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Freedom, Part 5

Published by: Sam Crabtree
June 27, 2014

“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.”
—Abraham Lincoln, in Letter to Henry L. Pierce

 

 

 

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Freedom, Part 1

Published by: Sam Crabtree
June 23, 2014

When I first read William Bowles’ statement about freedom, I paused. In writing To Edmund Burke, he says, “The cause of freedom is the cause of God.”

Certainly such a statement can be co-opted, politicized, and shriveled to nationalist causes. But read at face value, God is indeed pursuing his plan to end bondage for the children of God and creation.

 

 

 

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150 Years Ago Today

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 19, 2013

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

 

 

 

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Bypassing the Scientific Method

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 18, 2013

(Thanks to Dr. John Baumgardner, geophysicist, for stimulating my thinking.)

The scientific method is a process by which, collectively and over time, practitioners endeavor to construct an accurate (reliable, consistent, and non-arbitrary) representation of the world.

However, smart people can come up with very good explanations for mistaken points of view. Hypotheses must be tested by others who don’t share the same view.

 

 

 

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A Democracy of Demons

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 12, 2013

A democracy of demons would be no virtue. Democracy works only where the population has broadly embraced moral underpinnings and lots of common grace.


 

 

 

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John Helmberger on Bullying

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 11, 2013

How to stop bullying in schools will be hotly debated in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session. Bullying of students because of their skin color, appearance, beliefs, because they identify themselves as GLBT, or any reason, should never be tolerated.

 

 

 

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Religious Freedom

Published by: Sam Crabtree
November 6, 2013

Some notes from the Religious Freedom Forum held last month at the St. Paul RiverCentre …


 

 

 

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They’re Dying Four Blocks From Our Downtown Campus

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 7, 2013

About 70 children per week are murdered at the Whole Women’s Health clinic in Minneapolis.

With a desire to see the Lord close this abortion mill like he did the unit at Regions Hospital in 2011, we are inviting people to pray, to be present as moral support for sidewalk counselors, or to hold signs tomorrow through Saturday. Learn more.

 

 

 

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News From the Trenches

Published by: Sam Crabtree
October 2, 2013

I have been standing at the same door in front of Whole Women's Health clinic every Tuesday for three months or so. Every week I see a certain woman who comes for her dialysis appointment.

 

 

 

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Vacation Reading – Part 4

Published by: Bryan DeWire
July 14, 2013

This is a four-part series of excerpts from books I read while on vacation.

From Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns, by Glenn Beck . . .

Shouldn’t we quit marketing murder as a game?

The founders wrote in the Second Amendment that our right to keep and bear arms “shall not be infringed.” To infringe means to limit.

 

 

 

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