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Saturday Selections – Mar. 30, 2019

Marijuana increases the risk of psychosis

Marijuana is often presented as a near harmless indulgence. But a recent study finds that daily use increases the risk of psychosis 3 to 5 times.

A modest proposal for prosecutors who lie

There’s no reason to think this columnist is a Christian, and yet the idea he suggests – to convict lying prosecutors of whatever crime they were charging the defendant with – is a biblical one (Deut. 19:16-21). So why didn’t this come from us? When Christians have the confidence that God’s Word applies to all of life – even the public square out there – then it will be us sharing ideas like this.

The only life dream that makes a girl blush

“’I know it’s silly,’ one girl said. ‘I know. But…’ she hesitated, tucking a strand of hair behind her ear. ‘I really just want to be married. To raise some kids. To take care of a home.’ She’s almost embarrassed by the time she’s finished saying the sentiment.”

Have you talked to your kids about sex?

“For the record, I have talked to my 6- and 4-year-old daughters about sex…. The Internet could gruesomely inform your naïve child. Or you, as their parents, could tell them what they need to know … at the times they need to know it … in ways that they should hear it.”

Why teens are lonelier than ever

Our teens might be more “connected” than ever, but studies find teens feel lonelier than any previous generation since these studies were started in the mid-1970s. Texting is replacing face-to-face interactions…but it isn’t replacing the need for it.

Michael Wagner on Canada’s Christian roots (4 min)

Regular RP contributor Michael Wagner shares how the queen’s face on our coins testifies to Canada’s Christian heritage. There was a time, not so long ago, when we formally recognized that God’s law reigns supreme over and above Man’s law.


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