The News Media

In previous articles, I have written about the abuse of language by the radical left, especially in relationship to Israel and their reporting on the Israel-Arab Muslim conflict. This time, I want to continue on the same track. Anti-Israel Bias Some years ago, we saw some amazing events – a U.N. conference on racism in… Read more »

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The Concentration of Wealth and Power

Not long ago, President Barack Obama stated that, “At a certain point you’ve made enough money.”  There were howls of protest.  The more libertarian of Republicans pushed back hard and asserted that however much money a person can make within the laws of the land was  perfectly in order and no one should think otherwise.  Many Republicans who are… Read more »

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What are they Teaching our Youth?

My daughter Rebecca is very smart.  Recently she alerted me to what schools are teaching as American history.  The text by Howard Zinn is alarming.  I read the book and sent her this review.  She gave me permission to post this. I read Howard Zinn’s A Peoples History of the United States, a book for young people/students and am… Read more »

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The Importance of Role Models

Attacks Against Religion In recent years, there has been a spate of books attacking religion and belief in God as a dangerous deception. Other books have been written to refute this thesis. Those who make the case against Christianity in particular do not examine all the facts but select only the evidence that supports their… Read more »

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The Torah and Serious Commitment to Application

As a student at Wheaton, I was able to study under the famous philosopher, Dr. Arthur Holmes.  He was fond of calling for us to engage in “world viewish” thinking.  This meant that the Bible provides us with the foundations for thinking about every sphere of life and engaging every academic discipline from a Biblical perspective.  To do… Read more »

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Lasting Relationships

Already in the late 1960s, sociologists and cultural analysts predicted the outcome of our individualistic, corporately driven modern society: fleeting relationships. People would be more and more lonely as they aged, leading to “future shock.” Students in my graduate seminary days wanted to counter this and to build “intentional community” where people pledged to live… Read more »

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The Devil’s War Against Creation Distinction

Because this is fresh in the news, and I wrote a book related to God’s creation order, I wrote this article.  God makes distinctions in creation for mutual blessing in an order of interdependence.  One of those wonderful distinctions is male and female that enriches our lives in so many ways.  Of course, we think about marriage… Read more »

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Social Justice And Post Election Reflections

Sometimes the debates among followers of Yeshua on the political civil sphere produce a lot of smoke and little light.  I often sense that people do not really engage with the other. Maybe social media is a terrible place for serious dialogue.  I love such dialogue and have never feared to enter dialogue with people who are… Read more »

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Calendar Confusion

It has become common for Christians seeking to recover the Jewish roots of their faith to claim that the Church celebrations are on the wrong dates and therefore these Church dates are of pagan origin. Christians holding to this view seek a return to “God’s appointed feasts” (Leviticus 23). I have generally found that Messianic… Read more »

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The Triumph Of Early Christianity

I recently finished reading a book by Rodney Stark, The Rise of Christianity, How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement became the Dominant Religious Force in a Few Centuries.  There are important sections with useful information for us all. I first became acquainted with Rodney Stark in 1968 when I was taking the Sociology of Religion at Wheaton…. Read more »

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