Victimology 101: Rousseau, Victimhood, and Safe-Spaces

Why do you want to be a victim? Why would anyone want to be a victim?

Liberal victimhood is a philosophical position many conservatives believe liberals adhere to, and many liberals themselves maintain that they are in fact victims. Where does this come from? Why would anyone want to be a victim? In the following essay, the rationale for why victimhood is a mainstay of liberal ideology is addressed. Additionally, the... Continue Reading

Where Have All the Women Gone?

Abortion and Gendercide

Journalist Mara Hvistendahl wrote “Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.” By the time of the book’s publication, the estimate of missing women had grown to 160 million. The “elephant in the room” behind this terrible trend is abortion.   Nearly thirty years ago, Nobel Laureate Amartya... Continue Reading

Remembering D-Day and the Sovereignty of God

While the 75th anniversary of the D-Day is observed with numerous, impressive events, it is also appropriate for Christians to reflect upon the sovereignty of God.

As we remember with deep gratitude the devotion to duty and the sacrifices of the American, British, and Canadian forces that landed at Normandy 75 years ago and their accompanying paratrooper, air, naval, and French resistance forces, all of which played critical roles in the outcome, may we also acknowledge the sovereignty of Him who,... Continue Reading

China’s Orwellian War on Religion

It’s easy to see how the Social Credit System could punish faith communities — especially if it is integrated with a mass surveillance network.

The country is also experimenting with even more Orwellian technology, including the Ministry of Public Security’s mass surveillance system and a “Social Credit System” that can create a blacklist for those who don’t pay debts or who cheat on taxes, break traffic rules or attend an unofficial church. Blacklisted individuals can be barred from buying plane... Continue Reading

Population Explosion or Population Bust: Is there a Biblical Approach?

The U.S. birthrate has dropped to 1.7 children per woman; as a matter of cultural health, what does it say about a generation that fails to reproduce itself?

Notice that the Scripture never records an incident of children being a curse, only a blessing. The curse is associated with the denial of children, or their destruction. It is true that they can be inconvenient. Sometimes, I wonder which one of my five progeny has my vehicle. I know I drove it into work.... Continue Reading

Giving Up Darwin

What if Darwin was wrong?

Like so many others, I grew up with Darwin’s theory, and had always believed it was true. I had heard doubts over the years from well-informed, sometimes brilliant people, but I had my hands full cultivating my garden, and it was easier to let biology take care of itself. But in recent years, reading and... Continue Reading

They Refused to Denounce Jesus

Pastor, 5 Others Shot After Church Service in Burkina Faso

In addition to Pastor Pierre, the attackers killed his son, Wend-Kuni, and his brother-in-law (a church deacon), Zoéyandé Sawadogo, as well as believers Sayouba and Arouna Sawadogo, and a primary school teacher, Elie Boena. Another was seriously injured and taken to a nearby hospital.   Last Sunday seemed like any Sunday for 80-year-old Pastor Pierre... Continue Reading

An Overview of the Nineteenth Century

One of the more poignant lessons of church history is that it rarely enables us to foretell how future history will unfold.

The Reformed tradition in many ways enjoyed a golden age in nineteenth-century America. The list of notable American Reformed theologians and scholars includes Charles Hodge (1797–1878) and his son Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823–86), William G.T. Shedd (1820–94), Robert Lewis Dabney (1820–98), James Henley Thornwell (1812–62), Benjamin Morgan Palmer (1818–1902), John Girardeau (1825–98), John B. Adger... Continue Reading

Father Gagged, Found Guilty Of ‘Family Violence’ For Calling His Trans Daughter A ‘She’

British Columbia's Supreme Court declared a father guilty of 'family violence' for giving interviews to publications including The Federalist in which he used female pronouns for his daughter.

Hoping to raise awareness of his case, Clark gave a number of interviews to media outlets, including The Federalist. In these interviews, he repeatedly referred to his daughter as a girl, stating to The Federalist that “she is a girl.  Her DNA will not change through all these experiments that they do.”   Last week, Justice Francesca... Continue Reading

Drama at Smaland

If you survive it, you deserve a cookie.

To say I was speechless would be a lie. I had plenty of words to say and fists I wanted to throw. But I figured any word that came out unfiltered would be something I’d regret for the rest of my life. Mostly, because my kids were there and they were eyewitnesses to what is... Continue Reading