Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

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.

No, Social Distancing Isn’t A Blessing In Disguise. It’s Evil

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.

Millions Shelter To Protect The Elderly, But Biden Advisor Thinks Old People Should Just Die

Obamacare may be weakened, but its chief designer, Ezekiel Emanuel, still wants to decide whether your life is worth living.

10 Classic Hymns From A 17th-Century Pastor To Sing Through Plagues

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.

Before You Celebrate Mardi Gras, Witness The Transfiguration

Both Transfiguration and Lent are fresh opportunities to turn in the direction of the Savior’s voice.

Alabama Democrat Suggests Forcing Vasectomies To Prevent ‘Unwanted Children’

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.

Here’s A Fresh Christmas Pops Playlist To Liven Up Your Holiday

Good holiday music is so abundant that, if we wanted, we could easily play it from Thanksgiving through Epiphany and never repeat a track.

Rediscover Thanksgiving’s Origins As A National Uniter During The Civil War

Americans have an annoying knack for purging holidays of their true meaning, and Thanksgiving is no exception.

Nearly 80 Years After Its Writing, Holocaust Victim Renia Spiegel’s Diary Is Published

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.

What St. Louis Is Doing To Meet Deep City Needs Through Families

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.

Parents, Don’t Trust Your Memory When Sharing Pop Culture With Your Kids

Children shouldn’t be completely sheltered from evil, but parents should make wise, informed choices before they expose their kids to entertainment content.

Megan Rapinoe And Colin Kaepernick Need To Watch Robin Williams Celebrate America’s Flag

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.

My Democrat Parents Didn’t Oppose Busing In The 1970s Because Of Racism, But Because It’s Stupid

Kamala Harris’s emotional response to Joe Biden’s busing record has less to do with segregation and more to do with virtue signaling.

8 Things To Keep Doing With Your Children Even When They’re Teenagers

While many parents discontinue these practices when their children reach a certain age, there’s no good reason to do so.

5 Must-Read Classics To Share With Your Kids This Summer

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.

New Jersey Lawmakers Ask Schools To Ban ‘Huckleberry Finn’

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.

Abortion Rests On The Illogical Lie That Death Can Bring Life

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.’

All The Adults Involved Failed The Covington Catholic School Boys, And Should Be Ashamed

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.

A No-Fail Christmas Caroling Guide For Even The Most Bashful Singers

Here are some common carols (and tips for how to sound good) that can help set your caroling plans in motion this holiday season.

Why You Should Go Christmas Caroling This Year, And How To Start

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.

‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ Is Of No Comfort To Hurting Women, But This Is

If the idea of another self-help book leaves you feeling tired before you have even turned one page, try some Jesus-help instead.