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Apologetics Survey Weaves a Story You Can Believe

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Man has been rebelling against God since well before the law was given on Mount Sinai, depicted here by Dore.

Godless despotism reached its apotheosis in the 20th century, killing millions and wreaking destruction on a scale unequaled in human history.

These crimes no doubt did much to taint the flavor of atheism associated with this murderous movement and the particular political forms in which it was manifested: fascism and communism.

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Same Old Story: Blame the Carnage on Christians

Goths clash with Romans.

 Civil strife has been blamed on Christians since the days of Rome.

Christians with mouths agape at being made to share the guilt for the recent massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida would do well to consult history.

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Football Fans: Time to Take a Knee for Justice or Something

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The original: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow kneels for something other than a protest.

These are sad days in America. It’s gotten so that I can’t enjoy watching one group of overpaid athletes outplaying, outthinking, and generally pulverizing another group without the whole thing devolving into a political controversy.

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Ignorance Blitz: Archaeology Report an Excuse to Attack Bible

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The destruction of the Amorites, as envisioned by Gustave Dore.

 

From the headlines accompanying archeological findings out of Lebanon you’d think that science had finally proved the Bible was nothing more than 4,000 years of fake news.

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Amazing Maybe, But Grace Not So Much

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Jesus music without Jesus—the acclaimed 1975 album from a notorious cult.

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Words still matter.

KEEP WRITING, SPEAKING, PRAYING, AND HOPING >

Do morals apply even to Republicans (i.e. Trump)?

WHY THE BAPTIST BATTLE OVER RUSSELL MOORE REALLY MATTERS >

Saving the Planet from People: Book Chronicles “Fatal Cult of Anti-humanism”

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Starving Irish beg for aid during the 19th century potato famine.

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Bon Mot

These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.

G.K. CHESTERTON

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