Here’s How Anti-Conservative Academic Discrimination Works

Students loved Keith Fink’s free-speech classes at UCLA. Other professors did not.

If you frame scholarship primarily in leftist terms and limit inquiries to more left-leaning areas of interest, it should shock exactly no one that mainly leftists apply. Leftist academics are often the proverbial fish who don’t know they’re wet. They’ve created and inhabit a world that by its very terms and definitions is inhospitable to... Continue Reading

Should Christians Attend Gay Weddings? Does It Matter Whether They’re Religious or Secular?

There are countless ways you can love those who identify as homosexuals without joining them to celebrate their marriage, which in God’s sight is not a marriage, and not to be celebrated.

When you attend a gay person’s birthday party, you’re joining in celebrating their birthday, right? That’s great. When you invite your gay or lesbian friend over for dinner, you’re celebrating friendship and life—no problem. When you toast to good health, great. But when you raise your glass and toast to a wedding that you are... Continue Reading

Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price

Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans

“Year after year, more Americans are getting degrees, and more of them are relying on loans to pay for them. In the US today, 44 million borrowers owe a total of $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. Students enrolled at private universities, including Christian colleges, are more likely to take out loans; three-fourths graduated with... Continue Reading

Senator Sanders And The Twofold Kingdom

Sanders sought to use the religious convictions of Vought as a basis for excluding him from holding public office.

“3: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any... Continue Reading

Netherlands Considers Euthanasia For Healthy People, Doctors Say Things Are ‘Getting Out Of Hand’

The proposed 'Completed Life Bill' would allow any person over age 75 to receive euthanasia. Even if they are perfectly healthy.

Politicians in the Netherlands are discussing the possibility of legalizing euthanasia for healthy people. The proposed “Completed Life Bill” would allow any person age 75 or over who decides their life is “complete” to receive euthanasia. It doesn’t matter if they are otherwise perfectly healthy.   Politicians in the Netherlands are discussing the possibility of... Continue Reading

Every Christian Ought to be a Good Historian

Many in the modern world, sadly even Christians, see the past as little more than this: a tiresome account of a few big names with little wisdom to impart for life today.

History is obviously important to God, since it is the realm where God ultimately brings about the salvation of his people by entering into the very fabric of time and taking on our humanity, sin excepted, in the person of Jesus Christ. This divine activity in the realm of history should not be restricted to... Continue Reading

Why Are More Evangelicals Supporting Gay Marriage?

A recent Pew survey reported that 47% of young white evangelicals support gay marriage.

Same-sex marriage has been framed in civil liberties terms. The language used in the survey is based on and reinforces what Sprigg calls the “gay identity paradigm.”  This model considers homosexuality as a fixed trait like skin color and ties the gay rights struggle to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, a connection he... Continue Reading

The Southern Poverty Law Center Bears False Witness

The SPLC has diluted the word “hate” to denote any worldview that is not in step with a specific kind of ideological orthodoxy.

Maajid Nawaz, a British Muslim activist who spent his teens and early twenties professing radical Islamist ideology before reforming, intends to sue the SPLC for defamation of character. The organization recently branded Nawaz an “anti-Muslim extremist,” for reasons that even sympathetic media outlets have found puzzling. By all appearances, Nawaz is a serious political thinker whose... Continue Reading

2017 Bible-Minded Cities

How exactly do Americans from each region interact with the Bible?

“Albany / Schenectady / Troy, NY (10%) is the least Bible-minded city in America—also for the second year in a row. The New England area takes second and third positions, with Boston, MA / Manchester, NH (11%) as the runner-up, and Providence, RI / New Bedford, MA (12%), a previous least Bible-minded city in America... Continue Reading

Tim Farron’s Resignation: How Should Evangelicals Respond To The Illiberalism Of Progressive Secular Liberalism?

Tim Farron was faced with an invidious choice between denying a key teaching of the faith he professed, or of being castigated as an intolerant bigot and therefore undermining the Liberal Democrat election campaign.

The hounding of Tim Farron about his attitudes towards gay-sex reveals, however, much more than a personal tragedy. It exposes the deep intolerance of contemporary liberal secular society to those who do not subscribe to its dogmas. This has been highlighted especially clearly because Tim has been a consistent champion and supporter of civic rights... Continue Reading