Search Results for Rob Schwarzwalder

  • Saying No to Marijuana

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    May 14, 2014: In January, President Obama was asked about his views on marijuana. He opined that it is "not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life." And, he said, "I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol."

  • Sexual Assault on Campus a Symptom of a Larger Problem

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    May 06, 2014: Sexual assault is a moral evil. This is clear from the teaching of Jewish and Christian Scripture and from the voice of human conscience. It is an assault on the dignity and privacy of the person, a warping act that, whether committed against an adult or child, does violence to body, soul, and mind.

  • Christian Faith and Marijuana Use

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    May 05, 2014: According to the White House National Office of Drug Control Policy, "Since 1996, 20 states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws allowing smoked marijuana to be used for a variety of medical conditions." This trend reflects what seems to be a growing national tolerance for the use of marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes.

  • The Battle for Life Endures -- and So Must We

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    May 01, 2014: The abortion battle is neither won nor lost, which is why Christians have to keep waging it. Consider two recent items in the news. The first from CBS News: "Oregon incinerator may have been burning tissue from aborted fetuses." Local officials expressed dismay and anger. "I'm sorry I didn't know that this included fetal tissue, but now that I do know, believe me things change," Marion County (Oregon) board of commissioners chairman Sam Brentano said. "We are outraged and disgusted that this material could be included in medical waste received at the facility," according to Marion County commissioner Janet Carlson.

  • Evangelicals Are Too Nice

    by Rob Schwarzwalder

    April 30, 2014: Robust orthodoxy is out of fashion. Tenuous, tempered, nuanced articulations of flailing faith appear with frequency in Christian magazines, blog sites, books, and sermons. Woe unto him who makes a declarative, propositional statement -- it's regarded as mean, dogmatic, fundamentalistic (no, not that!), harsh, lecturesome, oversimplistic, and hostile.

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