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Religious freedom and sexual freedom laws

Gender Identity laws

When it comes to religious freedom, we face two equal and opposite temptations. But neither will do in the face of our current challenges. We often talk about the ongoing struggle between religious freedom and so-called “sexual freedom.” Today, religious …

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Is a challenge to Roe v. Wade a heartbeat away?

Heartbeat Law

Will Roe v. Wade always be the law of the land? Some Ohio legislators don’t think so. Here’s news about that state’s “heartbeat” law and why it matters. On December 7th, the Ohio legislature passed a law that would outlaw …

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Dear teens, virginity is good for you | Here’s why

virginity is good

Teens who abstain from sex are healthier than those who don’t. Once again, research backs up the life-giving moral claims of a Christian worldview. Young people who wait until after the wedding have a better chance for a stable, fulfilling, …

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Too much Christmas, too little Advent?


Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted it to be Christmas every day of the year. A fairy granted her wish: every day, for a whole year, it would be Christmas Day. And what that little …

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SCOTUS: What a difference election day makes!

Supreme Court

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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Advent, sacred time, and worldview


It is time to prepare for Christmas. But I don’t mean at the shopping mall. I mean sacred preparation. Sunday [Nov. 27] marks the beginning of Advent, the time historically “set aside by the Church to help believers prepare to …

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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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