November 18, 2019

Matt Whitman, who earlier made a video about visiting a Lutheran church, has a sequel in which he discusses Lutheran theology with Pastor Will Weedon, whose engaging, winsome explanation of what he believes can be a model for all of us. Read more

November 15, 2019

If you visit the Colosseum in Rome, where thousands of Christians were martyred, you will pass at the entrance an enormous image of Moloch, the gruesome Canaanite deity that demanded the sacrifice of infants and small children. Read more

November 14, 2019

Democrats are realizing that if impeachment goes to a Senate trial, they will face the possibility of a train wreck. The Republicans will control the process and will call embarrassing witnesses; the timing will conflict with primary campaigns; and Trump’s inevitable acquittal will allow him to claim vindication. Read more

November 13, 2019

Free health care is an attractive proposition. But Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare for All plan would cost $2 trillion per year. Currently, all federal tax revenues only come to $3.4 trillion. Actually, the U.S. already has a national health care system, operated mostly in the private sector. We should identify the problems and address those, as opposed to tearing down what we now have and starting from scratch. Read more

November 12, 2019

Once again, Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari is quoting Pope Francis as rejecting a key tenet of Christianity. This time it’s the bodily resurrection of Christ. Read more

November 11, 2019

To honor our military veterans, read these citations for two recent recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Read more

November 8, 2019

People used to say that the USA was founded as a Christian nation. Today scholars say that the country was founded on Enlightenment principles, drawing on the thought of John Locke and related political theorists.  But new research concludes that Christianity was far more influential than the Enlightenment in the founding of the nation. Read more

November 7, 2019

Richard Nixon had his “silent majority.”  Ronald Reagan had his “moral majority.”  Now Donald Trump has what he calls his “angry majority.” Read more

November 6, 2019

Another study of America’s political polarization sees the divide in terms of a concept often studied by Christian scholars:  worldview. Read more

November 5, 2019

Political conflicts are normal and necessary in democracies.  But when the conflict is no longer about candidates or issues but disagreement about the foundations of democracy itself–refusing to accept the legitimacy of elections that don’t go their way and rejecting the rule of law when it goes against their political agendas–we have what political scientists call “regime cleavage.”  Read more

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