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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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Don’t Pray for Patience

Don’t Pray for Patience

There’s a common saying among Christians: “Don’t pray for God to teach you patience–you won’t like what he’ll put you through to learn it!” I don’t think much of that saying. It makes God look like a nasty schoolmaster, for one thing. It’s also the wrong reason. That is, I agree with the advice, “Don’t pray for patience.” I just think there’s a far better reason for it. Lessons from experience I think I have a bit of background from…

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Character Development Is Alive and Well On the College Campus. Sort Of.

Character Development Is Alive and Well On the College Campus. Sort Of.

A few days Mike Adams posted an article at Townhall.com titled Diversity and Catatonic Schizophrenia. It begins, Dianne Harrison is the new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). It’s a small college in the Golden State but it sure is loaded with diversity. How do I know? Because Dianne has written a letter to the entire university, telling everyone how diverse they are and, more importantly, what a great person she is because she loves diversity. In her short…

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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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“How to Pick a President”

“How to Pick a President”

I have a policy of not posting on politics here, but Daniel Taylor and Mark McCloskey (a former colleague of mine) have an article in Christianity Today that needs the widest possible readership. Other than its heavy emphasis on American history, it could just as well have been titled “How to Pick a Member of Parliament.” Since it is completely non-partisan I can bend my policy for once. It’s not about whom to elect. It’s about how to be wise…

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