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The sin and shame of incest in society

The sin of incest has been in the headlines a lot recently because of several high profile cases and arrests.  Topping those headlines has been the Josef Fritzl case in Austria, a case which stunned the world because of the severity of the abuse suffered by Fritzl's daughter.  There is also the case of the… Continue reading The sin and shame of incest in society

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Recession is bringing out the worst in some people

The U.S. still may be considered a Christian nation because the majority of the people in our country call ourselves Christians, but this recession has been a test of what we really consider important.  As Jesus told us in the scriptures, no man can serve two masters.  He will either hate one and love the… Continue reading Recession is bringing out the worst in some people

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Chaplains told to shut up about God

A new trend is sweeping across the United States in many places where chaplains are employed.  They're being ordered by leaders in both the public and private sectors not to make mention of God.  As reported on Saturday, March 21, 2009 by Stefan J. Bos of  Worthy News, Virginia State Police chaplains who prayed in… Continue reading Chaplains told to shut up about God

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Should Christians always be nice to everyone?

I've noticed throughout my adult years that followers of Christ are judged among ourselves and by unbelievers around us using what I consider to be an unfair measuring stick.  We are often considered hypocritical based on misconceptions that people have about how Jesus Christ interacted with the people of his day.  It is often assumed… Continue reading Should Christians always be nice to everyone?

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Is America going to pot?

Since California legalized the use of medical marijuana in 1996, 12 other states have followed in its footsteps.  Some lawmakers in the state of Illinois are now hoping to be added to that number.  Although it passed a law in the 1970s legalizing medical marijuana, the law was ignored and never enforced, but that may… Continue reading Is America going to pot?