Fewer Children… Because of “Climate Anxiety”?

Perhaps, we should apply that historical knowledge to today’s crises. What if the kids and their carbon outputs aren’t the problem to be solved, but instead the very ones to solve whatever climate change problems we face?

In a recent article in The Atlantic, Emma Green writes that “a third or more of Americans younger than 45 either don’t have children or expect to have fewer [children].” This is, of course, not really new news. Birth rates have been falling for years, for various reasons. What’s notable in Green’s article is the somewhat new reason younger Americans claim they are choosing childlessness: because they are “worried about climate change.”

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The Experts Challenging Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

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Increasingly, when confronted with a person who experiences gender dysphoria, doctors and psychologists are allowed to offer only one diagnosis: the patient is transgender. As recently as a few years ago, this was a mental disorder diagnosis, and steps would be taken to align the mind with the body. Today, it’s just the opposite. Gender dysphoria means being born in the wrong body, and treatment aims to align the body with the mind

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Blatantly Violating the First Amendment

Colorado is at it again, if successful others will follow


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Lorie Smith never planned to take a high-profile stand for First Amendment rights. Still, her appeal of a recent 10th Circuit Court decision to the Supreme Court will determine to what extent Americans can live and work in accordance with their deeply held beliefs without penalty…

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The Disillusion of Millennial Evangelicals

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Though Gen Z-ers have all but replaced Millennials as the dazzling object of scrutiny and cultural analysis, it’s not because Millennials are no longer struggling. Rates of addiction, depression, burnout, and loneliness are all disproportionately high among the demographic born between 1981 and 1996. Since 2013, in fact, Millennials have seen a 47 percent increase in major depression diagnoses...

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Relationship Minimalism? Why Downsizing Other People Won’t Make You Happy

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, were chosen to grace the cover of the 2021 edition of “Time100: The Most Influential People of 2021.” After publicly cutting ties with the British royal family several months ago and moving to America, the couple described the whole ordeal in a televised interview and, as a result, made this year’s list…

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Abortion Is Not Necessary for Female Athletes to Succeed

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More than 500 female athletes signed an Amicus brief last week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against a Mississippi law that bans abortions after about 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Signed by female Olympians, soccer and basketball and swimming stars, the brief failed to address the critical questions of children’s humanity and moral status in the womb. Instead, the athletes focused on how abortion restrictions “harm” them…

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Forgotten Lessons of 9/11

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September 11, 2001. For those who were alive and old enough to remember, it is a day indelibly seared into our memories. Shock at the first plane, and terror at the second, which only worsened at the third and fourth. Throughout, there was a slowly emerging realization that this was no accident, that America was at war, and that our world had dramatically, irreversibly, changed…

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Teaching 9/11 to the Emerging Generation

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Like many of you, I remember exactly where I was on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I was preparing to teach a class of college freshmen on the topic of Christian worldview. Obviously, my teaching plans for that day changed, but this was a tragic example of just how much worldviews matter. 

I remember the chaos and confusion. I remember thinking this had changed our world forever, and it did. This was an event of national significance, as serious as  the attack on Pearl Harbor or the assassination of JFK. Yet I’ve talked to so many parents and grandparents over the last several months who have realized that 9/11 is not really a significant part of the story of rising generations...

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The Dangerous “Science” Behind Gender Transitioning

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From the beginning, proponents of the sexual revolution have wrapped themselves in the mantle of science, especially social science. For example, in the 1950s, the “Kinsey Reports” helped normalize a range of sexual behaviors. They were also the source of the still-often-quoted “statistic” that 10 percent of people are same-sex oriented. Both that figure and the methodology behind Kinsey’s “research” has long ago been discredited. Still, that 10 percent number has stuck in many people’s heads…

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