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Unconditional: Christian love when a child 'comes out'
February 11, 2016: President Obama spoke of many things in his State of the Union message; his take on events and priorities, foreign and domestic, is very different than any conservatives would give them.
Boko Haram Attackers Set Village Ablaze, Kill Dozens in Nigeria
February 08, 2016: That's one of this week's most significant international headlines. Gruesome and heart-rending, it discourages much consideration - perhaps a quick prayer - because of the sense of helplessness it evokes.
A Good Society Depends on Hospitality, Order, and Justice
February 02, 2016: If you go into any grocery store, the first thing you'll notice is order. The aisles are in precisely ordered rows. Food, flowers, and goods of all kinds are delegated to specific areas and signs and numbers point to where you can find what you want.
The War on Christmas
December 22, 2015: There is a war on Christmas, one of much greater magnitude than generally is reported. It's not a war against saying "Merry Christmas" or public nativity scenes or religious billboards, although sometimes opposition to these things takes place. Much more profoundly the war against Christmas is waged not seasonally or incidentally. It's deliberate, sweeping, invasive, and brutal.
'The Protest Season' is Becoming an Assault on Religious Freedom on Campus
December 12, 2015: Traditionally considered the Christmas or at least the Holiday Season, John Leo, editor of the delightful website Minding the Campus, has come up with a new term for the current time of year on college campuses: "the protest season."
Daddy's Girl: How Fatherlessness Impacts Early Sexual Activity, Teen Pregnancy, and Sexual Abuse
December 10, 2015: The pathologies and moral crises of our era do not stand in isolation. They are entwined, inextricably. The pound of flesh demanded by Shylock from Antonio in "The Merchant of Venice" could not be removed without the loss of Antonio's blood. The veins of the victim, laced throughout his body, were impossible to segregate from the flesh itself. So it is with the intersecting layers of family life, human sexual behavior, public policy, and the well-being of our children.
Christians forgive murderers even after mass shootings
December 07, 2015: The murderous attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., are too fresh to address at any length. The brutality and horror of the killings of the innocent and the bloody shootout, the indescribable grief of the families, and the sheer shock of such an incident occurring in an otherwise quiet community demand prayer, reflection, and comfort more than quick and inevitably inadequate pontification.
Being Thankful for Adoption
November 26, 2015: Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, let's hope we all counted at least some of our Creator's wonderful blessings. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change," the apostle James tells us (1:17). The object of our gratitude is not a mythical and impersonal Nature Mother but the true and personal God the Father.
Millennials Meet Ultrasounds: The Conscience, Technology, and New Life
November 24, 2015: In a recent cover story titled, "How Millennial Parents Think Differently About Raising Kids," TIME magazine reporter Katy Steinmetz describes how younger moms and dads are bringing up their kids with a host of values - some more traditional, others much more unconventional.