Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter, the official web magazine of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, assistant editor at Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife, a forum about Christian female vocation, and a contributor to “He Restores My Soul: Writings on Cross and Comfort” from Emmanuel Press. She writes regularly on issues of faith, family and culture.
Social distancing is not something to celebrate. It is, according to the experts, what we must do right now. But it’s a necessary evil, not a societal good.
Obamacare may be weakened, but its chief designer, Ezekiel Emanuel, still wants to decide whether your life is worth living.
In the months to come, there are no better songs to sing than hymns that teach eternal truths. Spend some time with Paul Gerhardt’s poetry, and you’ll sing some of the best.
Both Transfiguration and Lent are fresh opportunities to turn in the direction of the Savior’s voice.
A bill that equates the intentional termination of a life with the prevention of one goes beyond the frivolous and stupid into sadistic and inhumane.
Good holiday music is so abundant that, if we wanted, we could easily play it from Thanksgiving through Epiphany and never repeat a track.
Americans have an annoying knack for purging holidays of their true meaning, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
The personal recordings of 15-year-old Renia Spiegel give readers a contemporaneous account, through poetry and prose, of a youth living through the Holocaust, complete with her insecurities, joys, and deepest fears.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul organized a Saturday-morning summit on the decline of the American family in St. Louis last weekend. It provided an open discussion and practical ideas.
Children shouldn’t be completely sheltered from evil, but parents should make wise, informed choices before they expose their kids to entertainment content.
A 30-by-60-foot American flag? Celebrated by the Hollywood elite, no less? How times have changed. Now it’s apparently racist to put a postage-sized flag on an athletic shoe.
Kamala Harris’s emotional response to Joe Biden’s busing record has less to do with segregation and more to do with virtue signaling.
While many parents discontinue these practices when their children reach a certain age, there’s no good reason to do so.
Few things are as rewarding as reading out loud with your children. Here are enough recommendations for a whole summer’s worth of quality family time.
In its profound presentation of the universal theme of the individual versus society, the book should be a fixture on every American student’s high school reading list, today more than ever before.
In ‘1984,’ Big Brother’s three slogans are, ‘War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.’ If George Orwell were writing today, he might add a fourth: ‘Death is Life.’
The Covington Catholic boys may not have behaved with perfect decorum. But they’re teenagers. The adults here, on the other hand, should be completely ashamed of themselves.
Here are some common carols (and tips for how to sound good) that can help set your caroling plans in motion this holiday season.
We underestimate the amount of joy and community bonding that can happen if we take time out of our busy lives to sing collectively with our neighbors.
If the idea of another self-help book leaves you feeling tired before you have even turned one page, try some Jesus-help instead.
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