Posts by Timothy Zebell

REALLY? FAKE NEWS COVERAGE OF THE PRESIDENT’S FAKE NEWS AWARDS

“Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ were a Huge Flop,” blared a Washington Post headline. According to the article, this is because many who tried to access the website where the President’s picks were listed were met with an error message. Also, the Post concluded that the President had “no plan,” which resulted in his choosing reports…

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WHY THE FAKE NEWS AWARDS ARE NOT A JOKE, REVENGE, OR IRRELEVANT

It is no secret that President Trump and the media have an antagonistic relationship. According to PBS News Hour, “In President Trump’s first year in office, he tweeted about fake news and fake media 174 times. That is an average of once every two days.”[1] And now the President has published a list of what…

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WHAT IS FAKE NEWS?

Having experienced an unprecedented usage increase of 365% since 2016, “fake news” is the Collins English Dictionary’s 2017 word of the year.[1] Although officially defined as “false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting,”[2] fake news has come to mean many things in the year 2017.   Headlines such as “Death Row…

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WHY DOES THE CHURCH FOCUS ON SEXUAL ISSUES?

“Ex-GI Becomes Blonde Beauty!” splashed across the front pages of The New York Daily News in 1952 when George Jorgensen Jr. returned home from a sex-reassignment surgery in Sweden as Christine Jorgensen. Six decades before Caitlyn Jenner, and among the first to undergo such a procedure, Christine Jorgensen was America’s original transgender sweetheart.[1] Crowned Woman of…

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WHY A QUICK FIX FOR MASS SHOOTINGS WON’T WORK

Public mass shootings incite waves of grief, fear, and outrage that lead to a strong desire to do something. Inevitably, this leads to a national debate regarding gun control. Z. Byron Wolf reports, “The details don’t really matter when it comes to mass shootings in the current political climate. The script now is set —…

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ARE MASS SHOOTINGS BECOMING DEADLIER?

Columbine—a 1999 tragedy so traumatic and severe that that the very word has become permanently synonymous with mass shootings—no longer ranks among America’s 10 deadliest public mass shootings.[1] Three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history have occurred within the last year and a half, beginning with the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida.…

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WHY DOES GOD ALLOW MASS SHOOTINGS?

There is no easy resolution to the problem of public mass shootings because, at its core, it is a moral issue. As such, it is not something that can be legislated away. President Donald Trump rightly called the Las Vegas shooting an “act of pure evil.”[1] Likewise, Carl Chinn, who runs an extensive database on violence…

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Mass Shootings and the Search for a Quick Fix

Three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history occurred in the year 2017. The magnitude of these shootings, coupled with their proximity to one another, has provoked a general sense that mass shootings are on the rise. Is this true? And what can we learn from our national search for a quick solution?

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ARE MASS SHOOTINGS ON THE RISE?

In the wake of the church shooting in Sutherland Texas, the Huffington Post ran the headline, “Mass Shootings in America are Becoming More Common – and More Deadly.” This seems to be the national sentiment, but are public mass shootings truly on the rise?   There is no consistent standard for defining mass shootings. This is why…

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Laid Bare

Today it is nearly impossible to avoid the issue of homosexuality as it is continually paraded before every stratum of society. Christians need a resource to help them evaluate the pro-homosexual arguments with which they are bombarded. Christians are not hateful and homophobic merely because they disagree with the lifestyle choices of others. To demonstrate…

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