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October 30, 2018
Josh Harris Recants “I Kissed Dating Goodbye”
Josh Harris launched the "courtship movement" with his book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Instead of...
July 26, 2018
Waiting for Babies to Choose Their Gender for Themselves
Some parents refuse to take their children to church so that they can choose their...
July 09, 2018
The Sexual Revolution & Big Government
My former colleague Stephen Baskerville has published a powerful book on how the sexual revolution...
June 28, 2018
The Created Order
The doctrine of creation means more than opposing evolution. It teaches that there is a...
June 12, 2018
How Legalizing Gay Marriage Also Oppresses Gays
One of the bêtes noires of the hard, hard left is "heteronormativity," the view that heterosexual...
June 01, 2018
Star Wars Sex
Brian Truitt of USA Today complains that there isn't any sex in the Star Wars universe...
May 30, 2018
We Are No Longer Reproducing Ourselves
The fertility rate in the United States has taken a nose-dive, dropping to 1.76 births...
May 28, 2018
Memorial Day should include memories. The holiday was established specifically to remember those who died defending...
May 22, 2018
Why Would a High School Kid Shoot His Classmates?
We had yet another high school shooting, with 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis in Santa Fe, Texas, prowling...
May 07, 2018
Another Look at How Fathers Influence Their Children’s Churchgoing
Nathan Rinne, who blogs with Jordan Cooper at Just and Sinner here at Patheos, discusses...
May 04, 2018
On Catholics’ “Indissolubility” of Marriage from a New Lutheran Blog
I have blogged about my former student John Ehrett, who wrote that perceptive review of...
April 27, 2018
The Consequences of Gendercide in China and India
China and India have been practicing gendercide--that is, the systematic abortion of female babies--for decades. ...
April 19, 2018
Two Years in Prison for “Acting on His Religion”
A Mennonite pastor has just been released after spending two years in prison--the full term...
April 13, 2018
Churches’ Contempt for Men
Matthew Cochran, a Concordia Theological Seminary lay graduate who blogs at 96th Thesis has a...
April 11, 2018
How Can Churches Retain Their Youth?
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has sponsored two research projects on the retention of young...
March 22, 2018
Marriage, Living Together, Divorce Statistics–by Denomination
The Pew Research Center has released a study of marital status in U.S. religious groups. It...
March 15, 2018
Shutting Down Faith-Based Adoption Agencies
Traditionally, Christian and other religious organizations have taken the lead in arranging adoptions. But new...
March 11, 2018
Our daughter here in Australia had her baby! In the photo you can see John,...
March 07, 2018
Surrogacy for Money
After getting married, the next step for most couples is having children. Now that we have...
March 01, 2018
The Pope’s Efforts to Reverse Birth Control Ban
It appears that Pope Francis is trying to reverse the Catholic Church's unpopular and widely-ignored...
February 12, 2018
Mallory Millett’s Critique of Her Sister’s Feminism
Kate Millett, who died last year, has been called the Karl Marx--or even the Mao...
January 31, 2018
The Question That Defines the Culture Wars
David French observes that the different perspectives in the culture wars hinge on the way...
January 18, 2018
The Philosophy That Opposes Birth and Being Born
In researching policies that are "antinatalist"--that is, "anti-birth," discouraging having children--I found that there is...
January 09, 2018
Warnings Against the “Re-Moralization” of Sex
People are fighting to keep the sexual revolution alive, even as it falls apart. They...
January 04, 2018
New Religions Rushing into the Void
Is the criticism of religious “politicization” really fair? Could the problem be that politicians have...
January 03, 2018
How the Sexual Revolution Morphed into a Religion
If traditional religions are receding, and yet much of the population remains “spiritual but not...
December 25, 2017
The Day Even Non-Believers Honor Jesus Despite Themselves
It's Christmas, hailed in at least one secular song as "the most wonderful time...
December 19, 2017
Christmas, Scrooge, and Vocation
On this 174th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol, I am...
December 19, 2017
Divorce Has Brought Back Large Families
Large families have come back. Not because couples are having more children. But because the...
December 15, 2017
The Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling Already Allows for Dissenters
It sounded like the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the Christian baker who...
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