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August 07, 2018
Changing Church Teaching on Capital Punishment
Pope Francis has changed the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on capital punishment. The...
August 03, 2018
The Human Face & the Face of God
Have you noticed in a bookstore how so many book covers today depict a character's...
July 20, 2018
Dumb Things Pro-Abortionists Say
Abortion cannot really be defended by appeals to morality or logic. So pro-abortion arguments are...
July 04, 2018
Chesterton on the Virtue of Patriotism
On this Independence Day, I would like to offer you words from G. K. Chesterton...
June 28, 2018
The Created Order
The doctrine of creation means more than opposing evolution. It teaches that there is a...
June 26, 2018
The Left’s Tactic of Harassment
The Twitter mob mentality--with its indignation, outrage, virtue signaling, and public shaming--has spilled over into...
June 20, 2018
“Bearing” the Name of the God Who “Takes” Our Sin
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). I've heard...
June 19, 2018
A Medical Specialty in Infanticide?
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has applied to the American Board of Medical...
June 07, 2018
Nearly Half of Americans Believe Pornography Is “Morally Acceptable”
The annual Values and Belief Survey from Gallup has found that nearly close to half Americans--with...
May 18, 2018
Does Vocation Allow a Spy to Employ Sex as an Espionage Tactic?
In our recent post, The Vocation of a Spy, we discussed whether espionage is a...
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 16, 2018
The Abdication of the Medical Profession
The medical profession enjoys some of the highest level of respect in the country, and...
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 02, 2018
Respecting the Office
French President Emmanuel Macron and American President Donald Trump disagree on just about everything--economics, immigration,...
May 01, 2018
Luther’s Political Teachings
In yesterday's post on Luther and Trump, we drew on the work of economist Lyman...
April 18, 2018
Being Moral vs. Moralizing
John Daniel Davidson makes a useful distinction between "being moral" and "moralizing." From his article...
April 13, 2018
How Social Media Is Designed Around Sin
Trevor Sutton, my co-author of Authentic Christianity, has written a fascinating article entitled Social Media...
March 27, 2018
I, Thou vs. I, It
Years ago, I read the book I and Thou by the Jewish theologian Martin Buber. ...
March 23, 2018
Nietzsche’s Critique of the New Atheists
Traditional atheists argue that God does not exist. The "new atheists" employ a moral argument...
March 07, 2018
Surrogacy for Money
After getting married, the next step for most couples is having children. Now that we have...
March 05, 2018
Vocation and Self-Defense
In the current debates over gun ownership and self-defense, we would do well to consider...
March 01, 2018
The Pope’s Efforts to Reverse Birth Control Ban
It appears that Pope Francis is trying to reverse the Catholic Church's unpopular and widely-ignored...
February 20, 2018
The Two Kingdoms Doctrine Does Not Mean Moral Relativism
Some evangelicals and other conservative Christians who support President Trump no matter what he says...
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 14, 2018
A Serious Call to Ban Pornography
Some of you may remember that in our predictions for 2018, I said that the...
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 07, 2018
Coveting as the Root of the Other Sins
The Jewish scholar Leonard Greenspoon of Creighton University (a Catholic institution) explores the concept of "coveting" in...
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...
February 01, 2018
Hypocrisy at the Grammys
The Grammy Awards last Sunday, the music industry's award show, featured the by-now familiar litany...
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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