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The Best Defense Against Violence

The Best Defense Against Violence

by Max Borders “What is the best defense against violence?” polymath entrepreneur Chris Rufer once asked.  Though I’m not much of a gun enthusiast, my thoughts automatically turned to Messrs Smith and Wesson. After all, the Second Amendment is designed to encode our right to self-defense. But then I figured that answer must be too obvious. “The […]

Morality is Crumbling: What’s the Church to do?

Morality is Crumbling:  What’s the Church to do?

    By Michael Hernandez GOLETA—“We’re living in a post-truth society,” said Andy Caldwell, 24th District Congressional candidate (Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County) at the Saturday, Jan. 18th “Morality is Crumbling:  What’s the Church to do?” event sponsored by Southcoast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Road. “Today we have a rebellion against authority, values, […]

Morality & Gun Ownership

Morality & Gun Ownership

     The Washington Standard In an article entitled Virtue and Guns published by Psychology Today, the author argues that the current gun culture in America is detrimental to development of good moral character. He cites the differences of the gun culture of fifty years ago, which he claims focused mainly around hunting and target practice to one that almost exclusively revolves around […]

Vacation Bible School | Revive Community Church-Oxnard

Vacation Bible School | Revive Community Church-Oxnard

It is time once again for this year’s Vacation Bible School. Our great staff and children’s directors are preparing an amazing and fun-filled program for your children.  We know how important it is for our children to be in a safe and protected environment while learning valuable life teachings with positive content. This is why […]

American Exceptionalism | Our Philosophy of Education

American Exceptionalism | Our Philosophy of Education

Education was a vital and fundamental principle for our founders due to the fact that most of them grew up being educated themselves within a system that valued and placed importance on education, for many, education consumed a great deal of their time and effort and many went on to found universities. However, the concept […]

Legislation: The Moral of the Story

Legislation: The Moral of the Story

. . By Thomas L. Knapp It feels to me (and Google seems to bear the feeling out) as if not a minute goes by without someone asserting “you can’t (or shouldn’t) legislate morality” and someone else retorting “oh yes you can (and should)!” This is a pet peeve of mine. Please bear with me […]

Pope’s faux pas

Pope’s faux pas

By Tony Passaro Climate change, really? . This is inconceivable but the Pope’s central theme during his visit to the United States has been “climate change.”  . Question:  Where would you prioritize Climate Change in the following list of world, religious, Christian or Catholic problems? . Christian persecution in the Middle East – hundreds slaughtered weekly […]

Find the Morality Missing in the Case for Natural Marriage, or Lose

Find the Morality Missing in the Case for Natural Marriage, or Lose

    By Robert R. Reilly Why have the pro-natural family forces been losing in court? Intentionally or not, Judge Richard Posner explained the reason in a 7th Circuit Court ruling (Sept. 4, 2014), in which he decided against the Indiana and Wisconsin laws restricting marriage to a man and a woman: “The state [Wisconsin] […]

There’s One BIG Problem With The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Case That No One’s Talking About

There’s One BIG Problem With The Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Case That No One’s Talking About

   

Finally, An Honest Debate About Gay Marriage

Finally, An Honest Debate About Gay Marriage

  By Gregory J. Welborn The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning same sex marriage. Proponents of gay marriage would have us believe that the only argument is essentially a civil rights issue and that the only logical and morally defensible decision is for The Court to strike down any and […]

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