Author: Ladan

People Appeals

Logical fallacies come in all shapes and sizes. We often are confident in our thinking when others support our view and especially if they are experts. These fallacies are called the appeal to people/authority. If History shows us anything it shows us that the experts and the majority have often been wrong. This has been the case in the areas of morality, scientific claims, medical practices, teaching methods and political systems. Ever since Eve believed the Serpent over God, mankind has continued to trust the so called experts over our Maker. This is the point of it all. Who...

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Loyalty of a Man

Yesterday morning Alethea recited to the school body the poem, The Thousandth Man by Rudyard Kipling, based on Ecclesiastes 7:28. This poem speaks of the great value and rarity of finding a loyal friend. It contrasts the “999” with that of the “1” who is truly loyal. The “999” were more concerned about outward appearances, popularity and power. The “1” would be there for you no matter what. It is hard to find a truly loyal friend and some never do but what is far more amazing is that a truly loyal friend has found us. If you are...

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Chief Cause of Conflict

From where come wars and fightings among you? Come they not here even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust and have not; ye kill and desire to have, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war, yet ye have not because ye ask not. James 4:1-2 Conflict starts in the heart. The Bible explains how this works using an analogy of fruit from roots. Sinful desires in the heart will bear sinful choices. Greed and selfishness in our hearts will produce corresponding bad fruit. Resulting conflict originates from our selfish desires. When our desires lead us...

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The Slippery Slope of Conflict

At FCS we teach children that conflict can be a slippery slope leading down to attack or to escape mode. So how do we not slide down the slope but rather work it out? Using the Bible as our guide, students are taught to: 1. Overlook an offence. 2. Talk it out (with the other party) or 3. Get help. We teach FCS students to actually think of conflict as an opportunity to do what is right and please God by responding in a way that the Bible teaches. One aspect of Attack Mode is gossip. Gossip is when...

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Dads Lead

God is each virtues goal, its impulse and its crown. He is its only why, reward and sole renown. Angelus Silesius (1624-1677) Virtue comes from God and should be unto God. Dads, you are commissioned as the spiritual head of your family and thus the most influential role model of virtue to your wife and children. Being commissioned as the spiritual leader of the family and actually leading can be two different things. Leaders lead! Therefore there should be a direct correlation in the virtue formation of your spouse and children because of your leadership. The eternal influence this...

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Nothing to Fear but God Himself

Misplaced fear debilitates a vibrant Spirit led life. A fear of man can infect every area of our lives, impacting what we do or dont do. At FCS we strive to have students who exhibit courage and as a result, a true growing fear of the LORD. As students learn to fear God they can drive away all other fears laying a strong foundation for courage in every situation. Godly boldness is rare these day, because rare is the fear of God. Do you fear the LORD or take Him lightly? We all should have a sense of gravitas...

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Faith In…

The Canadian academic landscape is mainly contoured with the hills and valleys of secular humanism. Despite this perspective being internally incoherent, it still rules the day in the halls of learning. So just why is this worldview self-defeating and why do so few care? If you ask someone who lives out of a secular, materialistic view of life why they do not believe in the God of the Bible, they often say it is because of a lack of evidence. If belief requires evidence to be rational, you are doomed because like the three year old who keeps asking,...

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Jesus Saves

As Christians remember Jesus’s death and resurrection this Easter weekend may hearts be re-captivated by the infinite love of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The greatest event in History is an event few really consider and so few really know about. Interestingly people everywhere are longing for financial salvation and freedom for environmental restoration and for political and relational peace, so why do so few, desire peace with their maker and salvation and freedom in Christ? It is ultimately due to the spiritual blindness of man. The unsaved may recognize the brokenness around them but are blind...

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