What would you do for a scoop of Rocky Roe v Wade?
August 23, 2018
“Is the hot weather and political climate getting you down? It’s time to eat more ice cream!” NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon wrote on its Facebook page advertising Rocky Roe v Wade ice cream to support abortion. Even as we grieve the point at which we have arrived in our common life, let us never forget the […]
No, Mr. Giuliani, truth is not in the eye of the beholder
August 13, 2018
In the ongoing political conversation about whether or not the President of the United States will sit down with Robert Mueller for an interview related to the question of Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 election, one of the President’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani said “truth is in the eye of the beholder.” I suspect he […]
Capital Punishment and the Crux of the matter
August 3, 2018
The Pope did this week what only the Pope can do, he changed the official position of the Roman Catholic Church through a Papal pronouncement. With the Pope’s call in 2016 for the global abolition of capital punishment, the wheels were set in motion to change the official catechism which now declares capital punishment to […]
Religious freedom and the right to worship Ariana Grande
July 24, 2018
This week in Washington D.C. something actually unprecedented is taking place: the Secretary of State is hosting an international Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. While the focus of the event is advancing religious liberty around the world, it provides opportunity to discuss the value of religious freedom here in the United States. Genuine religious freedom […]
Justice, Jesus style
July 13, 2018
The headlines are screaming full of back and forth volleys related to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States. How can Christians enter into those conversations in ways that honor Jesus? Four questions Christians can use to begin to redeem the conversation: From your […]
America’s shame culture: is it really 1642 all over again?
June 26, 2018
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is set in 1642. Three hundred and seventy five years later, the political left is publicly shaming those who don’t publicly align with the new Puritanism of the political left. “Anger and division in American politics are creating a rising phenomenon: the public shaming and shunning of political figures while […]
Thinking About Abortion: Why do you think the way you think about life and death?
June 14, 2018
Gallup has released findings from it’s nationwide Values and Beliefs poll which includes American attitudes toward abortion. The lead of the story reads: “Americans’ support for the legality of abortion varies sharply when they are asked to evaluate it on a trimester basis, which is consistent with the pattern Gallup has found for more than […]
The Ethics of Life and Death
June 8, 2018
The death of 55-year-old fashion designer Kate Spade was reported as headline news above the fold in every major news outlet in America. A wife, mother and iconic American female entrepreneur, Kate Spade appeared to have it all. She was rich, famous, beautiful, and beloved. But looks can be deceiving. Kate Spade ended her own […]
U.S. Supreme Court rules Christian baker does not have to bake gay wedding cake
June 4, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court 7-2 ruling in favor of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is an affirmation of religious liberty. As with every case, the particular facts of the case are specific to the case. But as with all rulings of the Supreme Court, the application extends beyond the particular case. So, while no persons are […]
Let life commence!
May 17, 2018
Tis the season of graduation and graduation speeches. What do you have to say to those who have completed high school or college and are now commencing with life? How might we take what high-profile commencement speakers are saying as a way of entering into conversation with the next generation? Take for instance, Oprah Winfrey’s […]