Stephen Fulton

32 Added | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 14 Following | 19 Followers | @StephenFult2015 | Father, husband, expat, social worker, blogger, believer.

Why Fathers Leave Their Children

Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all.<p>…

Parenting

Where Sin Abounds

<i>“but where sin increased, grace was carefully balanced with teachings of God’s judgment and fear of condemnation in order to ensure that repentance</i> …

Risen!

We must embrace what the resurrection communicates. It is not an event that is best memorialized by a special Sunday service. It is an event that is …

Theology

Study finds religious factors linked to searches for online pornography in the United States

A state-level analysis has found that religion is correlated to searches for online pornography in the USA.<p>The study, published in the <i>The Journal of</i> …

Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer

Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve – but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic<p>Should robots pay taxes?<p>It may sound strange, but a number of prominent people have been asking this question lately. As fears about the impact …

Our Peace

The world doesn’t need our paranoia. The world needs our peace.<p>When Jesus boarded a boat that was about to sail into a vicious storm, he could have …

Meditation

Casual Casualties

I was born in the San Bernardino county hospital. I was the only blond baby in a patchwork quilt of race and language. To me, the diversity in that nursery epitomizes the nation where I grew up: a country where men and women of every color and creed were free to pursue life, liberty, and …

Religion

Never Less. Always More.

Never less. Always more. That is who Jesus is. That is why I dig deeper. I have seen scripture used to box Jesus within our ability to understand. …

Uncharted

Found

September 19, 2016<p>Today is the 9 year anniversary of my awakening. It went something like this.<p>I was exhausted. I didn’t fully realize how tired I …

Positive Thinking

Seeing The Face of God

Jesus is not an anomaly in the nature of God. He is the revelation of who God really is. As John said in his gospel,<p><i>“No one has ever seen God; the</i> …

Trapped ‘from fence to fence’ in Gaza

<i>Not only are these borders artificially drawn, they highlight the utter insanity of fencing an entire population in the world’s largest open-air</i> …

Israel

Blind prayer in Gaza: How a Christian helps his friend to mosque every day

<b>GAZA CITY, Gaza -</b> The month of Ramadan in Gaza is seen as a time of unity where neighbours come together regardless of religion or class.<p>The renewed …

The Orchard

There once was an orchard filled with all kinds of trees. The Master assigned one person to each tree with instructions to grow excellent fruit on …

Gardening

How many nations have a defeated leader leave letters to his successor like this? Deep down, we are still this. https://t.co/I6LXGl34aB

Syrian refugees in Calgary help Fort McMurray evacuees

They’ve only been in Canada for a few months, and have little money or possessions, but a group of Syrian refugees in Calgary has launched a donation …

Fort McMurray

A new line of defence in the war against extremism: Mothers of jihadist recruits

Géraldine, in Belgium, learned of her son’s death through a text message: “Congratulations,” it said. “Be proud of him. He is now a martyr.”<p>Karolina …

Terrorism

Monica Lewinsky: Public shame ‘sticks to you like tar’

Infamous White House intern-turned-cyberbullying activist Monica Lewinsky compares her years of public shaming to “a skinning of sorts.”<p>“I felt like …

Monica Lewinsky

The Hell After ISIS

Even as the militant group loses ground in Iraq, many Sunnis say they have no hope for peace. One family’s story shows why.<p>Falah Sabar heard a knock at the door. It was just before midnight in western Baghdad last April and Falah was already in bed, so he sent his son Wissam to answer. Standing in …

Middle East
Sacha Baron Cohen

The one percent always ate us alive: How human sacrifice led to our society’s gross inequality

Elites knew the value of fearmongering even way back when<p>Religion has long been a particularly useful tool for social control, with the “fear of god” used in service of every despicable practice from slavery to war. A new study now reveals that religious rites – particularly, ritual sacrifice – …

Critcl | A Pest Control Website To Help You Get Rid of Critters At Home

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Pest Control

Going To Hell with Ted Haggard

I didn't plan to care about Ted Haggard. After all, I have access to Google and a Bible. I heard about what he did and knew it was wrong. I saw the …

Christianity

Don't mock or ignore students' lack of support for free speech. Teach them

Teaching a freshman seminar on freedom of speech on college campuses has made us aware of the urgent need to educate the current generation of students about the importance of the 1st Amendment. From the beginning of our course, we were surprised by the often unanimous willingness of our students …

Barack Obama

Mark Zuckerberg weighs in on wave of terror attacks

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a statement to his Facebook page on Sunday addressing the recent wave of terrorist attacks across the …