What the Pilgrims really sought

As American families sit down to their traditional Thanksgiving feasts, they will naturally recall the familiar story of the Pilgrims and, in the process, distort the true character of the nation’s religious heritage. Most children learn that the Mayflower settlers came to the New World to escape persecution and to establish religious freedom. But the... Continue Reading

To prevail, civility must become exciting

Growing concern about incivility is one of America’s more appealing trends. Increasingly, individuals and institutions are seeking ways to burnish the Golden Rule. The concern isn’t new — professor P.M. Forni started the Johns Hopkins Civility Project 12 years ago and published a book in 2002: Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct. Civility... Continue Reading

Luther And Christian Schooling

Martin Luther had a lot to say about education. Like many of his fellow reformers, he knew how important biblical literacy was for the people of God. In one of his sermons, he exhorted his parishioners with the following: “For we certainly want to provide not only for our children’s bellies but for their souls... Continue Reading

The Manhattan Declaration: A Hierarchy of Issues for Christians?

A coalition of 152 Evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders have issued a 4,700 word statement addressing the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty. The Manhattan Decalration: A Call to Christian Conscience is more than a list of convictions. The document is a pledge to engage in civil disobedience in defense of the outlined... Continue Reading

Muslims overwhelmingly are loyal to America

I served in the U.S. Army for five years, three of which were spent at Fort Hood, Texas. I deployed overseas on two occasions, held a top-secret security clearance, and was honorably discharged with numerous citations and awards. I am also a practicing Muslim, and observed my faith while serving in the military. I can... Continue Reading

Why I Voted Against The House Health Care Plan

When the current Health Care Reform Bill came to a vote in the House of Representatives, 39 Democrats voted against the bill. The following is a statement issued by one of those 39 members, giving his reasons. Congressman Boucher is not known as a ‘Blue Dog’ and votes with the Democrat caucus most of the... Continue Reading

Now Is the Hour to Stand Up for Religious Freedom

Allow me to make a very direct statement. I believe it is time for the Church in this country to stand up for religious freedom. Especially over the course of the last few years, we have seen repeated efforts—in the courts, in state legislatures, in Congress, and on Pennsylvania Avenue—to erode what has been called... Continue Reading

How Iran’s Revolution Was Hijacked

It has been three decades since Iranian college students overran and occupied the American Embassy in Tehran, and we are still dealing with that country’s revolution. Americans at the time were understandably preoccupied with the fate of 66 countrymen who were held captive, accused of being spies, and threatened with prosecution and punishment—which in the... Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Community Organizers

In 1970 America, two infamous organizations were gearing up for big things. Wade Rathke founded ACORN in Arkansas and soon after moved its headquarters to New Orleans. Jim Jones was building the Peoples Temple and set up operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rathke and Jones were gifted community organizers utilizing Democrat politicians, a... Continue Reading

Reconsidering Calvin and Calvinism

The following editorial is first in a series of five about John Calvin. Please check back for follow-up articles. It is much easier to mock and ridicule John Calvin than it is to read him and seriously consider his insights in the light of Scripture. That is why today there is no shortage of disinformation... Continue Reading


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