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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...
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...
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...
If you are like me and did not grow up in a Christian tradition that follows the liturgical seasons, Lent might seem like a ritualistic form of spiritual discipline. And Lent usually brings to mind simply abstaining from certain...
"Evangelical" is a term that describes a branch of a branch of Christianity, encompassing many denominations and traditions, over hundreds of years. Today, there is a group of ex-evangelicals, calling themselves "Exvangelicals", whose goal is to undermine this historic...
The old discussion point about when life begins -- at conception, viability, a certain trimester -- appears to be resolved by some politicians. Apparently, life begins when they say it does. Senators were not able to pass a bill that...

God’s Limited Goodness

Lessons from Screwtape is a series of posts based on C.S. Lewis' book, The Screwtape Letters, in which a principle demon, Screwtape, converses with a lower demon about their tactics to prey on humans. Don't worry, todays post is not...
Its no secret that our culture wishes to dismantle Christian institutions; its been trying to bring down churches and Christian colleges and universities for years. You might think that Christian K-12 schools and homeschools are exempt from this attack;...

Modern Child Sacrifice

The social dynamics of our modern culture often feel like a strange new game with new rules that often invoke odd behaviors. I have heard many people lament things like our culture's victim mentality, the weakness of our generation's...

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