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May 17, 2018
Defending Child-Killing in the Name of Cultural Relativism
In the jungles of Brazil, some tribes kill children who are disabled, who were born...
May 15, 2018
How the Commandments Define Civil Society (and What This Means for Abortion)
The always-interesting Peter Leithart, a fellow Patheos blogger, discusses Systematic Theology, II: The Works of God (2001)...
May 09, 2018
How Religious Success Can Threaten Faith
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) is a thinker I want to look into more, writing as...
May 03, 2018
All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?
Most Americans are lonely, according to a new study. And, contrary to what we might...
April 27, 2018
The Consequences of Gendercide in China and India
China and India have been practicing gendercide--that is, the systematic abortion of female babies--for decades. ...
April 25, 2018
Is Liberal Democracy Diminishing or Intruding Where It Doesn’t Belong?
What's happening to American freedom and democracy? Is it in danger? Is it thriving? Or...
April 20, 2018
An Ancient Description of the Early Christians
An article at Aleteia entitled This is How Christians Lived in the 2nd Century by...
April 18, 2018
Peter Berger on the New Class Struggle in American Religion
Thirty-seven years ago, I stumbled upon an article by Peter Berger, "The Class Struggle in...
April 17, 2018
Status and Belief
Christians talk a great deal about reaching the culture and influencing the culture. But Christians...
April 13, 2018
Churches’ Contempt for Men
Matthew Cochran, a Concordia Theological Seminary lay graduate who blogs at 96th Thesis has a...
April 10, 2018
Google Comes to Pryor, Oklahoma
Since retiring to a small Oklahoma town, such as the one I grew up in,...
April 03, 2018
Ignorance about Christianity
It isn't just that so many people today don't believe in Christianity. Often, they don't...
March 22, 2018
Marriage, Living Together, Divorce Statistics–by Denomination
The Pew Research Center has released a study of marital status in U.S. religious groups. It...
March 20, 2018
Secularism or Liberal Religion?
Having spent time lately in the "happiest" countries that are also allegedly among the least...
March 15, 2018
Has Liberal Democracy Failed?
The conservative thinker Patrick Deneen has published a book entitled Why Liberalism Failed. He's not...
February 27, 2018
Catholic, Lutheran, & Reformed Approaches to the Poor
I've been reading a ground-breaking new book in the field of the sociology of religion...
February 22, 2018
Graham’s Passing as the End of an Era
In addition to being the supreme evangelist, Billy Graham did much to establish evangelicalism as...
February 22, 2018
The Problem of Strippers at Funerals
In China, a large attendance at a funeral is a way to honor the dead. ...
February 20, 2018
Hollywood’s New Rules for Sex Scenes in Light of #MeToo
Hollywood is reeling from the sexual abuse and harassment scandal that brought down producer Harvey...
February 16, 2018
Culture Against Christ
Yesterday's post about how the culture is the biggest obstacle to religious freedom reminded me...
February 15, 2018
Cultural Pressure vs. Religious Liberty
The main threat to religious liberty today is not the government. Rather, it is the...
February 14, 2018
A Serious Call to Ban Pornography
Some of you may remember that in our predictions for 2018, I said that the...
February 13, 2018
America's major cities are being transformed by "gentrification," as affluent white people move in, bidding...
February 12, 2018
Mallory Millett’s Critique of Her Sister’s Feminism
Kate Millett, who died last year, has been called the Karl Marx--or even the Mao...
February 08, 2018
The Olympics & the Disenchantment of Sports
The Winter Olympics start today. Are you all fired up about that? No? The entire...
February 05, 2018
Why Don’t Churches Try to Reach the Biggest Demographic of the Unchurched?
My granddaughter invited a friend to church yesterday. She was nine years old and she...
February 02, 2018
The End of Anonymous Access to Pornography?
The pendulum is swinging against sexual permissiveness, as the reaction against sexual abuse and sexual...
January 31, 2018
The Question That Defines the Culture Wars
David French observes that the different perspectives in the culture wars hinge on the way...
January 30, 2018
And now Generation Z
Churches were told to make adjustments for Generation X. Lately, new adjustments had to be...
January 26, 2018
Why Secularists Have Problems with Forgiveness
There is currently no real concept for forgiveness in the secular world, no mechanism for...
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