July, 2016


BY: Frank Tunstall “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34 NIV). Arguably, betrayal is the hardest of all emotional wounds to heal. Betrayal by its very nature assumes a traitor has won confidence and was in a meaningful relationship of trust. Absalom the traitor was a son whom […]

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THANK YOU to each of you who have responded to date. I appreciate hearing from you. So far, the only responses I have received are enerally supportive of cremation. Aat the conclusion of these responses, I will offer to you Jewish law on this subject, Pastor T. Elwood Long, retired N.C. Conference bishop. I thank […]

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In stirring prayer, Condoleezza Rice urges Americans to race together toward God

Originally posted at http://yellowhammernews.com/faithandculture/condoleezza-rice-prayer-nation/ By: Cliff Simms, July 13, 2016 Alabama native and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivered a stirring prayer over the weekend during a church service at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California. Rice was born and raised in Birmingham. She addressed the racially-charged atmosphere sweeping the nation in the wake […]

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Cremation Confusion: Is it Unscriptural for a Christian to be Cremated?

What, dear readers, is your experience with cremations? I would like very much to hear from readers who are willing to talk about the subject, and I hope to share some of your thinking in a blog soon. The national average for cremations as a percentage of all funerals has skyrocketed from 5% in 1962, to 25.5% […]

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Russia’s New Law: No Evangelizing Outside of Church

 This article was released June 29. President Putin has now signed this very oppressive law. It is now the law of the land  in Russia. — Pastor Frank Originally published at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2016/june/no-evangelizing-outside-of-church-russia-proposes.html  By: Kate Shellnutt Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own […]

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California’s Religious Liberty Moment—Coming to a State Near You

On the verge of a precedent that should not be set.  Originally published at: http://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2016/june/californias-religious-liberty-moment-coming-to-state-near-y.html   By: Ed Stetzer and Martin Duren   The California legislature is poised to consider legislation that could destroy the ability of numerous faith-based colleges and universities to pursue the mission for which they were created. SB 1146, one of two […]

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