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The hopeless world of ‘13 Reasons’

13 Reasons Why

If you haven’t heard of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” I guarantee your teens have. Here’s what you need to know about it. Ten years ago, Jay Asher, a novelist specializing in Young Adult fiction, saw his novel about …

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Building the next master race?

master race

The attempts to create a master Aryan race is not the stuff of science fiction or history books anymore. I’m going to tell you a story about an attempt to build a strong nation by breeding better babies. These babies …

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France and down syndrome

Deadly utilitarianism

One of the great men of French history had a daughter with a disability. His faith saw him—and her—through. Late last year, I told you about an extraordinary bit of censorship by the French government. What was censored was an …

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Preach scripture, Fill the pews

church pews

What’s the number one thing we can do to fill our churches? It’s probably not what you think. According to a new Gallup survey, the quality of the worship band isn’t the main reason people go to church. Neither is …

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Opening closed minds the Chick-fil-A way

Chick-fil-A

A new fast-food restaurant on campus should have been a no-brainer. Sadly, closed minds don’t work that way. Some college students at Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University are claiming, like Chicken Little, that the sky is falling. Sadly, given these crazy times, …

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A new rain (reign?) of faith in Europe

St Andrews Church

Has the demise of Christianity in Europe been greatly exaggerated? There are some encouraging signs of life. It’s become customary to refer to Europe as “post-Christian.” But this is an overstatement—and it obscures large differences in religious practices across the …

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The rest of the Jackie Robinson Story | ‘42 Faith’

Major league baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day on the day before Easter. It’s a fitting coincidence. April 15th marked the seventieth anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color line in major league baseball. Very few, if any, sporting events have …

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