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When it comes to mixing politics and religion, New York's most prominent Catholic leader says it's a must. “A public square where religious values are absent is perilous,” Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York told "WSJ at Large" host Gerry Baker on FOX Business on Friday.

As we move closer to the 2020 presidential election, political and religious controversies dominate headlines. From gay marriage, abortion and contraception, to divorce and the sanctity of marriage, many in the U.S. find the Church’s position irrelevant or harmful and offensive. But Cardinal Dolan believes that those negative perspectives are "caricatures of the Church” which need to be replaced by ...

A California teacher who sued the state's teachers' association has claimed that unions are working with far-left groups to push and fund their "political agenda" on kids in public schools. Rebecca Friedrichs, the author of "Standing up to Goliath," and educator of 28 years is now telling fellow teachers across the nation about the unions and their right to opt out of funding.

"What's shocking," Friedrichs told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, "is teachers have no idea. People think teachers are these far-left people pushing this stuff. That is a lie. Most teachers are good, loving people... but we are being used by very powerful organizations ...

TDCJ recently fought all the way to the Supreme Court to deny a condemned man the presence of a Buddhist chaplain … while he is killed! For shame! As Texas planned to execute Patrick Murphy, only employees were allowed in the Death Chamber. The Supreme Court ruled on Mar. 28, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh said TDCJ had two remedies “going forward”—all or zero chaplains in the Death Chamber.

TDCJ chose to ban all chaplains! TDCJ blew up like a balloon the security issues. Yet, 20,000-plus volunteers and 30,000-plus employees know that ...

A pro-life student group made their anti-abortion message to New York state loud and clear in a Times Square video billboard campaign calling out the state for its "abortion extremism."

Students for Life of America (SFLA), a national anti-abortion student group, sponsored a massive pro-life video billboard in the heart of New York City to coincide with their national gala "Called to Bring Light to the Darkness" featuring Fox News Radio's Todd Starnes and Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany, both of whom called out Gov. Andrew Cuomo for lighting up the city pink in celebration of the law allowing abortion up to the point of birth.

Kristan Hawkins, the president of SFLA, told Fox News their message resonates with millennials. "We launched a conversation with ...

American students in Alaska and Iowa are protesting the official insistence that people can change their sex by declaring they feel like members of the opposite sex. The pro-biology rebellion reflects the deep public support for the reality that men and women, boys and girls, are equal yet different and complementary, and it follows protests at two schools in Vermont and Missouri.

In Omaha, Neb., WOWT.com reported that one girl led a walkout when a “transgender” boy was allowed by the adults to use the girls’ bathroom: The walkout was triggered by a female student who believes her privacy is being invaded by a student who recently ...

What happened at Paris’ Cathedral of Notre Dame on April 15 is a searing parable for the global Church of Jesus Christ in all its forms, designations and denominations in our time.

I confess to a great love for cathedrals. The soaring design of the massive sanctuaries arose from hearts and minds that understood the reality and importance of God’s transcendence. Through Isaiah, God reveals that “I dwell on a high and holy place. And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit in order to revive the heart of the contrite.” (Isaiah 57:15)

That’s the message-in-architecture proclaimed by these grand buildings. To stand in a Notre Dame is to be simultaneously reminded of one’s “lowliness” and God’s exalted being. The cathedrals represent something we have ...

... Let me ask you a question. What is the goal of the witnessing encounter? We’re here to learn how to witness, how to be an evangelist, and when. What is the goal of our witnessing encounter? To make disciples. We know what we’re trying to do. We want people to be saved.

I just read an interesting article by one pastor and very important author, and he said, “It’s interesting. Jesus famously said, “Come after Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” He didn’t say, “I’ll make you fishers of fallacies.” And those of you who are steeped in apologetics, I want you to get the point. In other words, Jesus is calling us to save people, to be fishers of men, not just fishers of fallacies in order to win arguments ...

The Chinese government is destroying crosses, burning bibles, closing churches and forcing Christian believers to sign papers renouncing their faith as the crackdown on religious congregations in Beijing and several provinces intensifies. The suppression of religious freedoms is part of an official campaign to “Sinicize” religion by demanding loyalty to the atheist Communist party and removing any potential challenge to the party’s power in the country.

“The international community should be alarmed and outraged for this blatant violation of freedom of religion and belief,” Bob Fu of China Aid, said. “The situation for Chinese #Christians becomes more dire by the day. We are working tirelessly to ..."

Operation Rescue reported earlier on an incident that took place on March 6, 2019, where an African-American woman was transported from the abortion clinic suffering unknown abortion complications. Four more incidents took place between February 16 and April 4, 2019. This brings the total number of medical emergencies documented at the Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood to 19 in the past 26 months.

Each of the five incidents involved women who were African-American. “The fact that the past five medical emergencies involved Black women is not a good look for ...

After becoming homeless, Maggie was sex trafficked at the age of 13. She was lost, afraid, and exploited by men every day...and every man who walked into that room knew that she was a child. But they purchased her anyway. They even made pornography of her abuse - so thousands more could participate in it!

A 2018 survey found that 20% of men in America have bought sex at least once in their lives. That’s why we think it’s vital to combat the demand (the sex buyers fueling the sex trade) in order to solve this problem. If sex buying stopped tomorrow then ...

Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, tweeted an invitation Friday to allow a drag queen story hour at city hall after the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System removed one of the story hours from its calendar. “Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker and all of our LGBTQ friends are always welcome at Atlanta City Hall,” posted Bottoms. “How about we host your next story hour? @City of Atlanta – let’s make it happen!”

Bottoms invited the drag queen to read to young children at city hall after support for the event to be held at an Alpharetta library branch was pulled. Steven Igarashi-Ball, a 40-year-old Buford native who performs in drag as Miss Terra Cotta Sugarbaker, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he feels the Fulton library system discriminated against him. The system is reportedly allowing ...

A new study shows that half of American pastors worry about preaching on hot button social issues - like abortion and LGBTQ issues - worried they might offend someone. Pastor Corey Brooks, Pastor Michael Youssef, and Pastor Ron Lewis open up on "Fox & Friends" about the pressures facing worship leaders around the nation after the Barna Group published the results earlier this year.

While the majority of pastors agree their job is to help Christians have biblical beliefs about specific issues, many feel added pressure from outside and within the church and are struggling to figure out how to ...

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has opened an investigation into Yale Law School over a decision to expand its nondiscrimination policy to certain organizations’ hiring practices – a move he contends may be aimed against Christians.

Per the school’s “nondiscrimination policy,” students who are affiliated with or work for organizations deemed discriminatory will not gain access to certain funds ... In February, members of the Yale Federalist Society invited a lawyer from the Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom to speak on campus, a move that enraged Yale’s LGBT group “Outlaws.” Outlaws wrote to school administrators demanding that it ...

The FBI and state authorities in Louisiana are investigating three “suspicious” fires at historically African American churches in recent days ... The churches, home to African American congregations, were empty at the time of the fires and no injuries were recorded. The authorities said that they are working to determine the motives of the alleged perpetrators and whether the fires were connected.

Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning was cautious in describing the blazes but called them “suspicious” and added that “If you’re going to turn to a house of God, turn to it for resurrection,” he said. “There certainly is a commonality,” he said of the possible connection. “Whether that leads to a person or persons or groups, we just don’t know. And that’s not unusual for ...

CBS cameras cut away from the Texas Tech locker room the moment their head coach entered the room and began leading the team in prayer.

The network seemed to have no problem letting their cameras linger, while the announcers filled time and waited for the coach to arrive. However, moments after the coach Chris Beard arrived, the team began to pray and the cameras cut away to a shot of the announcers.

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Chick-fil-A is normally closed on Sundays and opens again on Monday. But thanks to anti-Christian bigots on the San Antonio City Council, it will never open at the San Antonio airport.

... Here's what happened: The city staff took bids for new restaurant concessions at the airport. A proposal that included Chick-fil-A scored roughly 96 out of 100. The next closest competitor without them scored only 73%. Since the plan with Chick-fil-A was clearly the best fit, the proposal was almost approved... That is, until the anti-Christian zealots on the San Antonio City Council decided to intervene ...

I am a mother whose daughter has identified as transgender since the age of 14. I love her, and I care deeply about her and other kids who identify as transgender. There are young people, like my daughter, who are in turmoil, and who are not getting the compassionate care that they need and deserve.

I’m going to explain to you what happens when parents seek out expert advice to help their transgender-identifying children explore their feelings and discomfort with their sex. The current standard of treatment promoted by medical and psychological associations is called “affirmative care.” While this sounds nice, affirmative care leads directly to putting children on the path to medical transition with little chance of turning back. Let me explain to you how this works ...

A lawmaker in Pennsylvania who is also a pastor’s wife is being criticized for repeatedly praying in the name of Jesus prior to the swearing in of an Islamic legislator, while a Quran reading presented the following day by a Muslim lawmaker received applause in the legislative chambers.

Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton County, provided the day’s invocation on Monday, declaring the name of Jesus and Scripture numerous times ... According to reports, someone in the chamber called out “objection” near the end of her prayer. Borowicz soon drew criticism in light of the fact that ...

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday against Washington state officials for forcing churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. ADF attorneys represent Cedar Park Assembly of God in the federal suit, challenging the constitutionality and legality of a new state mandate that requires the Seattle-area church to fund abortion if it provides its staff members access to group health insurance.

“No church should be coerced to pay for abortions, least of all a church that dedicates its ministry to protecting and celebrating life,” said ADF Legal Counsel Elissa Graves. “Cedar Park believes and teaches that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection at every point until natural death. Further still, Cedar Park demonstrates ...

A registered child sex offender has been reading to children at Houston Public Library as part of its Drag Queen Storytime.

A group called Mass Resistance, which has been trying to put an end to the program, contacted KHOU about the child sex offender. Mass Resistance claims it had been asking the City of Houston for months to disclose information about the drag queens, and when requests went unanswered, they did their own digging and made the shocking link.

... A media spokesperson for the library confirmed one of the program’s drag queens, Tatiana Mala Nina, is Alberto Garza, a 32-year-old child sex offender. In 2008, he was convicted of

Most Americans don’t want a nationwide bathroom requirement, health care mandate, or “preferred pronoun” law based on gender identity, but congressional Democrats seem to think it’s time to impose them.

Nancy Pelosi delivered Wednesday on her promise to introduce the so-called Equality Act, which would elevate sexual orientation and gender identity to protected classes in federal anti-discrimination law. Although that may sound nice in theory, in practice sexual orientation and gender identity policies at the state and local level have caused profound harms to ...

While officials in the Austin Independent School District work to improve schools and programs, the number of students on wait lists for charter schools is "at its height", according to a report released by the Texas Charter Schools Association.

The report, called Charter School Enrollment and Demand, shows that while 25,035 students are already enrolled in Austin area charter schools, 9,973 students are on waiting lists because of limited availability ... The report says that some of the benefits to sending students to charter schools include a more focused experience that will prepare them for life after high school and that students needs are put before bureaucracy. But, critics have been saying all along charter schools hurt ...

A federal appeals court has ruled that the clergy housing allowance authorized by the Internal Revenue Service is constitutional. The Freedom From Religion Foundation argued successfully in a Wisconsin district court that the long-standing exemption for religious housing in the IRS tax code violated the First Amendment's establishment clause. But a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision on Friday (March 15).

The Freedom From Religion Foundation argued that the allowance gives ministers and churches a financial benefit that is not available to secular nonprofit groups. But the court determined in a unanimous ruling that ...

There are at least 787 students at Pennsylvania’s Honesdale High School—but only one of them seemed to know about a major change in the school’s rules. The others found out the most traumatic way possible—when they walked into the girls’ locker room and found a teenage boy in women’s underwear. For at least one 15-year-old sophomore, the situation was terrifying.

“It was first period,” she remembers, “and I had gym class. And I walked in [to change] with all my friends, and while I was putting on my pants, I heard a man’s voice. So I turned around, and he’s standing there on the opposite aisle looking at me ... When she got home that afternoon, she told her mom and dad what happened. Turns out, the students weren’t the only ones who’d never been notified about the policy. Still in shock, they called ...

Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.”

Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female. Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.

... I should have been stopped, but out-of-control, transgender activism had made the nurse practitioner too scared to say no.

Rep. Ilhan Omar in unquestionably an anti-Semite, but cloaks herself in victimhood – portraying herself as a “Muslim under siege” unfairly attacked because of her religion. This is how Islamism – a hateful political ideology pretending to be a religion – operates.

Like Omar, I am a naturalized American Muslim woman of color. But unlike the Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, I don’t hate Jews and I don’t hate the Jewish state of Israel. I have studied the Koran and know it says Jerusalem belongs the Jews. The Koran devotes an entire chapter to the Children of Israel – and considers the Israelites to be ...

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Travis County Democratic Party’s annual dinner Monday night that “Texas is ground zero for us in the next election.” The results of a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey released Tuesday suggest she might be right.

... According to the poll, an internet survey of 1,200 registered voters conducted Feb. 15-24, it appears that Texas could be on the line in the 2020 presidential race, with roughly half of respondents saying they would choose a candidate other than President Donald Trump if the election were held now. Forty-five percent said...

VIDEO: Watch the rampant anti-Semitism in US mosques as documented by this undercover reporter.

Amazon isn’t the only one fed up with New York’s ridiculous tax rates. Plenty of companies are packing their bags and looking for office space in states with more business-friendly policies. There’s just one problem: A lot of these top firms can’t stand the conservative laws that make their new homes so successful.

AllianceBernstein, another firm fleeing the Empire State’s stifling economy, just announced that it’s relocating its $70 million headquarters to Nashville. But before it moves, the CEO is warning Tennessee: It’s not a fan of religious liberty. And AllianceBernstein is proving it by ...

The president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union joined a man who identifies as a woman in teaching transgender ideology to an Arlington, Virginia, kindergarten class last week.

... “I have a girl brain but a boy body,” McBride read from I Am Jazz, the Washington Post reported. “This is called transgender. I was born this way.” ... Eskelsen García said it was necessary to advocate for LGBTQ individuals because the Trump administration was no longer granting them ...

Rider University students voted to bring Chick-fil-A, one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the nation, to their New Jersey campus, but the private university nixed the proposal because of the chain's perceived "opposition to the LGBTQ+ community."

Cynthia Newman, the dean of the College of Business at Rider University, said the decision was more than just the students' desire for waffle fries and chicken sandwiches. For her, it was about Chick-fil-A's corporate values that the university seemed to denounce -- faith and values she personally holds ... Much to her surprise, Newman received a lot of support from faculty and staff for showing that "no one group's opinions, values, beliefs, should be elevated over anyone's else's...we should be able to respectfully disagree...we shouldn't be ...

Much of the Body of Christ today merely thinks about renewal, revival, awakening, and manifestations of God’s power when they think of the Holy Spirit’s function. Although we would all love to speak about revival and renewal in the church, we have to realize that the Holy Spirit has many other significant functions that are vital to both the church and world. Case in point, an often overlooked function of the Holy Spirit in today’s Charismatic Churches is His assignment to bring conviction in the hearts of people.

Many preachers are merely trying to encourage, motivate, and inspire their congregation — when often times the Holy Spirit desires to bring conviction to their church because ...

An abortion survivor is slamming Senate Democrats for blocking a bill that would have protected babies born alive in failed abortions.

The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Monday was voted down 53-44, with only Democrats voting against it, including 2020 presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

... In response to the bill failing to reach 60 votes to pass the Senate, President Trump tweeted late Monday ...

“Since the 2016 Presidential election, the Girl Scout organization has placed an increasing focus on grooming young voters and future voters by sponsoring and/or promoting progressive political events, like the Teen Vogue Summit, Women’s March, and anti-Trump rallies,” Christy Volanski, co-editor at MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, told Breitbart News.

The Girl Scouts’ G.I.R.L. Agenda 2018 emphasized the need to “mobilize girls” and urged “leading change through civic action.” The organization praised those women and girls who were politically active, advancing a girl-first agenda. On its blog post that celebrated 2018, the “Year of the G.I.R.L.,” GirlScouts.org touted how its girl members “were inspired, prepared, and mobilized to take civic action” by politicians such as Democrats Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Jill Biden.

After days of passionate debate, deliberation, and prayer—and years of tension—the United Methodist Church (UMC) voted Tuesday to maintain its traditional stance against same-sex marriage and non-celibate gay clergy, bolstered by a growing conservative contingent from Africa.

The denomination’s “Traditional Plan” passed, with 438 votes in favor and 384 against (53% to 47%), in the final hours of a special UMC conference held this week in St. Louis to address the issue of human sexuality. The decision leaves a sizable, vocal opposition, ensuring the exit of many progressive pastors and churches from the largest mainline Protestant body in America. After the final vote, protesters began ...

A mother has blasted the sentence given to a sex offender who attacked her 10-year-old daughter in a supermarket toilet. The woman – who cannot be named to protect the identity of her child – voiced fury that Katie Dolatowski had been freed to serve her sentence in the community.

Dolatowski, 18, sexually assaulted the girl in the toilets of Morrisons, Kirkcaldy. She grabbed the terrified youngster by the face, shoved her into the cubicle and ordered her to remove her trousers. But instead of being jailed at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Dolatowski, who identifies as a woman but was believed by her victim’s family to be a man, was given community payback and ...

This week, the Missouri House overwhelmingly passed what has been called the strongest pro-life bill in America, in the form of legislation that combines almost every pro-life legislative proposal in the current session.

The House voted 117-39 for the omnibus Wednesday, The Kansas City Star reported, after “two days of circuitous, occasionally bizarre, often deeply-personal and impassioned debate.” House Bill 126 contains the previously introduced ban on aborting babies with detectable heartbeats and requirement for two-parent parental notification, and adds a ban on abortions motivated by

Walmart has launched a "gay dating" video as part of an advertising campaign – a corporate move that the American Family Association says likely has Walmart founder Sam Walton "rolling over in his grave."

The retail giant has posted an online video that normalizes homosexual relationships. The video – posted on Facebook – is part of an ad campaign called "Love is in the aisle: A dating show at Walmart." The ad features "Pat" and "Andy," two homosexual men on a "blind date" as they meet at the store, embrace, and then shop together. The objective, according to the video, is ...

As I write, the television set in this motel room is running the results of last night’s Iowa caucuses. At some point I noticed something about the [male] candidates for nomination for president. All were wearing suits and white shirts and ties. Why?

... At the same time, drop in on the typical church and you may be stunned to see that the fellow who looks like a hitchhiker just in from a day on the highway turns out to be the preacher ... Some in the congregation actually take pride in the sloppiness of the preacher’s attire.

At one point, the call for pastors to “dress down” was well-intentioned, I will grant ... But that trend has run its course in my judgment. In fact, it has flat run in the ditch.

California elementary school students could soon be the targets of progressive sexual indoctrination if new health guidelines are approved.

The guidelines, listed under the California Department of Education’s proposed Health Education Framework, include educational resources that teach children to reject gender stereotypes and embrace a rainbow of possible gender options.

... What about parents who would prefer that their children not be exposed to errant gender ideology? Unfortunately, there would be no opt-out option.

The Democratic Party’s lurch to socialism led to a presidential rebuke at the State of the Union on Tuesday night. From Sen. Bernie Sanders’s call for “Medicare-for-all,” to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal of a “Green New Deal,” to Democratic presidential hopefuls’ hankering for stiff tax hikes, prominent members of the Democratic Party seem unwilling to miss any opportunity to advocate for greater government control of the economy.

Yet as Democrats justify grandiose proposals by decrying income inequality, many of us who immigrated to the United States from socialist countries see great irony. After all, unending income equality is what drove us to leave our native lands in the first place ...

New York’s new law allowing late-term abortion has resulted in the dropping of abortion charges against a man arrested for murdering his pregnant girlfriend ... This amazing woman’s life — and the life of her unborn child — was cut short after they were both stabbed to death in her Queens apartment building, according to Gothamist.

... The Post reports that the abortion charge was dropped because of a new state law that allows abortion up to the minute of birth. Even though Irigoyen wanted her baby, it was not considered a life under the new law. A spokesperson for the District Attorney told the Post the abortion charge “was ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) is a network of Christian groups with a globalist, open borders agenda that supports amnesty for illegal immigrants and opposes traditionally conservative political ideology. Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) strongly endorses this organization ...

Interestingly, the supposedly conservative Christian association invited arguably the most liberal politician in any American political office today, Nancy Pelosi, to not only talk about immigration, but faith ...

The latest tax on nonprofits has many churches and ministries wondering if it applies to them. Most nonprofit organizations have parking lots, and many churches have reserved parking spaces for the church pastor or first time visitors. Although it’s a small gesture, reserving parking for first time visitors can have a positive impact on a visitor’s experience. However, the latest tax on parking lots may have some churches rethinking its use.

Under the Tax Cuts and Job Act, nonprofit organizations like churches, colleges, hospitals, ministries, and others may be responsible to pay ...

If recent headlines are any indication, it seems that masculinity is destined to be the word of the year. Between shaving commercials, official guidelines from the American Psychological Association, and viral videos depicting “disrespectful” teen boys, the idea of what it means to be a decent man has become rather confused.

This confusion about manhood is true not only for young boys and men asking who they are and how they should behave, but also for young women struggling to discern what type of behavior is acceptable to receive from men and how to fairly evaluate potential mates.

Given this confused state of society, I found it interesting to ...

The House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday voted to keep "so help you God" in the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, a day after Republicans denounced an apparent effort to strike the language.

A draft of a new committee rules package obtained exclusively by Fox News this week indicated the committee planned to omit the phrase from the oath "Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"

The relationship between church members and their pastor is special. Pastors often serve long hours and make themselves available at a moment’s notice in times of need. It is common for members to show honor and recognition to their pastors by giving a love offering.

Many churches and pastors alike fail to understand how to appropriately account for those love offerings. With good intentions, members give a love offering thinking their gift is precisely that— a gift ... But the IRS doesn’t view love offerings in the same way. Two pastors in Minnesota recently learned about taxable income the hard way.

My generation of believers loves the idea of radical Christianity. It’s edgy, compromises everything, it’s dangerously transparent and it’s simple. Phrases like “I just want Jesus” are its slogan—its very breath. Verses are tattooed on our backs, and Greek words are penned into our wrists and biceps. Our sweatshop-free clothes are ripped and dirty. Our coffee is fair-trade. Our books are doctrine-heavy and well-worn. And maybe we’ll even have a drink or a cigar here and there over a deep theological conversation.

... This kind of Christianity is dangerously cool. And that’s the thing…it’s dangerous ...

Andy Stanley and Beto O’Rourke have beckoned us recently to consider an untethered walk through the chasms of darkness that are the contemporary world.

“Participants in the new covenant are not required to obey any of the commandments found in the first part of their Bibles,” Stanley has opined. “Participants in the new covenant are expected to obey the single command Jesus issued as part of his new covenant: as I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

The strong principles that have kept civilization from spinning off into chaos are, according to Andy Stanley, apparently applicable only to ...

Hosted by Houston Baptist University’s Global Center for Mental Healthcare and Ministry, the American Association of Christian Counselors is offering an Opioid Addiction Crisis Specialized Training in Houston, Texas, featuring the United States Department of Health & Human Services Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiative on Saturday, February 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Houston Baptist University. This is a must-attend event for Christian ministry leaders, mental health providers, concerned family members, community leaders, and more. The opioid crisis has left no demographic untouched. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that opioids were responsible for around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017.

Attendees will learn how to identify an opioid addiction, support family members, begin and strengthen local programs, and advocate for pain management as an alternative to opioid prescriptions. Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors, commented, “The AACC is honored help lead the way with these specialized trainings for counselors, pastors, and more.”