For the past four weeks, I have been working on behalf of Ryan McAdams, a pastor and the leader of the Virginia Prayer Caucus, who has been called of God to run for Congress in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District. My focus has been on encouraging fellow pastors to show the brief video, “What Difference Does [One Vote] Make” (video below) to their congregations in one or more Sunday services remaining in September, display a PowerPoint slide containing a “text-to-register” number, and distribute a brochure on the moral duty of Christians’ to vote. The video is compelling, scrupulously non-partisan, and at 1 minute and 40 seconds, hardly an imposition on a Sunday agenda. Read More
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience.Ephesians 2:2
My Friends, we are not even able to take the next breath of air or have the next Heartbeat…without HIM. In other words, HE gives us Life from one Heartbeat to the next. So when we Pray to give HIM thanks for all of Life, shouldn’t we be as earnest as we know how to be ...Don Twobears | Rapture Ready I have a sort of Bee under my Blanket if you will – something that has been growing in me for some time now. Let’s take a look. I have heard parents teaching their children Rhymes in Prayer, the sort of… “Rub a dub dub, thanks for the grub!” sort of Prayer. There are others as well, and this is where I find the Problem. A Prayer is supposed to be solemn and thoughtful, stemming from the Recesses of one’s heart. Most Importantly, we are going before the Lord God Almighty, the Creator of absolutely Everything! That includes you and me and our Children! Read More
Important Thinkers Evangelical Christians Should Read and FollowIn modern evangelical Christian theology, there are three theologians you should read: Dr. Wayne Grudem, Dr. Norman L. Geisler, and Dr. William Lane Craig. Read More
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil; God will not hold us guiltless.” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
“You are the Salt of the earth and the Light of the world. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” (Jesus, Sermon on the Mount)
We are called to “pull down strongholds, demolish arguments, cast down everything that exalts itself against God, and bring every thought into obedience to God.” (II Corinthians 10:3-4)
“The church must be a public voice for the eternal truths of God.” (Pastor Neil Laybourne)
Tom Minnery on “Why You Can’t Stay Silent”Read More
A candidate’s personal sinfulness matters, but it matters less than sinful public policy
“Often the only choice open to the Christian in a particular situation will be a choice between evils; but he will realize that it is not a matter of indifference whether the greatest possible, or the least possible evil comes to pass, and that that to help to bring about the greatest evil by refusing, out of a mistaken perfectionism, to choose the least is surely to be guilty of dereliction of duty.” —C.E.B. Cranfield Read More
Another Virginian (must read the first here) under Christian persecution in the Lisa Miller Case is Philip Zodhiates.
I had never met him until last weekend when I had lunch with him and his wife. As I sat across from them in the restaurant, it did not take long to determine these were “real Christians” - those who practice their faith outside of the sanctuary.
For this, Philip has been sentenced to two concurrent 3-year prison sentences.
Despite the fact that the United States Constitution guarantees the freedom to exercise one’s religion, Philip is facing imprisonment for giving a mom and her daughter a ride from Lynchburg, Virginia to Buffalo, New York.
He is charged with aiding and abetting in international kidnapping for helping a fellow sister in the Lord with a ride.
Philip Zodhiates is presently out on bail awaiting an appeals court hearing on April 9.
A postcard campaign has been launched in an effort to bring this injustice to the attention of President Trump, Vice President Pence and Attorney General Sessions. Will you click on the following link, download and mail the three postcards Print pages 1 and 2 front to back on cardstock. https://tinyurl.com/yaz54p5kRead More