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Adam and Eve: The Historical End of Future Racism – The Science of Racism – Christian Article

Recap In the last post, I outlined four alternative histories of human history; each of which make key philosophical and theological presuppositions that are in turn used to interpret the scientific data. In part four below, I outline what—even today—is the scientific grounding that leaves open the door to racism. The Science of Racism The foundation laid in each of these four alternatives to biblical creation consistently resulted in racial animus and social-engineering that devalued the life of non-whites. To reiterative,…

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Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain – Christian Article

Struthers, William M. Wired for Intimacy: How Pornography Hijacks the Male Brain. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2009. Logos Bible Software. 196 pp. $10.39. Biographical Sketch of the Author William M. Struthers earned his Ph.D at the University of Chicago. Struthers is currently associate professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Illinois. His coursework includes the subjects of behavioral neuroscience, men and addictions, and the biological bases of human behavior. Struthers’ theoretical research includes neuroethics, the biological bases of spirituality…

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The Contraception Guidebook: Options and Risks for Christian Couple – Christian Article

Biographical Sketch of the Author Until the time of his death on July 13, 2013, William R. Cutrer was an active pro-life advocate and served as both a professor and a staff physician at Southern Seminary. As the C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry, Cutrer taught courses in the areas of ministry, medical ethics, marriage and family and personal discipleship. He also served as the director of the Gheens Center for Family Ministry. Prior to his work at Southern,…

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Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor – Christian Article

Orr, Robert D. Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor: A Handbook for Clergy and Health-Care Professionals. A Critical Issues in Bioethics Series Book. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2009. Kindle. 520 pp. $24.95. Biographical Sketch of the Author Robert D. Orr is a Distinguished Fellow and former co-chair of the Healthcare Ethics Council with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. Orr received his MD, CM from McGill University in 1966 and practiced family medicine in Vermont for 18 years.…

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Off the Cuff #45: Race, Truth and Our Two Realities – Christian Article

The guys continue their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Chris Lebron’s chapter on race: Truth and Our Two Realities,  Lebron argues that the correspondence theory of truth fails to give us a picture of black oppression because whites accept a different truth because they experience a different reality. Ward, Leroy and Joe discuss Lebron’s ideas on race and offer insight from a Christian worldview. Chapter & Author This week’s show is built around argument…

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Day 1 Takeaways from the Society of Christian Philosophers – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); First Impressions I am not home of the two day meeting of the Mountain-Pacific Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers hosted by the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. The 5 hour drive each way was not too bad. This was my first time participating with the SCP. The lineup of speakers was impressive and the topic, Mind and Persons, was perfect for my own PhD research, but I was still not sure…

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Off the Cuff #40: Evolution and Our Inner Conflict – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The guys continue their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Edward O. Wilson’s chapter on human nature titled, Evolution and Our Inner Conflict. Wilson attempts to answer the problem of evil from his naturalist worldview by arguing humanness is a product of evolution’s selfish or social gene. Listen in as Leroy, Ward and Joe expose the barrenness of this so-called modern ethical adventure to explain existence. Chapter & Author This…

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Off the Cuff #39: The Meaningfulness of Lives – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The guys kick off their series through the book Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments with a discussion of Todd May’s chapter on existence titled, The Meaningfulness of Lives. Can we find meaning without God? Is a life of meaning found in the simple pleasures we embrace? Listen in as Leroy, Ward and Joe expose the barrenness of this so-called modern ethical adventure to explain existence. Chapter & Author This week’s show is built around argument…

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