Topic: Culture

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California’s Carnival of Carnage

“The apostles turned the world upside down. They did so without any help from it.” —John MacArthur Introduction California has entered a new age of barbarism – actually a very old one. Just down the road from me in our state’s capitol, Assembly Bill #2223 passed the assembly almost unanimously, which permits women to commit infanticide. You read …

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Winning a Lost Battle

It still rings in my mind, the way my friend Roger (not his real name) questioned me condescendingly, about why I was still “fighting the culture wars.” Christians had lost the war, he said – why keep fighting? Roger said the whole notion of a culture war is not just a losing battle, but a …

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The Source of “Professionalism”

Uncategorized / By Jed Brown “Professionalism” is that trait that separates the pillars in a company from the paid worker bees. It makes you a “person worth watching” in the eyes of the management and ownership. And it makes you the kind of person that your “customer”, whether they be a person or another department in your …

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A Prayer for the New Year

It’s been quite a year, for all of us. And though it’s not quite over, I thought this old Puritan prayer, from The Valley of Vision was fitting for us right now: “O Lord, We launch our bark on the unknown waters of this year: With Thee, O Father as our harbour, Thee, O Son, at our …

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This Is Where the COVID Lockdown Goes

Introduction For the most part, our church and the Church have been submissive and compliant regarding the government COVID lockdown. You, we, have done well, and are to be commended for our sometimes-difficult submission to the governing authorities Christ has appointed for us. And we may see restrictions further lifted soon. This is good news.  …

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It’s Called Gaslighting

Slate.com’s recent headline called “conservatives” “creepy” for “obsessing” about the movie “Cuties”, which portrays underage girls in sexually suggestive and explicit situations. I have not seen it, but the consensus seems to be “It’s worse than you think.”1 Slate employs a tactic here that you will see again, called “gaslighting”. In this case, “cultural gaslighting”. …

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