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Swearing off smut | The media’s epiphany on porn

Pornography

Could I be dreaming? For decades the media has been a staunch defender of pornography—freedom of speech, freedom to choose, sexual liberation and all that, don’t ’ya know. But now, wonder of wonders, America’s leading news sources seem to have …

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Camping with kids across America

camping

Anyone who follows the news knows that our urban youth face huge challenges. Many of them come from broken homes. Their neighborhoods are unsafe. The only sense of belonging comes from street gangs. The schools fail to educate them. These …

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The secret of Jackie Robinson’s greatness

Jackie Robinson

If you happened to watch a Major League Baseball game on [April 15], you noticed something unusual about the players’ uniforms. Every major leaguer [was] wearing the number 42. That’s because 69 years ago today [April 15], Brooklyn Dodgers great …

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Will we stand with persecuted Christians?

Persecuted church

In 1988, Ronald Reagan went to the newly restored Danilov Monastery in Moscow. Founded in the 13th century, the monastery had been restored not by the generosity of the Soviet state but by, as Reagan noted, “35 million believers” who …

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Man does not live by math alone

We’ve all seen the studies showing that students in America are falling behind in STEM subjects—STEM is shorthand for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—and many in education and government are freaking out. The STEM Education Coalition warns that 60 percent …

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Contentment and the Hippy Hippy Shake

Rock and Roll

Sometimes you don’t fulfill your dreams. And sometimes God gives you something better.   In Rock and Roll lore, February 3, 1959, is known as “The Day the Music Died.” On that day, a small airplane carrying Buddy Holly, J.P. …

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Who’s restoring what?

relativism

“When you talk about Christians restoring the culture,” I’m sometimes asked, “do you mean that we should take over the laws and run society? Because, you know, that’s been tried before, and it didn’t go so well.” I can understand …

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