Three Reasons Why We ‘Cling’

While the next few weeks will invariably bring out the same cavalcade of charts, graphs, and statistics purporting to explain either how the United States is the most violent nation in the world or how more gun ownership will actually helps make us less violent, the gun-control debate has moved well past statistics and into much deeper matters of family, morality, and political culture. [Read more...]

The Biblical and Natural Right of Self-Defense: Responding to Critics

It seems that neither Andrew Sullivan nor Zack Beauchamp at ThinkProgress much liked my post outlining a Biblical and natural-law argument for self-defense. [Read more...]

The Biblical and Natural Right of Self-Defense

The Democrats — ever vigilant for improper mixing of politics and religion — opened yesterday’s news conference announcing their proposed “assault weapons” ban with a prayer from the dean of the National Cathedral, the Canon Gary Hall. [Read more...]

The Biblical and Natural Right of Self Defense

In the aftermath of my rather defiant posts both here in Patheos and over on NRO, several readers have asked me to take a deeper look at the biblical justification for the right of self defense (and defense of others) outside the context of law enforcement and military operations.  It is quite clear that God has not merely sanctioned the right of self defense but has explicitly approved even the use of deadly force to protect human life. [Read more...]


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