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25 Truths Essential To Restoring Our Freedoms

25 Truths Essential To Restoring Our Freedoms

Happy Independence Day! Today, more than any Independence Day in my lifetime, is a day for thinking about what it will take for us to restore our freedoms in America. Freedom for some is being able to do what one wants. Better thinkers — including America’s Founders — have seen it rather as the freedom to do what is right, to do good, to practice virtue, to follow conscience. This is my view of freedom, yet for this Independence Day post I’m thinking…

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Ten Turning Points: Is the Holy Spirit Missing?

Ten Turning Points: Is the Holy Spirit Missing?

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference I wrote last time about the Holy Spirit’s work in believers. The sad fact is that we don’t see that work as consistently as we should. Bill Bright, who authored the message I linked to in my first talk on this topic, estimates that 95% of believers are living defeated lives, not experiencing the reality of God’s life within them. Why is that? Is God missing? No, what’s missing…

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Ten Turning Points: Again, Why the Cross?

Ten Turning Points: Again, Why the Cross?

From the series, Ten Turning Points That Make All the Difference When Jesus died on the cross he did it for joy and for love. We saw that last time in this series. That doesn’t tell us much, though, about what was actually helpful about his dying.. Earlier in this series (here and here) we looked at humanity’s fundamental problem, our separation from God due to disobedience. This is a spiritual separation, a lack of relationship between us and God,…

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The Abolition of the Person

The Abolition of the Person

Godwin’s Law infamously predicts that as any Internet discussion continues, the probability that Hitler will be mentioned approaches 100%. I’ve wondered about this. Both Stalin and Mao murdered many more people than he did, so why does Hitler hold this uniquely dishonorably honor? It might be because the German horror strikes closer to home for English-speaking Internet users. Most of us trace a large portion of our heritage to Europe, not to Eurasia or China. Many of us have a…

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