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Posted 10/16/17 at 12:52 PM | Karen Farris

#Me Too #BeALifeline

Me Too is the latest social media awareness campaign. Type “Me Too” in your status and let your friends and family know that you’ve experienced some sort of unwelcome or twisted sexual advances.

Maybe it happened at school, work, or maybe in what should have been a safe sanctuary…your home. There are some awful stories behind Me Too.

Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein and his predatory practices gave birth to the Me Too campaign. But I wonder why the rich and powerful women’s champion Jane Fonda didn’t speak up—since for years she knew it was happening. As they say sometimes all evil needs is for good people to do nothing.

If the Me Too campaign could change predatory behavior, this would be celebratory.

But I imagine it will be as short-lived as the ice-bucket challenge for ALS.

Yet, this much is certain: our individual Me Too stories are a powerful testimony of how blurry the lines of propriety have become. And how wrong it is to face this anywhere at anytime. FULL POST

Posted 10/13/17 at 8:57 PM | Michael Bresciani

Can’t Legislate Morality – But Perversion and Wickedness are Perfectly OK?

Articles have no attractive colors and themes like book covers, so there is only one chance to grab the attention. It usually means that the stinger comes first and the explanation is what follows. In this article, the title may be all that’s needed.

Splash, shock and intense verbally directed themes thrive, even in a world where political correctness feigns itself to be the edge.

The adage that says, we can’t legislate morality was first attributed to a Scotsman educator and sociologist R. M. MacIver (1882–1970).

In the 60s it was again used by both Sen. Barry Goldwater and civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

My former pastor, Dr. Richard Land often said that while we cannot, legislate morality we certainly have to pass a lot of legislation - to curb the effect of immorality.

This is a new day.

It is immorality that is now being legislated on many levels.

Healthcare is expensive but death is now free!

Abortion is on the decline in the nation which is why it is so hard to understand the passage of house bill 3391 in the state of Oregon (33-23). Democrats control the house and that is what made Republican state representative Jodi Hack declare that the vote was, “the saddest day I have experienced in the Oregon Legislature.” FULL POST

Posted 10/10/17 at 6:52 PM | Dr. Melvin Johnson

NFL Players Disrespect Flag, But Bow to Soros

Though craftily manipulated, the one thing the NFL and other professional athletes have done was to bow to one person who relishes the very fact that they deplore the flag of the United States of America is a mysterious billionaire named George Soros. In their efforts to demonstrate against what it stands for by kneeling, the gladiators kneel to his rule and domain.

It is he who admittedly sees himself as a “kind of god,” must also feel the power of his will to bring down not just America, but the world itself in order to continue the dreams of his own father—to create a one world society, complete with its own unique language known as Esperanto. In fact, George’s actual name was supposed to have been Schwartz, but his Jewish father Tividar changed the family’s name to Soros, which in the Esperanto language means “to soar.” in his 1991 book Underwriting Democracy, Soros said: “If truth be known, I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood,”

Although and atheist, Soros has also described himself as being similar to the God of the Old Testament. He believes that he and Jehovah share some of the same attributes. In addition to being “some kind of a god,” he envisions himself of being “the creator of everything.” Like God, Soros adds, “[Y]ou know, like invisible. I was pretty invisible. Benevolent. I was pretty benevolent. All-seeing. I tried to be all-seeing.”
Soros is Hungarian, born in Budapest in 1930 and by the time the Nazi war machine had begun its campaign to identify and eventually begin the systematic extermination of the Jewish race and others, Tavidar had arranged to divide his children among non-Jewish friends and business associates. He paid them bribes to conceal their Jewish background. George’s “godparents” took care of him and at the age of fourteen he sometimes accompanied his godfather on his routes to deliver deportation notices to the Hungarian Jews, and confiscate their property on behalf of the German government. FULL POST

Posted 10/6/17 at 8:28 PM | Caleb Davisson

Should Christians be Social Justice Warriors?

Should Christians be Social Justice Warriors (SJWs)? The question may sound like a no-brainer. Of course Christians should be SJWs! Taking care of the poor and promoting equality are Christian pastimes, right? After all, didn't Jesus preach social justice?

It is true that the Bible shows a great deal of concern for the poor, widowed, orphaned and foreigner. This should not be overlooked. If a person regularly reads the Bible they will be regularly reminded that they have a duty to bring love and justice to their fellow humans. But the Bible's view of social justice and the SJW view of social justice are incompatible. Here's why:

SJWs reject the concept of sin and believe that humans are by nature good:

This is a key SJW belief. Since SJWs believe that humans are basically good they are inclined to place the blame of evil and injustice upon societal issues rather than individuals. SJWs insist that power structures cause oppression and oppression leads to civil strife. With this mindset, the SJW can view the criminal as a victim.Those with a Biblical mindset see crime as a result of sinful hearts which create selfish desires.

The people around Jesus were eager to blame their problems on social injustices, but Jesus never took the bait. Jesus never pointed an accusing finger to Roman structural injustices or inequality. During Jesus' ministry the Roman governor of Israel, Pontius Pilate, executed a group of Galilean Jews at the temple where he mixed their blood with the blood of the daily sacrifice. Jesus' comment on this sacrilegious atrocity is revealing. Jesus could have taken this event as an opportunity to speak against the pagan injustices of the ruling class which caused suffering among the Jews, but instead Jesus says something shocking to his audience: "Repent, or you too will perish." (Luke 13:3) FULL POST

Posted 10/5/17 at 12:42 PM | Michael Bresciani

Does the Bible Speak of Terrorism? - Difficult Theology America Does Not Want to Face

Americans have a generally weak understanding of sound Biblical theology. This is evidenced in our academic curriculum, movie and media depictions of God, the church and ministers, and in the common wisdom of the day.

We have many books and teachings on the difficult subject of why bad things happen to good people, but we also generally reject the idea that bad things will happen to bad people. We talk of karma like it was a simple equation without any connection to a sovereign God who watches over the earth and intervenes in a scheduled and specific way.

Atheists don’t believe God exists - those that do - think he is like Santa Claus or a doting grandparent. Others think he is just too heavenly involved to be bothered with the affairs of men.

Both are mistaken, but even the most biblically grounded believers often mistake the reasons for the calamities that befall men as individuals and in communities, nations or globally.

That God allows troubles is generally understood, but that he calls for them in equal and direct proportion to our sinful disobedience is rejected more often than not. We want to believe that the lion has no teeth, but we continue to feel the deadly bite and our bewilderment and confusion is what follows. FULL POST

Posted 10/5/17 at 10:51 AM | Brian Wallace

Should We Take A Look At Student Loan Forgiveness?

Since the government has cut back so much on college spending the costs have shifted on to students, which has led to massive amounts of student loan debt. But is it time to start talking about student loan forgiveness?

Posted 10/3/17 at 12:12 PM | Karen Farris

Tiny Hope

During a time when life feels particularly fragile, I found something that should have broken, but didn’t.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. Nestled among some smaller rocks, with steady waves crashing amongst the larger rocks next to it, was a tiny urchin shell.

Delicate to the minutest detail and fragile like no other shell on this rocky beach. Yet, as I picked it up, there was not a single fracture or chip in its perfection.

I smiled. Isn’t that like God? To first create something with such fine artistry, fill it with life, then set it on a mission.

Somehow, this tiny one hadn’t made it far, but even so, it was here for me to find as a reminder that God is in the details.

If He created a sea creature with its own purpose, will He not do even more for his people?

Oh yes, and He will also find us when we feel washed ashore among the cold rocks. He will be the one to pick us up, smile, and declare, “Oh precious one, I created you and will always care for you.” FULL POST

Posted 9/29/17 at 8:30 PM | Michael Bresciani

Hugh Hefner, September 27, 2017: The Hef Is Gone Whatever Shall We Do?

YouTube Prophets

David Meade who created all the hype about the end of the world on September 23, of this year has now decided that the date will now be more likely on October 15th of 2017.

There is little reason to attack or even discuss the error this man has made; the real question is why anyone has believed him to begin with.

People with a totally secular world view don’t know any better and the Christians who took Meade seriously should have known better.

This is why no matter who is making thee prophecies, Pope or YouTube prophet, we who trust in the scriptures - will not bite.

Our Lord has made it quite clear – date setting is absolute folly and it is forbidden.

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” (Mt 24: 36)

The worst part of chasing the latest date for the second coming of Christ is that each time it fails the unbelievers are emboldened and pushed further into their own pathway to perdition. It becomes fuel for scoffers and naysayers. The secularists mock and the world are laughing at the very message that could bring them to the doors of life. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 2:54 PM | Mark Ellis

Head of World Jewish Congress still hoping for two-state solution

Ronald Lauder

By Mark Ellis

With ominous clouds surrounding Israel that seem like they may portend a storm, at least one prominent Jewish leader continues to promote a peace deal with the Palestinians that would elevate them to statehood.

“I believe deep in my bones that a two-state solution is still within reach,” Ronald Lauder, the head of the World Jewish Congress told the Jewish Voice.

Lauder is the former U.S. Ambassador to Austria and the youngest son of Estee Lauder. He is also known for his philanthropy in the Jewish world.

He feels a sense of urgency about such a deal, which imagines an independent State of Palestine alongside the State of Israel, west of the Jordan River. “It remains a vital national interest, not just for Israel, but for the Jewish people more broadly. Given current demographic trends, inaction is simply not an option,” he said. FULL POST

Posted 9/27/17 at 7:32 AM | Marvin Thompson

What will it take for Trump Evangelicals to Become Appalled?

Speaking out on ESPN, an “appalled” Rex Ryan said “I am associated with [Trump] because I introduced him, I supported him.” But overcome by an overwhelming sense of buyer’s remorse, he said, “I never signed up for that.”

That being the very divisive, and racially tinged comments Trump made about the NFL and its players regarding athletes protesting while the National Anthem is being played. Trump could not help himself during a campaign stop in Alabama in support of a candidate to replace Jeff Sessions, when he blurted out that the NFL should fire those “S.O.Bs” (use your imagination for what that stands for). That seemed to have crossed a line because it is seen as an attack on the mothers of NFL players, as well.

Ryan, a former NFL coach who campaigned with and introduced Trump during the 2016 election season, said he does not want to be associated with Trump’s comment. He coached several NFL teams during his tenure and added that the men he worked with - the guys in the locker room, are not who Trump characterized them to be. He has had enough. Now he is doing all he can to extricate himself from the Trump universe. FULL POST

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