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Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan coined a phrase about a coarsening American political discourse: “defining deviancy down.” What he meant by that was, in far too many cases, rhetoric that was well outside the norms of accepted political behavior... Continue...

Martin Luther never met Johann Sebastian Bach. The two Germans were born more than 200 years apart. But without Luther, there would be no Bach. At 48 years old, when Bach received a copy of Luther’s translation of the Bible, he... Continue...

In the aftermath of legalized same-sex marriage, Americans may soon face a new ethical dilemma: commercial surrogacy. As Christopher White reports in his article on The Public Discourse, Surrogacy and Same-Sex Marriage: A Tale of Two Countries, the issue of “marriage... Continue...

Today is Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th amendment of the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The ongoing observance of this day is an opportunity to draw attention to the plight of... Continue...

Trillia Newbell chats with Jennifer Wilkin about her newest book, her story as a developing writer of Christian study materials and why we should actively be students of the Bible. Wilkin is the author of Women of the Word: How to Study... Continue...

In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Father Christmas issues weapons to the Pevensie children. Peter receives a sword and a shield, Susan receives a bow and arrow and a magical horn that will summon help whenever it’s blown, and... Continue...

Liberal Christians often champion themselves as facilitators of deep, authentic dialogue about the cultural issues facing America’s faithful. But when the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) gathered together yesterday for their first-ever leadership summit to genuinely... Continue...

Those of us who hold to so-called “traditional gender roles” are often assumed to believe that women should submit to men. This isn’t true. Indeed, a primary problem in our culture and in our churches isn’t that women aren’t submissive... Continue...

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) spoke in chapel at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). Moore earned his Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological... Continue...

Based on the 1966 Shusaku Endo novel of the same name, Silence is the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in the 1600’s to find their mentor and spread Christianity. In remaining faithful to its source... Continue...