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There are some things that life brings that alter your family forever. Our family faced one of those moments when I was nearing the end of my pregnancy with our fourth son. In a matter of minutes, we went from... Continue...

Cowtown, Texas (a.k.a. Fort Worth) is generally a fairly quiet place to live. For nearly a decade, I have called this place home. Three of my four children are native-born Texans. While every city has its warts, I have thoroughly... Continue...

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is not something anyone wants to think about, much less become familiar with. I have spoken often with despondent parents whose worst nightmare has become reality—their child has expressed thoughts of suicide. They are terrified,... Continue...

This Washington Post report about Bill Cosby is profoundly disturbing. We have to acknowledge that he has yet to be tried in a court of law. Still, this story stirs up in me two feelings that I suspect are common... Continue...

The ERLC seeks to educate and equip the church about today’s ethical, cultural and moral issues. We thought it would be helpful—at the start of a new year—to give a rundown of some of the events and topics that have... Continue...

In the aftermath of Billy Graham’s death, much attention has turned to Graham’s relationship with U.S. presidents during his lifetime. Having some degree of religious influence with every president since Truman, Graham’s passing presents an opportunity to reflect, however briefly,... Continue...

This time of year is always good for reflection and planning. And for Christians, one of the things we tend to think about during this time is Bible reading. We assess how well (or not) we stuck to our reading... Continue...

Decline: no one except Oswald Spengler likes to talk about it. Of particular importance today is the decline of church attendance and membership in the United States of America. When statistics came out that showed that the Southern Baptist Convention had experienced a... Continue...

In crushing the coup, Erdogan passed the first test. The next test is whether he is able to lead Turkey through it and into a stable, thriving democracy. As soon as the attempted coup started to fray in the early... Continue...

  Editor’s Note: Canon & Culture is beginning 2015 with a Symposium on Statecraft and political theology featuring six essays from Research Fellows of the ERLC’s Research Institute. There is no ideal polity, at least not in the way most... Continue...