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By Their Fruits You Will Know Christians and Conservatives

Many years ago, one of the managers (his name is Chuck) who reported to me at McDonnell Douglas was a salty former Air Force fighter pilot. He had been shot down in Viet Nam, and spent more than 5 years as a POW, suffering some of the most horrific conditions imaginable since the holocost. One of the things he said to me back in those years was this: “Boss, I listen to what you say. Bust mostly, I watch your...

Faith and Faltering – A Conversation About Questioning God

The following is an actual Facebook conversation from august 2011.  Only the names have been changed.  I would enjoy hearing your comments! George: I’d like to ask all of my facebook friends to take a few moments and ask our heavenly Father to hold my friend, John Doe, in His loving hands and offer John the healing He promises. Jim has a cancerous brain tumor that is too large for radiation and has been...

Generation Lost: 5 Ways Today’s Christians Have Alienated America’s Youth

In an exceptional piece of research performed a few years ago, modern Christianity was laid bare by it’s harshest critics – America’s youth. The book is entitled: “unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why It Matters” by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons (Baker Books).  The book’s press release describes it as “a portrait of a faith and its followers perceived to be...

America’s Unavoidable Rendezvous With Austerity, and How It Affects the Church

In the early days of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt said: “We have always known that the heedless pursuit of self-interest was bad morals; we now know that is also bad economics.”  According to the US Census Bureau, median income in the United States has been declining for the last decade.  Middle America took a substantial hit with the crash of the dot-com boom in 2001, and has never fully...

The Cloning of Human Beings: One Christian’s Perspective

A long-standing topic of science fiction, human cloning is now very close to possible – and may already have occurred.  If it has occurred, it has been well hidden from public view, and understandably so.  The ethical implications of human cloning are not insignificant.  During cloning, a female egg – not yet fertilized by male sperm – is removed from the female host.  (Women are born with about 1.5...

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