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May 07, 2018
Another Look at How Fathers Influence Their Children’s Churchgoing
Nathan Rinne, who blogs with Jordan Cooper at Just and Sinner here at Patheos, discusses...
May 04, 2018
On Catholics’ “Indissolubility” of Marriage from a New Lutheran Blog
I have blogged about my former student John Ehrett, who wrote that perceptive review of...
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 19, 2018
Two Years in Prison for “Acting on His Religion”
A Mennonite pastor has just been released after spending two years in prison--the full term...
April 13, 2018
Churches’ Contempt for Men
Matthew Cochran, a Concordia Theological Seminary lay graduate who blogs at 96th Thesis has a...
April 11, 2018
How Can Churches Retain Their Youth?
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has sponsored two research projects on the retention of young...
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 15, 2018
Shutting Down Faith-Based Adoption Agencies
Traditionally, Christian and other religious organizations have taken the lead in arranging adoptions. But new...
March 11, 2018
Our daughter here in Australia had her baby! In the photo you can see John,...
March 07, 2018
Surrogacy for Money
After getting married, the next step for most couples is having children. Now that we have...
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 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...
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 18, 2018
The Philosophy That Opposes Birth and Being Born
In researching policies that are "antinatalist"--that is, "anti-birth," discouraging having children--I found that there is...
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 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 19, 2017
Christmas, Scrooge, and Vocation
On this 174th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol, I am...
December 19, 2017
Divorce Has Brought Back Large Families
Large families have come back. Not because couples are having more children. But because the...
December 15, 2017
The Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling Already Allows for Dissenters
It sounded like the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Christian baker who...
December 07, 2017
The Case of the Gay Wedding Cake
The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, v....
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...
November 27, 2017
Why Assume That Joseph Was Old?
The portrayal of St. Joseph as an old man is not from the Bible but...
November 21, 2017
Environmentalism vs. Children
Some environmentalists have revived the notion that having children is immoral, contributing to global warming...
November 17, 2017
The Connection Between Domestic Abuse and Church Shootings
Research does show that a large percentage of church shootings do also involve domestic violence....
October 25, 2017
Having a baby with a sex robot
Human ingenuity has given us a new information medium of staggering potential, a major use...
October 17, 2017
From “Sologamy” to Marriage as Vocation
Jim Priest, a family columnist for the Daily Oklahoman, discussed "sologamy," the growing practice of marrying...
October 13, 2017
Sex Is a Big Deal
The Sexual Revolution overthrew all moral teachings and cultural attitudes that put limits on sexual...
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