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Inclusivity is Not an Exclusive Right (or Left)

How did we get here? How did we go from the free love movement of the 1960's where bras were burned and busses were transformed into homes for anyone from anywhere, to not being able to support Christian broadcasting without being offensive?

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An Unexpected Response to Nike and Colin Kaepernick

To be honest, I had zero, zip, zilch, nada, no intention whatsoever in addressing, using breath on, giving attention to, opining or commenting on the recent conflagration that is Nike, Colin Kaepernick, and the NFL. Seriously.

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Is Screen Time Stealing Your Real Time?

In a move to help people re-assess their over-reliance on social media, the Royal Society for Public Health in London, England, has just launched a campaign—a "Scroll Free September"—amid growing concerns that our pre-occupation with social media is undermining our mental health. It is appealing to social media users across the globe to stop scrolling their social media sites for a whole month. This includes, but is not limited to, social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

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#MeToo Invites Us To Consider More Than Just Behavior

The #MeToo movement is bringing needed light to the darkness of sexual abuse and assault, and underscoring a dark principle of human nature: people will often try to get away with whatever they think they can. The public unveiling of sexual selfishness and other evils that typically accompany this brand of egocentrism invites all of us to consider what is good, and why we should do it.

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A Call To Repentance

What do you and I have in common with Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and Hilary Clinton? That question may offend you at first, spike your heart-rate, or even inspire thoughts and feelings you're not particularly proud of. I assure you, though, there is something. But don't take my word for it, trust the Word of God.

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How Expropriate

You will not see anything of this headline mentioned in major US newspapers or cable news stations, and you will not even find a US-based media outlet covering it if you do a Google search. Why? That is a good question and I have my suspicions, but first read the facts.

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When Good Deeds Go Bad

Good deeds can go bad. Such appears to be the case with Johnny Bobbitt and his involvement with Kate McClure, a Good Samaritan who has allegedly squandered more than $200,000 in special donations on a car and lavish vacations.

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Evangelism and Eschatology

As a Christian believer, I felt no real, persistent urge to evangelize others on a regular basis—until a number of years ago when I started studying Biblical eschatology.

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McCain was a Maverick, but Paul was a Murderer

By now most everyone has at least heard about, and likely had the opportunity to initially process, the news of Sen. John McCain's III (R-Ariz.) death on Saturday, August 25 from aggressive glioblastoma. Over the last 18 hours, McCain has been called a "War hero" by CNN politics and a "maverick" by CBS News. He has been called much worse on social media.

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Love Still Overcomes

Last year, a homeless former Marine helping a stranded motorist with his last $20. In return, a "Gofundme.com" page was setup for him that raised over $400,000 to reward his kindness. But the story does not end there. Now, Bobbitt claims he does not have access to half the money and McClure is driving around in a new BMW. Everything about this story is sad.

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Blind Devotion or Just Plain Blind?

Here's the thing. That whole idea of "blind devotion to duty" is wrong. It's a fallacy. It is laziness and poor judgment rolled into an excuse to not think or be responsible for one's own actions. Marines don't blindly follow orders. Marines have faith in their leadership, but back that faith up with training, intelligence, and a strong moral compass.