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.
Mom, You Matter
By Jonathan Lewis   |   05.11.19
Our culture may send conflicting messages about motherhood, but moms still matter as much as ever!
Bad Laws Lie About Right and Wrong
05.02.19
The love of a parent for a child is the most natural love there is. Most people find it easier to love their children than any other people on the planet and would sacrifice their very lives for their children if necessary. I don’t think it’s overstating it to say that our love for our children is probably the purest and least self-serving love of which we are capable as fallen human beings in a broken world.
Should Christians Approve of Homosexuals Adopting?
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.29.19
Recently, another purportedly Christian child welfare agency abandoned its commitments to Christ by agreeing to place children in the homes of people who affirm that which God detests. Faced with an ACLU lawsuit, Bethany Christian Services (BCS) in Michigan has...
What Are Your Real Priorities?
By Jonathan Lewis   |   04.27.19
A couple of weeks ago, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I found myself in our dark, dingy basement in one of my sporadic efforts to clean it out. Our basement is one of the old-fashioned kind. Unfinished. Dimly lit. Concrete...
The Boy Scouts Scandal Is Shocking But Not Surprising
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   04.27.19
The open secret is no secret anymore. The tragedy is being uncovered for the world to see. As headlines now announce, “Sexual abuse scandal rocks the Boy Scouts of America as it is revealed ‘more than 12,000 members were victims...
When Worldviews Collide
By Laurie Higgins   |   04.22.19
During Holy week, a manifestly unholy thing was revealed about actress Charlize Theron. It was revealed that she’s pretending along with her 7-year-old son Jackson that he is a girl. Theron permits him to dress in distinctly female clothes, wear...
Perfect Peace in the Storm
By Jonathan Lewis   |   04.13.19
Last night we had an unexpected thunderstorm. If you have young children, you know that a nighttime storm can mean Mom and Dad won’t be getting much sleep for as long as it lasts! Such was the case last night....
Watching a Bully Get Smacked
By Robert Knight   |   04.11.19
It appears that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is having a long overdue comeuppance.Seven years ago, inspired by SPLC’s “hate map,” a gunman walked into the Family Research Council (FRC) in Washington, intending to massacre the staff and then ...
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