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Category: Christian Worldview (page 13 of 23)

Careers and Families

As part of a culture which is straining after the American dream, Christian families are struggling to keep things together in many cases. It is taking two incomes and longer hours to achieve that illusive thing we call success. How shall we work in this demanding world and nurture our families at the same time?

First, we must try to get a biblical perspective on the place our employment occupies in our lives. The goal is that we might practice “godliness with contentment.” Relentless pursuit of riches and ruthless competitiveness are foreign to the work ethics of the Bible.

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Can We Call it Evil and Sin?

The tragic events that took place in Arizona recently have shaken the nation as a whole.  An assassination attempt of a public official has a way of sobering a nation.  Added to this the death of a federal judge, a nine-year old girl, and personal connection with the death of one of the individuals means this story will not leave the national conversation, nor my personal thoughts,  too quickly.

Currently, it seems much of the debate is centered on what societal forces led to this person’s actions.  Fixing blame upon all sorts of people, parties, and propaganda.  As a part of this we also hear that the man had a mental illness.

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Abortion as the New Birth Control

A friend of mine posted an article discussing the New York City Health Department’s recent pregnancy stats.  In it were shocking numbers concerning abortion.  In 2009 41 % of pregnancy in the Bronx ended in abortion.  In New York City the total was 39%.  The total number of abortions in 2009 was 126,744.

I’m not sure what all to say about this, but it is truly saddening.  Although, the New York average is high, it is not like the national average is any better, 23% of national pregnancies end in abortion.  It is clear from these stats that abortion has simply become another form of birth control.  A way to keep from having to deal with the realities of a child.

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Reading of Ancient Documents

Whether you follow politics or not you have probably heard that today the Congress has decided to read the Constitution aloud.  The purpose, at least in theory, is to remind the Representatives of the founding documents, which govern our society.

I like politics so I’m naturally interested in this endeavor, but I’m even more interested in the idea of giving a new priority to Ancient Documents.  I think it would be wise for Christians to do the same.

In the Old Testament when God’s People were far removed from God’s ideal, it was when they found the book of the Law that changes began to be made.  When they read the law with a heart to follow it, great strides toward a renewed faithfulness was demonstrated.  When the people came back from the Exile it was Ezra who took the time to read, explain, and practice the Word of God.

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2011 Thoughts

I am now comfortably back at home in Tennessee.  So the posts will go back to normal.  Although I know I am a few days past the New Year, I still wanted to share a New Year’s style post concerning the website.

As I mentioned in my goals and resolutions series (read it here) I have goals set for this website for the year.  I am somewhat surprised by this as I was hesitant to start the site and really had no clue if anyone would read.  Over the last few months I have really found this site as a great outlet and have been surprised and am grateful that people are reading. This next year I hope to enhance the usefulness of the site. Here is what you can expect:

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