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Science vs. Religion: The Most Powerful Narrative?

This is post 6 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Galileo Galilei, father of modern science In this series, we’ve looked at a few examples of powerful narratives that gained significant cultural influence. In part two, I discussed how the teaching of American history has become dominated by a highly

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How Narratives are Perpetuated

This is post 5 of 6 in the series “Narratives”   How are narratives being perpetuated today? Photo by The All-Nite Images In this series, we’ve been examining narratives: What they are, why they’ve become so pervasive, and why they are destructive—acting as a corrosive acid that eats away at

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Farewell, Justice: The Corrosion of Narratives

This is post 4 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Healthy, flourishing societies are built on a foundation of truth. Not just truth in the ultimate sense, but truth in the everyday sense. There are facts in our daily existence which objectively exist, regardless of whether or not people believe

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Why Narratives Have Become Pervasive

This is post 3 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Narratives are pervasive today because of a worldview shift to postmodernism The concept of “narrative” we’ve been exploring in this series is not new, but today narratives have become commonplace. They are pervasive. You name the major issue of the

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The Destructive Power of Narrative: An Example from American History

This is post 2 of 6 in the series “Narratives” Do you really know American history? What impressions come to mind when you think about the Puritan colonists who settled in New England? How would you describe them? As a child, my thoughts about the New England colonists were shaped

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Our Strange New World of Foolishness

This is post 5 of 10 in the series “Romans 1” In a famous quote, G.K. Chesterton defined foolishness: “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing, they believe in anything.” That is, “anything” as in “any thing, without discrimination.” The ability to discriminate is an acquired

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Why Have Evangelicals Supported Donald Trump?

Donald Trump favored by Evangelicals Like so many in this US election cycle, I assumed that if a moral, principled constitutionalist were to run for president, evangelical Christians would flock to him or her. With 17 candidates in the Republican field—including two with Latin backgrounds, one brilliant black surgeon, one

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Euthanasia: How Europe is Committing Suicide

Euthanasia in Europe on the increase We’ve already witnessed the spiritual demise of Europe. Can its physical demise be far behind? In early May, Brussels Airport finally re-opened after being closed for nearly six weeks, following the March terrorist attack that killed sixteen people. While it will not be back

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Secular Religion in the Bathroom: A Dangerous Moment in America

Secular religion is behind the bathroom bills.  It is vital that Christians understand what is at stake with the Obama administration’s transgender directive to America’s public schools. It is far more than simply a policy about the use of bathrooms and showers. The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that

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A Fundamentally Transformed America

In the previous post, The Meaning of America, I attempted to distill a list of the core ideas and values that gave rise to our distinctly American culture—that uniquely American way of doing things that was eloquently described by de Tocqueville in the 1830s and is still recognizable today. I called this “the

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