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Lasting marriage linked to better health

A University of Chicago study recently published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior provides evidence that Lasting marriage is linked to better health.  Many previous studies have shown that on the average married people have better health than those who never married.  This new study… Continue reading

Fathers and Sons: Passing on the Faith

I have been reading through 1 Samuel in our church Bible reading program, and I was struck by the challenge that fathers face in passing on their faith to their sons.  Continue reading

Miss California Takes a Stand

Carrie Prejean, Miss California in the Miss USA contest, was considered by many to be the front runner until one of the judges asked her about gay marriage.  In answering the question, she stood her ground and said that she believed that marriage should be between a man and… Continue reading

An Atheist Believes that Africa needs God

At a time when most people in academia and the media enjoy trashing missionaries as misguided and useless at best and diabolically destructive at worst, it is refreshing to find an honest atheist who is able to recognize the beneficial influence of missions. London Times columnist Matthew Parris wrote an… Continue reading

God Rewards the Righteous

Is righteousness a gift that we receive by faith, or a way of living that God will reward?  It seems that the answer is a bit of each.

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Religion in American: Tolerant or Confused?

This week the Pew Forum released part 2 of its U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. This study of 35,000 adults explored the religious affiliation and beliefs of Americans.  The results are rather interesting.

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Gay Couples Try to Appear Mainstream

This week we have seen the beginning of a wave of same sex marriages in California. The couples who appear in the news all seem to have been together in a committed relationship for a long time, often for decades. But a Los Angeles Times article explains that the couples… Continue reading

Resources Related to Same Sex Marriage

This week in California the state will begin approving same sex marriages. Since I am speaking on this topic this weekend at my church, I wanted to provide a list of resources for Christians who are interested in learning more about this topic. Continue reading

How to Be a Man

What does it mean to be a man? For centuries, young boys did not need to contemplate this question because there were commonly accepted rites of passage that let the community know when a boy became a man. But due to rampant gender confusion and a blurring of distinctions, today there are many men in their 20s and 30s who are still not sure that they are “men.” Continue reading

Expelled: The Movie

A new movie opens today with Ben Stein titled “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.” This documentary explores the oppressive tactics used by the academic community to attempt to silence all discussion of Intelligent Design as an alternative to evolutionary theory. The movie reportedly includes interviews with some well know… Continue reading

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