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1 Corinthians 7:17-23 | Use Your Freedom | Independent Baptist This video is a sermon preached from 1 Corinthians 7:17-23. The topic of the message is spiritual liberty. The premise is that we must use the freedom God has ...
Romans 8:1-2 | Glorious Liberty | Independent Baptist This message from Romans 8:1-2 deals with the freedom that belongs to the Christian. For more resources visit http://www.puyallupbaptistchurch.com.
Murmuration (Official Video) by Sophie Windsor Clive & Liberty Smith


Murmuration - it is something amazing to see.
No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, tens of thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland.
The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations,
having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter's frigid bite.
Scientists aren't sure how they do it, either.
The starlings' murmurations are manifestations of swarm intelligence, which in different contexts is practiced by schools of fish, swarms of bees and colonies of ants.
As far as I am aware, even complex algorithmic models haven't yet explained the starlings' aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds' quicksilver reaction time of fewer than 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions and predators in the giant flock.
Two young women were out for a late afternoon canoe ride and fortunately one of them remembered to bring her video camera. What they saw was a wonderful murmuration display, caught in this too-short video.
BR Lakin - Two White Horses (Part 1 of 3) BR Lakin - Two White Horses from the Liberty Channel "Pulpit Classic" Series.
BR Lakin - Two White Horses (Part 2 of 3) BR Lakin - Two White Horses from the Liberty Channel "Pulpit Classic" Series.
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How can students in public schools exercise their constitutional religious liberty rights? In part three of our “Back to School” Facebook Live series, FRC policy experts Sarah Perry and Travis Weber discuss this important question. Here is a summary of some key points from this discussion:The First Amendment to the Constitution is the basis for religious liberty, particularly in its “free speech” and “free exercise” protections.The much talked-about “wall of separation” between church and state that is often misrepresented in our current culture is derived from the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which states that the government cannot mandate one faith that people must follow. This notion has often been misapplied to exclude any religious mention or prayer from the public square. In reality, the intent of the Establishment Clause is much more limited—it was meant to protect the “free exercise” of all religions by not “establishing” one religion in particular.Two principles should be kept in mind when considering whether an activity is protected by the free expression of religion in a public school setting: 1) is religion being treated equally with non-religion in any particular situation, and 2) is the religious activity or expression student-led or initiated?If a student is confronted for and prohibited from wearing a cross necklace, for example, the first step is to establish the facts of the incident. Parents can then take their concerns to the teacher or other official who is involved in the situation. If the situation is not addressed satisfactorily at the school level, public advocacy groups such as FRC, Alliance Defending Freedom, and First Liberty Institute should be contacted in order to draw attention to the situation through the media and for legal advice.The Religious Viewpoints Anti-Discrimination Act was recently passed in Florida, prompted by two incidents of blatant religious liberty violation in which a student was commanded to remove their cross necklace, and another incident in which a student was reprimanded for reading a Bible during their free time.The Supreme Court established in Town of Greece v. Galloway that public prayer in a local government setting is constitutional in accord with the Establishment Clause, which means that public school employees like football coach Joe Kennedy should be allowed to take a knee in prayer at a football game.A school is permitted to keep order in their environments by limiting rights only when they materially and substantially disrupt the learning environment. Broadly speaking, however, this applies in very limited circumstances.Religious clubs must be permitted to operate in the same way as non-religious clubs in public school settings.During school, students have the right to pray as they want in a moment of silence and during lunch, read their Bibles, share their faith, hand out literature, and do other religious activities as long as they are not disrupting the school environment.Public school teachers, coaches, and officials are seen as representatives of the government and cannot set forth a principle of religion that people must follow. In their private time “off the clock” while at school, they can engage in any religious activities they choose.If teachers are unsure about the legality of a religious activity they want to engage in at school, they should seek legal advice before engaging in the activity in order to be safe from having litigation filed against them by a parent or the school.View the full video to find out more.
Dear Friends,In discussing the “problem of pain,” author Joe Heschmeyer recently wrote that “…the whole story of the Fall is that things aren’t how they ought to be, how they aren’t how they were intended to be, and how we’re the ones who screwed them up. You can read that story in Genesis, or watch it on the nightly news.” Bishop Robert Barron summed up this state of affairs concisely: “The human race is best characterized as a dysfunctional spiritual family, all of us having been marked from birth by the effects of sin. Sin has found its way into every aspect of human life, personally and institutionally. We would be hopelessly naïve to think otherwise.”Atheists often argue that it is absurd to believe in God when there is so much “dysfunction,” suffering, and pain in the world. But as Heschmeyer points out, if there is no God, what can possibly account for all of the beauty in the world? He illustrates this by quoting the musician Joanna Newsom as she discussed what she was going through while recording an album:“The thing that I was experiencing and dwelling on the entire time is that there are so many things that are not OK and that will never be OK again,” says Newsom. “But there’s also so many things that are OK and good that sometimes it makes you crumple over with being alive. We are allowed such an insane depth of beauty and enjoyment in this lifetime. It’s what my dad talks about sometimes. He says the only way that he knows there’s a God is that there’s so much gratuitous joy in this life. And that’s his only proof. There’s so many joys that do not assist in the propagation of the race or self-preservation. There’s no point whatsoever. They are so excessively, mind-bogglingly joy-producing that they distract from the very functions that are supposed to promote human life. They can leave you stupefied, monastic, not productive in any way, shape or form. And those joys are there and they are unflagging and they are ever-growing…”This is part of what makes our Creator so amazing. Not only did He give us “a Savior, someone who can break into our dysfunction from the outside and heal us” (Bishop Barron’s words), He also gives us moments of “gratuitous joy” as we make our way through this earthly life. May we be forever thankful for this gift freely given to us, and may we freely give of ourselves in return.Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesCan a Christian Serve as a Judge Anymore? – Travis WeberHow the Left Uses Fake Science to Advance Its AgendaWill FEMA Treat Churches Fairly? – Travis WeberThe Rights that Students and Parents Have to Challenge Transgender PoliciesAdvice for Parents On Challenging Transgender Policies in Public SchoolsMasterpiece Cakeshop Attorneys File Merits Brief with the Supreme Court – Travis Weber Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareWhy religious liberty matters for creativity – Jason Thacker, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionFaith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA – Paul Singer, USA TodayWhat It’s Like to Be Smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center – Carol M. Swain, The Wall Street JournalSenate Democrats show off their anti-religious bigotry – Michael Gerson, The Washington PostMedia should not embrace far-left 'poverty' law firm – Colorado Springs GazetteWill the IRS investigate the SPLC on taxes? – Judson Phillips, The Washington TimesNon-Profit Leaders Call on Media to Stop Citing Southern Poverty Law Center – Liberty McArtor, The StreamCalifornia bill seeks to punish ‘misgendering’ with jail time – Mary Rezac, Crux3 Texas Churches Sue FEMA Over Policy Banning Churches From Receiving Harvey Disaster Relief – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostDemocratic Congressman Says He's Introducing A Bill To Punish Campus 'Hate Speech' – Emily Zanotti, The Daily WireUK Speaker: Same-Sex Marriage Won’t Be ‘Proper’ Until Churches Can’t Opt Out – Tyler O’Neil, PJ MediaU.S. Senators Revive Anti-Catholic Bigotry To Intimidate Religious People – Paul C. Binotto, The Federalist'Attacks on Religious Liberty' in US Increased 133 Percent in Last 5 Years: Report – Samuel Smith, The Christian Post"Free to Believe"Judge Suspends City’s Ban of Farmers Over Their Marriage Views – Kelsey Harkness, The Daily Signal4 Key Arguments We Are Making to Defend Jack Phillips at the Supreme Court – Sarah Kramer, Alliance Defending FreedomThey Serve Gay Clients All The Time. So Why Won’t They Cater A Same-Sex Wedding? – Josh Shepherd, The FederalistYour Beliefs Are No Longer Allowed – Taylor Lewis, American ThinkerProfessors told to report students who make campus ‘less inclusive’ to Behavior Assessment Team – Andrew Johnson, The College FixInternational Religious FreedomWhat’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage? – David Sergeant, The Spectator AustraliaCatholic Priest Released After 18 Months’ Captivity – Elise Harris, National Catholic RegisterFulani herdsmen kill 20 Christians in Nigeria – Onize Ohikere, WORLD LifeAbortionWhen Planned Parenthood closes, women find real health care at hundreds of other clinics – Rebecca Downs, Live ActionPodcast: Pro-life apologetics; Arguments from reason that align with scripture – Scott Klusendorf, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionRed State-Blue State Abortion Divide Deepens – Brian Fraga, National Catholic Register5 new scientific discoveries that show what’s happening to the child in the womb – Kristi Burton Brown, Live ActionCan We Stop an International Roe v. Wade? – Stefano Gennarini, Public DiscourseU.S. Blasts UNFPA Support for China’s Birth Control Policy – Susan Yoshihara, C-FamWhy the pro-choice side is afraid of giving women the choice of abortion pill reversal – Marcie Little, Live ActionOne last chance to defund Planned Parenthood may lie in the Senate’s hands – Susan Michelle-Hanson, Live ActionAdoptionPodcast: Are you mentally healthy enough? Preparing for adoption’s hardships – Sharen Ford, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionBioethicsThe American Medical Association vs. Human Nature – Philip Hawley, Jr., Public DiscourseDoctor wants D.C.’s assisted suicide law repealed: A ‘right to die’ soon creates a ‘duty to die’ – Cassy Fiano, Live ActionThe Contagion of Euthanasia and the Corruption of Compassion – Arthur Goldberg and Shimon Cowen, Public DiscourseObamacareAfter Experiencing British And U.S. Health Care, This Family Says Single-Payer Is Abominable – Jayme Metzgar, The Federalist FamilyEconomics/EducationAs Workers Expect Less, Job Satisfaction Rises – Lauren Weber, The Wall Street JournalThis is why a growing number of teachers want more lessons on religion in school – Kelsey Dallas, Deseret NewsHow a Democratic New York City Councilwoman Became a Crusader for School Choice – Eva Moskowitz, National ReviewA Debt Crisis Is Coming, and We’re All to Blame – Walter E. Williams, The Daily SignalFive Facts About Families and Poverty – Alysse ElHage, Family StudiesMarriageNew research says this kind of daily prayer can change your marriage – Calah Alexander, AleteiaHow to Align Your Dreams as a Couple – Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley, Focus on the FamilyAre You ‘Not Yet Married’? – Marshall Segal, Desiring GodThe Infectious Effects of Divorce and Marriage – Luma Simms, Family StudiesAs U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens – Kim Parker and Renee Stepler, Pew Research CenterFaith/Character/CultureWhy Our Obsession With TV Antiheroes Is Destroying Our Souls – Georgi Boorman, The FederalistThe Secret Power of Family Work – Jenet Erickson, Family StudiesDoes The Immaterial Exist? – Joe Heschmeyer, Word On FireWhy religion is not going away and science will not destroy it – Peter Harrison, AeonOvercoming Our Smartphone Addiction – Christopher O. Blum and Joshua P. Hochschild, CrisisIf You Want to Live Truly, Learn to Die Daily – Liz Wann, Desiring GodHuman SexualityOversexed ed – Emily Belz, WORLDParents pull children from prestigious school after transgender ‘indoctrination’ in kindergarten – Bradford Richardson, The Washington TimesHow The Transgender Crusade Made Me Rethink My Support For Gay Marriage – Bethany Mandel, The FederalistMislabeled sex ed – Emily Belz, WORLDWhy I Don’t Use Female Pronouns For My Transgender Brother – Michael Booker, The FederalistSex, Sanity and Beliefs That ‘Live Loudly’ Within Us – Archbishop Charles Chaput, National Catholic RegisterWhat science really has to say about sexuality and gender – Joe Carter, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionHuman TraffickingHuman-Trafficking Fighters Hope for Lift From Proposed New Legislation – Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic RegisterGoogle and Sex Traffickers Like Backpage.com – Nicholas Kristof, The New York TimesA Pivotal New Goal: Shedding Light on the Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Men – Katherine Blakeman, National Center on Sexual ExploitationPornographyWhat I told my 7-year-old when he asked what porn was – Matt Fradd, AleteiaDr. Sharon Cooper, MD Discusses How Pornography Harms Children – Katherine Blakeman, National Center on Sexual ExploitationWhy Watching Porn Leaves You Feeling Lonelier Than Before – Fight the New Drug
I am thankful I do not have to answer to an “editor” here on the Website! If I feel led of the Lord to “linger” in a chapter, I have liberty to do so! And that’s certainly been the case in Joshua chapter 3. And the “meandering” continues another day! Watch with me verses 7 […]
Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: For I seek thy precepts. Most people want to think that the Bible, God, God's Word limit real living. They want to think of the Bible as restricting, as taking away freedom but that is not the lesson the Bible teaches about itself. God's Word gives freedom. When I want to please God, do things the way He wants me to then I walk at liberty. Real life is found in Christ. Read freedom is found in knowing God and His Word. Do not let Satan or anyone else make you think less of God or His Word. Do not let them think of God taking away but rather know that He adds to life.
DOJ Fights Whisk Management in Baker's Case September 08, 2017 It may be one of the most important religious liberty cases in a century -- and President Trump isn't about to be on the wrong side of it. In the latest sign that this isn't Barack Obama's DOJ, the administration is going to ...
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