Faith & Religion
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The familiarity of Christmas

Politics | Putting faith not in politicians, but in the One who can actually deliver us
by Cal Thomas
Posted 12/22/16, 10:02 am

Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt. Not if it’s a familiarity with Christmas.

While America and much of the world are focusing attention on the coming of the new president, little attention is paid to a gift not even the world’s richest person could pay for.

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. A look back at one of the greatest sermons ever preached about Christmas by the man credited with splitting Christianity from the dominant Roman Catholic Church seems appropriate.

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Christianity: The antidote to poison in the world

Religion | Refuting atheist Christopher Hitchens’ extreme claim, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/17/16, 08:50 am

I appreciate the comments from those who read my opening statement in a 2007 debate with Christopher Hitchens at The University of Texas at Austin: We posted it as part of our Saturday Series on Aug. 27.

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New Year’s resolution

Evangelicalism | Let’s strive to be branches
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

First question in the famous Westminster Shorter Catechism: “What is the chief end of man?” Answer: “To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”

Over the past decade many evangelicals have sounded alarms about low church involvement among millennials (commonly defined as those born from 1982 through 2000). Others say the situation isn’t so dire: With young people marrying and having children later, reattaching to churches will also come later.

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