An Antidote for Teenage Angst

By Lauren Graham / Life can be hard on teenagers.  During these years we are confronted by major stress-inducing decisions such as where to go to college, what career path to follow, and settling on a personal worldview.  We have schoolwork and tests constantly thrown at us. Many of us have to find a job for the first time.  And …

Truth And Liberty

By Edward Thal / The Bible teaches the reality and identity of many-faceted Truth. Just as its revelations on morality are unique in their diamond-hard purity and brilliance, so too is a concept of Deity as supremely loving derived exclusively from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Religious gods are fierce and distant, or they may be capricious and detached; but …

Of Safe Spaces and Other Follies

By Edward Thal / The essence of “progressive” thinking that characterizes much of what passes for wisdom in the Western world is an impulse towards self-deification. Having denied the possibility of God those who subscribe to the tenets of modern liberalism are compelled to validate their identity and purpose in life by acting in God’s stead to heal all of …

Ignorance is Not a Virtue

By Lauren Graham (16) / Recently I heard a man share a devotional thought on a local Christian radio station that saddened me because it was so inaccurate as to be comical. His story went something like this: “A lady stopped Winston Churchill and told him, ‘Sir, if you were my husband I would poison your coffee.’  To which Churchill …

Christmas Sorrow

By Lauren Graham / Christmas is approaching – the season of joy and giving.  But for many the Christmas season is also filled with heartache and sorrow.  We may hurt for unsaved friends and family; we may hurt after seeing all that is negative happening in a corrupt world, we may hurt for those who experience lack in this time …

America’s Disastrous Loss of Cultural Identity

By Edward Thal / The 2016 presidential election has highlighted many disturbing trends in America, not least of which is the fracturing of our nation into warring camps that include special interest groups openly hostile to the cultural values and social principles once woven into a unified national consciousness. To appreciate the danger to America of our weakening cultural identity …