Deaths of despair are deaths that result from drugs, alcohol, and suicide. It is a number that has grown at alarming rates in the last 20 years.
To commemorate my favorite sports event of the year, March Madness, I have updated this piece from 2016 regarding a reasonable, ethical and profitable approach to the question of pay for college athletes. (I’m picking NC to beat Duke in the finals.)
The establishment of the permitted narrative is the telling of history itself and it tells a lot about our own modern society. The efforts to hide parts of our history are not simply to protect us but to tell a new story and define a new future. It is a strategy that has been used before and it has always led to disastrous results.
The eugenics movement was a belief that fostered racism, discrimination, abortion, and genocide. It was embraced by academics, politicians, and celebrities.
As a believer who seeks to prioritize my faith, values, and relationship with God as the most important thing, approaching the tensions between the LGBT movement and Christian faith is achieved only with great caution. But a personal reckoning on this issue is necessary if I am to balance my faith and desire for the truth to a relevant lifestyle in this day and age. To that end, the following is my personal consideration of a Christian perspective on homosexuality and the LGBT movement. You might also enjoy this podcast series.
This series was designed with both parents and college students in mind. Against the overwhelming assault of political correctness and the mentality of “I don’t care about the facts, I know the truth,” some solid fact-based research and analysis on the issues of LGBT are beneficial. This is not meant to disparage or disrespect anyone. I hope the tone of the podcast demonstrates that.
Anger has come to define all too many facets of our daily life. It is in our news. It is in our social media....
In 2 Timothy 3:2 there is a warning of terrible times in the future when (among other things) people will be lovers of themselves. This podcast episode looks at this reality of our current day and age. At no point in the history of the world can an entire generation even come close to competing with our own for the unfortunate title of being a people totally in love with themselves. I look at the history and the dysfunction of this horrible reality and these terrible times.
This is part four in the series this week from JB Shreve and the End of History. Unlike those in poverty, when you’re middle class...
Part 3 in my series on the American Caste System looks at what it's like to be poor in America. This begins to explain why we have class conflict.