Patrick Henry College President Steps Down

Leadership change comes as school pushes for growth

The school’s provost, Gene Edward Veith, will step into the role of interim president while the college looks for another leader. By email, Walker told me his departure was amicable, although he declined to describe the issue of disagreement. “The Board and I have the same vision for PHC’s mission and character. But Christians can... Continue Reading

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

Surveys of couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It’s not…

It’s a lifetime that forms us into people who are becoming ever more loving versions of ourselves, who can bear the weight of loneliness, who have released the weight of shame, who have traded in walls for bridges, who have embraced the mess of being alive, who risk empathy and forgive disappointments, who love everyone... Continue Reading

Why Brittany Maynard’s Choice To Die Is Not Personal Or Private

Brittany is missing a critical factor in her formula for death: God

Life is the most irreplaceable and fundamental condition of the human experience, and I implore Brittany and others considering her example to take a long, hard look at the consequences of a decision that is so fatal, and worst of all, so final.   (RNS) It has been heartbreaking these last few days to hear the... Continue Reading

The Deadly Deception of Sexual Atheism in the Church

In a recent study Christian singles, 18 to 59, were asked, "Would you have sex before marriage?" The response? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian said yes.

It is equally honest to say that nearly nine out of 10 self-proclaimed single Christians are, in practice, sexual atheists. In other words, God has nothing to say to them on that subject of any consequence or, at least, anything meaningful enough to dissuade them from following their own course of conduct. It is the ultimate oxymoron.  ... Continue Reading

Seven Things I’ve Learned from Joyous Pastors’ Wives

Lessons from pastors’ wives who have found great joy and meaning in their lives

They don’t let others dictate their roles inside or outside the church. They feel the freedom to “be themselves,” and not to be shaped into unreasonable images by church members. They pray regularly for their churches and church members. Prayer is pervasively powerful. And our prayers for others shape our attitudes toward them. Such was the reason... Continue Reading

Sandy Hook Commission Calls for Homeschool Oversight

A Connecticut government task force wants to give special educators with public schools the power to veto homeschooling parents’ education plans

Under the proposed recommendations, parents of homeschooled children with behavioral and emotional problems would have to submit individualized education plans to the special education director of the local school district. They could lose the right to homeschool if those plans weren’t approved or if regular progress reports were deemed unsatisfactory.   (WNS)–A Connecticut government task... Continue Reading

Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill Church

Mark Driscoll announces his resignation from his Seattle church Wednesday (Oct. 15)

Driscoll hinted, though, that his continued presence would be a distraction. “Prior to and during this process there have been no charges of criminal activity, immorality or heresy, any of which could clearly be grounds for disqualification from pastoral ministry,” Driscoll wrote. “Other issues, such as aspects of my personality and leadership style, have proven... Continue Reading

Dear Brittany: Why We Don’t Have To Be So Afraid of Dying & Suffering That We Choose Suicide

Come November 1, Brittany Maynard plans to take a pill given to her by her doctors and choose her own death to avoid hospice and related suffering from cancer

“After I read Brittany’s story yesterday… my friend Kara Tippetts dropped an email into my inbox — Kara was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36. She has 4 young children. She continues to battle that cancer two years later as it has crossed the blood/brain barrier and has metastasized into her entire body. I’ve... Continue Reading

Everybody Wants It, but Nobody Seems to Get Any

Almost everything I know about time management I know from not having enough and learning from mistakes I’ve made in mismanaging that finite resource

No one cares about your margin as much as you do. Getting more starts with self-leadership. We have to determine to create it and defend it. Without that determination, the pressures of our work environment, fear about our finances, or the escapism of work will eat up the time we need for the things that... Continue Reading

Sometimes Nebraska Is Just Too Nice

When infused with political correctness, niceness can get out of hand.

Who died and gave Irving Middle School or Superintendent Joel the authority to impose this philosophy (epistemology) on children and families? I suppose that most of the parents who send their children to Irving or to any other LPS school believe that sexual identity is not just a preference or a choice and that, in... Continue Reading