Winter threatens Arab Church

URGENT — Johnnie Moore and Chris Seiple met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Patriarchs from Jordan, Syria and Iraq. Photo provided

If the Western Church does not act, the faith’s heritage might not survive Winter is coming. These three words really have no practical meaning when you have a roof over your head, a designer coat, new jeans and a pair of boots made of genuine leather. But imagine with me …

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Houston, we have a problem

ALARMING — Mayor Annise Parker garnered national attention for her brazen attack on religious liberty. Google Images

Texas mayor goes on offense, seeking to censor voices of Christian pastors Even though they say everything is bigger in Texas, Annise Parker, Houston’s first openly lesbian mayor, has decided it just is not big enough for anyone’s opinion but her own, and, if you disagree, you could be held …

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Davis runs risky campaign ad

OFFENSIVE — Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis used her opponent’s handicap as advertisement. Google Images

Texas candidate for governor takes big gamble in attack on her opponent For politicians, fall not only means pumpkins and changing leaves, but a greater emphasis on political campaigns as they launch last-ditch efforts to garner votes. Wendy Davis, Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current Texas senator, likely had this …

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From the Desk

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Social media has permeated today’s culture with millions of users on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and, most recently, Yik Yak, as well as several others. From average users sharing photos and big family news, such as engagement or pregnancy announcements, to companies encouraging interaction among customers and spreading promotions, …

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Marriage issues divide D.C.

DIVIsive — Questions on gay marriage still split representatives on Capitol Hill. Google Images

If Republican Party does not adapt, it risks becoming culturally irrelevant For those of us born in the late ’80s and early ’90s, gay marriage has been a heavily debated topic in every significant political election we have witnessed. Despite its place at the forefront of many previous elections, the …

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29 year old refuses treatments

Tragic — Brittany Maynard plans to ‘die with dignity’ Nov. 1. Photo credit: Jaron Davis

The legality of physician-assisted suicide violates the Hippocratic Oath A 29-year-old woman is about to find out what happens when life or death becomes a legal choice. This past spring, after just one year of marriage, Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with a type of terminal brain cancer that has one …

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Convo Connection

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“Don’t kid yourself into believing that just because you prayed a prayer, you’re going to heaven.” The piercing words of Pastor J.D. Greear, author of “Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart,” echoed through my heart as he boldly talked about the believer’s assurance of salvation to kick off last week’s …

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Tich’s NBA Preview 15 predictions for 2014-2015

1. Kobe Bryant will shoot a lot of basketballs. Make no mistake, the Lakers are going to be bad. Really bad. Like, Wesley-Johnson-is-penciled-into-the-starting-lineup bad. As unlikely as it may be, Bryant is still eyeing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record and is sitting about three high-scoring seasons away from approaching it. …

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Censorship denies freedom

expelled — California schools prohibited books from libraries. Google Images

Book banning limits opportunity to be challenged by differing perspectives Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, California, have purged all Christian books from the school libraries. The administration claimed the book removal followed school protocol. Parents were alarmed to hear the news when a student came home and shared what happened. …

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Dinesh D’Souza caught in crime

LAWSUIT — Dinesh D’Souza was convicted and sentenced for illegally donating to Senate campaign. Google Images

Conservative film producer sentenced for breaking campaign finance laws By working as a conservative activist filmmaker, Dinesh D’Souza has grown accustomed to having a place in the limelight and debating controversial subjects. In recent months, however, the light shining on D’Souza has not been so favorable. The controversy and subsequent …

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From the Desk

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The media seems to have a pretty bad rap these days. People across the nation love to criticize journalists, including writers and radio and television broadcasters, for not giving the whole story, being too biased or not reporting on important ideas. The general public also loves to say journalists are …

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Voting values

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With elections only a month away, the political circuit is abuzz with all the latest campaign rhetoric. Every candidate is pushing the next best “five-point-plan” to flourishing freedom and an extraordinary economy. Naturally, nearly every citizen seems instinctively excited about the possibilities ahead. After all, we have lived through a …

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Convo Connection

“Every day I try to live my life in such a way that I will accomplish at least one thing that will outlive me for eternity.” These words spoken by Liberty alumnus and President of World Help Vernon Brewer laid an enduring foundation and set the stage for a fiercely …

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Faith fuels diversity

new direction — Broader variety in church leadership would give Christianity a greater platform in American culture. Google Images

“He For She” campaign offers Church chance to lead “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is that good men and women do nothing,” Emma Watson, actor and goodwill ambassador for UN Women, quoted in her speech. Watson, 24, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the …

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Offering love amidst evil

RADICAL — Islamic State rebels have forced Arab minorities to flee their homelands. Google Images

Why despicable acts of terrorism should be met with abounding prayer As I think about the thousands of people who file into worship centers every week, lifting their hands in worship to songs like “How Great is our God,” I cannot help but imagine what it would be like to …

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