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Billy Graham takes on illness and prayer

And probably not for the first time, but here’s the question as posed. DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: What good does it do to pray for someone who’s facing a serious health crisis? They’ll either get better or they won’t, depending on … Continue reading

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Birth control in a university vending machine? Why not?

$25 a pop for Plan B, the morning after pill, seems a bit steep for the heavily sexually active university student, but if condoms are also offered at least someone could potentially plan ahead. A university in Pennsylvania hit the … Continue reading

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I’d think less of a doctor if he prayed at me.

A doctor goes through however many years of training to get to the point where he could do surgery with his eyes closed (but better the hell not be) yet when push comes to shove, we wind up with patients, … Continue reading

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If “God wants him to be alive” he shouldn’t need life support

In March I’d come across a few articles about Joseph Maraachli, a baby who was on life support during a terminal illness and doctors fought for the right to let him die. The parents fought for the right to let … Continue reading

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With hope “All things are possible.” — when it comes to sick kids, not quite

An Ontario couple is embroiled in a dilemma over the future of their 13 month old son – he doesn’t have one. Joseph Maraachli suffers from the same neurodegenerative disease that laid waste to his sister eight years earlier and … Continue reading

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Plastic surgeon “played God” – Honey, you asked him to

I understand why people want to go under the knife to hide signs of aging, or change things they can’t seem to like about themselves. I know a lot of women (and men presumably) decide to pay for these procedures … Continue reading

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The dialogue about prayer, part 2

This is the second half of an article by Frank G. Sterle, Jr. regarding prayer and whether or not God’s capable of fulfilling any. We know where I stand on this, so I’m interjecting between paragraphs. There very-likely are parents … Continue reading

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1minion pretends a dialogue about prayer (part 1)

It’s not technically a dialogue, of course, as I’m writing my response here and the original article is published already via the Vancouver Sun by Frank G Sterle Jr. I guess I could comment on their site directly, but I … Continue reading

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Good girls don’t get fat…

That’s the title of a book I’m going to start reading this week and once I’ve read it I have definite plans of sharing what’s in there, unlike what’s happened with other books I claimed I’d read and report on. … Continue reading

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Ugandan teens trust religion over HIV medicine

It’s bad enough to be gay in Uganda. Now I learn that teens there are abandoning their antiretroviral treatments because someone’s told them church can cure them. Ssuna cited the case of a 17-year-old girl who has lived with her … Continue reading

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