Recently I found myself listening to an arrangement of one of my favorite hymns from a brother I once deeply admired. Unfortunately, as I listened I remembered the details of how this brother made shipwreck of his life and faith in order to satisfy the desires of his flesh.
Author: Joshua Wester
Some thoughts on marriage
A friend recently asked me to send along my best marriage advice.
The Equality Act: A dangerous law with a clever name
If you were looking for the very best way to get Americans to accept a radical piece of legislation, giving the bill a clever name would be near the top of the list. This is exactly the case with the so-called “Equality Act,” officially known as H.R. 5. Judging by its name alone, it seems like the kind of legislation that almost anyone would support.
Gender, sexuality, and the Biden Administration
On Tuesday of this week it was announced that Dr. Rachel Levine would be nominated by the Biden administration to serve as assistant secretary of health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The announcement immediately garnered attention because Dr. Levine, the current secretary of health for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, “would become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.” And following the inauguration on Wednesday, it was also announced that President Biden had signed an executive order “on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.”
Explainer: Should the government jail pastors for violating COVID-19 restrictions?
James Coates, the pastor of Grace Life Church outside the city of Edmonton, turned himself into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after violating public health restrictions related to COVID-19. According to the RCMP, Coates was arrested and charged “with two counts of contravention of the Public Health Act (PHA) and charged for failing to comply with a condition of his undertaking, under the Criminal Code.”