Yes this is quite frightening. Where are the leaders to stop this? FH
I’m genuinely surprised this aspect of bioethics is being met with such a yawning silence by the Christian community. This is not about somatic cell therapy, which is when you do something to an individual body that stops with that person and that person alone. When used to apply medical healing to an individual, somatic cell therapy holds great promise.This is germ-line therapy, which is radically different. Germ-line therapy is when you actually change the human stock. It plays with the very nature of our creation, impacting generations. It’s the changing of the human makeup, and it cannot be undone.
Source: Church & Culture Blog | Church and Culture
Interesting. Will you be watching? FH
“You have your maximum audience at its most impressionable stage in the first minutes of the debate,” said Mari Maseng Will, a veteran Republican debate coach who served as communications director in the Reagan White House.
Source: Clinton vs. Trump: The only 30 minutes that matter – POLITICO
Part of the church’s purpose is to build community! FH
Community gives a lot. Community encourages; community provides; community corrects; community sacrifices. In short, a community loves.
With the blessing of receiving the gifts of gospel-driven community comes the requirement of investing in gospel-driven community. I do not say “requirement” to say it is burdensome…but it might be.
I have always marveled at how a group of Christians can come together, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, political stances, interests, or otherwise, and sacrificially love each other because of how miraculously they have been sacrificially loved.
If we are to benefit from the sacrificial love of gospel-driven community, we must also love sacrificially for the sake of our community.
Source: The Glorious Gift of Gospel-Driven Community – Millennial Evangelical
Yep, it seems they want America to follow Allah. FH
Palestinian preacher Abdallah Ayed also beseeched Allah “to vanquish America and Russia.”“Oh Allah, blow up their capital cities and their planes, pulverize their ships and kill their soldiers,” Ayed said.“Oh Allah, we ask you to subjugate them and burn them… burn all they have with your fire.”
Source: WATCH – Palestinian Preacher: Blow Up DC Because ‘Allah Has Promised Us The White House’
This is why we stay in the words of Scripture. He is leading 1000’s astray and we must know how to refute him. FH
No theological liberal declares himself the enemy of Christianity. To the contrary, he offers liberalism as the only means of avoiding Christianity’s demise in a secular age.Of course, the “Christianity” that remains after this doctrinal surgery bears little resemblance to biblical Christianity and, as Scripture makes abundantly clear, it cannot save.
Source: For the Bible Tells Me So: Biblical Authority Denied … Again – AlbertMohler.com
Despite the enormous cultural impact of megachurches and megachurch pastors like Joel Osteen and his 40,000+ Lakewood Church, the largest group of American churchgoers attends services in a more intimate context. Almost half (46%) attend a church of 100 or fewer members. More than one-third (37%) attend a midsize church of over 100, but not larger than 499. One in 11 (9%) attends a church with between 500 and 999 attenders, and slightly fewer (8%) attend a very large church of 1,000 or more attendees.
Source: The State of the Church 2016 – Barna Group – Barna Group
The proclamation of the good news that Christ died and rose to save the repentant sinner is the only hope in the battle for the American soul.The United States is growing more secular, and how we act politically is important.But, a ballot box is a poor substitute for an empty tomb when it comes to transforming the hearts of people.
Source: Religious “Nones” Are Increasing…Why? – Millennial Evangelical
Religious affiliation, church attendance and belief in God have all fallen in the US.
Source: Are Americans Becoming as Godless as Europeans?
The last few months have ushered in the recent exit of two well-known and well-loved megachurch pastors. What does this mean? Some thoughts.
Source: Some Thoughts About The Recent Exit of Two Megachurch Pastors – Carey Nieuwhof