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Diversity

“To Millennials, diversity doesn’t mean black or white, it means Korean, Malaysian, Latvian, Guatemalan, Peruvian, Nigerian, Trinidadian, and skins in more hues from more places than seen on any generation in any society in the history of humanity.” Neil Howe and William Strauss, Millennials Rising:  The Next Great Generation.  p. 218.

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R.C. Sproul

“In a real sense our beliefs dictate our behavior.  A theory underlies our every moral action.  We may not be able to articulate that theory or even be immediately conscious of it, but nothing manifests our value systems more sharply than our actions.” R.C. Sproul, Ethics and the Christian, p. 11.  

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Alexis de Tocqueville

“Democratic nations love change for its own sake, and this is seen in their language as much as in their politics.  Even when they have no need to change words, they sometimes have the desire.” Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, vol. 2, p. 65.

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Carl Trueman

“ . . . one of the most insidious aspects of modern culture: the celebrity brand. . . and the consumer is conned into buying something that is not what it seems to be. . . or is this just one more area where Christians are actually in the vanguard of setting new levels of […]

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God’s Word Alone

Matthew Barrett is the editor of the “5 Solas Series.”  He writes this one on Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone).  The others are on grace, faith, Christ, and glory to God alone.  Barrett traces the Scriptures as our only final (and therefore inerrant) authority to the Reformation and then brings that doctrine home for today.  Of […]

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Thirsting for Authenticity

It has been my privilege to read the manuscript for Dr. MacLachlan’s new book.  The book is now available and can be ordered on Amazon for a moderate price.  There have been many books written on the condition of the church in today’s culture.  Many are good and helpful and many fall short of being […]

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Natural Disasters

A number of interesting natural and unnatural things have happened in the last few days.  We have seen an amazing solar eclipse which happens only a couple times in most people’s life time.  Some people go too far on one side making such an eclipse a biblical sign from God, and others go too far […]

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Human Nature, America, and the Church

America and, therefore, the Christian church are experiencing an upheaval unique to the present age but unlike any phenomenon in recent history.  Cultural watchers have described it as post-Christian, post-modern, post-morality, slouching toward Gomorrah, God is dead, and also with Biblical terminology such as the great apostasy, the one-world church, the harlot of Revelation, etc.  […]

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Music and Morals

This is the second book I’ve read by Kimberly Smith on music.  This is forwarded by Frank Garlock and is very much in the mode in which he writes.  I don’t necessarily disagree with these kinds of conclusions.  However, I am a layman in the technical side of music and can’t say whether all the […]

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Corrupting Good Manners

             Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.                           1 Corinthians 15:33 I have written at least three previous times about manners1 as many have done who grew up in the turbulent ‘60s when the civilities of society were turned on their head.  It was John Silber, past President of Boston University, who […]

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