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Alfie Evans: The Limits Of Liberal Individualism

May 19th, 2018 | By

Alfie Evans, 23 months old, had a rare degenerative brain condition and died the end of April, five days after he was taken off life support. He was born on 9 May 2016, and was admitted to the Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, England when he was 7 months old, after suffering seizures. His doctors were unable to diagnose a specific ailment, and his worsening condition resulted in Alfie living in a semi-vegetative state for more than a year.



Israel’s Challenges As It Celebrates 70 Years

May 12th, 2018 | By

On 14 May 1948, the Jewish people ended 1,878 years of exile from their land. The nation state of Israel was established when the founders accepted the UN Resolution partitioning the land of Palestine into a Jewish state and into a Palestinian state. The Jews accepted that partition and declared themselves the independent state of Israel. The Palestinians rejected the partition and declared war on the new state. Israel won that war and over the last 70 years the world has witnessed the renaissance of Jewish civilization, the creation of a liberal democracy in the troubled Middle East, and the desert of the Eastern Mediterranean bloom once again.



Titus 1:15-2:5

May 10th, 2018 | By

Paul teaches on matters of Godly behavior, reaffirming that sound doctrine produces Godly living.



Understanding Today’s Youth Culture

May 5th, 2018 | By

The Oxford Dictionaries 2017 Word of the Year was “youthquake,” a rather unusual choice but one that necessarily reflects Western Civilization’s obsession with “staying young.” But the choice presumably goes deeper than that, for the term is defined as meaning “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.” It represents the awakening of millennials striving for change during a turbulent 12 months in 2017 across the world.



Titus 1:10-15

May 3rd, 2018 | By

Dr Eckman discussing Paul’s writings on the character, effect, and condemnation of false teachers, with excellent side discussion on making wise decisions in non-moral areas of our lives.



Titus 1:9-10

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

Dr Eckman discusses a key point of Paul?s teachings in this 1st chapter of Titus: To encourage & lead others with sound doctrine, and refute those who don?t know it.



Is Nonhuman Personhood a Valid Legal and Ethical Concept?

Apr 28th, 2018 | By

New York University professor, Jeff Sebo, reports that The Nonhuman Rights Project, since 2013, has been working on behalf of two chimpanzees, Kiko and Tommy, asking the courts to rule that Kiko and Tommy have the right to bodily liberty and to order their immediate release into a sanctuary where they can live the rest of their lives with other chimpanzees.



Titus 1:5-8

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

Continuing discussion on the qualities of Leadership in the Church: proven character, proven competence, and proven leadership in their own homes.



The Challenge to the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Apr 21st, 2018 | By

When one thinks of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s through the 1970s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) immediately comes to mind. Born in 1929, his name was Michael at birth, but his father changed his name to Martin Luther, honoring the famous German reformer who began the Reformation. As a young boy, it was obvious that he was brilliant. He skipped two grades and passed his entrance exam to enter Morehouse College at 15.



The Social Media Phenomenon: Is It a Frankenstein?

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

Although one can easily apply the lessons raised by Mary Shelley?s Victor Frankenstein to gene-editing and artificial intelligence, can one also ask the same questions when it comes to the Social Media phenomenon? . . . Two-hundred years ago an anonymous novel was published: Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. The author was Mary Shelley, who clearly posited a premise that is no longer controversial?that humans can create life with the tools provided by science.