Battle over “Wokeness” at Christian Colleges Isn’t Just about Politics, It’s about Dollars
The latest battle in Christian higher education isn't centered on theological issues, but rather on politics.
Moving off—or being perceived as moving off—from sufficiently conservative viewpoints is a major gamble with poor odds of success. The inverse is also true—the more conservative a religious-based college is, the better its odds are of not just surviving, but flourishing. For decades, Hillsdale College and Grove City College mirrored each other. Fiercely independent, neither takes... Continue Reading
Mutilating Our Bodies
Minor boys and girls are socially brainwashed into making catastrophic, self-harming decisions.
Vulnerable, disturbed individuals of all ages [are] hastily ushered into procedures that are nothing short of medical malpractice. Justice demands a reckoning in the form of penalties and strictures, for their sakes and for the sakes of others like them who may yet be saved from this Hippocratic Oath-breaking. There are many memorable moments... Continue Reading
Yes, Intrinsic Human Value Is a Christian Idea, but Do You Really Want to Argue Against It?
The scientific truth is that the unborn is a living, growing, developing, very young human being. Abortion intentionally kills that human being.
This is what pro-lifers do. They usually do not make religious arguments when making their case publicly. Instead, they reason from widely-accepted moral/philosophical principles (e.g., murder should be illegal and every human being should have equal protection under the law) and scientific principles (e.g., a human being is the same kind of being from conception... Continue Reading
Today’s Kids Despise Authority Thanks to a Disastrous Duo: Lockdowns And CRT
The corrosive effects of lockdowns and the anti-racism education regime best explain a generation of students who challenge authority.
Let there be no doubt: It is the corrosive effects of lockdowns and the anti-racism education regime that best explain a generation of American students who oscillate between laziness and violent activism. Kids lost out on more than a year, and sometimes multiple years, of essential socialization and time in the classroom. When they were... Continue Reading
U.S. House Officially Abandons Support for Traditional Marriage
The House voted to pass the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), a bill that repeals the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and provides statutory authority for same-sex marriages.
The church must commit to speaking the truth of the gospel and how it applies to this issue. Specifically, we need to make it clear—especially to our neighbors in the pews beside us—that we cannot love our neighbor and tolerate unrepentant rebellion against God. The Story The U.S. House—including 47 House Republicans—voted to codify... Continue Reading
Study: Marry Young, Marry Your First, Stay Married
Religion is one of the few pillars of strong and stable marriages in America today.
The conventional wisdom holds that spending your twenties focusing on education, work and fun, and then marrying around 30 is the best path to maximize your odds of forging a strong and stable family life. But the research tells a different story, at least for religious couples. Saving cohabitation for marriage, and endowing your relationship... Continue Reading
The God Gap Helps Explain a “Seismic Shift” in American Politics
The most important religious divide isn't between right and left, but between left and left.
America is a multi-ethnic, multi-faith, and deeply religious republic. If one or both parties can embrace each element of that reality, then we have a chance to make sure that seismic shift moves our politics towards the respectful pluralism that America requires. There’s talk of realignment in the air. If you think all the... Continue Reading
Homosexual Immorality Driving a World Health Emergency
The spread of this disease is being driven largely by those who have been given over to “degrading passions.”
There are consequences to sexual immorality. The most severe consequences are eternal for those who do not repent and turn to Christ. But there are temporal consequences as well, and diseases like Monkeypox are evidence of that. Rod Dreher wrote yesterday about the hypocrisy of public health authorities in 2020 who mandated lockdowns for... Continue Reading
A Case for Using Physical Bibles
Why I'm still leather-bound.
To hold onto a treasured leather-bound Bible is for me a way of holding onto awareness of God’s grace in my life. Yes, Scripture is universally true all the time, but the Bible I hold in my hands was given to me at a specific place and a specific time. Perhaps a struggle in my Christian life has been to see... Continue Reading
The Disparity Antiracists Don’t Talk About
In all the talk about racial injustices, the racial disparities for abortion are ignored. And that’s because we would need to talk about marriage.
Since blacks who are married are much less likely to be in poverty, then why, he asks, aren’t activists promoting black marriage? It’s a good question. According to the Family Research Council, “Married-couple families generate the most income, on average” compared to single-parent families, cohabiting families, or divorced families. Other studies have shown that marriage provides health benefits and the ability... Continue Reading