Thanking the Pilgrims Year Round

by (@markdtooley) November 29, 2013

It’s estimated that 35 million people may descend from the Pilgrims, although there were only 102 Mayflower passengers, about half of whom died the first horrible Winter in the new world. Reportedly only 29 are known to have descendants. So over 10 percent of the United States population traces to those hearty 29 survivors. There […]

Gimme That Ole Time Liberation Theology

by (@bjgingerich) April 16, 2013

By Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last week’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days featured a fine flashback to the heydays of the Religious Left: Liberation Theology, which reinterprets Marxism through a Christian prism. With the fall of the Soviet bloc, liberationists lost much of their popularity. Nevertheless, adherents persist today, though they address a shrunken audience. As the EAD […]

Reduced Religious Vitality, Our Nation, and the 2012 Election

by (@bjgingerich) November 13, 2012

by Robert Benne We are indeed a changed country. We are in decline economically, socially, and culturally.  And the crucial factor—religion—that undergirds all those sectors is losing its punch. The victory of Barack Obama is a sure sign of these changes. Let’s start with the economic dimension.  We have incurred trillions of dollars of debt […]

MLK’s Mentor’s Political Agenda: Discredit Capitalism

by (@TheIRD) July 18, 2012

by Christian M. Stempert rev. Lawson (left) and Dr. king (right) (Photo Credit: beliefnet.com) In October of last year, Boston University’s School of Theology hosted a panel interview with Rev. James Lawson, a United Methodist Minister and one of Martin Luther King’s closest advisers in the Civil Rights movement. Lawson was reportedly one of King’s […]

Britain’s Chief Rabbi Defends Christians

by (@markdtooley) January 17, 2012

The following article and image, reposted with permission, appeared on the Front Page Magazine website. In a speech to the British House of Lords, Sacks denounced increasing persecution of Christians by radical Islam. (Photo credit: Jewish Journal) British Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks visited with Pope Benedict XVI​ last month in Rome and defended Europe’s […]

Claiborne on Capitalism

by (@TheIRD) November 22, 2010

The debate between the evangelical left and right goes on: Does our market-based society undercut Christ’s calling to minister to the downtrodden?  Or does it represent an effective means for elevating millions out of poverty?  A common ground – of sorts – was struck between these extremes at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank […]

Capitalism: Cosmic Threat to Planet

by (@markdtooley) September 17, 2009

The following article originally appeared on the FrontPage Magazine website, and is reproduced with permission. A convocation representing the ostensible “high profile” leading lights of global Calvinism, with a constituency of 75 million church goers, has decreed that capitalism is today’s leading threat to justice and the earth. “We are faced with a crisis that is […]

Remedial Economics: Money, Greed, and God

by (@TheIRD) May 14, 2009

James Tonkowich May 14, 2009 “The history of capitalism is a history of slavery, child labor, war, and environmental pollution.” So said an anonymous critic quoted by Dr. Jay Richards in his new book Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem. In the light of current events, the “failure of […]

Caribbean Calvinists for Socialism

by (@markdtooley) April 30, 2009

The following article originally appeared on the Front Page Magazine website, and is reproduced with permission.   Calvinists, who embodied the “Protestant work ethic,” helped usher in capitalism and the industrial revolution with their zeal for industry, thrift, delayed gratification, and protection of private property against social covetousness. But their spiritual descendants in the Caribbean, with North […]

Jesus Loves Global Taxation?

by (@markdtooley) March 3, 2009

The following article originally appeared on the FrontPage Magazine website, and is reproduced with permission.   Activists at the World Social Forum (WSF), having gathered 130,000 anti-globalization activists to Belem, Brazil across 6 days early in February, enthusiastically decided that global taxation is the solution to the economic meltdown. Meeting annually since 2001, the WSF […]