This Dogma Won’t Hunt: Feinstein, Durbin, Sanders, and the New Religious Test for Office

Senators need to be reminded that the Constitution says there shall be no religious test for public office

“Feinstein claimed that many on her side are uncomfortable with dogma shaping a person’s view of the law and, presumably, the person’s worldview. This, we should note, would probably mean about 25% of the population in the United States, who are among the more religious and shape their lives around that faith.”   Christians will... Continue Reading

The Dangers of the Great American Unchurching

A post-religious America will be very different from the country we've known up until quite recently

“This hostility has provoked a shift in the goals and outlook of traditionalist Christians. Where once they thought of themselves as a ‘moral majority’ that might retake political and cultural institutions and transform them in their image, now they merely want to ensure that the government’s power to persecute them is restrained.”   Americans are... Continue Reading

Inside the Growing World of Christian Yoga

Many Christians feel yoga's Hindu roots make it incompatible with their Christian faith. Some have set out to create their own alternative.

Yoga is a complicated subject in the Christian community. Some have called it demonic and see its Hindu roots as incompatible with their faith, even going so far as to take legal action against school districts with yoga programs. Other Christians see yoga, especially the western version, as spiritually benign, a harmless exercise to improve flexibility and... Continue Reading

Archaeologists Uncover Stone Workshop In Galilee

The 2,000-year-old workshop shows the effects of Jewish purity laws.

  The ancient Jewish law of ritual purity required objects that touched anything considered impure to be destroyed. “Stone, on the other hand, was thought to be material which never became ritually impure, and as a result ancient Jews began to produce some of their everyday tableware from stone,” Adler said.   (WNS)–Archaeologists have unearthed... Continue Reading

From Hippo to Nashville

The quest for authenticity, cast as psychological well-being, is inwardly directed in the modern human.

There is major difference between Augustine’s journey inwards and the journey that has characterized Western thinking since Rousseau. For Augustine, the journey inwards is ultimately the journey outwards. When Augustine probes to the depths of his soul, he finds memory and the existence of memory—the fact that he is able to know at all. This fact carries... Continue Reading

The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Antifa

Antifa is a radical and often violent protest movement organized around “anti-fascism.”

Fascism is a difficult ideology to define because it has historically contained elements from both extreme ends of the left-right political spectrum. For the purposes of “anti-fascism” the best definition of “fascism” is “a set of ideologies and practices that seeks to place the nation, defined in exclusive biological, cultural, and/or historical terms, above all other sources... Continue Reading

Louis Farrakhan’s Jesus Is Not Our Jesus

Experts say don’t be misled by Nation of Islam’s Christian references—on Facebook or elsewhere.

“When [Farrakhan] says, ‘I know I’m going to have to pay a price for what I’ve been teaching all these years,’ this is not a denouncing of the teaching. This is an affirmation that he believes what he has been teaching is right,” Richardson said. “The price is death, imprisonment, or some sort of persecution... Continue Reading

The Weightier Things of the Law: A Case Against Conscience-Binding in the Schooling Debate

The grounding of one’s identity in subjective dispositions and a corresponding public expression (which “the other” is obliged to affirm) is all the the stuff of yesterday.

Whether or not one sends their children to public school, the children belong to their parents and their parents have the primary responsibility for their education and formation. Neither state, “Christian Academy,” or homeschool “co-op” is a surrogate parent. Each are an extension of parental agency – whether they think so or not. This is... Continue Reading

America is Already Great

The lesson? To notice difference is bad.  To have no awareness of historical change is good.

“Our young liege checked his iPhone to pick his classes. A student protest to eliminate dead poets from the curriculum means he won’t have to study Shakespeare, and since history was found to be an offensive word (“His” and “story,” so sexist!) he doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. The fact is, his curriculum... Continue Reading

A Look At International Religious Freedom

The U.S. State Department just released the annual report detailing the state of international religious freedom in 2016.

Now that the State Department’s report is out, it has 90 days to designate nations as “countries of particular concern”—which could alter diplomatic relations and induce sanctions from Congress. For the first time, USCIRF recommended Russia as a country of particular concern for its treatment of Russian citizens and the abuse of its neighbors, Ukraine... Continue Reading

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