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Links 06-16-2005

Notice anything unusual about CNN’s front page this morning? No Michael Jackson! For those of you who miss it, Cal Thomas has some relevant thoughts.

This month marks the 50th anniversary of L’abri Fellowship, the ministry of the late Francis Schaeffer. Rick Pearcey has written an article in celebration of that anniversary, Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Voice, posted at Challies.com.

Walter Williams suggests that maybe Americans are pining for more government control over their lives. Maybe he’s right.

In this exerpt from his book The Vanishing Conscience, John MacArthur offers instruction on Keeping a Pure Conscience:

Our culture has declared war on guilt. The very concept is considered medieval, obsolete, unproductive. People who trouble themselves with feelings of personal guilt are usually referred to therapists, whose task it is to boost their self-image. No one, after all, is supposed to feel guilty. Guilt is not conducive to dignity and self-esteem. Society encourages sin, but it will not tolerate the guilt sin produces.

But the answer to dealing with guilt is not to ignore it—that’s the most dangerous thing you can do. Instead, you need to understand that God graciously implanted a powerful ally within you to aid you in the battle against sin. He gave you your conscience, and that gift is the key to bringing you joy and freedom. continue...

2005-06-16 at 11:00 AM MT | |