Religion

"The Coming Storm" – David Asscherick, Part 1

Pastor David Asscherick's opening session at the October 20, 2012, "The Coming Storm" religious liberty congress in Atlanta, Georgia, evaluates the awakening call to people of prophecy through ancient events. Part One ambitiously covers the time span from the founding of the Christian Church to 1844. (See Part 2 at NARLAVideo on YouTube)

 
 

Adventists: Florida Amendment 8 Harmful Not Helpful to Religious Freedom

Adventists: Florida Amendment 8 Harmful Not Helpful to Religious Freedom

Dear Friend of Religious Liberty: Over the last 12 years, we have been watching the Florida state lawmakers' attempts to fund private and religious schools in Florida with tax dollars.  It has become apparent they will stop at nothing to do away with your state constitutional protection that prohibits tax dollars going to support religious activity. Do not be fooled, Amendment […]

 
 

Loving Our Neighbors at the Ballot Box (Adventist Review)

Pastor Ryan Bell explores issues that American Christians should be aware of as they enter the ballot box in a couple of weeks. Excerpt:  s Election Day draws near in the United States, and citizens head to the polls to express themselves and their values, the question of how faithful Christians should vote is again on many people's minds. For […]

 
 

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

God is Not a Torturer: Debunking the Doctrine of Eternal Torment

From the perspective of Edwards and Spurgeon, the depths of hell are inversely proportionate to the heights of Heaven, as an all-powerful God gives eternal life to both the saved and the damned.

 
 

Adventist Pastor in Togo Imprisoned on Dubious Charges (ANN)

Antonio dos Anjos Monteiro is currently in a Togo prison on what Adventist legal and human rights experts say are unsupported charges.   Sep. 27, 2012 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Elizabeth Lechleitner/ANN eventh-day Adventist lawyers and human rights advocates are calling for the immediate release of an Adventist pastor imprisoned in Togo on what they say are spurious charges. […]

 
 

Kmiec: Is Paul Ryan Romney's New Religion Problem? (Huffington Post)

Constitutional law scholar Douglas Kmiec shares his views on how the Paul Ryan pick will affect the Catholic vote in an article published today in the Huffington Post. Read the full article at the Huffington Post.

 
 

A Faithful Nation (Liberty Magazine)

A Faithful Nation  (Liberty Magazine)

  A Faithful Nation By Michael D. Peabody Liberty Magazine EXCERPT: Just because Christians believe something does not mean that the government needs to make a law to enforce that belief. To put it bluntly, in America it is legal to believe things that could compromise your own eternal salvation. The state will not stand in the way of incorrect […]

 
 

Notre Dame v. Obama and the Compulsion of the Morally Unwilling

Notre Dame v. Obama and the Compulsion of the Morally Unwilling

It was wholly unnecessary for President Obama to complete his admirable health care initiative by disregarding the doctrinal or institutional teaching of the Catholic church, that is being defended, however hyperbolically, by the bishops, or the moral concerns of those individual Catholics – whether or not in a minority (minorities being the usual subject of human rights) — who still see or accept the teaching that artificial means of contraception degrades the marital estate.

 
 

The Comfortable Curtain of Christianity: Reflections on the Maturation of Faith

The Comfortable Curtain of Christianity: Reflections on the Maturation of Faith

My easily excited cousin, also a pastor's son, would climb on the outdoor wall of the church and sing improvisational reggae in a Jamaican accent to the passerby, while dancing a little jig, repeating "Come to our church and be baptized! Be baptized in the name of the Lord!" Strangers would stare, but we would duck and hide,

 
 

Death of Snake Handling Preacher Shines Light on Lethal Appalachian Tradition (CNN)

EXCERPT: When Mack Wolford, one of the most famous Pentecostal serpent handlers in Appalachia, is laid to rest Saturday at his West Virginia church, a week after succumbing to a snake bite, his friends may very well show up with boxes of copperheads, rattlesnakes and cottonmouths. That's the Holiness Pentecostal way in tiny mountain towns like Matoaka, home to Wolford's […]