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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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Does God Use Natural Disasters to Judge People and Nations?

Standing in the wake of catastrophic devastation, it is normal to question God’s role in natural disasters. It is common, in the aftermath of any severe natural disaster, for some to boldly declare it to be God’s judgment upon evil deeds. Like Elijah, it is easy to assume that God must be communicating through major…

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Evaluating the North Korean Crisis

After unsuccessfully leaning upon China to negotiate with North Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted on June 30, 2017, “The era of strategic patience with the North Korea regime has failed. That patience is over.” President Trump appears to be considering whether to continue on the path of applying diplomatic and economic pressure, or whether it…

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Seeking Refuge in a Precarious Economy

In 2010, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, warned that monetary policies are on an “unsustainable path.” Similarly, former financial consultant for Fortune 100 companies and founder of Dent Research, Harry Dent, believes that the U.S. economy is set for a “shakeout more painful than anything we’ve seen before” with “the worst stock…

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Why is Sexual Expression Important?

King Solomon declared nearly 3,000 years ago that there is nothing new under the sun. Within the United States transgenderism and sex-reassignment procedures are nothing new. Why then is America so obsessed with the transgender community? Furthermore, how is the matter of how a person chooses to present themselves sexually, significant for the Church?

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Why are Gender-Specific Bathrooms Important?

There is a deep-rooted fear of the bathroom within the transgender community. This is not because of the prevalence of violence, but rather the fear of possible humiliation. Transgender individuals are afraid they will not be accepted, will be challenged, or will be reminded of the differences between themselves and those with whom they identify.…

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Is Transgenderism a Mental Illness?

At the heart of the debate regarding how to classify transgenderism is the question, “What causes transgenderism?” Is transgenderism a perfectly natural and inborn condition; is it a consequence of social conditioning; is it a psychological disorder, or is it something else?

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Is the Church Prepared to Minister to Transgenders?

Recent news, media, and legislative events have made it evident that there is an entire community of people who know that something isn’t right and are desperately seeking a solution. Unfortunately, they are focused upon transforming their bodies when they should be focused on transforming their spirits. However, the natural guide in this process is conspicuously…

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Is Gender Identity Sufficient to Determine One’s Sex?

From the earliest of ages, some individuals are convinced that their gender and their body are misaligned. With such a malleable standard as feelings for determining truth, it is not surprising to find that people self-identify as far more than the opposite sex. There are numerous growing subcultures of individuals who believe themselves to be…

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Do Intersex Individuals Disprove the Gender Binary?

The reality of intersex individuals is commonly presented as evidence refuting a gender binary and a universal definition of biological sex. The assumption is that because intersex conditions are exceptions to the normal classifications of male and female, these individuals cannot be male or female. Is this reasonable?

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