Manassas, VA – Today, the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) filed Comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging it to improve and tighten its current indecency regulations for broadcasters. After two Supreme Court decisions dealing with the FCC’s rules against over-the-air smut, with NRB filing legal briefs in both, the Commission has sought public comment on its suggestion that it should now crack down only on the most “egregious” cases of indecency.
NRB disagrees with that approach. Craig Parshall, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for NRB, wrote in the Comments that “a diminishing of the civility and decency of discourse and imagery during children’s viewing hours will diminish families, children, and our culture, and will impair the public interest.”
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, has accepted a position as professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University, it was announced Tuesday. Strobel told The Christian Post that he is excited to help equip students to make a difference for Jesus Christ.
"I'm excited about helping a new generation work through how we can naturally and effectively share the message of Jesus in the 21st century," Strobel told CP via email. "Our increasingly skeptical world presents special challenges as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission. HBU is assembling an impressive team to innovate new ways for Christians to bring God's message of redemption and hope to our neighbors, our nation and our world.
"I'm thrilled with the opportunity to encourage and equip these sharp young Christians to make a difference for Christ," he said.
Strobel, who is a New York Times best-selling author of more than 20 books, including The Case for Christ, will join the faculty of the Department of Apologetics in HBU's School of Christian Thought.
It's difficult to raise a child these days.
There's the sliding culture to deal with, of course, and the loss of a unified Christian ethos, of a government attempting to force us to violate our conscience on numerous levels.
There are the practical demands of parenting, many of which seem more acute these days. Our neighborhoods don't feel as safe or secure as they did when we were kids. At the age of six, I was riding my bike everywhere without a care in the world, but today, we're reluctant to let our boys and girls peddle beyond our block.
Thomas Lake is a Sports Illustrated senior writer. A recent Gospel Coalition article on him began, "It may surprise you to learn the finest young sportswriter-perhaps the finest young writer period-in America is a Christian."
Your mom and your dad, a pastor, homeschooled you and your five siblings-how did that prepare you for your job as a writer? It was pretty free-form. A lot of going to the library-the whole pack of us in the station wagon-and we would check out 40 or 50 books at a time and sit around reading them.
We had lesson plans for learning math and all that, but a lot of it was pursuing our intellectual curiosity, and that's what I get paid to do: Think of something I'm curious about, and go find out the rest of the story. It's a privilege to be able to do that.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”