Phil Robertson’s Victory Over the Secular Theocracy

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Editorial Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series on Duck Dynasty and what it reveals regarding America’s “secular theocracy,” from the inimitable David Theroux, President and CEO of the Independent Institute. If you missed it, read the first part here. * Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy, Part II By David J. Theroux [Read More...]

Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy

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I am always delighted to receive a guest post from David J. Theroux, who is Founder, President and CEO of The Independent Institute. His essays are often comprehensive, always thoughtful, and always worth reading. I divided the present essay into two installments, to publish the first today and the second on Thursday. * Duck Dynasty [Read More...]

Loud on Poverty, Quiet on Abortion: The Danger of Selective Theonomy

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My friend Rob Schwarzwalder from the Family Research Council offers the following guest post this morning: * Religion, Morality, and Policy: The Danger of Selective Theonomy  By Rob Schwarzwalder “Theonomy” is not a word that trips easily off the tongue. It refers to a strain of Christian thinking that demands application of Old Testament civil [Read More...]

Social Justice, Guns, and God

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The variety of intelligent things being said, representing a variety of positions on the issues, is a part of what I love about the Evangelical Channel at Patheos: Joel J. Miller: When it comes to the question of social justice, there is more at play than the needs of the poor. Charity requires not only [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/14/12 – Hobbit on Steroids; Verbal Autopsies; NASA vs. the Mayans

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/14/12: Jeffery Overstreet, Patheos/Good Letters: “But where Tolkien served the head and the heart, Jackson serves the appetite for adrenalin rush.” Bradley Abramson, Christian Post: Merry Atheistic Nothingness Kathryn Jean Lopez, Catholic Impulse: Sandra Fluke for Time’s Woman of the Year John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious Bench: “Human beings did invent religions, I told [Read More...]


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