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It Is Finished (Good Friday)

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Tim Keller Wisdom

desiringgod.org - It is Friday, April 3, A.D. 33. It is the darkest day in human history, though most humans have no clue of this. In Rome, Tiberius attends to the demanding business of the empire. Throughout the in...

A New Mission: Make Disciples | GCD Articles & Books

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GCDiscipleship

gcdiscipleship.com - Matthew 28:18-20 is what Christians call the Great Commission, the dominant marching orders for all who have faith in resurrection. It can sound a bit militant: “Take God’s authority and make disci...

Easter for the Dead

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Tim Brister

timmybrister.com - I’ve been thinking this week about the phenomena of Easter services as a cultural indicator or remnant of Christendom. Why do a rather large people attend an Easter service (and churches cater to t...

Turkey’s International Day of Prayer

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Daniel Akin

hopeforturkey.com - On April 18th, 2009, Evangelical Churches around Turkey committed to set that day aside from that time forward to pray for their country.  This day is known as the ‘International Day of Prayer for ...

Gun ban for medical pot users dropped from Illinois proposal

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Fox News

foxnews.com - WASHINGTON –  Medical marijuana users in Illinois who own handguns will be able to keep their firearms, according to a new change in state policy proposed Friday. But it still doesn’t mean that smo...

Harry Reid defends ‘domestic terrorists’ comments – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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CNN Breaking News

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com - (CNN) - In a blunt exchange that hit on a major American divide, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, stood by his comments that militia groups involved in a ranch standoff ar...

The Moral Majority Is No More: Millennials and a New Social Witness

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JR Vassar

canonandculture.com - They are born after 1980. They don’t know much about Thatcher, but they do know about Bieber. They take “selfies.” Much discussed, oft-misunderstood, they are the Millennials. A December 2013 poll ...

Sen. Corker calls for lethal aid to Ukrainian military – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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CNN Breaking News

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com - CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything ...

Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead? > The Village Church

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The Village Church

thevillagechurch.net - Something happened in first-century Israel. That history forever bent around that particular time and place is historically undeniable. A pebble was dropped into a pond, one that is still producing...

Chicago crime stats debated as magazine calls police claim of 'progress' an illusion

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Fox News

foxnews.com - Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy frequently insists that warm weather does not cause shootings. However,the last week’s temperatures support the notion that a break from the cold brings...

Mark 15:39 New Living Translation

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The Bible App

bible.com - Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. All rights reserved. ...

First degree: How America recovered from a murder epidemic

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C. S. Lewis

national.deseretnews.com - Editor's note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment: "Thou shalt not kill." As a boy, Wi...

Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87 - NYTimes.com

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Acumen

nytimes.com - Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87. H...

Ohio teacher loses job for racist comment

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USA TODAY

usatoday.com - The Fairfield Board of Education fired Gil Voigt, a Fairfield Freshman School teacher, on April 17, 2014. A state referee had determined that the evidence was sufficient to support his termination ...

Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa : Shots - Health News : NPR

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Acumen

npr.org - After being free of polio for nearly 15 years, Equatorial Guinea has reported two cases of the disease. The children paralyzed are in two distant parts of the country. So the virus may have spread ...

Outgoing HHS Secretary Sebelius not considering Senate bid

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Fox News

foxnews.com - Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday. The statement from HHS spokeswoman Dori Salcido is in...

Obama Signs Bill Barring Terrorist Ambassadors - TIME

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TIME.com

time.com - President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday that amends federal law to bar terrorists or others deemed to be threats to the United States entry to the country to serve as Ambassadors to the United ...

Counter-Cultural Community – ReKnew

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Greg Boyd

reknew.org - On Tuesday Greg tweeted, “We inevitably acclimate to our environment. We can’t hope to be counter-cultural unless we’re embedded in a counter-cultural community.” Surely almost all Christian leader...

British teenager killed 'while fighting in Syria' - Telegraph

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Breaking News

telegraph.co.uk - On Facebook, Mr Deghayes said he was a former pupil of Longhill High School in Falmer Road, Rottingdean, and set to join the University of Brighton in 2015. It is understood he was the nephew of Om...

Easter Sunday Shapes Everyday

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Paul David Tripp

paultripp.com - I wrote the other day how The Empty Tomb reveals three fundamental character qualities about God. The bodily resurrection of Christ proves that God is faithful, powerful, and willing. It will be ve...

Resources for Wrestling with Contentment – The Gospel Coalition Blog

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The Gospel Coalition

thegospelcoalition.org - If you are discontent, then you need this post. If you are perfectly content, then you need it too. We were made for contentment, but ever since Adam decided that God wasn't enough, contentment has...

The Ku Klux Klan Wants to Recruit You - TIME

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TIME.com

time.com - It’s been decades since the Ku Klux Klan held mainstream status, but a recent deadly rampage at a Jewish community center and living community near Kansas City served as a reminder that the nation’...

Love’s Unveiling – Day 12: Love’s Extremity

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Ravi Zacharias

rzim.org - Love’s Unveiling – Day 12: Love’s Extremity, Matthew 27:46 Over the next two weeks, to help us prepare for Easter, RZIM’s Amy Orr-Ewing has recorded a set of online video Bible devotions that will ...

The Internet According to Bill Clinton's White House

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Mashable

mashable.com - Let the record show: Bill Clinton's White House was one of the first to warn us that not everything we read on the Internet is true — way back in 1995. Approximately 7,500 pages of records from Bil...

When Jesus Said Farewell – The Gospel Coalition Blog

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The Gospel Coalition

thegospelcoalition.org - We Christians sometimes buy into a lie. We assume that if we're not like those hateful, judgmental people who call themselves Christians, then the world will see that we're actually pretty reasonab...

Preachers Should Be Like Naughty Kids – Tullian Tchividjian

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Tullian Tchividjian

thegospelcoalition.org - Some of the best, mind-blowing paragraphs I’ve ever read on grace come from Robert Capon. The following sentences on preaching made me sing: I think good preachers should be like bad kids. They oug...

Muslim drivers at Cleveland airport refuse to drive cabs with Gay Games advertising

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foxnews.com - Roughly 25 Muslim drivers dispatched to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs adorned with advertising for the region’s upcoming Gay Games, citing religious reasons. Tw...

Life Beyond the Grave: An Easter Meditation from Ravi

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Ravi Zacharias

rzim.org - I was only nine years old when I attended my first funeral. It was my grandmother’s funeral; she was in her seventies when she passed away. For the first time in our home we experienced the pall of...

How Can This Be? A Good Friday Meditation – Kevin DeYoung

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Kevin DeYoung

thegospelcoalition.org - Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he had put him to grief (Isaiah 53:10a). There are four stanzas in Isaiah 53. The first starts at the beginning of the chapter (actually, it probably b...

Holy Week, Day 6: Friday – Justin Taylor

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The Gospel Coalition

thegospelcoalition.org - The following video, filmed in conjunction with our book The Final Days of Jesus, features short explanations from and interviews with historian Paul Maier and New Testament scholar Andreas Köstenb...

My Saviour Wept

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J.D. Greear

jdgreear.com - Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,   cast off that I might be brought in,   trodden down as an enemy     that I might be welcomed as a friend,   surrendered to hell’s worst     that I ...

Good Friday Meditation - Brian McLaren

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Brian D. McLaren

brianmclaren.net - Good Friday Meditation The cross is an even more dramatic narrative reversal. . . . Rome uses crosses to expose and pronounce a death sentence on rebels; Jesus uses the cross to expose Roman violen...

Isaiah 53:6 New Living Translation

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Matt Fry

bible.com - Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. All rights reserved. ...

Book Reviews | Review: Get Your Hands Dirty

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The Gospel Coalition

thegospelcoalition.org - Yet it’s precisely the biblical grounding of these crucial few issues that’s most hotly contested. Is Scripture clear about the nature of marriage? Does the Bible favor a particular approach to abo...

Can we say ‘God died’?

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Resurgence

theresurgence.com - If we say that God died, does this mean that he ceased to be God? Doug Wilson expounds. One of the central tenets of the Christian faith is that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Another is tha...

Who Is the Holy Spirit?: Sinclair Ferguson - Download, Teaching Series

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BetweenTwoWorlds

ligonier.org - Twelve 23-minute Messages. Over 4 Hours of Teaching. Although the Holy Spirit is sometimes the forgotten Person of the Trinity, His presence and work is found throughout redemptive history. In this...

American Bible Reading Statistics Reveal Who Is Studying The Good Book And Why

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Leadership Network

huffingtonpost.com - The number of people in America who do not identify with any religion may be at an all-time high, but the Bible still holds an important place in the lives of many Americans, a new report suggests....

Pastors’ Forum: What do you do and not do to accommodate ethnic diversity in your worship service planning?

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9Marks

9marks.org - Answers from Dave Furman, Kevin Hsu, Paul Martin, John Onwuchekwa, and Juan Sanchez I will never lose the gospel for the sake of unity in diversity, but I will preach the unadjusted gospel consiste...

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

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Resurgence

desiringgod.org - “The early church acclaimed him Lord of heaven and earth. Jesus had finished the work God gave him to do, and the resurrection was the proof that God was satisfied. This book is about what Jesus’ d...

Timothy Paul Jones » Apologetics: Did Christians Create Their Faith Or Did the Faith Form Christians?

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Southern Seminary

timothypauljones.com - What factors actually formed the New Testament and the faith of the early church? Conspiratorial reconstructions suggest that church leaders selected texts that preserved and expanded their own pol...

Support the Mission

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Mars Hill Church

marshill.com - Mars Hill Global exists because of Jesus. The idea that one small bible study in a living room in Seattle would now literally reach around the world is something Pastor Mark Driscoll never could ha...

Resurgence Roundup, 4/18/14

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Resurgence

theresurgence.com - The weekly Resurgence Roundup brings together some of the most interesting content we’ve found online, as it pertains to the church and the people God has called us to reach. Keep in mind, we don’t...

Jesus Had a Wife, and I’ve Met Her

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Matthew Warner

nationalreview.com - Did Jesus have a wife? According to Karen L. King, an academic from Harvard, the answer might exist in the fragment of an ancient Coptic manuscript. On this slip of papyrus, Jesus is quoted as sayi...

SBTS Southern Blog » How Easter relates to suffering: five reflections on living in light of sin and evil – Part II

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Southern Seminary

sbts.edu - Third, in God’s plan of redemption, God not only demonstrates that he is sovereign over sin and evil, but also that in his sovereignty, holiness, justice, and grace he is rooting out sin and evil i...

Michigan Pastor Allegedly Stole Money From Church for Lavish Vacations

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The Christian Post

christianpost.com - A Michigan pastor allegedly embezzled several thousand dollars from his former church and spent the money on vacations with his wife. Gary Petersen, who formerly pastored at Wellspring Church in Hu...

TGC Mobile | Article

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Ligon Duncan

thegospelcoalition.org - […] recap of last week�s Together for the Gospel Conference, which took place in Louisville: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/thabitianyabwile/2014/04/15/t4g-14-debrief/. You can listen or watch...

The Costly Freedom of Redemption – Trevin Wax

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Trevin Wax

thegospelcoalition.org - This spring’s Gospel Project for Adults and Students leads participants through the “Atonement Thread,” which helps people put the Bible together to see how the theme of atonement runs from Genesis...

Internet Freedom Crackdown: China Jails Blogger, Shuts Down Sites

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Mashable

mashable.com - China is stepping up its long-running crackdown on Internet freedom this week, launching a new campaign to purge the web of porn while jailing a blogger for spreading "rumors" online. Qin Zhihui, a...

Jesus Said What?

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Explore God

exploregod.com - William Wilberforce, a great abolitionist and leader, wrote a passionate letter to his fifteen-year-old daughter to share the wisdom he had learned through his many years of fighting for the anti-s...

Americans Divided on the Importance of Church - Barna Group

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David Kinnaman

barna.org - March 25, 2014 — What, if anything, helps Americans grow in their faith? When Barna Group asked, people offered a variety of answers—prayer, family or friends, reading the Bible, having children—bu...

James Nored

I am a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and a minister. My website, the Missional Outreach Network, seeks to connect people & resources for Christ's mission.