You Just Can’t Get Rid of the Stench

Marie Stopes International announced that it will henceforth be known as MSI Reproductive Choices, in an attempt to distance themselves from their eugenicist founder, Marie Stopes. “A rose by any other name” as Shakespeare famously wrote, “would smell as sweet.” Giving Marie Stopes another name will do nothing to clear the foul stench of deathContinue reading “You Just Can’t Get Rid of the Stench”

Something to Keep You Warm

Some 25,000 winter coats are being gifted to children in Syria this Christmas. The effort is being led by Sister Annie Demerjian and the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, with support from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). The thousands of coats have been made by tailors in Aleppo, northern Syria, which was devastatedContinue reading “Something to Keep You Warm”

How Should Christians Think About The Transgender Movement?

In this post, we’re asking the question: How should Christians think about the Transgender Movement? In many respects, this is a difficult question to answer because the movement is constantly in flux and definitions frequently change. Be that as it may, Christians must do their best to engage Transgenderism from a biblical worldview. God’s GoodContinue reading “How Should Christians Think About The Transgender Movement?”

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”

Doctors Warn Against Assisted Suicide

Over fifty doctors working in palliative medicine and care for dying patients have signed a letter to The Times in opposition to any proposed changes in the assisted suicide law. In the face of continual attempts to legalise assisted suicide, fifty doctors have signalled their continued support for protections in the law for the most vulnerable. InContinue reading “Doctors Warn Against Assisted Suicide”

Secularism and Infertility

Declining fertility rates have a significant correlation with increased secularization, according to Baylor University professor Philip Jenkins. Much of modern Africa tends to be devoutly religious and they also happen to have high fertility rates, Jenkins said. By contrast, the lower a population’s fertility rate the greater the likelihood it is for people to separateContinue reading “Secularism and Infertility”

Women Need Each Other

Growing up, I had many guides in Christ, but not many mothers (1 Corinthians 4:15). I sat under the teaching of various women and read extensively, but I did not know many believing women intimately enough to imitate them (1 Corinthians 4:16–17). I also learned from the teaching and example of my pastors, but IContinue reading “Women Need Each Other”

I’ve Been Here Too Long

I am not sure why I ordered anything to eat in the first place. Anxiety had locked up my appetite. Eating seemed more of a chore than a pleasure as I sat across the table from a trusted pastor and friend, pouring out recent pains and telling him how fear had gripped nearly every areaContinue reading “I’ve Been Here Too Long”

Hope Is Better Than Nostalgia

Let me begin with the confession that I am deeply nostalgic. Merriam-Webster defines nostalgic as “longing for or thinking fondly of a past time of condition.”[1] Smells, songs, sceneries, places, people—they all have a way of taking me “way back” (and I’m only 29). The most random and insignificant things do it for me—the smell of diesel fuelContinue reading “Hope Is Better Than Nostalgia”