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In part 1 of “The birds and the bees,” I began outlining eight trajectories for parents and pastors to use in teaching children a gospel-centered view of sexuality. Part 2 completes the list. 3. Unapologetically champion marriage and children I've often... Continue...

Moral indignation without compassion is little more than petulance and self-righteous smugness. Mercy and acceptance untempered by a steadfast commitment to unchanging truth constitute moral weakness and can indicate, at times, self-loathing. Finding the perfect mean between these two demands... Continue...

There’s good news out of Louisiana. Last night, Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed a surrogacy bill. This is now the second time that Jindal has used executive authority to override surrogacy legislation. The bill was written with far greater restrictions in... Continue...

I re-watched the 1998 film Prince of Egypt with my kids recently. The film is a beautiful and moving dramatization of the Exodus, taking plenty of license to fill in narrative details where the Bible is silent. I appreciate the... Continue...

Capital punishment, or the death penalty, refers to the execution by the state of those guilty of certain crimes. Theologically, most mainline Protestant churches, such as Presbyterian Church in the USA, many Episcopal, and Lutheran churches, oppose the death penalty.... Continue...

Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in southern Georgia. His grandfather had been born into slavery and his parents worked on a plantation in the postbellum South for $12 a month until his father abandoned them when Jackie... Continue...

I’m afraid of parking garages. When I walk across these dimly lit, empty lots with plenty of places for a lurker to hide I, almost instinctively, hold my keys in my fist ready to defend myself because I know that... Continue...

College education as my generation knew it deserves to die, higher education must flourish.  In four hundred years of living in the Americas no Reynolds had to go to high school let alone college to live satisfactory lives. There is... Continue...

Some of my brothers bear the marks of our family crest inked into the skin of their bicep, shoulder, or thigh. It is a thistle and a bee with the words Dulcius ex asperis, Sweeter Through Tribulation.  Our surname may... Continue...

As a child of the 80’s I grew up without a personal computer in my home or a cell phone in my pocket. I want you to picture with me a scene from the 80’s where a dad goes into... Continue...