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  • Is There Anything Good about the Ashley Madison Scandal?

    Owen Strachan thinks there is. Read what he says here, and see if you agree with him.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Pick Another Battle

    When one of the most liberal publications around is supporting Chick-fil-A against the Denver City Council's efforts to keep it out, looks like "the religion-influenced operation" has won that round and it's time for the council to find something else to be outraged about.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Serious Answers to Common Pro-Choice Questions

    In this two-part article, Ross Douthat does a great job of answering nine common objections to the pro-life position (as posed by Katha Pollitt last year after the midterm elections). His answers are thoughtful, substantive, and very thorough.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • The Sexual Revolution's Empty Promises

    I didn't see Russell Brand's YouTube video about porn when it came out, but my attention was caught by a statement from it that was quoted in this article: “If I had total dominion over myself, I would never look at pornography again.”

    If I had total dominion over myself.

    Isn't that precisely what the Sexual Revolution promised us? Sounds like it hasn't worked out too well.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Fewer Religious Men, Fewer Marriages

    A new piece in TIME (adapted from a new book) is titled "What Two Religions Tell Us about the Modern Dating Crisis," but it could just as easily be titled "What the Modern Dating Crisis Tells Us about Religion." For instance:

    "One fact that becomes apparent when studying the demographics of religion is that it is almost always the women who are more devout. Across all faiths, women are less likely than men to leave organized religion. According to the Pew Research Center, 67 percent of self-described atheists are men. Statistically speaking, an atheist meeting may be one of the best places for single women to meet available men."

    For those interested in declining rates of religious belief, declining rates of marriage, or both, I would call this essential reading.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • An Idea for Defunding Planned Parenthood

    A medical doctor who chooses to live, practice, and minister in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore with his young family has written “How to Defund Planned Parenthood” over at Christ and Pop Culture. Spoiler: His solution is to finish expanding Medicaid.

    Dr. Matthew Loftus knows “that for many conservative pro-lifers, the idea of fully expanding Medicaid is icky.” He acknowledges concerns that Medicaid is imperfect, expensive, and provides morally troubling birth control. Then he challenges readers with this:
  • StemExpress CEO: 'We Know What It Is'

    StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer describes in the new Center for Medical Progress video the squeamishness of lab techs who don't want to be reminded of what they're dealing with. Happily for her, Dyer has no such troubling feelings.

    Note: There are multiple videos on the page at the link, and earlier this morning I accidentally watched and posted about the wrong one. I apologize. The latest video is the one at the top of the page.

    (Video contains no explicit footage, only graphic descriptions.)READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Celebrating Great New Children's Books

    I had the privilege once again of helping to pick WORLD's Children's Novel of the Year for middle-school-age kids. (This year they also picked a Picture Book of the Year). Go here to see which book we chose, and why we chose it. Then you can go here to buy a copy! 

    (I think you should be able to see the article with no trouble, but if you can't, getting the free trial membership should make it accessible, and you can always cancel it before the 30 days are up!)READ FULL ARTICLE »

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