COVID-19 and Being at Wits’ End

See this COVID-19 event as a God-given opportunity to pray for believer and unbeliever alike.

My friends, in light of the present distress of COVID-19 may we pray, asking God to use this pestilence of judgment to drive millions of people to their wits’ end, that they will realize all their hard work, planning, self-confidence, professional abilities, and experience are no match for any time God decides to walk through... Continue Reading

Attempts to Secularize Yoga in Alabama Schools

There is no yoga without Hinduism and no Hinduism without yoga.

Real Hindus do not want someone to blend their religion with another such as Christianity. There are some who, baselessly other than their own desire to do so, state that we can practice Christian yoga. That is like saying Christianity is Hindu. Using any Hindu practice for a non-religious purpose, in this case yoga, is... Continue Reading

How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw

China’s use of surveillance and censorship makes it harder for Xi Jinping to know what’s going on in his own country.

Authoritarian blindness had turned an easily solvable problem into a bigger, durable crisis that exacted a much heavier political toll, a pattern that would repeat itself after a mysterious strain of pneumonia emerged in a Wuhan seafood market.   China is in the grip of a momentous crisis. The novel coronavirus that emerged late last... Continue Reading

The LGBT Movement’s Dangerous Hypocrisy on Conversion Therapy

The Utah law adds conversion therapy to a list of practices considered to be “unprofessional conduct” for state-licensed mental health therapists.

Is sexual orientation fixed or fluid? For LGBT activists, the answer depends on what position most benefits their cause. When it comes to conversion therapy to change sexual orientation, the LGBT lobby claims that homosexuality is immutable and cannot be changed. Yet in other contexts they claim that sexual orientation is fluid, especially in adolescence.... Continue Reading

The Dark Road From Abortion to Infanticide in American Law

This essay attempts a review of the legislative, judicial, political, and social developments of recent years in regard to abortion.

In Roe, the Supreme Court spoke of “potential life” and said that it need not decide the supposedly “difficult question of when life begins.” Even though Justice Blackmun for the Court did not know, the science of embryology knew the answer to the question then and now: “the sex of the new individual . . .... Continue Reading

What Do Hitmen and Porn Watchers Have in Common?

Anyone involved in the commissioning, planning, or execution of a crime can suffer its penalties.

If you want to benefit from a crime, you risk facing the full consequences of that crime. The man who commits acts of rape against a girl deserves to face justice. It’s for good reason that Michael Pratt is facing a long list of serious charges. But what about the people who watched that video? What about... Continue Reading

Humans Are Still Evolving

Is the mechanism that leads a bacteria to develop resistance the same mechanism that can create a bacteria in the first place or evolve it into a fish?

The problem with most popular articles on evolution is that the authors equivocate on the definition of evolution. They fail to draw a distinction between these different definitions. The result? Any empirical evidence of change over time or microevolution is assumed to demonstrate that macroevolution is true. The average reader thinks, If bacterial resistance to antibiotics is an... Continue Reading

Should I Use My Trans Neighbor’s Preferred Pronoun?

The unity Paul was after was thick. Much thicker than “politeness” or a shallow sense of getting along.

Just like how cultures and subcultures have their own distinct concepts and agendas and ideologies, so too do these respective domains. Just like how the citizens of Christ’s kingdom enjoy “the bread” and “cup of blessing,” which is our “participation in the body and blood of Christ” (1 Cor 10:16-17), the domain of darkness has... Continue Reading

Taste Formed and Deformed by Culture

Culture is formative and , in some senses, determinative.

Culture can be defined as T. S. Eliot suggested, “the incarnation of a religion”. At the heart of any culture is Richard Weaver’s “metaphysical dream”: an unspoken but ever dominant vision of ultimate reality. From this vision, a culture creates worship, art, jurisprudence, custom, and social order. Quentin Faulkner says that “culture is perhaps best... Continue Reading

States are Fighting Back Against Transgenderism and the Assault on Women’s Sports

Given “transgender” logic, it would be discriminatory to deny a “transgender” boy-to-girl the right to compete with the girls.

How many women who identify as men compete in men’s sports? It rarely if ever happens. Transgenderism is a one-way street. It’s only men who are competing in women’s sports and denying girls and women their rightful place in competing with other real women. This is an assault on women’s sports!   Women of the... Continue Reading