Whose Moral Compass?

Speaking at a women’s conference in 2015, Hillary Clinton asserted that “…deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed…” The fact that she would dare to challenge American’s cherished religious freedom was both profound and shocking to many. Religious views have to be changed? What? What right does the Federal Government or any politician have to dictate moral views and religious teachings? More recently, she made clear that human rights are … Continue reading

The Art of Manipulation

Why do you believe what you believe? Why do you behave the way you behave? Peer pressure has a dramatic impact on social conformity. Human beings are quite susceptible to “group behavior,” and have an almost overwhelming desire to imitate the group they are a part of without even questioning why. As I watched the above video this week, I was reminded through this demonstration of the great power of conformity. A young woman … Continue reading

Whither Goes Middle America?

OK friends, the 2016 Presidential election season is in full swing. It is an odd one, that’s for sure. As Brit Hume from FOX said, each candidate’s high negatives with certain blocks of voters is the other’s best hope. The pundits and talking heads spend endless hours analyzing and pontificating on who will win and why, which demographic is the most important at any given moment and what each candidate needs to do to gain … Continue reading

Seasoned with salt…

Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (Colossians 4:5-6 ESV) Last week’s blog, “Jesus Transgendered?” presented our thoughts (Joy’s and mine) on Huffington Post, and in particular the HuffPO blog by Suzanne DeWitt Hall, “Jesus: The First Transgender Man.” To our surprise, Suzanne DeWitt Hall commented on the blog, … Continue reading

Jesus Transgendered?

On May 20, Huffington Post’s Executive Editor Liz Heron tweeted a picture which unwittingly demonstrated what conservatives have long known and stated – progressives don’t actually practice what they preach. One of the media elite groups which regularly bashes anyone who disagrees with their agenda, the Huffington Post is run, as it turns out, by a board composed of all white women. The Marshall Report granted that there may have been “possibly one Asian and … Continue reading

Christophobia

In a previous blog post, I wrote about sociologists finally recognizing that evangelicalism is viable ideology to study seriously. Well now two sociologists are studying another aspect of life that most evangelicals have experienced at one time or another. I’m talking about the prejudice that dare not speak its name lest we get shinned kicked by the knee-jerk reactions. Some people have a genuine, palpable, and uniformed opinion of Christians and this leads them to … Continue reading