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Leaps of Faith

To the delight of a mother’s heart, her baby boy is born and placed on her chest. Though, to the devastation of her dreams, her son is born with a debilitating condition. Unless medical intervention is administered in his early development, he will never walk, jump or run. But such expert support is oceans away…. Read more »

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Free Wheelchair Mission

I am sure the world would be a better place if we all had empathy for everyone all the time, but life would be exhausting if we did. While I believe we can increase in our ability to empathize with others, the reality is that we have limited resources when it comes to the amount… Read more »

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Mercy Ships

My daughter was probably about 7 or 8 when she first saw a picture of child with a cleft lip and palate. It was an advertisement in a magazine for a charitable organization that was raising funds to provide needed surgery for children in developing nations. Over the course of several weeks, my daughter kept… Read more »

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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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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 »