Blog: Culture

And the Banned Played On

By Joe Dallas

What the Left achieves in Canada today shows what it plans for other nations tomorrow. That's why Assemblies of God churches in the States and around the world should carefully note three aspects of this story: the definition of "Conversion Therapy", the punishments faced by people found guilty of practicing it, and the impact these bans will unquestionably have on churches. Read More

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Our Response to the Anti-Conversion Therapy Film “Boy Erased”

By Joe Dallas

By Joe Dallas Today, the film Boy Erased is enjoying great reviews and limited release. If it’s not in a theater near you, within a few weeks you can bet it will be. It’s the true story of a young man who went through what’s commonly called a… Read More

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4 Straight Facts about ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

By Joe Dallas

By Joe Dallas prop·a·gan·danoun 1.derogatory – information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Last year’s Gallup poll on American attitudes towards the media showed that less than a third – 32% – had a… Read More

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Three Concepts that are Choking our Conversations

By Joe Dallas

By Joe Dallas “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum….” ― Noam Chomsky The Christian Church by its nature should be both countercultural and culturally engaged. Counter cultural, because we’re… Read More

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“I’m Invited to a Same-Sex Wedding. Yes or No?”

By Joe Dallas

By Joe Dallas Let each be fully persuaded in his own mind.Romans 13:5 There’s an ongoing buzz in the Christian community over whether or not believers should attend same-sex weddings. As buzz goes, this one’s awfully relevant, as more of us are facing this dilemma” do… Read More

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Jen Hatmaker: Hermeneutics, Hurt, and Human Affection Part II

By Joe Dallas

By Joe Dallas In yesterday’s post  we looked at what can be a dry topic – hermeneutics – and applied it to what’s definitely a hot topic: Jen Hatmaker’s recent announcement that she believes homosexual unions can be holy, and that the church needs to not only… Read More

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How Do You Determine Gender?

By Linda Seiler

By Linda Seiler This week was full of controversy about the government’s role in determining policy related to transgender people. What has surfaced is how illogical it is to believe gender is a mental construct that can differ from one’s biological sex. In a recent interview with a pro-gay… Read More

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The Intolerance Of Tolerance (Part 4): Aiming At The Wrong “Target”

By Linda Seiler

By Linda Seiler In my last post, I addressed the fact that strongholds are by nature illogical because you cannot oppose the God of Truth and operate in logic. Second Cor. 10:5 defines a stronghold as “arguments and every pretention that sets itself up against the knowledge of… Read More

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The Intolerance Of Tolerance (Part 3): The Real “Target” Of The Bathroom Policy

By Linda Seiler

By Linda Seiler Regardless of whether you believe people should continue shopping at Target or not, the controversial bathroom policy gives us a window into what’s happening in the spirit realm. As recent as five years ago, no one would have imagined gay marriage would be legal in all… Read More

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The Intolerance Of Tolerance (Part 2): The Affirmation Sandwich

By Linda Seiler

By Linda Seiler As noted in my previous post, disagreement is not denigration. By definition, we cannot truly “tolerate” someone unless we disagree with them in some way. True tolerance means I disagree with you, but I still choose to love and respect you as a fellow human… Read More

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