Monthly Archives: October 2013

Keeping faith in a culture of entitlement

According to Nicholas Eberhardt, writing in the Wall Street Journal, entitlement transfers from the government to individuals have grown by 72 percent since 1960, and that is after adjusting for inflation and population growth. Entitlement spending now comprises two-thirds of … Continue reading


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Relief from the hurry and the dash

I was out before dawn one morning this week. There were patches of fog along the ground, but the stars were magnificent against a moonless ebony sky. I climbed into the car and set out to meet fellow pastors at … Continue reading

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The case against “easy believism”

Though Billy Graham was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1992, he kept up a rigorous schedule through the next decade. But since his final evangelistic crusade in 2005 he has been keeping a low profile. He retired to his home … Continue reading

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Suicide and the epidemic of hopelessness

A recent analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that the suicide rate in the U.S. increased dramatically from 2008 to 2010. CBS news reports that the rate has jumped by almost 50 percent … Continue reading

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