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Faith is Portrayed in Extremist Versions

Grantchester star James Norton criticizes trend for faith being portrayed as ‘exorcisms and cults’ (see article linked below)

Norton is right.   The only thing that makes headlines is critical stories of Christians as extremist or acting contrary to the “stereotype” of the faith.   I say stereotype because outsiders don’t truly understand Christian faith.   I can say that about many Christians as well.  Many are “Christian” in name or association only and not truly Christ followers.

Christ followers who know Jesus also know that the sin that they repented of is representative of the sin nature that resides inside and remains part of the battle fought by each striving Christ follower between goodness and evil.  That is nothing new, Jesus aptly depicted this battle: I came to give you (followers) abundant life, he (the evil one) came only to kill, to steal and to destroy (he destroys love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self control and anything righteous he can get his hands on).

We ARE broken people!   We ARE broken!  Wake up!  We have sinned and are so tiny when compared to the Glory of God.  We admit our sinfulness and lowliness.

Sidney Chambers is a realistic human being and also as a Christian or Christ follower.  He is real, authentic.  He has his weaknesses and they show vividly in the Grantchester series on PBS.

I’m not leaving out Judaism nor Islam.  Will cover them at a different time.

Watch Grantchester on PBS or Amazon Prime.

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Birth of Jesus Christ

Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd, I DO NOT want any other thing, being, NOTHING!  He is my ALL, my everything. I lie in His green pastures. I stand by His still, pristine waters.  Read more of this post

What A Beautiful Name!

How Can It Be?

Cry Out To Jesus

Rise Up!

Good, Good Father

We have such a good Father!

Play Christ in a Movie and Get Snubbed

Jim Caviezel says he was snubbed by Hollywood after playing Jesus in ‘The Passion of the Christ’ but would still love to be in the sequel.

Mel Gibson directs actor Jim Caviezel in ‘The Passion of the Christ.’20th Century Fox

Actor Jim Caviezel opens up about the rejection he faced from Hollywood after his role as Jesus Christ, in Mel Gibson’s biblical epic “The Passion of the Christ.”
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90,000 Christians Killed a Year?

Christian martyrdom may be the world’s most underreported story. But if a study conducted by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity is true, we are in the midst of a terrible international pogrom against Christians,  with 90,000 reportedly killed a year because of their faith.

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity has done extensive research on Christian martyrdom, both historical and contemporary. We estimate that between 2005 and 2015 there were 900,000 Christian martyrs worldwide—an average of 90,000 per year.

That’s a stunning number that doesn’t include the Christians imprisoned or otherwise persecuted.

This should be the subject of headlines and calls to action. Instead, well, you know.

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Persecution of Christians in 2016