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Jesus was a rabble-rouser, so why are today’s preachers silent?

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether it’s Christian bakers, florists, photographers and even pastors being fined thousands of dollars or shut down because their Biblical beliefs don’t embrace gay weddings; Christian military chaplains reprimanded, demoted [...]

Christmas Message to Unbelievers: Just Take the Bet!

By |December 29th, 2015|Categories: Religion|Tags: , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Once upon a time in a galaxy right here and now the Creator God who made it all decided that although his man children had become nasty pieces of work [...]

NY Daily News Headline: God Isn’t a Fixer, But Man Is

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) In just five laughably arrogant and masterfully idiotic words: “God Is Not Fixing This,” a newspaper crystalizes the great divide that separates Americans even more than does political party: the deep [...]

A Christian vision of civilization

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By John Morgan, '76 Contributor) The vision of Christianity is salvation and civilization. Salvation is for the individual soul to find rest in God and life in him for eternity. Civilization is for societies to find peace [...]

Much atheistic ado about nothing

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Ideas, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Jay Ambrose, '76 Contributor) There’s a New Yorker article that has a provocative title — “All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists” — but reading the piece makes you think something else, namely that all [...]

The Gospel according to Obama

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By John Morgan, '76 Contributor) Mr. Obama has the greatest amount of socially intelligent guile that has operated on the world scene since Adolf Hitler. How in the world did Hitler fool a nation of [...]

Religious origins of the gay rights movement

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Phil Mitchell, CCU Faculty) Many of my conservative friends are wondering how the gay rights movement won the court battles—and probably the battle for public opinion—all so quickly.  To understand this one must examine [...]

Easter is proof of heaven

By |April 4th, 2015|Categories: Religion|Tags: , , , , |

While Easter TV movies and films always seem to focus on the blood-drenched agony of Christ’s lashing, torture and horrific crucifixion, the real story of Easter is the rest of the story — the part we don’t see. It’s reunion with God. The whole purpose of God coming down to earth […]

Is Barack Obama a Christian and what difference does it make?

By |March 18th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

Over half (54 percent) of Republicans, 26 percent of independents, and 10 percent of Democrats, when asked in a recent poll which religion describes President Obama’s “deep down” beliefs, said he is Muslim. The poll was conducted in October 2014, by Alex Theodoridis of the University of California at Merced and released in February. Choices included Muslim, Christian, atheist, spiritual, or “I don’t know.” While 45 percent of Democrats said Obama is Christian, his stated belief, only 18 percent of independents and 9 percent of Republicans agreed. Many also responded “don’t know” – i.e., 47 percent of independents, 26 percent of Democrats, and 19 percent of Republicans. […]

From pagan to sacred and back again

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Religion|Tags: , , , , |

For many years I have heard the reference that the United States is like modern day Rome – both in its glorious achievements and also in its potential downfall. While Rome had many issues that affected its eventual demise, the underlying one was moral decay. Some would argue that morality may also be at the center of whether or not the United States will continue to achieve and prosper as a nation. I would argue that it is not just the United States that will hinge on the morality issue. Indeed, across the globe, the myriad of concerns that we read, hear and see on the news and social media, are mostly rooted in issues of morality. In some respects, while the globe has progressed on many fronts since the Roman Era, in other ways, the world seems to be backsliding into a previous time when pagan societies engaged in morally questionable and societally destructive practices. As we scan the issues of the globe over many years, we seem to have spanned from pagan to sacred and back again. […]