Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

Why the ‘Son of God’ Movie Does Not Deserve Our Support

March 28th, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published March 11, 2014, at

Despite its box office success, the Son of God movie isn’t very good. Despite its widespread endorsement by Christian leaders, it is not faithful to the Scriptures. Watching this film reminded me of my dealings with seriously disturbed children. Read more…

God’s Not Dead: In Theaters This Friday

March 18th, 2014 Comments off

All of us here at American Family Association are eagerly anticipating the nationwide release of the culture-changing film GOD’S NOT DEAD, in theaters this Friday, March 21.

God’s Not Dead is cut out of today’s headlines. The courage of a university student who takes on his atheist professor makes for a gripping story that reflects how Christians and Christian groups suffer severe discrimination on most college campuses today.

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No, Christianity is Not Bad for Marriage: Brad Wilcox on Red State Family Structure and Conservative Protestantism

February 21st, 2014 Comments off
By – February 11

Andrew Walker discusses the article Red States, Blue States, and Divorce: Understanding the Impact of Conservative Protestantism on Regional Variation in Divorce Rates with Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies. He is also a Visiting Scholar for the American Enterprise Institute. The article referenced in this interview was written by Jennifer Glass, University of Texas, and Philip Levchak, University of Iowa, and was published in the January 2014 American Journal of Sociology. You can find Dr. Wilcox on twitter. Read more…

Passing on your faith to your kids

February 21st, 2014 Comments off

by Tamara Rajakariar

It’s something I’ve definitely wondered about before – what makes a child either take on or resent the faith of their parents? There are so many possible factors at play in a child – their temperament, school, friends, and interests. But according to a recent article, research (and a new book) by Professor Vern L. Bengston show that there are a few major influences. Read more…

Faith and family, society’s double helix

November 25th, 2013 Comments off
Religion needs the family as much as the family needs religion.

It is usual for authors writing social analysis to preface their works with something along the lines of working “towards” an understanding, critique, or revaluation of some situation or event. After all, there’s nothing bad about a bit of intellectual humility. On the other hand, I doubt we’d want to live in a perpetual state of agnosticism about everything, forever stuck on the question and never arriving at a definitive answer. It was G. K. Chesterton who said that “the purpose of an open mind, like an open mouth, is to shut it firmly on something solid.” Read more…

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USA is slowly having more children

September 13th, 2013 Comments off

by Marcus Roberts

According to USA Today, there are some signs of increasing confidence in America. That is because the US Fertility Forecast report released by Demographic Intelligence has shown an upward tick. It has moved from a 25 year low of 1.89 children per woman to an almost 25 year low of 1.90 children per women! Obviously, the confidence is only increasing slowly… Read more…

“America’s Blessings”

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

by Simon Smart

A sociologist argues in a new book that religion benefits the US by $2.67 trillion every year — a figure that cannot be ignored.

An unforgettable scene in the kids movie Madagascar 2 has King Julian, “Lord of the Lemurs,” reclining with his friends at the luxury end of a rickety old plane watching newsreels of aircraft crashes while the penguins dubiously take the controls. Read more…

Frustrating Ignorance from Christians Re ‘Gay Marriage’

March 29th, 2013 Comments off


This article was first published at on February 7, 2013.

Christian ignorance on the gay marriage issue frustrates me, a lot. Here’s why.

So many times on comment threads or blogs relating to the gay marriage issue, I see Christians saying things like this:

– God hates gays and that’s why gay marriage is wrong.
– God is against homosexuality and that’s why gay marriage is wrong.
– Marriage was defined by God in the Bible and that’s all I need to know.

… and the like. These kinds of comments frustrate me to no end! Read more…

Shape or be shaped: Christians in an era of marriage decline

February 12th, 2013 Comments off

by Carolyn Moynihan

The religious lives of young people are being damaged by family breakdown, a new report shows. How will churches respond?

Christians throughout the West are dismayed at plummeting church attendance figures. They blame video games, or left-wing teachers, or Richard Dawkins. But perhaps the real answer is closer to home — their own families. Read more…

The Wealth of Nations Depends on the Health of Families

February 11th, 2013 Comments off

by Patrick Fagan

February 6th, 2013

Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and it is no wonder that they produce the best results–including economic and political ones–when they cooperate.

Even if all the market reforms of the Washington think tanks, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes Magazine were enacted, we’d still need to kiss the Great American Economy goodbye. Below the level of economic policy lies a society that is producing fewer people capable of hard work, especially married men with children. As the retreat from marriage continues apace, there are fewer and fewer of these men, resulting in a slowly, permanently decelerating economy. Read more…