Handmaid’s Tale: 5 Thoughts About Our Christian Identity

The Handmaid’s Tale has been much talked about ever since the famous novel became a miniseries on Hulu. Like any good dystopian story, the novel wasn’t meant to ask “what if”  about the future so much as “how so” about the present. Dystopian stories warn us of what might happen tomorrow. Great dystopian stories plumb deeper, asking what it is about us now that could bring us there.
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If Christians Stand for Truth, We Will Not Believe the President at His Word

“For years, as a conservative radio talk show host, I played a role in [conditioning] by hammering the mainstream media for its bias and double standards. But the price turned out to be far higher than I imagined. The cumulative effect of the attacks was to delegitimize those outlets and essentially destroy much of the right’s immunity to false information. We thought we were creating a savvier, more skeptical audience. Instead, we opened the door for President Trump, who found an audience that could be easily misled.”
-Charles J. Sykes, Conservative editor of Right Wisconsin
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Why So Many Christians Vote Democrat

In these 2 weeks my goal is to break down as simply as possible why many in Christians in general vote for either of the two major parties in elections. Christians who are staunchly Republican may wonder why someone who shares the same beliefs, values, and worldview would dare vote for a Democratic. Christians who are staunchly Democratic may wonder why someone who shares the same beliefs, values, and worldview would dare vote for a Republican. Christians who are neither of these may wonder the same about either.
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Why So Many Christians Vote Republican

In the next 2 weeks my goal is to break down as simply as possible why many in Christians in general vote for either of the two major parties in elections. Christians who are staunchly Republican may wonder why someone who shares the same beliefs, values, and worldview would dare vote for a Democratic. Christians who are staunchly Democratic may wonder why someone who shares the same beliefs, values, and worldview would dare vote for a Republican. Christians who are neither of these may wonder the same about either.

[click here for my answer to why so many Christians vote Democrat
here for my answer to why so many Christians vote Libertarian
here for my answer to why so many Christians abstain from voting]
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War Room—A Film Review

I know. I know. Christian entertainment is sometimes a joke to Christians, not because they’re not living true Christian lives, but because it sometimes seems that Christians who make movies for and about Christians don’t seem to know how to make movies, or don’t know how to match the power of the Gospel with a film story without cheapening the Gospel.
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What is a Christian T-Shirt?

What is a Christian T-Shirt?

It’s a question the answer to which helps us see how notions of how to show Christ to the world has changed and is still changing. How do I represent Christ, and how to I behave like him? Clothing, gear, things purchased—this is as much of the conversation as it was in the first century. Can the answers people give tell us a lot about how they prioritize the morality of Christian behavior?
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In case you missed the series: The KJV-Only Schism—all posts found here

In case you missed the series on the KJV, or missed one of the entries, here is the entire series in 13 individual posts.

The KJV: Is It THE Bible?—A series on the KJV-Only Schism
Part 1: Introduction—A Plea to KJV-Only Advocates
Part 2: A Brief History of a Politically Charged Translation—Making the KJV
Part 3: Lost in Translation—Remember, it’s a translation
Part 4: Jacobean English—Antiquated Language Issues
Part 5: Linguistic Prejudice—The Myth of “High English”
Part 6: Would Any Other Translation Be Vulgar?—Koine Greek and “Low English”
Part 7: Which KJV Are We Talking About?—Different KJV Editions
Part 8: Textual Errors and Inconsistencies
Part 9: Paraphrases and Biased Renderings
Part 10: Divided Verses; Divided Minds— Book-chapter-verse-ism
Part 11: “So What Translation Do You Prefer, If Not the KJV Only?“—Other translations
Conclusion: What To Do with and about the KJV

The KJV: Is it THE Bible? Conclusion

The KJV: Is it THE Bible? Conclusion

Those who feel they can escape the problem of translations by retreating into the citadel of the KJV have a zeal for God that is not in accord with knowledge.  The same sort of attacks that are now made on the new translations were made on the KJV when it was new.  If the same kind of fine-tooth combing that is expended on the new translations is used on the KJV, we see that the problems of the KJV are as numerous and as serious as those of the new translations.  The need for new translations lies in the inadequacies of the KJV.  Though shortcomings of the KJV complicate the task of learning, they have not kept the person who is willing to expend the effort from learning what God would have him do.  At the same time, there are no valid reasons for one to insist fanatically that everyone should read only the KJV; to declare that it is a mark of orthodoxy to use the KJV as a standard, consulting other translations only for comparisons; and to look with suspicion on the person who calls attention to the shortcomings of the KJV or who has other preferences in his readings[…]
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