What I’ve Been Writing

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of work, vacations, baby preparations, and general life minutia. In all the comings and goings I have had the opportunity to write a few pieces for some friends that readers of this blog may be interested in. Trouble's been, I haven't done a good job of …

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An Abortion Facade In Shambles

This morning the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that the state of Texas acted unconstitutionally when it passed restrictions on state abortion clinics, holding them to higher infrastructure and administrative standards. It's a victory for the abortion lobby, certainly. But can it really be considered a victory for women, or health, or democracy? No, it cannot. …

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How Christian Music Lost Its Sad Songs

Journalist Leah Libresco discovers that contemporary Christian music always keeps on the sunny side. CCM lyrics, it turns out, are so excessively happy-go-lucky that they rarely even mention the darkness of sin or the pain of human suffering--themes that are pretty important to Christianity. From Libresco's piece: I took a look at the last five …

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The Politics of Never Growing Up

Consider for a moment the portrait that is currently emerging of the young American adult. Let’s begin with college. Despite its many dysfunctions and uncertain economic future, higher education is still considered to be the crucial pivot into adulthood for most American youth. Crippling college debt exists not so much because teens and parents are …

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