PowerLinks 08.07.14

August 07, 2014 • by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 08.07.14

Social Justice Includes Defending Religious Liberty Chelsen Vicari, Juicy Ecumenism It may be that we are raising a generation of Evangelicals who resent self-sufficiency, upward mobility and success stories. I’m sorry to say these resentments, specifically among Millennials, is due in large part to an over-emphasis and misuse of “social justice” advocacy touted by the Left within our church sermons and Sunday school lessons. Continue Reading...

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PowerLinks 08.06.14

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