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Gender – We believe that gender is God-given, not socially constructed or self-determined; that gender distinctions are rooted in creation and manifested in biological differences, transcending social customs and cultural stereotypes; that being created as a woman is an essential aspect... Continue...

Christians within secular academic institutions have always had to navigate varying degrees of hostile waters as they seek to live out an active faith. While it is certainly a fertile harvest field, the pluralistic university environment can also pose a... Continue...

A massive humanitarian tragedy is developing in Liberia and Sierra Leone. I'm not talking about the epidemiological tragedy, which will continue to unfold over the next several months. I'm talking about the inevitable state of these two nations after the... Continue...

Everyday, 3,300 young women wake up with an unplanned pregnancy. They are vulnerable young women—confused, ashamed and scared—who are faced with a difficult choice. As Christians, we have the opportunity to live out the gospel by shepherding these women toward... Continue...

An unsettling component of raising a child with special needs is the sense that, as a mother, my work will never be done.   Of course I will always remain “mother” to my three sons, but not in the same... Continue...

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have devised a new scheme for fleecing their residents—it’s called Monopoly Millionaires’ Club. When we think of a club, we usually think of some kind of gathering in which people meet together to... Continue...

A few months back, the Solicitor General of the United States argued before the Supreme Court that if you engage in business, you give up certain legal protections for your religious conscience. Justice Alito, who penned the majority opinion rejecting... Continue...

I went to the dermatologist the other day for my yearly checkup. In the course of my appointment, I mentioned that I had broken my arm this summer. The doctor paused and looked at me, asking how it happened. I... Continue...

What’s the controversy in Houston about? This summer the Houston City Council, with the support of mayor Annise Parker, passed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) by a vote of 11-6. HERO extended protections against discrimination to cover homosexuality and... Continue...

If we know that the poor will always be among us, what should we do about it? Can we really do anything that truly matters? The answer to those questions has been explored and discussed numerous times. Thankfully, there are... Continue...