BIBLICAL INSIGHT: Political Correctness

Political correctness can be traced back to the early 1980s, when it was used to describe a position or belief associated with nontraditional viewpoints in the United States. Through the 1980s, the term was infrequently used until the media grasped it and started to apply it to environmentalist and feminist viewpoints.

How Are Christian to Understand Death and Dying?

Life is animate being, and once it begins it inexorably leads to death. At least this is the case after the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden. (Gen. 2:17; 3:1-6)  This will not be the case after Jesus' Second Coming. Death is a cessation of life, an irreversible state that is characterized by the cessation of all those processes that sustain life.

How Are We To Understand the Psychology of Men?

Are Men Necessary? Significant interest in the psychology of men surged from about the mid-1970s, after the feminist movement. Early “masculist” authors included Goldberg (1976) and Farrell (1975), whose original suggestions fell in line with the psychology of the times, namely, that men should be more sensitive and less aggressive.

What is the Biblical View of Child Discipline?

As a parent, you have the authority to make rules. But, what makes a good parent? How can you raise responsible children? Discipline is “teaching children character, self-control, and moral behavior.” Discipline is perhaps the greatest child-rearing challenge for parents because parents have a heavy investment in its outcome.

Depression—Why? What Can Help?

Depression has been called the common cold of mental illnesses. Current estimates from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that each year more than 11,000,000 people in the United States suffer from this illness.

What Does the Bible Teach or Say About Anger?

In the Bible several different Hebrew and Greek words are used to denote anger. Anger is an intense emotional reaction, sometimes directly expressed in overt behavior and sometimes remaining a largely unexpressed feeling. The word normally used in the Bible to refer to an emotion considered sinful. All of us have gotten angry. Should we vent our anger or should we contain it? How can God's Word help?

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