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Suffering and Worldviews

Jul 3, 2020

Christians should have a far different response to suffering than atheists:

Can one accept the reality of God and of suffering, and not have a fundamental contradiction? For thousands of years philosophers and theologians have argued that we can indeed

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Deconstructing Climate Alarmism

Jul 1, 2020

The new book and article by environmentalist Michael Shellenberger are must reads:

For decades we have had gloom and doom, end-of-the-world alarmism concerning the climate, with all sorts of dire predictions about the world ending any day now. One false

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Elisabeth Elliot on Suffering

Jun 30, 2020

We all can learn so much from the life and writings of Elisabeth Elliot:

Many of you know about the remarkable American Christian missionary and author Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015). What she went through has more than qualified her to

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Are We Christians Or Secular Humanists?

Jun 28, 2020

More evidence that too many Christians think and act like pagans:

Christians are in the world to have an impact and an influence on non-Christians. At least that is how it is supposed to work. But more often than not,

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Jun 27, 2020

We can learn much from the history of ancient Israel:

History is there to learn from. But what we are seeing with the destruction of statues and monuments by the radical secular left is a war on history. All tyrants

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Reflections On Heaven (And Spurgeon)

Jun 26, 2020

We likely think too little about heaven, and not too much:

So, I was thinking last night… Of course that is as useful as saying ‘I was breathing last night’! I am ALWAYS thinking – especially when I am trying

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Madness Has Fully Descended Upon Us

Jun 25, 2020

Can the loony left get any crazier?

Many folks are convinced that this old saying is where we are now at in the West: “Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.” It is a line spoken by Prometheus

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The Cancel Culture: Crucify Him Again

Jun 23, 2020

Now the radicals are demanding that Christian imagery and monuments come down as well:

The radical secular left’s assault on the West is now in full swing, and it is clear that this is an all-out war. It is a

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Anger, Prayer, and the Justice of God

Jun 21, 2020

Christians can rightly get angry about evil and injustice:

As a Christian, do you ever get angry? I do. And there is a place for it. Recall that Ephesians 4:26 (quoting Psalm 4:4), says that we can be angry, but

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Jonathan Edwards On True and False Revival

Jun 19, 2020

What Jonathan Edwards wrote about real and fake revival is must reading for today:

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was arguably the greatest Christian thinker America has ever produced. He was likely its most important theologian and philosopher. He was also a

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C. S. Lewis on the Moral Law

Jun 18, 2020

What C. S. Lewis wrote on the moral law 70 years ago is always worth revisiting:

A large part of the apologetic method of C. S. Lewis involved the moral argument for God’s existence. He famously made this case in

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The Goodness of God

Jun 15, 2020

This is another remarkable attribute of our God:

There is nothing greater to think about, study, or meditate upon, than God and his attributes. If I was allowed only to read, think and write about this one thing alone, I

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Leftist Hate, Hypocrisy and the Rewriting of History

Jun 11, 2020

Destroying statues, books and art: today’s left is the new Taliban:

Remember how the world was outraged when the Taliban blew up and destroyed two large 1500-year-old Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001? ‘What barbarians’ everyone thought. ‘This great cultural,

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