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The Russia investigation’s spectacular accumulation of lies - The Washington Post
What does public life look like without the constraining internal force of character — without the firm ethical commitments often (though not exclusively) rooted in faith? It looks like a presidential campaign unable to determine right from wrong and loyalty from disloyalty. It looks like an administration engaged in a daily assault on truth and convinced that might makes right. It looks like the residual scum left from retreating political principle — the worship of money, power and self-promoted fame. The Trumpian trinity.

But also: Power without character looks like the environment for women at Fox News during the reigns of Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly — what former network host Andrea Tantaros called “a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny.” It looks like Breitbart News’s racial transgressiveness, providing permission and legitimacy to the alt-right. It looks like the cruelty and dehumanization practiced by Dinesh D’Souza, dismissing the tears and trauma of one Roy Moore accuser as a “performance.” And it looks like the Christian defense of Moore, which has ceased to be recognizably Christian.

This may be the greatest shame of a shameful time. What institution, of all institutions, should be providing the leaven of principle to political life? What institution is specifically called on to oppose the oppression of children, women and minorities, to engage the world with civility and kindness, to prepare its members for honorable service to the common good?

A hint: It is the institution that is currently — in some visible expressions — overlooking, for political reasons, credible accusations of child molestation. Some religious leaders are willing to call good evil, and evil good, in service to a different faith — a faith defined by their political identity. This is heresy at best; idolatry at worst.
politics  christian 
yesterday by ayjay
The Increase | Beginning to Comprehend – Chris Maragos
Christian article by Eagles safety/special teams Chris Maragos about comprehending God's love for us.
Eagles  NFL  Christians_in_Sports  Maragos_Chris  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
yesterday by milligan00
The Increase | Kept in Perfect Peace – Mark Appel
Christian article by Phillies minor league pitcher Mark Appel about the peace of God.
Phillies  MLB  Christians_in_Sports  Appel_Mark  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
yesterday by milligan00
Warriors Stephen Curry to teach online basketball courses - Sports Spectrum Global
Christian article (with video) about Warriors guard Stephen Curry teaching online basketball courses.
Warriors  NBA  Christians_in_Sports  Curry_Stephen  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
yesterday by milligan00
How Romans 8:28 sparked Benjamin Watson's return from Achilles Injury - Sports Spectrum Global
Christian article about Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and the Bible verse that inspired his comeback from an Achilles injury last year.
Ravens  NFL  Christians_in_Sports  Watson_Ben  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
yesterday by milligan00
The death of Christianity in the U.S. – Baptist News Global
Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals. Evangelicalism ceased being a religious faith tradition following Jesus’ teachings concerning justice for the betterment of humanity when it made a Faustian bargain for the sake of political influence. The beauty of the gospel message — of love, of peace and of fraternity — has been murdered by the ambitions of Trumpish flimflammers who have sold their souls for expediency. No greater proof is needed of the death of Christianity than the rush to defend a child molester in order to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Evangelicals have constructed an exclusive interpretation which fuses and confuses white supremacy with salvation.
Christian  evangelical  Baptist  Jesus  Trump  *** 
2 days ago by Quercki
The Increase | Called to Simply Worship – Trey Burton
Christian article by Eagles tight end Trey Burton about being created to worship.
Eagles  NFL  Christians_in_Sports  Burton_Trey  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
2 days ago by milligan00
Christians in China swap Jesus posters with Xi Jinping: Report
The Yugan county in Jiangxi province has a large Christian community
Christian population in China is estimated to be around 90 million.
China  Christian  statistics  data 
3 days ago by thomas.kochi
If You Are Married to a Trump Supporter, Divorce Them
Supporting Trump at this point does not indicate a difference of opinions. It indicates a difference of values.

Values aren’t like hobbies or interests. They don’t change over time, and they more or less define who you are. Trump’s administration may have been, for some of us, a time when what we value has become much clearer to us.
Trump  Christian 
3 days ago by akmassey
The Increase | Know What You Believe – Steven Souza
Christian article by Rays outfielder Steven Souza about knowing what you believe.
Rays  MLB  Christians_in_Sports  SouzaJr._Steven  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
3 days ago by milligan00
49ers Marquise Goodwin grateful to God in midst of losing baby - Sports Spectrum Global
Christian article (with video) about 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin playing Sunday hours after he and his wife lost their unborn child.
49ers  NFL  Christians_in_Sports  Goodwin_Marquise  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
3 days ago by milligan00
Peabody Essex Museum Gets Set of Native American Artifacts
A noted collection of more than 150 Native American artifacts, including wampum belts and finely beaded ceremonial garb, will stay – for now — where it has been housed for almost 70 years, at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., officials announced Thursday.

The collection is owned by the Andover Newton Theological School, the country’s oldest seminary, but has long been housed at the museum.

The Native American items in question, mostly gathered in the 19th century by Christian missionaries, are part of a larger art collection numbering over 1,100 items that the seminary is now giving to the museum. The other items include 19th century photographs and embroidery from China

The school has been cited by federal regulators for failing to adequately follow a law designed to ensure the return of sacred and other special artifacts to Native American tribes.
native  american  artifacts  return  burial  christian  missionaries  Graves  Protection  and  Repatriation  Act  museums 
4 days ago by nynate17
The Dancing Saints - St. Gregory of Nyssa
The Dancing Saints icon is a monumental, surprising and powerful statement of faith for the ages, created by artist Mark Dukes with the people of St. Gregory’s. Completed in 2009, it wraps around the entire church rotunda, showing ninety larger-than life saints, four animals, stars, moons, suns and a twelve-foot tall dancing Christ.
art  christian 
5 days ago by raccoonnookkeeper
The Increase | A Joyful Noise – Matt Forte
Christian article by Jets runningback Matt Forte about making a joyful noise.
Jets  NFL  Christians_in_Sports  Forte_Matt  Christian  Sports_Spectrum 
6 days ago by milligan00

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