Category: The Social Order

Great Expectations?
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Great Expectations?

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Encouraging positive character development.

An Uncomfortable Religion
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An Uncomfortable Religion

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the controversy surrounding Indiana’s “religious freedom” law. Debates on this issue ultimately boil down to a question of liberty v. justice. Christian business owners invoke their First Amendment right to exercise their conscience when it comes to whose patronage they […]

Empty Houses
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Empty Houses

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Home is where… no one is. That seems to be the modern trend. City dwellers lead hectic lives, our suburbs are “bedroom communities”, and the talent of the next generation is quickly fleeing small rural towns. Our homes are empty for far too many hours of the day, and this trend has been steadily reshaping […]

When the Slippery Slope is Real
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When the Slippery Slope is Real

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Many people lump together all of the social changes that have taken place in American history as part of one broad march of “progress” toward a more just society. If this view is correct, does the march of progress ever reach completion? There is a classic debate between progressives and traditionalists on social issues. It […]

Obamas in Church - Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast Remarks

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We lack the will to alleviate many of society’s ills.

Why Settle for Shades of Grey?
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Why Settle for Shades of Grey?

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Remember the scene in the movie The Passion of the Christ when the androgynous, almost-beautiful-but-not-quite Satan character is carrying a baby, and when the face of the baby is revealed, it turns out to be old, ugly, and creepy rather than a sweet baby face? This was confusing for a lot of viewers, and when […]

Is the World Ready for Aging?
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Is the World Ready for Aging?

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UN population experts promoting low fertility were dumbfounded when asked what lies ahead for countries that will grow old before they have a chance to become rich. At a UN panel last week an expert from Harvard University said, “There are economic and health benefits from fertility decline.” During a presentation to UN delegates at […]

Women, The Cosmos, and Cosmetics
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Women, The Cosmos, and Cosmetics

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Any writer or speaker who offers his opinions on a topic does so with the implicit promise that he is an expert in the subject and can offer insight not generally available to the general public. But I am forced to take a different tack, since I am about to opine on a subject—two subjects, […]

Illegal Immigration
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Illegal Immigration

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Is Europe Losing Control of its Borders?

Medical Journal Says “Accept and Embrace Sex Work”
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Medical Journal Says “Accept and Embrace Sex Work”

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Medical experts say targeting risky behaviors like smoking, excessive drinking, and over-eating could dramatically reduce premature deaths.  But when it comes to the well-documented dangers of prostitution, a prestigious medical journal calls for it to be legalized, enabled, and even embraced. This week The Lancet called for the worldwide decriminalization of “sex work” to address […]

The Travesty of Two Daddies
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The Travesty of Two Daddies

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Every once in a while, I come across a story that stops me in my tracks. Like the Italian high court’s decision to overturn a pedophile’s conviction because his 11-year-old victim says she’s “in love.” Or the Australian judge who pointed out that easy access to abortion and contraception may lead to the legal sanction of incest, as it […]

Incest: The Next Frontier in ‘Reproductive Freedom’
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Incest: The Next Frontier in ‘Reproductive Freedom’

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Like a plastic Piggly Wiggly bag fluttering about in the alley, those untethered from God’s natural law are violently tossed to and fro by the gusting winds of moral relativism. Jenny Kutner is one such Piggly Wiggly bag. A 20-something assistant editor at Salon.com, she describes herself as “focusing on sex, gender and feminism.” By […]

Hebdo Heroes, Not! Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
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Hebdo Heroes, Not! Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie

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Editorial cartoons are an effective means of making a point briefly but powerfully. However, cartoons become increasingly unjustifiable when they degenerate into vulgarity, calumny, or blasphemy. “God is not mocked” (Galatians 6:7). The satirical magazine based in Paris, Charlie Hebdo, makes a business of mocking Islamic themes and portraying Mohammed in pornographic poses. And not […]

Police Officers: Authority and Accountability
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Police Officers: Authority and Accountability

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The proper application of accountability limits power.

The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd
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The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd

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In case you were wondering.

Like Your Plan Keep Your Plan - Obama
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Life in Post-Truth America

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In the absence of facts, there is only ideology.

Wedding Rings and Christmas Tree Ornament
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When Hollywood Celebrated Christmas and Marriage

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I don’t see a happy ending to this story.

A Future Fraught with Tension
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A Future Fraught with Tension

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The impending retirement wave of Baby Boomers and its impact on American society is something that the Center for a Just Society has been discussing for several years. The issue of a rapidly aging society combined with a rapidly shrinking worker base may not be a sexy topic, but it’s an extremely important one that […]

Wolfboy and Princess Cupcake
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Wolfboy and Princess Cupcake

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We were made male and female.

"This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"
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The Unbearable Lightness of Feminism

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Feminism is a prisoner of the Left.

Empty Full Pews
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Empty Full Pews

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Christianity Today’s online magazine Parse recently posited that the rise of the automobile laid the groundwork for the modern megachurch. It’s a recommended read that gets to the crux of a problem in modern Christianity – a problem that cars only amplified: our self-centeredness. There are, of course, plenty of God-fearing Christians attending megachurches, but […]

Saudi Women
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The Savage Lands of Islam

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Where Islam goes, the desert rises.

Immigration, Amnesty, and the Rule of Law
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Immigration, Amnesty, and the Rule of Law

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In the ongoing Kentucky U.S. Senate race, both candidates have accused the other of supporting “amnesty” for “illegal immigrants” and of not upholding the rule of law. Immigration is a complex issue, and the laws governing it are even more complex. Political campaigns, at least in our day, are not well-suited to serious debates about […]

The Loss of Christian Empathy
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The Loss of Christian Empathy

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Maclean’s recently featured a compelling summary of our rapidly-deteriorating communities titled “The End of Neighbours.” The expertly-written piece by Brian Bethune is one of the better articles you’ll read this year, and it gets at a key tragedy that is particularly convicting for a Christian conservative: We have forsaken our neighbors. For decades, Americans and Canadians have been […]

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