STAFF MOVES: Look Who’s Getting Promoted!

Recent Moves, As Reported by Legistorm:

Ana Alegria is the new Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee deputy press secretary. Ana is a 2017 Harvard graduate in history.

Cole Bockenfeld is Sen. Chris Murphy’s (D-Ct.) new national security adviser. Cole earned his MA in 2017 from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and his BA in 2008 in political science from the University of Arkansas. Continue reading “STAFF MOVES: Look Who’s Getting Promoted!”

WORKING ON THE HILL: Time To Lay Off Gen Z

It is said that every older generation looks upon every younger generation and either recoils in horror, disgust or incredulity.

(Screen shot from McDowell presentation)

Having heard it from members of the Greatest Generation, I confess that I sometimes must stop and remind myself that the same things I now say about “Millennials” were once said about me and my Boomer contemporaries.

Dr. Sean McDowell of Biola University notes in a recent presentation at a Summit Ministries conference that “people have been talking about Millennials for a decade and a half, but, friends, Millennials are out of college, they’ve graduated. Continue reading “WORKING ON THE HILL: Time To Lay Off Gen Z”

What About Josh Harris, Take II: The ‘Dreadfully Misguided’ Purity Culture Didn’t Steal Her Faith

Ericka Andersen is a very sharp digital expert, writer, speaker and an unusually insightful analyst of American cultural trends as they are shaped by religious experience and beliefs.

Author Ericka Andersen (Screen shot from her blog)

She’s also a veteran of what she describes as “the dreadfully misguided marketing effort evangelical leaders in the 1990s created to dissuade teens from sex before marriage.”

But Ericka remains an evangelical Christian and as a result her observations about the Josh Harris controversy and what it teaches us today about the Christian’s witness are especially worth reading and thinking about. Continue reading “What About Josh Harris, Take II: The ‘Dreadfully Misguided’ Purity Culture Didn’t Steal Her Faith”