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God's government brings peace

Many news reports suggest that the idea of “government” is under attack. The aggression and instability in Ukraine and Syria are examples.

Protection for our sisters

One night a few years ago, I heard a news report about the decision to stone a Somali woman to death because she’d had a child with a man who apparently had promised to marry her but then changed his mind. Sharia law in her area decreed her death when the child was weaned.

'Let there be no strife'

“Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee … for we be brethren,” said Abraham to his nephew Lot in a dispute over land and resources ( Genesis 13:8 ). In a similar vein, Christ Jesus taught his followers, “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him” ( Matthew 5:25 ).

In support of philanthropy

Scott Neeson, a former Hollywood executive, sacrificed his $1 million salary, his Porsche, a yacht, and his mansion. He held a garage sale and sold—in his words—“all the useless stuff I owned” and moved to Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, to help that country’s most destitute.

The paradigm of peace

In Samuel P. Huntington’s widely-read book, The Clash of Civilizations, written in 1996, the author predicted a chaotic future: broken states, intensification of tribal and religious conflict, and the spread of terrorism; in other words, total entropy.

Prayerfully confronting animal abuse

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. — Proverbs 12:10 Animal rights organizations tell us that many domestic animals around the world live in deplorable conditions—often neglected, deprived of food and shelter, and, worst of all, physically abused.

Thoughts on rights for women

Women are struggling for freedom around the world. In many countries sex trafficking continues unabated.

Addressing tragedies and 'sudden endings'

We’ve all felt the shock that comes from an abrupt ending. It can be personal—like a divorce, a layoff, or the death of a loved one.

Better health: Better food or drugs, or better morals?

The latest research out of Stanford University confirms something the scientific community has probably known for years but only recently has begun to admit more openly: When it comes to better health, we don’t really know what we think we know. After analyzing 237 studies comparing the health benefits of organic and non-organic foods, Dr.

Taking a stand for fidelity

The recent infidelity scandal involving top US government and military personnel continues to grab headlines. When the news first broke, I was feeling bad for everyone involved—betrayed spouses, embarrassed family members, colleagues who had respected these individuals, people with careers of so much goodness that were now in ruins, and our whole country.