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Social Justice? | More Than Cake – Christian Article

Social justice is a phrase that ought to be banned from our vocabulary and never heard again. There are four reasons why this is so. First, the phrase has no specific referent in the real world.  People with very different, indeed, mutually contradictory, approaches to solving various social problems will both use it to refer to their schemes.  A phrase that can mean anything means nothing.  This phrase therefore adds nothing substantive to the discussion it is being used in…

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Looking To The Dead For Safety – Christian Article

“I find no salvation in my life historybut only in the history of Jesus Christ.”— Dietrich Bonhoeffer After her husband was assassinated, Mary Todd Lincoln began the hopeless search to reconnect with her dead husband Abraham. She longed for the safety of her husband’s presence, but could not find it among the spiritualists of her day. Holding a séance is something most of us will never attempt, and rightly so, but in our own ways, all of us find safety…

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When Change Comes… | More Than Cake – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “I have held many things in my hands,and have lost them all;but whatever I have placed in God’s hands,that I still possess.”—Martin Luther It seems with every passing year, I lose more and more hair. This year things finally came to a head and I decided it was time to shave it all off. When I told my oldest son Zachary the news, he said, “Don’t do it Dad, you will look terrible.” The…

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Sweeping Leaves In A Windstorm – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “There are a thousand hackingat the branches of evil toone who is striking at the root.”—  Henry David Thoreau I was working at my Safeway job yesterday when the manager asked me to go outside and sweep up the leaves in front of the store. This task seemed simple enough, except there were wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. Have you ever tried to sweep up leaves when the wind was…

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Voices In The Street | More Than Cake – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “I expect to pass through life but once.If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,as I shall not pass this way again.”— William Penn It is a late, and strangely warm, New York Night. I walk toward home the 10 blocks along Broadway. I walk alone, taking in the sights and sounds of…

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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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Is belief the most important thing? – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “The most important thing in lifeis what you believe about God.”— Unnamed Pastor The church was packed full of holiday worshippers: many attending only for the sake of religious tradition. The pastor (rightly hoping to inspire the people to make a more enduring commitment to Christ) encouraged his audience with this simple proclamation: “The most important thing in life is what you believe about God.” Driving away from the service with my three sons…

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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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