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What Good Has Christianity Ever Done for the World?

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | January 4, 2024

This Advent season and new year, it’s fitting to reflect on what came of Christ’s coming. How did it change the world for the good? Foundational tenants—fundamentals, if you will—are key, and those of Christian biblical faith ignited a cultural revolution that continues to this day.

1946: The Mistranslation that Had Absolutely No Effect on Anything

By Steven Willing, MD | January 2, 2024

This December marks the official theatrical release of 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture. According to Tim Malloy of MovieMaker magazine, “This film may change your mind about homosexuality and the Bible—if you watch it.”[1] Will it? Should it?

Stirring Up Fear Unnecessarily

By Steven A. Foley, MD | December 12, 2023

This article questions the ethics and the challenges to female physicians’ well-being of hosting professional meetings in states where abortion is restricted. 

Pitching Our Tents in This Present Darkness

By Nicole D. Hayes | November 30, 2023

This clashing of worldviews calls me and other believers to confront darkness more often than we would prefer as we demonstrate and promote God’s truth and love in a world that pursues destructive answers for healing in the brokenness of our fallen humanity. Such healing only comes through a spiritual transformation, such that we are conformed to the mind of Christ (Romans 12:2).

The 100th Birthday Party

By Amy Givler, MD | November 22, 2023

Permit me to humbly suggest the following: If you are ever invited to a 100th birthday party, consider attending. And if the centenarian is one of your dearly departed mother’s most treasured friends, do whatever you can to attend.

A Reflection on Friends, Mortality and Eternity

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | November 20, 2023

I was surprised that the death of a celebrity, whom I did not know and was not likely to ever meet, caused such deep reflection. And yet, these kinds of moments in life always seem to do that. It’s as if we forget from day to day that our human bodies are, in fact, mortal and our days here are truly numbered.

Four New Books Dealing with Transgenderism

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | November 16, 2023

Publications exposing transgender ideology and its capture of academics, medicine, the entertainment industry, government and the business sector are picking up steam. What we might term the breakout books, those that caught traction and burst onto the public square addressing and countering the whirlwind of transgenderism.

Who’s Calling Who a Blob?

By James L. Sherley, MD, PhD | November 9, 2023

Well, there they go again: science reporters are calling human beings “blobs.” Not blobs as in the classic science fiction movie that wreaked havoc and death on unwitting victims. No, they are back to labeling innocent embryo-age human beings as mere “blobs of cells.”

Tucker Gets It—Abortion is Child-Sacrifice

By JC Bicek | November 6, 2023

In case you missed it, political commentator Tucker Carlson was speaking at an event hosted by The Center for Christian Virtue back in September in Cleveland, Ohio, where he brought up two key ballot initiatives Ohioans will be voting on in early November.

Pride Kills

By Steven Willing, MD | October 23, 2023

Pride deceives us in many ways. One of the more dangerous expressions is to overestimate our competence and skill. In high-risk situations, the consequences can be disastrous. Too often, greed is offered as a simplistic explanation. The truth runs much deeper.

Childhood Bereavement—Our Response

By Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) | October 5, 2023

It’s been reported that a total of 8 percent of all children in the United States will experience death of a parent by the time they reach the age of 18 years. If the endpoint of this analysis is 25 years, a total of 14.7 million will experience this tragedy in their lives.

Not Progressive, Not Conservative, But Christian

By Amy Givler, MD | September 28, 2023

Whenever I hear the word “polarization,” I can’t help but think of cell division. Specifically? Anaphase, which perhaps you remember from high school biology. All the organelles have been doubled and are bunched at the edges—in moments it will split down the middle and become two cells.

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