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Pleasant borders

faith | America may or may not have a fine future, but believers definitely do
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 4/16/19, 04:33 pm

Years ago, on an episode of Focus on the Family, I heard the story of an experimental school for young children. The school’s founders wanted to challenge the students to tap into their natural curiosity and boldness, so they knocked down the playground fences to allow the kids to explore beyond their prescribed boundaries. Instead of free-ranging all over the neighborhood, however, the children hardly ventured beyond the schoolhouse door. Moral: Kids need boundaries so they can feel secure while tapping into their natural curiosity and boldness.  

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Krieg Barrie

Telescopes and theodicy

Religion | From dark matter and energy to the Prince of Darkness
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/11/19, 12:55 pm

If you haven’t taken a science course since high school or college decades ago, here’s some news: We know a lot less now about the basic makeup of the universe than we thought we did then.

Several decades ago scientists knew the universe was expanding. They believed the expansion had to slow down. No astronomer had observed such slowing but it had to happen because the universe is full of matter, matter has gravity, and gravity pulls things together.

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Law of Liberty

Faith & Inspiration | A moving display of law and gospel punctuates Jordan Peterson’s visit to Liberty University
by Jamie Dean
Posted 4/01/19, 02:31 pm

During a remarkable convocation service at Liberty University on March 29, psychologist and best-selling author Jordan Peterson unexpectedly encountered the desperation of someone who wanted to change his life, but who seemed lost to know how to begin.

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