritual teacher Rob Bell insisted that he is "as traditional as it gets" despite evangelicals finding fault in his views on Hell, and said that famous evangelist Billy Graham helped shape his beliefs. (more…)

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Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile Answers, ‘Is It Justifiable For Christian Artists To Use Swear Words In Their Music?’

There is much talk about how to contextualize the gospel to a particular culture. Missionaries do this all the time as they study the language of a people group and then seek to communicate the gospel story in that language. But are there times when we take it too far?

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Ten Sins of the 21st-Century and One Remedy to Avoid Them

By Paul’s telling of it, sin is sin. He lumps the obvious together with the less obvious. Rage and sexual dysfunction. Drunkenness and unforgiveness. Lying gets in pretty much every list. None of it is good for the soul. None of it fits through Heaven’s door. (more…)

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Why the Local Church Is Unrivaled In Its Potential To Bring About Meaningful Transformation In the Areas of Race and Ethnicity

In my previous post, I offered some reflections on the racist incidences at Fenway Park. In this follow-up post, I will attempt to explain why I believe the local church is an ideal context in which to pursue racial reconciliation. (more…)

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LISTEN: John Gray, Oprah, and the Call for Fair-Minded Americans to Recognize and Stand Against Intolerance (The Torch Leadership Foundation’s Cross in Culture Podcast #26 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/john-gray-oprah-and-the-call-for-fair-minded-americans-to-recognize-and-stand-against-intolerance Welcome to the Torch Leadership Foundation's Cross in Culture Podcast where we consider different perspectives on what is happening in our culture and apply a biblical worldview. I am your host, Daniel Whyte III. This is episode #26. This episode is titled, John Gray, Oprah, and the Call for Fair-Minded Americans

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Tragic! Here We Go: Church of England Votes to Welcome and Affirm Transgender People; Top Bishop Declares Homosexuality is ‘Not a Sin’

The General Synod of the Church of England has officially passed a motion welcoming and affirming transgender people to the church. A top bishop also declared that being LGBT is "not a sin." (more…)

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Are You Hiding Behind a Smiling Emoji?

I love using emojis in my text messages. Most of us do these days. They serve as a quick way to respond, with or without any accompanying words. Maybe the added whimsy, humor or emotion is what helps us feel a little more connected to the person on the other

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Christian Leaders, Save Your Ministry Before You Lose It: Don’t Wait For God To Send a Messenger To Uncover Your Sin

He spoke only a few words and I knew something was wrong…desperately wrong. When my phone rang and I saw who it was, I was happy. Ken (not his real name) was a faithful friend and pastor of a local church in our community. I had known him for about

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Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter Receives Criticism for Hosting Seminar on ‘LGBTQ Inclusion and Understanding In the Church’, But Says His Stance Against Homosexuality Has Not Changed

Despite criticism that an Orlando-based megachurch fell into the "trap" of LGBT affirmation, Senior Pastor Joel Hunter says this is simply not the case. (more…)

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Here We Go: Obama’s Former Spiritual Adviser, Pastor Joel Hunter, Hosts ‘Heretical’ Event At his Florida Megachurch Promoting the Pro-Homosexual Agenda

Northland, A Church Distributed and Pastor Joel Hunter recently hosted a pro-LGBT event, "Elevating the Dialogue on LGBTQ Inclusion and Understanding in the Church," with the overt message to "affirm" LGBTQ in and around Orlando. The pastor of Joy Metropolitan Church, who is in a same-sex relationship, and the founding

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