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August 27, 2018
President Trump's latest legal problems have little to do with special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation...
August 21, 2018
As an example of how the ongoing, wide-ranging Catholic sex scandal and its cover-up are...
August 17, 2018
Grand Jury Accuses 301 Priests of Child Sexual Abuse
A grand jury in Pittsburgh investigating just six Pennsylvania dioceses accused 301 Roman Catholic priests...
August 16, 2018
The Regulatory State vs. the Rule of Law
The problem with federal regulations goes beyond their effect on businesses and whether they are...
August 07, 2018
Changing Church Teaching on Capital Punishment
Pope Francis has changed the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on capital punishment. The...
August 01, 2018
Is Religious Liberty for Religions or Individuals?
One of the participants in the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom was Callista Gingrich (wife...
July 27, 2018
Why Banning Straws Will Not Save the Oceans
The latest cause is banning plastic straws, which are said to pollute the oceans. So...
July 14, 2018
The Witch Hunt Finds Some Witches
Despite the way it is taken by both the president's critics and his supporters, special...
July 12, 2018
Medical Marijuana, but You Can’t Smoke It
The saga of Oklahoma's referendum legalizing medical marijuana continues. . . .The measure requires users...
July 11, 2018
Congress Shall “Regulate Commerce with Foreign Nations”
Now that our trade war with China and other countries is under way, we will...
July 10, 2018
The New Supreme Court Nominee: Brett Kavanaugh
President Trump nominated Appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. You can read about...
July 03, 2018
If You Take Medical Marijuana, You Can’t Buy Guns
Here in conservative Oklahoma, we have just passed the nation's most liberal medical marijuana law,...
June 29, 2018
A New Tax That Will Hit Some Churches
The tax legislation passed by Congress was a long, complex bill that hardly any lawmakers...
June 28, 2018
We Will Smoke Marijuana in Muskogee
"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee," sang the great Merle Haggard in his iconic Okie...
June 27, 2018
Justice Kennedy to Retire from the Supreme Court
Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, has announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court. Described...
June 27, 2018
Supreme Court: Pro-Life Clinics Can’t Be Forced to Promote Abortion
In another important religious liberty and free-speech case, the Supreme Court overturned a California law...
June 25, 2018
The Free Market Argument for Taxing Online Purchases
The Supreme Court has ruled that states may assess sales taxes on online purchases. Previously,...
June 20, 2018
“Bearing” the Name of the God Who “Takes” Our Sin
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). I've heard...
June 13, 2018
Forbidding Anti-Religious Bias and Double Standards
Some observers believe the Supreme Court's ruling in the Masterpiece Cake case will do little...
June 05, 2018
Sex Offenders Told Not to Confess Their Sin
Despite the "seal of confession," priests in the Church of England are being required to...
June 05, 2018
Religious Objections to Gay Marriage “Are Protected Views”
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker in Colorado who...
May 25, 2018
Will the New Critics of Liberal Democracy Turn Against Religious Liberty?
A number of conservative thinkers, in trying to address the political and cultural problems of...
May 23, 2018
A Bill to Amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Leading Democrats in the Senate have introduced a bill that would amend the Religious Freedom...
May 17, 2018
Defending Child-Killing in the Name of Cultural Relativism
In the jungles of Brazil, some tribes kill children who are disabled, who were born...
May 15, 2018
How the Commandments Define Civil Society (and What This Means for Abortion)
The always-interesting Peter Leithart, a fellow Patheos blogger, discusses Systematic Theology, II: The Works of God (2001)...
May 14, 2018
The Vocation of a Spy
Normally, the leadership of important government agencies like the CIA goes to politicians, campaign allies,...
May 08, 2018
How a Genealogy Site Caught the Golden State Killer
The Golden State Killer raped more than 50 women and murdered 12 of them. This...
April 24, 2018
Pastors’ Housing Allowance Exemption Update
As we have blogged, the housing allowance tax exemption for ministers of religion has been...
April 24, 2018
Do Academic Freedom and Tenure Apply to Conservative Professors?
Professor John McAdams was a tenured political science professor at Marquette University, a Jesuit institution...
April 23, 2018
California to Ban Books? Or Just Christian Speech?
The California State Assembly has passed a bill that would outlaw "the sale or lease...
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