Young men living the dream

Research shows that young men 18-30 are more likely to be living with their parents than with a woman.  And that the large number of the unemployed in this demographic are not only living with their parents but spending virtually all of the time they would normally be working playing video games.

But here is the kicker:  They LIKE living this way.  It isn’t that poor economic prospects are causing them to retreat into a depressing isolation.  They consider this a good life.  Expending their sexual impulses in internet pornography, rather than marriage or dating that could lead to marriage, and channeling all of their aggression into first person shooters, instead of the military or ambition or earning a living or protecting a family, this generation is happy, content, and living the dream.

So says Samuel D. James, drawing on the research of Erik Hurst and the insights of Russell Moore, excerpted and linked after the jump.

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“A Christian and a Feminist Almost Agree on Stuff”

From Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire.  (HT:  Kerner):

Traditional sexual ethics vs. Christian morality

I happened upon a book by a former student of mine, Matthew Rueger, now a pastor in Iowa with a Ph.D.  The book, just out from CPH, is Sexual Morality in a Christless World.   Matt (if I can still call him that) tells about being put in the position of defending Christian morality in an Iowa State college classroom, whose professor was teaching pretty much the opposite.  He became a regular guest lecturer, up against great opposition, but his input grew to be respected, if not appreciated.  Those experiences became the basis of this book.

The Rev. Dr. Rueger includes a fascinating treatment of sexual morality in the Greco-Roman world.  The wide practice of homosexuality in that classical culture–specifically, pederasty, the sexual use of young boys–is particularly illuminating.  He also treats sexual morality in the ancient Hebrew world, which was not without problems of its own (such as easy divorce).   The Christian perspective on sexual morality, he shows, has always been counter-cultural.  It took its shape from consideration of our identity in Christ.   [Read more…]

Trump “is the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history”

Jim Hoft, founder of the Gateway Pundit, a leading conservative blog, has come out publicly as gay.  That was his response to liberals’ defense of Islam after the Orlando shootings.  He believes that Donald Trump, with his tough stance against ISIS and Islamic immigrants and his long-time friendly relationship to gays and their causes, is the best choice for LGBT voters, many of whom (20% according to the latest poll) are rallying to the Trump banner.

Trump’s gay supporters are staging a party at the Republican convention designed to highlight the man who, according to one gay activist, is “the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history.” [Read more…]

Christian dating sites must arrange same-sex matches 

A California judge is requiring a company that operates Christian dating sites to provide its services to same-sex couples.  Affected are ChristianMingle.com, CatholicMingle.com, AdventistSinglesConnection.com, and BlackSingles.com.

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Donald Trump’s “personal Vietnam”

Donald Trump dodged the Vietnam War, but he has said that he feels “like a great and very brave soldier” who endured “my personal Vietnam”:  risking sexually transmitted diseases! [Read more…]


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