WORLD | Why so many scandals? | Marvin Olasky | June 22, 2015

The Tullian Tchividjian tragedy—he just resigned from his megachurch pulpit at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after admitting he had an affair—has prompted sadness among many evangelicals but also questions: Why are we seeing so many scandals? via Pocket
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The decline of religion in the West – BBC News

David Cameron’s attack on Islamic extremism at this month’s Slovakia security conference included the charge that groups such as Islamic State believe “religious doctrine trumps the rule of law”. via Pocket
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Why the gay marriage debate was over in 1950 | Joel J. Miller

There are any number of reasonable reactions to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. Try this one: It was inevitable, and no argument marshaled by the opposition would—or even could—prevent it. Hear me out. via Pocket
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Why Do People Die for Judaism? – Parshah Musings – Parsha

This past week, I was speaking to a few medical professionals about the specific cultural practice of brit milah (circumcision) from a Jewish perspective, and how it differs from a routine medical circumcision. via Pocket
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Ending Tax Exemptions Means Ending Churches

Mark Oppenheimer of The New York Times is now calling for the government to remove tax-exempt status from churches. After I posted a link to his article on Facebook, a pastor friend commented: “I’m not sure our small church could survive.” That, my friends, is the point. via Pocket
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No, the A-10 is not Holding Back the F-35 | RealClearDefense

Two years ago, the U.S. via Pocket
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Scotland Yard creates SAS-style unit to counter threat of terrorist gun attack | UK news | The Guardian

Scotland Yard has created an SAS-style unit of armed officers to counter the threat of a terrorist gun attack in Britain. via Pocket
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Ukraine, China, ISIS Top Long List of Challenges for EU, NATO | RealClearDefense

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the Victory Parade marking the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany in World War II, in Moscow’s Red Square, on May 9, 2015. via Pocket
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China crosses Obama’s cyber ‘red line’ – The Washington Post

Remember how President Obama failed to enforce his “red line” in Syria? Well, it’s happening again — this time in cyberspace. via Pocket
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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima’ – Washington Times

This age-old question was tackled by historian Alexander Rose in his new book, “Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima. via Pocket
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