I’m going to begin a series on the relationship between Christians and violence, which, as you might already know, can be a pretty heated discussion. Here’s a few questions related to the topic: Should Christians participate in national war? Should Christians ever think positively about the use of violence to...
Warning: If you haven’t read all three of the books in the Hunger Games trilogy and plan on reading them, you’re going to want to cover your eyes. Spoilers ahead. I recently blogged about the first book in the Hunger Games trilogy. If you haven’t read that post, I’d...
When Francis Schaeffer looked at our modern society, he saw a lot of apathy. He would trace the ebb and flow of Western Civilization, highlighting achievements, revolutions, and the longings of mankind. Many idealists, revolutionaries, and power-hungry people have changed the course of history—some for better, some for worse....
The Journal of Medical Ethics recently published an article advocating “post-birth abortions.” Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, who wrote the article, argue that there are many cases where women have abortions because having a child would be physically, psychologically, or economically difficult for them. But what if these hardships...
United States citizenship is a hot issue. Many people in the world would love to become US citizens. And many people inside of the US are trying very hard to keep them from becoming US citizens. Now, like almost every other American, I admit that I did nothing to earn...
What is the relationship between the gospel and social action? Or how do evangelism and feeding the poor relate? Does the gospel necessitate social justice? Does social justice necessitate the gospel for it to be valuable? These are just some of the questions that the church is wrestling with—and arguing...
Josh Mcarthur and his wife Allison are former Eternity Students who now serve in Costa Rica with 6:8 Ministries When I was 18, God shook my world and exposed the hypocrisy and self-righteousness that had marked my life. I grew up in a Christian home, had amazing parents who served...
Question #2: What voices do you allow to have influence in your life? Kony 2012 is an example of marketing genius and demonstrates an effective exploitation of social media to move a story quickly and generate massive amounts of support for a cause. It raises many interesting questions if we...
Like most everyone who heard the news of this past weekend, I was angered and appalled at the news of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's (alleged) racist conversation with his former girlfriend V. Stiviano. His words are almost unbelievable and unbearable to listen to. I don't believe I have a...
From time to time, we recommend a Book of the Month for those readers looking for a solid book suggestion. This “month,” I’m recommending Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices by Julie Clawson. Whether you are concerned about social justice and global crises or not, this is...
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