Faith and Family Play a Bigger Role in Academic Achievement Than Race or Socioeconomic Status

Feb 1, 2020 by

by William Jeynes, Public Discourse: The phrase “achievement gap” refers to the well-documented discrepancies between the scholastic achievements of African American and Latinos on the one hand and white students on the other. What explains the gap? My meta-analysis revealed that if an African American or Latino student was a person of faith and came from a two biological parent family, the achievement gap totally disappeared, even when adjusting for socioeconomic status… … There are two...

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Diversity and our broken system

Jan 17, 2020 by

by Andrew Cadman, The Conservative Woman: […] When will we have an honest debate on Islam and the terrible subcultures it incubates within it? Although it would clearly be wrong to demonise all Muslims and all interpretations of Islam, how much longer can we ignore the dangers of a faith with a rapidly growing demographic whose holy book and prophet preached, in part, violent sectarianism, misogyny, the legitimisation of rape and the acceptability of sex with girls as soon as they start...

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Why the West is WEIRD

Dec 4, 2019 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Is Christianity responsible for our hyper-individualistic society? Why is the West different? Why did democracy spring from Western nations? Why did science develop in the West? Why did capitalism develop in the West? Why did tolerance begin in the West? Why did the welfare state originate in the West? Western exceptionalism is one of the fiercest battlegrounds of contemporary history. And far from being a purely academic argument, it has immediate repercussions...

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The Strange Death of Mother Nature

Nov 27, 2019 by

by Michael Giffin, Quadrant: Twenty years ago the editor of a journal in a health bureaucracy was confronted with a challenge. The policy officers in primary care decided the term “drowning” was incorrect and attempted to impose what seemed to them a better alternative, “serious immersion”, but the editor refused to co-operate. If that incident ended there, the push keeps pushing. When the meanings of words challenge us, or lead down incorrect paths, progressives invent terms to promote their...

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Where Are the Prophets to Our Church and Culture?

Nov 12, 2019 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, CultureWatch: Amazing and much-needed prophetic words from the late, great Francis Schaeffer: The good news is this: when the times get the darkest, God will raise up prophets to confront the situation, speak to his people, and declare much-needed truth. But the bad news is this: these prophets are invariably rejected. When they are the most needed, they are often the least heeded. Simply read the Old Testament to see this happening time and time again. The same when...

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Most Brits don’t believe the Bible is relevant to their own lives

Nov 6, 2019 by

from Christian Today: A new study by the Bible Society has found that only a minority of Brits see the Bible as relevant to their own lives. In the survey of nearly 20,000 adults, only 18% said that the Bible was “relevant to them personally”. This was despite 40% of those surveyed saying that they were Christian. Over half (52%) of the respondents agreed that it was important to know the Bible because it has shaped British culture, and a majority (61%) said that it was good for...

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