Are Moral Values Declining?

All of my life, I’ve heard that moral values are headed south.   Not only have they been declining, it has been said, they are on the cusp of total decadence. It reminds me of driving to Central America with my wife years ago.  We were on the backroads.  We would ask people about the conditions and safety…
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Hearing From God About The Judeo-Christian Thing.

Albert Mohler  Jr. wrote that the wayward and flawed Anthony Weiner he should accept Jesus Christ.  Weiner is a Jew. Albert Mohler is President of the Southern Baptist Seminary.  His view reflects that of the Southern Baptist Convention.  In fact, in 1980, the Chair of the Southern Baptist Comvention said, “God Almighty does not hear the prayer of…
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Here Is One Thing I Know About Politics

The Bible is full of stories.   Today, our take on the stories probably is different than the authors intended.  Stories work that way–people take away different things.  That’s why they work so well. Politics is about story telling as well.  Watch as the next presidential candidates step forward.  You will see, while they say things about policy, a large…
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Methodist Preachers Defy Church Authorities

Today I saw a newspaper account of several Methodist preachers who are thumbing their noses at the official position of their church.   They are not allowed to conduct marriages for gay couples.  Many are doing it anyway.  Many others have pledged to do it if asked. There are consequences for these pastors.   Some have stood…
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A Call For Intellectual Arguments By Apologists

A Priest, Robert Barron, wrote a column about how aggressive nonbelievers have become in books, comments and arguments.  He notes, correctly, they seem not content to remain silent as in past times. He warns Christians they are in for a battle and should arm themselves.  They, especially, should develop intellectual arguments to counter those offered by nonbelievers. He offers an “intellectual” argument:   Christians…
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