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A Season of Death

This Holy Saturday's morning statistics are grim: · 100,000 dead worldwide · 18,000 dead in the United States Every Lent season, the Church promotes a time of reflection on our sin and our mortality. It starts with Ash Wednesday, a reminder that...
We saw for weeks how the "coronavirus" appeared to be a tidal wave in the distance. Unsure of its size and power, we waited, until finally it hit our shores. First the President declared COVID-19 a national emergency on...
Yesterday's article, titled Lord, Let Us Not Be Ruled By Desire, aimed to expose how humans - particularly in the 21st century - come to view their desires as a source of meaning and morality.
The itch is the most innate experience of human desire. It is so well understood that to say you want to "scratch an itch" is synonymous with fulfilling one's desires exclusively for its gratification; despite the well-known consequences. "Don't...
Last year, Forbes anticipated that Americans would spend $9 billion on Halloween related purchases, up from $3.3 billion in 2005. This years, its predicted that Americans will spend half a billion dollars on costumes -- for their pets! It...
There is no doubt that Christians are concerned about how the Church is evolving. Various church denominations, Christian institutions, and individual churches are forfeiting historic Christian ideas and embracing modern ideas of social justice, political thought, sexual ethics, and...
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...

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