Childhood

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The Briefing 03-04-14

We may lose the marriage argument with the culture, but we’re in trouble if we lose it with our kids; Hell might not make you…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 01-17-14

Bothered by sex outside of heterosexual marriage? Cultural elites say you just need to “deal with it”…Next frontier in fertility treatment? Transgender men…One of the…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-10-13

Same-Sex Marriage legal in Australia – but legal challenges remain; Latest Obamacare controversy – Massive wealth re-distribution; American education not measuring up. The major solution…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-13-13

Ministry Opportunity: Millions of Filipinos in U.S. mourn loss of family and friends; Hawaii just a signature away from legalizing same-sex marriage; For gay marriage…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-01-13

Indiana Court to decide: “What exactly constitutes a parent?” Belgium considers extending euthanasia to children and Alzheimers patients; Most catastrophic loss of wealth in history?…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-25-13

New Mexico court to decide marriage “once and for all.” Really? 13 year old boy shot and killed by deputies in San Francisco for carrying…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-07-13

Supreme Court could take on seismic cultural issues this season; Rift over abortion at Catholic School instructive for Evangelicals; Dating at 11 years-old is dangerous.…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-24-13

Female theology professor at major Christian college comes out as transgender man; For the first time, more Americans 50 and older are divorced than widowed;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-20-13

Pope says Church must stop “obsessing” over homosexuality, abortion, and contraception; What Roe v. Wade legalized: Unvarnished, unevasive celebration of sex-selection abortion; Moral wisdom from…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-19-13

More than an economic problem: The “lost” generation; After a “he-session,” we are having a “she-covery”; Re-marriage rates on the decline because of cohabitation; 1…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-18-13

How did Alexis still have security clearance despite warning signs?; Chaplain leader calls for resignation of SBC chaplains who won’t support same-sex relationships; The danger…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-29-13

President Obama’s MLK speech shifts segregation from race to economics; Fort Hood shooter Hassan sentenced to death; School, and culture, growing increasingly hostile to boysRead this essay →

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The Briefing 08-22-13

Baseball player murdered by bored boys “for the fun of it”; Worldview Reveal: More parents allowing teen couples to have “sleepovers”Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-20-13

Gov Christie bans sexual orientation therapy: “If born that way, hard to say its a sin.”; Worldview Reveal: Blaming increased cost of adult consumption on…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-16-13

Obama says surprisingly little about crisis in Egypt; Prescription of powerful anti-psychotic drugs for children has tripled; 1 in 10 Americans prescribed anti-depressants, including 1…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-14-13

New CA law permits school kids to choose facilities and teams based on gender of choice; To what degree is FBI complicit in crimes of…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-05-13

Embassies shut down in response to al Qaeda threats; Secular world baffled by In-N-Out, Hobby Lobby, and other “Christian” companies; Pentagon decides explicit magazines no…Read this essay →

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Sorry Kids: Back to School = Back to Bedtime

Sorry kids, back to school means back to bedtime. One of the odd characteristics of our time is our apparent need  for scientific verification of...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-23-13

1) Terror in London and Orlando further reveal new face of terror ‘Barbaric Attack’ in London Prompts Meeting on Terror, New York Times (Stephen Castle)...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-01-13

1. In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy Is Winning Viewpoint: In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy Is Winning, Time (Mary Eberstadt) 2. Sexual Messaging and...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-30-13

1. Overwhelming celebration of homosexuality and marginalization of all who disagree Why NBA center Jason Collins is coming out now, Sports Illustrated (Jason Collins with...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-11-13

Story 1 - The new arguments for gay marriage  - now conservative and good for kids? A Conservative Case for Gay Marriage, Wall Street Journal...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-05-13

Story 1 - What should happen to living baby after botched abortion? A haunting moment of clarity. 'After-birth abortion': a moment of clarity in the...Read this essay →

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The Emergence of Digital Childhood — Is This Really Wise?

The easiest way to infuriate the young is to lean into nostalgia. Nevertheless, it's hard not to be nostalgic for a childhood in which the...Read this essay →

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In the Danger Zone: Raising Our Children in the Age of the Screen

Christian parents must be concerned, not just with what content children are watching, but how much exposure they really experience. Something has gone wrong when…Read this essay →

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The Myth of the Genderless Baby

Back in the nineteenth century, the British people were introduced to a fairy tale about "water babies" through a story written by Rev. Charles Kingsley....Read this essay →

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The Misplaced Aims of the Tiger Mother

We can learn a great deal by reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but we cannot read the book without being both impressed and…Read this essay →

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The Global Scandal of “The Global Baby”

The Wall Street Journal blows the cover off the international trade in babies and reproductive technologies this week, as reporters Tamara Audi and Arlene Chang...Read this essay →

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The Retreat from Marriage — A Recipe for Disaster

For reasons that include all that we can learn from this report, and for many more that we know from the Scriptures and Christian wisdom,…Read this essay →

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