Socialized Medicine and the Sovereignty of God

I recently came across the story of Anita and Wolf Gottschalk, an elderly Canadian couple who are being forced to live in separate care facilities due to a backlog in the Canada healthcare system. The Gottschalks, who are in their 80s, have been married 62 years. The situation in which the Gottschalks find themselves is regrettable to say the least. After …

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Reflections on the 4th of July From a Black Christian Conservative

"...and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation." Acts 17:26 (NASB) I distinctly remember celebrating Independence Day as a young boy growing up in the Dixie Hills housing projects on the west side …

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Why American Christianity Needs to Die

Image credit: daveburchett.com The Obama administration has issued what amounts to a dictatorial fiat, mandating that all public schools allow transgendered students access to the bathroom that aligns with their chosen gender identity. It is just the latest in a series of policies advanced by President Obama that are deliberately designed to deconstruct biological, physiological, familial, and societal boundaries that …

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The One Sin You Don’t Think You’re Guilty Of, But Probably Are

"What each one honors before all else, what before all things he admires and loves, this for him is God." - Origen We Christians have a proneness to want to "index" our sin. To index our sin is to regard certain sins we commit against God, if we call them sins at all, as being worse than others. It's tantamount to …

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How Political Idolatry Distorts Our Spiritual Priorities

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." - Matthew 28:19 (NASB) Image credit: pinterest.com For many Christians, politics has a way of inverting the context (orthodoxy) and application (orthopraxy) of the words Christ spoke in Matthew 28:19. As …

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The Land of Misfit Christians

Image credit: patheos.com One of the most common temptations we face as Christians is rooted in a desire to belong. To fit in with the world in which we live and be accepted by it. We go to great lengths to ensure we look, speak, and behave in such a way as to bring about a …

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Brothers, Let Us Not Be Strangers

Something's been bothering me lately. It is something I believe should be talked about more often, but isn't. I'm speaking of the temptations men face. Christian men. Surprised? Don't be. After all, Christian men are still men. Look around and at your fingertips any number of resources available to Christian men on how to be "better" fathers, husbands, and …

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