TAG: ADDICTION


3 Easy Ways To Know If You Are Looking Or Lusting

Is looking the same as lusting? BY CARL THOMAS XXXCHURCH You’d think that the answer to that question would be pretty obvious, but I believe more often than not, people get confused when it comes to these two topics (especially Christian people). Here’s the thing: You can lust after anything, not just the opposite sex. You can lust after money. You can lust after a car You can lust after power. And the list goes on. The word lust...

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Opioid Crisis: As Death Toll Rises the Church Offers Hope

The White House reported this week that the opioid crisis is worse than previously thought. New estimates from the White House Council of Economic Advisors show opioid-related fatalities have been underreported by 24 percent, raising the death toll to more than 40,000 in 2015 alone. By all accounts, the opioids crisis worsened in 2016, as synthetic opioids flooded the heroin market. By ChurchLeaders.com (Staff) It is not an overstatement to call...

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Broken City: Is There Hope For Los Angeles?

Create more bike lanes, make the streets safer, fix potholes, and oh, by the way, reduce poverty were the top recommendations from Southern California Public Radio listeners when asked what issues they wanted Eric Garcetti to tackle during his first term as Mayor of Los Angeles back in 2013. Other recommendations on issues listed among the Top 7 by KPCC in its #DearMayor initiative included, lower the cost of parking...

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Prison Fellowship Leaders Past and Present: Advocates of Hope and Peace

There is a large army of Christians fighting to give hope through the gospel to those in and getting out of Los Angeles prisons. Earlier this week, we pointed to a Prison Fellowship article about a man whose life of gangs, drugs, and violence was transformed in the process of accepting Jesus while in prison. Among the responses Together LA received as the result of recommending the article was one from...

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