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The Black Dot, What Do You See?

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 For seven years, I was privileged to be an associate professor at two Christian universities.  What you are about to review is an example of a lesson I would present to my students.  Privileged to instruct and influence minds, I was even fortunate to have two Deans who specifically asked me to introduce the discipline of “critical thinking” to the students.  The Deans well understood the educational system was failing miserably preparing young adults to think critically about their world; no longer engaging them to look for answers outside the normal, predictable methods becoming so common place in academia.  My charge was: “Get the students to think…get the students off of their lazy perches and begin to challenge their thoughts, opinion, and preconceived ideas.  Do not have them just study to pass an exam, but challenge them to learn on the way.”  What you are about to read is the type of exercise I would give them to complete in class in a timed session.

Most of my students were adults obtaining their Bachelor’s Degree, and many of these students were police officers.  Seasoned police officers have seen much, and have developed strong walls from which to protect themselves from the emotional turmoil so associated with their work.  It is a challenge to get behind the emotional wall of a seasoned cop.  It is even more challenging to get them to think they may not already be critical thinkers given the investigative skills they have learned.  So now I present to you the assignment below for your review and consideration.  Go ahead…be serious about your answer.


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Please enjoy the photographs, and think about the message … and the ability to see all the beautiful creations God has given us…..

So…how did you do?  How did you answer the question?  I pray this will cause you to pause and think about what you just learned.  Class dismissed!

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Former Trans Man and Former Lesbian Say Church, Was Key in Setting Them Free: ‘The Lord Can Heal Anyone’

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As the Left celebrates gay pride month with a push for the “Equality Act” to broaden anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people in the US, the Church is facing the threat of more negative consequences if it doesn’t get on board.

But a former transgender man and former lesbian are speaking out, telling CBN’s “The Prayer Link” that it was going to a church and hearing biblical teaching that set them free.

“The Bible says sin is fun for a season,” Janet Boynes, a former lesbian said on the program. “My life was taking a downward spiral, but the Lord was working on my heart.”

Boynes was in a same-sex relationship for 14 years before a chance encounter led her to Maple Grove Assembly of God in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

“That’s where the Church assisted me and helped me come out of that lifestyle,” she said.

Boynes now leads Janet Boynes Ministries International that focuses on ministering to individuals who have come out of the gay and lesbian lifestyle.

“We want to assist them and help them and get them to the right counselor, get them involved with their church and talk with churches around the country as to how they can work with those that are struggling,” she said.

Jeffrey McCall lived for two years as a transgender “woman” named Scarlet and during that time he said he would secretly listen to Georgia-based Pastor Jentezen Franklin.

McCall said it was those biblically based messages that ultimately hit home and began the process of freedom.

“I wasn’t obviously going to go to church as Scarlet,” he explained, “and during that time period, there was so many things he said. And I’ll never forget one message: ‘deep wounds, deep healing’. It talked about such deep wounds that sometimes we have and about how the Lord can heal them.”

“That was one message that specifically stuck out to me to know that there was a process of healing that the Lord could bring to any of us,” he continued.

McCall said living his life as Scarlet led to guilt, depression, and thoughts of suicide.

He finally cried out to God is 2016.

“I said God, ‘will I ever live for you,” he shared on the program. “I said, ‘I know God that there is something more than just church. There is something that happens in people’s lives where they have joy and peace’. And I heard God say, ‘Yes, you will live for me’.”

Jeffrey is now sharing his story in his new book, “For Such a Time: From Transgender to a Son of God”.

He also travels across the nation spreading the message that God’s love can transform the broken and the lost.

To see more of these interviews you can watch the Prayer Link on cbnnews.com.

 

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Alabama Passes Chemical Castration Bill for Sex Offenders

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 – Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow courts to order chemical castration for someone convicted of a sex crime against children under the age of 13.

Bill HB 379 would have child sex offenders undergo chemical castration before they leave prison.

The bill was introduced by State Rep. Steve Hurst who hopes this type of punishment would make sex offenders think twice.

According to the bill, chemical castration would be a mandatory condition of parole for lawbreakers convicted of sex crimes.

The bill is now waiting for a signature from Governor Kay Ivey to have it signed into law.

According to the Florida Action Committee, the offenders will have to pay the cost of the castration.

This story was written in Orlando, Florida.

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