Articles by Rev. Thorin Anderson
So, You Say You Want Change?  Really?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   01.12.14
There is much hand-wringing over the violence and chaos of Chicago’s inner city neighborhoods and the fiscal crises facing the state, and we are led to believe that people really want solutions.  The evidence would say otherwise.  While those who...
It’s About the Children
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   10.30.13
The statistics are clear and the data is overwhelming, children often suffer traumatically from choices adults make. The number one determinant of whether a child will reach adulthood with a healthy chance at a normal life is the presence or absence of a father in the home. Trace young people's problems such as drug use, gang involvement, depression, high school drop-out rates, and promiscuity and the number one factor will be absentee fathers! Just as the Earth circles the Sun, so children do best with their biological mother and father.
The Tragic Irony of Same-sex Marriage
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   05.27.13
The quickness with which the same-sex marriage proponents appear to have “turned the tide” legislatively in the U.S. forces one to examine their tactics as well as their goals.  An honest observer will note that they have done a good...
Why the Violence? They Don’t Want the Solution.
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   04.12.13
A recent Tribune editorial lamented that since the nuclear family is the best answer to gang violence, and poverty, etc. why is so little done to encourage the family?  What that writer and most of Americans apparently don’t know is...
It’s Adam’s (Smith) Fault
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   03.23.13
I read an interesting study recently which was designed to test little children’s ability to delay gratification.  What the scientists did was place children as young as two years old in a room at desks, gave them a treat, and...
Approving Same-Sex Marriage Harmful to Children
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   03.02.13
It is difficult to believe that we have reached the point where our leaders apparently cannot see the difference between traditional and same-sex” marriage.”  Numerous studies have been done over the years, and regardless of political correctness, they have shown...
On Which Side are You?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   12.13.12
With each passing day the divide between Left and Right in America is becoming more clearly delineated.  The differences could not be more stark, nor the consequences more dramatic. 

The December 1st Chicago Tribune front page highlighted the Radical Left...
Out of the Ashes
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   10.22.12
Over the years I have driven by stretches of wilderness devastated by a forest fire and wonder how such calamity could ever be rectified, how such destruction could be remedied.  Yet, as I passed those same stretches some time later...
Where is the Truth?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   09.20.12
So, what is missing in the political campaign of 2012?  I would suggest truth and integrity are most notable by their absence.  It is little wonder that Americans are jaded and cynical about politicians. Regardless of what they promise before...
When Abuse is Normalized
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   08.22.12
We conservatives have criticized the practice of homosexuality for a variety of reasons, a primary one being its abusive nature.  In recent years, defenders of the practice have attempted to rebut our attacks saying that what they do to each...
Family: The “Incorrect” Solution
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   08.17.12
Weekly editorials complain about the violence of our streets, the failures of public schools, and the apparent hopelessness of American’s youth, but solutions are notably absent.  In fact, the lame suggestions offered, which I suppose are considered answers by those...
One Man-One Woman
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   08.14.12
Every one of us is the product of one man and one woman, period.  That fact is profoundly significant.  It gives the “one man-one woman” relationship an exclusivity demanding special treatment and high regard.  Since the future of the human...
Not Here Mr. Cathy!
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   07.21.12
It is sadly true that when abnormal is called “normal,” normal becomes abnormal.  If it is determined that having three fingers is “normal,” then those of us with five will be “abnormal.”  So, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Joe Moreno...
Must We Follow Greece?
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   04.16.12
The suicide of a Greek pharmacist has triggered reaction around the world, and has focused attention on the economic crisis in Greece and the European Union.  However, it appears that many will take the wrong lesson from it.  There will...
Troubling Times
By Rev. Thorin Anderson   |   02.29.12
It is a telling commentary on our culture that we no longer comprehend that man has a penchant for bad behavior, what the Bible calls “sin.”  Discussing “sin” is like discussing the flat earth theory.  It simply isn’t.  However, we...
Rev. Thorin Anderson
Rev. Thorin Anderson

Rev. Thorin Anderson is a member of the Advisory Council to Illinois Family Institute and the pastor of Parkwood Baptist Church on the south side of Chicago.  Pastor Anderson has faithfully pastored at Parkwood Baptist Church since September 8, 2000. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Central Seminary.  He and his wife Toni have 7 children.

Pastor Anderson is also the President of Men for Christ, an association that organizes annual weekend men’s rallies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois on a rotating basis. For more information on these events, please visit

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