How many of us let headlines create lines in our foreheads? With TV and internet reports around the clock, it’s easy to become manic-depressive news junkies—and that’s why I’m often called to be a contrarian. Are you feeling good about “revolution” in Egypt? See “Leadership in a vacuum” in this issue. Are you feeling bad about domestic trends? Read on for good news concerning young Christians and pro-lifers.

First, let’s take on pundits and pollsters who purportedly provide answers to the age-old question, What’s the matter with kids today? You’ve probably heard a typical moan: They’re leaving the church, so gotta become relevant, gotta take up liberal positions—or else the kids are gone. You may even have seen shows answering YES to the question of “Are Young Evangelicals Skewing More Liberal?” (ABC) and “Are Young Evangelicals Leaning Left?” (PBS).

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