God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground. Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. — Reverend Charles G. Finney, Minister in the Second Great Awakening.

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Dating the Past

Bob Ellis

We know the earth is 4.5 billion years old, right? How do we know that? Radiometric dating, right? How do we know radiometric dating is an accurate method for determining the ages of rocks?

Robotic dinosaur at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati

Creation vs. Evolution Seminar in Rapid City

Bob Ellis

Parkview Church in Rapid City will be hosting a Creation vs. Evolution "Seminar Safari" Friday Feb. 28 at 7:00 pm. There will also be presentations Saturday March 1 at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

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Share and Defend

A.J. Castellitto

Spiritually, our nation is dying. In response, conservative Christians are caught between righteous judgements and somber humility. Share and Defend is what I propose. Share the Gospel and Defend Christian Values.

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Legislation Promotes Open Flow of Information in Schools

Bob Ellis

There are a couple of good recently-introduced bills in the South Dakota Legislature which deal with the open flow of information in South Dakota schools. I dialogued briefly with Senator Jeff Monroe, the prime sponsor, about these this morning. SB 101 was crafted to ensure that a teacher may provide instruction in the area of personhood before birth, and SB 112 was designed to prohibit schools from preventing the instruction of intelligent design.

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Question: Is Atheism a Religion?

Bob Ellis

Most people probably believe atheism is not a religion. After all, atheism specifically disbelieves that any religion is correct because it posits that there is no God, right? Ninian Smart has identified seven characteristics of religion: Narrative, Experiential, Social, Ethical, Doctrinal, Ritual, Material.

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What You Know Just Ain’t So

Michael Peroutka

A man known as Josh Billings, one of the leading American humorists during the second half of the nineteenth century, once said this: “It ain’t what a man don’t know that makes him a fool…It’s all the things he does know…that just ain’t so.” I think we can heartily agree that it’s a problem when a man or woman takes action based on beliefs that are flawed. It’s really a recipe for disaster.

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The Length of a Day in the Bible

Bob Ellis

How long was a day in the Bible? If you would really like to know--as opposed to relying on assumption-filled agendas, like anything else in the world, look at the context.

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In the Beginning

Michael Day

The first sentence of the Bible is, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." The scientific study of the universe is a good thing. But as we seek to increase our knowledge and understanding of the universe, we should also be prepared to learn about its Creator, because metaphorically speaking, his finger prints are all over it.

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Big Bang Theory Has Big Problems

Bob Ellis

As is usually the case, the more we learn about science--including astronomy and astrophysics--the more we learn that the ideas pushed on us for years as "science" have some really big problems. In fact, when many of these claims are examined closely, we find that they are contrary to science. The big bang theory, the supposed 13 billion year age of the universe, star formation and many ideas related to astronomy have some major problems with their scientific viability, and with observable science.

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All Creatures Great and Small

Ken Connor

Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, elder abuse, and other bioethical controversies is that the willful abuse or destruction of human life is an affront to God. This convictions flows from the belief that God created this world and everything in it, and that He blessed man especially by creating him in His image and giving him dominion over the earth.

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Protect the Free Market, Not Big Labor

Bill Wilson

As we pause this Labor Day to honor the indispensability of American workers – and the essential roles they play in advancing our economy and national fabric – we must also honestly examine the forces currently holding them back. And that starts with a basic acknowledgement that the sweat of our brows is producing diminishing returns – both for ourselves and our families.

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Govt Worker Union Day

Rick Manning

Labor Day is the traditional last day of summer, often celebrated by final trips to the shore and followed by public pool closings and other signs that the world is battening down the hatches for colder weather. However what most don’t realize is that the day itself was originally created by organized labor to call attention to the contributions of workers.

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Cryptic Medical Bills And Health Insurance

David John Marotta

With a third-party payer involved, health care providers don't need to please their patients to get paid. They need to please their patient's health insurance. If the insurance company isn't satisfied, it isn't going to pay. For this reason, hospital bills are generated with health insurance companies in mind. And health insurance companies, both public and private, have incentives to be difficult to please.

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How We Told Our Kids About Sex

J. Matt Barber

Rocker Marilyn Manson, while certainly no role model for children, is, nonetheless, an intelligent chap. He at least calls it how he sees it. “This is the culture you’re raising your kids in,” he once warned of today’s godless, secularized America – one that he helped make so. “Don’t be surprised if it blows up in your face.” And blow up it will.

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Why Worry When You Can Pray

Dr. Robert R. Owens

How can I watch with the contextual awareness of an historian the seemingly unstoppable advance of the progressives in their quest to re-build America in their own image without falling victim to the lure of apathy and the thrill of the games?

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