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Men

“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven” (Matthew 10:32, ESV). In the 1920s and 30s, Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis gave researchers a paradigm with which to conduct future studies concerning personality. Then Erik Erikson revolutionized personality research in the 1960s and expanded on the concept… Read more »

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Drag Queen Evangelist

This piece was originally published on July 22, 2014, and is being reprinted with permission.  Recently a group of Christians armed with hate gathered at a gay pride parade in Seattle with intent to protest the gay community. Their motives were quickly exposed, and a drag queen named Mama Tits was recorded confronting their hypocrisy. I do… Read more »

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Time To Change The Way The Game Is Played

In this day and age, there is much discussion about changing the way the “game” is played – specifically when it comes to intense contact sports. The long term seriousness of repeated concussion injuries is at the forefront of the chatter. And now, a cinematic display of how this controversial topic’s journey has been accepted… Read more »

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Linking Childhood Sexual Abuse to Sex Trafficking

Most people reading this article already know about and maybe even advocate for victims of sex trafficking. But many readers do not know about its correlation to childhood sexual abuse. Indeed, no other factor increases a girl or boy’s vulnerability to trafficking more than the memory of such abuse. [1] According to a report by the… Read more »

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Delayed Gratification

  You know those crime statistics; the ones that tell how many seconds lapse between murders, assaults, or thefts? Something our logic rarely factors into those statistics is that they are simply a breakdown of a numbers of crimes in a given period divided by the amount of time in that period. So, if 10,000… Read more »

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Slavery isn’t dead. Do something about it.

This piece was originally published on January 11, 2013 and is being reprinted with permission. My kids haven’t a clue about slavery. They read the words in the Bible, but apart from Joseph, they don’t get it. They learn about the Civil War, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, but the schools (even we as parents) dilute… Read more »

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We’re Just Getting Started

“We’re just getting started” is how an official at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) recently characterized our collaborative effort to combat human trafficking and care for survivors. End Slavery Tennessee cared for 75 survivors in 2015, almost double the previous year. Our state’s laws have progressed from mediocre to top-of-the-nation in a few short years…. Read more »

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The Agnostic, Christian and Porn Star

This article originally posted November 11. 2104,  is being reprinted with permission. What does an Agnostic, Christian and Porn Star have in common? All three were at the Exxxotica Porn Convention this past weekend. We each attended for our own reasons, but our choices brought us together at one of the largest sex conventions in America…. Read more »