Quote of the Week

“We will all die one day. That is one of the few things we can be sure of. But will we die well? That is less certain. Dying well means dying for others, making our lives fruitful for those we leave behind. The big question, therefore, is not ‘What can I still do in the years I have left to live?’ but ‘how can I prepare myself for my death so that my life can continue to bear fruit in the generations that will follow me?

Henry Nouwen



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What I Learned from the Great Debate

It appears that Tuesday's night's presidential debate was  the most watched of all time with nearly 81 million people tuning in. That number is a 17% spike over the first debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012.

I studied the debate prayerfully with much thought and attention. I also listened to many of the pundits who gave their opinions afterwards.

Here is what I learned from the Great Debate.

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Why Free Speech Was Praised in the 60s and is Being Suppressed Today

The last couple of years I've done some adjunct teaching at Faith International University in Tacoma, Washington. Faith Seminary is the graduate division of the school and is the only biblically-based seminary in the state of Washington.

FIU is growing by leaps and bounds as are many other Christ-oriented schools across America. In fact, yesterday, we joined some 1000 campuses in America who have birthed prayer rooms on their campuses. Many call them "Furnaces"--where faculty and students can fire up their hearts for God.

That's greatly needed today because many colleges and universities have been taken over by secular humanism, and not only don't believe in prayer, but reject many aspects of truth including freedom of speech.

Say what?  No free speech on campus?

Free speech was praised in the 1960s. Why not today?

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