Category Archives: In The News

  1. How can we make these shootings stop?

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    June 13, 2016 by Alex Johannigman

    When mass shootings happen, we are quick to use them to further our own political values. But what can we do to really help people in need after tragedies like this weekend’s in Orlando?

  2. God’s Command to Welcome the Stranger Still Applies

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    November 18, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    The refugee crisis in the Middle East presents a difficult predicament, how do we care for those fleeing persecution while keeping ourselves safe? Jesus’ answer is pretty straightforward.

  3. Reexamining Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?”

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    September 22, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    We’ve all heard that quote thrown around and if you’re like me you’re probably getting sick of the quote being used to downplay the gravity of sin, particularly sexual sins. But I wonder if there’s more to that famous quote than many of us have noticed.

    We tend to focus on the word judge. It often gets associated with Jesus’ quote “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” But what if the word that Pope Francis had on his mind when he uttered that now famous phrase wasn’t judge, but I?

  4. So Your Country Just Redefined Marriage… Now What?

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    June 26, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    The Supreme Court’s decision has changed some things, but it hasn’t changed our responsibility to love people with same-sex attraction or their children, and it has given us an even greater opportunity to shape cultural perceptions of marriage by living a better alternative.

  5. The Tale of Two Fallen Stars We Need To Forgive

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    June 9, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    Most of us are sick of hearing news about two reality stars who we love to either praise or hate. But what we’re almost all forgetting is that, as different as they are, they are both fallen human beings who need love, forgiveness, and prayer more than anything else.

  6. 7 Trends Destroying Families Faster Than a Same-Sex “Marriage” License in Texas

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    February 20, 2015 by Alex Johannigman

    Beneath all of the talk about “marriage equality” and “preserving the sanctity of marriage” there are much more harmful trends that are destroying the health and stability of marriages and families than the legal status of same-sex unions. The scariest part is that most of us are contributing to the problem.

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