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

November 4, 2019

The word about Lutheranism is getting around. Read more

November 1, 2019

All Saints’ Day celebrates everlasting life. It is bracketed by other holidays, the day before and the day after, that celebrate death. Read more

October 31, 2019

Reforming means fixing what is broken, returning something to its essence. The contemporary church today, like that of 1517, is in sore need of reformation. Read more

October 30, 2019

Disaffected evangelicals sometimes swim the Tiber, going over to Rome.  Others swim the Bosporous, to Constantinople and Eastern Orthodoxy.  But, according to an article at RealClear Religion, they would do better to swim the Mississippi, to the St. Louis-based Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Read more

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