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Was Trayvon Martin a hoodlum who deserved what he got?

April 29, 2012

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Was Trayvon Martin an inoffensive teenager who was savagely gunned down as he walked innocently down the street? Or was he a thug who was responsible for his own death because he attacked George Zimmerman, who then killed him in self defense? I have been surprised at the number of comments on the web that have taken […]

Should Government Be Involved In Caring For The Poor? #3

April 27, 2012

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There are two seemingly irreconcilable realities that confront Christians when we consider whether government should be in the business of helping to care for the poor. On the one hand, government is just not very good at helping poor people, and often ends up doing them great moral and spiritual harm. On the other hand, […]

Is Romney “more biblical” than Obama?

April 20, 2012

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Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, provoked a big stir in the media last year when he said that Christians should not vote for a Mormon, Mitt Romney, because his religion is a cult. Now, Pastor Jeffress says, Romney’s the man! The apparent reason for this change of heart is the belief […]

Is it OK to leave “Christ” out of the Bible?

April 20, 2012

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Thomas Nelson Publishing has just released The Voice Bible, a new translation that totally avoids using words like “Christ” or “angel.” One contributor to the project, Dr. Darrell Bock, professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, is quoted in a Christian Post article as saying, “although the word ‘Christ’ does not appear in […]

Should Government Be Involved In Caring For The Poor? #2

April 19, 2012

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The church has been about the business of caring for the poor since its inception. But the poor are still with us in their millions because the job is too big for the church alone. I’ve heard Christians say, “If the government would just get out of the way, the church would get the job […]

Should Government Be Involved In Caring For The Poor? #1

April 18, 2012

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The Bible makes clear God’s imperative that we take care of the poor. Both the Old and New Testaments put far more emphasis on this than on issues like homosexuality or abortion (which are important in their own right). Think, for example, of the words of Jesus: For I was hungry and you gave Me […]

Are there any “Christian” candidates in the presidential race?

April 18, 2012

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Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are seriously flawed as “Christian” candidates. The president is clearly out of scriptural bounds on issues like abortion and homosexuality. But as important as those issues are, both the OT and NT place far greater emphasis on God’s requirement that we take care of the poor, for whom Mitt […]