The Human Project

Andy Steiger Articles, Parents, Youth 5 Comments

n 1885, the King of Belgium, Leopold II, was granted sole ownership of the Congo Free State. He immediately enslaved the people and plundered the Congo of its natural resources. By the end of his rule, Leopold was responsible for the death of more than 10 million Congolese. That death toll is on par with the Holocaust. How can people …

Get Real about Porn

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The clearest example of our hyper-sexualized Western culture is the prevalence of pornography. With the ubiquitous presence of the Internet, millions of images and videos are at our fingertips. Now, we don’t have to go find pornography; it finds us – and our children. Links & Articles How porn fuels sexual violence: A conversation with Dr. Mary Anne Layden from …

Over-Exposed: A Culture of Anxiety and Depression

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CORRECTION: Clearly, by “double vasectomy” Andy really meant “double mastectomy.” There seems to be an epidemic of anxiety and depression among our adolescents in North America. From the post-9/11 tension and the housing market crash of 2008 to the hyperconnectedness brought on by the now ubiquitous social media, our cultural milieu is ripe for producing a generation of anxious and …

Review: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace

Sheri Hiebert Articles, Book Reviews, Parents 1 Comment

ike most Christian parents, the thought that my children might choose not to follow God is one of my deepest fears. I trust that God is sovereign over their lives, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to do everything in my power to point them towards the truth. But, where to even start? It’s a daunting task and just …

Of Social Tarzans: The Importance of Logic in the Life of the Mind

Chris Battle Articles, Parents, Youth 3 Comments

You may have seen the video that has recently been produced by Family Policy Institute of Washington called College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity. FPIW’s director, Joseph Backholm, took his crew and a mic and hit the University of Washington campus for a little experiment. He wanted to find out how far the idea of identity can go, …

Must Be Seeing Things: Grief-induced Hallucination and the Resurrection of Jesus

Chris Price Articles, Parents, Youth 1 Comment

The first disciples were devastated by the death of Jesus and, in their grief, they longed for His return. Out of these longings they projected the appearances of Jesus that led to a belief in the resurrection and the birth of the Christian church. The disciples had a ‘resurrection’ of the heart, or a visionary experience that they communicated to …

Mending Broken Teenage Hearts with Multiverse

Chris Price Articles, Parents, Youth 2 Comments

At a scientific forum, Stephen Hawking was once asked about the cosmological implications of a young pop star named Zayn leaving the famous boy band, One Direction, consequently breaking the hearts of teenage girls across the globe. Hawking’s response was brilliant and helpful. “Finally, a question about something important,” he began. He continued by adding these memorable words: My advice …

Cheating on Your Worldview: Cosmopolitan and Thinking on Abortion, Down Syndrome, and Modelling

Chris Battle Articles, Parents, Youth 0 Comments

I stood and watched the decision making process unfold. The two little boys had received just enough money for each to have an amusement ride at the mall. Given the opportunity to choose first between the two options, the older boy’s eyes darted back and forth from the race car to the horse. Impulsively, he chose the horse and hopped …

Why Maclean’s should be ashamed of their Easter article on Jesus

Andy Steiger Articles, Parents, Youth 13 Comments

Be sure to check out the accompanying podcast episode!   t’s rare that an article makes me angry but this one did it! I am so tired of articles seeking to sucker readers in with controversial ideas whose only value is sensationalism. Yet, this latest cover story by Maclean’s goes far beyond that – it’s outright dishonest and manipulative. It …