Leroy Huizenga is chair of the department of theology and director of the Christian Leadership Center at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. His personal website is LeroyHuizenga.com.

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Listening to Young Atheists

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Larry Taunton, executive director of the Fixed Point Foundation , reports on the findings of a project involving interviewing college students belonging to Secular Student Alliances and Freethought Societies: Using the Fixed Point Foundation website, email, my Twitter, and my Facebook page, we . . . . Continue Reading »

Pope Benedict to Resign February 28

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Pope Benedict has announced he will resign the papacy effective February 28: Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having repeatedly examined my . . . . Continue Reading »

Ban Contraception?

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“Ban Contraception?” the banner ad said, urging viewers to click it in order to tell Congress to “support women’s health!” The suggestion that cultural conservatives want to make birth control illegal is risible. Most social conservatives, being Evangelicals, have zero problem with contraception whatsoever, and those Catholics who obey the Church’s teaching on contraception make zero effort to outlaw it… . Continue Reading »

Bless Those Who Persecute You

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In recent days my students in my Bible courses have had to endure numerous references to my children as I’ve used them as examples: Just like I speak to little Hans and Miriam in simple ways they can understand, and avoid topics for which they’re not ready, so God does with the human race. He accommodates his revelation to us, brings us along slowly… . Continue Reading »

The New Philippians

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As the West goes ever faster through the process of de-Christianization, the Church approximates ever more the situation of the Church before Constantine, God’s people on earth challenging and converting the pagan culture and empire with which it was often at odds. Indeed, although we often think too romantically about it, the Church before Constantine endured persecutions great and small, official and unofficial, sporadic and sustained, local and universal… . Continue Reading »