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Matthew Schmitz– Because [Norman Vincent] Peale was a decent man of sincere if not quite orthodox Christian faith, he never drew out the harsh implications of his views. Trump feels no such restraint, and so has taken Peale’s teaching to … Continue reading

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Why I’m Grateful God Didn’t Answer My Prayer

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Satan Is Not An Atheist

This discussion on the nature of evil is from an interview by Christianitas with the French Catholic philosopher Fabrice Hadjadj. It comes at the beginning of a fascinating and rather complex conversation on sexuality. While the latter discussion is beyond the … Continue reading

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Faith: The Substance Of Things Hoped For

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11: 1. Before we can define “faith”, we must first define “hope”, as the Bible says that “faith is the substance of things hoped … Continue reading

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The Vanity Of Optimism, And The Power Of Faith

In my research recently, I came across these quotes from the Wikipedia article on Admiral James Stockdale. Stockdale, if you recall, spent more than seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Author James Collins asked Stockdale how … Continue reading

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The Obama Era and the Zero-Sum Worldview (Reposting)

A zero-sum game is a game where there must be a winner and there must be a loser. Better yet–a zero-sum game is a game where one person’s winning necessarily entails another person’s losing. Imagine a pie. For one person … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From The Places Where Abraham Lived

This is my friend Marcus Stead giving another message at the Glory of Zion Nara Church in Japan, with his wife Sharon translating. It is especially pleasing to hear from the audio that some of the people attending had trouble … Continue reading

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