Matt Birk’s Courageous Voice

Notably absent from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens’ recent celebratory visit to the White House was the anchor of their offensive line, All-Pro center Matt Birk. The 15-year veteran with a degree in economics from Harvard has been named to six Pro Bowls, but faith and family are his first priorities. When Birk learned [Read More...]

Another Presidential Prayer Vigil Speech

President Obama gave a moving speech a few weeks ago in Newtown, CT, in remembrance of the victims of the tragic shooting and in honor of the school officials, police, and others who responded so heroically. It was one of those too infrequent moments when Americans were united as one nation, joined in our sadness [Read More...]

Orange Circle, Three White Stripes

Signers of the Manhattan Declaration are a part of something, yet we have lacked a symbol of affiliation. This is a problem. Affiliation is a powerful thing. When a stranger signals their support for something you believe in, it creates an immediate bond and sense of affirmation. This mutuality reinforces conviction: I am not alone; I am [Read More...]

Affirm the Sacred: Life

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” -Psalm 139   Thanks to the generosity of friends at Coldwater Media, who created this film and provided Manhattan Declaration the opportunity to promote it. Check out the other short film in the Affirm the Sacred series on marriage, titled “One.” [Read more...]

Billy Graham on Life, Marriage, and Freedom

Billy Graham led a national evangelical ministry through the era of the Religious Right without ever becoming a part of it. Like his contemporary Chuck Colson, Graham’s ministry was never primarily political, focusing instead on spiritual and cultural teaching and boots-on-the-ground service to those in need. Of course, the strength of Graham’s conviction coupled with [Read More...]

Reducing Abortion in America

Recently, a former classmate Kolburt asked a few Christians representing different places on the political spectrum to weigh in on the question of abortion on his blog Faithful Politics. Specifically, he asked us to focus specifically on suggestions for reducing the number of abortions within the current framework of laws. My good friend Matthew Lee [Read More...]


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