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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...
October 03, 2017
Conservatives on Hugh Hefner, pro and con
The New York Times token conservative Ross Douthat gives what I consider to be the definitive summary...
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...
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 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 25, 2017
“It’s too late for Charlie”
The parents of the baby Charlie Gard have given up their legal battle to send...
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 20, 2017
Why having fewer children won’t save the earth
A study that claims having one fewer child will reduce your carbon footprint by 58...
July 19, 2017
A confessional text on marriage, natural law & human law
Since Lutherans believe that marriage is a civil ordinance rather than a sacrament (though still...
July 19, 2017
America’s birthrate is going down
America's birthrate has gone down for the second year in a row. Teenagers and twenty-something...
July 12, 2017
The success sequence
If you follow this sequence, exactly, in this order, there is only a 3% chance...
July 11, 2017
Why it was good that we broke away from Britain
Some say that the American revolution was not really necessary. That staying with Great Britain...
July 07, 2017
Wombs for men
Some scientists are saying that it might be possible in a decade or so to...
July 05, 2017
Eliminate gender on birth certificates?
A Canadian who claims to be neither male nor female has had a baby. This...
June 28, 2017
Marriage Is a Civil Matter, Not a Church Power
Lutherans particularly cannot "leave the government out of marriage." Their confessions and theology don't let...
June 23, 2017
What percentage of gays have gotten married?
Gallup now has some data about same-sex marriage. According to Gallup's survey, 10.2% of LGBT...
June 19, 2017
Christians who don't believe in baptizing infants generally hold to the notion of "the age...
May 22, 2017
Americans’ moral beliefs
Gallup has released its latest study of Americans' moral beliefs. Gallup's Values and Beliefs...
May 19, 2017
“The way of life” vs. “The way of death”
“I believe that as an abortion provider, I am doing God’s work.” So says Dr....
May 16, 2017
Treating pets like children
Young adults are not having children, much. But they are having pets in great number....
May 10, 2017
We mustn’t call breastfeeding “natural”
An article in the medical journal Pediatrics says that it is “unethical” to describe breastfeeding...
April 05, 2017
Exploding myths about cohabitation
University of Virginia sociologist Bradford Wilcox has published a study of the effects of cohabitation,...
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