For Christians, only one identity matters

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In today’s society, it would seem that each one of us has a ton of identities: gender, ethnicity, cultural, nationalism (or globalism), generation, class, sexual orientation, and political. These identities — nearly all of them — are a constant cause of an often divisive debate in the public square. One identity, however, is different. For the Christian, our identity as …

Christianity isn’t just for church — it must be freely lived out

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My Friday morning started out just like every other morning: got my coffee, opened​ up my computer, and started reading through email. I got through a couple of emails, and then I saw this gem, “As for me I personally think and feel that prayer/Christianity has no business being in places like the work place, schools. Prayer is meant to …

According to new online policing tool: Christian beliefs are ‘toxic’

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It was never easy being a Christian, especially being a Christian who speaks out for their faith. Every morning I wake up to emails that attack me and my Christian faith. Share the tenants of your faith and you are labeled a hateful bigot. This is especially true online — where the majority of today’s cultural conversations are happening. It …

France has no respect for the dignity and value of human life

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Faith, Family, Morality, Prolife

My brother was born with a rare genetic disorder. I can remember learning that something was wrong just after he was born. I was too young to recall all of the details, but it was clear he was different. Daniel, my brother, acts and looks like he has down syndrome, but his condition is actually much worse. He is 24 …

What our data shows us about the culture wars

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The Halcyon Movement is an organization concerned with culture, and January was a very big month with Trump’s inauguration, the women’s march, the march for life, the 44th year of Roe v. Wade’s existence, almost daily protests, the immigration ban . . . I could keep going. Our culture is in a very interesting (and tumultuous) moment where we face …

What “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Silence” tell us about the future of Christianity

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It is important to tell you that there will be spoilers in this commentary. There are two religious movies out right now from Academy Award winning directors. The first, Hacksaw Ridge, is directed by Mel Gibson, and is about a young Christian man who refuses to carry a gun into war as his faith will not let him take another …

What Will Morality Look Like In 100 Years?

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I was looking through Reddit on my phone and I came across r/100 years ago, which reports on things that happened this day — whatever day it is — 100 years ago. I decided to Google “What happened in 1916?,” and found that, unsurprisingly, the world looked very different than it does today. But one thing caught my eye: on …