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Is the World Getting Better?

I recently came across an article from Forbes entitled “Why The World Is Getting Better And Hardly Anyone Notices It” written by Steve Denning.

“Read the news and you can see that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket—and fast!” writes Denning. “Terrorism, nuclear weapons, economic stagnation, social unrest, autocratic leaders, structural unemployment, deskilling, growing hopelessness, the opioid epidemic, increasing inequality, xenophobia, economic migrations, recessions, financial bubbles and crashes, recessions, depressions—the list goes on.” Continue reading

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No Standard

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Since the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last week in overturning DOMA, I’ve been wanting to write something about it.  About America’s headlong decent into the moral abyss. About the importance of moral boundaries and standards.  However, today, I read this piece by columnist, Cal Thomas, and want to share it on ThePreachersWord since it expresses my thoughts succinctly, accurately, and Biblically.  Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Help Some People

NYPDRemember the NYC cop who bought the homeless man a pair of $100 boots?  Well, he’s back on the street.  Barefoot.  That’s right.  A New York Times reporter found him wandering the streets of Manhattan on Sunday night.  With no shoes!  Continue reading

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“I’m Not Perfect”

Have you seen former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on his media tour promoting his new book?  “Total Recall: My Unbelievable True Life Storyis mainly about his success as a world-champion bodybuilder, a Hollywood box-office heavyweight, and two-term Governor of California.

One chapter, called “The Secret,” is devoted to his affair with their housekeeper that produced an out-of-wedlock son, who was five years old when he ran for govenor. Continue reading

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Christians and Pop Culture

           In a Washington Post article, February 23, 2012, about the recent abortion debate in Virginia, the Post reported how lawmakers had been ridiculed and lampooned on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” The article quoted Steve Jarding, a professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Democratic consultant who has run campaigns in Virginia. He made a very telling statement that speaks to the mentality of the masses today when he said, “You never want to get on the wrong side of popular culture. When people are laughing at you, you know you’ve gone too far.” Continue reading

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President’s Day Reflections: What Substitute for a Religious Society?

This from CNSNews.com as I write my blog on this President’s day, February 20, 2012 

Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about “God and Politics” that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing.

“I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying,” said Casey, who is an associate professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

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