Makes sense. Take a look.
May 11, 2016
April 21, 2016
The sociological data is clear: Christianity is on the decline in the United States. The decline is not limited to one “type” of Christianity (though it is more drastic in some than others), nor is it limited to a particular race, gender, or age. It is pervasive, but the most significant loss of faith is occurring in the Millennial generation. Only 56% of Millennials identify as Christians. Larry Barnett of The Next Generation Project (TNGP) sought to discover the cause.
Using three large representative data sources, he discovered that doubt is the major reason people are abandoning their Christian faith. Christians who report having little or no doubt regarding the truth of Christianity are the most likely to be confessing Christians, regardless of age. Millennial non-doubters are just as likely as all other generations of non-doubters to be confessing Christians. Those who harbor significant doubts about the truth of Christianity, however, are more likely to abandon their Christian faith. Age is a significant factor among the doubters, with Millennial doubters being much more likely to abandon Christianity than older Christians.
January 12, 2016
The American College of Pediatricians explains why cohabitation is bad for society in just about every way imaginable. And yet cohabitation continues to rise as the folk wisdom says it will increase one’s chances of marital success. Nothing could be further from the truth. The most happiness does not come from receiving the benefits of marriage (sex, playing house) without actual marriage, but from marriage itself.
November 20, 2015
A lot of Christians are arguing that our Christian principles, based in Scripture, demand that we welcome the Syrian refugees. This article shows why this is a hasty conclusion regarding the teaching of Scripture.
Surely the Scripture does not mean to say we should allow foreigners to come into our nation who intend to kill us (as if the Israelites would have let the Philistines or Babylonians into Jerusalem!). And surely those who argue that Scripture demands we accept the Syrian refugees would not cite those same passages if they knew members of ISIS or Al Qaeda were among them, but could not be identified. But here’s the thing: We know from the experience in France that terrorists are coming in with the refugees undetected, and people have been murdered as a result. Until and unless we can properly vet these refugees to determine who is a possible terrorist and who is not, how can any reasonable person say we should just let them into our country? It only takes a few terrorists to produce mass killing. 9/11 and the French attacks are proof of this.
April 6, 2015
Cohabitation – the politically correct term for what used to be called “shacking up” – has become very common in our day. Nearly 8 million opposite-sex couples live together today, compared to less than 1 million 30 years ago. Nearly 10% of all opposite-sex couples are cohabiting, and over half of all first marriages are preceded by a period of cohabitation.
How did we get here?
How did cohabitation go from being illegal in all states prior to 1970 and held in moral contempt by society at large to being so ubiquitous and accepted today? There are several reasons:
Cohabitation is not what it seems
November 4, 2013
The Heritage Foundation did a study that discovered children raised in a home with married parents are 82% less likely to face poverty. Only 7% of children living in homes that fall below the poverty line were living with married parents. – Salvo Magazine, Issue 23, Winter 2012, p. 20.
If we truly want to fight poverty, then let’s promote marriage!
April 30, 2013