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Religious Liberty and the Bullies

October 21, 2014

Bullying and the censorship that comes with it appear to be the primary tactics for progressives these days.

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“A Terrible Slaughter is Coming”: Kobani, Lepanto, and the Cycle of Terror

October 15, 2014

“For those who know little history,” writes theologian Michael Novak, “today’s battle with the Islamic State in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not…. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years — a very bloody, terror-ridden history.”

People demonstrate outside the B.C. Court of Appeal during a hearing into the federal government's appeal of the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the laws making physician-assisted dying illegal, in Vancouver, B.C., on March 4, 2013. (Photo credit: Darryl Dyck / Canadian Press)

“Suicide Tourism” and the Meaning of Suffering

October 3, 2014

People experiencing what they perceive as “useless” suffering have given up on life.

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What Does Liberty Really Mean for Christians?

September 29, 2014

Both people on the right and people on the left alike seem confused about what liberty and progress really mean and require.

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Why Christians Must Repair Religious Liberty

September 20, 2014

If we ignore small problems such as broken windows, we will soon face much bigger problems. It also applies to religious liberty.

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War on the Cross

August 25, 2014

The cross is a constant reminder that we need to take human nature as it actually is, a great contradiction of good and evil, virtue and vice, love and hatred. It is also a symbol announcing that ultimate loyalty cannot be to this world and its powers.

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It’s Good to be Adopted

March 10, 2014

Brook is Amy’s third child. All three were born out-of-wedlock, fathered by three different men. Amy is a very troubled woman. On the plus side, all three have been adopted by loving Christian families and for all her problems, Amy did not abort her children. Thanks be to God.

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The Kingdom of God and Relativism as a Norm

March 8, 2014

Moral autonomy, the reigning doctrine of our age, is seriously inhibiting both truth and freedom for the gospel … Because the relativist challenge to truth and morality is so wide ranging, a successful strategy has to be on many fronts. It has to affect the “core of what people believe.”

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You Can’t Afford Not to Marry

February 8, 2014

But it doesn’t actually cost $25,000 to get married. “We can’t afford to get married,” often means, “We can’t afford the lavish wedding which is what we or others expect. We’ll do that someday when we have the money.”

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Marching for Life in the Cold

January 22, 2014

Yesterday it snowed here in Washington, DC with a high temperature of twenty-six. Today will be sunny with a high of only eighteen and snow all over the ground. Best to stay warm in my home office venturing out only to buy the ingredients for a hardy stew.

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Changing the Things We Can

November 24, 2013

When Tim Schaefer was sixteen years old he was contemplating suicide. Fortunately someone anonymously telephoned his father, Rev. Frank Schaefer, pastor of the local United Methodist church. The caller told him about his son’s state of mind and added that Tim was gay and worried that his parents would reject him.

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Would I Lie to Me?

October 9, 2013

“Anxiety, nightmares and a nervous breakdown there’s only so many traumas a person can withstand until they take to the streets and start screaming,” says Jasmine, the lead character in Woody Allen’s film “Blue Jasmine.” But in the end, Jasmine doesn’t take to the streets screaming. She fades into the sad, solipsistic Hell of the lies she’s told herself for years.