A Conversation With<br>Dr. Allan C. Carlson
By David E. Smith   |   03.26.20
In his interview with Derek Buikema of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, Dr. Allan Carlson discusses the current political climate as it relates to American Christianity and the family. Certain policies, for example, though promoted by the Republican party, are detrimental to the family.
Stories: How Cultures Are Changed
By Jonathan Lewis   |   03.24.20
Now and then I venture onto left-leaning websites and read some of their articles. On a visit to HuffPost.com earlier this year, I saw an article that caught my attention. The headline was “I Used To Be An Anti-LGBTQ Evangelical....
Dr. Allan Carlson: What is a Politics of The Family?
03.23.20
The third excerpt from Pastor Derek Buikema’s interview with Dr. Allan Carlson is a fascinating discussion of how public policies can be family-friendly–that is, can support and encourage the creation of natural marriage and childbearing—or family-unfriendly. Dr. Carlson discusses how,...
The Rise of Homosexual Family Madness
By Laurie Higgins   |   03.20.20
A British man now living in Florida who freely chooses to be in a type of erotic union that is by design sterile believes it is his right to create children who will have no connection to their mothers and no certainty about who their father is. Here is his morally repugnant, convoluted story.
Are Divorce Rates the Same Among Christians and Non-Christians?
By Micah Clark   |   03.13.20
One of the often-cited claims that seems to have taken hold is that the divorce rate in the church is the same as outside of the church. Yet, is this really true? The claim overlooks what the research really says...
A Conversation with Rod Dreher [Full Interview]
By David E. Smith   |   03.06.20
Previously we have featured a series of video excerpts, but, as promised, we are now pleased to present the entirety of Pastor Derek Buikema’s recent interview with Rod Dreher, senior editor at the American Conservative and author of The Benedict...
Illinois Thinks it is a Better Parent than You
By Ron Citlau   |   03.05.20
Mandated Vaccines & the “LGBTQ” Agenda A troubling trend is occurring in Illinois. It has happened mostly in the background but has become visible with the introduction of two new proposed laws concerning vaccines. If these proposed laws were to...
Just Say, “No!” to Illinois Legislators Usurping Medical Rights
By Terrell Clemmons   |   02.25.20
Earlier this month, State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) introduced a bill in the Illinois House that would require all students in public, private, and parochial schools to receive a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine before entering sixth grade and to complete the series before entering ninth grade. The vaccination (brand name Gardasil, manufacturer Merck Pharmaceuticals) consists of a series of 2-3 shots, depending on the age of the child. We’re already used to vaccination requirements for schoolchildren. Is this one additional requirement a good idea?
Postcard From Pre-Totalitarian America
02.24.20
Last year, I spoke to a Soviet-born scholar who teaches in an American public university. I’m using a quote from our discussion in my forthcoming (September) book, Live Not By Lies. This morning, she sent me this e-mail, which I reproduce here with her permission:
Polygamists, Throuples, and the Un-defining of Marriage
02.20.20
One of the silliest things about the debate over so-called gay marriage was the persistent mischaracterization of it being an effort to “redefine” the institution. To redefine something, you have to actually advocate an alternative definition to the one currently embraced. Yet no matter how often conservatives, traditionalists, and Christians asked the LGBT lobby to provide their substitute definition, one was never forthcoming.
Marriage and the “Success Sequence”
By Micah Clark   |   01.17.20
We hear politicians talk a lot about pathways to success, or methods to improve economic outcomes, but one factor almost never mentioned is marriage.  In fact, traditional marriage is generally looked down upon in American culture today.
The #MeToo Generation We’re Still Not Seeing
By Terrell Clemmons   |   01.15.20
We have slavery in our midst. The following are all true stories. No names have been changed: ... These are not outlying scenarios. This is the new face of human trafficking - also called modern slavery - in America. It's happening in our cities, in our suburbs, and even in our schools during lunch and after school hours...
Popular Trends Rule Adolescent Desires
01.02.20
More than 60 years ago, in “The Abolition of Man,” C.S. Lewis challenged his readers to enter the town square and the marketplace of ideas with boldness and confidence. He argued that in failing to do so, we would become “men without chests;” a culture of heartless people divorced from any agreement of what is right and wrong; a society of disconnected individuals who care little for what is enduring, accurate or true.
Holiday Depravity and Arrogance from Theater Community
By Laurie Higgins   |   12.30.19
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. has a special holiday treat for the kiddies this year: My Fair Lady. Austin Ruse, president of the Center for Family & Human Rights and contributing editor to Crisis Magazine, and his wife Cathy Ruse, senior fellow for legal studies at the Family Research Council, took their 14- and 11-year-old daughters to see it, and here is an excerpt from his review  published in the Washington Examiner:..
The Small Stuff Matters
By Jonathan Lewis   |   12.26.19
It seems that, for many years, there have been two different ways to define precisely how long a foot is. There’s the international foot, and the U.S. survey foot. The difference is infinitesimally small: it only makes an eighth of an inch difference over the distance of a mile.

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