Category: Culture

The More Secular a Society, The Fewer Children Will Be Born

When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, the big concern and among fear-mongering apocalyptics was over-population. One best-seller at the time, published in 1968 by Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich,…

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When In Doubt: How Culture Determines Plausibility

Although only 3% of Americans claim to be atheists according to a recent survey, belief in God can be problematic in a culture awash in secularism. In our media, education, and entertainment…

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Notable Quotation

I signed the Nashville Statement because I stand with Biblical orthodoxy, which is inseparable from God’s creation mandate and definition of gendered personhood found in Genesis 1:27:  “So God created man in his…

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Queens of the Stone Age – The Vampyre Of Time And Memory -Searching But Never Finding . . .

My teenage music obsessed son shared this song from Queens of the Stone Age with me, and I was haunted by the lyrics. Human beings are really good at rejecting any ultimate…

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Popular Christian author thinks it takes ‘moxie’ to get your books banned

We live in convoluted times, where we’re supposed to believe what is up is down, what is black is white, and where the only thing we can say is wrong are people…

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“We Must Be True to Ourselves”

The title of this post is almost an axiom among modern Americans. We may hear it put in other ways as well, like “as long it makes you happy,” or “you must…

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Bob Dylan And His Classical Education

Although I’ve never been a big fan of Bob Dylan, I’ve always appreciated his genius, and especially his ability to capture the cultural Zeitgeist. A piece by Rod Dreher titled “Bob Dylan On The…

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The Epidemic of Unexamined Assumptions

Given I’m a fan of popular culture, and a student of it’s influence on, and reflection of, the worldview of the people in that culture, I was very eager to read a…

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Notable Quotation

We must attack the enemy’s line of communication. What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects—with their Christianity latent. You can…

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God Gave Us His Law, and The Created Order, That We Might Flourish

We live in the age of The Sovereign Self. Phrases  heard throughout the culture like, “Just be true to yourself,” or “As long as it makes you happy” are common. Such ideas…

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