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25 Lies Dominating Western Culture Today

25 Lies Dominating Western Culture Today

25 Lies Dominating Western Culture Today … and seeking to rule over your own view of reality. Not one of these is true. Even Christians are falling for some of them, though — especially the last three. Humans are unexceptional among the animals. Human nature is malleable according to human will. Innocent, defenseless human life is dispensable without moral consequence. Human flourishing is best promoted through shielding persons from contrary opinions, beliefs and values. Disagreement on moral choices and practices is equivalent to hate….

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“You’re a Hater” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part One

“You’re a Hater” — — Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack, Part One

Series Introduction (First in a series of ten, from my new book Critical Conversations!) Gay activists set out almost 30 years ago to make Christianity look immoral and wrong. In one key document they even called it a plan for “Overhauling Straight America.” (I tell that story briefly in Critical Conversations: A Christian Parents’ Guide to Discussing Homosexuality With Teens.) It’s been a moral attack delivered from an immoral basis: hence the title of this series. Their idea was to cause believers to cower…

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Pushback Against “Critical Conversations” Book? No, Just Stereotyping

Pushback Against “Critical Conversations” Book? No, Just Stereotyping

At first I was going to say here that my book Critical Conversations had received its first pushback today, in an article Debra Pasquella wrote a titled “Christians Who Primarily Focus on Homosexuality Based on Fear.”” It wasn’t. She hadn’t read the book. She was stereotyping me instead. She did hear me do an interview (more on that below). But if she had read the book, she might not have said so blithely, Intolerance and hate are first taught at home….

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What Does This Writer Represent?

What Does This Writer Represent?

What would you think of a writer spent an entire article slamming another writer he’s never met, speculating on that other writer’s psychological motivations based on stereotypes, guesses, and a whole host of information he does not have? What if that writer said of the other writer and his work: stupid question smuggles in facts not in evidence written to reassure true believers … that their position is unassailable on a site not exactly for intellectuals I suggest he’s lying…

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Irony and Intolerance On Campus: Case Study at UNC Wilmington

Irony and Intolerance On Campus: Case Study at UNC Wilmington

So there was this student group at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, you see, that was hosting a campus discussion on abortion. Maybe they should have known better than to have tried. It’s a rancorous issue everywhere, with religion right at the heart of the dispute, and of course everyone knows that one side of this debate in particular is pretty hard to get along with. Its people are closed-minded. They believe what they believe, and they won’t listen…

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Sorting Out My “Is This Not Also Hatred?” Reaction

Sorting Out My “Is This Not Also Hatred?” Reaction

Soon after I posted on “While Atheists Accuse Christians of Hatred” yesterday, Crude asked me to write a commentary on it. I didn’t, because I didn’t have anything more substantial to say about it. It hit me on a purely emotional level, or so I thought. With the help of some more of the comments I’ve been able to sort out what really bothered me about it. Thanks go especially to TFBW and to Kevin for helping me figure myself…

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Loving Those We Disagree With (Podcast)

Loving Those We Disagree With (Podcast)

We got a comment here from Gina recently, asking about how Christians can love homosexuals, and whether propositional truth might be at the core of our conflict. Those are great questions. I’ve been thinking about putting out a call for questions from readers, which I would answer by way of 3- to 1o-minute podcasts. I want to make this a new and regular feature of this blog, mostly so that I can be responsive to your questions, but also so…

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What Do “Hate,” “Diversity” and “Intolerance” Mean?

What Do “Hate,” “Diversity” and “Intolerance” Mean?

This is old news, but instructive nonetheless, for its issues are astonishingly and disturbingly persistent. I ran across it just now on an inactive blog called “dotmoms.”   A friend of mine told me this true story. She teaches at an elite private school, and her kids attend it as students. One day she and all the other parents received an unsigned letter in the mail. The letter “outted” two longtime faculty members; their names were not omitted. The anonymous…

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“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”

“Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner”

Difficult? Or Impossible? Years ago I was in an undergraduate social psychology lecture at the University of Central Florida. The professor, speaking of attitudes toward homosexuality, told us, “Christians say they can ‘hate the sin but love the sinner,’ but I think that’s pretty hard.” By his non-verbals it was clear that he meant is was really quite impossible. In a way I agree with him. Jesus himself was realistic about love. In a classic passage, Matthew 5:43-48, he says,…

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