Another Week, Another Outrage

Another week, another bout of Twitter outrage. At the center of the latest scandal is a book by Abigail Shrier of the Wall Street Journal. Shrier has the pedigree of an elite journalist. She attended Columbia University and the University of Oxford as an undergraduate and graduated from Yale Law School. In Irreversible Damage: The Transgender CrazeContinue reading “Another Week, Another Outrage”

Christians Ready to Help COVID-19 Vaccine Go to Neediest First

With outbreaks resurging around the world and—finally—a likely COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, Christian leaders are advocating for fair distribution to protect the neediest people and places, not just the richest. But even among those committed to sharing resources to stop the virus, different strategies have emerged around which countries and which vulnerable places andContinue reading “Christians Ready to Help COVID-19 Vaccine Go to Neediest First”

2020 Hasn’t Changed Everything

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asks Mike, an oft-drunk Scottish war veteran in Ernest Hemingway’s classic 1926 novel, The Sun Also Rises. “Two ways,” Mike replies. “Gradually and then suddenly.” The same could be said about how sinkholes form, how people go to hell, and how cultures descend like Sodom into spiritual darkness—gradually andContinue reading “2020 Hasn’t Changed Everything”

The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Like everything else it seems, American history is being weaponized in our political and cultural wars, with both sides often playing fast and loose with the facts and adopting interpretations intended to score political points rather than to come to a deeper understanding of our past. We see this in revisionist attempts to reinterpret theContinue reading “The Real Story of Thanksgiving”

Be Aware: Conversion Therapy Wins in Court

The US Court of Appeals has ruled against banning therapy for children who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria. The therapy, often dubbed “conversion therapy”, was banned under two ordinances issued in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, Florida, in 2017. The ordinances outlawed forms of therapy that “eliminate or reduce sexual orContinue reading “Be Aware: Conversion Therapy Wins in Court”

Those Who Know Say No

Doctors who provide end-of-life care to the terminally ill are more likely to oppose the legalisation of assisted dying. Figures from a British Medical Association survey found that three quarters (76%) of palliative care specialists were opposed to assisted dying, while over half (52%) of doctors in geriatric medicine, and half of those in cancerContinue reading “Those Who Know Say No”

The Pandemic Is Starving Africa’ Poor

“One lady, when we delivered food to her family, they just saw the hands of God – she confessed that they were starving, did not have anything at all to eat, and did not know at all what could have happened to them,” he wrote to Christian Aid Mission. “We have been able to spreadContinue reading “The Pandemic Is Starving Africa’ Poor”

Before You Tear Down Another Statue

During an age where we topple statues rather than erect them, one man who we can only respect is Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury. In six decades of public service, Lord Shaftesbury, as he is most conveniently termed, fought successfully against an enormous range of injustices. Lord Shaftesbury was born into the English aristocracyContinue reading “Before You Tear Down Another Statue”