Category Archives: Religion and Politics

Boldly breaking the cardinal rule against mixing religion and politics

A Redefining Moment

Last week’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to mandate the acceptance of homosexual practice in American society was truly a redefining moment in our nation’s history. What I mean by redefining is that they have … Continue reading

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Which Is It: ISIS, ISIL, or IS?

Maybe you’ve noticed that President Obama prefers to call the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (or ISIS) by the alternate name of ISIL (which means the Islamic State in the Levant). So, what’s the difference? Actually, there’s … Continue reading

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Happy Resurrection Day!

Resurrection Sunday is my favorite of all the Christian holy days of the year, because it commemorates Jesus’ victory over sin and the grave. Without Jesus’ resurrection from the dead the Christian faith is futile and meaningless. The … Continue reading

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What’s So Holy About Holy Week?

Why is the week before Easter (better described as Resurrection Day) called Holy Week? In our so-called post-modern society where few people, including supposed Christians, know anything about Jesus Christ and the faith that worships Him (called Christianity), … Continue reading

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Why Is Fundamentalist Such an Ugly Word?

Do you know what the true meaning is of the terms fundamentalism or fundamentalist? If you think these are defined as “a narrow-minded worldview” and “a judgmental, mean-spirited  person with a narrow-minded worldview” (respectively), then you’ve been duped … Continue reading

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Is God Pro-Choice?

I mean, really: is God pro-choice? That’s a very good question, and I think the answer may shock you even more. Before I proceed with the answer, however, let me first say that personally I am unabashedly pro-life … Continue reading

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What’s Your Purpose?

Here at the beginning of the New Year is a perfect time to reconsider one’s purpose in life. Have you ever asked yourself one or more of the following questions: “Why am I here? Why do I exist? What’s … Continue reading

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