Monthly Archives: October 2019

More God, Less Crime

The crime rate is up in many cities, so maybe it’s time to consider a solution rarely suggested. Let’s see what faith-based organizations and people of faith can do. The evidence is that they can reduce the crime rate and the recidivism rate in our prisons. This is the argument Baylor University criminologist Byron Johnson makes in his book, More God, Less Crime.

Sadly, most social scientists and even criminologists seem reluctant to make the connection between faith and the impact religious perspectives could have on America’s crime problem. Dr. Johnson believes that a faith-based ministry or message doesn’t resonate with most social scientists. Many are even hostile to religion, as demonstrated by the opening chapter in his book entitled, “The Last Acceptable Prejudice.”


Dr. Johnson also says that faith-based organizations are merely tolerated within the criminal justice system. In some places, they are seen as valuable and even helpful. In other jurisdictions, they are viewed with suspicion. This is unfortunate since the criminal justice system is facing cutbacks and shrinking budgets. Prison ministries like Bill Glass, Prison Fellowship, and Kairos Prison Ministry can provide people and programs that can make a difference. Faith-based organizations of all kinds can provide volunteers and educators to help with programs in life skills and adult education.
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Church, Reformation Day, and a Monk named Martin Luther

Church what is that ? Too often we think of the church we attend. The true church is not a building but a group of people who are united because they are committed to the Lordship of  Jesus Christ and his Word the Bible. Helping people see how Jesus and the Bible applies to them today. You don’t even have to go to a building to be part of the true church. 

    What should the church be doing ? Making disciples, teaching the Bible , visiting  the sick, those  in prison, and feeding the hungry. Matthew 25:35-40


As we get ready to celebrate Reformation Day where a Monk named Martin Luther changed church history by leaving the the Roman Catholic Church who at the time taught one could only get right with God through the church. Martin Luther found   out through his own time of reading the book of Romans  in the Bible one is  justified by grace through faith in Christ.  Luther did have negative things in his life. One thing was he wrote a book which was against the Jewish people. But that doesn’t take away from him being right about one only be justified by faith in Christ alone. So years earlier on October 31 Luther left the Roman church.


Albert Mohler: The Delusion Destroying Women’s Sports

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News reports came out last week that the transgender athlete Rachel McKinnon has, for the second year in a row, won the women’s bicycling championships in Manchester, England.

McKinnon is a biological male competing as a female. That has left some female athletes upset.

McKinnon pushed back in a statement we should listen to closely:

“All my medical records say, female. My doctor treats me as a female person. My racing license says female, but people who oppose my existence still want to think of me as male. So, if we want to say that I believe you’re a woman for all of society except for this massive central part that is sport, then that’s not fair.”
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Meet this man the left is afraid of him

Joe Biden was denied communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina

Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights.

Father Robert Morey, the pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, told the Florence Morning News that he had denied Biden communion because “any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”

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Be a Generous Tipper

Right to Die

A question Joni Eareckson Tada has been asking over the years is “When Is It Right to Die?” That is the title of her book which has recently been updated. She understands this issue for many reasons. One of the most significant is the fact that she has spent more than 50 years in her wheelchair.

She was on my radio program recently to talk about the latest edition of her book. She is concerned that society is more and more willing to accept the idea that a person has a “right to die.” I even talked about the pressure many with disabilities face where there are subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) comments that imply they have a “duty to die.”

I also asked Joni to remind our audience that after her accident 50 years ago, she wanted to die. A diving accident as a teenager, she said, left her permanently paralyzed and in deadly despair. She even tried (with no success) to break her neck higher so she would die. She understands why many would want to end their lives, but also believes we can provide hope and comfort to those who are convinced suicide is the only answer.

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The gift of death


Child Victims of the Sexual Revolution

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An uproar has broken out over a Texas custody battle involving Jeffrey Younger. He’s the father of a seven-year-old boy named James. James’s mother has enrolled him in school as a girl. She told him for years that he is a girl because he said he once liked a toy meant for girls. Now she wants to put him on puberty blockers and is pursuing a future “transition” to girlhood for James.
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God can use the bad things in your life for his glory