News | Topic: Cultural Discernment
Sep 11, 2020
Why ‘WAP’ Matters
Commentary from Dr. Leonard Sax: “The record-smashing success of WAP is a warning to parents. You need to know what your kid is listening to. You need to have the courage to limit your kid’s exposure to the most noxious elements of American culture. You need to find a healthier, brighter, truer culture to share with your daughter or your son.”
Read the full article here.
May 16, 2019
Are Teenagers Having As Much Sex As ‘Riverdale’ Thinks They Are?
Riverdale portrays teens from ages 14-18 engaging in sexual acts. In fact, it’s rare to find a character on the show who hasn’t had their moment in the sexual spotlight. But are real teens of the same age having sex at the rate that the CW show suggests? Read the article here.
Apr 10, 2019
It’s Possible Leggings Are The Future…
Last week they set off a firestorm at the University of Notre Dame. Why does this item of clothing get people so riled up? Read the article here.
Mar 7, 2019
In Their Own Words: Parents Of Kids Who Think They Are Trans Speak Out
When a child says he is transgender, we are expected nowadays to accept and celebrate this announcement.
But there are many parents who are not celebrating. They are suffering in silence. They know their children were not born in the wrong bodies and that hormones and surgeries are not the answers to their discomfort and confusion.
Their stories are heartbreaking. Here they are, in their own words.
Read the rest of the article here.
Oct 22, 2018
Amost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage, Signaling Cultural Shift
Forty percent of all births in the U.S. now occur outside of wedlock, up from 10 percent in 1970. Read the article here.
Apr 7, 2018
What You Should Tell Your Kids About Dating Violence
Dr. Gregory Ramey shares helpful tips on talking with your kids about dating violence, and points to the necessity of having this conversation. Read the full article here.
Mar 30, 2017
The ‘Princess Industrial Complex’ Is Inescapable – Is That Bad For Girls?
Some experts say the key to living happily ever after could be limiting your kids’ exposure to their favorite princesses. Read the article here.
Apr 25, 2016
Merriam-Webster Adds “Genderqueer” and Other Terms to Dictionary
In a conversation with The Atlantic, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski explains what makes words “real” and why “genderqueer” and other sexuality terms was added to the dictionary this year.
Read the article here.
Oct 15, 2015
The Shameless and the Unashamed: Sexual Revolution, a Step to the Past
From the article:
“Those who pushed the sexual boundaries in the 1960s fancy themselves as revolutionaries throwing off the shackles of centuries of taboos and stigmas. ‘Emancipation is now a reality,’ wrote novelist and critic Margaret Drabble in 1967, cheering what she called ‘the golden age of adult sexual equality.’
The reality is quite the opposite…”
Read the article from Alan Dowd for byFaith magazine here.
Oct 5, 2015
Tied In Knots: Americans Try to Redefine Marriage
byFaith magazine takes a look at some of the arguments advocates for same-sex marriage have used and how Christians should respond.
Read the article here.
Aug 27, 2015
I’m a Duke Freshman. Here’s Why I Refused To Read ‘Fun Home.’
As a Christian, freshman Brian Grasso knew his beliefs and identity would be challenged at Duke University. He explains why he opted out of an assignment for incoming students to read the graphic novel “Fun Home.” Read his article here.
Aug 25, 2015
Duke University Freshmen Refuse To Read ‘Fun Home’ For Moral Reasons
Incoming freshmen at Duke University are reportedly refusing to read their summer novel, Fun Home – an LGBT graphic novel – due to their Christian and moral beliefs.
Read the article here.
Jul 2, 2015
Christians React to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage: 9 Key Findings
The Barna Group offers research and insight into where Christians stand in this divisive conversation.
Read the findings here.
Jun 29, 2015
So-Called Same-Sex Marriage: Lamenting the New Calamity
John Piper blogs about the recent Supreme Court decision and the institutionalization of sin.
Read the full blog post here.
Jun 8, 2015
Voices That Confuse: Reclaiming Biblical Truth…
From the article by Nicholas Black for HarvestUSA:
The church is in confusion today. The voices advocating for the inclusion of same-sex relationships in the church have been loud enough to sow confusion even among ordinary church members in solid evangelical churches. The typical layperson’s grasp of Scripture on the issue of homosexuality is weakening. Studying the Scriptures on the matter doesn’t seem to help anymore. Why? Because these passages are increasingly undermined by strong, cultural worldviews that are driving alternative interpretations of Scripture.
Read the entire article here.