Christians’ transition from majority to minority

Josh Daffern says that all of the current controversies Christians are facing over religious liberty, sexuality, and the like are all symptoms of something bigger:  “The biggest issue American Evangelicals will face for the next 50 years is how we handle our transition from a moral majority to a prophetic minority.” [Read more…]

Congress says women must register for the draft

Now that women soldiers must fight in combat, just like men, it follows that they could be drafted into military service, should the country need to re-institute the draft.  So Congress has added language to the defense spending bill requiring that young women register for the draft. [Read more…]

Trump wants GOP platform to allow for abortion

Donald Trump said that he wants to change the Republican platform so that it allows for abortion in the case of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

This makes no difference to Christian followers like activist Phyllis Schafly, even though she rejects those exceptions (unlike other recent Republican nominees) and formerly fought other attempts to change the platform on this issue.   The current language calls for a human life amendment and for legislation to apply the 14th amendment to unborn children. [Read more…]

Selling brides in China

Under China’s one-child policy, girl babies were routinely aborted so that the parents’ one child would be a son.  As a result, there are far more men than women in China.  This “woman shortage” means that many men can’t find anyone to marry.  So human traffickers are kidnapping women, particularly in Viet Nam, and selling them as brides in China.  This is becoming a big business, as CNN reports, after the jump.

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“My identity is founded in who I am in Christ”

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, the head of the Church of England, recently learned that his father was not really his father, that he was the product of an affair between his mother and Winston Churchill’s private secretary.  What’s notable, though, says Eric Metaxis in a Breakpoint commentary, is how Welby took this potentially traumatic news.

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What the Bible says to writers

My daughter Mary Moerbe picks up on my mini-series on what she calls “passages tucked away in plain sight” that speak to artists, musicians, and scientists.  She has a post about what the Bible (specifically, the Book of Psalms) says about the vocation of writing.  She picks up on these:

 “Open my lips and my mouth will declare your praise.” (Psalm 51:15)

“My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe” (Psalm 45: 1).

 

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