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Population, Abortion, and Food
January 08, 2015: Global overpopulation and food scarcities are myths, yet these myths are received as fact by far too many people. They also are used by advocates of population control as pretexts for coercive or incentivized abortion-on-demand, sterilization, and widespread distribution of oral contraceptives. In this paper, the author argues that neither overpopulation nor shortages of food are the problems their proponents claim them to be and thus should not be used to advance anti-natalist policies, particularly in the developing world.
Abortion and the Overpopulation Myth
January 06, 2015: A couple of years ago, I wrote that those who contend for a less-populated world due to food shortages are wrong. The data indicate that there are, and will remain, ample food resources for an ever-growing human population for as far as realistically we can project.
Two Disgraced Women Who Changed the World
December 24, 2014: The New Testament starts with the story of two pregnancies. Disgrace is part of each of them. In one case, disgrace is removed; in the other, disgrace is imposed. But in each, we see miraculous demonstrations of God's amazing grace in offering salvation to all men.
An Active President: Obama on the March As the GOP Preps to Run Congress
December 21, 2014: Since last month's election, the President has been a busy fellow. He's traveled to China, heralded what he called a "turning point" in American military affairs, "signed a Presidential Memorandum that prohibits future oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Bristol Bay" and land areas near it and announced a new director for the White House Council for Strong Cities, Strong Communities, to boot.
Does the Democratic Party Have a Future?
December 18, 2014: In a rather wistful, even elegiac piece in the December 2, 2014 edition of National Journal, political analyst Charles Cook describes how leading to last month's election, the Democratic Party "paved the way for their own defeat." Describing as "noble" such priorities as "health care, the environment, and civil rights," Cook notes that "an argument can be made that it is because Democrats have subordinated their traditional focus on helping lower- and working-class Americans move up the economic ladder" that there has been a "decline in support for Democrats among certain groups."
What Matters Most at Christmas
December 15, 2014: I love dogs. Having had five dogs over the course of my life, and in caring for many other dogs for friends when they're on vacation or whatever, I've concluded that if man is a little lower than the angels, canines are only somewhat behind us.
Why You Should Celebrate Thanksgiving Like a Puritan
November 25, 2014: The Plymouth Separatists, Protestant Puritan believers we now call the Pilgrims, were theologically minded in a way difficult for many of us to grasp. "These were biblical theologians," write theologians Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones in their book A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life. They were "biblical in the sense that they quarried their theology from the Bible, but also biblical in the more modern sense of understanding and being concerned to expound the unified flow of the story of salvation and to see each element of it in its proper place in the story."