Who’s Your Daddy?

Children deserve both a mom and a dad. Even they know that.   [Read more...]

Biblical Case for Freedom of Conscience

Attempts to preserve the fundamental rights of religious freedom and conscience have been met with scorn by many for different reasons. Some simply don’t understand the issue. Others refuse to accept the rights of religious people whose values leave no room for their sexual practices.  There are some Christians who, tired of “culture-warring,” seem eager [Read More...]

A Friend of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood

This week the Manhattan Declaration was honored to sign on to an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief submitted to the Supreme Court for consideration in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cases. These cases, to be argued in March, will determine whether the rights of religious freedom and conscience extend to Christian business [Read More...]

Our Miscarriage is Why I’ll March

On January 22, I will join hundreds of thousands of others at the March for Life in Washington, DC. Experiencing the miscarriage of my first child has influenced the reason why. For as long as I can remember I have been pro-life. My mom recalls the time when I was very young that I overheard [Read More...]

What kind of person are you becoming?

(On Tuesday, December 10, I was invited to give the chapel address at Colorado Christian University. This is a version of my remarks.) What is the most important question you can ask? I’ve been asked some pretty good ones: Will you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife? That’s pretty high on my [Read More...]

Gotta Serve Somebody

You may be an ambassador to England or France You may like to gamble, you might like to dance You may be the heavyweight champion of the world You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls   But you’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed You’re gonna have to serve somebody [Read More...]

SCOTUS to hear religious freedom challenges to HHS mandate

The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will hear two challenges to the Health and Human Services abortion and contraception mandate enacted as part of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Two companies, nation-wide arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby and Pennsylvania cabinet maker Conestoga Wood Specialties, argue that the administrative requirement to subsidize [Read More...]

Neglecting Religious Voices

Over at American Spectator I write that the fiasco involving Louie Giglio is only the latest in a series of incidents demonstrating President Obama’s low view of religious expression: Noticeably absent from next week’s inaugural ceremonies will be evangelical pastor Louie Giglio, unceremoniously dumped from the dais when a liberal blog unearthed a sermon from last [Read More...]

After Three Dates

I sat down and wrote this (mostly) fictional short story in 2010 after my third date with a girl I cared for very much. On December 31, 2012 we celebrated our one-year anniversary. I love you, Abby! As he walked towards the baggage carousels, the young man looked at his watch. Her flight didn’t land for [Read More...]

My Gay Roommate

Tim and I met a few years ago at a 24 watch party. His natural intelligence, unabashed geekiness, and “Snaps” skills made us quick friends. Plus, he managed a Starbucks so there was free coffee in it for me. Before long, I needed a new place to live and so did he. With a third [Read More...]