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Saturday Selections – March 16, 2019

Turning pro-choicers into pro-lifers in seconds? (2 min)

Ray Comfort has another 30-minute pro-life film, coming out on May 9. It will be freely available on Youtube then, though you can download it now for $20 here to help fund it. Check out the trailer below!

Beyond bias: 3 strikes on the New York Times

It used to be that, as much as we knew the mainstream media spun the facts, we counted on them not to manufacture them. However, as this short article from Marvin Olasky reveals, now even the venerable Gray Lady, the New York Times, has gotten ridiculously unreliable.

Parents: peace is not the absence of conflict

While it isn’t always possible to be free of conflict, we can show our children how peace can still be had.

Has bioluminescence evolved 40-50 times?

Bioluminescence is the light that comes from living things, and it can be found in creatures as diverse as spiders, fish, fireflies, squid, and even mushrooms. This is a problem for evolution, where common traits are often presented as evidence of common descent – creatures who share a trait are thought to have descended from a common ancestor, maybe millions of years ago, who first had that trait. But no one thinks mushrooms and squids had a common glowing ancestor. So does that mean bioluminescence evolved many times over? That would be remarkable!

Meanwhile, creationists see common traits as indicators of a common Designer who knows what works, and thus uses these traits repeatedly.

Is Social Justice just?

In this book review, Denny Burk shares how social justice practitioners have:

“…left behind a liberal ideal of justice for the illiberal ideal of retributive and distributive justice. Retributive justice involves punitive social action against historically privileged groups while distributive justice requires redistribution of goods and capital to historically oppressed groups.”

In contrast to this group-focused social justice, Christian justice involves treating people not as groups, but individually, without partiality for rich or poor, black or white, man or woman, etc (Lev. 19:15, Deut. 1:16-17, Gal. 3:28).

Real men rise early (4 min)

David Murray offers men practical advice in his Christian Man Academy, this time focussing on the benefits of a set morning routine.


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