Paul Kengor: God Gets His Healthcare Bill

Note: The recent healthcare reform certainly is historic, in the sense that it most likely will be considered an important, perhaps defining, event in the Obama Presidency. Whatever eventually happens politically as a result, there are important elements of public discourse which marked the debate. One of those elements --religious rhetoric-- is the subject of Dr. Kengor's column.  God Gets His Healthcare BillBy Dr. Paul Kengor The most frustrating thing I’ve dealt with in profes … [Read more...]

Paul Kengor on President Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech

My friend and Director of the Center for Vision and Values, Paul Kengor, wrote an analysis of President Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech. As I listened to Obama's speech, I was distracted in a positive way by his reference to Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. However, I also noted the President's references to civility and hope he means it as more than rhetoric. And like Paul, I loved the reference to the Imago Dei - seeing the Face of God in each other.God and Man at the National … [Read more...]

Message to Obama: We Were Greeted as Liberators

My friend and colleague, Paul Kengor, contributes these observations about Barack Obama's claim that American troops were not greeted as liberators, made again in last night's debate. I have friends who have been to Iraq and back as both soldiers and observers and they tell me that many citizens of Iraq view Americans positively and believe we have helped advance their freedoms. Thanks Paul for allowing me to post this article.--------------Message to Obama: We Were Greeted as … [Read more...]

Does abortion cancel a soul? Abortion specialist William Harrison on South Dakota's informed consent abortion law

Last week, the Eight Circuit court of appeals ruled that a South Dakota law which requires doctors to tell women seeking an abortion that "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being" should be sent back to federal District Court to decide constitutionality. In the meantime, the state may begin enforcement of the law. According to an AP story, The court ruled on June 27that Planned Parenthood, which operates South Dakota's only abortion clinic in … [Read more...]

Religion and the 2008 election: A conversation with Paul Kengor, Fred Barnes and Michael Medved

Currently, here at Grove City College, the Center for Vision and Values is hosting our annual conference. Titled, "Church and State: 2008 - A history of church-state relations and and a look at where the values voter will turn in 2008," the schedule is filled with scholarly papers regarding church-state relations with special emphasis on how these issues impact politics and policy.Earlier this evening, I attended a panel discussion that was billed as an interview of the Beltway Boys (Fred … [Read more...]

Year in review: Top Ten Stories from 2007

Since it was so much fun last year, I decided to compile a top ten list of stories of the year on the blog. Since I am the only voter, the list is subjective and regular readers might arrange them differently or think I should have included another story over one of these. The stories are arranged in the order of the interest they seemed to create here on the blog and elsewhere.1. APA Task Force on sexual orientation - I first reported here that the APA had convened a task force to review … [Read more...]

What Might Have Been – The Man Who Could Have Reversed Roe v. Wade

This post is another in a series of interviews with Grove City College friend and colleague, Paul Kengor. In this interview, Dr. Kengor discloses behind-the-scenes events involving Ronald Reagan and one of his closest advisors, Judge Bill Clark. In his new book about Bill Clark, Paul provides rich detail about Judge Clark's role in winning the Cold War. He also provides this look into the rest of the story behind what would eventually be the appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor.Throckmorton: … [Read more...]

Anne Rice converts to Catholicism, endorses Hillary Clinton

This post is another in the series of interviews with my colleague Paul Kengor regarding social issues and the 2008 election. This one veers off this track a bit in that we discuss the recent conversion of author Anne Rice to Catholicism as well as the endorsement of Hillary Clinton by Ms. Rice. However, the interview reflects different views about how Christians of various stripes will handle the values issues in the coming election.THROCKMORTON: What's your take on the endorsement of … [Read more...]


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