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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 3)

As we continue our examination of our culture, we need to assess it honestly.  (An excellent book about this is J. Paul Nyquist’s book Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture.)  We can be optimistic, like little orphan Annie, and sing, “The Sun’ll Come Up Tomorrow,” or, we can be pessimistic, like Eeyore [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 2)

There are certain attributes of American culture today that we must understand in order to effectively witness.  First, it is Post-Modern, meaning that there is no Truth for all people, just your individual truth or your group’s truth.  An example of this is the abortion issue.  If a woman is pregnant and wants the baby, there [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 1)

As we look around our American landscape, we see the culture changing right before our very eyes.  What were once clear distinctions and obvious differences between right versus wrong, truth versus error, and fact versus fiction are now blurred beyond recognition.  It is a totally new world.  Do we know what to do?  Do we [&hellip

National Youth Gathering: ABC’s of Defending Your Faith

ABCs of Defending Your Faith

National Youth Gathering: Science & Religion

Science & Religion

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Christianity’s Contributions: Cultural artifacts (Part 4)

Let’s conclude our examination of cultural artifacts made by the Christian Church by surveying words and expressions. The abbreviations “BC” and “AD” stand for “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” (“In the year of our Lord”).  They are now the politically correct terms “BCE” and “CE”, which stand for “Before Common Era” and “Common Era”.  However, [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Cultural artifacts (Part 3)

Examining the culture at large, we see the massive impact that Christianity has had.  This blog focuses on holidays.  To begin, even the word  “holiday” has religious implications.  The word “holiday” is a form of the words “holy day”.  Before we look at specific holidays on the calendar, let’s review the importance of one day [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Cultural artifacts (Part 2)

This series of blogs continues to chronicle the contributions Christianity made to the culture at large.  Today we focus on literature. While this is not an exhaustive list, the following are some milestones in the field of literature written by Christians. The City of God by St. Augustine (354-430) – A contrast of the “City of [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Cultural artifacts (Part 1)

This final series of blogs on Christianity’s contributions examines the artifacts that Christians developed in various areas that shaped culture.  The definition of an artifact is an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.  In these blogs we’ll examine art, music, literature, holidays, and words.  Let’s begin with [&hellip

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Christianity’s Contributions: Slavery abolished (Part 4)

As we close out this month’s focus on the contributions of Christianity to culture, the abolition of slavery by individuals and the culture at large was due to the Church’s influence.  In the Roman Empire, the Emperor Justinian (527-565 AD) abolished all laws preventing freedom of slaves. Centuries later, in England, British slavery was nearly gone [&hellip

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