September 24, 2020

Book burning is the iconic manifestation of totalitarianism, thought control, and the suppression of freedom.  And now cancel culture has come to point of burning books. Read more

September 23, 2020

A new book by Rod Dreher sees the emergence of a “soft totalitarianism” and draws on the lessons of Soviet “dissidents” for how to resist it. Read more

September 22, 2020

Historian Tom Holland argues that the major influence on Western civilization was not ancient Greece and Rome but Christianity. Our cultural values–such as mercy, equality, rights, and freedom–cannot be found in the ancient world until the religion built around a crucified Jew overthrew Greco-Roman power. Read more

September 21, 2020

The death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has poured gasoline on an already fiery presidential election.  It creates the possibility that conservatives–including pro-lifers–could have solid control of the Supreme Court for a generation, even if Donald Trump loses the election. Read more

September 18, 2020

The pro-abortion camp is saying that evangelicals used to support abortion. But actually, despite one short-lived Southern Baptist aberration, evangelicals have a long pro-life history, going back through the history of Protestantism, as part of a consistent Christian teaching that can be traced back as early as 70 A.D. Read more

September 17, 2020

A majority of Americans, 52%, agree with the statement, “Jesus was a great teacher, but he was not God.”   That’s not surprising.  But what is surprising is that nearly one-in-three (30%) of evangelical Christians also agree in rejecting the deity of Christ. Read more

September 16, 2020

Simone Weil was a French philosopher and convert to Christianity who wrote profoundly about the value of work. In emphasizing how in our labor we love and serve our neighbor and how God’s love works through what we do, she sounds much like Luther on vocation. Read more

September 15, 2020

In a time when the church freely used coercion and punishment to enforce its teachings, Luther insisted that faith can never be a matter of compulsion.  Read more

September 14, 2020

It seems incredible that someone as belligerent as Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But not only has he worked out accords between the Arabs and Israelis and Serbia and Bosnia, he is the first president in 39 years not to start a war or bring the U.S. into a new international conflict. Read more

September 11, 2020

Which should be the major motivation for our votes, the candidate’s personal qualities or the policies the candidate would carry out? Read more

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