Creation v. Evolution: Does It Make a Difference?

John T. Baldwin, ed., Creation, Catastrophe, and Calvary: Why a Global Flood Is Vital to the Doctrine of the Atonement (Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2000). Baldwin and his fellow authors argue that the Biblical narrative of salvation history constitutes an integral whole; it moves from special creation, through the fall, which led to the…

Fired Unwed Mom Demands Cash

Jewel Redhead is suing a Seventh-day Adventist school for $2 million–because she was fired from her job as a teacher because of a moral lapse. She thinks her moral life should have no impact on her job, even though she was teaching religion, among other subjects, at a Christian school. “‘I am a good teacher,’…

Specious Arguments

Steve Waldman, head of BeliefNet, argues that if conservatives want fewer abortions, they need to push contraception, not abstinence. He takes a pragmatic, rather than a moral approach, to what conservatives see as a moral issue. He’s dissing Al Mohler, who says that the problem is the social acceptance of out of wedlock births is…

Campaigning in the Polling Place

In Texas, it’s illegal to campaign in the polling place–or within 100 feet (or so) of the door. There can be no campaign posters or literature inside. This is to make sure voters aren’t intimidated. Evidently, California doesn’t have a problem with voter intimidation by¬† campaigns–Attorney General (and former governor) Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown is changing…