Category Archives: Current events

ISRAEL and the Return of Anti-Semitism

The historic Jewish homeland has been variously called Canaan, Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Palestine. The Jews trace their history there to 2085 BC when Abraham followed “the Voice” into the promised land of Canaan. God promises that this would … Continue reading

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Hamas and Israel: Is There a Moral Equivalence?

In the modern world cultural relativism is the thriving standard. Cultural relativism holds that no nation better than any other. No culture is superior to any other. This leads to the concept of moral equivalency between competing systems, nations, and … Continue reading

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GAZA: What Does it All Mean?

As Gaza suffers, what are we to think about the conflict? One perspective comes from our friend, Randy, in his response to our recent post “Say No! to Injustice”: “Correct, I say NO to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians and … Continue reading

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ISIS “deChristianizes” Mosul: Is the West Next?

Samer Kamil Yacub, age 70, was perhaps the last Christian to leave Mosul, Iraq, as reported by NBC News. Why does that matter so much? Because Iraq has had a continuous Christian presence since the Apostle Thomas brought the gospel … Continue reading

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Compassion AND Law at the Border?

Recently we published a post about the crisis on the Mexico/US border. Since then I came across a very helpful article by Erick Erickson, “Moral Clarity at the Border.” Erickson is an American political commentator and blogger. Christians tend to … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Francis Schaeffer on the 30th Anniversary of His Death

A friend of mine recently reminded me that Francis Schaeffer died 30 years ago this month. As one of many people who were powerfully influenced by this remarkable man, I want to give a brief tribute to Dr. Schaeffer. In … Continue reading

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What Does Christianity Have to Do with China Rising?

A trio of surprising news stories about China came to light this week. In less than a generation, China is expected to have more Christians than any country in the world. In less than a year, China is predicted to … Continue reading

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Babies’ Bodies Fire Hospital Heating Plants

The bodies of at least 15,500 aborted and miscarried babies have been incinerated as medical waste in 27 National Health Service hospitals in England during the last two years. This according to Sarah Knapton’s article in the British paper The … Continue reading

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Culture Wars: the World in Crisis

The culture wars haven’t ended – they’ve escalated, and they will continue to escalate in a society where people have fewer commonly held views, and less respect for those who disagree with them for any reason, least of all a … Continue reading

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What Does Pope Francis Mean by “Capitalism”?

Recently we published a post about Pope Francis’ comments last November regarding capitalism in his missive, “Evangelii Gaudium.” Here’s a further observation about his message. Michael Novak, a Roman Catholic economic philosopher, reflects on Francis’ paper in his article “Agreeing … Continue reading

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