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Pilgrims, Indians, God & Scheming

November 24, 2015

The Thanksgiving story, or mythologized versions of it, once was sacrosanct before targetted by a hyper political correctness anxious to discredit any hint of early American nobility. But this week there was a welcome…


African United Methodist Bishops Speak

November 19, 2015

Recently 14 United Methodist bishops in Africa, collectively representing 5 million United Methodists in Africa’s growing churches, spoke out remarkably on the topics of terrorism and marriage.

Running from an aerial bombardment in Nuba Mts. (Photo credit: Nuba Reports)

Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail’s Appeal to Congress

November 17, 2015

Bishop Andudu of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains urges the co-chairs of the House Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan to weigh in on the distribution of settlement from BNP Paribas’ sanctions violations.


The Bitter Fruit of Identity Politics in Academic Life

November 16, 2015

Universities — especially elite ones — have been particularly prone to promote pop-Marxist identity politics, leading to a balkanization of academic life.


Why U.S. Christian Groups are Prioritizing Muslim Refugees over Christian Ones

November 16, 2015

It’s a scandal that U.S. Christian groups are prioritizing Muslim refugees over Christian ones. Here’s why it’s happening.


A German Chancellor, a Soviet Spy & Paris Terror

November 14, 2015

Reports about the Paris terror strikes were circulating when I entered the theater to watch Bridge of Spies, an account of the captured Soviet spy who was exchanged for downed U.S. spy pilot Gary…


Starbucks & Christmas

November 10, 2015

A previously obscure online eccentric evangelist has criticized Starbucks’ new plain holiday season cups denuded of traditional secular Christmas symbols, like snow flakes, as anti-Christian, igniting lots of media buzz and online chatter.


WATCH: Why Should Christians Care About Government?

November 4, 2015

Providence, IRD’s new foreign policy journal, will help Christians in government, interested in government, or who just vote for government to understand how government can use its power wisely.


Religious Suicide Protest

November 3, 2015

A very sad and disturbing Washington Post story recalls a young Quaker activist who fifty yeas ago set himself afire at the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War.


Saints & Reformation

November 1, 2015

Today is All Saints Day and yesterday was Reformation Day, a time for honoring departed servants of God and, in the latter, specifically recalling among them the Protestant Reformers. Many, likely most, Evangelical churches…


My Remarks to World Congress of Families IX

October 30, 2015

(Here are my October 29, 2015 remarks at the World Congress of Families IX in Salt Lake City.) Many religious institutions in America no longer want to defend marriage, family and life because their…


Labyrinth of Lies

October 27, 2015

This new German film is about the Frankfurt Auschwitz trials of the early 1960s, which helped publicize the horrors of the Holocaust to a Germany still largely ignorant or in denial. The young hero…