America’s War on Women

The feminist movement was right, in part. American culture is anti-woman. I am not a feminist nor do I support their entire agenda. I do, however, recognize that our culture is becoming increasingly hostile to women. Donald Trump’s comments should cause us to recoil in horror because it represents one of the most egregious examples…

American Christianity’s Vocabulary Problem

American Christianity is quickly losing its moral backbone. We are increasingly unwilling to speak in moral terms when it comes to our actions. We have become so unwilling to accept the discomfort that being honest about our own moral failure brings that we are losing the moral vocabulary to describe our failures. This tendency was front…

The Idolatry of Physician Assisted Suicide

17 years ago America recoiled in disgust as news of Dr. Jack Kevorkian flooded the media. What was once appalling is now legal in Washington state, Oregon, California, and Vermont. Moreover, physician-assisted suicide (PAs), is on the ballot in Colorado and is being debated by legislatures in Washington D.C. and New York. In a surprising…

Whose Liberty?

The New York Times recently ran a piece about evangelicals and highlighted Dick and Betty Odgaard, an Iowa couple who owned a wedding chapel.  When they refused to host a wedding for a homosexual couple fines and pressure were levied forcing them to close the chapel. The article is interesting for many reasons, but there…

Parents and Their Digital Kids

Almost weekly I learn a new word. Last week it was “sharenting.” Sharenting is what Stacey Steinberg calls the phenomenon of parents who constantly share information or images of their children on social media. Steinberg, a law professor at the University of Florida, worries that parents may be encroaching on children’s privacy and that this…