BuzzFeed and Post-Truth Journalism

The headline in the New York Times not only told the story, but it also raised a good many eyebrows: BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate. BuzzFeed, a somewhat-news-more-entertainment website leaning far to the left, pushed the boundaries of journalistic ethics by publishing a dossier detailing allegations of ties between the Russian government…

The Glory of God in Down’s Syndrome

It turns out that the most dangerous place for a person with Down’s Syndrome is the womb. Studies show that between 67% and 85% of babies who receive a diagnosis that they are likely to have Down syndrome are aborted. While this statistic represents a reduction from the 90% that once dominated the discussion, it…

Cover to Cover 1/7-1/15

Genesis Chapter 19 Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed because of their iniquity. Some have argued that their destruction comes because of their inhospitality. We must recognize that there was a greater theme of wickedness (hence the conversation between Abraham and the Lord at the end of chapter 18), that exhibits itself most pointedly in their…

Weekly Wrap-Up 1/6/17

The House of Representatives and Planned Parenthood Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, has said that the House will move to strip all funding from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Not only is this a hot-button issue, but it also represents one of the greatest pushes against the abortion giant from a legal…

Pro-Life vs. Quality of Life

This January marks the forty-third anniversary of Roe v. Wade. This anniversary presents a perfect time to reflect upon what it means to have a whole life pro-life outlook, valuing those made in the image of God. We begin today, by working to undermine one of the greatest assaults on human dignity, the “quality of…

Cover to Cover 1/1-1/7

Some notes to help guide your reading for this week Genesis Chapter 1 The foundational assumption of Scripture is that God exists. Nowhere in Scripture does anyone argue for God’s existence, it is the universal assumption that drives everything that unfolds. His creation of everything throughout this chapter points to His universal sovereignty as the…

This Year, Read a Book

Books. No other form of media has shaped the Western world like books. The power of books lies not in some magical power they possess, but in the interaction that takes place when people open and read a book. While television and movies may deliver the same message, they do so with less interaction. Someone…

The Need of Evangelical Cultivation of the Mind

In C.S. Lewis’s classic The Screwtape Letters, he writes as Screwtape, a mentor demon, to Wormwood, an apprentice, providing counsel on how to keep his “patient” out of the grips of the Enemy. Throughout the work Lewis provides a fascinating insight into the nature of temptation. Interestingly, one of the most valuable insights in the…

What the Grinch Can Teach Us About Hatchimals and Christmas

The hot toy of the year is the Hatchimal. Numerous stories have appeared in various publications of parents going to extremes lengths to get the elusive toy. Sol Mac Eoghan of Ireland even flew to Spain to get one of the toys. Online searches show that the $60 toys are selling for $200-$300 through sites…

Science and Consensus

A number of media outlets have jumped all over Donald Trump’s appointment to of Scott Pruitt, Attorney General of Oklahoma, to head the EPA. The Washington Post ran a scathing editorial against Mr. Pruitt, questioning whether he was qualified to lead the organization. Why the fuss? Pruitt has challenged some of the prevailing notions of…

When Universities Worship at the Altar of Sports

Bowl season began Saturday! While most Americans probably didn’t care enough to watch NC Central vs. Grambling State in the AFR Celebration Bowl, this represents a pinnacle of the football program’s earning potential. In reality, the proliferation of bowls is a senseless cash grab. As college sports has grown, universities have become engrossed in semi-professional sports….