Rob Bell, An “Evangelist” Of The New Christianity

When I first started here five years ago Rob Bell was much discussed on the religious pages. Mostly he was condemned. He had started a church in Michigan which became huge. Later he became a personality who writes and lectures. He was listed by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in…
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Will President Trump Declare An National Opioid Emergency

Some states have declared such an emergency. The White House Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Chaired by Governor Chris Christy, has recommended the President declare a national emergency. This Commission was created last March and has issued its long delayed preliminary report. It will issue a final report in October. A…
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Designer Babies Of The Future

I had not realized how far along the quest for designer babies is today until reading the link. While complete control over the physical characteristics of a human has not yet been achieved, science has moved the concept along. Claims are made this science will be carefully monitored and regulated. I would guess regulation will not…
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Distaste For The Disabled Is In The Bible

According to a writer with disabilities, that community is discouraged with the lack of interest by conservative political Christians in their circumstances. We can see in the Bible hostility to the disabled has been in the faith since day one. In Leviticus 21 it says no man may come near God who is blind, lame,…
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Trump Reflects A Distinctive Branch Of Christianity

Among the millions of words published everyday about Donald Trump, there is little analysis of the Christianity he represents. His words and actions mirror quite precisely this branch. The believers in this branch might be on their knees thanking the almighty for sending a President who matches their religious convictions with their politics. A first…
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