Sometimes a Question is Better than an Answer

By John Stonestreet

The power of asking questions is seen clearly in the two greatest educators of all time: Socrates and Jesus. Both men were master teachers. Both men knew most (and in the case of Jesus, all) the answers. Both men had a unique ability to lead others to those answers. And both men were great questioners.

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If you give away your principles today, don’t be surprised if you can’t find your credibility tomorrow.

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It’s sad and disturbing when I find myself agreeing with Trump and Clinton–neither one is fit to be president.

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The Reformation, A Tragic Necessity

By Timothy George

old churchJaroslav Pelikan (1923-2006) was the greatest historian of Christian doctrine since Adolf von Harnack, and he was both more comprehensive and more sympathetic to the tradition he studied than was the great scion of German liberal Protestantism. Pelikan also had a knack for framing profound and complex issues in short, memorable statements. “Jesus Christ is too important to be left to the theologians,” he once wrote. Again, “Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.” In 1959, on the eve of the Second Vatican Council, he coined another phrase of continuing relevance when he wrote of “the tragic necessity of the Reformation.”

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When many of us not in the movement hear the slogan “Black Lives Matter,” we think those who say it mean “Only Black Lives Matter.” Perhaps if those in the movement didn’t so often rely on lies and hatred to advance their cause, the rest of us would be open to giving their slogan a more charitable interpretation: “Black Lives Matter, Too.”

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Despite the deadly ambush in Dallas and other attacks against police this weekend, Black Lives Matter decided to continue with its anti-police protests. Of course no one condones police mistreatment of blacks, but why do we stand by when BLM advances a false narrative against police and incites vigilantism against those whose job is dangerous enough already? You can oppose racism without supporting BLM. I do.

But I really want to know: Does InterVarsity Christian Fellowship still support Black Lives Matter?

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Remember when conservatives (specifically, Sarah Palin) were (falsely) blamed for the shooting of Gabby Giffords? Violent rhetoric caused it, were were assured.

Yet when Black Lives Matter nutcases chant “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon!” and “God damn white America!” and white police officers are subsequently ambushed, the same activists say we must “put politics aside” and “understand their motivations.”


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After nearly eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency, America is more divided than it has been in a generation, perhaps ever: blacks against whites, “social-justice” agitators against the police, Democrats against Republicans, Bernie and Trumpites against “the elites,” women against men; gay-rights activists against Christians, the administration against states, “transgenders” against communities, jihadists against civilization, and so on.

But not to worry, friends. Both leading candidates to succeed Mr. Obama are known as leaders who know how to unite people.


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James Comey said yesterday that no one gets prosecuted for gross negligence any more and to indict Hillary Clinton for the e-mail fiasco would be unfair. There are many things to say about his testimony, but I’ll just say this: It’s time to rewrite the statute. If no one is going to be held accountable for gross negligence, let’s take it off the books.

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When Jesus Had a Wife

By Stan Guthrie

papyrus_front_lgWhen it comes to conspiracy theories about Jesus, sometimes fiction really is stranger than truth.

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