Thank you for running this cover story. When that happened, I was an intern with the American Red Cross in Bexar County [Texas]. They sent me to Comfort to help with media relations. The love I saw exhibited between the kids and all of the adults (parents, staff, etc.) was something I never experienced before. While I was only there for a few days, this tragedy was the catalyst for my own salvation. I still can see the kids, terrified, half-naked, wearing bathrobes donated from the locals. The sound of the river was deafening. It took me years to reconcile the fact that God didn’t cause these kids to die to save me. But he used the tragedy and outpouring of his love to bring me into a relationship with him. I look forward to meeting these kids face-to-face one day.
Using the “Dr.” title when one was given an honorary degree, and especially if the degree was granted by an educational institution that does not have a bona fide doctoral program or the institution is not properly accredited, gives reason for significant pause as to the credibility, motivation, ego, or insecurity of that person. We’re much more prone to endorse a candidate for a senior leadership position who does not have such a degree than one who touts such a degree but without having had serious academic endeavor to earn it.
Roman citizens, including Christians under the Caesars like Nero, had no choice as to who was going to lead the empire. In 2016, evangelical leaders helped to elect the most unqualified, unethical, and narcissistic candidate as president and thus put politics above their Christian principles. Olsen’s statement that we should ...1
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