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AGAINST THE STREAM

G. K. Chesterton once wrote, “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”

We now live in a world where we are ostracized for not only expressing our convictions from a Christian worldview, but also for simply possessing such a view.

We’re told to be “open minded” and to “love people,” yet these demands are from those whose worldview doesn’t allow for open-mindedness or real love. We are hit from every side to the point of exhaustion.

A year or so ago, Beth (my wife) and I were discussing the state of our city, state and country, and something flew out of my mouth that I had no idea was restlessly sitting on the fringe of my mind, “I feel like I’m the crazy one. I’ve been so inundated with atheist and leftist propaganda that I think I’m crazy! I’m not crazy, right?” At this point it was time for us to pray, to take a deep breath, to discuss reality from a reasoned vantage point. After that my strength was renewed and I went on.

So, how do we, as Christians, face this seemingly endless onslaught of

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