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For those willing to engage in a frank and open discussion about abortion, the upcoming “Brave Conversations” event in Anchorage is the place to be on Jan. 23. The monthly event tackles a range of hot-button topics such as global warming, cultural privilege, faith issues, parental rights, school vouchers and other cultural, moral and philosophical ideas. The gatherings are not about shouting down an opponent or brandishing rhetorical swords. Rather, the goal is to foster...

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Calling anything “political” is now akin to an outright insult. Even politicians shy away from the “political” label these days. The word, however, simply means “pertaining to public affairs.” Anything dealing with people is political. Pretending you’re not political is pretending you have no influence on public affairs. Most people who claim they aren’t political simply mean they avoid divisiveness – they don’t readily voice opinions about public policies, or they look to befriend all...

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As promised in this past Monday’s video, the Alaska Watchman is offering some suggested resources for how to equip youth in understanding and defending their Christian faith. This is the first in a series of recommendations that will include books, essays, videos and more. To begin, we want to highlight a man who is regarded by many as one of the greatest Christian apologists of modern times – C.S. Lewis.  Perhaps better known for his...

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Benjamin Franklin, wrote that “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved.” Last night, I had the pleasure of watching “No Safe Spaces,” a wonderfully enlightening and chilling documentary by comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager. It’s a movie that opens your eyes about how our voices are being shut. And it...

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A new generation of culturally and politically minded young Alaskans are preparing to bring a Christian worldview to the pressing issues of their day. For the past 15 years TeenPact has gathered Alaskan youth to strengthen their bond with Christ while training them to understand politics, value their liberty, defend the Christian faith and engage society. “As believers we have not been engaged as we should and that’s why the culture is going the way...

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Are you looking forward to sitting down with family members this year in our ever more polarized political climate? What will you do when your brother brings up that topic? Are you the type to quickly change the subject and pull out a Christmas movie so nobody has to talk, or do your ears get red as you craft the perfect comeback to put that family member in his or her place? Families are complicated...

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Below is a roundup of upcoming events, presentations and opportunities to engage Alaska’s culture from a Judeo-Christian perspective that seeks the common good.   CHRISTIAN OUTREACH OFFERS FREE THANKSGIVING DINNERS Christian outreach offers free Thanksgiving dinners Frontline Mission, a nonprofit Christian outreach in Wasilla, will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Curtis D Menard Memorial Sports Center in Wasilla. Last year the outreach provided 1500 Thanksgiving meals,...

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The student-led Wisdom Club at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, is hosting a seminar on “The importance of apologetics for Christian youth.” Part of a monthly series, the upcoming event takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at UAA’s Rasmuson Hall – room 117 – at 7 p.m. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A. The Wisdom Club was established to provide scientific, philosophical, historical and religious evidence for the truth of the Bible and...

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While new reports indicate that Americans are growing increasingly irreligious as a whole, there are new and innovative groups cropping up around Alaska that address pressing issues about God, morality and the meaning of existence. A new report from the Pew Research Center notes that 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the share of the population who describe their...

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Below is the most up-to-date roundup of upcoming events, presentations and opportunities to engage Alaska’s culture from a Judeo-Christian perspective that seeks the common good.   FORMER ARAFAT SNIPER TO RECOUNT CHRISTIAN CONVERSION A former sniper for Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Order will be in Alaska later this month to share his dramatic conversion story, which eventually led him to faith in Christ. At age 17, Tass Saada become a sniper for the PLO. At...

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