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Evil Lives in a Fantasy Land

“I believe I helped Inmate Matt and Inmate Sweat escape because I was caught up in the fantasy.” That’s what Joyce Mitchell said to New York State police investigators in her sworn testimony following the Shawshank Redemption style escape of

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Is there a Biblical Basis for Wives Divorcing their Physically Abusive Husbands?

Since the Bible was written in a very different time and culture than that of today, it is difficult to draw a straight line between the few biblical injunctions about marriage and divorce on the one hand, and marriage and

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Bible Re-Viewed

The Spiritual Anatomy of Physically Abusive Men

Yet another woman has been murdered by a physically abusive man—this time in Cheyenne, Wyoming. On April 12, 2015, Janessa Spencer was at home with her boyfriend, Samual Cook, when they heard a loud banging on the door. As Spencer

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering

Tommy Gilbert: The Curse of Free Money and Easy Living

Thomas Gilbert, Jr., 30, had everything. His father was a Wall Street multimillionaire. He grew up amid wealth and luxury. He had attended the best private schools, and graduated from Princeton University in 2009 with a degree in economics. He

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Posted in Current Events, Money and Business, Spiritual Growth

Why is Evil Sexier than Good?

Now, don’t tell me you haven’t had the same thought. Sweetness and light is all very wonderful. But for some real excitement, nothing beats the dark and dangerous. At least, that’s the message of popular culture—and someone must be eating

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Posted in Spiritual Growth

Power Corrupts? Absolutely Not. Arrogance Corrupts Power.

The issue of white privilege and black disadvantage has lately gained much-needed attention in American and international media due especially to: The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, on February 26, 2012,

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Posted in Current Events

Advanced Tech Brings Down American Plane in Border Skirmish

Okay, you’re right, that title is just a little bit exaggerated. The technology isn’t very advanced at all. It’s just a plastic device called a “Knee Defender.” But it did bring down a U.S. passenger plane. What? Well, yes, the

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How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 3

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Part 2 dealt with God’s eternal perspective in creating and governing the universe and the people in it. One of the points made there

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Posted in Pain and Suffering

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 2

Click here for Part 1 of this article. In Part 1, we talked about the painful struggles of life, our questioning of God, and how coming to realize that we don’t understand the way God runs this universe is a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

How Can I Help a Loved One who is In an Abusive Relationship?

A reader named “Sister-In-Law” recently submitted a spiritual conundrum in which she describes the situation of her husband’s brother, “John” (not his real name), who is married to a woman who abuses him verbally and physically. The woman has a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Sex Marriage Relationships
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