Fewer Americans Identify as Christians – and that’s OK!

May 13, 2015

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A new Pew Research study indicates that between 2007 and 2014 the number of adults in the United States who identify themselves as Christians dropped from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. By any measure that’s a significant decline! But what does it really mean about the state of the Christian faith in this country? If […]

Atheist former Muslim: Christianity, Islam not equivalent

April 7, 2015

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I just heard Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at a National Press Club luncheon. Although she is an atheist, her comparison between Islam on the one hand, and Christianity and Judaism on the other is uncompromising and uncommonly frank. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born to a Muslim family in Somalia. She experienced the traditional Islamic practice […]

Why Rudy Giuliani says President Obama doesn’t love America

February 19, 2015

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I must admit to almost being floored by what Rudy Giuliani said at a recent Republican fund raiser: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up […]

Just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty???

January 5, 2015

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When I look at the message on attorney Larry L. Archie’s Greensboro, NC billboard, I have to wonder what was in the good lawyer’s mind. Is he making some deep philosophical point that I’m missing? Or does he mean exactly what his words seem to say? The message of the billboard seems to be that […]

What if Michael Brown had been taught to “turn the other cheek” in Ferguson?

December 1, 2014

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The killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO has aroused a lot of emotions. When a grand jury refused to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing, some of those emotions spilled over into rioting and violence. I find myself conflicted about the entire situation. On […]

What Michelle Obama’s white ancestors tell us about ourselves

November 24, 2014

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Using DNA testing to trace the forebears of Michelle Obama, New York Times reporter Rachel L. Swarns has been able to identify the First Lady’s white ancestors. Swarns used historical records to determine the most probable contributors to Mrs. Obama’s white heritage. Once that family was identified, DNA testing was used to confirm the relationship. […]

Hobby Lobby case shows liberals can be as ideologically intolerant as conservatives

August 7, 2014

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Reactions to the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision that affirmed the right of closely held corporations to refuse to offer abortion and birth control services to their employees because of the religious convictions of the owners, were very revealing. Unsurprisingly conservatives hailed the decision as a victory for religious freedom. On the left, however, […]

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