No Surprise. Teens Are Sleeping Better Than You in COVID

While the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in declining mental health for many adults, the findings are different for teenagers, particularly those in two-parent households. They have been faring better thanks to more sleep and spending more time with their families, according to a new report. The new report, released Tuesday from the Institute for FamilyContinue reading “No Surprise. Teens Are Sleeping Better Than You in COVID”

Facebook Again Bans a Christian Ministry

Facebook has removed the page of an interdenominational Christian ministry that helps people struggling with unwanted sexual attractions and gender confusion. The Restored Hope Network said its Facebook page had been removed without notice or explanation by the social media giant. The organisation’s executive director Anne Paul said the suspension was a “chilling example ofContinue reading “Facebook Again Bans a Christian Ministry”

Insights to the Next Supreme Court Justice

Christianity Today asked legal experts how a new Supreme Court appointment replacing Ginsburg stands to affect evangelicals outside of Roe v. Wade. Here are their responses, calling out issues such as religious freedom, racial equality, child protection, and free speech. Barry P. McDonald, law professor at Pepperdine University:As it stands, the Supreme Court is controlledContinue reading “Insights to the Next Supreme Court Justice”

The Plague We All Ignore

In all our consternation about the undeniable and often bitter challenges faced by our African-American neighbors, let’s not forget the daily suffering that goes on unnoticed in many communities—such as Chicago. Last weekend, for example, the Windy City reveled in brilliant sunshine and a high in the low 70s. No doubt enjoying the early fallContinue reading “The Plague We All Ignore”

The Lost Year

Buzzfeed News is running a series of feature stories this month called “The Lost Year,” featuring profiles of how six people, of different ages and backgrounds have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stories range from challenging to even, in some cases, devastating. Still, the title of this series is, I think, misleading. Is this really aContinue reading “The Lost Year”

What Do You Love Most About God?

In a sense, to answer this question authentically, I probably ought not spend any great time theologizing, studying, doing exegesis, or assessing God’s attributes. I ought to simply blurt out — just blurt out — what I feel about God, what I really treasure about him and value and admire. Wouldn’t that be the mostContinue reading “What Do You Love Most About God?”

Calls for Legal Action Against Netflix’s “Cuties”

There have been calls for legal action to be taken against Netflix over the film “Cuties”, which critics say amounts to child exploitation. Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton and Indiana Rep. Jim Banks told the Daily Caller they want the Department of Justice to bring legal action against Netflix over the release of the French film, whichContinue reading “Calls for Legal Action Against Netflix’s “Cuties””

Chinese Officials Paying to Spy on Churches

Chinese officials are offering citizens financial rewards to snoop on “illegal religious activity venues.” Bitter Winter reports that officials in Gushi county, Henan province, have offered citizens 500 RMB (around $70 or £57) to provide evidence like photos, videos and audio recordings. Rewards are reportedly being offered to residents in the cities of Mengzhou, Jiyuan and Shangqiu.Continue reading “Chinese Officials Paying to Spy on Churches”