Abnormalities

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Northwestern University researchers say that casual marijuana use is linked with brain abnormalities. Why didn’t they do this study before the drive to legalize pot?

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Bloomberg’s Liberal Hubris

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Here’s what Michael Bloomberg thinks about his chances of getting into heaven.

Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter. But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

And they say Christians are always pushing their religion on the rest of us? A few prayers for Mr. Bloomberg are in order, I’d say.

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Bad Moon Rising?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

It’s not the blood moon that gives me pause, but does anyone else think that bad things are coming to America?

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Why Resurrection People Remember the Dead

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

By Cory B. Willson

We proclaim that our deceased loved ones who trusted Christ are in the hands of a loving Savior. This is central to biblical faith. Yet on this side of the Resurrection, memory also plays a central role in keeping hope alive. Remembering our loved ones who have died is part of our Christian understanding of hope.

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Miserable

Monday, April 14th, 2014

As you write that painful check to the U.S. Treasury this year, keep in mind that there are more people receiving food stamps than the number of women working full time. Why do people who work more, pay more, while those who work less, get more? I understand that we sometimes need to extend a hand to hard-working people who require some temporary help, but this Obama economy has become a miserable way of life, both for taxpayers and the growing numbers who are for all intents and purposes permanently on the dole. If all these welfare recipients are not just sponging off people who work–and I grant that many aren’t–then we must indict the president and his party for this sorry economy.

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Podcast: I Beg to Differ

Monday, April 14th, 2014

John Wilson evaluates the helpful new book, I Beg to Differ: Navigating Difficult Conversations with Truth and Love.

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Saved

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Are you tired of being called a hypocrite by unbelievers? All I’ve ever said is that I’m a sinner saved by grace. At least we’re trying.

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Explanation

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

I’m sure there’s a good explanation. I just want to hear what it is.

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Good Books, Good Prices

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

New copies of my books All That Jesus Asks, Missions in the Third Millennium, The Sacrament of Evangelism (written with Jerry Root), and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy are available for a good price at SGC Books & Bibles.

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By Brian T. Kennedy

Harold Rood, a professor of international relations at Claremont McKenna College who died in 2011, was not as well known as he was influential. A soldier in Patton’s army in World War II, he taught his students that war is permanent to the human condition, and that in war it is better to win, for no one ever had to accommodate a loser. America will always have enemies, he told them, and those enemies will forever be planning and expending resources to place themselves in a position to defeat us. It would be nice if it was otherwise, he was fond of saying, but it is not otherwise. It is the way the world works.

During the Cold War, Dr. Rood would demonstrate in his classes–often by reading stacks of clippings from newspapers from around the world—that the leaders of the Soviet Union understood the world in these stark terms, and that they acted consistently on that basis. He would also lecture on technology, from German steel production before 1914, to the state of Japanese fighter aircraft before 1941, and even, curiously, to maps of America’s electrical transmission lines and power plants. It was important, he thought, to understand the strengths and vulnerabilities of a nation. His classes served as an antidote for students who had grown up in post-war America—a much needed antidote, because citizens of free nations in peacetime do not historically think in such terms. We today, and our elected leaders—in whose hands we place the responsibility for national defense—are in urgent need of such an antidote, because the U.S. is increasingly and dangerously vulnerable, and our elected leaders appear oblivious.

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