Category Archives: Imago Dei

Is the Culture War All About Sex?

“The culture war isn’t really about culture, and it never has been. It’s about sex.” That’s Damon Linker’s provocative claim in his article, “What religious traditionalists can teach us about sex.” Linker’s statement caught my attention. My initial reaction was Yes! … Continue reading

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A Human That Doesn’t Thrive is Like a Fruit Tree That Doesn’t Bear

Imagine a butterfly with beautiful wings that couldn’t fly. A whale unable to dive. An otter that never learned to swim. In each, something important is missing, something related to the Designer’s intent. If an orchard keeper finds an apple … Continue reading

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Is Bestiality the Next Sexual Frontier?

Could Ben Carson be right about bestiality? Dr. Carson, retired pediatric neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital, was the first to successfully separate twins conjoined at the head. Celebrated and brilliant, he is an outspoken critic of the political correctness which has … Continue reading

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What Makes The Hobbit The Hobbit?

In Puerto Rico last month, Darrow mentioned something about one of his “favorite books,” Tree and Leaf by Tolkien. I had never heard of this book but came home and ordered it. Now I have a new  favorite book. In … Continue reading

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Why Cities Should Reflect the New Jerusalem

History began in a garden and will end in a city! We are the children of Adam and Eve; the Cultural Mandate given to our first parents  (Genesis 1:26-28) remains in force today. We are to have children, form families … Continue reading

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Transgender Body Politics vs. the Facts of Life

Our good friend Nancy R. Pearcey is editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. She is also scholar in residence and professor at Houston Baptist University, where she serves as director of the Francis Schaeffer Center for Worldview and Culture. She is also a fellow at the … Continue reading

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Shalom: Watch God at Work in History

When God shows up in human history today, what happens? What does that look like? The gospel spreading? Prayer movements launching? Churches growing? Disciples maturing? Yes, of course. And hungry people being fed. Desperate poverty decreasing. Diseases diminishing. Families living … Continue reading

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Relativism: The DEATH OF GOD and the Death of Man

The hideous shadow of death looms over the West today, a death which is the fruit of relativism. Francis Schaeffer once spoke about what he called the “curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute … Continue reading

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An EMERGING AGENDA of the “Marriage Equality” Promoters

What’s the “marriage equality” debate really about? The current docket of the US Supreme Court includes two high-profile cases dealing with marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8. A few fundamentalist secularists–the radical fringe of the “LGBT” community–want … Continue reading

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What Makes Development Happen?

When I first began working for a relief and development organization, I began to wrestle with the question “Why are some nations rich and some poor?” I came to realize that poverty is not caused by a lack of resources. … Continue reading

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