Oregon Christian Bakers Pay $135K Fine to Lesbian Couple for Refusing to Make Gay Wedding Cake

An Oregon Christian couple have paid the state-ordered $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to bake a wedding cake for their same-sex ceremony earlier this year.

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Texas Chick-fil-A Locations Open Sunday to Deliver Free Food for Tornado Victims

Despite the fact that Christian fast-food chain Chick-fil-A is notorious for being closed on Sundays, several Texas locations operated on Sunday to prepare and distribute free food to victims impacted by the deadly tornadoes that created havoc and destruction throughout the state.

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5 Incredible Reminders Amid Tragedy in My Hometown

A storm producing multiple tornadoes touched down in Ovilla, Garland, Rowlett, Copeville and Blue Ridge. Sadly, there would be 11 fatalities, dozens of injuries, hundreds of homes destroyed, thousands of people displaced and millions of dollars in damage.

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7 Traits of Churches With Increasing Per Member Giving

One of the key metrics of financial giving in a church is per member giving: What is the average giving per member or per attendee? Per member giving is often masked by fluctuations in attendance and membership. The most effective measure is to calculate the average giving per member.

Opinion

Is Gun Control a Christian Issue?

My views on the issue are informed, I hope, by my conscience as a Christian, which is to be shaped by Scripture and the church. But it is not a "Thus saith the Lord" command with the authority of Scripture.

Opinion

God Is Shaking Earth and Heaven

I believe what applies to me personally, also applies to God's cosmic purpose. Change is inevitable. But if we can see that none of it is random or happenstance, then we should have no fear about tomorrow. God is there!

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Be a Prisoner of Hope

God is good. And He has a good plan for each of our lives. No matter what may be going on right now, God's plan is unfolding.

Opinion

Would Any Famous Person Suffer for You?

Americans love their celebrities. It's ingrained in us it seems from very early on. Actors, athletes, and musicians are continually lifted up to an almost godlike status in our culture. This is especially true for those celebrities who are at the pinnacle of their profession.

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