Christianity isn’t just for church — it must be freely lived out

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My Friday morning started out just like every other morning: got my coffee, opened​ up my computer, and started reading through email. I got through a couple of emails, and then I saw this gem, “As for me I personally think and feel that prayer/Christianity has no business being in places like the work place, schools. Prayer is meant to …

Milo and the alt-right are proving the failure of using anger as a catalyst for change

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Social Change 1 Comment

I recently came across an article by Milo Yiannopoulos that tries to justify the existence of the alt-right as some sort of new movement that is going to save conservatism. The problem is that Milo and his alt-right movement will not save anything, as they fail to understand that the only social movements worth supporting are those built on hope …

What our data shows us about the culture wars

Joshua Tijerina Culture, Faith, Family, Morality, Prolife, Religious Freedom, Social Change 2 Comments

The Halcyon Movement is an organization concerned with culture, and January was a very big month with Trump’s inauguration, the women’s march, the march for life, the 44th year of Roe v. Wade’s existence, almost daily protests, the immigration ban . . . I could keep going. Our culture is in a very interesting (and tumultuous) moment where we face …

When it comes to protecting the unborn, there is no time to relax

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This was a big election for those of us in the pro-life movement. Legislatively speaking, the pro-life movement is in a better position than it has been in years. We have a very good chance of passing pro-life legislation, and will hopefully fill SCOTUS seats with pro-life judges. And most significantly, the number of abortions committed is down this year …

What “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Silence” tell us about the future of Christianity

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It is important to tell you that there will be spoilers in this commentary. There are two religious movies out right now from Academy Award winning directors. The first, Hacksaw Ridge, is directed by Mel Gibson, and is about a young Christian man who refuses to carry a gun into war as his faith will not let him take another …

5 Questions You Might Be Asking About Musical.ly’s Porn Problem

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Musical.ly, a phone app, offers children easy access to adult content, and The Halcyon Movement is demanding Musical.ly do more to protect the very young children that use their app. Since launching this campaign I’ve been asked several questions about where the responsibility lies, and what the point is. Here’s a few of the common questions, and my answers: 1. Why …

What Will Morality Look Like In 100 Years?

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I was looking through Reddit on my phone and I came across r/100 years ago, which reports on things that happened this day — whatever day it is — 100 years ago. I decided to Google “What happened in 1916?,” and found that, unsurprisingly, the world looked very different than it does today. But one thing caught my eye: on …