Trump says he’s fulfilled his promises to Christians, but he really means white evangelicals (By Washington Post)

1. Some white evangelicals may agree with Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, who said Trump is “the most faith-centric, pro-life president in our lifetime,” but the president still has some issues to address in responding to the diversity of Christianity in America.

2. While several evangelical leaders who were involved in Trump’s campaign say they have good access to the administration, Catholic bishops do not have “one sure avenue of contact” with White House officials, according to Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who said the bishops worked with the faith-based office in the past administration.

3. But despite claiming to have accomplished his mission, Trump and Vice President Pence have yet to deliver on some actions that conservative Christians who were not supportive of the Obama administration’s move to the left found attractive.

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How ministry leaders are encouraging young Christians to question why they believe (By The Tennessean)

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2. David Evans, director of envangelism for the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, started an apologetics conference three years ago to help believers find answers to challenging questions.

3. Pastor Brad Shockley, who leads Pleasant View First Baptist Church in Pleasant View, and his teenage daughter, Gracie Shockley, walked around the Adventure Science Center’s multistory gymnasium, waiting to watch Faulkner’s presentation on the Friday evening in mid-September.

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The forgotten Christians of Nigeria — faithful while enduring incredible persecution (By Fox News)

1. Speaking at a conference in London some years ago, Peter Akinola, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, boldly chastised the West:.

2. The World Health Organization considers Nigeria the most dangerous country in the world to travel by road and, brother, I can tell you they are right.

3. The good one that brings freedom, education, health care, and the eternal hope of Jesus Christ; and the bad one that uses every coercive power it possesses to bully the Third World into implementing permissive policies on abortion and homosexuality.

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What Trump did this week: Dueling wives, and an appeal to Christians (By The Guardian)

1. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Activists rally in front of the New York Times building on Sunday, 26 February 26, 2017.

2. Melania wasn’t the only one rising to the bait, after Corker responded to Trump’s weekend insults by tweeting memorably that the White House had become an “adult day care center” where “someone obviously missed their shift this morning”, then denied Trump’s claim about his endorsement and told the New York Times Trump might lead the US into “world war three”.

3. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Trump’s first wife, Ivana Trump, left, traded jabs with his third wife, Melania Trump, right Photograph: SEBASTIEN NOGIER / JIM LO SCALZO/EPA.

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Conservative Christians Express Frustration Toward Congressional Republicans (By NPR)

1. Allen says he’d like to see more insurgents like Moore run for Congress in 2018.

2. NPR’s Susan Davis reports they say Republicans in Congress aren’t doing enough to support President Trump.

3. At the Values Voters Summit, thousands of conservative Christians are expressing their simmering frustration toward Republicans in Congress for not doing enough to support President Trump.

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Jeffress calls on Christians to call ‘do-nothing Congress’ (By Fox News)

1. Remember, this is the same Hillary Clinton, she took literally millions in dollars in donations from countries that treat women horribly.

2. He said quote, what we don’t have is a proposal that changes our policy.

3. Look at what has happened since then.

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Christians facing worst persecution in history, report says (By Catholic Herald Online)

1. John Pontifex, who edited the report, said: “In terms of the numbers of people involved, the gravity of the crimes committed and their impact, it is clear that the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history.

2. Christians today face worse persecution than at any time in history, yet the UN and the international community are largely ignoring them, a new report says.

3. The report accuses the international community of failing to respond adequately to the violence, stating: “Governments in the West and the UN failed to offer Christians in countries such as Iraq and Syria the emergency help they needed as genocide got underway.

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Muslim refugees to US outnumbered by Christians in last 15 years (By Deseret News)

1. “Even with the recent rise in the number of Muslim refugees, far more Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted into the U. S. since fiscal 2002,” writes Phillip Connor, a senior researcher with Pew, in the new report.

2. As the Trump administration continues to enforce a travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority and other countries, a Pew Research Center report tracking the influx of displaced people finds that 47 percent of refugee arrivals in fiscal 2017 were Christian and 43 percent were Muslim.

3. WASHINGTON — Muslim refugees to the United States, whose numbers have recently increased, have still been far outpaced by Christians refugees over the last decade and a half.

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‘Hard faith’ film hits home with Christians swearing (By New York Post)

1. I think most people would agree that the phrase “oh my stars” (a fully acceptable fundamentalist substitution for profanity, by the way) probably wouldn’t be heard coming from any character in a story that follows two bitter and estranged brothers who are brought back together by their mother’s death, reunite with their abusive and alcoholic father and, while retracing their lives, find redemption and a hope and a faith in God.

2. While you might be going to see that G-rated film, your mere attendance at a movie theater could tempt others who don’t have your Disneyfied sensibilities and might watch something — anything — else.

3. Movieguide’s review argues that movies “don’t need to be filled with foul language, explicit sex, drug use and the like to reach out to people that aren’t walking with God.

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Queer Christians Respond To Jeff Sessions’ New ‘License To Discriminate’ (By HuffPost)

1. When discriminatory policy and the social climate that ensues become married to ‘Christian belief’ it isn’t just harmful to LGBTQ people, it is also devastating to the mission of church both by the deficit gifts and leadership of LGBTQ Christians within faith-based organizations it creates but more broadly in our overall witness to the world of what it means to follow Jesus as a body of believing people.

2. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of a part of the church turning on its own ― acting as if LGBTQ Christians do not exist or are invalid ― perpetuating years and years of harm.

3. “Both by the deficit gifts and leadership of LGBTQ Christians within faith-based organizations it creates, but more broadly in our overall witness to the world of what it means to follow Jesus as a body of believing people.

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