The attempted takedown of HGTV megastars Chip and Joanna Gaines underscores one point: Public shaming is the new tool of anti-traditionalists. And they will pillory anyone holding unfashionable views on human sexuality.
Religion holds powerful sway over people’s lives—but not always in ways we might expect. We typically imagine that the faithful check their brains at the church door and follow whatever dicta religious leaders offer. Maybe not. While religious belief represents the greatest influence on how people voted in … Continue Reading →
In his first letter to the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul directs us to work with our hands. And his own life provides an example, stitching tents as a common tradesman. We call it making a living for a reason. We depend upon our work for our life—mostly because … Continue Reading →
Last year the journal Current Biology published a study claiming religion makes kids stingy. While parents in religious homes said their children were angels, researchers decided the opposite was true. The study looked at more than a thousand children from several different countries. Most were either Muslim, Christian, … Continue Reading →
Most people wouldn’t guess this, but I once considered becoming a cop. I took several criminal justice courses in college and received my level-3 reserve officer certificate in California after basic arrest and firearms training. Many of my friends took a similar path and are police officers today. … Continue Reading →