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  • Victory in Virginia

    The Washington Post reports that an abortion clinic here in Fairfax County, Virginia, has had its license suspended for "deficiencies" that include the following:

    "Inspectors observed dirty equipment, expired medication in unlocked cabinets, lax storage of medical records and a failure of staff to sterilize and maintain medical equipment and follow hand-washing protocols, according to a 52-page report.

    "In one case, a patient had to be rushed to a local emergency room for prolonged bleeding after sutures were not available at the clinic, the report says. In another, a nurse used a plunger to unstop a toilet and then held a patient’s hand during a surgical procedure without changing scrubs, according to the report."
  • Are Christians in a Culture War? Interview with Josh McDowell

    This goal of this blog is for me to soak up wisdom from my father and share it with you. I have been blessed to have an incredibly influential father, Josh McDowell. He has written over 150 books and spoken to more young people live than anyone in history. But what I appreciate most about my father is his love for my mom, for his kids, and now for his many grandkids. Enjoy!

    [For more, go to Sean's blog!]READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • The Worldview Behind 'The Jungle Book' Movie

    My entire family went to see "The Jungle Book" this past weekend. From my 3 ½-year old son, to my mother-in-law, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Disney is to be commended for making an engaging, creative, and faithful “live” version of this classic story.

    Like all fictional movies, "The Jungle Book" offers a story, which has worldview implications. Two questions lie at the heart of the movie: What does it mean to be human? And secondarily: How does man relate to nature? Specifically, these questions are explored through the life of Mowgli—a young boy whom wolves raise in the jungle.

    [For more, go to Sean's blog!]

  • The Final Push

    By this point in the academic semester, with summer just around the corner, many of us in school have hit the wall of end-of-semester stress. Assignments pile up. Papers, presentations, and exams invite us to believe our professors are conspiring against us, praying we fail out before the final day of class. This can easily begin to press into our faith in Christ, whether it be causing us to doubt Him, sacrifice our time with Him, or even curse Him for our current state.

    If you are at the breaking point: This is for you.
  • Who's Afraid of the Bible?

    Eric Metaxas poses this provocative question in a USA Today op-ed about the Bible's appearance on the ALA's "Most Challenged Books" list.READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Brontë, Shakespeare, Cervantes: Recommended Reading on Three Literary Lights

    It's a very literary week! This week the world celebrates major anniversaries of three of the greatest writers who ever lived. READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • Prayer Is Not a Placebo

    It's become an all-too-common trope, especially in my own Reformed circles, to say that "the purpose of prayer is to change us, not God."

    I really dislike this statement. On one level, it's true, of course. We can change, and God does not. He is immutable. But on another level, it's unscriptural nonsense. Prayer is not some psychotropic therapy we perform to make ourselves feel better. It is not a placebo. It really serves a purpose. It is the conversation of children with their Father (Romans 8:15), a bride with her Groom (Ephesians 5:22-33), and priests with their God (1 Peter 2:9). The Bible is abundantly clear that prayer "avails much" (James 5:16), that God will give us what we ask for in His name (John 14:13-14), and that if we don't ask, we shouldn't expect to receive (James 4:2-3). READ FULL ARTICLE »
  • For Safety's Sake

    The Washington Post has a story about private online women's forums, from which men are banned in order to cut down on trolling and harassment. Though it seems hard on men as a whole to suggest that such a thing might be desirable, the women quoted in the story opine that enough women have experienced online harassment to make it so. And most of us women who have social media experience could back them up on that. (I would tell you some of the things I've been called on Twitter, but they're not suitable for a Christian website.)

    I do wonder, though, if it's occurred to anyone at the Post that gender segregation for safety's sake might be a good thing in even higher-stakes situations.READ FULL ARTICLE »

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  • Nehemiah 2:6-8

    And the king said to me (the queen sitting beside him), “How long will you be gone, and when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me when I had given him a time. And I said to the king, “If it pl...

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