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The Gospel and Politics

The people in the Bible group were discussing the Gospel messages of love: in particular, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27); “Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you” (Luke 6:27-28); “Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them” (Matt 7:12).

The focus of the conversation was on how these messages apply to everyday life.… Read More

 

The Christmas Billboard Controversy

Man Browbeating 4926088644_226da4a963_zTimes Square billboards are rather prominent, so it was inevitable that the message recently posted there by an atheist group would get a reaction. It said: “Who needs Christ in Christmas? Nobody.” (Last year the message was “Keep the Merry. Dump the Myth.”)

Christians take offense at such insults to their faith. Why, they wonder, do atheists choose to be so mean-spirited? Some conclude that atheists envy the joy that the season brings Christians.Read More