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September 29, 2017
Hugh Hefner’s Actual Legacy
Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy Magazine, has died at age 91. Along with the birth control...
September 21, 2017
Teenagers are forswearing “adult activities” like sex & drinking
The number of teenagers who have had sex and who have tried alcohol has plummeted since...
September 07, 2017
The Decline of Religious Freedom and the Return of Religious Influence
Religious participation is declining, especially in the West. But religious influence has returned around...
September 06, 2017
Post-liberalism of both the left and the right
There are two kinds of liberalism. That of the left, with its faith in...
August 31, 2017
The Nashville Statement on Biblical Sexuality
Is this a "catholic" document, in the sense that all conservative Christians can sign it,...
August 21, 2017
What cities have the best quality of life?
The UK Economist has released its annual “Global Livability Ranking” assessing the "quality of life" of the...
August 08, 2017
The Democrats’ war against the working class
Donald Trump would seem to be very vulnerable politically, to say the least. But Democrats...
August 07, 2017
Loneliness is greater threat to health than obesity
A study has found that social isolation is a greater threat to public health than obesity....
July 26, 2017
“Protest for all”: Social conservatives in France vs. Germany
Though Christianity is said to be on the decline in Europe, social conservatives are often...
July 24, 2017
The hippie connection to contemporary Christianity
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" and the rise of the Hippie...
July 21, 2017
From love songs to sex songs
Popular music used to favor love songs. In popular music today, the theme of romantic...
July 14, 2017
Misunderstanding the cultural influence of the Reformation
The cultural influence of the Reformation is getting lots of attention on this 500th anniversary...
July 12, 2017
The success sequence
If you follow this sequence, exactly, in this order, there is only a 3% chance...
July 04, 2017
Patriotic Church Services?
I think the main problem with this sort of thing is the same problem with...
June 26, 2017
Most Christians have non-Christian worldviews
A new study from Barna has found that most "practicing Christians" in America--defined as those...
May 26, 2017
The new religiosity
An academic journal published an article by a scholar arguing that if there is "trangenderism,"...
May 22, 2017
Americans’ moral beliefs
Gallup has released its latest study of Americans' moral beliefs. Gallup's Values and Beliefs...
May 17, 2017
Flushing a friend
I have long complained about contemporary funerals. But I have learned about yet another way...
May 16, 2017
Believing, behaving, belonging
The Pew Study of religious belief in former Communist countries that we blogged about recently...
May 16, 2017
Treating pets like children
Young adults are not having children, much. But they are having pets in great number....
May 15, 2017
The little nation that defeated the Soviets
A nation is defined by its history and its people's common experiences. That is especially...
May 12, 2017
Repealing chivalrous laws
The Oklahoma state legislature, supposedly a conservative lot, has repealed the criminal seduction law, which...
May 04, 2017
Does mainline liberal Protestantism have just 23 years left?
More on the plight of mainline liberal Protestantism. . . . Evangelical scholar Ed Stetzer calculates...
May 04, 2017
The 10 characteristics of Germans
The United States, as is often said, is a nation that rests of ideas rather...
May 02, 2017
Shouldn’t liberals be going to liberal churches?
Mainstream liberal Protestantism is dying, with a decreasing number of people bothering to go to their...
April 06, 2017
Court rules that Civil Rights laws cover LGBT bias
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights law bans discrimination on the basis of race,...
April 04, 2017
Jokes about race and sex are out, so religion takes their place
In the culture of the workplace, it is now taboo to make jokes about race....
April 03, 2017
Why April is the cruelest month
"April is the cruelest month." That snatch of poetry always comes to mind when the...
March 29, 2017
America’s first genderless person
A Portland judge approved a petition from a 27-year-old man to legally change his gender...
March 22, 2017
Luther as populist and freedom fighter
Much of Europe, including Catholics, will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting...
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