Posts by Timothy Zebell and Than Christopoulos

An Olympic Disaster: When Representatives Bring Disgrace

An Olympic Disaster

The abysmal ratings of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony reflect America’s frustration with woke athletes who care more about virtue signaling, social media, and their personal brand than the sport they play or the country they supposedly represent. … as Americans, we do not appreciate being misrepresented to the world. However, we are not alone in this sentiment…

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God Is Answering Our Prayers for Election Integrity

God Is Answering Our Prayers for Election Integrity

The 2020 election was exhausting, and very few of us are probably interested in revisiting the controversy and chaos surrounding it. Let’s be honest: How many of us stopped praying about election integrity after the inauguration on January 6, 2021? Granted, God may not have answered our requests within the time frame we desired, but God has been answering our prayers….

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Dr. Fauci Illustrates the Danger of Substituting Truth with Personal Preference

Dr Fauci Illustrates the Danger of Substituting Truth with Personal Preference - Culture in Focus Article

With the release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s e-mails via a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by BuzzFeed News, “America’s doctor” has fallen from his pedestal. … Having allowed the allure of fame and power, combined with his hopes and desires, to guide his decision-making, Dr. Anthony Fauci now serves as a warning to each of us. He illustrates a simple principle found in the Bible…

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“I Identify As Fully Vaccinated”: The Nature Of Truth

I Identify as Fully Vaccinated - Culture in Focus Article - Forerunners of America Ministry

Faced with the choice of taking a questionable vaccine or being treated as social lepers in our new COVID caste system, some in Michigan are employing a method that has proven to be highly successful in other politically, culturally, and morally sensitive matters. They are choosing to identify as fully vaccinated. In short, they are choosing to…

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Overwhelmed by the News

Overwhelmed by the News - Culture in Focus - Forerunners of America

Following the news is both mentally and emotionally exhausting. … There is nothing wrong with feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by the news, but there is something wrong with allowing our exhaustion to excuse disconnecting from the moral course our country is charting. … What should we do? How can we find a balance between becoming overwhelmed or disconnecting?

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Can We Finally Call CNN What God Calls It?

Can We Finally Call CNN What God Calls It - Culture in Focus Article - Forerunners of America

Nobody expects the news media to be 100% accurate all the time. … However, there is a difference between occasional errors and the consistent pattern of misrepresentation and selective reporting of facts seen throughout much of the mainstream media. Perhaps none have been as effective at revealing intentional deception and manipulation by major news outlets as…

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Does God “Hate” the New York Times?

Does God Hate the New York Times

“There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers” (Prov. 6:16–19). Our politically correct Christian culture tends to shy away from strong words like “hate” and “abomination”…

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Are Christians Fiddling While Society Burns?

Are Christians Fiddling While Society Burns? - Culture in Focus Article - Forerunners of America

How is it that when we gather together as Christians, we can consistently ignore everything in the weekly news cycle; we can neglect the actions of our politicians; we can gloss over the personal struggles represented in our congregations; we can refuse to respond to the worldview bombarding our children on a daily basis in their schools; and yet we somehow can convince ourselves that we are relevant and influential voices in our culture and society?

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No More Divisions: Confronting Gun Control

No More Divisions - Confronting Gun Control

Few things divide Americans like the issue of gun control, and debate on the matter is often visceral. Sometimes we become so entrenched in our political camp that we lose perspective on the debate. In the case of gun control, we may be surprised to discover that, throughout American history, robust gun laws have always existed alongside a firm belief in gun rights….

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Wrestling with God’s Silence in Difficult Times

Wrestling with God's Silence in Difficult Times

Where is God when we need Him most? Why won’t God reveal Himself and liberate us from our troubles? Although not a new question, our struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic, cancel culture, and social unrest have emphasized God’s hiddenness. Why do our fellow citizens seem to be more concerned about the wellbeing of others than God does? Surely this is evidence that God doesn’t exist—or if He does exist, He clearly doesn’t care. How else can we justify God leaving so many prayers unanswered?

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