My Predictions for 2020

Can we know anything for certain beyond death and taxes?

I haven’t heard or read too many predictions for 2020 even though it’s that time of year when pundits of various stripes stare into their crystal ball and give us their insights. Alas, in these days of the internet, failed prediction retrieval is often only a click or two away.   The last several years... Continue Reading

“Born That Way” No More: The New Science of Sexual Orientation

Late last month, a team of MIT and Harvard scientists published a landmark study of the genetic basis for sexual orientation in the journal Science.

The logic of these two results—low heritability and high polygenicity—clearly demonstrate that the dominant cultural narrative about sexual orientation—which sees homosexual persons as a distinctly bounded biological class of people who were “born that way”—simply cannot be true.   A new study adds to a growing body of evidence demonstrating that the dominant narrative about... Continue Reading

Physical Interventions on the Bodies of Children to “Affirm” their “Gender Identity” Violate Sound Medical Ethics and Should be Prohibited

We want to offer readers our best take on what is at stake: the anthropology, ideology, and ethics at issue.

We argue that “gender affirmation” procedures violate sound medical ethics, that it is profoundly unethical to reinforce a male child in his belief that he is not a boy (or a female child in her belief that she is not a girl), and that it is particularly unethical to intervene in the normal physical development... Continue Reading

Hillsdale College Receives $4.6M After It Sues Mizzou For Ignoring Donor’s Wishes

Hibbs’ success in finance had introduced him to the Austrian economists — and as his legacy, he hoped to leave new generations with the knowledge that had influenced him.

Hibbs, realizing that the University of Missouri may not follow through with his wishes, had stipulated the university check in with Hillsdale every four years as to how the money was being spent. If Mizzou wasn’t honoring the terms, the funding would revert to Hillsdale … When it became obvious to Hillsdale that Mizzou was... Continue Reading

Algorithm Religion

Even now we are just beginning to wrestle with the implications of artificial intelligence (AI).

The self-driving car is coming. We anticipate it with a mixture of bemusement, disquiet, and excitement, all converging in disbelief: It’s not possible, not really. But it is not just possible but a virtual—so to speak—certainty, within perhaps a decade.    It’s 2032 and you’re heading into town in your self-driving car. You are alone,... Continue Reading

New Archbishop of York: ‘Bible Has To Fit The Current Culture’

It would be wrong to ignore the “damage” that is done by rejecting Western society’s current view of human sexuality.

While Bishop Cottrell did acknowledge biblical passages spoke about the issue, he said they were merely “part of our story and our inheritance”. “But what we can do is recognise that what we know now about human development and human sexuality requires us to look again at those texts to see what they are actually... Continue Reading

Why Are Pro-Choicers Bothered by Images of Aborted Clumps of Cells?

The actions of the pro-choice movement literally shout out that even they don’t believe their own stated rhetoric.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), revealed that GSU was “not excited about the upcoming appearance” of the pro-lifers, and explained why GSU “would allow speech that is hateful or mean-spirited” on GSU campus. Now why is a pro-life display “hurtful, sometimes deeply so,” if the unborn are not human persons? If the unborn are merely tissue mass, as... Continue Reading

New York public school rejects student Christian club, OKs LGBT Pride Club

Russell asserted in her letter that the school officials’ actions are in clear violation of federal law.

According to Russell’s letter, Barca contacted the school’s assistant principal on Sept. 5. She was told that the application submitted by her sponsoring teacher was lost. However, the teacher who agreed to sponsor the club told Barca on Sept. 10 that the form had been located. Barca had three different meetings with Principal David Seipp, the... Continue Reading

Fighting Addiction On Campus

Amid frightening student deaths, a program at Baylor University integrates faith and recovery.

Christian colleges and universities can speak to substance abuse and provide addiction recovery services in ways that secular schools can’t, said Lilly Ettinger, the assistant director of wellness and recovery at Baylor University. In 2017, she helped launch the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center (BARC) at Baylor, a Baptist school of about 17,000 students in Waco,... Continue Reading

What Is Sex?

Gender fluidity masks, ignores, or makes one indifferent to the essential properties of what makes a male, male and a female, female.

Do we want to play the game of ascribing certain characteristics (how someone speaks, or their mannerisms) as being masculine or feminine? In many parts of the Middle East and Africa, men hold hands or arms or embrace or kiss—yet this simply means friendship and respect. In North America, we do not. We need to... Continue Reading