The Engaging Essentials

Life and Truth – Prof. Robert P. George posts a thoughtful, if lengthy (hey, he’s a scholar, he’s allowed), post discussing Catholic theology and the recent undercover Planned Parenthood “stings.”  He’s unsure if it’s a wise idea to reveal the banality that is the abortion industry under false pretenses.  I’m not sure if I agree, but, then again, I’m not sure I disagree.  Either way, it’s thoughtful reading you should take the time to consider.

Gaga Generation – An interesting and slightly disturbing post on the frenzy created (once again) by pop controversialist, Lady GaGa (why do I always want to put another ‘g’ at the end of her name?).  Here’s the central warning given:

I’m anticipating some major push-back from some folks, but I think that the release of this song marks a watershed moment in our understanding of who we are and where we’re going as a culture. That’s why it needs to be listened to, watched, tracked, and talked about. It cannot be ignored. “Born This Way” offers a mix of truth (God as Creator, inherent value and worth, etc.), and a host of very dangerous ideas that are evidence of our slide into a postmodern world void of the truth factor. Yes, God has made us just the way He wanted to, instilling in us tremendous value and worth. The Scriptures are clear on that. But we are sinful and polluted beings who need to exercise Biblical discernment in our assessments of ourselves, our natures, what we believe, and how we live. Without a deep and sobering understanding of our own sin, we can never fully understand or appreciate the grace we received at the cross. The song puts forth and promotes a way of thinking about, looking at, and living life that’s been increasingly embraced in our culture. We are who we are. . . but we need to be who we’ve been called to be. Lady Gaga is making some powerful statements about the nature of God, the nature of humanity, the nature of sin, and how to live life. The whole world is watching, listening, and believing.

“Vote for Life” Pledge Coverage – The Charleston Daily Mail covers our release yesterday urging candidates to decline funding from the abortion industry.  Silly headline, but interesting story.  In case you’re wondering, the other candidates supported by Emily’s List (and reference, though not named, in the story) are: Dels. Fleischauer, Brown, Hatfield, and Judge (former Delegate) Carrie Webster.

What is Christian Marriage? – Dr. R.C. Sproul asks and eloquently answers this important question.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

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