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Interview – Why Megan and Grace Phelps left Westboro Baptist Church

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The following is an interview CBC's Jian Ghomeshi did with Megan and Grace Phelps-Roper and David Abitbol. If you have followed this story at all, I would encourage you to listen to this interview. I found it very moving at times as you can hear the heart of Megan and Grace come through as they speak.Doctrine matters. What we say online matters. Megan started questioning the doctrines of Westboro Baptist from a conversation on Twitter. Let this be a reminder to all of us when we are … [Read more...]

Westboro Baptist No More – A Story of Grace

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In November, Megan and Grace Phelps, two daughters of Brent and Shirley Phelps and Granddaughters of Fred Phelps left Westboro Baptist Church. For those who don't know, Megan took the initiative and brought Westboro Baptist to the social media realm. She was the first in her family to go on Twitter, and was one of the prominent figures of the church. The bold decision she made to leave wasn't easy as she shares with a reporter: Mostly, the tears have subsided—“in public, anyway,” she says one af … [Read more...]

Gospel Joy

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God is the God of all grace - 'grace that does everything for man who deserves nothing', and joy is at the heart of grace. Grace is God saving sinful man. Joy is his delight and pleasure in doing so. This he shares with the sinner he saves. In the Greek the word for grace is charis and for joy the word is chara - these show clearly their affinity with each other. Where grace comes it brings the joy of the Lord and as we ask for and receive more grace we experience more joy. Joy is that … [Read more...]

The Same Grace As Ray Lewis

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The intriguing thing for me is non-Christians are beating Ray Lewis up for quoting scripture and the Christians are beating him up because “uhh, well, uhh, maybe because, he’s a guy who says he’s been changed by the power of Jesus, quoting scripture the best he can, sharing inspiration every chance he gets, representing shirts with scripture, the first words out of his mouth after winning the Super Bowl being scripture, because he’s got a past, he admits he used to be stupid and immature, he’s tr … [Read more...]

Quit Talking About Abortion

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Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from my brother, Brendan McCaskell. Brendan is finishing up his B.A. in Business Administration and Biblical Studies at Canadian Mennonite University. He is also a youth pastor at City Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Find his blog at Reformed Ramblings.I grew up in small town of 1000 people. On Easter Sunday my church would push 100. When I was in high school a friend of mine from youth group, Alice (not her real name) got pregnant. News of this spread q … [Read more...]

Dazzled with Grace

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My family is taking a step of faith and moving 17 hours away from the rest of our family. We will be moving to help out a church plant and I will be doing some more bible schooling. A week or so ago, our only car, that is actually quite new (2011) had a check engine light come on. This car has two degrees of "check engine". It has one that is the typical, get your car checked whenever you can and the other is "engine malfunction: service now". Clearly the latter is more significant, and that … [Read more...]


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