Faith & Society

Who’s Afraid of Religious Reasoning?

If people fear what they don’t understand, then one of the most feared things today is religious liberty. It’s standard practice for mainstream and left-leaning news outlets to handle the notion with scare quotes when it conflicts with the civil … Continue reading

Polyamory: Limitless or Limiting?

The Gottman Institute is one of the premiere organizations promoting evidence-based approaches to couple/marital relationships. The institute notes that it has“developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages and committed relationships but strengthens happy ones.” The approach … Continue reading

To Go or Not to Go

I recently returned from a mission trip to Brazil with eleven members of my Presbyterian church in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Partnering with a Presbyterian congregation in Manaus, our team, which included three physicians and two nurses, furnished medical assistance, dental … Continue reading

When Humans Don’t Procreate

The “hook” of the story intrigued me: “This hasn’t happened in all of modern history…” An email from “The Crux” last month blared, “Global population growth to virtually stop by 2100.” According to a Pew Research Center analysis, “the world’s … Continue reading

Betsy Ross Recall is a Cheap Moral Stand

Nike courted controversy when it cancelled a new line of Betsy Ross flag-stitched sneakers just before the Fourth of July. The American shoemaker, valued at over $130 billion, pulled the shoes after former NFL quarterback and company spokesperson Colin Kaepernick … Continue reading

The Double Life of an NFL Lineman

Behind the scenes, John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, had another life. His secretive obsession was kept under wraps from his teammates. Most of them, he thought, would not understand or approve. This affection was overwhelming his … Continue reading

Misery or Divorce

The way that declining divorce rates are being discussed these days, Americans could easily conclude that marital breakdown is no longer a serious problem. That’s hokum. Whether the percentage of marriages that will eventually dissolve is still 45% or higher, … Continue reading