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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The Truth About…Law (Part 2)

This month’s blogs focus on law, or the rules of conduct in society.  In a Christian worldview of law, there is natural and biblical law.  Natural laws are laws that occur naturally, in all peoples and all times.  An example of this is laws that are universally found such as “don’t steal” and “don’t kill.”  Whether [&hellip

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The Truth About…Law (Part 1)

This month the blog’s focus will be on a Christian worldview of law.  What is meant by “law”?  By definition, it is the rules of conduct for people.  Even though we may not want to admit it, having laws is good, since moral relativism leads to chaos.  If everyone does whatever they want, anarchy will begin. There are two basic [&hellip

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The Truth About…Sociology (Part 4)

Let’s conclude this month’s blogs on sociology, the study of social behavior.  The last blog revealed that while marriage is on the decline, poverty goes up with single parents.  With more and more single parents raising children, the greater risk for other social ills will befall the  children. Viewing this issue from another perspective, decades [&hellip

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The Truth About…Sociology (Part 3)

This month’s blogs continue to focus on a biblical understanding of God’s design of societal institutions like the family, church and state. The same God who designed the whole creation designed societal institutions as well. Therefore, problems arise in society when we live in opposition to God’s design. Take the institution of marriage as just [&hellip

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The Truth About…Sociology (Part 2)

This month’s blogs continue with a look at sociology.  Let’s examine the three spheres of social relationships, namely the family, church, and state,  through the lens of Scripture. It makes sense that God would have a design for people’s interaction with each other, since His whole creation is intricately designed and interwoven as well. In [&hellip

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The Truth About…Sociology (Part 1)

This month’s blogs focus on the Christian worldview regarding sociology. What is meant by “sociology”? Sociology is defined as the study of social behavior. More specifically, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “the science of society, social institutions, and social relationships; the systematic study of the development, structure, interaction, and collective behavior of organized groups [&hellip

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The Truth About…Psychology (Part 4)

Let’s wrap up this series of blogs on psychology.  As we have seen, this topic deals with people’s behavior, and some believe that humans are basically good.  That is not what we experience as we look around us.  What makes more sense is the fact that we’re sinners–people who deal evil because it is part of [&hellip

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The Truth About…Psychology (Part 3)

We’re looking at a Christian worldview of psychology and the behavior of people.  If the Christian perspective is wrong, there are questions that need to be answered.  First, if humanity possesses only a body, with no soul, why is there thought? Remember in Monism, the belief is that humans have a body only.  We have [&hellip

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The Truth About…Psychology (Part 2)

Let’s continue examining psychology and the behavior of people.  While all worldviews state that humans are basically good, the Bible teaches Fallen Dualism.  In other words, we are fallen, or sinful beings whose nature is not good but self-centered.  We are dualistic, meaning that we possess both body and soul. This is in contrast to [&hellip

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