Government Forms (or Deforms) Your Soul

That is the title of an article I published last year (vol. 21, no. 5, September 2010) in This Rock (now Catholic Answers Magazine), the magazine of Catholic Answers. It is now available online. Portions of this article are adapted from portions of my most recent book, Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft (InterVarsity Press, 2010). Here's how the article begins: “Statecraft,” Aristotle instructed his pupils, “is soulcraft.” What he meant is that the state or government, by its polici … [Read more...]

Unexamined Ballot, Not Worth Casting

That's the title of my latest entry over at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins: During the 2012 political campaigns for a variety of local and state-wide offices, chances are that you will have a candidate ring your doorbell or you will encounter one at a public gathering.He will tell you all about himself, hand you a piece of literature, and then ask if you have any questions. This is your chance to find out what the candidate really thinks.You have to be very careful, however, … [Read more...]

“Faith, Reason, and the Christian Citizen” lecture at the Cambridge School in Dallas on November 11.

I am honored to be delivering the 2010 annual faith and culture lecture tomorrow night at The Cambridge School in Dallas, Texas. You can read more about it here.My lecture is entitled "Faith, Reason and the Christian Citizen." If you are in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, please consider attending. There will be Q & A session and reception following the lecture. … [Read more...]

Weird: Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) omits “under God” in leading the House in Pledge of Allegiance

This is deeply troubling,  since the purpose of inserting "under God" in the Pledge was to distinguish America's belief that human rights and dignity have their source in God with the Soviet belief in philosophical materialism and that it is the State that exclusively imparts to us our rights. … [Read more...]

October 15 on Catholic Answers Live!

On October 15 3-4 pm PDT I will be the guest on Catholic Answers Live to discuss my recently published article in the September/October 2010 issue of The Rock, "Government Forms (and Deforms) the Soul."Portions of the article are adapted from my latest book, Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010) … [Read more...]


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