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Was George Washington Wrong?

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” opined President George Washington in his 1796 farewell address.

Apparently 65% of Americans disagree with our Founding Father. Continue reading

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5 Benefits of Discernment

Discernment involves seeing life from the proper perspective. From a spiritual context. From God’s viewpoint.

It’s been said that when Goliath came threatening the Israelite army, the soldiers all thought “he’s so big we can never kill him.” David saw the same giant and thought, “He’s so big, I can’t miss him.”

In yesterday’s post, we introduced, defined and illustrated the concept of discernment. If you missed that post, read it first. Continue reading

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How Do You View the Bible?

What determines right and wrong? What is the basis of moral values? What principles guide your decision making?

No doubt most of our readers would quickly answer, “The Bible.”

However, in a recent survey released by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, as the fourth installment of the American Values Study, they found most Americans felt differently. Continue reading

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What’s Your Worldview?

“Shocking,” is how one researcher described a recent study by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University, as reported by The Christian Post.

According to CRC a “nationwide study of about 1,000 Christian pastors conducted between February and March” revealed that “just over half of all U.S. pastors of Evangelical churches (51%) have a biblical worldview.” Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Absolutes

Several years ago I was studying with a young lady who was a student at the University of South Florida. She was not a Christian, but attending our services and expressing interest.

I always begin Bible Studies with non-Christians by establishing Bible authority, so I asked: “Have you ever taken a philosophy class at USF?”

“Yes,” she nodded.

“Did the professor ever say, ‘There are no absolutes’? inquired. Continue reading


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