Leah Hickman

Leah Hickman

America Has a Loneliness Problem, Especially among Young People

The health insurer Cigna recently conducted a survey on loneliness in the United States. In the final report, about half of the 20,000 respondents said that they struggle with loneliness—specifically, “sometimes or always” feeling alone or left out.

Picture of High Schoolers Praying before Prom Kindles Controversy

A picture posted on Facebook by a California journalist of a group of high schoolers has sparked unexpected controversy among social media users.

Who Do Evangelicals Follow? Jesus or Trump?

In an op-ed article published this week at Fox News, Cal Thomas challenges Christians to consider their ultimate allegiance. Is it to a political party, to a politician, or to Jesus Christ?

Canadian Town Devastated by Hockey Team Bus Crash Raises $11.5 Million

Earlier this month, a bus carrying a Canadian junior hockey team collided with a semi, killing 16 and injuring 13 more. At least ten players and two coaches from the Humboldt Broncos team were among those killed.

States Take Action to Defund Planned Parenthood

The federal government may not be making good on the new administration’s promises to defund the major abortion provider Planned Parenthood, but many states are taking their own steps to end government-funded abortions.

How the Response to the Facebook Data Breach Demonstrates Human Folly

Thanks to recent revelations about Facebook data breaches, the world has been reminded once again of the social network’s irresponsible handling of users’ personal information.

NPR Reporter Incorrectly Describes the Meaning of Easter, Showing Cultural Disconnect from Christianity

Earlier this week on his daily podcast, The Briefing, Albert Mohler pointed out a major error in an NPR report that refers to the Christian celebration of Easter. This error, says Mohler, reveals the “extent of secularization” in American culture.

Christian Reviewers Praise Easter Movie 'Paul, Apostle of Christ'

Last week, Affirm Films released Paul, Apostle of Christ to theaters. A seemingly perfect Eastertime flick, the movie tells the story of Paul “going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ’s most influential apostle,” according to IMDB.

How Social Media has Become a Sad Substitute for True Community

This week, I came across an article at USA Today about what appears to be a mass exodus from Facebook. Recently, the exodus has been spurred by the discoveries surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data to help along Donald Trump’s presidential race. But plenty of other factors have contributed to Facebook users’ increasing irritation with the social network.