Closing doors: Small religious colleges struggle for survival

St. Gregory’s University is just the latest small religious college to close in an increasingly competitive higher education marketplace.

“The transition from a mom-and-pop shop to a niche boutique has been difficult for many colleges,” Scaperlanda said. “In the pre-Wal-Mart world, mom-and-pop shops could survive and thrive. In the Wal-Mart world, you need to have a niche market and very sophisticated business practices, and I think that has been difficult for many small Christian... Continue Reading

Cheap Sex and Tumbling Marriage Rates

Sociologist argues the sexual revolution has devalued sex and disadvantaged women in the marriage market.

Why is sex cheap? Because women today expect little in return. Whereas women once demanded more care, commitment, and fidelity—serving as the gatekeepers in the sexual market—data shows women today give sex away for next to nothing, then wonder why they find dating so frustrating and marriage so elusive. Regnerus explains the shift with three... Continue Reading

The Science of Sleep Deprivation

What happens to our brains when we ignore God’s design for rest.

The researchers studied 12 epilepsy patients hospitalized ahead of surgery. As part of their treatment, the patients were forced to stay awake overnight while doctors monitored their brain activity through implanted electrodes. While the surgeons watched for signs of seizures, the sleep researchers showed the patients images and tracked their brain activity as they tried... Continue Reading

BreakPoint: Eugenics and Its Victims

Why Buck v. Bell Still Matters

The “imbeciles” Holmes referred to were Buck, her mother, and Buck’s infant daughter. But as Adam Cohen tells readers in his recent book, “Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck,” there was nothing wrong with Carrie Buck, her mother, or her daughter. The problem lay in bad ideas that can... Continue Reading

Speaking Truth in Love: Should Christians use Gender-Neutral Pronouns?

Many are insisting that a failure to use gender-neutral pronouns is discriminatory, constitutes hate-speech, and can lead to conviction before a human rights tribunal.

Others are saying that it is a violation of freedom of thought and speech to be forced into using the favored pronouns of the ideological left. This is a multifaceted issue, touching on linguistics, ethics, politics, freedoms, and the law. And, be assured, it is not going to simply disappear.   Professor Jordan Peterson at... Continue Reading

Replace Images of Jesus with Communist President

Propaganda effort in poor province latest sign of Xi Jinping consolidating control.

Communist Party of China (CPC) officials visited believers’ homes in Yugan county of Jiangxi province—where about 10 percent of the population is Christian. They urged residents to replace personal religious displays with posters of President Xi Jinping; more than 600 removed Christian symbols from their living rooms, and 453 hung portraits of the Communist leader,... Continue Reading

GOP Tax Bill Gives Boost To School Choice

Republicans want to expand 529 accounts to cover K-12 education.

A provision in the Republican tax reform plan would provide more school-choice options for families saving for their children’s education. Under the GOP proposal, parents could use up to $10,000 per year from a 529 education savings account to pay for K-12 schooling.   (WNS)–A provision in the Republican tax reform plan would provide more... Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s Locks Up Its Victims, But Christ Holds The Key

Even while our minds deteriorate, our status as image bearers of the living God remains

“Many Americans today live in fear of Alzheimer’s, for that terrible disease seems able to steal our soul and obliterate our personality. But it does not. It only has the power to lock it up for a season, until the One who made it calls it back from its troubled slumber. The psyche does not... Continue Reading

Evangelical Ky. Gov. Praised for Urging State Lawmakers Who Settled Sexual Harassment Lawsuits to Resign

Biblical law shows how the Lord takes up the cause of the victim and the vulnerable

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Bevin’s “moral clarity and candor on this issue stands out not only in the state of Kentucky but, frankly, in the entire national conversation for the fact that it is so laser-like.”   Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, an evangelical Christian, drew high praises from the evangelical... Continue Reading

Judge Gives FEMA 3 Weeks to Change Policy Banning Churches From Receiving Disaster Relief

If FEMA fails to change the policy within the deadline, the judge said he would issue a ruling.

Since the devastation by Hurricane Harvey in late August, FEMA has denied houses of worship access to federal disaster aid grants due to their religious status while allowing other nonprofits and businesses to apply, but Judge Keith Ellison has given the agency until Dec. 1 to change that policy.   A Houston federal judge has... Continue Reading

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