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A Call to Pastors- Part II

Can we, as pastors and church members alike, remain silent while our nation goes to hell? (4/19/2020)

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A Call to Pastors - Part I

In this day and age when the Church is under attack, there are several steps pastors must take to guard our flocks. (4/19/2020)

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Three Years into the Pulpit Initiative - Has the IRS Responded?

Many of you are aware that in 2008, ADF launched the Pulpit Initiative. (4/19/2020)

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Six Years into the Pulpit Initiative – Has the IRS Responded?

The IRS seems to have simply ignored Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Pastors have the right to proclaim biblical truth from their pulpits without having to worry about the government looking over their shoulder and threatening their churches with revocation of tax exempt status if they say something the IRS doesn’t like. (4/19/2020)

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The Institution God Created - Pastors Joining Forces on Marriage

America is in the midst of a debate on the definition of marriage, the foundation for a stable society and a stable home. (4/19/2020)

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From Attorney to Pastor and Back Again: How God Prepared Me for the Ministry of Legal Advocacy

Little did I know then that God would use my time in pastoral ministry to prepare me for what he has called me to do now – protect the religious freedom of the Church. (4/20/2020)

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Why I'm Participating In Pulpit Freedom Sunday For A Third Year

I have been a pastor for over 28 years, and for many of those years of ministry I preached under a misconception that many (if not most) pastors live under, as well. It’s the misconception the IRS perpetuates through the Johnson Amendment to the 501 (c)(3) code that restricts our rights as pastors to apply the Bible to what might be deemed “political.” (4/19/2020)

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Future

Some people want a court of prophets who will take a surgeon’s scalpel to the Word of God. (4/19/2020)

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Tax Exemption Tied to Tidiness in One NH City

What does tidiness have to do with a church’s tax exemption? That is exactly the question that church leaders at the Liberty Assemblies of God church in Concord, New Hampshire are asking themselves after city tax officials rifled through their drawers during a recent inspection of the church property concerning its tax bill. (4/19/2020)

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Why I Work at ADF—It’s the Mission!

Working at ADF is countercultural, which makes it a fresh, exciting place to work. (4/20/2020)

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Biblical Theology and the Sexuality Crisis

The sexuality crisis has demonstrated the failure of theological method on the part of many pastors. The “concordance reflex” simply cannot accomplish the type of rigorous theological thinking needed in pulpits today. (4/19/2020)

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A Week To Shape The Future

And so, for your sake, as well as ours – and, indeed, for the sake of the nation we love – please take a few moments this week to pray for all of us gathered at the Academy … that the seeds we plant and nurture there will produce abundant fruit for God’s kingdom, and make America a better place for your children and grandchildren. (4/19/2020)