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George Barna’s 9 Challenges For American Christians

George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, issued nine challenges for American Christianity in 2002.  Here is a paraphrase of his nine challenges along with how a church in Nashville, Tennessee, The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center, is attempting … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #10 — Disapproval Is A Form Of Hatred

Somehow our society has accepted and promotes the mythological idea that to disapprove is to hate. If you don’t approve of someone’s behavior nowadays, you might be accused of hate speech or of having a phobia. This however, is nonsense. … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #9 — All Religions Are Equal

Modern Myth #9 is the belief that all religions are equal or true. MTV and The Associated Press recently asked young people between the ages of 13 and 24 to choose between two statements about their views of religious faiths other … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Believing These Things?

What is wrong with believing that the Universe has a Creator–an intelligent designer–that it didn’t just happen as a result of time, chance, and “natural processes”? Why is the idea of a personal Creator considered “unscientific,” “religious,” “out dated,” or … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Biggest Failure

What is humanity’s greatest failure?  It is a failure of understanding, a failure of love, a failure of respect.  It is a failing of compassion, a failing of negotiation, a failing of faith.  It is trusting in human power rather … Continue reading

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Source Of Tormenting Thoughts?

Everybody has probably experienced unwanted or tormenting thoughts. So how do thoughts that a person doesn’t want get into her mind? What is their source? One possible cause of tormenting thoughts could be a person’s own will, choice, or desire. … Continue reading

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Frog Legs & Prejudice

I don’t like frog legs. I won’t eat frog legs. I find frog legs totally disgusting. But the truth is, I’ve never given frog legs a chance. I am so terribly offended with the idea of eating a slimy green … Continue reading

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