Category: Social issues

Articles addressing Christianity and social issues.

Living On the Edge: a book for doubting Christians

Living On the Edge: a book for doubting Christians Today Christians in the Western world are typically living in a post-Christian society. Christian beliefs are met with skepticism, and people see little reason to believe. Christians are confronted with daily challenges to their faith, and often struggle to understand the relevance of Christianity to modern life. Professional surveys indicate the following reasons why young Christians lose their […] 

Social effects of divorce

Conservative Christians have traditionally been known for their opposition to divorce. Various Biblical statements discourage divorce,12 and reinforce the value of marriage,3 4 a value which is well recognized by professional studies.5 6 7 Many studies have demonstrated the long term negative effects of divorce on the individuals involved 8 9 10 11 and on society.12 13 Single parenting is […] 

Sexualized media & sex education

Christians have objected for decades to the sexualized imagery of secular media, 1 2 3 4 citing Biblical principles 5 6 and arguing that such content is damaging, 7 especially to young people. 8 Though such objections are derided by popular opinion as ‘old fashioned’, numerous professional studies confirm they are factually based. 9 10 Children are highly affected by […] 

What benefits are there to being religious?

The Challenge Atheist authors Christopher Hitchens1 and Richard Dawkins2 have condemned religious belief as harmful and useless. Both authors have been criticized for failing to note specific benefits of strong religious belief.34567 The Facts Strong religious belief provides a range of physical, emotional, social, financial, psychological, and health benefits;89 reducing health risks, increasing the likelihood of longevity10 and mental health,11 […]