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Why Younger Evangelicals Are Leaving the Church: Some Arguments against the Conventional Wisdom
April 17, 2014: Many young people are leaving Evangelical churches. Statistics vary, but there is general consensus that large numbers of post-high school age Evangelical youth shed the faith of their fathers and mothers upon beginning their college years.
The Temptation of Evangelical Snobbery
April 17, 2014: That Evangelicals Protestants are, like everyone else, heirs of Adam should come as no surprise to anyone who understands the basics of biblical anthropology or to the honest believer who simply takes a good look at himself in the mirror.
Stand with Civility - But Stand
April 10, 2014: Civility counts for a great deal in a society in which representative self-government means substantial and sometimes grave differences of opinion. No country divided by opposing opinions can survive if its citizens take up arms against one another due to political disagreements. A certain war waged on our soil from 1861-1865 proves it.
Norman Borlaug, Champion of Life
March 31, 2014: Every state is allowed to have two statues of its greatest sons and daughters in the U.S. Capital. Earlier this month, the state of Iowa "unveiled a statue of (Iowa native) Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. Borlaug died in 2009."
Human Conscience Prevails Over Cultural Divide
March 21, 2014: When the apostle Paul wrote his landmark letter to the church in Rome, he made a point of emphasizing both the common humanity and the common fallenness of both Jews and Gentiles (3:9-10). In stressing our individual and collective failings before God, Paul emphasized something thoughtful Evangelicals would do well to ponder as we think about persuading our generation: the universality and permanence of the God-given conscience.
The Integrity of the Evangelical Mind
March 13, 2014: In a recent interview with Jonathan Merritt, University of North Carolina professor Molly Worthen (author of Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism) asserts that"Evangelicals ... defend their beliefs by twisting scientific evidence to affirm authorities that are often incompatible with science, namely their reading of the Bible, or personal religious experience."
The Madness of Redistribution: Why Paul Krugman is Wrong (Again)
March 11, 2014: At the end of the classic film, "The Bridge Over the River Kwai," the prison camp's doctor surveys the scenes of death and destruction surrounding him. He sums up the imponderable moral irony of the British helping the Japanese build a bridge only to blow it up as a military necessity, and exclaims, "Madness! Madness!"
How Are Younger Evangelicals Responding to Homosexuality?
February 28, 2014: When Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield spoke at FRC last year, she was well-received and her presentation was greatly appreciated. A former lesbian and person of the Left, she came to Christ, had a dramatic (what she calls a "train wreck") conversion and has married a pastor with whom she has several children.
Political Delusions and Common Ground
February 19, 2014: The Encyclopedia Britannica tells us that in psychology, delusion is "a rigid system of beliefs with which a person is preoccupied and to which the person firmly holds, despite the logical absurdity of the beliefs and a lack of supporting evidence." So, to say someone is delusional is to argue that he believes something not only false but absurd.
Don't Work, Just 'Dream'
February 11, 2014: A new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that the Affordable Care Act, often called "Obamacare," "will lead to about two million fewer full-time workers by 2017 - rising to 2.5 million by 2024 - nearly all from employees voluntarily forgoing work because of the availability of government-sponsored health insurance exchanges."