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Scott Walker, Evolution, and the Media

During a recent interview Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was asked,  “Are you comfortable with the idea of evolution? Do you accept it?” Realizing the peril behind this question he chose to defer on it. Scott Walker could have done worse. … Continue reading

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Without Structure There’s No Art

Francis Schaeffer’s book, The God Who is There, introduced me to the intersection of Christianity and the arts. He wrote about the influence of art in Western society, a theme further developed in his later book, Art and the Bible: What is the … Continue reading

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Is Christian Freedom Disappearing in Canada?

How long will Christian freedom remain in North America? Unless the direction of our nations change dramatically, citizens of the United States and Canada will soon have occasion to apply these unforgettable lines credited to the German anti-Nazi, theologian, and Lutheran pastor, Martin … Continue reading

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Haiti’s Poverty: Not Enough Money?

Is Haiti’s poverty about insufficient funds? When it comes to fighting poverty, we tend to rely too much on money. We equate poverty with the lack of money, so naturally we want to give money. This is especially the case … Continue reading

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Do You Want Political Correctness or Freedom of Speech?

We often write about the erosion of freedom in the West. This post points to some hopeful exceptions. Some people of stature are speaking truth, openly countering the political, academic, and communication elites. Those who bully ordinary citizens into political … Continue reading

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Can A Military Dictator Be A Man of Peace?

When the Messiah sent out his disciples two-by-two, he instructed them to identify the man of peace in the community and engage with that person. When you enter a house, first say, “Peace to this house.” If a man of … Continue reading

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Commerce, Roads, and Mennonite Obedience to the Cultural Mandate

In our previous post we pointed out that community existed before the creation in the three-in-one God. Here we will pursue a further dimension of that truth as it was lived out in the Mennonite communities of the Gran Chaco. The … Continue reading

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Community: The Engine of Mennonite Economic Development

We wrote earlier about Edward Stoesz’s book, Like a Mustard Seed, describing the unlikely story of the Mennonites in the Gran Chaco of Paraguay. Stoesz describes nine principles that guided these immigrants in transforming a wasteland to a garden. The second of Stoesz’ principles applied … Continue reading

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Charlie Hebdo and an Atheist’s Comparison of Islam and Christianity

The responses to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris include an intriguing reflection from an atheist comparing Islam and Christianity. Islam, Christianity, and Judaism are the world’s three great monotheistic faiths. All three trace their linage to the patriarch Abraham. He … Continue reading

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“RELIGION is Vital to Democracy” says the Marxist!

Did you hear the one about the Marxist who praised religion? Sometimes truth issues from a most unlikely source. Melchizedek, king of Salem, appears as if from nowhere to bless Abraham, patriarch of God’s covenant people (Genesis 14). Balaam, who … Continue reading

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