Category Archives: culture wars

For the best defense, don’t take offense

Life offers many opportunities to be offended. Try not to take them. Taking offense is a huge expense that can bankrupt relationships and separate friends. The “take offense — get angry — hold resentment” sequence doesn’t make sense. Perhaps we should … Continue reading

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Humanity is not just a manatee named Hugh

If someone kills a man to save a child, he is called a hero. However, nowadays, if he kills a gorilla to save a child, he’s harshly criticized. CBS News wrote: “The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo … Continue reading

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Why is Western culture consumed with drugs and drug commercials?

Why is Western culture consumed with drugs and drug commercials? If you don’t self-regulate your life, you will eventually want to medicate the pain that your disruptive thinking and behavior causes to your emotions and body. (Philippians 4:8). People in our … Continue reading

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When 5 Judges’ Opinion Can Villanize Those Who Disagree

When political correctness pushes freedom of speech into the closet and people are harshly judged for speaking up about ethical standards and bullied into silence; when commitment to conscience is coerced into conformity to culture’s compulsive cravings and harshly called … Continue reading

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When Does Love Win?

Perhaps love doesn’t win with flags, pride, or court decision. So when does love really win? Love wins when I surrender to God’s love by laying down my desires and giving up my will. I saw this kind of broken, … Continue reading

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Hey You! Grow Gutsy In God’s Gospel! (got guts?)

If you don’t grow gutsy in God’s Gospel, you will succumb to society’s seducing spell! The Bible says: “Christ in you–the hope of glory!” Not “Christ in the preacher/pastor–the hope of glory.” “Don’t underestimate the power of God in you, … Continue reading

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Tattoos, Texting, Talk Radio, Polls, Piercings, Social Media, Reality TV & Other Self-Expression

In our contemporary culture of constant, clamoring self-expression (tattoos, texting, talk radio, opinion polls, piercings, social media, reality TV, etc.), there’s no reason Christ-followers shouldn’t courageously and continually express their faith in Christ! I LOVE JESUS! HE’S AWESOME! I WANT TO … Continue reading

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What makes a country free?

When we celebrate freedom (on the 4th of July or other times) it is a good thing to ask:  What makes a country free?  Are we free? Should a country be considered “free” when it’s people, culture, and communities are … Continue reading

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America — is it working?

America, how’s it working? Our American culture trains us to flow unrestrained with our feelings, our sensuality, and our desires. This training, however, releases hateful and evil behavior. For example, last night NBC News reported that 20% of American college … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Accusations of “Hate” to Genuinely Getting Along . . .

If a friend, a relative, or even a stranger, in spite of anatomy, proclaimed his arms to be wings and boldly declared that he is a bird; I’d still be nice to him.  I wouldn’t be mean to him, and … Continue reading

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