The Effects of Porn on the Male Brain

Publish Date: 2011 | Volume: 34 | Issue: 05

CONTENTS:

04 From the President
Mystery of the Monarch: Ultimate Proof for the Existence of a Divine Creator

05 Response
Typological Fulfillment: The Key to Messianic Prophecy

06 Effective Evangelism
Was Israel Commanded to Commit Genocide?

08 Practical Hermeneutics
On the Obligation of Blessing “Abraham’s Seed”

10 The Effects of Porn on the Male Brain
by William M. Struthers
Ethical Discernment: Aided by the Internet, pornography has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. While sexual addiction is a recognized problem, little discussion has focused on its neurobiological aspects that help explain its addictive properties. On a mass level, is pornography hijacking a part of human nature intended for something better?

20 Did Muhammad Believe in Women’s Rights?
by Mary Jo Sharp
Today’s Religious Movements: Even with close media scrutiny of the role of women in Islam, Muhammad’s actual teachings on women have barely been addressed. These teachings, which venerate males while demeaning females, contrast markedly with the Bible

28 C. S. Lewis on Hell
by Louis Markos
Doctrinal Discernment: The controversy over universal salvation generated by Rob Bell’s book Love Wins has spawned a further debate about whether C. S. Lewis held views similar to Bell’s. In this article, a C. S. Lewis scholar sets the record straight on what Lewis did and did not believe

34 How to Avoid Raising Nice Teenagers
by Kenda Creasy Dean
Cultural and Parental Discernment: The National Study of Youth and Religion reveals that the majority of American teenagers embrace “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism” (MTD), the belief that God helps you be nice and feel good about yourself, but otherwise stays in the background. Where did MTD come from? Don’t be too quick to point the finger

42 Darwin vs. Beauty: Explaining away the Butterfly
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Scientific Apologetics: For Darwinism to survive it must explain away as mere survival mechanisms everything in life that seems to connect us to the transcendent, including beauty. However, such a reductionist view of life runs into irresoluble logical problems

44 Deflating Darwinism
by Jay W. Richards
Scientific/Doctrinal Discernment: With doctorates in both molecular biophysics and theology, Alister McGrath is perhaps the most prolific living theologian in the English-speaking world. In his recent book Darwin and the Divine, this orthodox theologian employs nuanced arguments to square Christian theology with Darwinian evolution. Does he succeed? A feature-length Summary Critique

52 Reviews
Elias Aboujaoude’s Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality…Nancy Pearcey’s Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular
Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning
…Michael Licona’s The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach…Peter Leithart’s Defending Constantine: The Twilight of an Empire and the Dawn of Christendom…James Frey’s The Final Testament of the Holy Bible

62 Ask Hank
Did Hippos Evolve into Whales, or Scales into Feathers?