Category Archives: Freedom

What Gaza Could Be But for Hamas

Exactly what is Hamas’ vision for Gaza? Is it the same as the vision of the Palestinian people who call Gaza home? Here’s an observation rarely noted in all the back-and-forth about the Hamas-Israel conflict: as (part of) the land … Continue reading

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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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Truth, Rhetoric, and Freedom: Words Matter

Truth matters in the real world. When John identifies Jesus Christ as the Word who “became flesh and dwelt among us,” he says, in the same breath, “and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from … 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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From “Virtues” to “Values”: A Lamentable Change in Terms

It is popular today to speak of Christian “values.” There are even organizations that use the word in their name to grab the attention of Christians and other traditionalists who are concerned with the state of the family and the … Continue reading

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What GDP Could a Free Nigeria Generate?

GDP, believe it or not, is an indicator of a nation’s progress in discipleship. I enjoy reading Mindy Belz’s daily global news update called “Globe Trot” at World Magazine online. In a recent post she provided a link to a … Continue reading

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Rick Pearcey: Francis Schaeffer on Authoritarian Government

John Richard Pearcey is a writer and professional editor who publishes of The Pearcey Report and its blog, Pro-Existence. He is formerly managing editor of the Capitol Hill newspaper Human Events and associate editor of the “Evans-Novak Political Report.” Born in Germany, educated in the … Continue reading

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