Koinonia

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Karthik Nemmani, from near Dallas, recently won the national spelling bee by knowing how to spell the word koinonia. Southern Baptists will go to Dallas next week and see if we know what the word means.

Medals

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My two favorite women in the news recently are Gina Haspel and Maxine Thompson. Haspel is the first woman ever nominated to lead the CIA and Thompson shot a man who was trying to break into her home.

A Banned Book

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Assembly Bill 2943, if passed, will add language to California’s consumer protection laws which prohibit selling materials which challenge current politically-correct standards of gender and marriage. Hard to believe, but the sale of a book upholding the definition of marriage used by every...

Free-range parenting

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The state of Utah is the first state to pass a law based on the concept of Free Range Parenting. According to the New York Times, “under the law, neglect does not include ‘permitting a child, whose basic needs are met and who is of sufficient age and maturity to avoid harm or unreasonable risk...

Compelled speech

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The U. S. Supreme Court will consider a California case this week with profound ramifications related to free speech – more specifically “compelled speech.” The case is about a California law requiring pregnancy care centers (which are established for the purpose of preventing abortions) to post...

Unity is not always possible

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In the aftermath of Billy Graham’s death, cultural commentators have written about Graham’s ability to unify Christians in contrast to the current climate of disunity. Graham did an amazing job of reaching across theological and political lines – in his era. Unfortunately, the moral and ethical...

A bad connection

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Ali Raisman, Olympic gymnast and victim in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, recently posed for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue – without the swimsuit.  Some have called her out for a contradiction between her blistering confrontation of Nassar’s immoral behavior and her own moral...

Finding life

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A recent report by the National Center for Health Statistics reveals life expectancy in the United States – for both men and women – peaked in 2012 and has been declining ever since.  The primary contributing factors are drugs, alcohol, and suicide.  Substance abuse and suicide have increased at...

Moral confusion

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Most people today believe right and wrong are determined by two sources – either what they feel is right/wrong or by what laws say are right/wrong. This means feelings determine truth for individuals and legislatures determine truth for the community. This is a backwards approach. Truth must...

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