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The State of Your Family's Economy, 2015
March 04, 2015: In his recent State of the Union message, President Obama spoke in glowing terms about the state of the economy. Regrettably, his report was a masterpiece of individual statistics selected to make a case rather than giving an accurate representation of what's really occurring.
ISIS Isn't About Jobs
March 04, 2015: ISIS is a theological movement grounded in a very specific kind of Muslim eschatology. In his groundbreaking analysis in The Atlantic, Graeme Wood argues that ISIS "has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam."
What They Get Wrong About ISIS
February 21, 2015: ISIS is motivated by its deeply-held religious convictions. We can argue ad infinitum about whether or not ISIS's interpretation of the Koran is correct, or whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. But what is unarguable is that ISIS is animated by deeply-held beliefs about God, His will, and the future of humankind.
Bright Hope with No 'Shades of Grey'
February 17, 2015: It is oddly unfitting that Valentine's Day is also when the film "Fifty Shades of Grey" is being released and marketed aggressively. One of the marketing tools being used for the film is a little Teddy Bear holding not roses or a box of chocolates but handcuffs. Another is jewelry: For example, jeweler Janet Cadsawan is selling a "double handcuff necklace" for a mere $150.
The Truth About Human Sexuality: It All Comes Down to the Bible
February 02, 2015: Another long-time Evangelical pastor, Stan Mitchell, has decided that homosexuality is acceptable to the God of the Bible; TIME magazine makes quite a story of it. In his self-disclosing comments about his decision, it is noteworthy that he talks a lot about love and "conversation" and "journeys" but little or not at all about truth and the Bible.
Setting Captives Free: The New (Christian) Liberation Movement
January 30, 2015: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, a time when Americans are reminded to awake to the sobering reality of modern slavery in our time, around the world - and here at home.