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If you think, like I do, that Christian colleges are hugely important, especially in this culture, you should be concerned.

A recent NPR web headline ran “Christian colleges are tangled in their own LGBT policies.” A more accurate headline would have been “Christian colleges struggle to maintain their identity in the face of pressure from without and within.”

The pressure from without is financial. While there are some elite universities living off enormous endowments, most schools, including almost every Christian college, don’t have endowments. They depend on government assistance to students, through things like Pell Grants and guaranteed student loans. Which, of course, come with strings attached.

Just four days after Easter, George Washington University will host a training session for students and faculty that teaches that Christians — especially white ones — “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country.”

The April 5 diversity workshop is titled “Christian Privilege: But Our Founding Fathers Were All Christian, Right?!”

Hosted by the university’s Multicultural Student Services Center, the event will teach that Christians enjoy a privileged, easier life than their non-Christian counterparts, and that Christians possess “built-in advantages” today, according to its online description.

Walt Heyer, who used to live as a transgender woman, now travels the country speaking about his experiences and reaching out to those who regret their own gender change.

The Daily Signal spoke with Heyer on camera about his story, as well as the lies he says society and the media tell young people today about gender. An edited transcript of the interview, conducted last month at the Bringing America Back to Life convention in Independence, Ohio, is below....

We all know America is obsessed with youth. But what about the church, and what do we do about it?

The magazine Psychology Today calls it “America’s Obsession with Never Growing Old.” Dale Archer writes, “It’s difficult to believe that our founding fathers powdered their wigs gray in order to appear older and wiser. That’s right—being old was in. No more! From hair dyes to Botox to Viagra to wrinkle creams to a plethora of surgical procedures, the race is on to remain forever young.”

When the Dennis Quaid starring movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE released last weekend, few thought that it would gross $17 million in its opening weekend, with a per-screen average of $10,400. Considering the movie had a production budget of $7 million, this is an outstanding return no matter how you slice it. In comparison, 21st Century Fox’s LGBT teen romance movie which opened in 800 more theaters than I CAN ONLY IMAGINE grossed only $11 million with a per-screen average of $4,700. It also beat out ....

There will be nine awards totaling $7,500! Six scholarships awarded at $1000 each and three stipends awarded at $500 each.

The Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships, are created in honor of Holocaust survivors, Leizer and Rose Horowitz. Educating and empowering students to become ambassadors of breaking the veil of silence surrounding the issues of the Holocaust is a key goal. The world needs future leaders to actively do their part to stop current prejudices and prevent future atrocities.
The March of Remembrance is a part of the Global March of Life, where memorial walks are taken annually throughout the world on Holocaust Remembrance Day. The 2018 Houston area event will occur on Sunday, April 15th, near Rice University. Details including location and times TBD. Check March event page.

President Trump, at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, declared the U.S. a “nation of believers” as he told listeners that God’s grace could be seen in every facet of American society.

“America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer,” he said in Washington, D.C.

Noting that the American Founders invoked the Creator four times in the Declaration of Independence, he said that no earthly force can take away the rights found in America’s founding documents.

“Today we praise God for how truly blessed we are to be American,” he said.

The Polish Senate passed a bill Thursday making it illegal to claim Poland was complicit in Nazi atrocities committed on Polish soil during World War II. Violations would be punishable by up to three years in prison. The bill awaits a presidential signature to become law; Polish President Andrzej Duda has indicated that he intends to sign it.

When I hear the name Thomas Sowell, it gets my immediate attention. Dr. Sowell, recently retired from his position as Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, is an American economist turned social theorist, political philosopher, and best-selling author.

Born in North Carolina in 1930, Sowell grew up in Harlem, New York. He dropped out of high school at age 17 due to financial difficulties and problems at home, but went on to serve in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Following the war, he received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1958. The following year, he received a master’s degree from Columbia University. In 1968, he earned a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Franklin Graham comments on "Dreamers", sin nature, etc. (VIDEO)

Pastors, as we enter 2018 there is a test on the immediate horizon that will reflect our hearts, minds and priorities. This test is not “political”; it will be a direct linkage to how important we take our role as God’s stewards of His creation just as surely as we naturally responded en masse to Hurricane Harvey.

It’s been a while since my last post on efforts to hold a national referendum in Romania to decide the fate of same sex marriage. In 2015 the Irish voted for it, and the results of a national plebiscite, held from September to November in Australia, shows that over 61% of Australians favor legalizin...

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has asked the State’s attorney general to expeditiously issue a legal opinion about Texas law governing concealed handgun license holders carrying in churches. He has also asked for a legal conclusion about congregations’ freedom from regulatory fees for securit...

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If you go on a secular television program as a guest, you should not be going there as a friend of the world. You should be going there as an ambassador of Christ. And if you are true and faithful, you are going to clash in almost every area with their worldview.

The following are my opinions related to the advantages and disadvantages of the Protestant Reformation. First, here are the disadvantages of the Protestant Reformation:

1. It weakened the influence of Christendom which led to individual Christianity

With much of the strength and unity of the Cath...

Five hundred years ago Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” on the church door in Wittenberg, marking a pivotal event in the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The focal point of the Reformation was the Bible being made available to the common man. Luther and others sought to translate and dis...

This October 31st marks five hundred years exactly since the start of the Reformation, which dates back to that autumn morning in 1517 when Martin Luther is said to have nailed his ‘Ninety-Five Theses’ on the doors of the All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Germany. The Evangelical movement today could...

If someone bangs on your door tonight, they probably want candy. Five hundred years ago, someone banged on a door for a very different reason.

Now, we don’t know the exact date when Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses, although he did submit them to his archbishop on October 31. What we do...

As a student of church history (I am not a church historian) and one who has tried to dig deep into my Christian roots so I am best able to position myself and the congregations I influence, I have a strong connection to both the ancient and future church — since the height of the tree is limited by...