Category Archives: Culture

Why Are Youth Leaving the Church?

A pretty good article about why young people are walking away from the church, which you can find here.  Another excellent article written about young people who have already left appeared in Christianity Today, which you can find here.  But … Continue reading

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Creation, Evolution, The Courts, & Public Opinion

In the book Darwin Day in America, author John West shows how evolutionary thought, inspired by Charles Darwin and accepted by his followers, has impacted various parts of society. Far from mere biology, Darwin’s theory of random mutations filtered by … Continue reading

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Why Be Ethical?

I’ve been reading a book called The Geography of Good and Evil:  Philosophical Investigations by Andreas Kinneging (ISI Books, 2009). This book is no small oddity, since it includes two things not commonly found in modern books on ethics and … Continue reading

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Phil Robertson, Homosexuality, & the Bible

Phil Robertson, star of the television show Duck Dynasty, recently made the news when he was asked to give a list of sins, and he listed homexuality and about ten other sins. The homosexual rights lobby, which nowadays has a … Continue reading

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I Feel Marriage is Redefined

The state of Utah has struck down portions of its marriage law and began opening the door for polygamy. This is no surprise, for Christians have been saying polygamy would be an inevitable outcome of the current worldview. What is … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation (from the collection of Lincoln’s papers in the Library of America series, Vol II, pp. 520-521).   The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

First Thanksgiving Proclamation By President George Washington October 3, 1789     Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore … Continue reading

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Former Muslim Speaks of Islamization of Europe

In contrast, here is what Jesus said about how we should treat our enemies: Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, … Continue reading

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Stalin, Christianity, & Communism

Joseph Stalin was a key leader in the early communist movement that took over Russia and formed the USSR. If there is any question as to the position that communism places on religion, Stalin left no doubt as to the … Continue reading

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Hitler, Christianity, & Atheism

A popular modern myth is that Hitler and his Nazi leaders were Christian. I recall seeing images of Hiter in church, I believe at the baptism of Hermann Goring’s child. Some insignias on Nazi uniforms are reported to have contained … Continue reading

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John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry

John Adams (1735–1826) was the 2nd President of the United States, 1797–1801, being the first president to live in the White House; established the Library of Congress and the Department of the Navy; Vice-President under George Washington, 1789–97; a member … Continue reading

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Our Founding Fathers

George Read (1733–1798) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence; a signer of the U.S. Constitution; a delegate from Delaware to the Constitutional Convention; a U.S. Senator, 1789–93; and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Known as … Continue reading

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Founding Fathers: Samuel Adams & Roger Sherman

Samual Adams (1722–1803), was a Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was the cousin John Adams, the second President. Samuel Adams was known as the “Father of the American Revolution.” He labored over 20 years as … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin

On Thursday, June 28, 1787, Benjamin Franklin delivered a speech to the Constitutional Convention, which was embroiled in a debate over how each state was to be represented in the new government. The hostile feelings, created by the smaller states … Continue reading

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Time to Support the Christian Service Brigade

I can heartily endorse the Christian Service Brigade, a program that trains young men to be leaders and shows them what it is like to be a disciplined man. You can find out more about the program here:  http://www.csbministries.org/ I … Continue reading

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News Flash: Supreme Court Decides Marriage is One Man, One Woman

United States Supreme Court (1885), in the case of Murphy v. Ramsey & Others, 144 U.S. 15, 45 (1885), gave its opinion: Every person who has a husband or wife living … and marries another … is guilty of polygamy, … Continue reading

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Ravi Z. on Richard Dawkins’ Mockery

Wise words from Ravi Zacharias.  

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Atheist Professor Becomes Christian

Dr. Holly Ordway has published a book titled Not God’s Type, telling her personal story. She begins “I had never in my life said a prayer, never been to a church service. Christmas meant presents and Easter meant chocolate bunnies–nothing … Continue reading

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University of Michigan Promotes Religious Discrimination in the Name of Tolerance

It appears that the University of Michigan has forced a Christian group off campus because the group insists its officers be Christian. You can read about it here. Thus the University of Michigan joins a list of other universities that … Continue reading

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Roe v. Wade, Considered

The anniversary of legalized voluntary child killing brings a rather profound irony. Our culture knows many times more about the development of a human than it did in 1973, so we can no longer say an unborn child is a … Continue reading

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You Should Listen to Ravi Z.

Ravi Zacharias has a radio program called “Let My People Think” which airs on many stations. You can listen to the programs online at this link: http://www.rzim.org/let-my-people-think-broadcasts/ The most recent three programs have been very insightful and interesting. If you … Continue reading

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Scientists Say….But Do You Trust Them?

Modern culture views truth as having a gold standard, science. It measures all statements against scientific facts, accepting the ones that align with science and rejecting the ones that do not. Somewhere down the list are religious truths, which are … Continue reading

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One Difference Between Islam and Christianity

As I write this, there has been almost a week of violent protests across the Muslim world. The ambassador to Libya has been killed, the US embassy in Cairo was invaded, the US flag removed and destroyed, replaced by a … Continue reading

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Sex News

A few interesting articles about sex-related issues. First, a frank discussion from a child of two lesbian moms, talking about what it was like. It’s almost refreshing to hear a description without all the spin. You can find it here. Next, … Continue reading

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Christian Roots of the US: Thomas Jefferson’s Writings

On July 4th, 1776, the words of the Declaration of Independence, which Thomas Jefferson penned, stated: When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, … Continue reading

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Christian Roots of the United States

In recognition of the fourth of July celebration this week, we publish a series of quotes from the history of the United States. While the US never stated Christianity as an official religion, the founders were most definitely steeped in … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, and Religious Liberty

The latest in the current case of denying religious liberty in the US. As you may recall, Vanderbilt University leaders made a move restricting the leadership rules for religious student groups, a move which showed they had put political correctness … Continue reading

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Down’s Syndrome and Voluntary Child Killing

In the late ’90′s, a co-worker of mine, Lisa, became pregnant and told me one day that she was having tests done to determine if there were any abnormalities with the baby. If there were, she would abort it. What … Continue reading

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“Aborting” Already-Born Babies

More than 30  years ago, Francis Schaeffer told us that if we allow people to voluntarily kill their unborn children, then the next that would be killed were the most vulnerable in society, the elderly and the newborn. We’ve already … Continue reading

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Burning Qurans or Burning People? (again)

As I write this, there has recently been a controversy that arose over some US soldiers who burned a Quran. Prisoners were writing in it, apparently plotting together, and when it was confiscated, it was destroyed. The populace rioted, and … Continue reading

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