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Is Christianity Intolerant?

The Easter season often ushers in a period of cultural skepticism and criticism of all things “Christian”. At times like this, the issue of religious “tolerance” is sometimes raised and examined. Christians are often called intolerant, especially when examined under a new definition of tolerance that has emerged in our …

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Is Jesus A Pacifist?

Many Christian pacifists cite the words of Jesus to argue He would never condone any kind of deadly force (in spite of the obvious justifications for killing allowed by the Old Testament Law). They typically cite the following passage (from the Sermon on the Mount) to make their case: Luke …

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Does Christianity Require Pacifism?

At a time when the world is still divided by war and conflict, Christians have a duty and responsibility to examine our position related to the use of deadly force. As a homicide detective, this issue has been at the center of my professional life for over twenty-five years. In …

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Do These Concerns Justify the Destruction of Fetal Humans?

Fetal humans become humans from the moment of conception (based on what we’ve learned from both science and Scripture). In addition to this, there are only four distinctions between fetal humans and humans of any other age (including toddlers). Given this foundation, it’s much easier to engage people on the typical justifications offered for the destruction of the …

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The Insignificant Differences Between Fetal Humans and Human Toddlers

If human life begins at the point of conception (as indicated by science and Scripture), are there any disqualifying differences between humans in the womb and humans outside the womb? Are fetal humans less human than toddlers? Is there status as human persons less certain? If so, why? Stephen Schwartz first identified four differences between fetal humans and …

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