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July 26, 2016

True to Self or Simply Selfish?

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There’s a wonderful article over at publicdiscourse.com about gays and lesbians forgoing their same-sex attractions in order to forge successful heterosexual marriages.  Author Douglas Mainwaring contrasts their decision to the recent decision of Christian music artist Trey Pearson to leave his wife and family in order to pursue a same-sex relationship.  Pearson reportedly said this […]

June 25, 2016

When Progress is Regress: Killing Our Children

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We take much for granted in the West and especially here in the United States. The legacy of a Christian past supplies us with blessings we do not adequately appreciate.  One of those blessings is a general respect for the value of human life.  The belief that all people are of equal intrinsic value is […]

June 9, 2016

How Christianity Changed the World

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Several years ago I read a wonderful and inspiring book called How Christianity Changed the World by Alvin J. Schmidt who is an emeritus professor of sociology at Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois. This book along with others documents the positive effect the life and teachings of the Jesus and His followers have had on human […]

June 3, 2016

So What’s the Plan Oh Mighty Men of God?

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This is a film clip from the movie 1984. I haven’t seen this movie in many years but I do remember this scene because it was so disturbing. The statement “Freedom is the freedom to say 2 + 2 = 4” rings in my ears today because freedom is also the freedom to call a […]

May 10, 2016

Reason Isn’t Enough

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Harvard professor, Mark Tushnet is arguing that conservative Christians ought to be treated like Nazis.  In Duxbury Connecticut dozens of nude and semi-nude ‘selfies’ taken by local high school girls for their boyfriends were discovered posted online at Dropbox and NYC mayor Bill de Blasio called for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A, not because Chick-Fil-A actually […]

May 5, 2016

‘Free’ to be Who I Am?

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In 1987 a public relations consultant and a researcher of neuropsychiatry wrote a book laying out a strategy designed to change the minds of Americans about homosexuality.  Among other things the book (After the Ball) detailed a plan to cast homosexual behavior not as an activity in which men and women sometimes engage, but as […]

April 27, 2016

Without Truth (there is only manipulation)

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Last month several leaders from our church attended one of the “Understanding Gender Identity” sessions sponsored by District 211 in order to help us (the community) better understand the school board’s 5-2 decision in December to allow a biological male to use the girls’ locker rooms and restrooms at Fremd High School. What we witnessed […]

February 17, 2016

God is Like a Train

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We Christians have a communication problem when we try to share the truth about God with unbelieving friends and family members.  The problem is there are actually two different kinds of truth claims and most people tend to mix them up.  Consequently, sometimes we talk past each other when witnessing. It’s easiest to explain using […]

January 24, 2016

New Hope Cited in Daily Herald Article

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New Hope was cited yesterday in a Daily Herald article entitled, “Church revives Dist. 211 transgender locker room debate.”  Reporter Eric Peterson gave us far too much credit in his headline.  The opposition to last month’s D211 school board decision to allow a young man to use the girl’s locker room at Fremd High School […]

January 13, 2016

Hitting Us Where it Hurts

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Faithfulness to Christ might well cost us the ‘American Dream’

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