The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity

Why slaves adopted their oppressor's religion — and transformed it

“It is a remarkable event not merely because of the risks incurred (200 lashes of the whip often awaited those caught at such a meeting) but because of the hurdles overcome merely to arrive at this moment. For decades all manner of people and circumstances conspired against African Americans even hearing the gospel, let alone... Continue Reading

Trump Reinstates Pro-Life ‘Mexico City Policy’

The Reagan-era rule blocks funding to NGOs that provide abortions

In Mexico City at a United Nations conference in 1984, the Reagan Administration introduced what became known as the “Mexico City Policy,” which required nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) receiving U.S. aid to sign agreements that they would not perform abortions. Just as former President Bill Clinton blocked the law when he took office in 1993, former... Continue Reading

Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Worthy Scalia Successor

Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch has been nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court

As for the “liberty” language of the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment, which later abortion cases made the basis for the supposed right to abortion, Gorsuch, in his book on assisted suicide and euthanasia, seems to reject using the 14th Amendment “liberty” language to justify heretofore unknown rights, like abortion. Otherwise, liberty becomes a... Continue Reading

When You’re Not On the Same Page, But In The Same Book

The turn of politics in the West clearly shows that that Christians who aren’t on the same page politically better recognize they’re in the same book

“If the church is to be any sort of counter-cultural movement, if it is to have any effective witness to a watching, suspicious world, it better be able to model what it means to love someone who vehemently disagrees with you on a whole range of cultural and political matters.”   I entreat Euodia and... Continue Reading

US Missionary May Get Russia’s Anti-Evangelism Law Overturned

Ossewaarde appealed his case three times, and has worked his way up to Russia’s Supreme Court, where his attorneys hope the case will be heard in the next few months

“This makes Ossewaarde’s case the first under the ‘anti-missionary’ amendment to reach this level in the Russian courts, and the first to issue a challenge to the legislation itself,” Forum 18 reported. “The Constitutional Court, if it accepts the appeal, will examine whether the amendment contravenes the provisions of the Russian Constitution.”   One Sunday... Continue Reading

An Open Letter to My Liberal Friends

What could be more selfish than the rhetoric of the pro-choice movement?

“And so I spent yesterday scrolling through your photos, coming to the painful realization that nearly every woman I know is not only pro-choice—I’ve known that for years—but proudly pro-choice: so proud that you will happily parade your pro-choiceness all over the world and proclaim it on all of your social media pages, as if... Continue Reading

Mixed Emotions–Radical Options

While marchers claim that “women’s rights are human rights,” the organizers refuse the rights of “pro-life” women to march with them, and deny the human rights of unborn women.

The sacred place of abortion – we will fight to protect reproductive rights” read a large banner – is a modern expression of ancient pagan Gnosticism. Behind the “correct” PC language, total amoral sexual freedom is today’s goal. Many of these “rights” are a rejection of normative creational sexuality, which is exactly what the Gnostics... Continue Reading

The Changing Nature of America’s Irreligious Explained

Americans are increasingly choosing not to identify with a religious tradition

“In the course of interviewing many nones for our current research project on innovative religious and irreligious groups, we are finding that, for some, religion has no place in their lives; others may be marginally interested in religion but rarely if ever attend services. “   A recent survey of the religious profile of the... Continue Reading

The Deadly Link Between Organ Donation And Assisted Suicide

Will terminally ill patients be pushed to end their lives by doctors who want their organs?

Canadian ethicists have recommended organ harvesting from patients who choose physician-assisted suicide, raising alarms that people with terminal illness could be pressured into taking their lives. In an article published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics, bioethicists Julie Allard and Marie-Chantal Fortin said Canada’s medical aid in dying (MAID) law “has... Continue Reading

One-Third Of Colorado Hospitals Opt Out Of Assisted Suicide

Faith-based hospital systems say the law protects their right of conscience

Nearly one-third of Colorado hospitals say they will not allow doctors at their facilities to kill patients under the state’s new physician-assisted suicide law. Recently, two of the state’s largest hospital systems, both faith-based, released statements saying they plan to “opt out” of a state law approved by voters in November legalizing the prescription of... Continue Reading