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August 7, 2014
Essentially, our problem is that we must obey a transcendent God in a society which is being structured to be self-sufficient without God.
July 26, 2014
“Effectively, this writes a blank check to the Obama Administration (or future administrations) to force employers to pay for insurance coverage of any drugs, devices, and services…”
July 8, 2014
The new California budget has some rather bizarre inclusions, perhaps most notably the 40 percent increase for abortion funding.
June 26, 2014
Moments ago, IRD staff joined the victory cheers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as we listened to the McCullen v. Coakley ruling. This decision is not only a huge victory for the pro-life movement, but hopefully a forecast of the decisions to come regarding Hobby Lobby and religious freedom.
June 22, 2014
Debates over same sex marriage are threatening to fracture the denomination.
May 12, 2014
Christians must defend both their unconditional obedience to God and a correct understanding of freedom … for all traditional Christians, freedom is understood not as personal autonomy, but as freedom to make the right choice … Obedience to God in both words and action is, most importantly, the only way to fulfill our duty to God, but also the most effective way of eventually restoring religious freedom.
April 28, 2014
While the United Methodist Church may “talk about social justice more than we talk about God,” it nevertheless ignoring a very major social-justice issue.
April 5, 2014
If it is proper for the state to define the good life, then many mandates about how people should behave are entirely proper. But defining the good life is considered by most religions to be their proper function. Religious freedom rests in large measure on the intuition that people should not be required to take action they believe is wrong. And that mandates a modest role for government, as it has traditionally had in Anglo-Saxon liberalism.
March 24, 2014
Of all freedoms in the civil order, none can be more important than religious freedom, since it protects our right to live in accordance with what we apprehend to be ultimately right and wrong. This cannot be set aside for values the state imposes.