The undeniable truth is that neither slavery nor Jim Crow nor the harshest racism has decimated the black family the way the welfare state has.
A florist and baker at the heart of major legal cases explained why they won’t use their creative talents and services to affirm same-sex marriage.
Tim Ferriss in an incredibly successful writer, podcaster, investor, and corporate advisor. As he relates in his 2017 TED talk, he was found intellectual satisfaction in the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Ultimately, however, Stoicism will fail Tim. Although there are many ethical comparisons between Stoicism and biblical Christianity, the foundational contrasts between the two are irreconcilable. The main differences between biblical Christianity and Stoicism can be summarized in the three most important events in the life of Jesus Christ: His incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection.
Most of us, whether we realize it or not, evaluate our marriages almost every day. If we’re in a social situation, we tend to wonder, “How does our marriage measure up to theirs?” When we’re by ourselves, the evaluation is often along the lines of, “Am I happier today than I was yesterday?” or “Am […]
Did you know that since 1970, the percentage of humanity living in extreme poverty has fallen 80 percent? How did that happen? Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, explains.
The lessons of history are warning enough. The lessons of heresy are even more pressing. Brothers and sisters in Christ, we dare not miss the lessons of history and heresy. God will judge us. This we know.
One drunken mistake can change your life forever. Just ask Toronto Blue Jays fan Ken Pagan
Source: Throwing it all away
Did you know that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in U.S. history? Watch as Carol Swain, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, shares the inconvenient history of the Democratic Party.
Results of the new NPR/PBS Marist poll are pretty surprizing for we who have relied on the media to accurately report on the mindset of the country. It’s not that the numbers are good for Trump; they’
The Left and Right perceive the world differently. One side sees it as it exists, accepts fundamental truths and facts–even if they are painful–and then adopts a worldview. The other side adopts a vision, and then views the world through that prism. Which side sees the world as reality? And which as it imagines? Dennis Prager’s Left-Right Differences Series Part 4: How Do You Deal With Painful Truths? How do Conservatives and Liberals differ?
The cross of Jesus Christ is all about God’s holiness. That may seem strange, that a place of blood and suffering and torment would be all about holiness. But the cross answers this question: How can a holy God be reconciled to unholy people? That question demands this one: How can the relationship between a holy God and an unholy people be restored without some gross act of injustice?
A few days ago, our Sunday school lesson was centered on the first chapter of the Westminster Confession and its emphasis on the necessity of Scripture. In discussing how wonderfully God provided
God will build his church regardless….. I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. That includes the LGBT organization and the Demoncrats.
I’m not a conspiratorialist, and I don’t believe the sky is falling. But I do know that some major players on the left are trying to silence many of us on the right. Our views are considered toxic and dangerous and discriminatory and hateful. Our views, we are told, belong to a bygone, bigoted era and do not deserve a hearing. Our views, in short, must be suppressed and silenced, and those who dissent will be punished.
We need to make some important distinctions about the biblical meaning of “fearing” God. These distinctions can be helpful, but they can also be a little dangerous. When Luther struggled with that, he made this distinction, which has since become somewhat famous: He distinguished between what he called a servile fear and a filial fear.
“It is a frightening thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). As sinful people, we have every reason to fear God’s judgment; it is part of our motivation to be reconciled with God.
Source: What Does it Mean to Fear God?
Are there circumstances under which a murderer deserves the death penalty? In other words, should capital punishment be abolished or not? Dennis Prager explains.
What if there’s a hidden human cost to our entertainment?
Prayerlessness plagues our evangelical culture. We are too quick to talk about politics and too quick to enter theological debates. Meanwhile, we are too slow to pray. If someone says something abo…
Are you ready to go to college for free? Here are some methods you can try!
Source: 7 Ways to Go to College for Free
Smartphones are everywhere and it is common to see very young kids playing on a tablet or to see older kids texting at every intersection. As counselors or parents, how do we navigate the inevitable conversations, develop reasonable rules, and lay down age-appropriate guidelines regarding smartphone
10 Rules for Smartphones and Social Media (Violation Means Restricted Use for Days or Weeks)
- Never text while driving a car.
- Never write a text or send a photo that you wouldn’t want your mom or dad to see.
- Always ask before you forward a text or photo.
- Never post your cell phone number anywhere.
- Turn off location services and never broadcast your location.
- Never respond to numbers you don’t recognize.
- If someone asks you to send an inappropriate photo, say “No!” and talk to your parents about it.
- If you receive an inappropriate photo, delete it immediately and tell your parents; block the sender.
- Don’t download apps without your parents’ permission.
- Don’t use social media or electronic devices to bully or gossip.
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Andy Farmer has been a pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA since 1993. He serves the Sovereign Grace family of churches in biblical counseling and church planting. Andy is the author of Trapped and Real Peace.