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Religious Prejudice

Beyond Argument: Religious Prejudice and Ignorance In a classic Peanuts Cartoon, little Linus asks Lucy, “Do you ever pray Lucy?” In typical Lucy fashion, she responds, “Are you trying to start an argument?” Then Lucy explodes.”I SUPPOSE YOU THINK YOU’RE … Continue reading

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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION LOST ITS WAY

Christian education lost in a haze Christian education in American churches has become desperate. It’s in a quandary. It has lost its focus, it is without direction. Its significance is diminishing, participation is lacking, and its credibility is without merit. … Continue reading

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“Benign Whateversism” – The demise of adolescent’s faith and practice

“Benign Whateversism” – The demise of adolescent’s faith and practice At least once every decade, sociologists and others descend upon the adolescent population of America in the hope of ferreting out their views on sex, peers, parental relationships, school, music, … Continue reading

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HEALTHY CONFIRMATION EXPERIENCE

HEALTHY CONFIRMATION EXPERIENCE Building healthy relationships with adolescents You were once an adolescent. You know how painful it can be. You don’t want to go back there and they don’t want you to become one of them. Don’t be afraid … Continue reading

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