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Hebrews 9:11-9:22

Jul 10th, 2019 | By

More in-depth discussion from Dr Eckman: Jesus as our High Priest & the Mediator of the New Covenant.

Hebrews 8:6-9:10

Jul 8th, 2019 | By

The Old Covenant is superseded: we discuss the “better promises” of the New Covenant.

The Student Debt Crisis: An Entitlement Debacle

Jul 6th, 2019 | By

The American higher education system has become totally dependent on its students amassing huge debt to finance a college degree. It is now a system in crisis. The basic statistics explain the nature of the crisis. Josh Mitchell of the Wall Street Journal explains that borrowers owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loans, an average of $34,000 per person. Over two million of them have defaulted on their loans in the past six years, and that number grows by 1,400 each day.

Connecting Abortion And Eugenics: Is Clarence Thomas Right?

Jun 29th, 2019 | By

In late May 2019, the Supreme Court declined to review Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. That case was about an Indiana law that included a provision that would make it illegal for an abortion provider to perform an abortion in the state when the provider knows that the mother is seeking the abortion solely because of the child’s race, sex, diagnosis of Down syndrome, disability, or related characteristics.

Hebrews 7:12-8:6

Jun 24th, 2019 | By

Insightful discussion of Jesus as our High Priest & His superiorities over the imperfect Levitical priesthood as understood in Biblical times.

Thinking Biblically About Artificial Intelligence

Jun 22nd, 2019 | By

In April 2019, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention issued its Artificial Intelligence: An Evangelical Statement of Principles. The statement is an important tool, enabling Christians to think about the expanding technology known as artificial intelligence (AI). In the Perspective, I want to summarize this significant statement.

Hebrews 6:6-7:11

Jun 21st, 2019 | By

In-depth discussion of the term “falling away” from Christ, the certainty of God’s promises, & Jesus as the High Priest of the New Covenant.

Reflections On Abortion, Sexual Freedom And Autonomy And The Meaning Of Pro-Life

Jun 15th, 2019 | By

In 2019, America finds itself once again in the midst of an intense national debate about abortion. It centers on law, the Supreme Court and rights—the rights of the mother and those of the fetus. I have been reading extensively on various aspects of this emotionally wrenching ethical issue and believe, that as Christians, there are other considerations that should be factored into our thinking.

Abortion Considerations In 2019 American Culture

Jun 8th, 2019 | By

Several state legislatures continue to debate or consider laws that would grant fetal personhood, meaning that a baby growing in the womb would have the same constitutional protection as the mother carrying the child. As a dimension of this discussion, several states are considering “fetal heartbeat” bills that would ban abortion after detection of a heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Alabama and Missouri, for example, recently enacted laws prohibiting in effect all abortions except for circumstances where the health of the mother is in jeopardy.

Hebrews 5:11-6:5

Jun 3rd, 2019 | By

The warnings of becoming ‘dull’ to the Word of God, due to complacency & personal choices of sin. We are encouraged to practice wisdom & discernment in our lives daily.