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This week we conclude the series with a consideration of homosexuality and transgenderism. This is a highly sensitive subject and for better or worse, LGBTQ issues have consumed most of the oxygen over the last 30 years. Unfortunately, for many conservatives, it has been an exclusive area of focus that distracts from the sexual behavior…

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Myth #6: “We’re not responsible for Sexual Predators” Millions upon millions every year fall victim to sexual predators. The activists of the sexual revolution don’t deny that sexual predators exist. They simply argue that their ideology is not to blame. So how do they explain their existence? Well, I happened to catch one of many…

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In the previous installment, we explained what we mean by "sexual revolution" and examined the first two prevailing myths that dominate the contemporary cultural narrative: "Gender is a social construct""Intercourse between consenting adults is harmless" Today we continue our series with myths three, four, and five. Myth #3: “Marriage is just a piece of paper”…

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Most battles over human sexuality spanning the last 50 years in the Western world can reasonably be parked under the umbrella of the sexual revolution. Its foundational principles are assumed dogma throughout the educational and entertainment establishments, serve as rallying cries for politicians and activists, and have seduced much of the professing Christian community. But…

Not by might, nor by power

December 10, 2021

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How do we, as followers of Christ, engage the secular world? This is no simple question, as the situations and circumstances are nearly infinite in possibility. Since St. Augustine penned “The City of God,” there has been a general understanding that Jesus did not come to establish an earthly dominion. One might argue there have…

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As far back as data exists, the universal experience has been that transgenderism was an extraordinarily rare occurrence, especially among females. The past decade, however, witnessed an unprecedented increase in the numbers of young people identifying as transgender and seeking to transition. The surge was particularly striking among young adolescent females who were heavy users…

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Is vaccine resistance an abuse of religious liberty? Do vaccine resisters imperil others? What underlies opposition to the COVID vaccine? In a weekly column on Sunday, August 29, Evangelical attorney David French declared “It’s Time to Stop Rationalizing and Enabling Evangelical Vaccine Rejection.” Is that really a thing, you may ask? There certainly is some…

Screwtape’s Revenge

February 26, 2021

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“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.” C. S. Lewis, Preface to The Screwtape Letters. A personal journey I almost thought I’d figured it…

Christians and Conspiracies

February 5, 2021

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“You can’t handle the truth!” That classic line from Colonel Jessup in the witness stand became a waving flag for many. It is so enticing to think we own the truth, and that those who can’t “handle” it are naïve, weak, or cowardly. Delivered to perfection by Jack Nicholson, Jessup hammered a wedge between truth…

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(Part 5 in a series on sexual apologetics) What is the state of marriage in Western society? How did we get there? What are the implications for the worldwide body of believers? We began this series in June discussing a report from a study committee of the Presbyterian Church in America calling for a Biblically…

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The Sexual Devolution After millennia in which universal, heterosexual marriage and childbearing was the normative standard for human sexual activity, a counter-narrative swept the Western world in the mid-20th century. Like Godzilla from the ocean depths, the dragon wrought havoc and mayhem, not on the skyscrapers of Tokyo, but on that fragile social compact governing…

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