What if Lieutenant Columbo was a Christian? Instead of solving a crime, his task would be to present the Gospel. What would he say? How would he say it?At Stand to Reason, we’ve always been intrigued by Columbo’s inquisitive style and believe it’s a powerful way to engage people. Here’s what I believe he’d say if he were to present the Gospel. He’d ask three questions. Do you believe people who commit moral crimes ought to be punished? Have you ever committed a moral crime? Would you like to be pardoned? Let’s look at the reasoning behind each question.1. Do you believe people who commit moral crimes ought to be punished?
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Source: The Gospel According to Columbo | Stand to Reason
First let me say, tearing down statues is stupid and boring. I much prefer roasting sacred cows. I like to see those grill marks and watch the sauce caramelize.However, while we wait for those grill marks, there are a couple of statues we should probably put on our list. Under the bridge here there is this huge cement troll. That guy has inspired an entire movement, minions who do nothing but troll the internet, hoping to sow chaos and destruction everywhere they go. Personally, I’d like to see their leader torn down and demolished with a sledge hammer.
Read more of this article at: Let’s tear some statues down! | See, there’s this thing called biology…
An essential skill to develop—particularly if you intend to discuss the truth of your faith with others—is how to understand, evaluate, and present a logical argument. Though it might seem complex and rather intimidating, an argument in logic is really a very simple thing. To have an argument you must make a claim (called the conclusion, or the central point of the argument) and provide support (called premises, or evidence, facts, and reasons) for believing the claim to be true or correct. To have a good argument (logically sound or cogent), your premises must be (1) true, (2) pertinent to your central claim, and (3) sufficient to justify the conclusion.
Read more at: How to ERASE Logical Fallacies – Reflections
1. Science has disproven Christianity.Historically, Christianity has often led the way in scientific advancement. Many leading scientists today believe in a cosmology that is much more open to intelligent design and creation than most pundits assume. Science has not found evidence precluding the belief in God, miracles, or the resurrection of Jesus. Such fields are outside the competence of science and its methodology.
SRead more at: 8 False Assumptions about Christianity – Discover
“Fake news” isn’t a new phenomenon, though. There’s quite a bit of fake news out there regarding the person of Jesus, the origins of the church, and the development of the Bible. Even though such “news” has no factual basis, it’s believed by an uncomfortably large number of people.
Read about it here: 5 ‘Fake News’ Stories People Believe About Early Christianity
There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.
Source: Study: children of same-sex couples do less well than those of married couples | WINTERY KNIGHT
When our society teaches “No matter what they tell you;
no matter what they say;
no matter what they teach you;
what you believe is true.” How can anyone learn anything? If what you believe is true, just because you believe it, why bother with an education? The truth is that most truths have to conform to an external reality, or they are false!
What cultural shifts have led to the current gender debate?
Read : The Roots of Our Gender Identity Crisis – bethinking.org to find out how this applies to the gender confusion our world is facing today.