Thursday, July 3, 2014

CT Direct - July 03, 2014


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Book Review
America's Founding May Not Have Been Christian, but It Sure Wasn't Anti-Christian
An atheist philosopher ignores religion's place in Revolutionary America.
Robert Tracy McKenzie

Did the American Revolution give birth to a republic founded on religion or on reason? Were the Founders Christian statesmen who cherished religion as the pillar of a free society? Or were they freethinking sons of the Enlightenment fashioning a secular public square?

Read America's Founding May Not Have Been Christian, but It Sure Wasn't Anti-Christian

How our country's religious freedoms might prompt us to care for immigrants.

The biggest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing us he didn't exist.


A film that desperately wants to be a modern-day E.T. falls woefully short.


(UPDATED) Trial of former youth leader revives debate over alleged abuse coverup at Sovereign Grace Ministries.


Christian hip-hop artists claim pop queen's "witchcraft" hit ripped off their song.


Beyond chick lit: Books actually worth reading and savoring during lazy summer days.


Wheaton College, six other organizations get temporary relief; 100 cases likely to be affected.


Meet the Christian leaders shaping the next generation of our faith.


We must be able to learn from friendly and unfriendly critics: both usually have something helpful to say.


Don't worry. Don't beat yourself up. The idyllic memories will come... eventually.


Want to lead your church to multiply and plant more churches, but you don't know where to start? Start here.



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