Category Archives: Current Affairs

Obama on Gun Control

*Posted by Joe Wooddell In answering a question about gun legislation at his press conference January 14, 2013, Barack Obama stated, If theres a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown then we should take that step. Does he really mean this? I hope not. Relatively few children are killed each year due to gun violence (not that every single one isnt … Continue reading

The Mark of an Improvident Decision

*Posted by Kirk Spencer I happened upon some promotional material for a fancy dinner. Its being hosted by pro-choice leaders from across the country. They are gathering together to mark the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that deemed abortion a fundamental constitutional right. I found it interesting that this dinner was being promoted to mark and not celebrate the decision; though I suspect it will be a … Continue reading

Little Emperors

*Posted by Daisy Reynolds. Daisy is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at Criswell College where she is also studying for a Master of Divinity. A study of little emperors was recently published in the Science journal. The term little emperors refers to the children born to urban families in China under the one child policy implemented in 1979. The policy was created to control population in overcrowded cities, and … Continue reading

Christmas in the Shadow of the Cross

*Posted by Winston Hottman In his most recent NY Times column, Ross Douthat reflects on the Newtown murders in light of the Christmas narrative: In the same way, the only thing that my religious tradition has to offer to the bereaved of Newtown today besides an appropriately respectful witness to their awful sorrow is a version of that story, and the realism about suffering that it contains. That realism may … Continue reading

Why aren’t we calling it the “royal fetus’?

*Guest post Dr. Denny Burk. Dr. Burk serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. This piece originally appeared on his blog, Denny Burk. As you have probably already heard, Kate Middleton is pregnant. Her offspring will be third in line for the English throne. The media have been abuzz with the news. In fact, I would say that they have been downright obsessive about … Continue reading

What is Black and Blue and Red All Over?

*Posted by Kirk Spencer As Americans, we are held together by our common life, our shared fortunes and the sacred honor of being part of such a great country. Beyond these ties, we have the strong political bands of our constitution. This certainly does not mean that we dont have our differences. We certainly doas we always have. This is especially clear during election cycles. But even in the midst … Continue reading


*Posted by Kirk Spencer Why not? I put my faith in him. We all did. I thought he was gonna be different than all the other jokers, but this guy, he cant even define the word is.What happens if they give him one of the hard words, like truth? Spoken by William Hayes In the movie Definitely Maybe 2008 In the Summer of 2004, I watched the young senator from … Continue reading

The Lesser of Two Weasels

*Posted by Kirk Spencer We Americans, we get to choose our weasels. Of course the weasel is always the other guy. But in a two-party system, there are two sides and so there are two weasels. So, in our electing, we must choose the lesser of two weasels (the one who is the less weaselly weasel). To do this we must find the differences between the two weasels. Some of … Continue reading

Gods and Gays

*Posted by Winston Hottman Below are the videos from a recent debate between one of our contributors, Dr. Barry Creamer, and atheist activist andradio host of Dogma Debate, David Smalley. The debateis divided into two segments. The subject of the firstsegment is the existence of God. The secondsegment deals with the question of same-sex marriage. Its great to see two people from very different worldviews come together and dialogue in … Continue reading

How To Choose the Next President

*Posted by Joe Wooddell 1 Timothy 2:1-4 says to pray for leaders so that we may live tranquil, quiet, godly, dignified lives, so the gospel can go forth freely. In the US, we are the leaders. To pray for our leaders and not vote, therefore, is disingenuous and irresponsible. It is foolish not to vote in the next (or any) presidential election, and since no one but Obama or Romney … Continue reading