- 4 Common Myths of Christians Rationalizing Cohabiting -- In 2016, approximately 18 million adults in the U.S. were in cohabiting relationships.
- 5 ‘Fake News’ Stories People Believe About Early Christianity -- "“Fake news” isn’t a new phenomenon, though. There’s quite a bit of fake news out there regarding the person of Jesus, the origins of the church, and the development of the Bible."
- American College of Pediatrics reaches decision: Transgenderism of children is child abuse -- "The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex."
- For Culturally Illiterate Science Reporters, Canaanite DNA Yields Occasion to Slap Bible Around -- "The original headline...should be, “Ancient DNA confirms biblical account…”"
- Hazel the Dog -- "When I come home from work, she kinda rolls her eyes and gives me a look like "Oh, it's you again." and goes back to sleep."
- He was his wife’s caretaker for decades but got dementia -- "So it was troubling when, on the evening of July 29, Karl Tarnowski and his wife found the elderly couple’s home empty, and their Chevy Tahoe gone."
- How Should Churches Respond To Unwed Mothers? -- "We humans so easily preach about immortality, sometimes forgetting to separate sin from the fruits of sin."
- How to Make Fun of Nazis -- "By undercutting the gravitas white supremacists are trying to accrue, humorous counterprotests may blunt the events’ usefulness for recruitment."
- If We’re Tearing Down White Supremacy, Start With Planned Parenthood -- "It is a rich if tragic irony that the same progressives denouncing Richard Spencer and demanding that municipal statues be torn down for their alleged white supremacist qualities are themselves closely aligned with a white supremacist-tied group."
- NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll Aug. 16, 2017 -- "African-Americans who said they think Confederate statues should remain: 44%"
- Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania -- "Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1903..."
- Pastor: Actions of many Christians today would 'frighten Jesus' -- "Where were the conservative evangelical Christians during these high-profile meltdowns? I don’t know, but one thing is certain: we didn’t hear nearly as much from them as we did about the president’s transgender military move."
- Planned Parenthood Admits To Performing Illegal Abortions. If Congress Can’t Defund Them, It’s Worthless -- "Not only does Planned Parenthood receive federal funding it doesn’t need, there’s now proof they perform illegal abortions."
- Racial Reconciliation, the Gospel, and the Church -- "Race was one kind of social construct in the biblical world, and it is another kind of social construct today."
- Slaveholding Examined in the Light of the Holy Bible -- "By William Henry Brisbane, New York, NY: The American and Foreign Anti-slavery Society, 1849"
- The Book of Revelation is Practical and Applicable -- "Revelation is written to encourage Christians to stand firm for Christ and not compromise even when we are surrounded by deceptive worldviews and religions, infiltrated by false prophets and teachers, lured by tempting wealth and pleasure, and threatened with economic pressure and violent persecution."
- The Church Didn't Have A Side In Charlottesville -- "...what was on display in Charlottesville was not a simplistic good versus evil confrontation...what was really going on was a more basic evil versus evil fight. It should go without saying that in a clash between evils, the church does not have a horse to back."
- The Problem with Christus Victor -- "An increasingly popular view of the atonement forces the question: What are we saved from?"
- This Man Spent Decades Befriending KKK Members. Hundreds Have Left the Group Because of Him -- "...decades ago 58-year-old Blues musician Daryl Davis learned the most effective way to get a Klansman to give up his hood: friendship."
- U.S. Still Paying a Civil War Pension -- "A North Carolina woman is the daughter of a Civil War veteran, and still collects his benefits."
- 'What kind of society do you want to live in?': Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing -- "Since the birth of her daughter, Ingadottir has become an activist for the rights of people with Down syndrome."
Monday, August 21, 2017
4 Common Myths, and other links
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