The Kids Most Definitely Are Not All Right
The latest NAEP scores indicate a very troubled education system, and eliminating standardized tests certainly won’t solve the problem.
The dismal results of the prior NAEP, administered in 2019, clarify why the unions’ are so antagonistic to standardized testing. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, “Of the 27 U.S. urban school districts that reported their results for 2019—from Boston and Chicago to Fort Worth, Texas, and Los Angeles—not a single one can say a... Continue Reading
The Century that Banished God
It is not accidental that a century which sought to banish God also saw the callous destruction of human life, a precipitous decline of Western culture, and a culminating (and continuing) rebellion against historic moral standards.
Many among the secular ruling elites (even at the local level) cannot begin to grasp or even imagine that some of their fellow-citizens would base their actions upon theological considerations or upon high ethical principle. This is inconceivable to them and will lead them to conclude that these poor (Christian) people are either ignorant or... Continue Reading
“Make it a Christian Town”: The Ultra-Conservative Church on the Rise in Idaho
Increased influence of Christ Church, whose leader wants to create US "theocracy", comes as social conservatives aim to gain traction.
The church is increasingly drawing people to the area who are attracted to the idea of northern Idaho as a conservative “redoubt” against American modernity, and by the church’s “reconstructionist” position, which holds that the world will need to be governed according to their interpretation of biblical morality before Christ returns to earth. A... Continue Reading
Covid-19 Vaccines And Vaccination Mandates: How Should Christians Respond?
So many voices. So much confusion. So much fear, pressure, and division. How should Christians respond to Covid-19 Vaccine and Mandates?
My message is divided into three parts. First, I discuss whether Christians should be vaccinated with one of the new genetic vaccines. Second, I discuss how I believe Christians should respond to vaccination mandates. And third, I offer of a list of resources on this subject that have helped me greatly. My goal is to... Continue Reading
What does it refer to, then?
The term “homophobia” could be used to describe sinful attitudes or actions towards homosexuals. Its typical use, though, is to describe opposition to homosexual practices and beliefs, which is assumed to be irrational. Used in this way, it is an unfair rhetorical ploy to discredit any opposition to homosexuality. Debates are rarely won on... Continue Reading
A Church Without Walls, Behind Walls: How Evangelicals Are Transforming American Prisons
In an increasingly large number of prisons, religious programming is now the dominant source of inmate rehabilitation.
Correctional facilities must grapple with unprecedented levels of overcrowding, violence, and suicide, as well as rampant mental illness among inmates. The tightening of budgets and the resulting loss of vocational, educational, and treatment programs pose additional difficulties. In the midst of these struggles, faith-based approaches, led by faith-motivated volunteers and prisoners, are providing the most... Continue Reading
Christian Employers Sue Biden Administration over Gender Transition Payment Mandates
The Christian Employers Alliance filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration on Monday over two mandates that force religious nonprofit and for-profit employers to fund “gender transition surgeries, procedures, counseling, and treatments.”
The lawsuit argues that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is misinterpreting and improperly enforcing the definition of sex discrimination included in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to force employers to provide gender transition medical coverage and procedures in violation of their religious beliefs. The Christian Employers Alliance filed a lawsuit against... Continue Reading
Apple Removes Bible App From Its Store After Communist China Complains
With Apple’s removal of the Quran app and Olive Tree’s self-censorship, Chinese government pressure is now forcing American companies to do the censoring for them.
The Chinese government has ramped up restrictions limiting Chinese citizens’ access to the Bible overall. Physical copies of the Bible can no longer be purchased online in China, Christian businessmen have been prosecuted for selling audio Bibles online, and the Chinese Communist Party has announced that it is developing its own version of the Bible that will embrace socialist values.... Continue Reading
Escaping the Clever “Kafka Trap”
The secular world clearly controls the language game.
The “You’re a racist either way” charge (called a “Kafka trap”) is just one current example of the kind of nonsense used by our own culture’s thought police to cloud our minds and confuse us. Racism exists, of course, but claiming all whites are racist because they’re white simply trivializes genuine racial bigotry. The... Continue Reading
The Re-Imagined World of John Lennon
The negation of the very things that are real or the denial of distinctions is not a biblical worldview and certainly not one that is Creator/creature distinctive.
I could not help but notice that the song is replete with the word “no”. No heaven…no hell…no countries…no religion…and no possessions. According to the lyrics, somehow or in some way, the “no” of these things is supposed to bring about “a brotherhood of man” where all share the world, and we live as one.... Continue Reading