Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago.

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Marxist beliefs (Part 1)

Various worldviews have solutions to make life better on planet Earth.  Over the next months, these worldviews will be explained so you can understand your world better.  Moreover, you will be able to explain the real solution to our problem: Jesus Christ, the Savior from the world’s sinfulness.  Let’s continue with Marxism.  And for more [&hellip

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Humanist beliefs (Part 4)

This series of blogs concludes with an examination of how Secularist’s view the future of mankind.  Since these people believe that humans are basically good, there can be a future utopia where all people live under one global government.  But what if the assumption of man’s inherent goodness is wrong? One of the major concerns [&hellip

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Humanist beliefs (Part 3)

Continuing this series of blogs, we delve into the future according to Secular Humanism.  Since people believe that they can improve life on Earth with various worldviews, it makes sense to study and understand these positions.  Furthermore, we want to grasp the real problem of life on the planet–sin, and the ultimate solution for it in our Lord and Savior Jesus [&hellip

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Humanist beliefs (Part 2)

This blog series continues with the future according to Secular Humanism.  Different worldviews have solutions to make life better on planet Earth.  These worldviews will be explained so you can understand your world better. Moreover, you will be able to explain the real solution to our problem: Jesus Christ, the Savior from the world’s sinfulness. According to [&hellip

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Humanist beliefs (Part 1)

With a new year approaching comes new hope.  There is renewed optimism and resolutions to begin life anew.  To that end, various worldviews have solutions to make life better on planet Earth.  Over the next months, these worldviews will be explained so you can understand your world better.  Moreover, you will be able to explain [&hellip

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New Age beliefs (Part 3)

Part 3 of this series on the New Age explores the ethical standards of right and wrong.  Because everything is God in New Age thinking, we are part of God.  Therefore, we can determine what is right and wrong. This is also known as moral relativism. This has to be the case, since New Age thought [&hellip

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New Age beliefs (Part 2)

This is the second part of a series on New Age belief.  The first part examined the starting assumption that God is all things in the universe.  Since God is all things, the philosophy of New Agers is called Non-naturalism. It rejects naturalism (everything is matter).  This New Age theology assumes that God is, so [&hellip

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New Age beliefs (Part 1)

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry explains that the New Age movement has many subgroups, but it is generally a collection of Eastern beliefs like Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s a mix of “correct thinking”, “universal tolerance,” and hope. And the hope lies in evolution. In seeking the perfect society, Secular Humanists trust a world government while [&hellip

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Wiccans & Satanists

After examining the origin of Halloween traditions of dressing up and getting treats, let’s turn our attention to two more groups that celebrate on October 31st: Wiccans and Satanists. For Wiccans, this is day to contact the dead.  Much like Druid belief, the dead are most accessible on this day.   For an explanation of contacting [&hellip

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Halloween

Halloween is a unique holiday. Many people wear costumes, get candy, and carve pumpkins, but have no idea why. Today’s blog will answer that. First, the word “Halloween” is a contraction of the words “All Hallow’s Eve”, the name given to October 31 as the day before All Saints Day, which is November 1. The [&hellip

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