A Biblical View of the Environment

I am not an earth worshipper.  I am not a tree-hugging environmentalist.  I know that there are those in the environmentalist movement who deny God, who worship “mother earth,” and who have all kinds of strange beliefs. And though I’m posting this during the week that includes “Earth Day,” I...

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Putting the “Civil” back into “Civilization”

A “civilized” nation has the responsibility to act with civility.  If we lose that—and we are dangerously close to losing all traces of respect and civility in our public speech in America—then we cannot continue to call ourselves a civilized nation.  You can see the lack of civility and respect...

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The Blame Game

Let me start by saying that the world is broken.  And there is plenty of blame to go around. But it’s unhealthy to spend too much time playing the blame game. Need evidence that the world is broken and messed up?  Look around.  Wars.  Terrorists.  Earthquakes.  Murders.  Hurricanes.  Pandemics.  There...

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What Does the Bible say about the Vaccine?

Let me start with a disclosure:  I have been vaccinated, and I encourage others to be vaccinated.  If you’re looking for an anti-vaccination statement, you won’t find it here.  I know that you can find many of my fellow evangelicals and conservatives who disagree with me.  But as I’ve said...

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What Does The Bible Say About Minimum Wage?

The Bible doesn’t directly say anything about the minimum wage.  It is a modern political issue. But the Bible does teach us to be fair to those who work for us.  For example, Deuteronomy 23:4 says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.”  The teaching...

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A Strong Warning

I’m not sure when Christians in Arizona stopped fighting and began embracing legal and public gambling. Perhaps it started when Arizona voted to approve a lottery in November of 1980.  Perhaps it began in 1988 when Congress passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to promote self-sufficiency and economic development for...

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