Julian Simon’s name does not mean much to many Christians today, but it should.
Since his death on Feb. 8, 1998, 19 years ago this week, those who follow “the dismal science” of economics continue to study him, but most of the rest of us . . . well, not so much. He is, though, something of a model for how to promote unpopular ideas in the public square in ways that attract not just attention, but adherents.READ FULL ARTICLE »
Is the decline of the family coming to an end? Allan Carlson says it is, or at least it could be, in a new book called “Family Cycles: Strength, Decline, and Renewal in American Domestic Life, 1630-2000.”
I interviewed Carlson in 2015 at the World Congress of Families in Salt Lake City, Utah, about his provocative theory that the health of the family rises and falls in cycles. Carlson says we have seen “four distinct cycles” of strength and weakness in the family in American history. Each cycle lasts about 100 years, and he believes we have just passed through the trough of one of these cycles and that the health of the family is on the upswing again.READ FULL ARTICLE »
Get some sleep. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I'm John Stonestreet with The Point.