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The False Gospel of Gender Diversity

May 12, 2015

In a recent conversation with a friend, we discussed a First Things piece by the Editor, Mr. Reno. He was not opposed to homosexual activity, marriage, or adoption and argued that the position espoused by…

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What to Do about Moralistic Therapeutic Deism?

May 5, 2015

In an earlier article I wrote about “moralistic therapeutic deism,” as described by Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith and Princeton Seminary professor Kenda Dean. The focus was on diagnosing the problem: What is this…

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Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, a Moralistic Therapeutic Deist?

May 4, 2015

There is talk in some church circles about “moralistic therapeutic deism.” We may abbreviate this ungainly phrase as “MTD,” in allusion to the popular cable channel showing music videos. Many teenagers and young adults…

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An Open Letter to Pope Francis on Climate Change

May 1, 2015

The following letter originally appeared on the website of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, the world’s leading evangelical voice on environmental stewardship and development. A full list of signatories, which includes Institute…

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Video of “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism”

April 28, 2015

A 21st century case for Christian Zionism

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Was America A Christian Nation?

April 13, 2015

Historian Dr. Kevin Kruse of Princeton University spoke recently at Union Theological Seminary in New York City on the subject of America as a Christian nation. Dr. Kruse, author of One Nation Under God:…

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Easter Hope for Christianity’s Future

April 8, 2015

Is Obama more Christian than David Cameron? Their respective Easter pronouncements might indicate so. The President gave “thanks for the extraordinary sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation” and professed to “rejoice in the…

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Liberal Religion and Easter Victory

April 8, 2015

John D. Rockefeller Jr., heir to the world’s largest fortune, was a pious, earnest man, a teetotaling Baptist who believed in modernity. He thought Christianity, to remain relevant, would have to be modernized. His…

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How Many Millennials are Evangelical in Name Only?

March 25, 2015

Too many influential Evangelicals are willing to compromise anything that current culture dictates. This is cause for concern since the future of the family, missions, cultural health and success will be shaped by the…

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The NeverEnding Conversation

March 18, 2015

Discussion at last evening’s Moving Faith Communities to Fruitful Conversations about Race panel at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. wavered between practical solutions to certain effects of racism to vague calls for guilt, discomfort, and…

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Churches and Libraries: Foundation for the Future

March 17, 2015

Notre Dame University professor Dr. Patrick Deneen recently spoke at the Catholic Information Center on the subject of the architecture of university libraries. His lecture was entitled “From Sacred Space to the Bunker and…

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AIPAC Shows Israel between Christian Love and Muslim Hate

March 11, 2015

The contrast between Christian friendship and Muslim enmity towards the Jewish state was stark throughout various panels at the recent 2015 American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington, DC. Minnesota state senator and…