Americans Think the World Is Way Worse Than It Actually Is

For the most part, Americans form their political opinions without the slightest reference to reality. Our perceptions of the objective state of our country and world are wildly divorced from the facts. [Read more…]

Why Are Atheists Steamrolling Our Students?

Christians have pretty uniformly adopted a subjective, experience-centric, and distinctly postmodern outlook on their faith. [Read more…]

A Reply to Rod Dreher on Worldview

Writing at The American Conservative, Rod Dreher raises some concerns with evangelical use of the concept of “Christian worldview.” Working as I do at a Christian worldview ministry, and having recently met Rod at the Colson Center’s Wilberforce Weekend conference, I found the piece especially relevant. He makes a number of suggestions and statements with which [Read More…]

Reza Aslan’s ‘Believer’ Was Everything Wrong with Religion Reporting

Aslan uses trite syncretism as a mandate not to take the truth-claims of any one religion (including his own) “too seriously.” [Read more…]

On Surrogacy, IVF, Evangelicals Are Dropping the Ball Again

Forty years ago, American evangelicals were defending or ignoring abortion. Today they’re defending or ignoring new bioethical challenges. [Read more…]

Stop Calling Charity ‘Giving Back’

This has become the millennial way of saying “charity.” [Read more…]

In Defense of Purity Culture’s Tape Analogy

Sexual sin has lasting consequences. [Read more…]

How Should We Understand the Left?

The progressive project is pure utopianism. You won’t understand anything or anyone on the left until you grasp this. The progressive worldview centers on the idea of inevitable moral evolution toward an ever-receding mirage of a perfect world where transcendent constraints are gone and human will reigns supreme. This is why appeals to tradition, history, [Read More…]

Purity Culture on Trial, Part 2: Love, Not License

Read part 1 here. Following my recent post on the victim culture that’s grown up around Josh Harris’ twenty-year-old book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye,” John Ehrett wrote a guest post at Evangelical Pulpit taking up my challenge to produce Harris’ most troubling passages. Initially, I didn’t intend to respond, but since we’ve struck up a [Read More…]

Choosing Pets Over Kids Is A Psychiatric Disorder

If you grew up with dogs (as I did), you know that something bizarre and sad often happens when a mother dog loses her puppies. With hormones and maternal instinct coursing through her, she will frequently adopt inanimate objects as “replacement-puppies.” Usually, she chooses something like a boot, hat, or stuffed toy. Mother cats do [Read More…]