Women, Menstruation, and Identity

Do Women Need Periods?  More women in their 20s and 30s are choosing to suppress their menstrual cycles. “Views are changing really rapidly,” E.  Micks, MD, says. “That need to have regular periods is not just in our society anymore.” J. Prior, MD, says women should think carefully before trying to suppress their cycle. “Having a […]

Your Brain is not a Computer: Transhuman, cont.

The Empty Brain:  “Like a computer” continues to be the current common brain analogy.  This comparison fails on several levels (as have previous analogies across the centuries). Robert Epstein, senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, explains why in this very readable in-depth article.  Recommended for students and all readers.

Comment: Technology in the Left-Hand Kingdom

All Current Features

The Summer 2016 edition of Comment addresses the theme of “Our Built World: Some Assembly Required.”  We are called to shape and form creation. It’s not a question of whether we’ll employ technology in our cultural labor; the question is how. Technology is as old as Eden. Tools for tilling the garden were anticipations of quill […]

Christian Teachers in Public Schools

All Current Features

Quiet Calling: More than 50 million children attend public elementary and secondary schools in the United States, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. That means roughly 90 percent of K-12 students spend their most impressionable years in an environment that is largely hostile to Christianity. A gathering  sponsored by Biola University, Azusa Pacific […]

Supreme Court Holds EEOC Accountable for Title VII Fees

All New Briefs

Title VII defendants can recover attorney’s fees without prevailing “on the merits”:  The Supreme Court has unanimously held that a defendant seeking attorney’s fees can be a “prevailing party” even without obtaining a favorable judgment “on the merits.” This will allow defendants to recover attorney’s fees from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) even without a […]

Local Church/School Personnel and PR

WELS School “Discourages Gay, Transgender Enrollment”:  This local news piece may prompt some discussion about how local church and church school personnel select their words and expressions about controversial issues that intersect with Biblical teachings, doctrine, practice, and theological traditions.  Do church  district offices and colleges need to assist these busy people with some written […]

Is America the Exception to Social Secularization? Or Not Really?

Is the United States a Counterexample to the Secularization Thesis? — Forthcoming in the American Journal of Sociology, this article says that “the United States should no longer be considered a counterexample to the secularization thesis,” “it is no longer clear that the U.S. is on a qualitatively different religious trajectory than Europe,” and that “Recognizing […]

 
 
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