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Abortion Violates the Sanctity of life and Degrades Women – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Introduction In our post-modern society, traditional beliefs and values are quickly being eroded by a push for pluralism. There is a loss of objective truth and even intolerance for Christian principles. One such principle is the sanctity and personhood of all human life from the time of conception. In recent years many supporters of abortion rights, including actress Scarlett Johansson[1] and former Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton,[2] have advanced the claim that unrestricted access to abortion…

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Off the Cuff #41: The Dangers of Happiness – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The guys continue their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Carl Cederström’s chapter on morality: The Dangers of Happiness. Cederström argues that happiness cannot be found in Western materialism which minimizes social justice. Listen in as Leroy, Ward and Joe discuss Cederström’s view of moral-happiness and offer some alternatives from a Christian worldview. Chapter & Author This week’s show is built around argument #16 in Modern Ethics…

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Off the Cuff #42: Navigating Past Nihilism – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The guys continue their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Sean D. Kelly’s chapter on religion: Navigating Past Nihilism. Kelly argues that while God is dead, society need not go the way of nihilism because hope can be found through creating your own unique purpose and meaning. Ward, Leroy and Joe discuss Kelly’s view of meaning. and offer some alternatives from a Christian worldview. Chapter & Author This…

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World Class Service at Safeway: A Challenge for the Church – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “The only way to propagatea message is to live it.”-Jim Wallis On my first day of work at the local Orting Safeway grocery store, my manager asked me to go to a special three-hour training on how to provide good customer service. I have to admit, I was not too excited about going. After all, I have been a pastor for more than 8 years and I know how to be warm and inviting…

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Church in the Cracks | More Than Cake – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “church becomes Churchwhen you move beyond affinity.”– Bill Clem Working as a bi-vocational church planter, has given me some of the best opportunities to learn about God’s love for the lost. Just a few days into my job at Safeway and I had the opportunity to meet Bill. Or should I say, Bill met me… Bill is a friendly guy, but at first glance you would not give him much attention. He walks slowly…

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What do you accept as “truth”? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Three Competing Views What do you accept as truth? It seem like a simple questions, but when you start talking to people you realize we don’t all share the same answer. In fact, much of the conflict we find on social media is because not everyone defines “truth” in the same way. Let me share with you three competing views of truth: The Epistemic theory of truth holds that truth is a relationship between a…

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Sending a Whale Your Way – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “Opportunity is missed by mostbecause it is dressed in overallsand looks like work.”– Thomas Alva Edison This week I was teaching on the prayer of evangelism. God wants our heart beating in unison with His own heart; a heart which longs to see the lost come to salvation in Jesus Christ. But look at the story of Jonah in the Bible. If God has a heart for the lost, isn’t it curious that the…

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Crossing the line… Good Church Marketing or Deception? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I was so excited yesterday when I got another letter personally signed by James Dobson.  Okay, so it wasn’t really signed by him, a computer did that, and; for the record, I was not excited to get more junk mail.  All kidding aside, we all understand the concept of mass marketing and computer generated signatures. There is no harm in this practice because everyone inows that Mr. Dobson cannot personally sign 100,00 letters. Now,…

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ETS, Biola, and a Biblical Response to Transgender Identity – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Update on Dec. 3, 2018: Analysis of Draycott’s Talk I was pleased to get some positive feedback on Twitter from Professor Nancy Pearcey on the what I have written above about Draycott’s talk. Joe, thanks for your careful treatment. This phrase is revealing: “The church is called not to be concerned about my genitalia”–which means, why care about the body? But the question is not just about one small part of the body. Every…

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Off the Cuff #40: Evolution and Our Inner Conflict – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The guys continue their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Edward O. Wilson’s chapter on human nature titled, Evolution and Our Inner Conflict. Wilson attempts to answer the problem of evil from his naturalist worldview by arguing humanness is a product of evolution’s selfish or social gene. Listen in as Leroy, Ward and Joe expose the barrenness of this so-called modern ethical adventure to explain existence. Chapter & Author This…

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Is belief the most important thing? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “The most important thing in lifeis what you believe about God.”— Unnamed Pastor The church was packed full of holiday worshippers: many attending only for the sake of religious tradition. The pastor (rightly hoping to inspire the people to make a more enduring commitment to Christ) encouraged his audience with this simple proclamation: “The most important thing in life is what you believe about God.” Driving away from the service with my three sons…

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Off the Cuff #39: The Meaningfulness of Lives – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The guys kick off their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Todd May’s chapter on existence titled, The Meaningfulness of Lives. Can we find meaning without God? Is a life of meaning found in the simple pleasures we embrace? Listen in as Leroy, Ward and Joe expose the barrenness of this so-called modern ethical adventure to explain existence. Chapter & Author This week’s show is built around argument…

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