It’s the Morality, Stupid
08.14.19
Everyone is scratching their heads trying to figure out what has gone wrong when disturbing stories break of more attacks by young men killing strangers at random. We are reeling as a nation in the wake of these mass shootings and wondering what has gone wrong. Our cultural elites have led us down a path of unbelief, and now we are reaping the consequences.
Social Justice: What Does It Really Mean?
By Oliver Perry   |   08.13.19
What is social justice? Is it a virtue, a philosophy? Social justice encompasses economic justice. Social justice is the virtue which guides us in creating those organized human interactions we call institutions. In turn, social institutions, when justly organized, provide...
A Thinking People’s Revolt
By Terrell Clemmons   |   08.07.19
Science Uprising Pulls back the Curtain on Pseudo-Scientific Posturing In the 1980s, Madonna captured the image of one girl’s shallow, self-absorbed life with her pop song, “Material Girl”: You know that we are living in a material world
And I...
Guns Are Not the Ultimate Cause of Mass Killings
By Laurie Higgins   |   08.06.19
The father of El Paso, Texas shooter Patrick Crusius, who slaughtered 22, wounded more than 20, and traumatized countless others at a Walmart on Saturday, wrote a memoir in 2014 detailing his 40 years of alcohol and drug abuse that resulted in two divorces, including from his second wife—Patrick’s mother—when Patrick was 12 years-old.
Is Marriage Bad for Your Social Life?
By Micah Clark   |   08.05.19
A recent article in the liberal magazine, The Atlantic, suggests that those who are married are more socially isolated than their single counterparts.  The scholars who wrote this used two national data sets to show that marrieds have a diminished...
How Millions of Christians Are Unequally Yoked with Unbelievers
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.31.19
In 2 Corinthians 6:14, Paul gives an important instruction to us as God’s people: “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers.” (ESV) Why is this important? Paul answers that question as the verse continues: “For what partnership has righteousness with...
Our Brave New World’s Defiance of Science
By Robert Knight   |   07.29.19
For years, the Left has claimed to be the party of science, while casting religious conservatives as ignorant, superstitious louts. But evidence is mounting that it’s the other way around, and has been for some time. After all, who are...
God’s Rules: The True Foundation of Freedom
By Jonathan Lewis   |   07.20.19
Earlier this year, I decided to teach my young boys how to play chess. I had made an earlier attempt, but it was probably premature. This time around they caught the bug and now love to play on a regular...
Standing Together for the Next Generation
By Jonathan Lewis   |   06.27.19
A few months ago, Barna released the results of interviews conducted with 650 Protestant and Catholic church leaders “about the factors influencing spiritual formation and development” of children. The project, done in cooperation with Cardus, yielded some interesting findings.
Take the Lead, Men!
By Jonathan Lewis   |   06.15.19
The classic 1961 film The Guns of Navarone is one of my favorites. Set in World War II, it’s about a small group of Allied commandos set ashore on the German-controlled Greek island of Navarone to blow up the massive...
Actress Ellen Page, Catholic-in-Name-Only Stephen Colbert & Marriage
By Laurie Higgins   |   06.05.19
Lesbian actress Ellen Page just posted an Instagram photo of her and her “wife” topless and kissing in honor of LGBTQ “pride” month, providing symbolic evidence that the cultural movement to normalize homoeroticism is chiefly about sex—not love—at least not...
Be Fruitful and Multiply
By Jonathan Lewis   |   05.25.19
Embracing the blessings of children in a culture that doesn’t It was reported recently that the number of births in the U.S. fell in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, marking the lowest number of births in more than three...
“Is This What You Really Want for Your Children?” Asks State Rep. Moylan
By David E. Smith   |   05.23.19
“There’s other ways to generate revenue, not on the backs of our kids and young adults who are going to be addicted and sucked into this.” So said State Representative Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines), at a news conference that was held outside the Thompson Center earlier this month. Rep. Moylan is leading a bipartisan effort that opposes Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s precipitous push to legalize recreational marijuana.
13 Reasons Why Netflix Debut Linked To Dramatic Increase In Teen Suicides
05.23.19
When Netflix first released the series 13 Reasons Why in May of 2017, school systems and public health officials all over the country warned that it could cause an increase in teenage suicide. Apparently, that is exactly what happened.According to a study in the April 2019 Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: “After accounting for seasonal effects and an underlying increasing trend in monthly suicide rates, the overall suicide rate among 10-17 year-olds increased significantly in the month immediately following the release.”
Lawmakers in Springfield Looking to Pump up the Gasoline Tax
05.16.19
If there is one freedom which we Americans have embraced since the invention of the automobile, it is the freedom to move about as we please. Whether it’s getting to and from work, driving our children to school, running to the grocery store, or taking a family vacation, our cars are a huge part of our lives.
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