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Are people happy? People are less happy than we used to be. Why?

People are less happy than we used to be. Why?

People are less happy over the last decade.  That really shouldn’t be a surprise.  At least, not for people who are honest.  While the number of millionaires and billionaires continues to rise, the number of people falling lower on a socioeconomic scale is rising even faster.  That, and other factors, leads to a general feeling of being “less happy”.  Maybe a better way to put it is just plain unhappy.

The question is – why?

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Should we respond to hate with more hate?

Should we respond to hate with more hate?

Should we respond to hate with more hate?  I dare say, most people know the answer to this question.  It’s generic.  It doesn’t specify what kind of hate.  So chances are, most people would say “no, we should not respond to hate with more hate”.  The problem is, in the back of our minds, there’s an “unless it’s ______”.  If we’re talking about the specific kind of hate that pushes our buttons – the answer is quite different.  Even if we don’t like to acknowledge it.

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Who's afraid of science? Is the Christian church? You? God?

Who’s afraid of science? Is the Christian church? You? God?

It feels like many Christians are afraid of science. They think science either will, or does, disprove Christian beliefs. But is this a legitimate fear? One of my favourite (intentionally spelled that way) authors wrote: Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. The thing is, if you recognize the quote, you know this is exactly the opposite of the way we Christians should feel.

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Freedom of religion in china. A real thing or an oxymoron?

Can the atheist government in China redefine religion?

Who gets to define religion?  Actually, the better question is – who gets to redefine religion?  Maybe even who defines “of”.  We’re looking at China in this series, but the same issues come up everywhere.  It’s all about who sets the rules.  One thing we can be sure of – it’s not God.  Not in China.  And not in my country or yours either.

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Government christianity or Jesus' Christianity. Which do you want?

Government christianity or Jesus’ Christianity. Which do you want?

I’ve started several times to write something like this. But it’s never gotten very far. However, with things around the world deteriorating, maybe it’s time to try again? This time, it’s in the form of a question. Government christianity or Jesus’ Christianity. Which do you want? I know, some of you want to answer neither. But that’s not a choice. We’ll see why not in a moment.

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Are we the good Samaritan? Or the robber?

Are we the good Samaritan? Or the robber?

Are we the good Samaritan? Or the robber? We are all one or the other. There’s no saying that we’ve never been in the scenario Jesus painted. Because we’re in. Right now. Every. Single. one. of. us. Everyone!

Are we the good Samaritan? Or the robber?
Look at the image. Are we the child? Or are we the person responsible for the man being on the bench?

In other words, are we the Good Samaritan? Or the Robber?

And did you notice the image of the person on the wall?

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How does Christian love lead to white supremacy?

How does Christian love lead to white supremacy?

How does Christian love lead to white supremacy? I ask this question because of a recent headline in Time, titled It’s Time to Stop Giving Christianity a Pass on White Supremacy and Violence. Since I’m Christian, I had to ask one very simple question. What does Christianity have to do with white supremacy? I know it’s not a new thought. But is it a valid thought?

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How come so many Christians don't really know God?

How come so many Christians don’t really know God?

How come so many Christians don’t really know God? That’s not a stupid question. In fact, it’s a very important question with a very disturbing answer. It’s all too easy for Christians to not know God! The headline shocked me. 51% of Churchgoers Don’t Know of the Great Commission, according to a Barna survey. I also found it very disappointing. Depressing even.

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