Change Sex, Change the World

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I’m very grateful to Ken Hagerty – who has had an extraordinarily varied career, from serving in two Presidential administrations to organizing businesses to pressing for policy change to helping to pilot Renewing American Leadership – for the following guest post: * Sex and Western Civilization By Ken Hagerty  In his Pulitzer Prize winning book [Read More...]

Sandy Hook and the Revolt Against Death

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An odd thing happened to me the night before the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My wife and I had watched a recorded episode of Parenthood in which Kristina, a wife and mother, very nearly passes away in a hospital.  The recording she had made for her children, in the event of her death, was [Read More...]

Can America be Good Without God?

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Maybe individuals can be “good without God” — but can entire societies? This is one of the burning questions undergirding Os Guinness’  A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future. Guinness, in the tradition of Alexis de Tocqueville, is a foreign-born observer of American culture and admirer of the audacity of the American experiment.  A [Read More...]

What’s the Difference Between Art and Propaganda?

When you have Jesus alongside Adam, Even, a tiger and a giraffe, you know it isn't art.

Daniel Siedell observes in “Art and Culture: Or, Politics by Another Means — Evangelical Style“: Evangelical participation in the arts and culture is, on the whole, graceless. It is characterized by an excruciatingly puritanical preoccupation with four-letter words and nudity, turning films, novels, and even paintings (although rarely) into means for political ends, presuming that [Read More...]

The Line Between Sexual Freedom and Sexual Perversion

I just wrote on the controversy-du-jour regarding the role of “authority” and male headship in the bedroom.  Since I explained it in detail in the preceding post, please go there if you need context.  But I want to respond as well to Rachel Held Evans’ response. First of all, I strongly agree with this point: [Read More...]


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