Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
by Tim Ellsworth BOSTON (BP) Oct. 24, 2018 — Luis Ortiz stepped into the shadow of the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston 25 years ago to make his Major League debut with the Red Sox. His career as a player, shortened by injuries and a playing field that wasn’t always level, never blossomed. In an era when steroids abounded, Ortiz refused to take shortcuts to success. Tuesday night (Oct. 23), Ortiz stepped onto the field in Fenway Park once more, this time as the assistant hitting coach forRead More
Politics is important for most evangelicals
by Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) Oct. 23, 2018 — Politics is important for most evangelicals, but not so important that they question the faith of those who vote differently from them, a new study shows. A new survey from LifeWay Research sponsored by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College explored the voting habits and political motivations of three groups of Americans: evangelicals by belief, self-identified evangelicals and those who are not evangelical by belief or self-identity. The survey was conducted May 9-16. Evangelicals by belief — those who holdRead More
"You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free."
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable unto you, my Lord, and my Redeemer. Thoughts of a Lutheran Pastor on Reformation Day The scriptures below from John 8: 32, have a special place in my heart, because of my personal experiences. “You will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” Before I was called to faith by the power of the Gospel, I had not onlyRead More
Know Thy Muslim Neighbor!
Recent reports of a Chicago computer engineer and naturalized citizen from Iraq charged with using social media to recruit operatives for the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and encourage others to carry out terrorist attacks in the West is a reminder that more needs to be done to respond to the threat of Islamic extremism tempting U.S. Muslims. Ashraf Al Safoo, 34 moved to Chicago in 2008, faces a count of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege Al SafooRead More