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“The Christmas Candle” Confirms The Concept Of Sermon-Free Church

The new movie The Christmas Candle is an amazing confirmation of The Salvation Army Berry Street’s participatory worship where everyday people show and tell what God has done.  I’ve been writing and posting, on my blog and on Facebook, for … Continue reading

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Attention America! Media Alert!

Attention America: Images are influential. What you watch will: * Alter your attitude; * Brainwash your beliefs; * Create cravings: * Dictate desires; * Edge out your ethics; * Form your feelings; * Grab your gullibility; * Hold your heart; … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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Are You Tired Of Watching Decadence In Movies & On TV?

Are you tired of movies and TV shows showing people acting out anger and angst, disrespect and disdain?  Are you fed up with watching people lying, cheating, deceiving, stealing, fighting, and killing?  Have you had enough of being brainwashed by … Continue reading

Posted in anger, angst, attitude, brainwashed, brainwashing, casual sex, cheating, compromise, conscience, contemporary society, corrupt culture, cyber space, deception, decision-making, denial, dishonesty, disrespect, electronic media, encouragement, entertainment, environment, harmful thinking, indecency, insight, inspiration, lifestyles, mature language, moral principles, moral restraints, morality, morality-phobic, morals, movies, popular culture, pull of evil, reality TV, right and wrong, right conduct, right living, seduction, seduction of self-destruction, sex, shame, society, thinking, TV network, Unconditional, values, Won't Back Down | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Unconditional Will Wow You!

Unconditional, a new movie staring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy, is based on events in the life of Joe Bradford, affectionately known as Papa Joe by the people whose lives he has changed in the projects of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a … Continue reading

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The Best Kind Of Sex

Our society ignores the very best kind of sex.  You almost never hear about it.  TV and movies nowadays picture almost every kind of sex but this.  I wonder why? Instead our sex-crazed culture focuses on and promotes casual sex … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #2 — Casual Sex

Like the ancients, we moderns have our myths and our gods. Modern Myth #2 is the “casual” sex myth. It says: Random sex with various partners is a meaningless recreational activity with no significant consequences and should be encouraged and approved … Continue reading

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Things That Stir My Soul

Here are some things that stir my soul to sense the spiritual reality that surrounds us — that create a sense of awe in my heart.  These things motivate me, inspire me, and help me be aware of the reality … Continue reading

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Are You An Emulator Or An Impactor?

An emulator conforms to the thoughts ideas and opinions around him. He tries to blend in with his environment (often subconsciously rather than intentionally). It is easy to be an emulator, just go with the flow. Don’t rock the boat. … Continue reading

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Warning: Use Self-Directed Censorship

John Locke was an English philosopher and political theorist. His ideas about freedom greatly influenced America’s founding fathers and are reflected in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, Locke believed in a kind of censorship, a self-directed control of what we … Continue reading

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