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Our mud huts

Relationships | Why do we stick with dating traditions that break our hearts?
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/18/19, 10:08 am

If you had a system that yielded poor results every time you used it, how long would it take for you to chuck that system? 

The traditional Maasai windowless mud-and-dung hut, with its poor ventilation, has for who knows how long been the cause of respiratory infections and eye irritations in adults and children of the tribe. So why have these Kenyans 50 miles south of Nairobi continued generation after generation to design their shelters like that? I don’t know. Tradition? No one thought of a better idea?

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Who owns your body?

Religion | Claims to bodily autonomy are attempts to suppress the truth
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 5/21/19, 04:21 pm

Who owns your body? It’s a hot topic today, with actress Alyssa Milano calling for a “sex strike” till legislators agree that women own their own bodies.

If you’re a Christian, you know the answer: God owns your body. “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). If you’re not a Christian, you are trying hard to unknow that. Romans says you do know it though: One cannot “suppress” (1:18) what one does not already know deep down.

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Connecting the dots

Q&A | Assessing the interaction of adultery, no-fault divorce, LGBTQ trends, poverty, and church surrender 
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/27/19, 04:14 am

Patrick Henry College professor Stephen Baskerville is the author of Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution. His most recent book, The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power, brings a sword to some current debates. Here are edited excerpts of our interview.

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