Is Marriage Still Important?

As our society continues to become more secular, the biblical model of the family continues to be marginalized. One of the ways in which this has become evident is in our culture’s view of marriage. The Bible clearly teaches the following about marriage: Marriage is between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24). Marriage is […]

Lessons from the Life of Norma McCorvey, “Roe” in Roe v. Wade

Norma McCorvey, better known by the pseudonym “Roe” in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, passed away this week due to heart failure. She was 69 years old.1 McCorvey was the plaintiff in a case that challenged Texas’ anti-abortion laws in 1971. By the time the Supreme Court decided the case, it […]

Human Life Under Fire

In the Netherlands, euthanasia is a legal way for a person with a terminal physical illness to end his life. In the Netherlands, euthanasia is also a legal way for a person with a mental condition to end his own life. As the New York Post reports, a Dutch person can be euthanized if he […]

Adolf Eichmann and Personal Responsibility

From 1939 until the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann oversaw and helped to carry out the deportation of millions of Jews to killing centers in Poland and in the Soviet Union1. At the end of the war Eichmann was in U.S. custody, but he escaped in 1946 and was captured again in 1960 […]

A Tragic Anniversary, an Ongoing Holocaust

The word “holocaust” literally denotes a “situation in which many people are killed.”1. When we think of the word “holocaust,” we usually think of the German-led murder of six million Jews and about three million others. But speaking strictly in terms of number of deaths, there is an ongoing holocaust in America that is about […]

The Bible and Population Growth

For years there have been heated discussions about the Earth’s population. Some, like Paul Ehrlich in the late 1960s and 70s, warned that the Earth could not support the growing human population.1 He wrote the bestselling The Population Bomb (1968), repeatedly went on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show, and subsequently his “Zero Population Growth” movement […]

The Bible and Doping in Sports

In sports there is sometimes a desire to win at practically all costs. Drugs employed by athletes for sport include agents that make the body stronger, larger, increase oxygen carrying capacity, provide energy and/or stimulation, and decrease recovery time after exertion.1 Such drugs have made the headlines via star baseball players in years past, but […]

NY Times: Children Need a Father

In recent years, as The New York Times has glorified the sexual revolution’s redefinition of the family, the paper has vigorously argued that children are not really disadvantaged by having no father.1 The Times’ blaring message has been that it makes no difference whether a child has one parent, two parents of the same gender, […]

The Real Solution to Gun Violence

In the wake of the recent shooting at Umpqua College, political pundits are discussing various proposed solutions for gun violence. There is widespread disagreement about whether and how much government regulation is appropriate. Yet there are a few things on which all can agree: Guns as such do not commit crimes—people use guns in committing […]

The Pope’s Confusing Position on Abortion

Catholicism has been known for its opposition to elective abortion. The Catholic church has stood against abortion in the sense that the church’s Canon Law states that one’s participating in abortion procedure results in his automatic excommunication from the church.1 However, since 1983 the bishop of the local diocese has had the right, according to […]

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