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Persecution in t/land of t/free & brave: Christian Fined/Sentenced to 60 Days Jail Over AZ Home Bible Studies

Persecution in t/land of t/free & brave: Christian Fined/Sentenced to 60 Days Jail Over AZ Home Bible Studies | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
We've told you before about government regulations hampering home Bible studies, but this story is even more pervasive, perplexing and complicated than the others.
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Controversial 'Preachers of L.A.' Reality Show Given Second Season

Controversial 'Preachers of L.A.' Reality Show Given Second Season | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES -- In spite of widespread controversy, the second season of a reality show spotlighting the lavish lifestyles of six Los Angeles megachurch ministers ...
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No humility, no Christ-likeness!

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Yves Johnson's curator insight, August 4, 2014 11:12 PM

I hope people do not think this is how we really act.  I realize I can only "say" how I'd act if I were in their position.  I pray I would strive to live Godly and represent Him correctly.  I do not think shows like this portray Christianity in a positive light.  It seems to give the naysayers more ammunition to criticize our lifestyle and our Lord.

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John Piper: Watching Game of Thrones is like 'recrucifying Christ'

John Piper: Watching Game of Thrones is like 'recrucifying Christ' | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
John Piper has made it crystal clear what he thinks about the idea of Christians watching the hit TV show Game of Thrones. In a nutshell? They shouldn't.
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Ahmadinejad denies Christianity and Judaism exist

Ahmadinejad denies Christianity and Judaism exist | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

Now, in a speech during the Women and Islamic Awakening Summit held in Milad Tower in Tehran, Ahmadinjead has claimed that God has never sent any religion into the world called Christianity or Judaism, “But He appointed the prophet of Islam, Mohammad, as the prophet for all mankind, from Buddhists to Christians and Jews.

 

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Ahmadinejad has a problem with reality, the world as it is. Should he not be in an insane asylum?

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Victory: Google Makes Huge Move to Ban Pornography

Victory: Google Makes Huge Move to Ban Pornography | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
In May, Morality In Media had a productive meeting with Google about how they can help protect individuals, families and children from exploitation. Today, we are seeing the fruits of that meeting.
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Calvin L Mockbee's curator insight, September 27, 2014 9:33 AM

RISE UP CHRISTIANS AND PRAY FOR THIS MOVEMENT TO BAN PORONGRAPHY  ON GOOGLE

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To Publish a Predator

To Publish a Predator | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
What the regrettable Leadership Journal post reminds us about the nature of sexual abuse.
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'Faith Healer' Todd Bentley Called Out as False Prophet by Man With Cerebral Palsy: Video

'Faith Healer' Todd Bentley Called Out as False Prophet by Man With Cerebral Palsy: Video | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

A man confined to a wheelchair due to his struggles with cerebral palsy gave a face-to-face warning to ‘faith healer’ Todd Bentley this past Thursday in front of a live audience that had gathered for Bentley’s healing crusade.

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Someone had to do it! And it took a man in a wheelchair!

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It’s Back — The “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” and the State of Modern Scholarship

It’s Back — The “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” and the State of Modern Scholarship | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
The so-called “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife” is back in the news and back in public conversation. The story first broke in a flurry of sensationalism…
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Beyond NASA photo, ‘Hand of God’ seen everywhere

Beyond NASA photo, ‘Hand of God’ seen everywhere | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

Although the newest galactic image captured by a NASA telescope is being reported widely, there’s a major irony in the name given to the remarkable photograph – the “Hand of God.”

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Street evangelist arrested after preaching about sexual sin

Street evangelist arrested after preaching about sexual sin | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Police in Dundee yesterday arrested American street evangelist Tony Miano after a woman complained about his talk on sexual sin.
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Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck

Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
At what point do we consider a film irredeemable, or at least unwatchable? At what point do we say it is wrong to participate in certain forms of entertainment?
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Tyndale Releases Results of Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Investigation

Tyndale Releases Results of Mark Driscoll Plagiarism Investigation | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
(UPDATED) Publisher: 'After taking the necessary and important time needed to investigate all aspects of this issue, [we've] concluded the following...'
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Rob Bell has left the church for a “quasi-intentional spiritual community”?

Rob Bell has left the church for a “quasi-intentional spiritual community”? | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Jim Hinch argues in The American Scholar that evangelicalism is on the decline in America. This thesis is not new. He's accessing trends in polling data that evangelicals have been aware of for yea...
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The Comma Johanneum in an Overlooked Manuscript - CSNTM

The Comma Johanneum in an Overlooked Manuscript - CSNTM | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

On the other end of the spectrum are text-leaves in which a later scribe has ‘corrected’ the text. Frequently such corrections are more valuable than the original hand since they either fix a blunder of the original scribe or correct the manuscript to a better exemplar.

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Vicky Beeching: 'Same sex marriage should be celebrated'

Vicky Beeching: 'Same sex marriage should be celebrated' | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Vicky Beeching talks to Christian Today about the criticism she has faced for speaking out in favour of same sex marriage, and why she still considers herself to be an evangelical.
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Compromise within the church. When "worship leaders" compromise, then we know the infection of the world have gone too far. It is the zombification of the church... the living dead!

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The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy

The Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Christians used to memorize and meditate on the Bible. We don’t do that anymore, and in a sense we’re starving ourselves to death. A look at the problem, how we got here and what needs to change.
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Church Divorce Rate Way Lower than Anyone Thought

Church Divorce Rate Way Lower than Anyone Thought | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
It's long been believed that half of marriages end in divorce and the problem is just as bad in the Church. But one Harvard-trained researcher says that's far from true.
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Over 550 Christian girls kidnapped in Egypt since 2011 | God Reports

Over 550 Christian girls kidnapped in Egypt since 2011 | God Reports | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

The world reacted in horror and revulsion at the kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls in April. But twice as many Coptic Christian schoolgirls in Egypt have vanished slowly, one-by-one, in kidnappings that remain unsolved.

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Survey Finds Christians Want Biblical Accuracy in Christian Movie

Survey Finds Christians Want Biblical Accuracy in Christian Movie | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

However, a news release from Christian News Service said a survey of 1200 respondents from Christian News Service and conducted by American Insights found that 79 percent of those polled say "historical and Biblical accuracy is important."

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I would like to know what these Christians mean when they speak of accuracy to the Biblical accounts, since so many of them raved about Noah!

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'Jesus Film' Gets Total Makeover for New Generation

'Jesus Film' Gets Total Makeover for New Generation | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Film critics have declared 2014 as the year of the Bible with the success of popular Christian-themed films. But it is a more than 30-year-old biblical film that has landed a place in Guinness Book of World of Records.
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Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues? | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
When Michael Brown read an article about how an American sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts while attending church, he felt compelled to offer a lesson on "judging" believers.
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Speaking in tongues do not prove one to be a Christian. When heretics speak in tongues, or hindus, it simply means they spoke in "tongues." In Megan Fox's case, I would say that it is learnt behaviour; it is the same with much of charismaticism!

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A Letter from Kabwata: Christians Eating Grass?

A Letter from Kabwata: Christians Eating Grass? | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it

News concerning a pastor in South Africa who has made his church members to eat grass has shocked the world. What many people do not know was that a few days prior to this, photos made their rounds on the Internet showing this pastor walking on his flock while they lay on the floor as a way of delivering them. Something has certainly gone awfully wrong.

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THE 10 ABSOLUTE WORST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO BE A CHRISTIAN

THE 10 ABSOLUTE WORST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO BE A CHRISTIAN | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Open Doors USA, an organization that monitors and exposes Christian persecution around the globe, has released its “2014 World Watch List” — a report that highlights and ranks the worst nations in the world to be a Christian.
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Immy Tonnesen's curator insight, January 13, 2014 6:25 AM

I found this interesting as it shows the conflicts between different religions. It proves also the importance of a persons faith to them as they are prepared to fight and discriminate against those who do not agree with them.

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'Getting high on The Most High': 'Weird' preacher starts 'drunken glory' cult

'Getting high on The Most High': 'Weird' preacher starts 'drunken glory' cult | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Brandon Barthrop, who lives in a former crackhouse in Minnesota, encourages followers to act drunk in order to commune with Jesus.
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Why would ANYONE want to be a Christian when they see this nonsense.

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Harold Camping, Controversial End Times Predictor, Dies at Age 92

Harold Camping, Controversial End Times Predictor, Dies at Age 92 | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Harold Camping – who predicted the end of the world would come on May 21, 2011, among other dates – has died at the age of 92, according to an email from Family Radio.
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TBN Founder Paul Crouch Dies at Age 79 After Chronic Heart Problems

TBN Founder Paul Crouch Dies at Age 79 After Chronic Heart Problems | Thinking about Christianity | Scoop.it
Paul Franklin Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), is dead at age 79, reported his grandson Brandon Crouch on Saturday.
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