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Alienated America – An Excellent Summer Read!!

Alienated America by Timothy Carney is one of my favorite books of 2019.
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7 Numbers That Tell the Story of Deaths of Despair in America

Deaths of despair are deaths that result from drugs, alcohol, and suicide. It is a number that has grown at alarming rates in the last 20 years.

The Injustice in College Sports

To commemorate my favorite sports event of the year, March Madness, I have updated this piece from 2016 regarding a reasonable, ethical and profitable approach to the question of pay for college athletes. (I’m picking NC to beat Duke in the finals.)
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Erasing History

The establishment of the permitted narrative is the telling of history itself and it tells a lot about our own modern society. The efforts to hide parts of our history are not simply to protect us but to tell a new story and define a new future. It is a strategy that has been used before and it has always led to disastrous results.
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The Popular, Successful, Terrible, Horrible True Story of the Scientific Theory of Eugenics

The eugenics movement was a belief that fostered racism, discrimination, abortion, and genocide. It was embraced by academics, politicians, and celebrities.
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Where Should Christians Stand in the LGBT Debate – An Honest, Reasonable, and Biblical...

As a believer who seeks to prioritize my faith, values, and relationship with God as the most important thing, approaching the tensions between the LGBT movement and Christian faith is achieved only with great caution. But a personal reckoning on this issue is necessary if I am to balance my faith and desire for the truth to a relevant lifestyle in this day and age. To that end, the following is my personal consideration of a Christian perspective on homosexuality and the LGBT movement. You might also enjoy this podcast series.
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Facts and Fictions: A Podcast and Research Project Into a Christian Perspective on LGBT

This series was designed with both parents and college students in mind. Against the overwhelming assault of political correctness and the mentality of “I don’t care about the facts, I know the truth,” some solid fact-based research and analysis on the issues of LGBT are beneficial. This is not meant to disparage or disrespect anyone. I hope the tone of the podcast demonstrates that.
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Anger Danger

Anger has come to define all too many facets of our daily life. It is in our news. It is in our social media....
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Ep. 194 – Lovers of Self – Show Notes

In 2 Timothy 3:2 there is a warning of terrible times in the future when (among other things) people will be lovers of themselves. This podcast episode looks at this reality of our current day and age. At no point in the history of the world can an entire generation even come close to competing with our own for the unfortunate title of being a people totally in love with themselves. I look at the history and the dysfunction of this horrible reality and these terrible times.
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The Middle Class Is Angry – The American Caste System Part 4

This is part four in the series this week from JB Shreve and the End of History.   Unlike those in poverty, when you’re middle class...