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Black Lives Matter, Anti-Zionism, and Anti-Semitism

One alarming trend this past year is the rise of anti-semitism in The United States and globally. This past week, President Emmanuel Macron of France acknowledged the rise of anti-semitism and went a step further by connecting the tide of anti-zionist expressions to anti-semitism. Many on the left wing try to distinguish between anti-zionism, which they see as a protest …

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Back In the Blogging Saddle

After taking a six-month break from the blog to finish a master’s degree in apologetics (check), it’s time to resume writing for the blog. Welcome home.  

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The Rise of Cultural Marxism in America

The following was submitted as a paper in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a Master of Arts degree through Luther Rice University. Introduction “Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.”–Karl Marx “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,  the fruit of the womb a reward.” –Psalm 127:3. The 1973 Roe v. Wade landmark Supreme Court decision …

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Church Planting In An Urban Setting

The question I’ve been wrestling with this past week is a simple one: how can a white, suburban church plant a multi-cultural church in inner-city Des Moines? In many ways, I think it is safe to say that we don’t know what we don’t know. In many ways, this will require a completely different paradigm.

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The Key Ingredient in God’s Personal Development Program

When we are presented with a problem, an opportunity, or a challenge, our instinct is to do something. Even Nike has adopted as its company slogan, “just do it.” Words like “action” and “proactive” fill our modern-day books and teaching on leadership and management. The fact is, few of us would attribute concepts like waiting and patience with the image …

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Why Jen Hatmaker is Wrong

Popular Christian author, speaker, and celebrity, Jen Hatmaker, sparked a firestorm within Christian media when she recently affirmed her support of same-sex unions and stated she believes gay couples in a monogamous relationship can be blessed by God and seen as holy. Christian apologists were quick to call her out and plead with her to reconsider her statement. Dr. Michael L. Brown, …

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10 Skills Necessary to Be Effective in the 21st Century American Mission Field

“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.” ― Michel de Montaigne Pastors and leaders who lose their curiosity about life and the pursuit of knowledge will quickly lose connection and relevance with their congregation. The culture–and the church–are …