The Majority Does Not Determine Morality
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   12.13.19
It’s always nice to be able to point to the polls when they support your position. But polling, when done accurately, does nothing more than tell you what other people think. And just because you have the majority on your...
Is America More Tolerant than Ever Before?
By Micah Clark   |   12.06.19
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines tolerance as: A: “sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one’s own; or B: the act of allowing something: Toleration.” Modern culture would like for you to believe that America went...
Yes, Chick-fil-A’s Decision Hurts
By Christine Misner   |   11.21.19
When Chick-fil-A announced the change in its charitable donation process on Nov. 18, the faith-based social media world reacted swiftly. Some with shock and disbelief, others with anger, and then there were those who went on the defensive. It all...
Survey Finds 7 in 10 Millennials Support Socialism
By Christine Misner   |   11.15.19
A recent survey has found 70 percent of Millennials say they are likely to vote for a Socialist. The survey conducted by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation also found just one in two have a favorable view of Capitalism....
Trump Reverses Obama on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption
By Christine Misner   |   11.13.19
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealed new rules Nov. 1 allowing faith-based providers to continue serving their communities in a manner consistent with their religious beliefs. According to a conference call between Vice President Mike Pence’s office and the media, the Obama rule jeopardized the ability of faith-based providers to continue serving their communities, penalizing them for their deeply held beliefs. It did so by forcing these providers to either place children in the homes of same-sex couples or discontinue care.
Many Americans Just Don’t Know . . . While Others Must Have Forgotten
By Micah Clark   |   11.08.19
Less than 20 years into the 21st Century and it seems that many Americans have either forgotten, or simply do not know about, what could arguably be described as the largest worldwide scourge of the 20th Century.  Roughly...
Professor Anthony Esolen: “Reviving the Chest”
By Laurie Higgins   |   11.05.19
Professor Anthony Esolen is one of America’s cultural treasures. He writes about moral decline in America with insight, boldness, and eloquence—no timid, hesitant, evasive speech from Professor Esolen. Professor Esolen writes and speaks about the pernicious lies with which leftists...
Marriage Shouldn’t Be Controversial—But It Is
By Jonathan Lewis   |   11.02.19
Last month, Erica Komisar, author of the book Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters, wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal under the headline “Political Correctness is Bad for Kids.” In her first...
Closed on Sunday – Kanye West Song NOT About Chick-fil-A
By Israel Wayne   |   10.31.19
Kanye West’s new album, Jesus is King, has literally taken social media by storm! Kanye’s recent conversion to Christianity has caused a buzz in both the Christian and non-Christian worlds. Perhaps his most controversial track on the new gospel album is a song called “Closed on Sunday,” (see lyrics) which Kanye performed recently on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Pastor Doug Wilson: Sanity as Insurrection
By David E. Smith   |   10.29.19
Sanity as Insurrection was the title of the final session of the 2019 Illinois Family Institute Worldview Conference on “Trans” Ideology. In this presentation, Pastor Doug Wilson stressed the importance in asking sane questions, ones that strike at the heart of the matter, when we engage in debate with our adversaries because “… deliberate and premeditated sanity is a challenge to the powers that be.”
Do Conservatives Have Happier Families?
By Micah Clark   |   10.26.19
More than half of all those who identify as “conservative” have happy family lives, compared to just 4 in 10 who identify as “liberal” or “moderate” according to the American Family Study conducted by YouGov.   At the same time, conservatives are more concerned about the condition of the family in America overall than are their moderate or liberal counterparts.
A Work in Progress
By Jonathan Lewis   |   10.19.19
My wife and I have four young children. As any parent knows, raising kids is hard work. It’s rewarding when we see progress in an area we’re working on—a character quality we’re trying to build, a habit we’re trying to...
Incredible Story of District 211 School Board Elections
By Laurie Higgins   |   09.23.19
Last Thursday night, District 211—the largest high school district in the state with 12,000 students and five high schools—held a board meeting to discuss Superintendent Daniel Cates’ boneheaded proposal to allow students who “identify” as the opposite sex to have unrestricted access to the locker rooms of opposite-sex peers. Expecting a large crowd, the district moved the meeting to Palatine High School. The Daily Herald reported that 25 speakers were randomly selected, 16 of whom opposed the proposal, which is well over 50 percent.
The Neutrality Myths – Part 1
By Jonathan Lewis   |   09.19.19
It’s no secret that vast numbers of America’s evangelical teenagers are anemic in their faith. There are undoubtedly many factors involved, but one that shouldn’t be overlooked is education. Too often as Christians in America we overlook the significance of...
More Than Replacing the Landline Phone
By Micah Clark   |   09.05.19
Years ago, one might have assumed that new technology would simply replace the home telephone as a primary means of communication between the sexes.  For decades the stereotypical teenager spent hours on the family phone talking to a boyfriend or...
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