Who Is Responsible for Your Children’s Education?

Loudoun County, Virginia, has been in the news a lot lately, and not for any good reasons. You’ve probably heard, for example, about Scott Smith, who was arrested at a school board meeting in June, supposedly for being violent. What’s going on? At the heart of all the shouting (not violence) at school board meetingsContinue reading “Who Is Responsible for Your Children’s Education?”

Coddling in American Universities and Churches

I recently read a very insightful book called The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. The subtitle is How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. Their thesis is that there are three “untruths” that have permeated American colleges and universities, resulting in further coddlingContinue reading “Coddling in American Universities and Churches”

Abortion and Vaccination: Your Body, Your Choice?

On September 1, Texas passed a law that bans women from having an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. Later the same day, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block that law from taking effect, despite a predictable daylong outcry from abortion rights groups. Following suit, an essentially identical bill was just introduced in FloridaContinue reading “Abortion and Vaccination: Your Body, Your Choice?”

A Further Christian Response to COVID-19

In mid-May of last year, I wrote a post responding to COVID-19, including some predictions, but especially about people’s reactions to it. If you’re interested in reading it, click here: https://keithpetersenblog.com/2020/05/12/a-christian-response-to-covid-19/ Obviously, a lot has happened since then in terms of our understanding of it, so it’s time for an update. To begin with, let’sContinue reading “A Further Christian Response to COVID-19”

Some Reflections on Death and Life

Last week my oldest brother went to heaven; he is my third sibling to go home in the last ten months. I am responsible for settling his estate, but even in the midst of seemingly hundreds of details, I have had time to reflect on a lot of things. First of all, there’s the importanceContinue reading “Some Reflections on Death and Life”