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iRelationships – Love in the Digital Age

Author: Adam HawkinsCategory: Culture

Smartphones are ruining our relationships. With every moment we spend glued to our screens, we threaten to extinguish authentic forms of communication. The ubiquity of plugging in is robbing us of the ability to have reflective, thoughtful, personal interactions with those we are closest to. Instead, we are drawn to superficial interactions that demand immediate responses with all the ...

The Transgender Issue and Our Misplaced Fear

Author: David RoarkCategory: Culture

Outside the current presidential election cycle that has been nothing short of a political circus, the transgender issue has emerged as one of the most pertinent challenges we now face as Christians interacting in the public square. From the highly-publicized transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner, to Target’s initial statement about their bathroom policy, to the top-down POTUS ...

Reflecting God’s Image by How We Respond to the Boy and the Gorilla

Author: Karen Swallow PriorCategory: Culture

Last weekend, a toddler climbed over a barricade at the Cincinnati Zoo, tumbled over a cliff into the moat, and was carried away by a male gorilla. To save the boy, the gorilla was killed. It was a sad turn of events that could have turned out far worse.  The mountain gorilla is an endangered species, as are all gorillas today. According to National Geographic, only 700 mountain gorillas ...

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