Dinner Topics: Food for Thought
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Hello, Friends and Fellow Culture Warriors,
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SOME INSPIRATION, cultural insight, or just some food for thought as a Dinner Topic? Here is a growing collection of our best monthly themes. Each topic includes theme-related quotations.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? In the 70s, there was a popular song by that title. If it’s not about You, who is it about? The answer may surprise you.
WE WRESTLE AGAINST. . . THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES. Today’s culture wars confront us with an unprecedented type of warfare which military might, though important, cannot win alone. This is a war for minds and souls—ours, and our children’s. . . .Do What It Takes . . . . What will it take to turn this around? It will take courage, a willingness to stand for what is right, even if we stand alone. But with God on our side, we are never alone. . .
WHAT IS TRUTH? This question has echoed through the ages, since Pilate asked it of Jesus the Christ. But some young people today are asking . . . Why does Truth Matter? The answer could mean life or death . . .
WE NEED TO TEACH AND HELP RAISE A SIN-RESISTANT GENERATION. Never in history has it been more urgent to fulfill our responsibility to the rising generation. . .
THE DOOR OF HISTORY TURNS ON SMALL HINGES … THE CHOICES WE MAKE DETERMINE OUR DESTINY.
“ALL HAPPENINGS GREAT AND SMALL ARE PARABLES WHEREBY GOD SPEAKS. THE ART OF LIFE IS TO GET THE MESSAGE.“ In this age of lies and noisy chaos, how blessed we are if we can hear God speak to us! But it is not easy.
“We live in a time when even the wisest will be hard-pressed to distinguish truth from clever deception.”
 Malcolm Muggeridge
THIS IS A CHOICE LAND, AND WHATSOEVER NATION SHALL POSSESS IT SHALL BE FREE FROM BONDAGE, IF THEY WILL BUT SERVE THE GOD OF THE LAND, WHO IS JESUS CHRIST.
God makes covenants with entire nations.We can’t expect to enjoy the blessings of liberty if we do not defend and fight for them every day. Now, it is time for a national revival, because our survival depends on it.
“THE GREAT GOOD AND THE TERRIBLE EVIL IN THE WORLD TODAY ARE THE SWEET AND THE BITTER FRUITS of the rearing of yesterday’s children,” said Gordon B. Hinckley, Christian leader. “As we train a new generation, so will the world be in a few years. If you are worried about the future, then look to the upbringing of your children.”
LIFE IS FRAGILE. HANDLE WITH PRAYER. Also fragile is the nuclear or traditional family. More than thirty years ago, Christian leaders warned us: Satan has declared war on the family.
“IDEAS HAVE CONSEQUENCES,” said Richard Weaver. Look at the consequences of atheism, multiculturalism, and moral relativism. “While 52% of young Christians say that not recycling is morally wrong, only 32% say pornography is wrong.”Furthermore, we learn that vast numbers of students who are passionate about global warming are cheating on school tests at high levels that are unprecedented. Are they prepared for national leadership a few short years from now?
Where do you feel safest—on solid rock or on shifting sands? Whom can you trust—Jesus Christ or the pied piper “experts?”
We can all change our hearts for the better. Can we change the heart of our nation? It is not impossible.
“EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OWN OPINION, BUT NOT TO HIS OWN FACTS,” said Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
HI, THERE! CAN YOU LOOK UP FROM YOUR SMART PHONE FOR A SEC?
Can you see the big picture? What’s wrong with the world’s picture?
“THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS,” said Thomas Paine.
When I read about all that those valiant Americans endured so we could enjoy freedom in our beloved nation, I ask myself, “How dare I roll over, submit, surrender, or quit? How dare I quit, give up and forfeit the hard-won liberty that God, through those noble founders, has bequeathed to us?”
If we always stay just above the world’s standards, where will we end up?