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I Will Walk About in Freedom

On a recent morning I was reading Psalm 119 when verses 44-45 caught my attention.  44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. 45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. Springing from the “Enlightenment” of the West, much of the world uses

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Can We Say No? Are We Still Free?

Remember the “Just Say No” campaign? It was First Lady Nancy Reagan’s project in the 80s and 90s to “discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use by offering various ways of saying no. Eventually, the scope of the campaign expanded to cover violence and premarital sex as well as drug use.” Mrs. Reagan’s campaign encouraged children

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The Ruin of Freedom Demands the Rise of Courage, part 2

The previous post included a quotation from Martin Luther King: Cowardice asks the question, is it safe? Expediency asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? But conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position

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The Ruin of Freedom Demands the Rise of Courage

Events in the last few weeks in the United States may mark a turning point for religious freedom in the world. Enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution are these words: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging

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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 correctness and culturally relativity are being confronted with growing boldness

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Gaining Wisdom in a World of Folly

Wisdom is not natural for fallen humans, but God has provided for that need. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple, Psalm 19: 7b. Psalm 19 speaks of the statutes of the Lord. The Hebrew term is עֵדוּת (ʿē•ḏûṯ: statute, regulation, i.e., a principle). “These  commands serve

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“SOCIAL JUSTICE” Means Freedom to Work

The phrase “Right to Work” has received lots of press lately. And the Bible has something important to say about work. In fact, God’s view of work is related to His view of compassion. In two recent posts we highlighted four of seven principles of compassion, or social justice, identified

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Social Justice, Community and Culture: A Final Reflection

Two of the key characteristics of social justice are community and culture. Social justice and community As we saw earlier Roman Catholic scholars, Aquinas, Taparali, and Pope Leo IIIX understood that a woman or man does not stand alone; every person is part of a larger community. Because God is

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Why So Much Heat About Social Justice? Part 2

In our previous post we discussed the heat in discussions of social justice. Today we want to answer the question, Where does the heat come from? In a word, the heat comes from different sacred belief systems. One’s paradigm of choice between an open system or a closed system will

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Why So Much Heat Around Discussions of Social Justice?

All people of good will, who have a heart of the poor and vulnerable, who are appalled by the corruption and injustice they see, who are aghast at the slaughtering of females on the scale of a holocaust, who grieve to watch sex-slavery replace black slavery … all such people

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