The Pilate Philosophy

by Terry Wane Benton Pilate washes his hands of killing Jesus Matthew 27:24 The Pilate Philosophy is to wash your hands of responsibility and to pretend there is no way to know the truth. “What is truth?” (John 18:38), he asked Jesus. There was also a “cancel-culture” mentality in his presence in the Jews wanting…

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Male and Female

by Andy Diestelkamp Male and female are not defined by the cultures and generations in which we grew up. They are not defined by the present culture. They are not defined by the cultures in which Abraham, Moses, or David lived. They are not defined by the ancient nations of Israel, Greece, or Rome. They…

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Merciless Progressivism

by Matthew W. Bassford The other day, I read a fascinating op-ed, “The Cruelty of Call-Out Culture” by David Brooks. It tells the story of a member of a punk-rock band who called out the band’s lead singer for sending an unwelcome, explicit photograph to a woman, leading to his banishment from the punk-rock scene.…

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Hate Speech

https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/HateSpeech.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Matthew 5:10-16   I.         One popular trend arising around the world is to criminalize talk that is branded as “hate speech.”             A.        Now we all know that “hate” isn’t good, so these laws passed quickly and easily             B.        But what exactly is “hate speech?” I found definitions, such as:                         1.         Speech that attacks…

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You Can’t Say That in My State!

Source: Matthew Barakat, “Rosemond sues board targeting his columns,” Omaha World-Herald, July 17, 2013. John Rosemond has been writing a syndicated newspaper column on parenting since 1976. He takes a conservative, no-nonsense approach that dismisses modern psychology — pointing out the children have been successfully raised for thousands of years with simple techniques that until recently…

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No More Men

Source: “‘Men’ edited out of law in Washington state,” Omaha World-Herald, page 4A, 4 February 2013. Lawmakers in Washington are removing all references to men from their laws. Dairymen are now called dairy farmers, freshmen are now first-year students, and penmanship is now handwriting. The claim by Sally Clark, one of the instigators, is “But language…

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Intolerance of Contrary Views

Source: The Tribune Washington Bureau, “Pastor drops out of inauguration,” Omaha World-Herald, 11 January 2013. The President invited a man to give a benediction at his inauguration, but when it was discovered that the man had stated in lessons back in the 1990s that homosexuality was contrary to the teachings of Christianity, which is true…

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Gender-Neutral Bibles

I.         Our society has been extremely concerned about avoiding giving offense to various sections of our culture             A.        Just to use certain words can be perceived to be an insult by various groups.             B.        All variations of Negro are off limits, as is use of colored to refer to people with very dark skin tones, though people of…

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Is the Bible male oriented?

Question: Of couse living in a world of patriarchy MAN wrote the bible !!!!! Hide behind your bible and justify mens disgusting behavior. I think your God is a sick one. If you think spousal rape is acceptable because “God” said women are to please her man and not “giving it” up is her sin,…

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