Revival Is Not just an Event

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In the first point we covered in our little talk about “Revival,” we discussed the issue of why we might or might not need revival in the first place. I think we came to an agreement that, while we ought not to need it, that we unfortunately do. We then went on to discuss the nature of “Revival” as simply an even, or a thing that we do.

We toss that word around rather loosely sometimes, and I wonder if we really think about what it is, what it is not, and what we even expect of this thing we call, “Revival.”

  • We “go” to a revival
  • We say, “My church is having a revival.”
  • We ask people to “come to our revival.”

Revival….every night this week except Tuesday! All welcome!

Reading the above, as it was seen on a church sign a couple of years ago just made the…

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How I retained my Christian faith, sobriety and chastity on a university campus

People can sound so smart about things… until they actually have to take a test, or put something to use practically.

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A conflict of worldviews A conflict of worldviews

A couple of years ago, I was talking to a woman who grew up in a Christian home that was very focused on externals. There was a lot of bullying to get her to comply with expected Christian behavior, although the expected Christian behavior was often arbitrary, and had nothing to do with Christianity and more with just appearing “nice”. There was no discussion of the evidence, no talking through objections. No focus on truth at all. She was always very curious about me, and how come I didn’t drink, and how come I was able to stay a virgin through college, grad school, to the present day when so many people she knew who were raised in the church fell away from it in college. My answer was simple. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home so I was never bullied into acting like…

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World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe | Intellectual Takeout

“I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence,” Kaku said, as quoted by the Geophilosophical Association of Anthropological and Cultural Studies. “To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”

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New study: switching male and female marriage roles makes both sexes unhappy | WINTERY KNIGHT

Here’s a report on a new study from the UK Daily Mail.Excerpt:When females were the main breadwinner in the family, they were discovered to report more symptoms of depression.However, the opposite effect was found in men: Their psychological well-being was highest when they were the primary wage-earners.Researchers at the University of Illinois examined data on nearly 1,500 men and 1,800 women, aged between 52 and 60. Their well-being was evaluated through surveys.The researchers first found that men’s well-being decreased once they had exited the workforce to become home-makers.

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