FROM THE EDITOR


Do Religion and Politics Mix? Franklin Graham Answers On Decision America Tour

One message coming in loud and clear from evangelist Franklin Graham during his “Decision America” tour that has made its way through Southern California and now heads north is that Christians need not back down from engaging in politics. FIRST IN A SERIES: HOW WOULD JESUS VOTE? However, there is a campaign speech Jesus might approve of that would also remind us that there is a higher priority of engagement. During Decision...

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Chuck Missler on Bible: A Message From Outside Time

The problem with GQ’s placement of the Bible in its 21 Books You Don’t Have To Read list is that it’s too easy to argue that the Bible isn’t really a book at all. It could be said that it really doesn’t belong on any list with any other books. Why, you ask? Because, for starters, it’s really 66 books written by more than 40 different authors over several thousand years. Chuck...

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Francis Chan Uses Revelation To Call Out Picky American Christians

I’ll get to Francis Chan and picky American Christians in a moment, but first… Together LA is a movement that started even before the conference of the same name took place in 2015. Years before the 3-day gathering held at West Angeles Church of God in Christ , pastors in the Los Angeles area met regularly to pray for a movement of unity in the city where churches came together...

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City Transformation and Social Justice Start With Dangerous Good

The model for positive transformation taking place in a city has already been provided by Jesus and a movement of “dangerous good.” The belief that issues such as violent crime, homelessness, dissolved families, and the abuse of women can be resolved by simply providing more of the commonly applied tactics falls woefully short of what a movement of men led by the Holy Spirit can accomplish, author and men’s ministry...

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Journalist Uncovers the Real and Fake News About Jesus

I had run out of reasons to not turn my life over to Jesus. Just a couple years into sobriety from alcohol, I was in a lot of mental and emotional pain. Sure, I was sober, but something wasn’t right. A few weeks prior to hearing guest speaker Lee Strobel talk at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, during a Sunday worship service in November 1998, I had said a prayer...

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Digging a Well in the Desert; Social Justice as Spiritual Sustenance

I moved to Southern California about two and a half years ago to begin my seminary journey, during the worst drought on record. The rich California soil was all dried up, raging waterfalls were reduced to a trickle, and massive 100-year-old trees were dying from the inside out due to lack of water and nutrients to defend against bark beetles. BY COLTON CURRY Water that used to fall from the heavens...

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How Compton Changed; Straight Outta The Gospel

At the Together LA conference held in 2015, one of the featured speakers, Compton’s mayor Aja Brown, spoke into the broad streams of a Los Angeles thirsty for solutions to societal ills as a relative newcomer in both the political and spiritual realms of the leadership community. At the time, she was just beginning to hone her political chops as a believer in Jesus serving inside Compton’s governing council and...

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Top 7 Most Popular Stories at TogetherLA in 2017

TogetherLA.net — our love letter to Los Angeles delivered for the first time in 2017 — has a focus on following God’s work. It has been a wild ride ever since the website officially launched this past Valentine’s Day. From exclusive interviews with pastors and Christian leaders to stories of church plants and ministry opportunities, we see God moving in L.A. and beyond. A Year of Sharing Good News With All...

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Hot Button: Has ‘Evangelical’ Become a Dirty Word?

We can’t really blame Donald Trump and Roy Moore for pushing Evangelical Christians off the cliff, or can we? The question is part of the discussion that’s trending (and I don’t mean in a Santa video kind of way) right now. In an opinion piece posted at The Washington Post last week, Eugene Scott wrote that after Roy Moore lost Alabama’s special Senate election, “despite running a campaign on what...

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Reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem Decision [Latest Updates]

Editor’s Note: In light of President Trump’s declaration of the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, TogetherLA.net is tracking reaction and will give updates here as news breaks. Please consider leaving any leads to breaking or important news regarding this subject in either the comments below or by sending us an email. This from ChurchLeaders.com: President Trump’s declaration of the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the...

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