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Be Thankful!

Being thankful is like a wonder drug, but without the harmful side effects. We are told to be thankful in all situations. It is God's will for your life.
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thess. 5:17). Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ (Phil. 4:6-7).  Thanksgiving is an act of worship towards God that brings Him Glory:
For it is for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God (2 Cor. 4:15). Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen (Rev. 7:12). However, if we are not careful thanksgiving is replaced by filthiness, futility, and foolishness: Let there be no filthiness nor foolish …

Misandry Forum

At the recent "Forum on Misogyny," due to the on-going scandal of the Dalhousie dentistry students, Professor Haiven stated that, "in the management department, women get to speak first." Robyn Urback from the National Post rightly points out that this kind of thinking leads to discrimination.
It’s a step, sure, but why limit ourselves to merely controlling who gets to speak when? Perhaps we should explore the idea of restructuring lecture halls to reserve the front rows for women, facilitating a physical “head-start” to contradict the professional lag they will experience once they graduate. We should also consider male quotas for professional programs — even though women are currently earning two-thirds of medical degrees and a majority of law degrees — to skew the gender ratio in fields like engineering and sciences. McGill University, among others, used this sort of quota system to control the numbers of Jews in its professional programs up until the Second Wor…

Bullying Brother - Mr. Reed's religious beliefs results in the firing of Chief Chochran

The firing of Atlanta's fire chief because of his religious views makes me think that the United States is more like Iran or Russia. The New York Times reports: At a news conference, Mr. Reed said that Mr. Cochran’s “personal religious beliefs are not the issue.” But Atlanta’s nondiscrimination policy, the mayor added, is “nonnegotiable.”  “Despite my respect for Chief Cochran’s service, I believe his actions and decision-making undermine his ability to effectively manage a large, diverse work force,” Mr. Reed said. “Every single employee under the fire chief’s command deserves the certainty that he or she is a valued member of the team and that fairness and respect guide employment decisions.” Perhaps it has not dawned on people that everybody has beliefs. These beliefs are informed by many different sources, but in the end they amount to the same thing: A system of belief by which a person lives their life. Mr. Reed insists that Chief Cochran cannot lead a diverse work force be…

Disadvantages to Growing up in a Christian Home

There are many benefits to growing up in a Christian home, but there are also some disadvantages that are hard to overcome:
Taking for granted that the Bible is our source of truth. Many Christians rely solely on what they have been told or how they feel about things, instead of looking to God's Word to see if it is true.The awe and mystery of God's revelation is stored in memory before it is learned by heart. I have known that God is our Father since I was a little child, but I don't think I have ever really fully appreciated it. The fact that the Creator of the universe is our Father should knock our socks off every single time, but it is usually just tucked away in a sentence that we say on our beds.Missing the urgency in the gospel message. Since most of our friends and family have faith in Jesus and know that the only way to God is through Him, we don't feel the urgency for those that don't. Telling other people about the good news that they can know God too, o…