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Gun Control – Part 2: Moral Disarmament

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Jan 4, 2013

Recalling the pacifist movement in France between WWI and WWII, Thomas Sowell in Intellectuals and Society describes how teachers’ unions in France worked toward the “moral disarmament” of students by rewriting textbooks. By emphasizing being “citizens of the world” over patriotism and fighting for one’s country, they believed that a next generation of pacifists would be…

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Gun Control – Part 1: No Discernment Allowed

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Dec 26, 2012

One of the most distinctive aspects of our relativistic, progressive culture is its inability to make distinctions. We are either unable or afraid to distinguish between good & bad (except for the idea that distinguishing them is bad), male & female, disagreement & intolerance, ideas & identity, discipline & abuse, and defense & aggression. This gross lack…

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…Like All The Other Nations

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Nov 14, 2012

But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.” – 1Samuel 8:19-20 Israel wasn’t content to be called out by God as a holy (separate, distinct…

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Surrender, Worth, and the Gospel

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Nov 1, 2012

“Infinite resignation is the last stage before faith, so anyone who has not made this movement does not have faith, for only in infinite resignation does an individual become conscious of his eternal validity…” – Soren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling I ran across this quote by Kierkegaard yesterday as I was preparing for our church’s Fall…

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Greed, Socialism, Capitalism, and the Bible

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Oct 22, 2012

It is common these days to hear those advocating ‘social justice’ to frame wealthy individuals (e.g. Romney, insert your favorite CEO here) as being driven by greed. The solution for this seems to be to clamor for the government to take some of their wealth and redistribute it to those who have less (socialism). But…

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What does it mean to read the Bible “literally”?

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Sep 5, 2012

“It’s a waste of time to argue with fundamentalists. And this film doesn’t do it. It’s designed for intelligent people who are willing to change their mind. And of course, one film is not going to change religious life in America, but it will give intelligent people who want to read the Bible in a modern way a chance. If we…

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Biblical skepticism in a nutshell

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Aug 18, 2012

The Bible is difficult to defend in a brief exchange because it is a complex book whose image in the nonbelieving world has been shaped much more by hearsay than by firsthand inspection. Many believe that it is not inspired by God but originated with man. How motivated would you be to read a book…

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How the word “evolution” adapts to its environment

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Aug 6, 2012

“The theory that all the living forms in the world have arisen from a single source which itself came from an inorganic form.” – General Theory of Evolution (GTE), Gerald A. Kerkut After reading the GTE, it is easy to see why evolutionists try to popularize their theory with students and lay audiences by claiming that evolution…

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The Unnatural Appeal of Naturalism

By Apologetics Speaker/Trainer | Jul 9, 2012

“So how could you ask me to believe in God when there’s absolutely no evidence that I can see? I do believe…that there are scientific explanations for phenomena that we call mystical because we don’t know any better.” -Jodie Foster in an interview regarding her 1997 film Contact Jodie Foster probably doesn’t realize that she has exchanged one source…

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