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(Yesterday on the blog: The Utter Horror of the Smallest Sins)

The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity

Michael Kruger continues his excellent series. “There is perhaps no commandment in the series that better captures the ethos of modern liberalism [than “questions are more important than answers”]. Position yourself as humble and inquisitive, merely on a journey of discovery. And position the other side as less-than-humble dispensers of dogma. Brilliant.”

MeToo Is a Direct Result of the Sexual Revolution

“Following are five facts about the revolution’s impact that are by now empirically incontestable—five truths that the record of the past half-century has established beyond reasonable doubt.” It’s well past time for an honest assessment of the sexual revolution.

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Quebec

My roots are in Quebec so I have a real heart for the province. “Quebec is considered the largest unreached people group in North America with an estimate of about 99.3% if the population that is not Evangelical (although the way the Canadian census studies religion since 2001 has really muddied the water). It is sometimes difficult for other Canadian Christians to imagine what the sheer proportion of unreached people mean in everyday life.”

Why Do All Newscasters Speak In The Same Sing Song-y Voice? (Video)

The newscaster voice is a ‘general American accent’ that no American possesses. But there’s a good reason for that.

The Reward of a Long History With Your Church

This is very good to consider. “If you belong to a church body that seeks to obey the Word, and above all else glorify God, stay the course with that body. Don’t look for greener grass or an easier path. Committing yourself to a long life with a church family that submits to the authority of God’s Word will be a sweet and rewarding life.”

Gay Rights and Surrogacy Wrongs: Say ‘No’ to Wombs-for-Rent

In this article a lesbian and a gay man team up to tell why surrogacy is so wrong. “The reality of surrogacy is very different to the sanitised version peddled by the businesses that broker such ‘services’. The majority of women whose wombs are rented are a far cry from the poster girls – blonde, smiling, and offering to carry a baby for altruistic reasons, rather than because she desperately needs the money.”

Karl Marx: Still Important?

How do we evaluate the importance of Karl Marx (1818‒83) in the world? William Dennison, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Covenant College, gives his take on one of history’s key personalities.

Flashback: 5 Ways To Minister To Other Christians This Sunday

In every part of the life we share together as a church, we have the ability to minister the truth of God’s Word to others. Who in your church needs you to minister the word to them this Sunday?

Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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