Are the Mormons on to Something?

From First Thoughts

Over at the Gospel Coalition , David French offers some interesting statistics on why Mormons are beating evangelicals in church growth . “As a Calvinist member of the Presbyterian Church in America,” he says, “I’ve got my theological differences with the LDS church. But if we . . . . Continue Reading »

The Moon is Sleeping

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Today the Catholic Church celebrates what Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches call the Dormition of the Theotokos, more commonly referred to by Roman Catholics as the Assumption—when Mary the Mother of God is said to have “fallen asleep” and was promptly . . . . Continue Reading »

Great Toys, Worried Parents

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What’s scarier? Watching your child get a broken leg or a broken heart? Hearing his groans as he falls off the monkey bars or out of the job market? While the new Youtube video of an Ohio couple’s “horrifyingly awesome” backyard rollercoaster is no doubt spurring some . . . . Continue Reading »

Science on the Side of Conservatism?

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As Russell Nieli, a lecturer in politics at Princeton University points out , not all atheists are anti-religion. While University of Virginia professor of social psychology Jonathan Haidt, a resolved atheist, certainly does not advocate religion, and in fact laments the many harmful effects of . . . . Continue Reading »