LeBron Gives Harry a Ride to Cleveland
LeBron James leaves Miami to give Harry Dunne a ride to Cleveland. LeBron James Dumb and Dumber Coming Home
Be Good to Yourself: Resisting Social Comparison [From the Table #1 / Jim Wilhoit]
"Social comparison is like a kind of battery acid on the soul, leaving one unable to appropriate the gospel." Wheaton College professor of Christian Educatio...
Alan Jackson - Gone Country
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John Piper - Prayer: An overflow from confidence in Christ
"Prayer In The Closet, And Prayer In The Spirit" Matthew 5:1-5 January 3, 2010 Full video @: http://tiny.cc/ECjpX
Is Atheistic Moral Platonism More Plausible Than Theism?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In 2011 Dr William Lane Craig spoke at the Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) in Hungary. While they ...
Response to Critics: Prothero, Part 2
Stephen Meyer responds to the criticisms of Darwin's Doubt by Donald Prothero. Meyer addresses Prothero's argument about the length of the Cambrian Explosion...
That Angry Gentleman at the Restaurant
There was another couple sitting beside him, another older man and woman, probably married, and the angry gentleman was splashing water on them now. Actually, it was mainly the woman at this other table who bore the brunt of it. The angry gentleman, not paying any attention to anyone else, was splashing water on another man’s wife. Not once or twice, but at least three good slaps came across the surface of that table, water and ice raining sideways on an innocent stranger five feet away. Then the gentlemen at this other table got angry and yelled at the original angry gentleman to stop, to watch what he’s doing, to quit flinging water. Is this a movie? I laughed to myself. Is there fixing to be a fight?
When Biologists Think Like Engineers: How the Burgeoning Field of Systems Biology Supports Intelligent Design
Opponents of the intelligent design (ID) approach to biology have sometimes argued that the ID perspective discourages scientific investigation. To the contrary, it can be argued that the most productive new paradigm in systems biology is actually much more compatible with a belief in the intelligent design of life than with a belief in neo-Darwinian evolution. This new paradigm in system biology, which has arisen in the past ten years or so, analyzes living systems in terms of systems engineering concepts such as design, information processing, optimization, and other explicitly teleological concepts. This new paradigm offers a successful, quantitative, predictive theory for biology. Although the main practitioners of the field attribute the presence of such things to the outworking of natural selection, they cannot avoid using design language and design concepts in their research, and a straightforward look at the field indicates it is really a design approach altogether.
(David Snoke, " Systems Biology as a Research Program for Intelligent Design ," BIO-Complexity , Vol. 2014 (3).
Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: The Power of Oral Tradition in Oral Cultures
In this short video, Michael Licona, Craig Blomberg, and Craig Evans discuss the power of oral tradition in ancient cultures and its importance for the study of the historical Jesus and the Gospels.
I apologize for the length of this post, but I’ve been a full-time music minister’s wife for 18 years and I think there is a lesson to be learned from Kim’s post. I’ve read through all the other posts and what’s missing for me is any of the wives stating they gave their concerns over to God, or asked Him to guide them past their hurt feelings over harsh words against their spouse, or that they asked God to help them stop longing for closer friendships or less expectations of their families. Ministers’ wives are married to the “boss,” or the equivalent of upper level management, and often church members are afraid to be too friendly or open up, for fear of a “Bible lesson” over their words, actions, or living choices. The same way non-Christians cringe upon hearing the words, “I’m a pastor,” church members fear falling short in their leader’s estimation. Relationships go both ways, and we wives can seek out friends in the congregation rather than waiting for invitations. And if we’re shy, weorour husbands can let that be known, to lessen speculation or assumptons that we’re “snobby.
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Did Darwin have a deathbed conversion? In order to demonstrate the falsity of evolution, Bible-believing Christians for more than a century have passed on the story of Charles Darwin’s deathbed conversion. Evolutionists have attempted to counter them by loudly protesting that Darwin died believing that Christianity was a fraud and that chance was the creator. […]
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Grace to You
Christ’s miraculous healings were significant in His earthly ministry. They displayed genuine concern for human need and testified that He was God. But several times Jesus stated, “Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matt. 9:5–6; cf. Mark 2:9; Luke 5:23). The healing miracles simply illustrated the cleansing of sin, which was Jesus’ primary purpose within God’s redemptive plan.
Dating Advice You Actually Need
Did you note the developing trend in the four points above? All four stand on their own as solid reasons to be committed to gathering (and being a member of) a local body. Yet all four play an important function with respect to your relationship to each other. First, they do the negative work of preventing the greatest danger in any "Christian" dating relationship—no, not sexual sin, but the human tendency to make an idol out of the beloved. Usually this idolatry justifies sexual sin and so many other relational pathologies. Second, they do the positive work of setting your eyes on Christ and his completed work in your life. In fact, you avoid relational idolatry by setting your eyes on Christ in practices and relationships in the local body.
A Movie about the Friendship Between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Is in the Works
They are two of literature and Christianity’s greatest modern writers, and now, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien will be the subject of their own movie. According to the studio, Tolkien & Lewis —which will have an $18 million budget—is “a drama fantasy set in war torn Britain in 1941 revealing the faith, friendship, and rivalry between J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis,” the British authors of iconic books including the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Chronicles of Narnia . As EW notes and fantasy fans are well aware, both writers were teachers at Oxford, fought in WWI, were prominent Christian thinkers and later rivals. Though no casting details have been released yet, it will be directed by Simon West, the man behind blockbusters including Con Air and The Expendables 2 , so we should probably expect a lot of explosions ...
‘Get with the Program’ — The Church of England Votes to Ordain Women Bishops
Writing about the age of John Milton, the British author A. N. Wilson once tried to explain to modern secular readers that there had once been a time when bishops of the Church of England were titanic figures of conviction who were ready to stand against the culture. “It needs an act of supreme historical imagination to be able to recapture an atmosphere in which Anglican bishops might be taken seriously,” he wrote, “still more, one in which they might be thought threatening.”
You Do Not Groan Alone
On that particular Sunday, when my soul was wasting away with grief, I couldn’t even think, let alone hope in the promise of the resurrection. I know the promises, but my heart struggled to believe them. On that Sunday morning, when I was on the verge of a tear-filled breakdown, God met me even without me having the words to ask for his help (Rom. 8:26-27). He knew my need, and he came to my defense. In my groaning, he groaned, too.
Made for More
I read recently that the best book reviews include some measure of criticism, which keeps the reviewer from looking like a fan boy (or girl). In this book Anderson has presented a nuanced look at the doctrine of sanctification, the process by which God persistently transforms us in reality to what's he's already declared us to be (righteous through justification) in heaven. Anderson has woven echoes of God's justification of us through Christ throughout the book. The book follows an outline based on Romans 11:36, “For from him and through him and to him are all things.” There is a strong sense in which the entire book is Christ- and gospel-centered. But other than a brief section in her chapter on the results of the fall, she doesn't explicitly explore how God declares us righteous. I don't really see this as a criticism, because I can't imagine a book with enough room to adequately explore both justification and everything else that she has presented without being overwhelmingly long for its target audience. Nevertheless, I would recommend reading Made for More book in conjunction with a book like Elyse Fitzpatrick's Found in Him or Because He Loves Me that explores our position of righteousness in Christ as the fuel for conforming to his image.
Kitchen Grace and the Great Commission
There is a story about trying to bring the gospel to indigenous people in Indonesia. Every day the missionaries came into the village and tried to gather the people to preach the good news. Not many of the villagers would listen. Most paid no attention at all.
Religion in a Heart-Shaped Box | Owen Strachan | First Things
Here is religion in America, 2014, as its appointed foes would have it: chastened and starving. It does not direct, drive, inform, and shape life, private and public. It may only warble a praise chorus, smile a blessing, intone a cherished maxim. It surely has no role to play in public life; indeed, by its very nature, it is out of bounds, even though many of the choicest features of American life—our political process, our thriving philanthropic system, our very notion of freedom—have been influenced by it. Religion—it is typically addressed in such nuance-less terms, as if America’s vibrant spiritual tapestry were a dusty monochromatic rug—now is sorely threatened. Despite its longstanding tie to personal virtue, it may well lose social protection, it surely must surrender its claim to personal authority, and should it assert itself in the court of sexual opinion, it is not only to be silenced but to be shamed.
Orienting on Homosexual Orientation
We intuitively know this to be true, though we rarely think about attraction in these terms. Let me illustrate through a common experience. When I was in college my best friend and I did everything together. We were emotionally invested in one another, and supported one another in our walks with Christ. Then, one fateful day, he met his future wife and our friendship took a serious hit. Now, not only was he physically attracted to her in ways (kind) that he never was toward me, but he was also attracted to her in other “whole person” ways with an intensity (degree) that he did not feel toward me or any other man. This led him to spend considerably less time with me, and more time with her. In all of these sexual and non-sexual attractions, he experienced his sexual orientation.
Sinners Wanted to be Around Jesus, Why Don't They Want to be Around Us?
Finally, we also need to pray for every unbeliever around us. Last week, I was privileged to attend a few of the sessions on evangelism at Xenos Church’s annual Summer Institute. Lee Strobel stated that one of the things that constantly drives him to prayer for the lost was this question: If Jesus showed up in person to his house and said He would grant all of his prayers from last week, how many new members of the Kingdom would there be? Lee reminded everyone in attendance that Jesus prayed for sinners right up to his last breath on the cross. We are all servants and no servant is above his master (John 13:16).
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“ Everyone’s a Theologian is anything but a dry discussion of minute points of doctrine. R.C. Sproul, demonstrating his trademark ability to make complex subjects easy to understand, surveys the basic truths of the Christian faith, reminding us once more of what God is like and of what He has done for His people in this world and the next.”
9 Things You Should Know About Mormonism
6. Unlike Christian Trinitarianism (one God existing in three Persons), Mormons believe that the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are three separate gods. They also believe the Father and Son each have a “body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s” but that the Holy Ghost “has not a body of flesh and bones, but is a personage of Spirit.” According to Joseph Smith, when Adam was formed in the image of God, it was a physical image. God the Father was once a mortal who lived on an earth. He died, was resurrected, glorified, and grew into his deified status. (According to Joseph Smith, there is a “God above the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”) God the Father is the literal father of all spirit-children, including Jesus and the Holy Ghost, whose divinity is derived from the parent-child relationship. Within Mormonism, Jesus is identified with the Yahweh of the Old Testament.
Which Religious Groups Do Americans View Most Negatively? - The Numbers - WSJ
When respondents are broken down by age, there’s a larger gap in ratings for adults over 65 than people 18-29. People over 65 rated Jews and Evangelical Christians highest, with 68 and 67 respectively, and Muslims and Atheists lowest with 32 and 34 respectively; while people 18-29 rated Catholics and Jews highest at 60 and Mormons lowest at 46 (both numbers are in the middle, more neutral zone).
Answering Doubts Conference
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Watch the World's First Non-Medical Marijuana Commercial
And sure, it's not the first first marijuana commercial – just the first not about medical marijuana, and one to make a not-so-subtle dig at legislation preventing the sale of recreational marijuana. "We only stock the liquid alternative," the store owner in the commercial says. "You know, the kind that leads to violence, social problems, the occasional gruesome death."
Can a Loving God Hate Someone? - Christian Research Institute
God’s opposition to Edom was further demonstrated in the nation’s expulsion from their homeland. What happed was that around the sixth century, prior to the days of Malachi, the Nabateans invaded Edomite territory. They left the Edomites’ cities in ruin and forced them to resettle in southern Palestine in an area later called Idumea. The prophet alludes to this invasion saying, “I have made [Edom’s] mountains a desolation and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness. Though Edom says, ‘We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins,’ thus says the Lord of host, ‘They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the wicked territory, and the people toward whom the LORD is indignant forever’” (Mal. 1:2b–3). Edom’s sins were hostile to the ways of a righteous God, so the prophet’s hyperbolic expression “Esau I hated” is befitting.
A Lifestyle of Action
It’s natural for me to respond to situations based on what’s happening in my environment. If it’s 100°F, I’m going to wear light clothes and bring a bottle of water. If it’s 30°F and snowing, I’m going to bundle up and give myself extra time for the commute.
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Are Women Saved by Faith Plus Works? - Christian Research Institute
Preventive Measures . The surrounding context of 1Timothy2:15 yields several clues to the danger Paul had in mind. In chapter1, Paul warns the young pastor Timothy of false teachers and their abilities to shipwreck a Christians faith (1:1920). His concern is to guard Timothy and his flock from these dangerous teachers. Chapter2 begins with “Therefore,” which indicates that Paul is building on his warnings in chapter1. Having the protection of the church from false teachers in mind, Paul gives instructions on preventive measures, urging believers to pray and lead quiet, peaceable, godly lives (2:18). False teachers were having a negative effect on the women in Timothy’s church, so Paul instructs the women to adorn themselves with good works rather than expensive clothing and jewelry (2:910). The false teachings had resulted in the women usurping authority in the church; hence Paul charges women to learn quietly and submit to the authority of the ordained leadership (2:1112). In 2:1314, Paul gives two reasons for this charge: the order of creation and the order of transgression: For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
When I Wanted More Online Traffic, I Went Evangelical - OnFaith
I’m well aware that some Episcopalians (and some entire Episcopal congregations) identify as evangelical. What’s interesting to me is that the online world rewards a sort of tribalism that is not necessarily reflective of the way people actually practice and live out their faith. So that, for example, an evangelical magazine editor who worships at an Episcopal church (and not one that is overwhelmingly evangelical, but more reflective of the “big tent” nature of many Episcopal churches) might happily worship and serve on committees alongside fellow church members with whom s/he disagrees on some sociopolitical issues, but that same editor might then come into work one Monday morning and decide that a more liberal voice like mine has no place on their magazine’s blog. Divisive online discourse is both damaging and not necessarily a reflection of how people–even people who engage in the divisiveness, which most of us do at one point or another–really see other Christians and live out their faith. I can write a scathing blog post about those who disagree with my position on the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision and then go hang out online with writing colleagues who hold that position, giving thanks that I have such fulfilling, challenging, honest, caring relationships with Christians different than me.
Renewing Your Mind | The World, the Flesh, & the Devil | July 17, 2014
Christians face a war on three fronts. Our battle is not against the physical army but against the world, the flesh and the devil. Thursday on Renewing Your Mind, Dr. Voddie Baucham explains that we should expect the fight to be hard but we need not be afraid. Hear this encouraging lesson, Thursday, on Renewing Your Mind.
Reading God’s Word When You Don’t Want To
So, tomorrow, when you don’t feel like opening your Bible, remember God’s grace, remember your friend and brother, Jesus, and remember how quickly you forget. Pick God’s Word up not with the burden of guilt or as a call to duty, but because it’s a gift given to you by a God of amazingly tender mercy and grace.
The Gravity of Sin
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I've been struggling to use my unscheduled time for the kingdom. Lately I've been realizing how I selfishly horde the couple hours a day after the kids are in bed, wanting to do meaningless things for entertainment and convincing myself that I've earned it after working through the day and helping take care of the kids most of the afternoon, and then lamenting when the time is over so quickly.
This article speaks to the very burden-lightening realization I've just recently had. Namely, that having a right view of God helps us to understand how trivial any comforts the world might offer really are and how meaningful the works for His kingdom are.
I've spent a lot of time grudgingly forcing myself to do things because I was convinced I "had to". The more I learn to fear and respect God for who He is the more I find I'm doing those same things because it's the only thing that seems fulfilling and not because it's a burden.
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Postmodernism, Open Theism, and Philosophy
Questioners ask Dr. Craig about current issues in theology and how to balance philosophy and the Scriptures. Dr. Craig also counsels a man in a relationship with a woman who does not share his faith!
First Nurse Refuses to Force Feed Guantanamo Bay Prisoners
"Initially, he did carry out his orders and participate in the tube feedings. But when he came, as soon as he saw what was happening, he started talking to the brothers," Dhiab was quoted as telling Crider. "He explained to us: 'Before we came here, we were told a different story. The story we were told was completely the opposite of what I saw.' Once he saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking place here, he decided he could not do it anymore."
Why Pastors Should Preach About Body Image
Keller goes on to explain that when some part of yourself is injured or unwell, it consumes your attention. In the case of self-image, a broken view of the body results in a preoccupation with the body. Rather than live a life oriented toward God, many women (and men) are oriented toward their appearances. And until that view of the body is healed, they will forever struggle to focus on anything else.
Nostradamus - Christian Research Institute
Devoted Nostradamus enthusiasts, nevertheless, consider him the world’s most accurate prophet and claim to have discovered the “keys” to correctly unlocking the true meaning of his prophecies, but they commit two errors. First, they propose theories about “devices” Nostradamus supposedly used to obscure or “encode” his prophecies. They then use their theories to prove their theories. This is circular reasoning. Second, by applying an arsenal of these discovered “devices,” they manipulate his text to fit their desired interpretation. Words are manipulated by inserting, deleting, or changing any number of letters; phonetic equivalents are used; punctuation and grammar is altered; and other languages are substituted. Numbers and dates are manipulated as well, using arbitrary calculations. The case for Nostradamus’s accuracy rests on the interpretations offered by his enthusiasts. According to sound interpretive principles, however, they fail to demonstrate that the prophecies refer uniquely to one person or event.
Don’t Settle for a “Quiet” Time
A small lamp threw light up into the corner of the dark living room. As I walked through that room into the home office where I worked, I made the otherwise still air move with me. The owners of the house didn’t like to use the air conditioner—even in the Texas summers—because it felt too cold on their skin. Spending decades in third world conditions will do that to you. On the mornings when I came over to work she would turn on a tiny desk fan just for me. He would shiver as he sat nearby, so I would turn it off.
Pro-Lifers React to Senate Attempt to Overturn Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life leads anti-abortion demonstrators as they cheer after the ruling for Hobby Lobby was announced outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.
WORLD | Judge rules Florida same-sex couples can marry in the Keys | The Editors | July 17, 2014
A county judge in the Florida Keys ruled today that same-sex couples could marry in his jurisdiction starting next week. Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia agreed with plaintiffs who argued Florida’s voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman treats gay couples as second-class citizens. Florida voters approved the ban on same-sex marriage in 2008. Attorney General Pam Bondi said the state of Florida, as opposed to individual counties, has sole authority to define marriage in the state.
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4 Life Lessons That Lead to Happiness, Success and Longevity
For example, in one study researchers interviewed men who had had heart attacks between the ages of thirty and sixty. Those who perceived benefits in the event seven weeks after it happened—for example, believing that they had grown and matured as a result, or revalued home life, or resolved to create less hectic schedules for themselves—were less likely to have recurrences and more likely to be healthy eight years later. In contrast, those who blamed their heart attacks on other people or on their own emotions (e.g., having been too stressed) were now in poorer health.
200 Shades of Gray
The bottom line? If you’re like me, and can’t find your own two feet when it comes to Calvinism, end times arguments, or debating the age of the earth, don’t lose your mind over it. I got caught in a debate a few weeks ago, a debate I had promised to stay away from for the longest time because I knew it was gray. And yet before I knew it, I found myself poring over article after article, triggering my own anxiety, without ever really finding an answer I had peace with. At the end of the day, I realized it didn’t truly matter.
The Sermons between the Sermons - Part 1 - Prince on Preaching
My wife Judi has a wonderfully Southern accent. It is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world to me. It is not something she works on or thinks about it is simply who she is as a girl from Alabama. Few things are worse and more insulting than a put-on Southern accent. Most Hollywood portrayals of Southern accents are embarrassingly overdone and leave genuine Southerners simply saying, “Bless your heart.” Most Southerners delight in their distinctive regional identity, things like grits, football, and barbeque. But Southern distinctiveness is most readily noticeable via the pervasive and almost poetical accents of the South.
There is a sort of application of the Observer Effect that applies to the news of the day. Sometimes confused with the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, which argues that at the subatomic level we can discern either the velocity of a particle or its location, but not both, the Observer Effect argues that observing scientific phenomena can affect what we are observing. It’s almost as if the electrons know we’re looking at them, and adjust their dance. With respect to the news of the day, we often hear this kind of argument: “Social ill x is no greater today than it was twenty years ago. It’s just reported more.” Or, “The recent slew of crime y is expected to create copycat crimes.” It’s like the news knows we are watching. Sometimes, the news is how we respond to the news.
'I Briefly Tried to Commit Suicide,' Says Stephen Hawking as UK Seeks to Legalize Suicide; Church Calls Move 'Grave Error'
Famed Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking, 72, recently confessed that he "briefly tried to commit suicide" and said denying an individual who is in great pain and facing imminent death the right to commit suicide is "discrimination."
Meriam Ibrahim's Islamic Relatives Drop Lawsuit Against Christian Mother; Could Allow Family to Leave for US
The lawsuit brought by Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim's Islamic relatives in Sudan has been dropped, a lawyer working on the case said, which could open the way for Ibrahim and her family to soon travel to the United States.
John MacArthur Calls Churches Supporting Gay Marriage 'Satan's Church'
John MacArthur, author and pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California recently equated churches that declare support for gay marriage are "Satan's church."
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Dr. Frank Turek offers the most current evidence for the Christian Worldview and answers the most common objections asked by atheists and skeptics. In an informative and entertaining way, Frank uses logic, science and hard historical evidence to show why the Bible is true, and why it takes a lot more faith to be an atheist than a Christian. This DVD set answers four basic
CDC: Gay population is 2.3%, but young Americans believe it's 30%
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Because half of the loud and proud uber-minority of gay people work in and around the media, and their straight colleagues don’t wish to jeopardize their jobs saying somethiing not PC, we are forced to live with a lot of lies, half-truths and statistics without any credible evidence to support it when absurd things are conveyed. We can hardly blame the young people who think that 30% of people are gay. After all, this is what they see on the only thing that passes for reality for them–TV. Here they are spoon fed the “truth” as they are to receive it. There is to be no questioning, only blind acceptance. Sort of makes TV a brainwashing cult, like the media tends to believe all religious organizations are, just teaching their blinded followers to exude hate and prejudice against anyone who would dare to speak against the received dogma as the media presents it.
The Complexity of Life - Christian Research Institute
In Darwin’s day, a human egg was thought to be quite simple — for all practical purposes, little more than a microscopic blob of gelatin. Today we know that a fertilized egg is among the most organized, complex structures in the universe. In an age of scientific enlightenment, it is incredible to think that people are willing to maintain that something so vastly complex arose by chance. As Dr. James Coppedge, an expert on the science of statistical probability, puts it, “Chance requires ten billion tries on the average in order to count to ten.” 24
Frustration With 'Exodus' All-White Lead Cast Turns Into #BoycottExodusMovie
"Some things never change. In Hollywood, whitewashing, also known as racebending, is one of many longstanding tradition...Historically, this practice was used to discriminate against actors, both male and female, of color," wrote Herring. "The most common examples of this in the past were white actors dressing up in what is known as blackface, redface, and yellowface. While maybe not as controversial or blatant today, the practice of whitewashing still continues in Hollywood...[where] roles from scripts that clearly call for a person of color are given to white actors."