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  • Is Brittany Maynard Rethinking November 1?

    CBS News reports that the young woman who was committed to taking her own life may wait a while to see what happens with her disease. Please keep praying that Maynard will choose life.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Materialists Love Marilynne Robinson

    In Marilynne Robinson’s "Gilead," the narrator, John Ames, talks about the mystery of predestination and how it beyond human ken to understand the ways of God. You know what else is a mystery? The reception Robinson gets among critics and intellectuals who normally despise Christianity. Her newest novel,"Lila," is her third work to make it as a finalist for the National Book Award. READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Pigs Are Flying

    That is to say, The New Yorker profiled a pro-life activist and her organization -- Marjorie Dannenfelser and SBA List -- and actually treated them seriously and respectfully. So seriously and respectfully, in fact, that SBA List has compiled a list of the 10 best quotes from the article.

    The article is, in fact, littered with sentences that suggest the pro-life message might -- just might -- be starting to break through. Like this:
  • Science, Meditation, and Whaddya Know?

    My good friend T. M. Moore e-mailed this to me. Wanted to share:

    "In yet another example of science catching up to faith, reporters explain that the practice of meditation is good for you (Matthieu Ricard, Antoine Lutz, and Richard J. Davidson, 'Mind of the Meditator,' Scientific American, November 2014).
  • I Come Not to Praise Bradlee

    Benjamin Bradlee, retired Washington Post editor who died last Tuesday at the age of 93, is widely considered to have been a great newspaperman. I love the "Style" section of the Washington Post, which was his idea. But he was far from perfect.

  • I Stand Sunday, November 2

    Emily Colson has alerted us to Focus on the Family’s “IStandSunday” event for religious freedom, coming up a week from Sunday at 7 P.M. Eastern.

    Here’s how FoF describes the event: READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • For Scarlett, with Love

    I must have been 11 or 12 when I saw "Gone with the Wind" for the first time. For at least a couple of days after that, I went around trying to be Melanie Hamilton. It took my mother and her mother, my Grandma Martie, about five minutes to figure out what I was up to, and they found it utterly hilarious. Grandma loved "Gone with the Wind" -- I believe it was her favorite movie -- but unlike me, she had no use for the sweet and gentle Melanie.

    Martha "Martie" Loreno, who died on Tuesday at the age of 92, was Scarlett at heart -- fiery, stubborn, fun-loving, with a free spirit and an iron will. (And a yen for Clark Gable.) When I wrote her obituary for her hometown paper, I noticed that her outer life looked utterly conventional: marriage, children, a life of hard work in a Pennsylvania small town. But outer lives can be deceiving.
  • The Wesen are Coming...

    So now that self-determination means men can become women, women can become men and either can choose from at least 56 other gender options, Mark Tooley at the Institute for Religion and Democracy says points along the traditional spectrum from male to female will soon become passé. Before long, he half-jokingly predicts, the activists who seem bent on subjectifying every objective fact of human biology will move beyond their own genus, insisting that—despite all appearances—they are, deep down inside, wild animals.

    Apparently it’s already a thing.

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