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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...
January 25, 2018
How Should Churches Respond to the New Findings about American Religion?
In our recent post "Only Moderate Religion Is On the Decline," we reported on new research...
January 24, 2018
Technology, Sex, & Totalitarianism
Augusto Del Noce was an Italian thinker from back in the 1960s who predicted much...
January 23, 2018
“Only Moderate Religion Is On the Decline”
We keep hearing statistics about religious decline in America. But new research has shot that...
January 10, 2018
The Reformation of America
A revolution approaches problems by overthrowing the old order and replacing it with something completely...
January 09, 2018
Warnings Against the “Re-Moralization” of Sex
People are fighting to keep the sexual revolution alive, even as it falls apart. They...
January 04, 2018
New Religions Rushing into the Void
Is the criticism of religious “politicization” really fair? Could the problem be that politicians have...
January 03, 2018
How the Sexual Revolution Morphed into a Religion
If traditional religions are receding, and yet much of the population remains “spiritual but not...
December 27, 2017
The Top Religion Stories of 2017 Are Mostly About Trump
Continuing our look back at 2017, we turn our attention to developments in religion. A...
December 27, 2017
LCMS Missionary Battling Witch-Burnings in New Guinea
An LCMS missionary is getting attention for battling "sanguma" in Papua New Guinea, the practice...
December 25, 2017
The Day Even Non-Believers Honor Jesus Despite Themselves
It's Christmas, hailed in at least one secular song as "the most wonderful time...
December 22, 2017
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” “Do They Know What Christmas Is?”
Back in 1984, British musician Bob Geldof put together "Band Aid," a "super-group" of pop...
December 20, 2017
A Solution to the Pronoun Problem
At this moment in the long history of the language, English speakers and writers are...
December 13, 2017
The Different Meanings of “Happiness”
One of our inalienable rights, according to the Declaration of Independence, is "the pursuit of...
December 08, 2017
Political Ideology as Our New Religions
Nancy Pelosi describes sexual abuser John Conyers as an "icon." Environmentalists prophecy an apocalyptic last...
November 30, 2017
The LCMS Adult Conversion Rate & Other Surprising Statistics
Per capita, the LCMS has one convert for every 44 adult members. That is a...
November 28, 2017
A New Sexual Identity: The Digisexuals
Add to the panoply of sexual preferences, orientations, and identities a new term, one that...
October 27, 2017
What the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is NOT About
The 500th anniversary of Luther's posting of the 95 Theses is soon upon us (next...
October 27, 2017
Conservatives–and Christians?–for Marijuana Legalization
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans support the legalization of marijuana. More than half (51%) of...
October 25, 2017
Higher Criticism, Darwinism, & the Loss of Western Culture
Western civilization seems to be committing suicide. What else to call it when a culture...
October 24, 2017
Taking Away the Independence of an Independence Movement
As we blogged about, the region of Catalonia is declaring its independence from Spain. So...
October 20, 2017
I wanted to title our new book "Metachurch." Get it? Not "megachurch" but "metachurch," one...
October 19, 2017
The Christianophobia of the Rich
Hostility against Christians among the general public has not increased over the last three decades....
October 13, 2017
Sex Is a Big Deal
The Sexual Revolution overthrew all moral teachings and cultural attitudes that put limits on sexual...
October 12, 2017
Quotations From Our New Book
More shameless promotion of my new book with Trevor Sutton, Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology...
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