February 26, 2016

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Existentialism

Existentialism as a philosophy, or world and life view, is largely a 20th century phenomenon. It is the very antithesis of Christian belief in that it asserts the total autonomy of man. Hence it is one of the most virulent forms of humanism. It spread rapidly because its adherents often convey its message in more artistic form rather than in dry philosophic tomes. Instead, their medium is often novels, plays, art, or movies. They are often profoundly moving and entertaining because they speak to real human conditions.

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February 25, 2016

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Postmodernism: A New Paradigm

For a PM everything is a text, and only subjective interpretation is possible. One can never know the intent of the author. We never arrive at universal or objective knowledge. But while we can never know the author’s true meaning, you can be sure that the author’s words are meant to have repressive effect. This explains the trashing of the western canon of literature.

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February 25, 2016

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Deconstruction: The Postmodern Cult of Hermes

Deconstructionism (D) is a powerful postmodern movement currently in vogue on major college campuses and among the intellectual elite. Its influence, permeates every area of our culture. This movement has given rise to tribalism, political correctness, re-imaging, multiculturalism, and culture wars. It has become a hammer for smashing traditional values.

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February 18, 2016

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Postmodern Politics

Postmodernism is the prevailing paradigm today and it affects every area of our culture, and in particular, politics. For postmodernists all life is politics. We will explain why this is so, and why it must be so.

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February 15, 2016

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Fascism: A Precursor to Postmodernism

It is incorrect to refer to conservative political groups in this country as having fascist tendencies. Why? They generally do not deny a transcendent deity, they do not hold to an organic view of government, nor are they irrational. They are, however, in some cases, very nationalistic. This alone does not warrant the charge of fascism.

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February 13, 2016

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Abortion and the Question of Human Value

The big question in abortion is not when life begins, but at what point does life have value and has a legal right to life.

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November 21, 2015

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Finding Noah: Witness the Journey

As expected, the documentary, Finding Noah, did not disappoint on the technical side. The producers are to be commended. The cinematography, the editing, and the sound, coupled with the backdrop of the scenery of the spectacular 17,000 ft. Mt Ararat made the film a pleasure to behold. One standout scene for this viewer was filmed while an intrepid climber descended into a deep crevasse into one of the glaciers on the mountain.

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September 17, 2014

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The Biblical Doctrine of Hell

The Current Controversy: For most of 2000 years of church history men of faith have held to the teaching of the eternal punishment of the wicked. Currently, among evangelical Christians, some scholars of renown are espousing the position known as annihilationism. This is the belief that the wicked ultimately cease to exist, i.e. punishment is […]

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April 10, 2014

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Noah’s Flood, The Ark, and Hollywood

by Bill Crouse You cannot overestimate the seriousness of the Biblical Flood as described in Genesis 6-8. Something occurred, some behavior of mankind, which caused the Creator-God to destroy all life on the planet and start all over again. What exactly that sin was is a great mystery, but it had something to do with […]

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March 26, 2014

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The Biblical Flood: New Thoughts, New Questions

I. Introduction (Note: This Briefing Paper updates and supplements #27: Facts About the Flood) A flood of great proportions is described in Genesis 6-9. The text never indicates that it was anything other than a historical event. The Flood, and, or Noah, the builder of the Ark, are mentioned 7 more times in the OT. These passages […]

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