Drafting Women: Long-term Cultural Consequences

Lost in the latest egalitarian nonsense about drafting women to serve in the military are two concerns I have about the long-term impact on us as a culture. Aside from the scientific arguments about weakening our fighting force, valid though they are, and the complete collapse of principles by so many on what used to be the ideological right, two glaring concerns remain with drafting women to serve in the military:Our society needs mothers who are not trained killers. Men … [Read more...]

Missouri: The Latest Religious Liberty Battleground

Georgia isn't the only state where religious freedom is under attack these days. As we warn in You Will Be Made to Care, the Left is just getting started. In Missouri, Democratic senators filibustered a bill that would permit the people of Missouri to vote to amend their Constitution to give clear protection to those who object on moral grounds to redefining the institution of marriage. Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and other Democratic lawmakers filibustered to block the bill they … [Read more...]

BYU: Latest Victim of Left’s Discrimination Tactics

Students at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law are facing the possibility of their school losing accreditation by the American Bar Association (ABA) thanks to a current battle between the school and a group of dissident students identified as FreeBYU.org.These students have alleged that BYU has violated the ABA’s nondiscrimination policies by expelling students who choose to leave the Mormon religion (which subsidizes the university) or live in same-sex rel … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Help Syrian Refugees Right Now

When I wrote about Syrian refugees a few weeks ago, I said it is not bigoted or unloving — and definitely not un-Christian — to protect the safety of our families and our homeland.But that doesn’t mean I don’t care about the families fleeing for their lives.  And whether they are Christian or Muslim should not matter one bit.Christ has called us to be wise and gentle, both protecting the innocent and generously giving to those in need. The two are not contradictory.The question no … [Read more...]

Would Jesus Bomb ISIS? Ask a Stupid Question…

When I proposed a few day ago that ISIS needed the Gospel and a good bombing, several critics pushed back by playing the Jesus card. They declared us as sinners to be analogous to ISIS jihadists, and compared Jesus to the innocent victims of their attacks. A few Facebook comments, for example: Comment 1: This is so away from Jesus I don't even know where to start. Good thing Jesus didn't take this approach when we put him on the cross. Comment 2: Did Jesus keep the legions of angels at bay in t … [Read more...]

With U.S. Government Shut Down, Churches Step Up

NOTE: I came across this inspiring report of churches stepping up to serve the community in light of the US government shutdown and thought I'd share about it directly from the press release. Feel free to share, link, pass along -- whatever works to inspire others to do the same. Let's get this service party started! With up to 31,000 employees being furloughed and over 190,000 small businesses affected directly by the government shutdown, New Jersey residents and businesses are far from … [Read more...]

Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration — But Not for the Gang of 8 Bill (S. 744)

This open letter to Congress comes from Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder of The Veritas Forum, editor and co-author of the award-winning book, Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians and A Faith and Culture Devotional.  She is co-founder and acting president of Christians for A Sustainable Economy (case4America.org) and Senior Fellow at the Acton Institute. To sign this letter or pick up this conversation visit on Facebook and the web: Evangelicals for Biblical Immigr … [Read more...]

What I Think Happened with Benghazi: The Vast Conspiracy

What I think happened with Benghazi is not some vast conspiracy to undermine the US by President Obama or some CIA op to sell guns to terrorists or whatever other theories are out there. I do think there was a conspiracy. But it is a conspiracy that affects us all and began in Eden so long ago.It is the natural tendency of each of us as fallen human beings to deflect, conceal, and cover when confronted with our failures. It's what Adam and Eve did. It's what I tend to do. Every person I have … [Read more...]