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Christmas Contradictions (26-Dec-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Christmas is a bundle of contradictions, inanities, and outright lies. The astounding fact is that most people are aware of this, yet still observe this pagan day.
Peace and Safety (19-Dec-03)
by David C. Grabbe
...By this accounting, it has been a pretty good year. For the time being, we can relax. We have "peace and safety." Right? It all depends on who or what is our biggest threat. ...
Spirit and Truth (12-Dec-03)
by David C. Grabbe
The pagan origins of Christmas are well known. How can Christians practice something that has always been anti-God? Is this worshiping 'in spirit and in truth'?
Apologies to C.S. Lewis (05-Dec-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Dear Bollix, Just a short note to congratulate you on the wonderful job you are doing overseeing the American religious landscape. ...
Thankful Forever (28-Nov-03)
by Martin G. Collins
Distractions abound with all of the commercials enticing us to buy this TV or that video game for Christmas. ...
Expanding Government (21-Nov-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
"Government, government everywhere" fairly summarizes last week's essay, and we could add, "not an innocent in sight. ...
Ubiquitous Government (14-Nov-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The average American is so accustomed to subservience that he has no desire to leave it. The nanny state has so coddled him that he is afraid to venture forth.
Expecting More (07-Nov-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
..."The Rosenthal Effect," as it is widely known, states that the expectations of a mentor do influence the performance of those he teaches, although the manner in which he conveys his expectations is oftentimes difficult to substantiate. ...
What's With Education Today? (31-Oct-03)
by Martin G. Collins
Statistics show that the more education an American citizen has, the more likely he will support such human perversions as abortion and homosexuality. ...
Grow Up! (24-Oct-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. ...
Merit (03-Oct-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Most of us probably remember the series of commercials run on television several years ago by a financial services company with the tagline, "We make our money the old-fashioned way: We earn it. ...
'I Will Come Again' (26-Sep-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
...The date on our calendar is not as important as the day itself. On it is the first autumnal new moon, which in most years marks the holy day called by the Jews Rosh Hashanah. This Hebrew phrase, however, obscures the significance of the day, as it simply means "the beginning of the year"--and the Jews keep it primarily as a New Years' celebration. The Bible calls it "a memorial of blowing of trumpets" (Leviticus 23:24), and thus we call it simply the "Feast of Trumpets." ...
Already Immortal? (19-Sep-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
"And the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. ...
Sowing and Reaping (12-Sep-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Two years ago yesterday, tens of millions of Americans were glued to their televisions, watching the terror and its aftermath in New York City, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. ...
America First? (05-Sep-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Most of us have heard country singer Lee Greenwood's most famous song, "Proud to Be an American. ...
What Does It Say? (29-Aug-03)
by Martin G. Collins
For weeks now debate has raged over whether the Ten Commandments monument in the Alabama courthouse should be removed. ...
Inured, Calloused, Apathetic (22-Aug-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
I have always liked words, though they are nothing in themselves but symbols of meanings. ...
Power (15-Aug-03)
by David C. Grabbe
If there is calamity in a city, will not the LORD have done it? (Amos 3:6) ...
Arnold, Messiah? (08-Aug-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The big story over the last few days has been the "surprise" candidacy of movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor of California. ...
In Defense of Marriage (01-Aug-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
In the last few weeks, we have witnessed a firestorm of controversy surrounding the institution of marriage. ...
House Rules (25-Jul-03)
by David C. Grabbe
Imagine that you receive a personal summons from a mysterious benefactor. ...
In What Way Have We Wearied Him? (18-Jul-03)
by Martin G. Collins
Hardly anyone is willing to take responsibility for his actions. Are people innocent when leaders lead them astray? Can we rightly blame others for our actions?
Intrinsic Governmental Corruption (11-Jul-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The "big news" of the past week or so has been the revelation that a major plank in President Bush's reasons for invading Iraq to liberate its citizens from its dictator, Saddam Hussein, was based on a forgery. ...
I'll Tax Your Feet (04-Jul-03)
by Martin G. Collins
A news headline this week reads, "7 States Begin Fiscal Year With No Budget. ...
What Will It Take? (27-Jun-03)
by David C. Grabbe
Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States of America removed the ban on homosexual sex. ...
Comfort One Another With These Words (20-Jun-03)
by Martin G. Collins
God provides comfort, often through members of His church. We have a responsibility to comfort others with words of hope about the resurrection to eternal life.
Music and Cultural Freefall (13-Jun-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The lyrics of popular songs show that what is on young Americans' minds is sex, rebellion, violence, and a feeling of exclusion. This bodes ill for the future.
Equilibrium (06-Jun-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
God has endowed His creation with a self-adjusting mechanism that, unless altered by cataclysmic forces, brings things back to a state of equilibrium. ...
Putting Out Flawed Study Practices (30-May-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
As managing editor of Forerunner magazine, I occasionally receive unsolicited articles from readers who want their work published. ...
Reasons for Optimism (23-May-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Are you generally up or down? Is your glass half-full or half-empty? Do you believe "all things work together for good" (Romans 8:28) or "all is vanity and grasping for the wind" (Ecclesiastes 2:17)?
Which God Do You Worship? (16-May-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
In the time when paganism was dominant, people tried to worship all the gods in the pantheon, but usually they had a particular fondness for a certain deity. ...
Falling Leaves (09-May-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Part of my responsibilities entails a great deal of reading of news and comment. ...
You Fight and War (02-May-03)
by Martin G. Collins
In all religious confrontations, the motivation is the desire for power. It is a desire to have the upper hand, to control the target of one's desires.
Ditzy Chicks (25-Apr-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
I wish I did not have to be so negative about this, but I keep discovering additional proof that "people are stupid" is a true statement. ...
What Makes This a 'Good' Friday? (18-Apr-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Good Friday is a semi-holy day for many, commemorating the assumed day Jesus died. Yet its observance is based on bad math and overlooking obvious scriptures.
Deception by Silence (11-Apr-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Just today, The New York Times broke the story that CNN kowtowed to Saddam Hussein's regime, agreeing to ignore stories of brutality so that the "news" network could keep its Baghdad bureau open. ...
Always an Angle (04-Apr-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
One of the most conspicuous features of the now-two-week-old war in Iraq is the flood of information that has poured from Baghdad, Washington, London, Qatar, New York City, and various points in between. ...
Those Who Suffer (28-Mar-03)
by Martin G. Collins
In observing the news coverage for the last week and a half, I am not quite sure whether I am being informed about the blow-by-blow events of a war, a boxing match, or a football game. ...
Cutting Off the Snake's Head (21-Mar-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
A basic strategy in war is to remove or disable the enemy's leadership. Christians fight a constant spiritual war, and this strategy applies here as well.
Squandering Opportunity (14-Mar-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Most of America has been paying attention to the ins and outs of the "War on Terror" or "Showdown With Saddam. ...
Called to Liberty (07-Mar-03)
by Martin G. Collins
The 18th-century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, surmised, "Freedom is the birthright of man; it belongs to him by right of his humanity, in so far as this consists with every other person's freedom. ...
Balls and Strikes (28-Feb-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
When I awoke this morning, I actually remembered my dream. ...
Public Schools and Teaching Character (21-Feb-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
At an October 2002 Hillsdale College seminar, former Secretary of Education, Drug Czar, and The Book of Virtues author William J. ...
A Culture in Freefall (14-Feb-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Not too long ago, Americans could sneer across the Atlantic at the abysmal state of European moral standards. ...
Prophecy's Place (07-Feb-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Bible students know that Scripture is about thirty percent prophecy, and preachers have cautioned that prophecy should take no more than the equivalent percentage of our study time. ...
What to Believe? (31-Jan-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Occasionally, I receive Internet surveys from a reputable polling company. ...
A Little Hypocritical? (24-Jan-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
The news has been rather slow this past week or so, and here in Charlotte, the weather has grabbed the headlines for the last few days. ...
More Than Conquerors (17-Jan-03)
by Martin G. Collins
Little has been overtly said this week by the liberal news media about the making of a movie, produced and directed by Mel Gibson, about Jesus of Nazareth. ...
Step Into 'The Twilight Zone' (10-Jan-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Some of the most thought-provoking television ever (an oxymoron) appeared on the weekly installments of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone. ...
'Like All the Nations' (03-Jan-03)
by Richard T. Ritenbaugh
American schools used to teach history. ...




 

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