Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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The new wave of liberal politicians have hit a new political low. Historians will remember the familiar patterns seen in Nazi Germany, Communist Soviet Union, and liberal Mexico. As the parties in power begin their campaigns to shape their constituent's...
You have often heard a politician, when clamoring for education reform, appeal to the sentiment "children are our future!". While rhetorically shallow as a stand-alone argument, it is true that our children are our future. Cultures in different times and...
Many Christians were shocked in August when longtime Hillsong songwriter, Marty Sampson announced that he was "losing his faith". In a Twitter post (that has since been removed), Marty claims that he is "not in anymore" and wants "genuine truth....
Father's Day was last week, and I hope many of us took the time to show our fathers our appreciation for their contribution to our lives. One of those contributions to the family has long been a father's expertise...
Over the past 40-plus years, Christians and conservatives have been admonishing our culture about the importance of family-centric ideals and practices. Here is an excerpt from the National Republican Convention Platform in 1976: Families must continue to be the foundation...
The series "Saved By Hip-Hop" studies the value of a genre of music that is artistically, theologically, and spiritually rich to strengthen the Christian faith. I've been meaning to write on my appreciation and support for Christian hip-hop. Although I'm...
The Sexual Revolution has been revolting (in more ways than one) since the early 20th century. With each new phase of the revolution, views and attitudes toward sexual matters become more relaxed and less taboo. The change in attitudes...
As the school year begins to wind down for many families and educators, there may be distant thoughts of the next school year. For California home school groups which rely on charter schools, next year brings a mandated addition...
My family has a small tradition on Good Friday where we take the train to Downtown Los Angeles and visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The cathedral is modern, but still spectacularly beautiful, with worship-inspiring art...
Whew! Quite a saga at Azusa Pacific University over the last 6 months. You can read about the previous events here, but the latest development is that APU has, again, removed a ban on same-sex romantic relationships; the latest...

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