The entire argument for aborting children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome is based on quality of life. It's not a medical concern. Such children, goes the argument, will live unhappy lives. But if you or a friend has someone with Down syndrome in the family, you know nothing could be further from the truth!
A Christian philosopher disagrees with elevating the issue of homosexuality to the level of the o-word (orthodoxy). Adding traditional marriage to the Nicene list of non-negotiable Christian doctrines, he worries, distracts from the life and work of Jesus and reduces Christianity to a set of morals. Is he right?
Suicide — social isolation is certainly a factor but there's another factor, one that's critically important. "In a meritocratic age, we are valued for our usefulness." So what happens to students when they don't nail that SAT or make the varsity team?
How bad is America's suicide problem? Well, it's so bad that Americans' overall life expectancy has declined for the first time since the 1930s.
Every racist ideology, including the white nationalism and neo-Nazi rhetoric and images displayed by the so-called alt-right in Charlottesville, is rooted in the pit of hell. There's no defending it.
Fifty years ago, Joni Eareckson Tada's life changed forever. And since then, God has used her to transform the lives of countless others.
The war rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. turned nuclear this week, literally. Thankfully, Christians have thought about these things before.
A team of scientists at Oregon Health and Sciences University have successfully created genetically-modified human embryos. It's an early step in playing God with human genetics, one that could very well place humanity on intimate terms with the Devil.
We'll be talking a lot about the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips. Why? Because religious freedom hangs in the balance. What the media and LGBT activists are telling the world is that this case is about a baker who uses his religious beliefs as a cover to discriminate against people. But that is baloney.
Well, according to the French President, it's no use pouring money into Africa because Africans have too many babies. Yes, he really said that.
Africa is facing yet another seemingly unprecedented crisis — a famine stretching from Somalia, to South Sudan, to Nigeria, in which 20 million people are at risk of starvation. When one hurts, we all hurt — and compassion fatigue is no excuse for looking away.
What would Chuck Colson have said about the case of little Charlie Gard? Who should decide who lives and who dies?
I'm glad for Eugene Peterson's retraction on same-sex marriage, though his statements are still puzzling. Even more, they're revealing. First, they reveal the crisis of authority among evangelicals. So much of this conversation, and many others within the evangelical church, is driven by celebrities instead of doctrine.
I don't think "abuse" is too strong a word for a mother who refuses to acknowledge the biological reality of her child's sex, and to raise him or her in denial of such reality. The potential for harm here is great.
Here's a hard saying for some: Just because you think Jesus would do something doesn't mean He would.
Are our churches truly leaving a mark on people? Or another way to think about it: Are our churches thick or thin?
Can the government tell you when and where your child will die? For one couple in the U.K., the answer is "yes." This is a chilling precedent.
Is it possible to argue effectively for the rights of the unborn to a secular audience? Just Google it!
If there is a stereotype that lives up to reality these days, it's the unemployed, disaffected, twenty-something American male who haunts his parents' basement, addicted to World of Warcraft.
If our church history begins with Billy Graham, we've probably forgotten something important.
The recent, disturbing criminal trial of Michelle Carter not only tests new legal boundaries, it's a mirror held up in front of our society.
Okay, so government cannot "establish religion." But can it discriminate against religion? The Supreme Court has decided no.
An opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across America. What can we Christians do about it?
I love Dr. Seuss, but in the real world, joining hands and singing a musical number is not an effective strategy against evil.
Even with all of our modern devotion to moral relativism, people still know virtue — and vice — when they see it.