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Reefer Madness: There Is No Such Thing As Medical Marijuana

Posted by admin in October 15th, 2019 | 2 comments 
Published in Marijuana, Social Issues, Uncategorized

There is no such thing as medical marijuana. “What about all those children with epilepsy and my great aunt with glaucoma?” I am exhausted with the false narratives about the medical benefits of marijuana. The questions fundamentally miss one simple fact: there is NO SUCH THING AS medical marijuana! The confusion is not surprising, as […]

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Reefer Madness: It Brings Injury and Death

Posted by admin in October 15th, 2019 | no comment 
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Marijuana use increases accidents and ER visits. There is a strong link between marijuana use and dangerous driving. Berenson says, “The number of drivers in fatal accidents in Colorado and Washington state who test positive for marijuana has soared since legalization” (p. 219). With recent changes in its legal status, the impact of marijuana on […]

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Reefer Madness: It Fries the Brain

Posted by admin in October 15th, 2019 | no comment 
Published in Marijuana, Social Issues, Uncategorized

Marijuana causes impaired cognitive abilities. Even among infrequent (non-daily) users, marijuana causes significant impairment to one’s ability to pay attention and to concentrate. A number of studies have shown that marijuana use significantly affects impulse control, the ability to do simple planning, decision making, and a person’s working memory—this is with nondaily, infrequent use. But […]

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When the Handwriting is on the Wall

Posted by admin in October 9th, 2019 | 7 comments 
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Corrie ten Boom wrote about a time that she was very sick and the doctors thought she was going to die. This was a few years after the war ended. A brother in Christ that she loved and respected came to her bedside and asked, “Corrie, is there any area in your life in which […]

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The Glory and the Grind

Posted by admin in August 3rd, 2019 | 4 comments 
Published in faith, Uncategorized

There’s an old adage, “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.” I think about this saying whenever I’m reading or studying the life of Abraham. Abraham, an ordinary guy going about his ordinary life doing ordinary things when all of the sudden BOOM! God interrupts and Abraham’s course, his life, […]

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The Tilt of Freedom Toward Evil

Posted by admin in January 7th, 2019 | no comment 
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Solzhenitsyn. The name conjures up a few images, like folks who know they should eat their vegetables, “But it’s just so hard to find the time.” Or, “I love him, though I’ve never actually read him.” Most pseudo-intellectuals like myself LOVE the idea of Solzhenitsyn, but just haven’t take the time and hard work of […]

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Cliff’s Notes: Practical Tips on Teaching

Posted by admin in September 12th, 2018 | 5 comments 
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The small wiry Chinese university president pulled me to the side and whispered, “Hou Chi, Dr. Cliff look really, really stupid, but in fact, he really, really smart. When he open mouth much wisdom come out. Surprising.” Don’t worry, I told Cliff about the conversation and he cracked up laughing. The fact of the matter […]

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Jesus the Model Teacher

Posted by admin in September 4th, 2018 | no comment 
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How Would Jesus Teach? Many professions or vocations today lack an exact model of how Jesus would work in specific fields. We can see in Scripture that Jesus prepared breakfast for his disciples. However, we don’t know his recipe, if he used marinade, what his filleting technique was, or much about his presentation. (But I […]

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Teaching Well Is Teaching Good

Posted by admin in September 3rd, 2018 | 2 comments 
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It’s back to school time! Swoosh…summer’s gone. Unbelievable. We are now looking at the 2018-2019 academic year. Exciting stuff. Some folks who read this old blog of mine are teachers, college professors, university instructors, and even homeschoolers. To celebrate this back-to-school season, I want to share a four part series with you on teaching like […]

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When Salt Loses Its Saltiness

Posted by admin in May 21st, 2018 | 10 comments 
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Every Tuesday night I have a Bible study in my home for two high school girls. As soon as they walk through the front door I feed them a homemade meal. Around the kitchen table we talk about whatever is happening in our lives and fill each other in on what has happened from the […]

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