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January 17, 2018
Should Federal Disaster Funds Rebuild Churches?
Formerly, federal disaster funds helped with the rebuilding, but not for churches. Yet now FEMA...
July 12, 2017
Trinity Lutheran goes back to normal after Supreme Court victory
Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, just won a landmark case before the Supreme Court. ...
April 24, 2017
Totalitarianism vs. Religion
Some atheists accuse religion of being inherently "totalitarian." But, as sociologist Chandler Rosenberger, points out,...
April 21, 2017
A blow-by-blow account of the Trinity Lutheran arguments
The London Economist, of all sources, has published a description of the arguments in the Supreme...
April 17, 2017
Gorsuch’s first week will feature LCMS school
Justice Neil Gorsuch is now on the Supreme Court, and one of the first cases...
April 13, 2017
A church with its own police force
The Alabama state Senate has voted to allow a church in Birmingham to have its...
October 24, 2016
The Lutheran pre-school before the Supreme Court
Once again, a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is appearing before the Supreme...
July 25, 2016
“Conscientious objection against the state”
Hillsdale professor and LCMS member Korey Maas has an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about...
July 08, 2016
No exemptions for church services “open to the public”?
The Iowa Civl Rights Act forbids discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or...
June 01, 2016
Lutheran school investigated for LGBT discrimination
St. John's Lutheran School in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is under federal investigation for discriminating against gay...
February 09, 2016
Canadian Lutheran schools & LGBTQ laws
The government of Alberta has decreed that all schools must conform to its LGBTQ-affirming guidelines, apparently...
January 22, 2016
Religious hospitals may refuse to perform procedures against their beliefs
In what may be an important precedent, a California court ruled against a woman who...
January 12, 2016
How Clemson’s coach defied the anti-religion forces
What a game, the national college football championship! In an exciting back-and-forth game, Alabama beat...
January 11, 2016
Justice Scalia says government can favor religion
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a Catholic high school that the Constitution allows for...
July 02, 2015
Government approved churches?
Conservative churches are troubled with the gay marriage decision and feel threatened lest the government...
January 30, 2015
Luther, Madison, and the Two Kingdoms
Rev. Matthew Harrison, the president of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, discusses a letter President...
October 21, 2014
Standing with the Houston Five
Rev. Dr. Scott Murray is the 4th Vice President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod...
June 24, 2014
Preventing Christian groups from hiring only Christians
In what could be yet another attempt to secularize religious groups that work with the...
August 29, 2013
Prayer and Protest
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the civil rights protest that...
August 27, 2013
Making churches pay taxes
We should make churches pay taxes. So say two recent articles. Matthew Yglesias of Slate...
August 23, 2013
Obama administration defends government-sponsored Christian prayers
The Supreme Court is hearing a case that will decide whether or not it is...
April 10, 2013
Church authority vs. state authority over marriage
As gay marriage becomes the law of the land in many jurisdictions and, very likely...
August 15, 2012
Is the President our national pastor?
No, the president is most emphatically NOT a national pastor, such an understanding betraying a...
July 19, 2012
The penalty if religious institutions won’t comply
So what will happen if religious and other pro-life institutions refuse to go along with...
May 25, 2012
Norway disestablishes the state Lutheran church
The Norwegian parliament has voted to do away with the state church. The measure, which...
September 06, 2011
Why there shouldn’t be clergy at Ground Zero
That Mayor Bloomberg is not inviting clergy to participate in the ten year anniversary events...
July 06, 2011
Denver bishop James D. Conley offers a potentially useful new word: In our day, those...
July 04, 2011
Rendering to Caesar and to God
Happy Independence Day! The birthday of our nation would be a good time to contemplate...
June 01, 2010
Setting public policy according to the Word
Some politicians want to set public policy according to the teachings of the Word. In...
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