Saturday Series
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Biblical hope and international poverty, Part 1

Poverty | Avoiding the pitfalls of 20th-century materialistic thinking
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/10/19, 11:24 am

For more than 30 years I’ve read about and reported on the relation of worldviews to questions of international relief and development. American newspapers, hard hit by their loss of advertising to the internet, almost never do what The Milwaukee Journal did in the 1980s. It sent two reporters to Asia and Latin America to investigate problems of poverty. Working independently, each reporter came up with evidence pointing to five similar conclusions—and since we don’t see that kind of enterprise these days, I’ll report their findings.

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A double divorce

Evangelicalism | The Joshua Harris tragedy reminds us to place our trust in Christ, not sinful man
by Janie B. Cheaney & R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Posted 8/03/19, 01:25 pm

Joshua Harris’ divorce from both his wife and Christianity stunned many evangelicals. Here are analyses written by WORLD Magazine columnist Janie B. Cheaney and WORLD News Group board member Albert Mohler, republished here with their permission. —Marvin Olasky

Joshua Harris and the perils of idolatry

By Janie B. Cheaney

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The arrogance of scientism

Books | Its pervasiveness in our culture attempts to push ethical and religious thought aside
by J.P. Moreland
Posted 7/27/19, 02:31 pm

Just about every college student now learns that natural science is the supreme intellectual authority, while theology depends on blind faith, emotion, and cultural upbringing. In Scientism and Secularism, philosophy professor J.P. Moreland points out that such scientism—making science supreme—is not “a friend of science but rather its enemy.” Humble science tells us what is testable, but believers in scientism pretend to know about past and present what they can’t possibly know.

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