Stealthing: A New Way for Men to Assault Women

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by John Ellis

If I weren’t a Christian and didn’t believe that God is in control of history, I would run the risk of being overcome with despair. The world is a broken place; humans are trapped in sin, and that rebellion against God causes the entire creation to groan. Thankfully, by God’s grace, I am repenting of my sins and placing my faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as my only hope in life and death. Because I have been adopted into God’s family and been given new life in Christ, I rest in the knowledge that King Jesus is going to return. When he does, those who have remained in their sin and rebellion by refusing to bow the knee in repentance and faith to Jesus will be righteously judged and condemned to eternal death. Sin will finally and fully be defeated. Many of the Psalms rest in this same knowledge (Psalm 1, 2, 7, 34, and 110, to list a few). My comfort in the coming return of King Jesus doesn’t keep me from mourning the sin around me, though (and the sin that still remains in my own hear, too).

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Christians and Nudity in Movies

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by John Ellis

This is an older article. Well, older in the sense that I wrote it at the end of this past December. In a paragraph of two (or more), I’ll explain why it’s taking me so long to share it with my blog readers and Facebook followers. The reason why I’m sharing it now is because I believed and still believe that this is an important topic that many Christians either willfully ignore in order to justify watching their favorite TV shows and/or movies, or they interact with the topic dishonestly for the same reason. That’s a seemingly harsh and judgmental thing for me to say, I know that; and it ties into why I’ve waited to share it, which I’ll get to in a moment (how’s that for a tease?).

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Christians and GMO’s

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by John Ellis

As a whole, the crunchy Christian movement amuses me. That being said, there are aspects of it that irritate me. At points, I find some aspects self-righteous in ways that threaten to erode the unity that is supposed to characterize followers of King Jesus. However, if we’re being honest (if I’m being honest, especially), all Christians hang onto pockets of self-righteousness; that’s why we need Jesus.

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Jen Hatmaker

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by John Ellis

Several years ago, many (myself included) read Rob Bell’s book Love Wins and had our suspicions confirmed that he is a universalist among a host of other assorted errors and heresies. When many (myself included) sounded the warning, we were chided for our lack of charity and for trying to silence an interesting voice that challenges the evangelical status quo. Well, over the intervening years, the critics of Rob Bell have sadly been proven correct. Even more disheartening, on a personal level, many of those whom I know who defended Rob Bell have continued to follow him farther and farther down the path of apostasy. Jen Hatmaker may very well be the new Rob Bell, leading many people, including some that I know, down that same path of apostasy.

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Why I Don’t Celebrate Earth Day

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by John Ellis

Today is Earth Day. Actually, this last week has basically been Earth Week. That time of year when multi-millionaires fly around the world in their expensive and fossil fuel consuming private jets in order to scold the plebeians about how they (the plebeians) are leaving far too large of a carbon footprint. Likewise, it’s that time of year when park services around the country get to clean up the mountains of trash left behind by protesters who are protesting that others don’t love their mother as much as they do – mother earth, that is.

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Communism for Kids

 

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Bread lines – the dream of leftists

by John Ellis

About two years ago, a friend planted in my mind the seed for an article about how leftists/liberals hate humans because humans are made in the Image of God. From many environmental policies to abortion to the promotion of aberrant sexualities, to name a few among a long list, leftists seemingly do everything possible to discourage the flourishing of humanity. In fact, that list is so long that in order to come close to doing the topic justice, I would have to write a series of articles. For example, I could write a whole article about how leftists have scammed society regarding asbestos and have taken away from us a substance that is great at reducing the risk of death by fire. The anti-GMO crowd warrants their own article, too.

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