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The Apostasy of Silence: Lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Oct 14, 2017 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Miscellaneous

After finishing Eric Metaxas' biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, it occurred to me that though I'd long admired the German pastor and martyr, I'd never actually read any of his published works. To remedy that, I began with Life Together—on the recommendation of Charles Marsh—and followed it up with Ethics. The Cost of Discipleship is still on my "to read" list, but the first two books have given me plenty to think about in the meantime. 

Even…

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The Most Dangerous Place in the World

Sep 30, 2017 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Miscellaneous

Statistically, Caracas, Venezuela is the most dangerous city in the world. The homicide rate in Caracas is 120 homicides per 100,000 people. That means that everything else being equal, residents of Caracas have approximately a .12% chance of being murdered in any given year. However, if we were to plot that percentage on a pie chart, it would barely show up. One tenth of one percent amounts to little more than a straight line. That's not to diminish the very real danger of living in Caracas, but to point out that even in the most dangerous city in the world, residents have a 99.88% of not being murdered this year.

In the United States, St. Louis holds the dubious distinction of being America's most dangerous city. Its homicide rate is 60 per 100,000 people, exactly half of that in Caracas. Everything else being equal (which I know it isn't), people in St. Louis have a 99.94% chance of not being murdered this year. On the one hand, that doesn't sound too bad. On the other hand, imagine that homicide rate on the average high school campus. In a school of 2,000 students, two would be murdered each year. How many parents would feel comfortable sending…

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Are Planned Parenthood Supporters Ashamed of Abortion?

Aug 24, 2017 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion in the News

Earlier this summer, Duplass Brothers Productions released "Protect Our Access"—a 5-minute film helmed by college intern Lauren Budd. According to the filmmakers, this project "underscores the vital role Planned Parenthood health centers play in Alaska and the impact that so-called 'defunding' could have ... on rural communities nationwide." Lest there be any confusion regarding the film's political agenda, it begins and ends with the same declaration: #istandwithPP. 

Though there's a good chance you've never heard of the Duplass brothers, there's also a good chance you've seen something they've made. Over the last decade, Duplass Brothers Productions has independently produced more than 20 feature films and television shows, prompting Wired magazine to call them "Hollywood's unlikely new juggernaut." I've…

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The Advantage of Disadvantages

Jul 31, 2017 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Miscellaneous

In my last post, I talked about the significant social and economic disadvantages of growing up in a single-parent home. The basic premise was this: single parenthood is infinitely preferable to abortion, but it is almost never preferable to living with a mother and father. The article was not meant to be an indictment against single moms, many of whom become so against their will. Rather, it was intended to be a word of caution for anyone who would simply choose single parenthood over getting married or placing for adoption.

As things turned out, the completion of that post directly preceded my reading of Malcolm Gladwell's 2015 book, David and Goliath. If you're not familiar with Malcolm Gladwell, you should be. He's made a career out of challenging long-held cultural assumptions, and this volume is a worthy addition to his growing canon. Using Samuel's famed narrative…

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Abortion, Father’s Day, & Single Moms

Jun 22, 2017 / By: Michael Spielman
Category: Abortion Arguments

Chances are, you've never thought about the fact that the federal legalization of abortion and the federal recognition of Father's Day occurred within nine months of each other—on the ill-fated watch of President Richard Nixon. I certainly hadn't marked the connection, until setting out to examine the relationship between abortion and single motherhood. I now see a sad irony in the proximity these two events share on our historic timeline.

In 1970, two years before Father's Day was finally given formal recognition, less than 12% of American families with minor children were helmed by single mothers. Today, that number has risen to 26%. And since more than 40% of American babies are currently born…

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