Testimony of Col. John W. Ripley to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces

| February 2, 2013

This testimony is nearly 20 years old but so relevant right now: I feel I have a basis upon which to comment, and I would like to read this statement: First of all, this subject should not be argued from the standpoint of gender differences. It should not be argued from the standpoint of female […]

Why men fight

| January 30, 2013

Another excellent piece from Mercatornet: Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, proclaimed that, “The time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service,” Why is this necessary? How did such a “time” arrive upon us? According to theWall Street […]

Co-ed Combat and Cultural Cowardice

| January 26, 2013

Thank God for bold John Piper: If I were the last man on the planet to think so, I would want the honor of saying no woman should go before me into combat to defend my country. A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp. He should be ashamed. For […]

The Need to Breed

| January 9, 2013

Here is a great post from Get Along Home that bluntly states an obvious truth that our short sighted, “me centered” modern society seems to be oblivious to: We don’t seem to understand (and by “we”, I mean “not me”) that children are a literal investment. You have to put in the work to get […]

No Shades of Grey: A Black and White Seduction of the Mind

| July 15, 2012

Sexual sin hurts. It mangles and poisons. It attacks the potential beauty and closeness of one of God’s most mysterious gifts: The one flesh relationship of sexual intimacy. In addition to defrauding our neighbor, when we engage in fornication or adultery we are in a real way self-destructing (Rom. 1:24-27). While most Christians understand the […]

From Feminism to Gay ‘Marriage’

| May 11, 2012

In an article I wrote for the Colson Center, titled “How Gay ‘Marriage’ Became Plausible”, I explored some of the issues that are upstream of the same-sex marriage debate. What are the plausibility structures that have led to a state of affairs whereby people are even willing to discuss something as absurd as changing the […]

Should Churches Push Contraception?

| May 6, 2012

From Boundless.org: Young evangelical leaders at the recent Q conference in DC were asked, as part of a panel on reducing abortions, this question:  “Do you believe that churches should advocate contraception for their single 20-somethings?” The “yes” crowd was 66 percent large. Only 34 percent said no. Wow! What does one make of this? What’s remarkable […]

More Proof That Birth Control May Be Bad News for Breast Cancer

| April 9, 2012

These stats continue to pile up: [R]esearch has gone and found another lovely side effect of the birth control shot: A 50 percent higher risk of breast cancer. Women who used the shot of synthetic hormones for at least a year had double the risk of getting breast cancer, according to the study published in […]

Put No Confidence in Princes

| April 4, 2012

Puff, puff, puff … just one more step, just one more house! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can. I felt like the Little Engine that Could as I trudged up and down my neighborhood streets with five children in tow, pushing the baby in the stroller. It was 1992, […]

Why the Contraception Debate Isn’t About “Women’s Health”

| March 29, 2012

The hue and cry from the feminist corner during the debate over the Obamacare contraception mandate has painted religious conservatives as backwards, uneducated rubes who are out to prevent women from receiving quality health care. Never mind that the debate is not and never has been over women’s health care. The debate is squarely centered […]

The “Fourth Trimester” Abortion

| March 24, 2012

For years we’ve been told that the “slippery slope” line of argumentation is a logical fallacy, but recent events are demonstrating that it’s not far to go from contraception to abortion to infanticide in a single generation: While political liberals are busy advancing the fiction of a conservative “war on contraception,” their counterparts in academia […]

Unthinkable Thoughts : How feminism deforms intellectual culture

| March 24, 2012

Over the past few weeks, this column has on more than one occasion expressed agreement with Rick Santorum’s view that advances in birth control have had deleterious social consequences, most notably in contributing to the breakdown of the family. To our surprise, a not-insignificant number of our readers have pushed back against this idea, which […]

Satire and Sandra Fluke

| March 24, 2012

I realize the Sandra Fluke story is old news, but Amanda Read’s commentary capably rebuts the nonsensical arguments of feminists who insist that contraception is a “right.” No matter how many layers of sense well-meaning women vainly try to wrap it in, feminism remains a dirty trick that victimizes, objectifies, and degrades women to damsels […]

What “Itching Ears” Want to Hear

| March 8, 2012

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine.  Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  2 Timothy 4:3 I have been noticing that there something going on in the Christian community. […]

Obama’s Contraceptive Compromise: A Redistribution of Death

| February 20, 2012

From Doug Phillips’ blog: Several weeks ago, President Obama jumped into political hot water when he issued a regulatory policy under the new health care law, forcing religiously affiliated organizations to pay for healthcare plans that provide free contraception to employees, including the murderous “morning after pill.” Many religious groups found the policy highly offensive, […]