Missouri Teen Who Nearly Drowned Isn’t Alive Because of a Miracle

A couple of weeks ago, three 14-year-old boys nearly drowned in Missouri’s Lake Sainte Louise. One of them, John Smith (below), had no pulse when he arrived at a local hospital and his prognosis wasn’t good. When Dr. Kent Sutterer told John’s mother she should prepare to say goodbye, she began praying… and then something incredible happened:

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Pastor’s Wife, a Homemaker, Says Moms Who Work Are Blasphemers and Sinners

Hannah Colley Giselbach is a 25-year-old preacher’s wife from Kentucky who chooses to be a stay-at-home mom. Nothing wrong with that. I can respect her choice, just as I respect the choice of parents (not just moms) who choose a full-time job. (Someone‘s got to ensure the family is kitted out with diapers, baby formula, and healthcare coverage.)

Giselbach, though, doesn’t share my thumbs-up to either choice, she writes on her blog. Only stay-at-home moms have chosen the correct path. Married women who work? They’re just cursing God’s word.

If I’m unloving, indiscreet, unchaste, disobedient to my husband… and if I’m not a homemaker, I, by my own actions, may cause the Word to be blasphemed. Directly or indirectly, I partake in this sad and sinful scenario.

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A Conservative Christian Finally Admits His Faith Makes No Sense

It was scary. Yesterday, I finally found myself nodding along to an article on Charisma:

From an outside observer’s standpoint, Christianity is kind of absurd.

Think about it. We believe in an invisible man who lived over 2,000 years ago in a series of backwater towns in the Middle East, was killed by some religious zealots, and then was magically raised from the dead three days later, after which he floated up into the sky and disappeared, thus becoming the invisible man we now believe in and pin all our hopes to. Oh, and on top of that, we believe in other invisible beings: angels and demons — who are all around us, helping and influencing us. Meanwhile, another invisible Spirit (the Holy Spirit) is constantly at work behind the scenes around the earth, keeping the whole thing straight and intervening whenever He can.

When put that way, even I think it sounds crazy.

That’s from Christian author/filmmaker Darren Wilson… so you know this article — which made sense for a Charisma-record two paragraphs — is about to turn.

So why does Wilson believe this nonsense?

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Canadian Supreme Court Wisely Overturns Ban on Physician-Assisted Suicide in Certain Situations

The Canadian Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that patients with severe medical problems can (soon) legally ask their doctors to help end their lives. While it may take some people aback, this is a compassionate and courageous move that will allow people who are suffering to end life on their own terms:

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Mad Bill Donohue Demands Apology From Obama For the President’s Mention of the Crusades and the Inquisition

Trapped in a perpetual state of agitation and pique, Catholic League president Bill Donohue can no more swear off being angry than he can avoid moving his bowels.

He produced another steamer yesterday, regarding the National Prayer Breakfast, where President Obama condemned Islamic terrorism with these words:

“From a school in Pakistan to the streets of Paris, we have seen violence and terror perpetrated by those who profess to stand up for faith, professed to stand up for Islam, but, in fact, are betraying it.”

That’s not the problem; Donohue agrees with that. But what Obama said next made him turn purple.

“Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

Seems factual enough, right? Not to Donohue. He calls that sentence “ignorant,” “astounding,” and “pernicious” — and he demands an apology.

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