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Temporary Poison

On Nov. 17, at a gathering of international religious leaders, Pope Francis had this to say, “In our day, marriage and the family are in crisis. We now live in a culture of the temporary, in which more and more people are simply giving up on marriage as a public commitment.”  He  later added, “It is important that the young people do not give themselves over to the poisonous mentality of the temporary, but rather be revolutionaries with...

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Thumbs Up to the Future

This past Sunday my son, Micah, stood before the congregation to publicly confirm his faith.  Here’s an excerpt of what he shared as his personal faith statement …  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV).                 This verse has helped me countless times; it gives me hope when I am...

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Death with Christ

This past weekend I read the sad news that Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old woman with a terminal brain tumor, had taken her life.  She chose to “die with dignity” by taking legally prescribed drugs.  She didn’t want to continue through the pain and suffering of her cancer.  What was glaringly absent in Brittany’s story was a “Thumbs Up” attitude with Jesus on top.  She didn’t have the comfort and...

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Does the Pope Support Gay Marriage?

The media was all astir this week because the Vatican released some comments that sounded supportive of gay marriage.  Liberal forces in the media are so eager to proclaim that “the church” is supportive of their views that they will take ANY word of conciliation as total support. The Vatican was quick to respond that such whole -hearted support of gay marriage is not the case.  The cardinals expressed that the comments flow out...

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Marriage Remains

No matter what judges may say or fail to say, God’s institution of marriage remains the same.  The Supreme Court is choosing to sidestep the matter, this week refusing to step in and protect state marriage amendments.  Other lower court judges are trying to redefine God’s plan, insisting that same sex “marriage” is a foundational institution of our society.  Many in the media are touting the downfall of God’s...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview