This is where the transgender movement is going: A prominent magazine makes “the moral case for letting trans kids change their bodies”—and makes it the cover story

We did see this coming. With relentless energy, the revolutionaries have bulldozed through the culture, breaking down one moral barrier after another—...

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Who Needs a Humanist Chaplain? News from Harvard University

Honestly, I'm not making this up. I somehow overlooked the May 14 edition of The Boston Globe, and therefore missed the report that Harvard University's humanist chaplain is set to retire this summer. Seriously folks, Harvard has an endowed humanist ...

June 10, 2005

Terri Schiavo — A Warning Renewed

My commentary for today, The Culture of Death -- Looking Back at Terri Schiavo, considers an important article by Professor Paul McHugh of Johns Hopkins University. His argument is compelling and ominous. His article, Annihilating Terri Schiavo, publ ...

June 10, 2005

No Middle Ground on Homosexuality — David Steinmetz Gets it Right

David C. Steinmetz serves as Amon Ragan Kearns Professor of the History of Christianity at the Divinity School of Duke University. He is a respected church historian who has contributed much to our knowledge of the Reformation. In a recent opinion co ...

June 9, 2005

The Navajo Defend Marriage — Testimony to General Revelation

The Associated Press reported on Sunday that the Navajo Nation's tribal government mustered sufficient votes to override a veto of the "Dine Marriage Act of 2005." The Navajo council voted 62-14 (with 12 abstaining) to override Navajo President Joe S ...

June 9, 2005

The Intolerable Intolerance of the Intolerant

Pastor Ken Hutcherson of the Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Washington confronted the Microsoft corporation with its practice of pushing the homosexual agenda in state politics. At stake was proposed anti-discrimination legislation promoted by gay ...

June 9, 2005

The ‘New Perspective’ on Paul — Some Excellent Resources

Controversy over the so-called 'New Perspective' on Paul has grown in recent years, as revisionist understandings of Paul and his understanding of the Gospel have gained ground among some evangelicals. In my judgment, the New Perspective represents a ...

June 8, 2005

Fortieth Anniversary of the ‘Griswold’ Decision: A Legacy of Legal Disaster

Yesterday marked the fortieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case, Griswold v. Connecticut, striking down laws prohibiting the sale or use of contraceptives. The Griswold decision set the stage for the court's disastrous 1973 ...

June 8, 2005

Yikes! The Hot Debate Over Deliberate Childlessness

My commentary for today,"Deliberate Childlessness: Moral Rebellion With a New Face," has incited a good bit of controversy. The essay was originally published last year, but when the Web site BeliefNet.com reprinted the piece recently, my mail box be ...

June 7, 2005

An Argument Among Atheists — Always Worth Watching

Dylan Evans and Salman Rushdie offer competing concepts of modern atheism in a recent pair of dueling newspaper articles. Evans was first to strike, writing in The Guardian [London] that atheists should strike a softer pose, acknowledging, in essence ...

June 7, 2005

Cremation Gains Ground in Colorado — Why?

The Sunday Denver Post is available at newsstands on Saturday, so I picked one up as I passed through Denver International Airport. The main headline story concerned the surging popularity of cremation in Colorado. In 'Ashes to Ashes' Wins New Respec ...

June 6, 2005