Category Archives: Issues

5 October 2011–Virtual Monkeys Type “A Lover’s Complaint”

by Peter Ditzel

A couple of weeks ago, the news reported that a computer programmer named Jesse Anderson announced that he was close to getting virtual monkeys to randomly type Shakespeare’s “A Lover’s Complaint.” This was supposedly an answer to the question, Would an infinite number of monkeys pounding on an infinite number of typewriters be able to produce Shakespeare’s works?

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Unsettled Times

by Peter Ditzel

Have you found yourself a little anxious lately? You’re not alone. With terrorism, serial killings, and a depressed economy at home and the threat of war abroad, nerves are beginning to fray.

We live in what is probably the most unstable time in global politics since World War II. Violence threatens to erupt on many fronts, such as Iran, North Korea, and China; and these fronts are multiplying.

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Swimming Against the Tide

by Peter Ditzel

The Macmillan Dictionary defines “tolerate” as, “to allow someone to do something that you do not like or approve of”. Should Christians be tolerant? Is the free world becoming a more tolerant society, as some media report, or less? What do the answers to these questions mean for Christians in the twenty-first century?

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The Passion Of The Christ: A DVD To Avoid

by Peter Ditzel

Much was made of The Passion of the Christ when it was released in theaters. Now the DVD is available. This motion picture caused great controversy in the church because so many evangelicals and others praised it so highly while a few discerning Christians utterly condemned it. But for the Christian who claims the Bible alone as his or her authority for belief and practice, there should be no controversy. I intend to cover as many points as possible in a short space to show why this movie is not only unsuitable viewing for Christians, but is in fact blasphemous and a tool, not for bringing people to Christ, but for preparing them for Antichrist.

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