Category: Society

Time to Flourish: On the Center for Public Justice’s New Paid Family Leave Report

If there is anything that the recent political sturm und drang about family separation at the border has emphasized, it is the undeniable sanctity of the family—at least in the political imaginary. The idea that the state might separate children...

/ July 23, 2018

How Bad Theology Hurts the Anxious, Depressed, and Suicidal

By Joshua Cayetano As Christian journeys from the “City of Destruction” to the “Celestial City” in The Pilgrim’s Progress, he and his companion, Hopeful, are captured by Giant Despair, the king of Doubting-Castle. In the dungeon, Giant Despair tortures Christian...

/ July 9, 2018

Romans 13, Jeff Sessions, and Separating Families at the Border

In Dr. James Dobson’s Letter from 2012 predicting the dire consequences of an Obama election, he included the possibility of homeschooling families being forced to flee to Australia or New Zealand to continue educating their children at home. Imagine, if you...

/ June 15, 2018

How the Irish Lost Themselves and Their Ancestral Inheritance and How They May Find Themselves Again

By Emily Sullivan When I was growing up I heard two key narratives about “our people,” my Irish ancestors. Though I now look back at them with a bit less sentimentality, these stories nonetheless formed my sense of identity and...

/ May 30, 2018

Evangelical Indifference to the Immigrant in Historical Perspective

By Miles Smith Last week, reputable reports appeared that the United States government had begun forcibly separating children from their parents at the border and even at installations within the United States. An op-ed at the Los Angeles Times by...

/ May 29, 2018

On Paige Patterson’s Missing Link

By Brian Mesimer Paige Patterson’s comments on handing abuse in a Christian relationship are concerning. Spoken at a conference in 2000, they were recently rediscovered by Jonathan Merritt in a Washington Post expose. For clarity’s sake, I will reproduce the...

/ May 9, 2018

“Avoidance Is Not Purity”: An Ode on the Pence Rule

By Eric Hutchinson “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?”–King Solomon

/ May 7, 2018

On the Pence Rule

In Hannah Coulter Wendell Berry tells the sad and predictable story of the divorce of Marcus and Margaret Settlemeyer. The two marry after finishing school at the University of Kentucky and quickly move to Louisville to get work as teachers, both...

/ May 3, 2018

Jordan Peterson’s Folk Wisdom

By Aaron M. Renn With the dysfunction in too many young men’s lives today, and the failure of the church to reach them, Jordan Peterson’s emergence as a guru to them has been, and should be, prompting some serious analysis...

/ April 9, 2018

The Problem with Surrogacy: A Brief Sketch

This will, hopefully, be brief. I wanted to briefly articulate what the core good of the Christian vision of sexuality is so that we can then connect that good to the problems of IVF and surrogacy.

/ March 12, 2018