Check it out. My first job on Capitol Hill was as press secretary for Rep. Robert Bauman (R-MD), who represented the Eastern Shore of Maryland, working from 118 Cannon HOB.
Odds are, this shot was snapped as I was on the telephone talking to Don Baker of the Washington Post Metro Section staff, who covered Bauman during my nearly two-year tenure there. He remains to this day one of the journalists for whom I have the most respect.
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Put a Christian philosopher and an atheist philosopher in one room and sooner or later — likely sooner — they will start debating the source of morality, or rather whether morality must have a source.
The atheist will invariably, and accurately, point out that he or she can be or act just as morally as any Christian. Dr. Frank Turek addressed the issue earlier this week in a presentation on cross-examined.org.
Why do teams play football games? To win, of course. But what if there’s no difference between winning and losing, scoring a touchdown or intercepting the other team’s quarterback?
Cross-examined.org’s Dr. Frank Turek shows in this short video how understanding the purpose of football tells us something about the purpose of life and in turn about God. Check it out. It might be the most important 1:47 of your life!
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It’s a truism that’s often heard among smart people in conversations on Capitol Hill and elsewhere and it goes something like this: “The human mind thinks and processes just like a computer.”
Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? After all, minds, or our brains, and computers use logic to process information – “inputs” – and then produce “outputs,” typically in words or numbers.
But here’s something to think about: If the human mind “thinks” like a computer, that’s really odd because, according to The Stream’s senior editor, Tom Gilson, computers don’t in fact think. They can’t think.
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There are hundreds of men and women working in Congress who came to town a year ago or maybe a few years ago professing to be followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, but then the realities of life on Capitol Hill hit them square in the face.
Challenges to their faith — intellectual and otherwise — are everywhere on the Hill and doubts can become a huge problem. Some choose to leave their faith behind, others retreat into spiritual ghettos.
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It’s Christmas 2018 and it looks so different in so many ways from when this same holiday was celebrated in 1982. Vastly more commercialized, and almost wholly removed in the public realm from what it is meant to be.
President Ronald Reagan offered this Christmas story in 1982. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, or Christian or atheist, this quiet reminder of who the baby in the manger became is why Christmas and Easter are the two most important dates in history.
If in recent decades you’ve been to college or kept up with the public debate about the credibility and reliability of Christianity’s claims about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, you’ve likely heard the claims of a variety of skeptics that His death was a sacrifice just like those common among pagan religions.
Stand To Reason’s Alan Shlemon offers three solid reasons why in fact the sacrifice of Christ is the exact opposite of pagan religions, as illustrated in a recently discovered mummified 13-year-old Incan girl found in Argentina, the Llullaillaco Maiden.
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