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Capital Punishment

By Kerby Anderson Should Christians support the death penalty? The answer to that question is controversial. Many Christians feel that the Bible has spoken to the issue, but others believe that the New Testament ethic of love replaces the Old Testament law. Old Testament Examples Throughout the Old Testament we find many cases in which […]

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Christian Economics

A Christian Understanding of Economics: Mutual Gains from Trade By Eric Schansberg It is common for Christians to be relatively uninterested in economics. Within politics, those who are socially and theologically conservative tend to focus on matters of personal righteousness (e.g., gambling), community standards (e.g., prayer in schools), and especially “social justice” (e.g., “life” issues […]

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Overcoming the Bondage of Re-Victimization: A Response to “Overcoming the Bondage of Victimization by Robert and Gretchen Passantino

By by Paul R. Martin, Ph.D. and Lawrence A. Pile with Ron Burks, M.A. and Stephen D. Martin, M.Div. GENERAL COMMENTS In their article long-time cult researchers Bob and Gretchen Passantino criticize the radical concept of cult conversion which says that many people’s lives are drastically and negatively altered by powerful and sophisticated thought reform […]

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A Family Affair

You may have seen them in the mall in front of the local toy store or J.C. Penney’s. Friendly people, dressed as clowns, tying balloons and telling dramatic stories of their missionary work around the world, complete with pictures and, of course, accepting donations to help with the on-going ministry. You may have volunteered alongside […]

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