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A New Perspective on Cyrus—Respect!

A New Perspective on Cyrus—Respect!

  The citizens of the United States of America have spent the last eight years observing the overt rejection of the decision to elect Barack Hussain Obama to the office of President of the United States (POTUS). Many sat idly as disrespectful commentary by national news reporters called the President by his first name, participated […]

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Why I Rejoiced When The Flag Came Down!

Why I Rejoiced When The Flag Came Down!

The South Carolina decision to remove the Confederate Flag from the State House was an important and timely decision. It was right to do in memory of Pastor Clementa Pinckney and his denomination’s struggle against racism. It was right to do because of the insensitivity it would have shown to the families of the other […]

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Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless! Part I

Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless! Part I

This past Memorial Day weekend marked a historic uptick in violence in many US cities. Three cities seem to symbolize our national woes the most – Baltimore, Chicago, and Ferguson. In Baltimore 9 people were killed and 29 shot. Chicago marked 12 killed and 44 wounded. The police in Baltimore and the other cities seem […]

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Supreme Court Declared War on the Church!

Supreme Court Declared War on the Church!

I am disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to change the definition of the institution of marriage for the entire United States. A major aspect of my disappointment is that the court did not let the people decide at the state level. Instead, the Supreme Court has imposed its decision about this issue on the entire nation, […]

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Lecrae Confesses Past Abortion; Opens Dialogue on Abortion in Urban Communities

Lecrae Confesses Past Abortion; Opens Dialogue on Abortion in Urban Communities

GRAMMY-winning rapper Lecrae continues to push boundaries and open dialogue. Recently Lecrae participated in a 30-minute conversation with preacher/author, John Piper and John Ensor, President of the pregnancy help ministry, PassionLife. During the conversation, Lecrae recounted his personal experience as a young Christian struggling to find his way when his girlfriend at the time became pregnant. […]

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The State of Marriage After 6-26-2013

The State of Marriage After 6-26-2013

Much has been spoken and written about the U.S. Supreme Court marriage decisions in the hours since they were revealed. Here are four thoughts to clarify the state of marriage after the rulings: 1. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Died A Moral Death. In United States v. Windsor (the DOMA case), Justice Kennedy, writing […]

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Joshua Dubois steps down as President Obama’s Director of Faith-Based Partnerships

Joshua Dubois steps down as President Obama’s Director of Faith-Based Partnerships

Besides Michelle Obama, there has been another person who has been there to encourage President Obama since the beginning of his presidency in 2009: Joshua Dubois. The Nashville, TN native recently resigned as  Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Aside from the long […]

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Do Guns, Schools & Prayer Mix?

Do Guns, Schools & Prayer Mix?

“The fact that we can\’t prevent every act of violence doesn\’t mean we can\’t steadily reduce the violence.” President Barack Obama declared just 5 days after the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Just weeks later, a 15-year-old girl, Hadiya Pendleton—who had one week earlier performed at the Presidential inauguration—was fatally shot by stray bullets while standing on […]

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President Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech (Transcript In Its Entirety)

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address on Monday, January 21, 2013. Here is the speech as it was prepared to be delivered in its entirety. In several places President Obama addressed hot button moral issues critical to our nation’s moral direction. We’ve highlighted aspects of the speech below. Please leave your comments! What […]

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“What\’s Going On, Really?”

“What\’s Going On, Really?”

The 1971 classic hit may have summed it up best with “What\’s Going On?” On the heels of a polarized election, it\’s a relevant question since—even though the election is over, America’s charged political civil war continues. What\’s going on with the church and politics? “The church has a responsibility to bring to bear the […]

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