Birthrates across the globe are going down even as life expectancy increases. The former trend is marked particularly in developed nations.
There are lots of reasons for people to have kids or not have kids. Continue Reading...
In today’s Acton Commentary, “Debt and the Birth Dearth,” I examine the interrelationship between demographics, economics, and morality, especially within the context of America’s current public debt crisis.
I conclude by pointing to the spiritual nature of our “debts”:
Jesus taught Christians to pray, “Forgive us our debts.” If we do not renew and reform our culture along the lines suggested here, a renewal that must be led by Christians acting as agents of transformative grace, the debts for which we must pray forgiveness will be far weightier than those incurred by the federal government. Continue Reading...
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