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The Real Root of Slavery: A Short Advent Meditation

The Real Root of Slavery: A Short Advent Meditation

Want. Take. Have. —Faith, “Bad Girls,” Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1999) Come, thou long expected Jesus / Born to set Thy people free. — Charles Wesley, “Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord (1744) But what’s the real problem no ...

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The Economics Of The Fall

The Economics Of The Fall

As you can see, the fact of man’s evil nature bears on both the positive and normative aspects of economics.   —Tom Rose, Economics:  Principles and Policy (1996) If we discard the law, we are left to wander aimlessly, with ...

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The Pilgrim ‘Survival Secret’

The Pilgrim ‘Survival Secret’

One of the things I admire most about the Pilgrims is that they really were a thankful people. We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving … or do we? The Thanksgiving Americans are celebrating today provides but a ...

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The Author of Liberty

The Author of Liberty

Our fathers’ God, to Thee, Author of liberty, to Thee we sing. —Samuel Francis Smith, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” (1831)  Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else. . . . —The Declaration of ...

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The Best Way To Teach Our Children About Freedom

The Best Way To Teach Our Children About Freedom

There are a variety of definitions of freedom. Most often people confuse freedom with license, or more particularly licentiousness. They assume that their personal wants and desires can be pursued without boundary or at least as long as they are ...

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The Myth Of Neutrality

The Myth Of Neutrality

The plea for Christians to surrender to neutrality in their thinking is not an uncommon one.  —Greg Bahnsen, Always Ready (1996)  Man neither is nor can be “objective” and “impartial.”  All his thinking is from some fundamental starting point or ...

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Changing Culture By Tithing

Changing Culture By Tithing

Christians are only giving at 2.5 percent per capita, while during the Great Depression they gave at a 3.3 percent rate. —Mike Holmes, “What Would Happen if the Church Tithed?” (2013)  The Bible sets forth tithing as the principal means ...

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The Religion-Makers

The Religion-Makers

And Cause never was the reason for the evening Or the Tropic of Sir Galahad. —Dewey Bunnell, “Tin Man” (1974)   In every campaign, the religion of humanity has presented its current cause as the ultimate standard, the acid test ...

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