It is seriously ridiculous that anyone needs legislation to understand how wrong this is. FROM: Virginia Legislature Protects Houses of Worship From Unequal Restrictions During Public Emergencies
Today, the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns seems, at least to most of us, like an extended nightmare of yesterday. However, some of the ways that our lives changed have stuck with us. For example, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Americans working primarily from home has tripled since 2019. Many people will never go … More Why So Many Are Choosing Couches Over Pews
I did not watch the Grammys and haven’t for years (especially glad I missed it this year) but you would have to live in a virtual vacuum to not to have heard of about this performance in some manner. It was iniquity personified in all its glory? On Monday morning, news sites trumpeted that something … More Satan Shows Up at the Grammys
Last month, according to the Congolese military, a militant group attacked a Pentecostal church, killing at least 10 and wounding scores of others. Though incidents like this are hardly new, they rarely make the news. Many in the Western world simply don’t realize how prevalent Christianity and Christian persecution are outside of Europe and North America. Plus, … More Christianity Isn’t a Western Faith
According to a CDC report released in December, the life expectancy of Americans fell by about seven months in 2021, reaching the lowest point in two decades. Although researchers expected a major drop in the wake of COVID-19, many industrialized nations are seeing signs of recovery. The U.S., however, despite spending more on healthcare than any other country, continues a … More American Life Expectancy Continues to Fall
God’s Thoughts Should Be Our Thoughts: Truth Is Revealed and Knowable Isaiah 55:8-9 are among those verses that have taken on a life of their own in Christian circles: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my … More God’s Thoughts Should Be Our Thoughts
Are the Moms All Right? Busting the Myths About Motherhood Last fall, cultural observer and former BuzzFeed writer Anne Helen Petersen published an e-book about the difficulties of motherhood during the pandemic. Based on interviews with 1,000 women, her conclusions were telegraphed in the title: The Moms Are Not Alright. I think most parents would agree that parenting … More Are the Moms All Right?
As some of you know I have spent time behind bars and serving as a Chaplain to folks behind bars. In my case, women were not a part of the equation in my job as Chaplain they were in the same facility as men although NEVER in contact with the men. Recently, Brandon Showalter of The … More Putting Men in Women’s Prisons: A Social Experiment That Should Never Have Happened
On Thanksgiving Day, the entrance to the Focus on the Family offices was vandalized. The perpetrators, referring to the recent mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, spray-painted “Blood is on your hands!” and “Five lives taken!” Additionally, they left a sign that quoted 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, implying that the organization did the devil’s work… … More “Stochastic Terror”: Truth Is Not Violence
Though election day is behind us and the direction of the country set, politics will most likely continue to overstep into most of our lives and our culture. After all, the presidential campaign season has already begun. Without abandoning the political sphere altogether or downplaying its importance, Christians must push back against the all-consuming nature … More Democracy Isn’t a Worldview: Politics Can’t Answer Our Deepest Questions
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