Does Christmas Need Saving?

We all know our current Prime Minister is a unique character, but little did I realise just how much influence he really does exercise! But thanks to the Daily Express, I have discovered that he has even “saved” Christmas by relaxing the rules on families meeting up with each other! If I’m honest, I didn’tContinue reading “Does Christmas Need Saving?”

The Best Thanksgiving Table

My dish sits on the table in front of me, piled high with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and glazed carrots: the flavors of home. To my left and right are my siblings and in-laws, nephew and nieces passing gravy and commenting on the green beans. This family of mine—pieced together and added to through marriage andContinue reading “The Best Thanksgiving Table”

Netflix Got This One Right

Jeronicus Jangle is a young husband and father who also happens to be the greatest inventor of all time. He lives in the lively picturesque town of Cobbleton, where citizens flock to his magical shop (Jangles and Things) to gaze at his latest games, gadgets and gizmos. Everything, we are told, is “alive” in hisContinue reading “Netflix Got This One Right”

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”

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”

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”

Christmas Cannot Come Soon Enough

For many, 2020 has felt like one long groan. Between the pandemic, a struggling economy, the isolation of quarantine and online school, civil unrest, racial injustice, wildfires, hurricanes, a noisy election, and divisive public discourse, this year has reminded us again and again of our mortality, lack of control, and collective brokenness. As 2020 comesContinue reading “Christmas Cannot Come Soon Enough”

Supreme Court Reconsiders Religious Liberty Rule in Foster Care Case

While the nation focused on counting votes on Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could dramatically expand protections for religious liberty. Lawyers for Philadelphia argued that the city should be allowed to discriminate against religious social service providers as long as the rules it uses are “neutral laws ofContinue reading “Supreme Court Reconsiders Religious Liberty Rule in Foster Care Case”

You Knew It Would Happen

Amazon is doing what Amazon does, shifting its enormous glowing eyes to unconquered terrain. Next up in its conquest: meds. Bezos and Co. are getting into the online pharmacy business, adding insulin, inhalers and prescription refills to their formidable online catalog. Order your meds on Amazon and they’ll show up at your door a couple daysContinue reading “You Knew It Would Happen”