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The idea that there are no absolute moral truths to guide humanity is rampant in modern society. On Feb. 27, Jack Rigert from the John Paul II Renewal Center, will give a presentation in Anchorage entitled “Speaking Truth in an age of Moral Relativism.” Rigert is a co-founder of the John Paul II Renewal Center, which works to share the sacred meaning of human love and life contained in the teachings of Saint John Paul...

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One of the most influential black Americans is rarely mentioned by the mainstream media during the annual Black History Month celebrations in February. This month, however, a new movie about conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will show for a limited time in Anchorage at the Regal Tikahtnu Theater from Feb. 21-27. “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his own words” features Justice Thomas and his wife, Virginia, who were interviewed for more than 30 hours,...

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The following events provide concrete ways to impact Alaska for the common good. To add an event to this list, please send us an email at editor@alaskawatchman.com. BRAVELY SPEAKING OF RACISM The next Brave Conversations is Feb. 27, 6 p.m., at 12100 Coffee and Communitas in Anchorage. The monthly conversation group will tackle the topic of racism. The first hour features a panel presentation, and the second hour is set aside for a “mix-match” activity...

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A new study from Gallup reports that 90% of Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who happened to be black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman. The number drops to eight in 10 who would vote for candidates who are evangelical Christian, gay or lesbian. Only about 65% would vote an atheist. Just one group – socialists – received majority opposition, with less than half of Americans (45%) saying they would choose a socialist...

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The upcoming Marvel superhero movie, “The Eternals,” will include a romantic moment between two male characters. Actor Haaz Sleiman mentioned that it is important “to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be,” reported LifeSiteNews.com. In real life, Sleiman identifies as a homosexual. As LifeSiteNews reported last year, Marvel specifically sought out an actor who is same-sex attracted for the movie. According to an article published by MSN, “Inclusion of a same-sex romance...

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Mat-Su residents are meeting this Saturday, Feb. 15, In the first of what will be a monthly meeting to educate and mobilize area Christians to engage politics and culture. Organizer Candy Sunderland said inspiration for the event came on the heels of a past prayer breakfast she attended for Palmer Mayor Edna DeVries in which pastors, politicians and Gov. Mike Dunleavy gathered to pray for elected officials. “Valley pastors and others asked if we would...

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Target, one of the largest retailers in the country, has three stores in Alaska – two in Anchorage and one in Wasilla. Shopping there, however, comes with a hidden cost according to 2ndVote, an organization that scores businesses based on their support of hot-button social issues like abortion, same-sex marriage, religious liberty and others. “Even though Target is extremely popular, buying products there undermines your values based on their continuous support of the leftist agenda,”...

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Religion and politics seamlessly merged during the sixth annual Revive Alaska Prayer Conference held at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Pastors, evangelists and politicians joined members from local churches to pray for spiritual revival in culture and politics. The broad theme was to mobilize believers to transform Alaska from “70% non-religious to 70% Christian.” Under this overarching mission, participants in the Feb. 8-9 event also prayed for the application of godly principles in Alaska politics....

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There’s a long list of reasons to avoid hot-button cultural issues, particularly on social media. But like it or not, social media is here to stay. It’s a major contributor to public thought and not something we can simply ignore. It’s also the wild west of communication where seemingly anything goes, and your comments get filtered through as many lenses as you have followers. Anything is permissible (provided you don’t get flagged), but not everything...

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Revive Alaska Outreach is the hub for Alaskans desiring to reverse of the spiritual statistics of Alaska from 70% non-religious to 70% Christian. It is a multi-church partnership where Christians gather to pray, listen to speakers, share evangelism strategies, and plan community outreach. The sixth annual Revive Alaska Prayer Conference occurs Feb. 8-9 at the University of Anchorage, Alaska, in Rasmuson Hall, room 101. The theme this year is “Prayer for the Government and for...

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