Swedish Midwife Still Fighting Employer’s Abortion Mandate
A third court in late January heard the case of a Christian Swedish midwife denied employment because of her pro-life convictions.
In 2014 Grimmark filed a religious discrimination complaint after a women’s center in Jönköping, Sweden, withdrew a job offer because she said she could not perform abortions. Two other medical clinics denied her employment on the same grounds. A court ruled in favor of the women’s center, saying the job offer was rescinded “not because... Continue Reading
What the Transgender Debate Means for the Church
The cultural conversation on gender identity issues requires more than good policy. It demands a gospel-centered response from the church.
We must also resist the temptation to buy into the Sexual Revolution’s narrative. I don’t just mean that we accommodate ourselves to the sins and heresies of the movement, although that’s always a danger too. I mean the danger is that we assume that the Sexual Revolution will always be triumphant, progressing upward and onward.... Continue Reading
Spreading the Faith: Lessons from US History
Writers rarely pay attention to an era of US history that is today more relevant than ever
“At the time of the American Revolution, Catholics made up less than one percent of the nation’s population, but that rose to five percent in 1850, twelve percent in 1890, and seventeen percent by 1906. The modern proportion has usually fluctuated around a quarter.” We hear a lot today about the effects of immigrants... Continue Reading
Evangelical Leaders Urge Trump To Reconsider Refugee Order
Those who signed open letter say U.S. can’t close its doors to global humanitarian crisis.
Christian humanitarian group World Relief published a letter in the Washington Post on Feb. 8 with signatures from 100 prominent evangelical leaders asking Trump to reassess his decision. Signatories included popular Christian authors Tim Keller, Max Lucado, and Ann Voskamp, as well as church leaders such as Bill Hybels, Eric Costanzo, and Eugene Cho. World... Continue Reading
Christians, Feminists Unite To Fight Transgender Restroom Access
The unlikely allies believe ‘gender identity ideology’ hurts women
The debate about transgender restroom access has forged unlikely allies. In January, the conservative Family Policy Alliance (FPA) and the self-described “radical feminist” Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), co-filed a brief with the Supreme Court opposing efforts to allow transgender students to use the restroom of their perceived gender identity. (WNS)–The debate about transgender restroom... Continue Reading
The Rise Of Political Correctness
Every form of progressivism bases itself on the claim of a special, “scientific,” knowledge of what is wrong with humanity and how to fix it.
Consider the main enemy: religion. America’s mainline Protestant denominations have long since delivered their (diminishing) flocks to the ruling class’s progressive priorities. Pope Francis advertises his refusal to judge attacks on Western civilization, including the murder of priests. His commitment of the Catholic Church to the building of “a new humanity,” as he put it... Continue Reading
Evangelicals in Exile
To be a Christian, I and my friends were learning, was to become an exile
“During the Trump presidency, I don’t believe this attitude has changed—certainly not at Wheaton College, the evangelical institution where I now teach. Yet cries of ‘evangelical’ complicity in our current political predicament grow ever louder. Lately I took a walk through the Billy Graham Center Museum here on campus, to see whether I had got... Continue Reading
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: Religious Freedom Defender Neil Gorsuch
Scholarly Denver judge who ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby would fill Scalia's seat as the court's only Protestant.
Princeton University professor Robert P. George praised his friend Gorsuch as a finalist on Trump’s short list last week, saying: He is intellectually extremely gifted and is deeply committed to the (actual) Constitution and the rule of law. He will not manufacture “rights” or read things into the Constitution that aren’t there or read things... Continue Reading
New Research Debunks The ‘Ball And Chain’ Myth
Experts say married men are happier and healthier than single men.
Researchers Bradford Wilcox, a professor and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor at the University of Utah, examined recent sociology studies focused on the cost and benefits of marriage for men. They found a clear takeaway: Marriage is good for men in “every conceivable... Continue Reading
Christian Public Health Expert Fired for Belief Homosexuality Is Sin Settles Suit for Nearly $250K
"I am grateful this trial has finally ended," Walsh said in the statement
“Walsh, an accomplished public health expert, was invited to be the commencement speaker for Pasadena City College’s class of 2014. Some students, however, reportedly objected to his selection and highlighted videos of his sermons online and complained to the school about his religious views.” Dr. Eric Walsh, a Christian public health expert and lay... Continue Reading