Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation

Many evangelists and apologists have a history of overstating their qualifications. CT EDITORS |DECEMBER 7, 2017 – for Christianity Today Earlier this week, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) released a statement addressing its namesake’s credentials, which have recently been under fire. “In earlier years, ‘Dr.’ did appear before Ravi’s name in some of our materials, including […]

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TRR Exclusive: An Open Letter to RZIM from Brad & Lori Anne Thompson

By Brad and Lori Anne Thompson – as reported by The Roys Report Editorial Note: The following is an open letter to Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) from Brad & Lori Anne Thompson—the couple at the center of the 2017 sexting scandal involving Zacharias. The Thompsons gave the letter to The Roys Report with the condition that it […]

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Ravi Zacharias’s Ministry Investigates Claims of Sexual Misconduct at Spas

Three women have come forward with additional allegations against the late Christian apologist. By Daniel Silliman|September 29, 2020 09:15 AM – for CT (Christianity Today) Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) has opened an investigation into allegations that its late founder and namesake sexually harassed multiple massage therapists who worked at two day spas he co-owned. […]

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The Problem With Islam

By Willis Eschenbach / March 10, 2017 – his website Skating under the Ice My cmnt: This is an excellent resource on Islam as it was, is and remains. Click the website above and read the original article in its entirety. I’ve excerpted a few lines below to entice you to click over and read his entire […]

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Cryptic msg for étude Brute – 2

Another riddle: Why do certain species of thrush, especially robins and bluebirds, tend to be Protestant rather than Roman Catholic? Down. Down. Down. Down. Down. Most futuristic novels seem out-of-date after a decade or two, but That Hideous Strength is more timely today than when the book was published in 1945. On the day I began to […]

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My statement of Faith

This statement of my beliefs about God and the Path of Life is based upon the Holy Scriptures (i.e., the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, the Bible) and is simply an elaboration of the Nicene Creed and is very similar to statements of faith and doctrine found in any number of Evangelical […]

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Cryptic msg for étude Brute

Try to guess the answer before consulting Scripture. What brave men fear but fools hold dear, and into life we bring it. What misers spend and poor men lend, and from this life we take it. What wise men need and death gives heed, and all the worlds sprang from it. (Answer: 1 Timothy 6:7)

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Giving Up Darwin

A fond farewell to a brilliant and beautiful theory. A review of Stephen Meyer’s thoughtful and meticulous Darwin’s Doubt (2013) By David Gelernter – in the Claremont Review of Books – Spring 2019 My cmnt: Article edited for brevity and clarity. Darwinian evolution is a brilliant and beautiful scientific theory. Once it was a daring guess. Today […]

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The Orwellian University

by Frank Furedi / October 13, 2016 for Prospect Magazine UK “Speech codes are now littered with words that are ambiguous and opaque” The first time I was told off for using “inappropriate language,” I thought my colleague was joking. We were university professors and speaking freely should come with the territory. But during the […]

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The Six Pillars of Character

My cmnt: Checking the LPS website at least up until 2017 these guidelines were still in use. They may still be incorporated in the LPS pedagogy or not. If not, and knowing the ethical direction of our country’s cultural shift it would not surprise me if they have been quietly set aside, they should be. […]

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Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

The U.S. contemplates sending military aircraft and possible ground troops to rescue the Yazidis, as more American military advisers arrive in Iraq to help plan an evacuation of the displaced people. BY AVI ASHER-SCHAPIRO, FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NEWS PUBLISHED AUGUST 11, 2014 My cmnt: Part of my interest in these people is: I have had an extended Yazidi […]

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Scriptures on Work

Scriptures pertaining to Work (without commentary) – compiled by Lord Buckbeak Gen 2:15 – The Lord God put the man in the garden of Eden to care for it and work it. Gen 3:17-19 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, `You must […]

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A Guide to Basic Differences Between Left and Right

By Dennis Prager Source of Human Rights Left: government Right: the Creator Human Nature Left: basically good (Therefore, society is primarily responsible for evil.) Right: not basically good (Therefore, the individual is primarily responsible for evil.) Economic Goal Left: equality Right: prosperity Primary Role of the State Left: increase and protect equality Right: increase and […]

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The Gospel Explained

Everyone likes to hear good news.  The safe arrival of a loved one, the birth of a child, the end of a war – are all the type of news we love to hear. On the other hand no one wants to receive bad news.  The death or illness of a friend or family member, the […]

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The Image of God

As we know a lot depends (as with all things) on definitions.   Just what the phrase ‘image of God’ means is subject to some debate.  I have generally given the answer from the Wizard of Oz movie:  to be like God is to have a heart, a brain and courage, or from the Shema: […]

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Lead us not into temptation

Lead us not into temptation   By Lord Buckbeak The Lord’s Prayer (Luk 11 and Mat 6) is the Biblical standard for Christian prayer. It has also been called the Disciple’s prayer as it is the prayer Jesus taught us to pray.  Yet for millennia believers have wondered and debated and questioned one phrase. They […]

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Lead us not into temptation – 2

Lord Buckbeak  03/02/05 (prepared for Bible study at a local Church) Matt 6:13 ‘And Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’ Hebrews 2:18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.  Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high […]

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Essay on Purpose

Chance  or No Chance     The same Arguments which explode the Notion of Luck, may, on the other side, be useful in some Cases to establish a due comparison between Chance and Design: We may imagine Chance and Design to be, as it were, in Competition with each other, for the production of some […]

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Madonna: two women, two worldviews

Madonna, the pop singer, not Madonna her namesake, famously sang that she is a material girl living in a material world.  Which neatly sums up the difference between the two women and what lies at the root of our seemingly intractable political divide. Whatever institution tells us what is real, is the institution that gets […]

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