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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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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What the Pilgrims can Teach Christian Parents Today

We were taught about the pilgrims coming to America in grade school but were often are not giving the full picture. To better understand why the Pilgrims left England to come to America, it may be helpful to briefly review the religious landscape of the time.   In the early 1500’s a group of Protestant Reformers in England sought to bring reform to the church in England. These reformers came to be called Puritans mainly because they...

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Christmas and Idolatry: What Every Christian Needs to Know in Order to Properly Defend the Celebration of Christ’s Birth

There has always been those who denounce the celebration of the birth of Jesus, most notably the Free Presbyterians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Puritans.  But I have run into a few people within the circles of “Christendom” myself who do not belong to these groups but who also have some reservations about Christmas.  I think after reading this post all concerns about celebrating the birth of Jesus on the grounds of participating...

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