Camp has ended -- that rite of summer for millions of American children. Swimming, hiking, campfire sing-alongs and S'mores, drama skits, new friends and creating lifelong memories. Palestinian summer camps have also just ended, but their children have very different experiences to share and memories to hold dear.
"The science is settled!" we often hear on any questions surrounding the LGBT issues. But two experts replied last week, "Not so fast." Ideology does not equal settled science. This is too critical an issue to make decisions based on popular cultural trends.
Anyone who follows the news has probably heard of 'safe spaces' being organized on certain college campuses where speech is monitored. These artificial socio-political boundaries are nothing compared to the real work of preppers who have been moving into the inland regions of the Pacific Northwest to build practical, self sufficient homes.
A dramatic spiritual paradigm shift is taking place in the western world. More Americans than ever before appear to be turning away from the Christian faith, and this is particularly true among our young people. And while it is undeniable that atheism and agnosticism are both growing rapidly, it is also important to point out that other faiths are on the rise in the western world at the exact same time that Christianity is shrinking.