Marco Rubio Leads in Poll of Evangelicals; Donald Trump Ties with Hillary Clinton

World magazine is regularly polling 103 leaders/insiders regarding their views of the 2016 presidential contenders. This month Marco Rubio and  Carly Fiorina gained ground among the poll participants.Rubio was considered first choice by 34.5% of the participants while Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Fiorina and John Kasich round out the top five. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each got two votes to tie with 2.3% of the participants. Eighty-one percent said they would not vote for Trump, tops among GOP … [Read more...]

Citing Mid-Life Crisis and New Focus from God, Robert Morris Will Cut Back Preaching at Gateway Church

Poor Robert Morris. He is getting old and has a hard time preaching the same 35 minute sermon three times in a weekend. Guess we should rename Saturday and Sunday "the weakend."Morris began his sermon at the 12:30 Sunday service by confiding with the crowd that he and the elders decided to leave it up to Morris if he will preach at just the 4pm Saturday service and one other or just at 4pm on Saturday. Later in the sermon he confided more that one reason he might not be able to preach on … [Read more...]

Jerusalem Post Chides Mike Huckabee for Holocaust Analogy

Adding to the fallout over Mike Huckabee's ill-advised comparison of the Iran nuclear treaty to the Holocaust, the Jerusalem Post rebuked the GOP presidential hopeful earlier today.Certainly, the Israelis oppose the Iran deal but lament that Huckabee's comment make it harder to secure the opposition necessary to derail it. The Post says: As for sense, Huckabee’s comment just made it tougher for Israel and its allies in Washington to round up Democratic votes needed to override a p … [Read more...]

Donald Trump Shall Become the Trumpet: My Entry for Best Article in the “Wait, This Isn’t Parody?” Category

If I was of a mind to write a parody of a Charismatic minister writing about Donald Trump, an article like this would have been a good result.Writing for Charisma Magazine's Prophetic Insight section, "prophetic minister" Jeremiah Johnson compared Donald Trump to Cyrus in the Bible. Referring to Trump or someone like him, Johnson says: Could God not use the wicked and ungodly to bring about His plans and purposes thousands of years ago and can He not still do the same thing again, … [Read more...]

Faith Christian Church Student Groups Cleared by University of Arizona, Banned by UA Religious Council, Looking for New Home

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The Arizona Daily Star is reporting that the Faith Christian Church, accused of being a cult by former members, is now without a building for services. The Star also disclosed that the University of Arizona found no violations of the student conduct code in the operation of FCC's student groups on campus. The action by UA doesn't relate to the church nor does it prevent the school's University Religious Council from keeping the church's student groups from membership.In March, Tucson, AZ … [Read more...]

Breaking: Pakistani Supreme Court Stays the Execution of Asia Bibi

Pakistani journalists are tweeting that Asia Bibi's execution has been stayed. See below:A three member #SC bench accepts Aasia Be Be's appeal against her blasphemy conviction and put a stay on execution. #dunyatv— Ajmal Jami (@ajmaljami) July 22, 2015Ajmal Jami is a correspondent for Dunyan News.I will add details and additional confirmation as it becomes available. Here is another news report about the stay of execution. And this from Dawn News also confirms the … [Read more...]

Prayers for Asia Bibi; Appeal Set for July 22

According to this Christian Today report, Christian housewife and mother Asia Bibi has one more chance for freedom. See also this report from the British-Pakistani Christian Association which provided the basis for the CT report.Even if she is released, there are reports of a $5000 bounty for her life.I recall many efforts to secure her freedom, from a British legislator to the mayor of Paris to the Pope.Islamabad, Pakistan is nine hours ahead of us so it will be Wednesday very soon. … [Read more...]

Tony Anthony: Reframing the Tiger


Remember Kung Fu Kristian Tony Anthony? He's back with a recycled book. Mark Woods at Christian Today is on the case.The Guardian called Anthony a "serial fantasist." I can think of a couple of other folks described by that phrase.Well, he's back with an edited book which he says is substantially the same.  Buyer beware. … [Read more...]