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Pastor Lutzer Wins an Emmy!

By Moody Church Media

On Saturday evening, November 10, 2018, Pastor Lutzer was awarded an Emmy!

There is a story here.

Last year, the National Religious Broadcaster’s media network, NRBTV, partnered with Four:2 Media and Moody Church Media to produce a documentary celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The partners agreed that Pastor Lutzer’s book, Rescuing the Gospel: The Story and Significance of the Protestant Reformation, would be highlighted and that he would host and act as an Executive Producer on the program.

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Why Did God Make Me Disabled, Different, and Despondent

By None

Her name is Kourtney. I will tell her story in a moment.

First, however, I’d like to explain some theological matters about God’s relationship to those who are born with a disability or with limited giftedness and a perceived lack of physical beauty. What is God’s involvement, if any, in the way each of us was formed, our appearance, or who we would strive to become?

Many theologians seek to absolve God of all responsibility for the “mistakes of nature” by posing the argument that because of sin, nature is fallen. Therefore, God has a “hands off policy” about many ...

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I Take It From His Hand

By Pastor Lutzer

Some time ago, someone handed me a poem which was a great blessing to me personally, and I have shared it in some messages I have preached recently. Since it has been a great encouragement to me and to others, I’m passing it along to you. Read it carefully, reflect on its theology, so that those trials which come our way will be more easily accepted. After all, our trials do pass through the hands of our heavenly Father.

 

I TAKE IT FROM HIS HAND
author unknown

 I will not take that bitter thrust which rent my heart today ...

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Five Lessons Hurricane Harvey Teaches Us

By Pastor Lutzer

Five Lessons Hurricane Harvey Teaches Us

Did God have anything to do with the monstrous storm that wreaked havoc in Texas for several days? Some will argue that God was simply an interested observer; after all, the laws of nature rule in this fallen world.

But intuitively people know that God was in charge. I’m sure that even those who had not prayed in years called on God in their distress, asking Him to control their circumstances. And, of course, as believers we know that God was not just an interested bystander.

The book of Job is instructive here. God ...

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Charlottesville, Neo-Nazis, and Violence

By Pastor Lutzer

By now all of us have heard the tragic news of what took place over the weekend in Charlottesville. Unfortunately, this event will no doubt fuel racial hatred that will continue to spill over in the days and weeks to come. The fact that the president belatedly called out the neo-Nazis and white supremacists has sparked further anger and heated debate.

Let there be no mistake. Neo-Nazis are an evil fringe movement that extols the atrocities of Adolf Hitler; they would take delight if Jews were again sent to the gas chambers, and they see the white race as Hitler saw ...

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Trump, Terrorism, and Islam

By Pastor Lutzer

Several days ago President Trump encouraged Muslim nations to “drive out the extremists. Drive them out of your places of worship. Drive them out of your communities. Drive them out of your holy land and…drive them out of this Earth.”

If only that were possible! But the problem is that terrorists cannot be identified in some obvious way so that they can be “driven out.” Yes, in the case of ISIS, such terrorist armies can be routed and hopefully killed. But many extremists simply emerge undetected out of a sincere commitment to the Islamic faith; their motivation stems ...

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"The Bible Answer Man" Turns East: An Unlikely Conversion

By Pastor Lutzer

It seems somewhat ironic that in the year that we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a leading Protestant would reject the central tenet of the Reformation, Sola Scriptura, and join the Eastern Orthodox Church. Hank Hanegraaff, known to millions through his radio program, The Bible Answer Man, converted to Eastern Orthodoxy on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in the Saint Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

I cannot say that I know Hank personally, though I have met him casually many times and appeared on his radio show perhaps 20 years ago. At that time I ...

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