The Stream -> NAACP’s Rev. Barber Says Praying for Trump ‘Borders on Heresy’

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The Stream -> NAACP’s Rev. Barber Says Praying for Trump ‘Borders on Heresy’

July 20, 2017
Leading Jesuit Condemns Pro-Life Movement, Trump Voters and Conservatives
John Zmirak
July 17, 2017

Yes, you read that headline right. Just such an editorial appeared last week in the Jesuit magazine La Civilta Cattolica. It might quickly be forgotten, except that the magazine has quasi-official status. Its contents need approval from the Holy See’s Secretariat of State.

The column offers variety. It contains the most boot-licking flattery to appear outside of North Korea in many years (aimed at Pope Francis). It spices that up with malicious and culpable falsehoods. There’s no way to prettify it. The column is a sustained effort of slander. Who were the targets? They were many.

NAACP’s Rev. Barber Says Praying for Trump ‘Borders on Heresy’
Al Perrotta
July 18, 2017

Last Monday, President Trump’s Faith Advisory Council gathered in the Oval Office and prayed over our nation’s leader. The moment appeared in a photo that quickly went viral and may well become one of the iconic images of Trump’s term.

Yet to hear the Rev. William Barber II tell it, the prayer was far from divine. Rev. Barber told MSNBC’s AM Joy Saturday morning the prayer was “theological malpractice bordering on heresy.”

We should mention the fact that Barber is North Carolina NAACP President and was a fiery supporter of Hillary Clinton. Apparently, if the choice is standing on Scripture or standing on Donald Trump’s neck, he’s all for the latter.

Out of the Dust: One Couple’s Journey Through Heartache to Redemption
Nancy Flory
July 17, 2017

Chris and Stephanie Teague seemed to have it all together. High school sweethearts, they married young and had a bright future ahead. No one knew that Chris was living a double life. And when his double life was exposed, their marriage ended.

Their story doesn’t end there, though. In an interview with The Stream, they explained that God’s redemptive hand was already at work — and brought them back to healing and wholeness.

Now they share their story through music born out of their journey.

Post-Christian No More: The Western World Has Its Own Gods Now
Tom Gilson
July 15, 2017

For decades now, Christian thinkers have been describing Europe and North America as “post-Christian.” It was accurate for a while, but the time has come to retire the term.

A word like “post-Christian” was never destined to last long in the first place. Great cultures aren’t known by what they used to be, but by what they are. (Who calls medieval Europe post-pagan?) It made sense, for a few decades, to describe Western culture in terms of the Christianity it was leaving behind. But now a new faith has swept the old one totally aside.


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