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Young Man Helps Elderly Woman Walk Across Parking Lot, Restores Faith In Humanity

Young Man Helps Elderly Woman Walk Across Parking Lot, Restores Faith In Humanity | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
A man in South Carolina felt God put him in the right place at the right time when he witnessed a young man helping an elderly woman make her way across the parking lot at Ingles Markets.
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Doctors Told Model To Abort Her Child After She Lost 95% Of Her Jaw To Cancer. This Is What She Did

Doctors Told Model To Abort Her Child After She Lost 95% Of Her Jaw To Cancer. This Is What She Did | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Pregnancy is often difficult, but pregnancy combined with a cancer diagnosis is devastating. Then-24-year-old Latvian-born Canadian model Elizaveta Bulokhova was faced with this situation in 2014. While vacationing in Amsterdam with her husband Roman Troubetskoi, what Bulokhova thought was a toothache turned out to be cancer. The doctors told her she would need to have an abortion before chemotherapy.
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A story of great courage and a stylish model who has adapted to a severe cancer experience very well.

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Denzel Washington Speaks Out Against Liberal Hollywood and Supports His Christian Faith - Conservative Post

Denzel Washington Speaks Out Against Liberal Hollywood and Supports His Christian Faith - Conservative Post | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Denzel Washington is a two-time Oscar winner; however, he isn’t afraid to speak out against liberal Hollywood and support his Christian faith.
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Refreshing public testimony by one of the top names in Hollywood.

 

Denzel is no stranger to the faith ever since his early years.

 

Take a couple of minutes, be encouraged and then Share.

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C. S. Lewis on Twitter

C. S. Lewis on Twitter | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
"He has met, fought, and beaten the King of Death. Everything is different because He has done so." ~Miracles pic.twitter.com/prMvEuqnTx
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C. S. Lewis is a favorite of mine.

 

How about you?

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Jesus On TV: Hollywood's Hottest And Holiest Trend

Jesus On TV: Hollywood's Hottest And Holiest Trend | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Need proof that biblical entertainment is Hollywood’s holiest trend? Then look no further than Morocco, where three TV projects — National Geographic Channel’s “Killing Jesus,” NBC’s “A.D. The Bible Continues...

Via VERONICA LESTER
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An analytical article on the recent batch of Hollywoodish portrayals of "Christian" themed stories and/or events.

 

Most recent was "Killing Jesus" on Nat Geo the other night which received a lukewarm (no pun intended!) reception. And starting on Easter Sunday, "A.D." a miniseries followup to the "Bible" series last year which resonated with audiences worldwide.

 

Some published stories or reviews about this whole genre feel the efforts have fallen far short of accurate and high quality presentation of the biblical accounts of the stories/events they portray.

 

Others say that most of the material is reasonably accurate (as they judge accuracy) and that the use of the modern media of TV, Internet and theater presentations has generated useful dialogue, conversation and interest in the Christian faith.

 

Read the article and tell us what do you think.

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This Mom DIED With Her Unborn Child Still Inside Her. What Happened Next Is 100% GOD!

This Mom DIED With Her Unborn Child Still Inside Her. What Happened Next Is 100% GOD! | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Melanie's pregnancy was completely normal, but her delivery was anything but! When things took a tragic turn, they let her see her baby one last time before she passed. That's when the power of prayer changed EVERYTHING! Wow, God is good!
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This is such an uplifting story you have read it carefully to get the full impact of how close to complete death Melanie came.

 

You also have to judge for yourself how much of her (miraculous) recovery was due to the great medical attention she was given and how much was direct intervention by the hand of God.

 

Melanie has an opinion on this question!

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5 Disney Movies with Secret Christian Messages

5 Disney Movies with Secret Christian Messages | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Over the years, Disney movies have taught viewers many things, but did you know that several films by Disney also have Christian messages hidden in their background?
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Here is an interesting take on 5 Disney movies.  Did they each contain "hidden" Christian messages?  Were some of the messages not even hidden at all but "as plain as the nose on your face"?

 

See what you think!

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Franklin Graham Warns Christians in America 'Persecution Is Coming' - Christian Post

Franklin Graham Warns Christians in America 'Persecution Is Coming' - Christian Post | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
The Rev. Franklin Graham gave an ominous warning to Christians living in the United States Sunday, as he expounded on how religious freedoms are being eroded stateside while believers are being persecuted throughout the world.
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Franklin Graham weighs in on the future of Christians in the US, a darkening future. He says :

 

"I believe we're going to see persecution in this country," Graham said during an interview on "Fox and Friends Weekend" on Sunday. "We've already seen many laws that have been passed that restrict our freedom as Christians. I believe it's going to get worse, and we see no question gaining influence in Washington by those that represent the Islamic faith. We do have a problem in this country and we are losing our religious freedom and we're losing it a little bit day by day."

 

Is he right?

 

Read the whole article as it covers several points.

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10 Signs Christianity Is on the Rise

10 Signs Christianity Is on the Rise | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Christianity is a dying relic of an ancient past. The Internet is killing it. Science is killing it. Western sophistication is killing it. Right? Wrong. In many ways, Christianity is on the rise as never before.

Via Paulo Gervasio
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An interesting article written by Tom Hoopes, writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

 

There is a Catholic flavor to the article but, overall, it sounds an encouraging note in an otherwise generally pessimistic spiritual news cycle.

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Religion: In awe of the miracles of life - Waco Tribune-Herald

Religion: In awe of the miracles of life - Waco Tribune-Herald | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
My daughter was born the year I turned 40 years old. With two sons already ages 13 and 8, we were not expecting another child. In fact, the doctors told my wife and me that having more children was impossible.
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A true story of an unexpected pregnancy and how the decision to continue it (which was never in doubt, but was questioned) blessed the parents and others.

 

A piece of good news when doing the right thing, in the face of increasing subtle and blatant social pressures everywhere is confirmed and enjoyed.

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How God Calls - Christian Post

How God Calls - Christian Post | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
God's call on our life extends beyond the moment we receive salvation. He wants to develop Christlike character in us through the Holy Spirit's presence and power.
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A short article by Charles Stanley expanding of the meaning of "God's Call" on a believer's life.

 

Read it if you dare...you might find that there's more to it than you are comfortable with...like I did!

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Miracle of faith seen in Milwaukee woman's suffering, healing - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Miracle of faith seen in Milwaukee woman's suffering, healing - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Rhonda Hill has been hospitalized since Feb. 5, when she began bleeding in her brain, and since then, she and her friends and family see the hand of God in every piece of good news.
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This is a newspaper article that is full of faith and trust in God during Rhonda Hill's brain bleed ordeal.

 

I desire to be found faith -full during a time of crisis like Rhonda's, but I haven't had to face such a crisis.

 

Read and be encouraged.

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Raising Kids in the Age of Anything-Goes-Sex, Terror & Religious Persecution

Raising Kids in the Age of Anything-Goes-Sex, Terror & Religious Persecution | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
This world is not the end and I want my kids to know that life is temporary. Eternity is forever.
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There is no question that the world is getting more dangerous both ideologically and physically.

 

Our children are exposed to all this turmoil from ISIS to 50 Shades of Gray and they can't understand it.

 

And its not easy for parents to understand either.  Its even harder to make sense of it in discussing it with our children.

 

This mom has confronted the difficult task with a 5 point approach.

 

Its worth the time of every parent.

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'A mockery of our Lord': Christians in uproar over 'Black Jesus' TV show in US - ChristianToday

'A mockery of our Lord': Christians in uproar over 'Black Jesus' TV show in US - ChristianToday | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
American television continues to be bombarded by blatantly anti-Christian shows and the attacks on the sensibilities of Christians and the promotion of wickedness appear unabated.
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The most horrifying aspect of this show and the nonsense its producers put out as justification for its foul and blasphemous content is that they (and the Adult Swim Channel) apparently think there is a market for it. I hope they are wrong.

 

Here is an excerpt of the article detailing the feelings of OneMillionMoms and Focus on the family.

 

One group that has expressed outrage at the show's return is OneMillionMoms, which is a division of the American Family Association. It has gone on the offensive to slam Turner Broadcasting and its parent company, Time Warner, which own Adult Swim.

"The show makes a mockery of our Lord," OneMillionMoms said on Monday. "The foul language used, including using the Lord's name in vain, is disgusting. In addition, there is violence, gunfire, drugs, and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is blasphemy!"

"Adult Swim is not ridiculing any other religion currently and wouldn't dream of mocking Muhammad or Muslims. 'Black Jesus' is another attempt to distort the truth about Christianity," the group said.

"We need to send a loud and clear message to Adult Swim, its owner Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a Time Warner Company), and all potential advertisers of 'Black Jesus' that this kind of programming is insulting and completely unacceptable."

 

Read the whole article and decide.

 

If it disgusts you as a Christian, do something about!

 

 

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Faith serves as foundation for unique school - Iowa City Press Citizen

Faith serves as foundation for unique school - Iowa City Press Citizen | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Faith Academy aims to create community, help low-income students overcome achievement gap
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This is an innovative way to start a Christian School. There may be some drawbacks ( not State accredited) but the approach of reaching kids that can't afford more expensive private school alternatives makes this school stand out.

 

well written article and good story.

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'This Is a Christian Country': National Leader Sends Out Astounding Easter ... - TheBlaze.com

'This Is a Christian Country': National Leader Sends Out Astounding Easter ... - TheBlaze.com | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
A world leader offered an Easter video message over the weekend filled with affirmations directed toward the Christian church that could come off sounding a bit strange to some — only because such words don't seem to be stated in such overt ways on...
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How would you like the President of our country to give this Easter message?

 

I'm glad David Cameron set an example.

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Tim Tebow Foundation sur Twitter

Tim Tebow Foundation sur Twitter | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Sharing Faith, Hope and Love at the Sulzbacher Center this Easter! pic.twitter.com/9ey1nAdrMu
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This is faith in action!

 

He walks the talk!

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Bono Shares his Faith in Prayer, Miracles and Jesus

Bono Shares his Faith in Prayer, Miracles and Jesus | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
World renowned rock star Bono open up about his faith in a recent interview with RTE One.
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An encouraging testimony by Bono. There's no mistaking who he believes Jesus to be!

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Do You Believe in Miracles? | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
Here’s Living Proof!
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Sometimes there is more to life and living than the doctors' (partially correct) fatal disease diagnosis.

 

Is this a miracle?  If so, was it sent by God or was it generated by the love relationship of a husband and wife?

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“War in Heaven”: A review of "The Drop Box" | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

“War in Heaven”: A review of "The Drop Box" | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
“War in Heaven”: A review of "The Drop Box" “I adopt others because God adopted me,” says pastor Lee Jong-rak, whose work on behalf of abandoned babies in Seoul is depicted in this powerful film Nick Olszyk
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My wife and I saw this movie last week and we wholeheartedly agree with this review.

 

The film was not in the normal theater distribution channel.  It was presented as an "event" sponsored by Focus on the Family and included interviews with the filmmaker, Brian Ivie, and Pastor Lee Jong-rak.

 

210,000 people saw the film in theaters but the film deserves much more attention and Pastor Lee's ministry needs more support. 

 

A DVD is available from, Amazon, Walmart and Christian Bookstores.

 

You can find out more at www.thedropboxfilm.com/.

 

It is worth your time and, please, share this Scoop widely.

 

Thanks - Dick S

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'Little Ricky' from 'I Love Lucy' Keith Thibodeaux says God keeps him going - Fox News

'Little Ricky' from 'I Love Lucy' Keith Thibodeaux says God keeps him going - Fox News | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
It’s been almost 60 years since I Love Lucy’s “Little Ricky” Keith Thibodeaux was adored by millions of Americans back in the 1950’s.
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Here is an update on a child actor seen by millions as the young son of Desi and Lucy.

 

Seems growing up wasn't that easy for Keith Thibodeaux until he found Jesus Christ.

 

Nice piece of reporting by a local Fox TV channel.

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Died: Dayuma, First Convert from Tribe that Martyred 'Gates of ...

Died: Dayuma, First Convert from Tribe that Martyred 'Gates of ... | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
CT often remembers the five missionaries, noting their place in the spread of evangelicalism and examining the reason they were killed. CT noted the stage production that told Dayuma's story and followed a crew of young ...
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Remember Jim Elliot and Nate Saint and other missionaries martyred in  Ecuador? Their story was written by Elizabeth Elliot - through gates of Splendor.

 

Dayuma was the first fruit from their attempt to befriend the Auca tribe.

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No Fighting God - First Things

Some months after my son-in-law, Rob Susil, died, a longtime friend asked me, in a gentle but point-blank way, “Are you still fighting . . . .
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Sometimes we (I) just can't understand why God allows an early death of a believer or a debilitating disease or accident to take place.

 

This article explores this puzzling circumstance and refers liberally to the troubles of Job.

 

A thoughtful article, especially for someone who is questioning God's decisions.

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Wycliffe 2014 Year in Review - YouTube

wycliffe.org Wycliffe USA President and CEO Bob Creson highlights the progress made in Bible translation during 2014. In his message, he thanks all the wonde...
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I have been acquainted with a Wycliffe missionary family for over 30 years and have supported their work for many of those years.

 

I have seen the translation work go from books and paper to PCs with floppy discs to an interconnected, internet powered global effort during that time.

 

This brief 2014 Year in Review is a very encouraging sign that the Gospel is indeed being carried to the uttermost ends of the earth and is producing fruit or God's kingdom.

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The Dangers of Making Jesus Look Like Us

The Dangers of Making Jesus Look Like Us | Christian Themes | Scoop.it
The clean, smiling, blue-eyed Jesus makes for a nice picture. But when we airbrush Christ to fit our ideas, we run the risk of missing who He truly is.
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Sometimes I have wondered what it would be like if Jesus had come to earth say in 2000AD (but we would be counting differently!).  So we could see him on TV and hear his recorded sermons and witness his healings, etc.  I have concluded that its better not to have that capability because it would make Jesus too much like one of us.  We would make him into a TV star, a televangelist or a preacher but he wouldn't be easy to accept as the Son of God.

 

Different people groups on this planet have portrayed Jesus as looking close to their own ethnic, racial and physical characteristics.

Doesn't that tell us something... that it is, in fact, as this article suggests, difficult to make Jesus look too much like ourselves and also see Him as God in the flesh.

 

Read the article and see if you agree.

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