Perspectives

  • Photo of The gift of children | A call to love, sacrifice, and hope

    The gift of children | A call to love, sacrifice, and hope

    A recent open letter from the Alliance of World Scientists began this way: “We declare, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world…that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.” The letter is filled with urgent language and…

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  • Photo of From Masterpiece Cakeshop to Hands On Originals | Another big win for freedom

    From Masterpiece Cakeshop to Hands On Originals | Another big win for freedom

    Blaine Adamson is the owner of Hands On Originals, a “Christian Outfitters” shop in Lexington, Kentucky. Hands On creates customized apparel such as t-shirts, hoodies, and baseball caps. In 2012, when Adamson got a phone call from the Gay and…

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  • Photo of Supreme Court hears arguments regarding transgender employment issues

    Supreme Court hears arguments regarding transgender employment issues

    In October, the Supreme Court Justices heard oral arguments regarding assertions of transgender discrimination in the workplace related to the meaning of “sex” in federal employment law (Title VII). The specific question before the court was: “Whether Title VII prohibits…

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  • Photo of William Barr and his detractors | Competing visions for religious freedom

    William Barr and his detractors | Competing visions for religious freedom

    In a 1798 address to the Massachusetts Militia, President John Adams said, “We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion.” Human vices can, he continued, “break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through…

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  • Photo of InterVarsity and religious freedom prevail

    InterVarsity and religious freedom prevail

    Back in February, federal judge Stephanie M. Rose ruled that the University of Iowa could not strip recognition from Business Leaders in Christ for requiring leaders to follow traditional Christian teaching on sexual morality. Rose, an appointee of President Obama, didn’t find…

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  • Photo of Robots in the pulpit?

    Robots in the pulpit?

    If someone described a preacher’s style to you as “robotic,” you probably wouldn’t consider it a compliment. For worshipers at one Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, however, robotic qualities are not a bug of their new clergy; they’re a feature.…

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  • Photo of A call to the Church to help those struggling with ideas of suicide

    A call to the Church to help those struggling with ideas of suicide

    Tragically, last week we all learned that Jarrid Wilson, associate pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside, California, had committed suicide. He was a husband and the father of two. He was only 30 years old. Jarrid had founded…

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  • Photo of If you were Drew Brees, what would you say?

    If you were Drew Brees, what would you say?

    “Controversy erupts around Drew Brees,” proclaimed news outlets on Friday, the very same news outlets who erupted the controversy engulfing one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Here’s the story: In a short video, Brees encouraged students to participate in Focus…

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  • Photo of The search for the ‘gay gene’ | A new study, predictable reactions

    The search for the ‘gay gene’ | A new study, predictable reactions

    Nothing in our culture so clearly demonstrates the controlling power of one’s settled presuppositions like how we think and talk about sexuality. This time the topic is a new study, the largest ever done, on the relationship between genetic makeup…

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  • Photo of Millennials and the Bible | “Not what you think”

    Millennials and the Bible | “Not what you think”

    There’s so much talk these days about so-called “Millennials.” Millennials are the generation born between 1980 and 2000. They are “digital natives,” and the defining events of their lives include the Oklahoma City bombing, 9/11, the War on Terror, Harry…

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