Category Archives: Violence

Is religion the primary source of violence?

Contrary to the myth that religion is the primary source of war and violence …. Continue reading

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Myth about the First Amendment

Our Sunday News recently asked me to be a voice to balance the weekly columns of the assistant editor. He generates the most reader response for the paper but writes from more of a left-side, liberal perspective (labels I am a … Continue reading

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Teach the true virtue of tolerance

  The current political atmosphere in the USA is an embarrassing example of a failure to promote the virtue of tolerance. For more than two decades, public education and mainstream media have emphasized and promoted a value identified as tolerance. … Continue reading

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The history of evil

The ambition of an angel led to the suspicion of Eden (that the best life is outside of the will of God not within it). This led to the delusion of self-rule (which only resulted in bondage to sin and death). The cycle continues — ambition, suspicion, delusion, death.

Creation took its first turn toward disaster when the ambition of angles incited a revolt against the Creator. It was a delusional and arrogant bid for autonomy.

How irrational for a created being to think of autonomy as a possibility! The only real option for created beings is dependence. It’s a delusional and dangerous fantasy for creatures to make a bid for self-rule and self-determination. Continue reading

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Is capital punishment mandated by God?

Occasionally I am asked how I reconcile my pro-life position with my support of capital punishment. I answer by showing how both positions (pro-life and pro-capital punishment) endorse…. Continue reading

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Profile of an abuser (detect it early)

Be careful who you leave your children with. This is at least one take away from high profile sexual abuse cases like the Jerry Sandusky trial. Parents everywhere will be thinking twice before entrusting their children with authority figures like … Continue reading

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Longing for a better day

With the unrest and violence in the middle east and other parts of the world, I was drawn to reflect on the time when Scripture says, “the government will be on his (Jesus Christ) shoulders. And he will be called … Continue reading

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