CitizenLink Report: Resisting Efforts to Blur Male and Female

From Citizen Link: Have you heard about the recent report from Sweden about the staff of a preschool no longer using pronouns like “he” or “she” when referring to students? It’s another example of what happens when marriage is redefined to include same-sex couples. The preschool’s approach to gender is a reflection of Sweden’s national school curriculum that includes the mission of breaking down gender … Continue reading CitizenLink Report: Resisting Efforts to Blur Male and Female

‘Slutwalk’ and the Negation of Female Sexuality

I was recently asked to cover an event in London known as the ‘Slutwalk.’ The event, which features scores of women walking down the street dressed as ‘sluts,’ started in Toronto on April 3. Since then, according to the Wikipedia article about it, the movement has spread to other towns throughout the US, Canada, Australia, Europe and even the Middle East. (Not for young readers.) Continue reading “‘Slutwalk’ and the Negation of Female Sexuality”

The essential public purpose of marriage

While we do not believe that states (or the people) have the right to define inalienable rights (those are given by our Creator and cannot be redefined by man), this is a very good article demonstrating that marriage is not about two people who want to be in some kind of “relationship” but about parenting and the God-given rights of children to know and be … Continue reading The essential public purpose of marriage

Semantics Don’t Change Truth: The social motivations behind new definitions

Elizabeth Mitchell over at AnswersinGenesis.org has written an excellent piece about how modern scientists simply change definitions in order to make something acceptable which was once unthinkable: The FDA’s recent controversial approval of “ulipristal acetate—an emergency contraceptive effective for up to 5 days” after exposure—made headline news in the September issue of Ob.Gyn. News.1 Like similar medications with an approved 3-day window, the newer drug … Continue reading Semantics Don’t Change Truth: The social motivations behind new definitions

Why Can’t You Just Be NORMAL???

Has anyone ever asked you that question? If you care at all about raising your children to walk with God, chances are, you have.

I will admit that I often feel like the lemming at the edge of the cliff, who, after seeing the fate that awaits him if he follows the crowd, turns around, flails his arms, and screams,

“Hey, guys! Could we stop and think this over for a minute???”

…only to have his annoyed brethren push passed him, wondering why he’s obstructing traffic!

Yes, friends, we have a problem, and it is not one that being more normal will fix. Continue reading “Why Can’t You Just Be NORMAL???”

The Resentment Gambit

Religious feminists will sometimes squawk in protest that, “I am NOT a Feminist, humph. I am an EGALITARIAN!” which seems rather ironic, given that at least one well-known egalitarian Internet gathering spot has seven levels of hierarchy. Nevertheless, feminist is what they are. One particular nail in that definitional coffin is what I will call, “the resentment gambit.”

This resentment was given birth by the feminist movement starting in the late 60’s and early 70’s with the formation of “consciousness raising”(CR) groups. The stated aim of these groups was a better understanding of women’s “oppression.” Often the women attending these groups had no idea they had been so sorely oppressed until the CR opened their eyes. With the CR groups, feelings mattered more than facts, and results mattered more than anything–and the result they wanted was anger and resentment against the patriarchy. Continue reading “The Resentment Gambit”

Legalism: Yours, Mine, and Ours

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

Legalism has always been a real issue in the Church (and in our hearts); and likely, it will be until Christ’s return. But, lately I’ve seen the word bandied about like a toddler with a pocket knife. Let’s be very careful where we aim this divisive little blade; and perhaps decide whether or not we should “aim” it at all.

We all struggle with legalism to some degree. I do; and, worse than that, you do too! We try to do things in the flesh and fail to walk by faith. In the beginning, Eve struggled with legalism, choosing to do things her way rather than God’s—adding to His Word and giving ground to the Devil to deceive her.

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When Atheists had guts…

Another great piece from Joel McDurmon over at American Vision, pointing out that those who attack Christian morals by calling them “bad” or “evil” have to borrow the very definitions they insist are wrong in order to make the accusation! I long since stopped blogging on atheism, deeming it often a waste of time and occasionally counterproductive. Sometimes, however, the issue merits revisiting. After rereading … Continue reading When Atheists had guts…

Mommy Likes Me Better: A Parable About Serving God in the Church

It seems to me that a lot of conservative Christian women these days are suffering from a lack of vision. For many of us, things have begun to improve, but there’s been a lot of poison in our perspectives–a feeling that if we couldn’t do what the men were doing, then maybe God had nothing for us to do; that maybe we’d been forgotten, left behind…like the pink tools on the workbench were second best, and the blue ones were getting all the use. In contemplating how this could have come about, I thought of the following story. Continue reading “Mommy Likes Me Better: A Parable About Serving God in the Church”