by Karla Perry People have been arguing for years about whether America is a Christian nation. The opponents argue that the Founders were not Christians, but Deists. Some argue that all Americans are not Christian. Others argue that America doesn’t behave like a good Christian nation, thus it is disqualified to be distinguished as a…

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by Karla Perry Worldviews, like people, have a genealogy. The thoughts we think about the world usually came from someone else. They are recycled thoughts. They entered our way of thinking through discipleship. Sometimes that discipleship is deliberate where we intentionally set out to learn from a particular school of thought. Most of the time…

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by Karla Perry We all know of the classic Jimmy Stewart movie It’s a Wonderful Life where we are whisked into an epic tale that unveils what life would be like without George Bailey. We find his wife a spinster. His children exist only in his memories. Where he saved a life, there was death.…

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by Karla Perry Jesus said that the meek shall inherit the earth. God promised Abraham that his descendants would inherit the promised land forever. Modern theology says that the earth will be destroyed and that we who believe shall live with Jesus in heaven for eternity. When we are born again into the family of…

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by Karla Perry The Bible is under assault from the most dangerous source possible. It is not an assault from without, but from within. It is in no danger from unbelievers. It never has been. It has always withstood the pressure from without, but it is another matter entirely when it is from within. Such…

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by Karla Perry Old books carry a certain weight of knowledge uncommon in new books. Authors of the past were always well read of the old books that came before them. The best new books draw from the old. Their authors pull the knowledge of generations into our own when old books are consulted. I’ve…

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by Karla Perry Old books carry a certain weight of knowledge uncommon in new books. Authors of the past were always well read of the old books that came before them. The best new books draw from the old. Their authors pull the knowledge of generations into our own when old books are consulted. I’ve…

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by Karla Perry Theology undergirds all of life. It is not something just for theologians, pastors, and Bible school students. We seldom think about the theology behind what we believe or practice, but it exists nonetheless. Someone at some point has thought about it, and that is why we believe it and practice it. There…

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by Karla Perry “The truth is still half an hour behind the slander and no one can be certain when or where it will catch up with it,” wrote G.K. Chesterton in his famous Father Brown mysteries. Modern media, not all that different from the journalism of Chesterton’s day, is inundated with questionable content now…

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by Karla Perry Conservativism nor Liberalism is the Gospel. Neither are they even a part of the Gospel. They are political philosophies. The former advocates going back to what was, to tradition. Some nations have nothing to go back to. Conservatives may align with some biblical truths, but it is in those specific junctures where…

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