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Conventional Thinking: Church & state, revisited
Aug12

Conventional Thinking: Church & state, revisited

It’s a conversation stopper. It’s a trump card in any debate that supposedly any foe of Christians can use to silence others. I am referring to the phrase, “separation of church and state.” Regardless if you are talking about Christians becoming civically involved or simply contending for our beliefs, Christians can be marginalized quickly with a misunderstanding of this concept of “separation of church and...

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Conventional Thinking: Stern days
Aug05

Conventional Thinking: Stern days

According to Nielson TV ratings, “America’s Got Talent” is the most watched program on television. The show, which airs on NBC, is in its 9th season and features various talent acts of all styles, who are judged by a panel of “famous” people. The most recent season’s judging panel includes the controversial shock radio jockey, Howard Stern, whose vulgar commentary polluted radio airwaves and television for more...

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Conventional Thinking: Live and let die
Jul28

Conventional Thinking: Live and let die

America has a unique heritage of freedom, where you can live as you choose so long as you harm no one else. “Live and let live,” the saying goes. These days, a new list of so-called “victimless” sins has emerged demanding to be made legitimate. It includes the use of marijuana, consuming pornography, engaging in prostitution, and perhaps most fashionable, taking part in homosexual acts—or at least approving of...

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Conventional Thinking: Book ‘em
Jul22

Conventional Thinking: Book ‘em

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. Yet a brand-new Gallup poll suggests that the Word of God may be losing its prime position of esteem, at least here in America. While the poll said that three in four in the U.S. still see the Bible as the Word of God, some 21 percent consider it “fables and history,” while only “28 percent of Americans believe the Bible should be taken literally.” To put it in...

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Conventional Thinking: There’s no substitute
Jul15

Conventional Thinking: There’s no substitute

Social scientists have studied the different generation groups—such as the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials—and assigned characteristics commonly found in each. The most often thing said about Millennials is that they are relationship driven and want to make a positive difference in the world. However, the same thing could be said about every age-stage (with perhaps the possible exception of children in their...

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