Part II – How a Religious Cult Ruined My Life

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By Lisa Kendall Continued from January 20, 2018 Last week we explored how exploitation in high demand groups, commonly known as cults, is harmful to individuals and expensive for society. Some cultic experts say that not all cults are harmful. I disagree. The very definition of a cult – manipulating people for personal gain – […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 2-3

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By Alexis Record “If war means killing people, why would anyone want to do it?” “Maybe to defend their land or lives.” “Okay, but why look forward to it?” “Warriors get honor and glory out of killing in battle. It shows how strong they are.” “That shouldn’t get you honor and glory.” “I know.” “Grownups […]

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The Horse and His Boy

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Guest writer Alexis Record Chapter 1 “His name is Sheesh? Really?” “Arsheesh.” “Sounds like sheesh.” “Maybe his father was Yikes and his mother was Jeez Louise.” “I can tell you’re joking because women don’t usually have names in these books.” *several minutes later* “Mom, are you still chuckling about your Jeez Louise joke from earlier?” […]

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Part I – How a Religious Cult Ruined My Life

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Guest writer Lisa Kendall I’m an SGA. That’s a second generation adult from a high demand group, commonly known as a cult. The flavor of cult my mother joined when I was nine was an end-time movement. There are five varieties of high demand groups including Bible, New Age, and Eastern, with over 3,700 “known” […]

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The Silver Chair – Chapters 13-16

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia by Alexis Record “Dying is good if you do it for Aslan because then he can bring you back to life in his land.” “I wonder why he makes you die at all, or suffer at all, to get there.” “Yeah I guess […]

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Sex as a Taboo – How to Create Awareness?

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By Guest Writer Ayushi Bhatnagar Sex is an act, not a definition of who you are and who god created you to be. But oftentimes, teenagers at the brink of attaining adulthood are fed the notion that sex is a taboo. Maybe because they have curious minds and maybe because they want to experience the […]

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Silver Chair – Chapter 12

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  By Alexis Record “Yay Puddleglum! Finally someone put out that fire!” “I told you Puddleglum is the real hero of this story.” “Then why do you keep rooting for the Witch?!” “Do I? Oops.” The Witch has just entered the room with our heroes. She is angry that the prince is free, but she […]

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The Bible Says What It Says About Women

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Guest Writer John Draper Progressive Christians need to have the proverbial Come to Jesus Moment about the Bible. Earlier this year, the trending hashtag on Twitter was #ThingsOnlyChristianWomenHear, started, I guess, by a Christian feminist as an afterthought as she was boarding a plane. At least it was trending in progressive Christian circles. The gist […]

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The Silver Chair – Chapters 9-11

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia “‘We’ve brought the anger of Aslan on us,’ he said. ‘That’s what comes of not attending to the signs. We’re under a curse, I expect. If it was allowed, it would be the best thing we could do, to take these knives and […]

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Christianity’s Roots in the Horror Movie Industry’s Anti-Sex Theme

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By Guest Writer Kate Harveston Whether you notice it or not, horror movie plots hold very strong Christian ties. The screenwriters of The Conjuring 2 even did an entire interview with a Christian news outlet about how their movie was “told through the eyes of believers whose strongest weapon is their faith in God.” Christian […]

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