Perspectives

  • Goodbye, Fidel Castro | Why utopianism always fails

    A brutal communist dictator has gone on to meet his reward. And too many seem confused about the legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. On Friday, Fidel Castro died at the age of ninety, far older than many of his opponents…

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  • Supreme Court

    SCOTUS: What a difference election day makes!

    The next president will very likely have the opportunity to make two to three appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). Before the election, many conservatives, even those somewhat leery of a Trump presidency, were urging others…

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  • Thanksgiving

    Talking turkey at Thanksgiving

    Ah, Thanksgiving. Turkey. Stuffing. Football. …and that dreaded dinner discussion. Here are some tips to not only get through it but maybe even make a difference. In the wake of this year’s outrageously contentious election season, Google trends recorded a…

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    Post-Truth, the word of the year

    Is our culture losing touch with reality? The folks who pick the official “word of the year” think so. The Christian satire website, Babylon Bee, has had a lot of great headlines. One of my favorites so far: “Progressive Evangelical…

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  • Marriage

    No, we can’t ‘agree to disagree’ on marriage

    For years, a steady drumbeat of Christian pastors, musicians, and authors have announced they’ve “evolved” on the issue of homosexuality. Authors like Matthew Vines and more recently, Jen Hatmaker, musician Nicole Nordeman and Yale philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff argue that the…

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    Opening the tomb of Jesus | The historical reality of our faith

    For a sixty-hour period beginning on October 26th, researchers had unprecedented access to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site long-venerated as the place where Joseph of Arimathea placed Jesus’ body on Good Friday. Then on October 28th, the…

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  • The truth about miscarriage | Grieving the loss of an embodied spirit

    The abortion industry, and politicians allegiant to it, will defend to the death—pun intended—a woman’s so-called “right” to end the life of a living, developing human being in her womb for any and every reason. But strangely, when it comes…

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  • Ashers Baking Company

    Orientation over speech and religion

    Would a judge actually come out and say freedom of speech and freedom of religion have to take a back seat to sexual orientation? Yup—sure did. Okay—stop me if you’ve heard this story before: A Christian couple opens a bakery…

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  • Memorial Day

    Veterans Day 2016 | How grateful are we?

    With the craziest presidential election of all time ending earlier this week, it’s easy to forgive someone for forgetting that Sept. 11 is Veterans Day. Sad to say, at least until President-Elect Trump’s brief but important mention of vets during…

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  • 3 ways to practice civility after a very uncivil election

    Have we made civil discourse an oxymoron? The once noble goal of decency in politics seems to have gotten lost, and the Christian’s call to love along with it. For the sake of the Kingdom of God and the good…

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