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  • Charge against David Daleiden Dismissed

    All charges against Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress have now been dropped. Daleiden called the victory "a resounding vindication of the First Amendment rights of all citizen journalists, and also a clear warning to any of Planned Parenthood's political cronies who would attack whistleblowers to protect Planned Parenthood from scrutiny."READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • What Do We Mean When We Talk about Religious Liberty?

    Russell Moore has a new article over at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission that raises some important questions about why and how we advocate for religious liberty. Here's a sample:

    "If we miss why religious liberty matters, we will fundamentally misunderstand how to advocate for it. For a long time, many evangelical Christians have had a narrow vision of religious liberty, due largely to the fact that we have faced so few real challenges to it. This has often caused Christians to see religious liberty as a who-has-the-most-votes issue rather than what it really is: an image-of-God issue. Thus, many critics of Christianity have alleged, not without reason, that 'religious liberty' for evangelicals is simply code for Christian privilege. Combine this with the sad spectacle of some evangelicals perpetually claiming to be 'persecuted' because the signs at the department store say, 'Happy Holidays,' instead of, 'Merry Christmas.' The result is an evangelical advocacy of religious liberty that isn’t taken seriously by the broader culture."READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • NBA Pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB2

    In North Carolina, the state legislature enacted sensible legislation to protect women and children from sexual predators. The law, called HB2, would prevent men from using women’s bathrooms and locker room facilities.

    The law seems reasonable enough to most people: Twenty-nine states and more than 10,000 municipalities have some version of it.

    But the National Basketball Association (NBA) is trying to make a political point, so it announced on Thursday that it was moving its All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans.
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  • A God-Given Distraction?

    Earlier this week on BreakPoint, I tackled the topic of Pokémon Go. I was pleasantly surprised that my take on the game was similar to that of Karen Swallow Prior, who wrote about it in Christianity Today. In fact, we had a nice little Twitter exchange about great minds thinking alike, etc.

    Today, among the articles about Donald Trump and the Ark Encounter, this podcast on CT’s website caught my eye. In it, one of the hosts actually says that she thinks God gave us Pokémon Go as a distraction from all the bad stuff that’s been happening lately. I guess we see this one quite differently. I’ve never even considered that distraction is a virtue.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Religious Liberty Under Fire -- and What You Can Do about It

    Religious liberty is in serious jeopardy. There is a recent bill in California, Senate Bill 1146, which jeopardizes the future of faith-based institutions. In the words of Biola president Barry Corey, “Never has there been proposed law in the history of our nation that would be as restrictive on the religious rights of faith-based colleges and universities. We believe this is just the beginning of an erosion of religious freedom which is not only a constitutional right but also necessary for the flourishing of our democracy.”

    This bill should come as no surprise. In their opinion for the 2015 SCOTUS ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage, the majority judges claimed that expanding marriage to include same-sex couples would “pose no risk of harm to themselves or third parties.” However, the minority judges noted that the new ruling would help portray dissenters as “bigots” and also raise serious concerns for religious liberty.

    [For more, go to Sean's blog!]READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • 'Ghostbusters' and Social Media Insanity

    [Note: Several of the links in this piece contain bad language.]

    Let me begin this post by saying that I don't care about "Ghostbusters." At all. I didn't see the old one and I don't plan to see the new one. But even for someone who doesn't care about "Ghostbusters," it was hard to miss the social media insanity that surrounded the new film's release. It peaked yesterday when professional provocateur Milo Yiannopolous got banned from Twitter (not for the first time) for being the ringleader of a group of trolls who went after actress Leslie Jones.

    The Spectator (H/T Reason) has a summary of what happened: READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Unrecognizable Austen

    I have an article up at Christ & Pop Culture about how the new novel "Eligible," an update of "Pride and Prejudice," takes Jane Austen's belief system and flips it on its head.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Summer Diversions

    I had the privilege of contributing to Her.meneutics' list of "10 Books Worth Reading This Summer" and Christ and Pop Culture's list of "What's Getting Us through This Summer." Enjoy, and feel free to add ideas of your own in the comments sectino below!READ FULL ARTICLE »

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  • Nehemiah 10:31

    And if the peoples of the land bring in goods or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on a holy day. And we will forego the crops of the seventh year and the e...

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