Is Abortion Really a Health Issue?

In the wake of the third presidential debate where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sparred briefly over the issue of abortion, Clinton made the claim that late term abortions — as in, a baby’s life is terminated even in the ninth month — are important to protect for the sake of health issues related to the pregnancy.  Trump countered that late term abortion is never okay.  Mr. Trump’s statements caused no small reaction...

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My Tribute to Dana Key

Why I am Writing this Six Years After Dana’s Death   Dana Key was one half of the two men bearing the names of the Christian rock/pop group, The DeGarmo and Key Band (later known as simply, DeGarmo and Key, and then “D&K’).  Dana passed away in 2010 after a long and fruitful career and ministry.   It may seem like a strange thing to write a tribute to someone six years after the person’s death.  So let me provide some...

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Don’t Take the Bait of the NEW Racial Tension

I have not addressed the growing racial tension in our nation before now because it has been easier to try to ignore it.  But today that changed for me.   Before I launch into this discussion I need to qualify something: Racism has never even been on my radar.  I was raised by a mother who had no tolerance for racism.  When my mother remarried she married a black man.  Her brother, my uncle, married a black woman.  I myself dated several...

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“I don’t want my kids to be weird”: Common Objections to Homeschooling, pt. 4

“Homeschooled kids are weird.”   That seems to be the sentiment among many.  But many who would think this are those who live vicariously through their children.  They want their kids to be the coolest and the most popular, because their children’s social status gives many parents a sense of personal validation.  And yes, this is true even among Christian parents who should know better.   Listen, “weird”...

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“I want my kids to be well socialized”: Objections to Homeschooling, pt. 3

In this third installment of my Common Objections to Homeschooling series, I’ve asked my daughter and eldest child, Hannah, who is now married and an expectant mother, to offer her insights on the concern of socialization.  In doing so, she also offers her views here on some of the benefits of homeschooling from the perspective of one who has been homeschooled all her life.  (Photos and editorial comments added by me.) Thanks Hannah!...

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