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Month: March 2017

USA Today: Hijab becomes symbol of resistance, feminism in the age of Trump

For Sameeha Ahmad, the decision to put on the hijab came in psychology class at the University of Maryland. She hadn’t worn one for five years. Her mom did, as did her sister. But like many young Muslim women across the U.S., the very independence that drove her to cast off the traditional head covering …

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Is It A Bad Idea To Date Someone Who Watches Porn?

This is a huge question that our generation has to deal with. Before the internet, it may have been possible for people to grow up and have relationships without either partner ever having seen porn, at least not on a regular basis. Unfortunately, with some exceptions, many people are now finding that those days are …

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From ‘blasphemer’ to follower of God: We Are Messengers’ Darren Mulligan details journey of faith

Darren Mulligan ran away to America to pursue a career in rock music and to escape his responsibilities at home in Ireland. Mulligan’s then-girlfriend was struggling with an eating disorder and coping with the loss of her father to alcoholism when the Irish rocker made what he calls a selfish decision to leave his small …

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Why I Didn’t Sing When I Visited Your Church

It was a joy to finally visit your church a couple of Sundays ago, and to worship with the believers there. You know I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Just as you promised, the pastor is an excellent communicator and a man who loves God’s Word. His sermon was deeply challenging …

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My Date With a Prostitute

While in Malaysia in November, I had a weekend to rest and explore the city. I headed out without a plan, other than the goal to take pictures around the city and river. After winding through huge markets and different areas of the city, I had finally made it to the river. Spotting a nearby …

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Should it be illegal to be a stay-at-home mom? Why feminists are so frustrated

In 1976, the French feminist icon Simone de Beauvoir said, “No woman should be authorized to stay home to raise her children. Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one.” That’s who thought of when I heard about the column Sarrah Le Marquand, …

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Islamic Professor Has Christian Student Suspended For Beliefs

When a conservative Christian student objected to a Muslim student supporting the mutilation of gays, their Muslim professor had him suspended for insulting Islam. After the Christian student met with the dean over the teacher’s allegations, the dean had just 4 simple words. Despite what the left and its Westernized Muslims claim, Islam has never …

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Christians Turn To Podcasts To Say Things They Can’t Say In Church

Toby Morrell curses and talks about sex on his podcast. Mike McHargue talks about evolution and LGBTQ issues on his. These things would be typical on most podcasts — but McHargue and Morrell’s audiences are almost entirely Christian. A study by the Pew Research Center, released in 2015, shows that millennials have been leaving Catholic …

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Emotionalism & Current Topics

I have noticed lately the internet fuels those arguments where people get emotionally involved. Most of these topics are in gray areas with both sides having a proven point, however some of these stances are because it is what internally feels good. This is an exact reponse to “do what feels right” mentality. This is …

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Doctor Claims “Abortion Ministry” Makes Him “Good Samaritan”

A Christian man says he is tired of pro-life Christians questioning his salvation because he performs abortions. “It seems to me that it has become more important for those people to discredit my authenticity as a Christian than they are irritated by the fact that I perform abortions,” Willie Parker tells AL.com. “I think that …

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Is It OK For My Children to Miss Church to Play Sports?

“Sorry Preacher, but we won’t be in church services the next few weeks. Our son is on a traveling team and has games scheduled on Sundays. We hate to miss church so much, but we really can’t help it. I wish they didn’t schedule games on Sunday but that’s the way it is.” Preachers from …

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School orders boy to “tolerate” undressing with girl and make it “natural”

A teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and to make it as “natural” as possible, according to a blockbuster lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Alliance Defending Freedom and Independence Law Center, alleges the Boyertown …

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