Category Archives: Current events

A Tribute to Francis Schaeffer on the 30th Anniversary of His Death

A friend of mine recently reminded me that Francis Schaeffer died 30 years ago this month. As one of many people who were powerfully influenced by this remarkable man, I want to give a brief tribute to Dr. Schaeffer. In … Continue reading

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What Does Christianity Have to Do with China Rising?

A trio of surprising news stories about China came to light this week. In less than a generation, China is expected to have more Christians than any country in the world. In less than a year, China is predicted to … Continue reading

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Babies’ Bodies Fire Hospital Heating Plants

The bodies of at least 15,500 aborted and miscarried babies have been incinerated as medical waste in 27 National Health Service hospitals in England during the last two years. This according to Sarah Knapton’s article in the British paper The … Continue reading

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Culture Wars: the World in Crisis

The culture wars haven’t ended – they’ve escalated, and they will continue to escalate in a society where people have fewer commonly held views, and less respect for those who disagree with them for any reason, least of all a … Continue reading

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What Does Pope Francis Mean by “Capitalism”?

Recently we published a post about Pope Francis’ comments last November regarding capitalism in his missive, “Evangelii Gaudium.” Here’s a further observation about his message. Michael Novak, a Roman Catholic economic philosopher, reflects on Francis’ paper in his article “Agreeing … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis a Communist?

In November Pope Francis published Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). He characterized the paper as not a comprehensive document, but rather a simple sharing of his pastoral heart for the mission of the Church. In the midst of … Continue reading

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What Makes The Hobbit The Hobbit?

In Puerto Rico last month, Darrow mentioned something about one of his “favorite books,” Tree and Leaf by Tolkien. I had never heard of this book but came home and ordered it. Now I have a new  favorite book. In … Continue reading

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A Salute to C.S. Lewis on the 50th Anniversary of His Death

  Most of our readers are familiar with the writer and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis. November 22 is the 50th anniversary of his death. Lewis died the same day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Stories of the more famous death … Continue reading

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Baby in a Bag

Recently, in the span of a week, three stories caught my attention, three  stories from three nations: Uruguay, Japan, and the USA. The first story came from a friend in Montevideo, Uruguay, who told me that Uruguay’s fertility rate of … Continue reading

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Why Are Western Christians Silent While Their Brethren Suffer?

Jihadists have a slogan: “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People.” That is, “First we will kill the Jews, then we will kill the Christians.” Today, Christians are being persecuted from Nigeria through North Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

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