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The Duggars: Repentance

I created a series on my Arts and Culture blog called “The Duggars.” I’ve published articles on hypocrisy and justice. Later this week, I’ll publish ones on evangelism and parenting. Please read and share these articles. The magnitude of the Duggars’ crimes hit me Saturday night. I became angry and upset. In church yesterday, I…

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Homosexuality: Lawlessness

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (1 John 3:4)[1] The unbelieving world calls homosexuality “love.” But it’s love without law and therefore lawlessness. The Mosaic Law is the reflection of God’s moral character. He doesn’t change and neither does his law (Malachi 3:6). Heaven and earth will pass away before one…

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Creation: Divine Judgment

“I am God and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things that are not yet done.” (Isaiah 46:9-10)[1] Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 1:8, 11, 17; 2:8, 21:6, 22:13). Genesis and Revelation embody…

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In Spirit and In Truth

“The hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:23-24[1] I attend a large Southern Baptist church. Yesterday…

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Marry Me: The Proposal

I will never forget the proposal episode from The Practice (1997-2004). In one scene, Lindsay (Kelli Williams) proposes marriage to her boyfriend Bobby (Dylan McDermott) at an empty Boston Red Sox stadium, at night. He humbly accepts. Letting a woman propose to a man seems chic today. The reverse is pooh-poohed as too traditional. The church…

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ISIS: Judgment on America

After I told an old friend that gay marriage is communism in disguise, he replied that communism is passé. He considers radical Islam – ISIS – the real threat now. But he’s wrong. I don’t know my friend’s politics, but his reaction is no different from that of the church in America today. For fifty…

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Earth Day: A New Religion

Peace activist John McConnell proposed the first Earth Day on March 21, 1970 (spring equinox), during a UNESCO conference. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded a separate Earth Day that same year, on April 22 – Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday. Led by a Communist UN, people have gathered together ever since to celebrate – and worship –…