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U.S. Is 'Most Permissive Country' When It Comes to Transgender Treatments, Study Shows

U.S. Is 'Most Permissive Country' When It Comes to Transgender Treatments, Study Shows

According to a new study, the United States displays further tolerance for transgender treatments than Europe.

Effective Compassion vs. Effective Altruism

Effective Compassion vs. Effective Altruism

A Christian moral vision does not reduce humanity or humans to a math equation. As ethicist and theologian Oliver O’Donovan has put it, “to love everybody in the world equally is to love nobody very much.” Rather, as Paul instructed the church at Corinth, real good is brought to the world when we each “lead the life that the Lord has assigned…” In this view, an expensive alabaster jar of perfume poured on the head of Jesus, rather than being sold to help the poor, is not wasted. A widow’s mite can have infinite value, while a multi-million-dollar collaboration of government charities that prop up dictators, corruption, and horrific evils could bring more harm than good.

When We Walk Our Journey Well, Our Changed Lives Attract the Lost to Christ

When We Walk Our Journey Well, Our Changed Lives Attract the Lost to Christ

Christians are not immune from Anaximander’s self-centric map drawing. Even though we sing, “I once was lost, but now I’m found / Was blind but now I see,” we are not yet home. There is much we do not know that we do not know about our Lord and his purpose for our lives.

However, like lost people who do not know they are lost, we can think that because we are “found,” we know all we need to know. The truth is, like a newborn baby, those who are “born again” (John 3:3) have only begun the journey before them. And when we walk our journey well, our changed lives attract the lost people we know to the One we follow.

What Christians Can Learn from Secular Humanism

What Christians Can Learn from Secular Humanism

From its very beginning, secular humanism has, in various ways, promised to save the world. Not only have these promises failed, but no coherent vision has even been offered of what a “saved world” would look like. Like the progressives of today, who promise progress without any fixed definition of better or worse, all that’s left is a pursuit of pleasure, to enshrine self-expression as the highest good. In other words, it was the abject failure of secular humanism that gave birth to the cynical postmodern ethos of today.

If nothing else, secular humanism is a cautionary tale for Christians who think of the Christian faith as a kind of humanist project.

What's Wrong with the World Today?

What's Wrong with the World Today?

As you and I know, the only One who can transform a sinful human heart is Jesus: “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Why, then, don’t more people learn from tragedy to turn to him?

Bear Grylls: 'Jesus Would Really Struggle with 99 Percent of Churches' Today

Bear Grylls: 'Jesus Would Really Struggle with 99 Percent of Churches' Today

Survivalist and television host Bear Grylls says in a new interview that he has grown frustrated with the direction of the Christian church in recent years.

Almost Half of Democrats Support Abortion Restrictions, Poll Suggests

Almost Half of Democrats Support Abortion Restrictions, Poll Suggests

According to a new Marist poll, nearly half of Democrats support abortion restrictions after the first trimester and over two-thirds support a ban on late-term abortions.

A Spiritual Lesson on Buying Time

A Spiritual Lesson on Buying Time

While fiscal responsibility is important, an issue that receives far less attention in Christian circles pertains to being responsible with our time.

Popular Minister Defends Enneagram: 'Counselors and Pastors Use it as a Tool to Help Others'

Popular Minister Defends Enneagram: 'Counselors and Pastors Use it as a Tool to Help Others'

A well-known pastor and author is defending Christians' use of the Enneagram personality test, saying it's a tool for counselors and pastors to use in helping others "see where they might be prone to trust in their own strength rather than Christ."

Spiritual Openness Is 'On the Rise' in America: Barna – It's an 'Unprecedented Opportunity'

Spiritual Openness Is 'On the Rise' in America: Barna – It's an 'Unprecedented Opportunity'

Three-quarters of U.S. adults say they want to grow spiritually, and more than 4 in 10 say they are “more open” to God than they were before the pandemic, according to a new Barna survey.