We've all seen the statistics and heard the stories: Good Christian kids go to college, grow disillusioned, and leave the faith. In his new book, "You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith," David Kinnaman writes, "Overall, there is a 43 percent drop-off between the teen and early adult years in terms of church engagement."241 comments
Popular culture, with its emphasis on the new and immediate, reliance on instant accessibility and the casual, time-killing way it is usually consumed, is changing us — and not for the better: We are becoming less reflective, more impatient and easily-bored.
Is there anything wrong with a little mindless entertainment? Well, maybe not, but too many of us are engaging in a lot more than just a little of it.
Why should we care about how human corpses are treated? Your answer depends on your worldview.32 comments
How has the nation's oldest Catholic University responded to the HHS mandate? I almost don't want to tell you.30 comments
Popular culture, including "Will and Grace," has shaped the way Americans feel about same-sex relationships.
For many of today's spiritual seekers, life is a big buffet: Take a little of this, a little of that. But how nourishing is this spiritual smorgasbord?
Americans recently got a lesson in hypocrisy -- and of how dangerous it can be to redefine words.78 comments
The whole world loves a good escape story. But in the case of a certain Chinese dissident, the world needs to hear the rest of the story.
It's like the Sinatra song: If Christianity can make it there, it can make it anywhere. I'm talking about New York, New York, my home town.Tags Tim Tebow
Apart from Watergate, Chuck is best-known for his ministry to prisoners. But to say that Chuck ministered to prisoners is to miss the point almost entirely.1 comments
I'm not old enough to remember Chuck as a controversial political figure during Watergate, so I have always thought of him mainly as an inspiring Christian leader.
There's a tendency sometimes to demonize our enemies instead of loving them and, more to the point, showing them that we love them.
I'm thrilled public schools are now teaching religion all over the country. But, you'll have to guess which country.55 comments
If strong marriages are the foundation of a healthy society, we've got a lot of repair work to do.