Why Does TIME Want to Drop the Hammer on Churches?

I wrote a piece for The Stream this week that engaged a stunning TIME article from New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a respected journalist who leans left but broke new ground by calling in his essay for the abolition of tax-exempt status for churches (and other non-profits). After the piece caught some fire from conservatives, Oppenheimer protested that he [Read More...]

You Are Not Your Sexuality

I just wrote a piece for The Federalist on a sex seminar at Colgate University on “consent” in sexual relationships. The event brought students together for late-night discussion of their sexual predilections, which the organizers encouraged with just one moral guideline: consent. Here’s a swatch from the piece: Even as we denounce any kind of [Read More...]

Josh Barro: “Stamp Out” Those Who Disagree with LGBT Advocates

My friend Andrew Walker and I just wrote a piece for National Review entitled “‘Stamp Them Out’: On Josh Barro and the New Sexual Moralism.” Here’s what it’s about: Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp [Read More...]

Your Neo-Pagan Neighbor and the Gospel

If you want to write a tsk-tsk piece on American culture, the present moment is your muse. It’s a bit bewildering, really, not only for an evangelical like myself but for most anyone who values traditional things. We are all our grandparents now. I didn’t watch the Grammys (much), but I’m more or less aware [Read More...]

3 Takeaways from Shocking Study on Planned Parenthood & Teen Pregnancy

This report is nothing short of stunning. According to the Christian Post, when Planned Parenthood clinics close up shop, teen pregnancies drop like a rock. Here’s what a recent Texas-based study found: For decades, PPFA has publically maintained that it serves a key healthcare role for the American public by educating teens on “safe sex,” providing [Read More...]

The Bride Wore White–But Why?

Newsweek is running a piece, “MySpace Generation Brides Go for Sexy, Not Virgin” that chronicles the sexualization of weddings and offers this concise statement of where things are: “In response, sociologists say, the sexier dresses and the handoff of pin-up pictures—which was introduced into the wedding prep about three years ago—are ways to add spark [Read More...]