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A Story of Augustine and White Slaves of Kent

 By Pastor Benjamin Glaser - Posted at Thoughts From Parson Farms: Folks take a little bit of Native American spirituality, Celtic ways, and old Germanic folk-tales mixed with incense and booze and call it a lifestyle when all it represents is a grasping in darkness and believing in whatever you pull out. Historical Background in How to Deal With the Rising Tide of Paganism Howdy! The winter season has come a little early here to South Carolina. We had our first frost last week and there was snow spotted in the mountains on the last day of October. It’s currently 38 degrees as I type. As a young man I loved cold weather and relished the blessings which came with it, mainly skiing and ice skating. However, as I have grown older summer has become moreso my favorite time of year when it comes to temps and times. Being warm has its privileges. Yet it is the closing of the calendar when the fun holidays start ringing their bells. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year each have th

Breakpoint: 'The Atrocities of Hamas and the Reality of Evil'

By John Stonestreet and Timothy D. Padgett Published October 10, 2023 Examining different worldviews of evil and why we must work and pray to bring God’s right understanding in this moment.  On Saturday morning, October 7 , in a highly coordinated attack on Israel, the Islamic terrorist group Hamas fired thousands of rockets, overwhelming the nation’s Iron Dome defense system, and sent hundreds of heavily armed militants, breaching the border. In addition to soldiers at military outposts, civilians, including women and children, were also targeted, in neighborhoods, at bus stops, and at public events. By the end of the day, at least 900 Israelis had been killed and 100 kidnapped, making it the worst day of slaughter of Jews since the Holocaust. Images and videos poured in from the attack, documenting atrocities that are difficult to stomach. Though some have likened this to 9/11, as Joel Rosenberg pointed out, for Israel’s population of fewer than 10 million, 900 killed is equivalent

Christian Post: 'At least 11 Americans killed in Hamas attacks on Israel; report says Iran plotted the assault'

Israeli emergency responders inspect the site of a rocket attack in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on October 9, 2023. Israel relentlessly pounded the Gaza Strip early Monday as fighting raged with Hamas around the Gaza Strip and the death toll from the war surged above 1,100.  AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images By Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor Update at 4:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 9, 2023:  The death toll rose to at least 11 American citizens killed in Hamas' attacks on Israel Saturday. It's also believed that Americans are among those being held hostage by the terrorist group. In a statement released by the White House on Monday, President Joe Biden said: “As we continue to account for the horrors of the appalling terrorist assault against Israel this weekend and the hundreds of innocent civilians who were murdered, we are seeing the immense scale and reach of this tragedy. Sadly, we now know that at least 11 American citizens were among those killed — many of who