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Beware: “The Experts” Are Not Always Experts

With every event, action, blog post or tweet that comes out from anyone or about anything even remotely notable, reactions are fast and plentiful. The news could be about a commuter plane shot down in the Ukraine, a new political scandal for the President, a shooting in Missouri, the Episcopal Church making the decision to ordain Gays and marry same sex couples, or a piece of toast that has burn marks on it that vaguely resemble the image of the Virgin Mary – it doesn’t matter. With the world of the 24 hour news cycle being what it is, and...

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Reaction to Garland

Current events in the United States are taking paths tat, while we have seen them before, seem to be taking on lives of their own. Social media dominates the news to the point where the Tweets of actors and actresses are now uses as sources for news stories without any further inquiry into the validity of the comments. Instead of quality investigative journalism driving the news media, the news media is now being driven by Tweets, Pintrest Pins, Instagram comments and Facebook posts. Today’s rally very seems to be focused on the promoters of a Muslim Art exhibit in Garland,...

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Is Man Good, or Evil?

While parts of the city of Baltimore were burning due to rioting crowds in protest of a persons death while in police custody, people are left on the outside looking in wondering why. So many questions, and little answers. Most notably from the leaders in the “black community”. Without debating the merits of inner city oppression, race inequality, the marginalization of young black men (none of which I believe in), and the militarization of local police forces, let’s just focus on what really can be a solution to so much hate and division. First of all, let’s be honest. We...

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Changes in Generational Expectations

I often joke with my wife who is 6 years my junior, about the differences in our generations. It’s funny really – because 7 years does not make a generation in anyone’s book. But in just those few short years, the world changed a great deal. What is even more interesting is how we each experienced those times before we met, and how it makes a difference in the way we remember things, how we reacted to those events and experiences, and in turn the effect is had on our lives. Silly, small things mostly, but different just the same....

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Personal Theology vs. Christianity

We could talk for long hours about what’s “wrong” with Christianity today. I would begin any such discussion with the caveat that Solomon was right, there is nothing new under the sun. What so many of us see as contributing factors into the modern secularism of Christianity are not new issues, and not issues that are unique to our generation. God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and so are his created beings – including Satan. Sin is sin. It comes in many forms, and the devil will seek out your weaknesses to break your fellowship with...

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